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Review of Birmingham Central Backpackers

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Birmingham Central Backpackers
Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
“friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

I stayed in Central Backpackers for three long weeks with my classmates because of an internship. This hostel is being chosen by our school for a long period of time so I wasnt afraid. We all stayed in one room .It was usually steamed in a minute even though the window was open and because we had big luggages the room became really tiny. 5 from 6 beds were really old and first days it was nearly impossible to fall asleep. But you get used to it.
On the other hand - the staff was excellent, very friendly and always ready to help. The common room was just awesome, cosy decorated and dont forget every Monday is pizza night and everyone gets few slices of pizza. I was looking forward to try every xbox and playstation game but i was told, that weeks ago somebody had stolen all of the games, which is really sad. The common room closes at 12 oclock at night so groups of people may continue to "party" in front of your windows. The hostel is few minutes of walk from Bullring.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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cooma
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

The location was near to the main shopping area and central square. a bit shabby but decent for the cheap price.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

good parts:
We got upgraded to a private room
it was clean, showers we hot and there was enough for everyone.
Free wifi
Good hostel atmosphere

Bad parts:
Its in an industrial estate and there were also strange people around on the streets made us feel unsafe outside
There was someone where playing load music near by, its made our windows vibrate, this was playing until about 4am.
For help at the recpetion desk we often had to wait several minutes to get someone's attention

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linnetey
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Bury St Edmunds
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

My wife and I booked in for a weekend in Birmingham to see a performance of Cirque du Soleil at the NIA arena. Having read the reviews we had an idea what to expect, but in the event the hostel exceeded our expectations considerably. Our mattress was OK, the room was fine, the staff were friendly and helpful.(I was even forgiven when I spilled a whole cuppa over the tablecloth.) Breakfast was free, tea or coffee was available 24/7 (and each room had a kettle). The only downside was somewhat unreliable plumbing. As over 60s we were pleased to find a wide cross-section of ages, nationalities and types staying there, and all getting on fine. Basic maybe, but a lot more enjoyable than some pricey hotels we've stayed at. Location ideal for people travelling by National Express, just 5 minutes from Birmingham Coach Station. Highly recommended for anyone on a budget.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carl G
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Brno, Czech Republic
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Tis is a good hostel - you shouldn't expect four star hotel, but when you don't mind sharing a room with few other people and sharing a bathroom with even more, you can get a fine, tidy accommodation at a very reasonable price. Even the self/served breakfast was good. There are also some free time facilities - Wii, DVDs and VHSs, board games, free Wi-Fi... I appreciated warm and tidy bathrooms and toilets.
The only flaw was the breakfast time. If you want to start your trip early in the morning, I recommend you to buy the breakfast on the way or in advance as the kitchen opens at 8:00am.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Petr J
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Hong Kong, China
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109 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

I stayed here was I was travelling on a budget as a student. The room was very cheap and you get what you pay for. The mattress was a bit uncomfortable but for the price I cannot complain. The staff are great and offered me advice on what to visit in the city, where to eat etc. I'd definitely stay again because of this.

Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Santo André, São Paulo
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

Run by a couple of Hungarian guys, the strong points of this place are the staff and their lobby. This is a very good place for making friends, as their lobby is pretty full of people all around the world all the time. They have got a huge quantity of films and games for Xbox 360 and PS3, and you can watch and play in a very big screen. Staff really helped me when I needed. Besides, prices were ok and they have really big and free lockers, something that other hostels just don’t have all the time.
One weak point is location. It is not that far from stations and from main shopping area, but streets around are too dark in the night and there are lots of abandoned places. It just does not seem the safest place in the world. Another bad point was my mattress. It was really hard and I could feel all the wire structure below me during the night.
The overall experience was fine and I would consider staying there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NastjaKranjc
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Additional Information about Birmingham Central Backpackers

Property: Birmingham Central Backpackers
Address: 58 Coventry Street | Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5NH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 38 Speciality Lodging in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Birmingham Central Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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