As one of Britain’s pop culture focal points, Liverpool draws travellers in from around the world. If it’s not the Beatles, then the football and the live music today are major enticements. The Tate art gallery offers a different shade of culture to the palate, while the stately Albert Docks, Liver Building and modern shopping centre each tell their own tales about the city’s past and present.
Liverpool has some fantastic options for places to lay your head; finding the best for your money is the tricky part. That is why we have put together this list of the best five Liverpudlian hostels. Price, location and facilities in the hostels are all taken on board, as well as the atmosphere and previous guest reactions to their own stays.
Dorms from £35/ night
The spring green sheets of YHA bunk beds are often a welcome sight as they suggest a decent level of comfort and standards of cleanliness. The Liverpool branch certainly does not disappoint, and is one of Liverpool’s best-reviewed places to stay. The location is excellent, minutes from Albert Dock. There are plenty of great facilities, including a bar, TV lounge, library and games room. When it comes to feeding time, there is a restaurant area serving breakfast and dinner, which are available for an additional fee. Alternatively there’s a good-sized communal kitchen.
Dorms from £15/ night. Privates from £45/ night
The décor feels fresh and the facilities are well-maintained at Euro Hostel. This large hostel has loads of great amenities for guests, which is often the perk of larger, more modern hostels. There is a restaurant, bar with the occasional nightclub night, laundry facilities and even business facilities available on site. Lockers and free wifi keep guests secure and connected at the same time and there are vending machines in the communal areas to keep you satiated.
Dorms from £17/ night. Privates from £38/ night
Located in the midst of Liverpool John Moore’s University, the International Inn is not far from the Ropewalks district which separates it from the city centre. It is a good choice for anybody who wants to stay within 10 minutes of Liverpool Lime Street train station. The hostel has some nice facilities, including a games room with a pool table. Rooms hold between four and ten beds, most of which have their own attached bathroom.
Dorms from £12/ night. Privates from £49/ night
Hatters has a good central location and cool communal facilities, such as a library, ping-pong table, darts and barbeque. Besides having its own bar, the price also includes a continental breakfast, making it a bit of a bargain. The trade-off is larger dorms, with the largest holding up to 14 people, although dorms for four people are also available for a marginally higher price. There is a good range of private rooms also and good facilities for disabled guests.
Dorms from £15/ night
Staying at the King Harry offers a great chance to see another side of Liverpool. It might not necessarily be an Everton fan’s cup of tea though; Anfield Stadium is just a few hundred metres down the road. This is an especially good choice for anybody planning to go to watch the footy. Facilities are basic and the larger dorms are a little worn, but the four bed dorms are cosy. Facilities include your very own pub, and a communal TV with satellite channels.