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Most expensive month to stay with an average 112% rise in price.
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When to book a hostel in Manchester

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Top tips for finding Manchester hostel deals

  • YHA Manchester is an excellent choice that can accommodate groups of up to 16 people, as well as couples and guests traveling alone. A short walk from downtown, this hostel in Manchester is located close to the Museum of Science and Industry, the Deansgate Railways Station, and MEN Arena about a mile away; there is also a free shuttle bus within a short walk of the hostel. YHA Manchester boasts a cinema room, café bar, free parking and Wi-Fi, 24h front desk service, onsite laundry facilities, and a fully equipped kitchen for diverse use. The hostel has more than 150 beds available in multiple configurations.
  • Another good hostel in Manchester is Hatters at Hilton Chambers (Hilton Chambers-Hostel) located on Hilton Street and a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Free Wi-Fi and rooms with in-suite bathrooms, parking, laundry facilities, and a nightclub are some of the amenities they offer. Places of interest in the immediate vicinity include Manchester Cathedral, Manchester Art Gallery, and the Royal Exchange Theatre.
  • Hatters has another location on Newton Street (Hatters Hostel Manchester), in case Hilton Chambers is fully booked. This renovated Victorian-style building inside the city’s Northern Quarter provides complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, daily walking tours, a game room, and 24h front desk service. West Corner is a new deli/restaurant onsite that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offers discounts on all food and drinks to guests staying at the hostel. Popular activities include Friday and Saturday night pub crawls.
  • For those traveling on a tight budget, check out Rusholme Rooms on Wilmslow Road, which offers its guests free Wi-Fi, parking, onsite laundry facilities, a communal kitchen, an ATM, and bicycle rental services, among other nice amenities. There is a bus stop just outside this hostel in Manchester to provide transportation, and there are two nearby parks (Platt Fields Park and Birchfields Park), as well as Victoria Baths. Plus, the University of Manchester campus is just over a mile away.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Manchester, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Manchester in January and April.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Manchester if you stay on a Sunday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Friday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 39 days before your stay to get the best price for a Manchester hostel.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Manchester for 14 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Manchester

  • What are the best hostels near Manchester City Centre?

    Manchester City Centre is a popular area in Manchester and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Rahman Hostel or Hatters Manchester Hostel for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Manchester City Centre.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Manchester?

    Hostel prices in Manchester can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Manchester is R104 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as R27 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Manchester?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Manchester is R104 compared to R177 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Manchester?

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