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Where to Stay on a Budget in Birmingham, England

Where to Stay on a Budget in Birmingham, England

Picture of Richard Franks
Freelance Travel & Music Writer
Updated: 29 November 2017

Birmingham is a wonderful place to visit, but for those times when you’re on a strict budget it can be hard to know where to start! Read on to discover some of the best value-for-money hostels and hotels to rest your head after a heavy day exploring!

Hatters Hostel, Jewellery Quarter

For those looking to visit Birmingham on a particularly limited budget, Hatters Hostel should be right up your street. Located in the city’s bustling Jewellery Quarter, not only are a number of bars, restaurants and local amenities right on your doorstep, you’re also just a short walk or tram ride away from the city centre. It’s not all shared dorms either, there are various options available including private rooms and smaller shared rooms for slightly extra.

Birmingham Central Backpackers

Located smack bang in the centre of Birmingham is the Birmingham Central Backpackers (the clue’s in the name)! This budget hostel is perfect for a night or two while you’re passing in the city, and even more perfect for somewhere to stay after you stumble out of one of Digbeth’s famous raves, which happen most weekends. Rooms are dirt cheap and come with Wi-Fi and breakfast included.

Bloc Hotel, Jewellery Quarter

For that upmarket hotel feeling without the serious deduction from your bank balance, Bloc are here to save the day. Another budget hotel in the Jewellery Quarter, Bloc is just a stone’s throw away from the leafy St. Paul’s Square and its cathedral, which is the centrepiece of Jewellery Quarter living. Rooms start from less than £40, so you better get booking!

Ibis Budget, Birmingham

Perfect for city centre exploring, Birmingham’s branch of Ibis Budget is ideal for shopping and concert breaks. Just a stone’s throw from the O2 Academy and a short stroll towards city centre attractions, restaurants, bars and clubs, this budget chain of hotel is not going to break the bank and is pretty comfortable too. The rooms may be basic, but who needs frills when you’ve got an entire city to explore!

The Old Crown, Digbeth

Little do people know that this incredibly historic pub on Digbeth High Street also has rooms for the night! Welcome to The Old Crown, Birmingham’s oldest inn. Dating back as far as approximately 1368, you’ll be able to find rooms here from around £30 a night and either stumble upstairs after a night in the bar, or head down for breakfast in the morning. You’ll love this 14th-century mainstay in Birmingham’s proud history.

Britannia Hotel, New Street

Nestled away down a side-street between two shops is the towering Britannia Hotel, on New Street in the city centre. Something described as nestled between two things might not sound very towering, but this hotel houses 241 guest rooms and sits above a couple of the city’s largest retailers, just a hop, skip and a jump from the Bullring and New Street train station. Possibly Birmingham’s cheapest and most centrally located hotel, this is ideal for shopping breaks.