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Good ideas for a budget hotel/hostel?

by chris.hh

does anybody know a good place to stay in Manchester for one or two nights? I am looking for a good budget solution - either hotel or a hostel would be fine, too. I will do research on But maybe someone has a good hint.

I have never been in Manchester and do not know much about it yet. So I am also interested in some nice ideas what I should not miss within one day, where is a nice place to spend the evening etc. Maybe there are some typical things I have to get a taste of?

Thank you,
best, Chris.

Re: Good ideas for a budget hotel/hostel?

by chipper99

Hi. There is a YHA hostel in the Castlefield district just a few minutes walk from the city centre. Its in a really nice area and close to Deansgate Rail Station.
Also there is the Stay Inn / Comfort Inn on Blackfriars Road, Salford. Again only a few minutes from the City Centre and close to Victoria Station. But it is close to a fairly rough and depressed area.
Right in the city centre is the Gardens hotel and rooms start quite cheaply. There are others too but maybe a bit further out of Manchester, such as Travel Lodge etc. Try their website. They have one at Old Trafford, which is a 20 minute walk from the centre or a 10 minute tram journey.

Travel Tips for Manchester

Roman Fort?

by sandysmith

Just near Castlefield area, by the confluence
of the Rivers Irwell and Medlock are a few stones of a roman fort - established by Julius Agricola in 79 AD and had a a garrison of 500 me. Its a little disappointing really, not much to see. It was still visible in the sixteenth century but was lost during the Industrial revolution. Today there is a reconstruction of the northern gateway and a visitors centre too which has some interesting relics on display.

Phone calls within the...

by caprice4u2

Phone calls within the UK
All numbers in the UK have an area code starting with 01, and then a local number. For local calls within the area you omit the area code, eg the Greater Manchester code is 0161 - omit the 0161 when calling from inside the area but dial it when calling from outside the Manchester area.

Here are some useful numbers worth noting:

Operator Assistance
UK and Irish Republic

International Operator Assistance

Directory Enquiries
UK and Irish Republic
(Calls to Directory Enquiries are charged
at 50p for up to two enquiries)

International Directory Enquiries

Emergency Services
(Fire, Police, Ambulance)


The Secret Quarter

by Rhii

instead of heading into the usual bussle, all i have to do is turn down Oldham or Lever Street to find myself in N/4.
A multi-cultural, artistic community dwells in this village-like section of central Manchester. Along the main streets, you will find a number of cute vintage shops - many of which have cafes and art galleries in, nothing to rigid though. The clothes are normally one-offs and aren't pricey.
One of my favourite little streets has to be Turner Street where you can find the beautifully serene Buddhist Centre and, in my opinion, the best cafe, Oklahoma! You can turn up for a free meditation starter course in the B.C which lasts about 30 mins - a perfect start to a day of life in the n/4. Oklahoma is a trinket shop/record store/dvd hire place/vegetarian cafe - great food.
Above all, The Northern Quarter is regarded for its art. Urban street art is peppered around in many forms, there's even poetry engraved into the pavements on the way to Affleck's Palace. My favourite art gallery has to be the Chinese Art Centre - Thomas Street - simple, intimate and always interesting, you've simply got to pop in!
Day blends into night efortlessly and soon you find yourself swirled up into the bohemian nightlife. Socio Rehab - Edge Street - is one of my favourite bars; cocktails are pricy but totally worth it! Small, smoky, opulent and secret, Socio Rehab is without a doubt one of the best bars in Manchester!
Another great bar is Matt and Phred's - Tibb Street - which is a fantastic little Jazz Club. Look out for the red neon sign above a brick doorway!
The thing i love most about escaping to the northern quarter is that there's always more to discover!

Manchester Museum

by Chamsa

THE MANCHESTER MUSEUM is located at the UNIVERSITY at Oxford Road and has a little bit of everything: Butterflies and carvings from India; birds and bark-cloth from the Pacific; live frogs and ancient pottery from America; fossils and native art from Australia; mammals and ancient Egyptian craftsmanship from Africa; plants, coins and minerals from Europe; art from past civilisations of the Mediterranean; and beetles, armour and archery from Asia. Great for kids!

St. Ann's Square

by Ben-UK

St.Ann's church, at the far end of my photo, dates back to the early 18th century -- the church is open Monday to Saturday - 09:30 to 16:45, Sunday - 09:30 to 12:30

The Royal Exchange Theatre is housed in the former Cotton Exchange building and the square itself offers fashionable shopping - don't miss the 2 arcades, St. Ann's Arcade and Barton Arcade.

The statue at the front of my photo is a memorial to those lost in the Boer War.

Location: from Piccadilly walk down market Street - across the junction at Marks & Spencer - St. Amnn's Square is then next on your left.


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