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Birmingham Central Backpackers

Birmingham Central Backpackers is Birmingham’s FIRST, BEST and ONLY Independent Hostel! Run by travellers for travellers, we are oozing with quirky colourful character and an amazingly friendly staff. All of our facilities are self service and self catering. Many of our guests keep coming back time and time again, it’s time you come and find out why!


Communal Kitchen

Open during common room hours (7am - 12 midnight) our kitchen has a stove, oven, microwave and fridges where guests are welcome to prepare and store their own food on condition that they wash, pack up and clean up after themselves.

Shared bathrooms

Our bathroom blocks with showers and toilets are scattered around the premises for any registered guest to make use of.

Common Room

Our main social room which contains reception, a licensed bar and free tea and coffee all day. On request we show movies on the big screen in the evenings.


There are free WiFi hotspots available all over our premises.


Free breakfast is available from 7am – 11am. There is white and brown bread to make toast with a large selection of jams and spreads. Our fruits are apples, oranges and bananas.

Tower Hire

We ask for a £5.00 cash deposit and on return of the towel the guest will receive £4.00 back as there is a £1.00 hire fee.


We ask for a £5.00 cash deposit and on return of the key the guest will receive the full £5.00 back.

Luggage Room

Guests are able to drop off their bags for safe keeping before check in or after check out free of charge.

Check in and check out times

Check in is any time from 2pm until 12 midnight. Latest check out is 11am.


There is free parking located on Coventry street right outside our Backpackers. If there are no free spaces available, there are 2x pay and display car parks a few meters up the road from us (Oxford Street and Meridian Street).

Laundry and Iron

We offer a laundry service for £3.50 per load. We wash and tumble dry your clothes and promise a 24 hour turnover. You can also ask reception and we can set up the iron and ironing board for use.


Just ask reception when you need it and then return after you are done.

Latest Reviews

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      This backpackers hostel is in the outskirts the immediate City Centre a short walk from the Bull Ring and Central shopping

    Access - close to local bus routes and only about 100 meters from the coach station it is in a back street with various industrial premises and a large railway viaduct alongside. I could see that some people might not feel comfortable in the dark although I found it fine. Level access from the street.

    The hostel - there is a large comfortable living area with free tea and coffee as well as WiFi, as well as a well equipped kitchen The reception staff on duty was really great and very friendly. My bed was in a different building which requires a door code. The room was a long thin one with triple decker bunks built in a big improvement to the normal bunks. Each bed had a full length privacy curtain which I thought was great. The bed was comfortable and although it had its own socket there was no light, a minor problem with most people having phones. The showers were clean and worked well. The price (£10) included a breakfast but I had to be up early so can’t comment on it.

    I liked it a lot and will return


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