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“One of the worst hostels I have ever been in” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Birmingham Central Backpackers

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Birmingham Central Backpackers
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“One of the worst hostels I have ever been in”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Unfriendly and unpolite staff, dirty rooms and very unconfortable bunkbeds.
we were a group of friends used to stay in backpacking hostels and share rooms so we are usually not picky with details but this was really a bad experience. The room stank it was full of emty cans and bottles diring the whole stay, the staff was really unfriendly and the facilities were dirty (bathrooms, etc).

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank sara p
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sebes, Romania
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

The people working there were kind and helpful apart from everything else which was from poor to terrible.
The male receptionist even carried my friends' luggage upstairs without being asked to do so.
And the location is 2, 3 minutes away from the coach station.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Despite the location and area, its the best hostel in Birmingham. There are not many hostels in Birmingham so this is the best i've come across and stayed at. Although its quite a walk to city centre its worth the money, if you staying for an overnight or a few nights. Located opposite Birmingham coach station and right next to the Custard Factory. A 5-10min walk to the Bullring and Rag Market. 20min walk to New Street Station. Rooms are quite warm, although not the best of cleanliness and may need refurbishing. Common room area is very cosy and comfy. Breakfast is free: tea, coffee, toast with a range of spreads and fruits. Staff may not be very bubbly or welcoming but are okay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Jessica3192
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Just for staying overnight, and found the location here quite good.
Only 5 mins walk from the coach station.
It's central and very quite as well.
The bed was soft and comfortable, had a very good rest.
And I like the design of its walls-- colourful and warm.

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Anita Z
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Valenii de Munte, Romania
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

I have stayed here several times and I must say it is the best hostel in Birmingham.It is located close to Birmingham Coach Station and Birmingham City Center.Rooms and bathrooms are very clean,beds are extremely comfortable,you can relax yourself in the lounge watching DVD's,surfing the net free of charge on the computers,reading books or chatting with your friends.And by the way,sheets are always clean so people like Hannahjwright should go and empty their rubbish somewhere else! The staff is very friendly,well-trained and has the most beautiful ladies.Breakfast offers you a wide range of jams,toast,apples,oranges,banana, juice and of course plenty of hot tea and coffee all the time.Feel free to choose Central Backpackers whenever you come to Birmingham! Andy from Romania

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Andy G
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

We traveled to Birmingham for the Hanson show at the HMV institute (www.hanson.net).
The location was ideal, but proper parking/lighting would be welcomed for our next visit. More private rooms would be ideal too; we would of gladly paid extra

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank HansonUK
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

Location is good. Cleanliness, decor, security and parking rubbish!!! Don't expect clean sheets. Beds are not allocated so people sleep where they please. Parking as advertised??? Don't bet on getting a space in the overcrowded garage. Overall worse place iv ever stayed.

  • Stayed December 2013
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1 Thank Hannahjwright
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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):
Backpackers hostel located in the centre of Birmingham. ... more   less 
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