The Best Budget-Friendly Hotels to Book in Liverpool

Budget stays in Liverpool can be found close to sights like the Royal Liver Building and Albert Dock
Budget stays in Liverpool can be found close to sights like the Royal Liver Building and Albert Dock | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo
Suzanne King

Headed to Liverpool on a budget? You may be strapped for cash, but that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to bunking up in a stranger-filled dorm, staying somewhere soulless or being far from attractions like the Albert Dock, Tate Liverpool and the Museum of Liverpool. We’ve found pocket-friendly places to do this UK port city in style – one is even good enough for Liverpool FC manager Jürgen Klopp. Read on for the best cheap hotels in Liverpool – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Hope Street Hotel, for celeb-spotting

Boutique Hotel

Stylish corner room with wraparound windows, pale wood floors, leather seating, desk and balcony at Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool
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This Georgian Quarter boutique hotel has welcomed plenty of celebs over the years – Condoleezza Rice, Lady Gaga and Jürgen Klopp, to name but a very random few – but it’s also eminently affordable for the rest of us mere mortals. Even the standard king rooms have the same high design as the rooftop suite (minus the two-person spa tub), and include luxurious little perks like Nespresso coffee machines, robes, slippers and bathrooms with sweet-smelling REN toiletries that you’re encouraged to take home.

2. Lock and Key, for boutique design

Budget Hotel

Stylish room at Lock and Key, Liverpool, with blue velvet headboard and scallop-shaped armchairs and patterned statement wall
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You’ll have to be quick to bag a reservation at this budget hotel in Liverpool, which takes over a Georgian townhouse in the Ropewalks District. The 14 bedrooms all punch well above their price bracket with decadent designs that blend period style and contemporary comforts: think bespoke velvet headboards, scallop-shaped cocktail chairs, gleaming brass accents and dark painted woodwork. The restaurant/bar is a bit of a find, too, serving up all-day food and drink at very reasonable rates.

3. The Resident Liverpool, for self-catering savings

Suite Hotel

The large red-brick exterior of Resident Liverpool, a former warehouse
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Rates may be low at this 19th-century cork warehouse-turned-aparthotel, but standards are high. Staff consistently get rave reviews for their helpful service, and bedrooms are well-maintained, spotlessly clean and have mini kitchens, just in case you want to stretch the budget further with a spot of self-catering. This cheap Liverpool hotel also earns a big tick in the location box: in the heart of the Ropewalks District, it is surrounded by bars and restaurants, some of which offer discounts for Resident guests.

4. Pullman Liverpool, for affordable luxury

Budget Hotel

Bedroom with industrial-chic light fixture, historic photo wall mural, window bench seating and ferris wheel view at Pullman Liverpool
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Despite its prime waterfront position in South Docks – close to the Liverpool Arena, the Albert Dock and the Baltic Triangle, this four-star hotel offers surprisingly cheap accommodation in Liverpool. And very smart it is, too – expect such luxuries as Nespresso machines, Bose docking stations and C.O. Bigelow toiletries. Design-nods to the area’s maritime heritage include giant images of the old docks and light fittings made from ship’s lanterns on pulleys.

5. Hard Days Night Hotel, for Beatles fans


King room at Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool, with a Beatles image and quote on wall and floor-to-ceiling windows with city views
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Staying at this Beatles-themed hotel won’t dent your wallet, but you’ll still find high-quality fixtures and fittings in the rooms, including comfortable Hypnos beds, monsoon showers and interactive flatscreen TVs. If you’re a firm Fab Four fan, you’ll be thrilled to find you also get specially commissioned Beatles artworks on the walls and a handy location just round the corner from Mathew Street and the iconic Cavern Club. Budget hotels in Liverpool don’t get much better than this!

6. Aloft Liverpool Hotel, for money-savvy millennials


A white and grey room at Aloft Liverpool Hotel by Marriott, Liverpool, with two single beds and over-bed lighting
Courtesy of Aloft Liverpool Hotel by Marriott / Expedia

Looking for hotel deals in Liverpool? You can get some great weekday rates at this city-centre property, one of just four UK outposts of Marriott’s Aloft brand, which aims to attract millennial travellers with its streamlined technology and “stylish but affordable” approach. The urban-inspired design features high ceilings, big windows, platform beds and bright-orange beanbags. There’s also an in-house gym, restaurant, bar and snack shop.

7. Hotel Indigo Liverpool City Centre, for a splash of colour

Budget Hotel

A colourful room at Hotel Indigo Liverpool City Centre with fuchsia headboard, chair, cushions and blankets, wood floors and wall art
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Affordable luxury is the Indigo mantra, so rooms here don’t cost a fortune but come with the kind of perks you’d expect from a far pricier property, including rainfall showers, Aveda toiletries and free minibars. The interior designers went big and bold in their use of colour at this Liverpool budget hotel: each room rocks a different rainbow shade that’s carried through from murals featuring oversized images of cotton spools to vibrant cushions, rugs and coordinated tiling in the bathrooms.

8. The Liner Hotel, for theatre lovers


Vintage suitcases stacked in carpeted reception area at the Liner Hotel, Liverpool
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Clean, comfortable and convenient, this cheap hotel in Liverpool is located in the heart of the bustling city. The hotel’s restaurant, Seven Seas Brasserie, offers delicious comfort food in a relaxed environment – try the classic Aberdeen Angus burger with bacon and cheese. With the Empire Theatre only two minutes’ walk away, this is the perfect place for pre-show dining and post-show drinks.

9. Heywood House Hotel, for excursions along the river

Boutique Hotel

Bedroom with striped orange and red curtains, red and black carpet and rust-hued velvet chair at Heywood House Hotel, Liverpool
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Located a short stroll from the River Mersey and Albert Dock, where you’ll find the Beatles Pier Head statue and Titanic Memorial alongside the Museum of Liverpool and buzzing bars, this Liverpool budget hotel is the perfect base for exploring. Converted from one of the city’s first banks, this 300-year-old property tastefully combines modern amenities with antique touches for a truly unique stay.

10. The Liverpool Inn Hotel, for a warm welcome


Bedroom area with two beds, dark wood bedside tables and wardrobe and dark blue carpet at the Liverpool Inn Hotel
Courtesy of the Liverpool Inn Hotel / Expedia

This Irish family-owned property offers a friendly welcome and one of the best hotel deals in Liverpool. Just a five-minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street station, this stay is close to myriad attractions, including Liverpool ONE mall, art-house cinema FACT and Grand Central Hall. If you prefer to leave the itinerary planning to someone else, book one of the hotel’s packages, which range from pampering to paintballing.

Looking for more accommodation in Liverpool? Check into one of the best boutique hotels in the city, or opt for one of the best bed and breakfasts, bookable on Culture Trip. You can also read our guide on where to stay in Liverpool for a local experience, or to discover more of what Liverpool has to offer, check out our guide on how to spend a weekend in Liverpool.

Francesca Paul contributed additional reporting to this article.

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