Hatters Hostel

Hatters Hostel is housed in a handsome sandstone building in the northern quarter of Manchester, the centre of the city’s independent music and fashion scene. It is owned by Hatters Group, who also own Hilton Chambers, just down the street. The company was voted Second Best Hostel Chain Worldwide by hostelbookers.com in 2008.

Location

The Hatters is in a great location for travel, just three minutes’ walk or so from two Metrolink stations (Market Street and Piccadilly Gardens) and about five minutes from Manchester’s main train station, Piccadilly (where connections to the airport can be made). To get to Old Trafford, simply hop on the Metrolink bound for Eccles and get off at Pomona, which is five minutes from the stadium. Alternatively you can take a train to Manchester United station, from Piccadilly or Manchester Oxford Road.

Rooms

As a hostel, most of the Hatters rooms are dormitories, the largest being an 18-bed dorm with prices starting at £14.50. There is also a single room, twin/double room and a triple room. Rates are about 10 per cent more expensive at the weekend.

Facilities

A light breakfast of toast, hot drinks and orange juice is provided for free. There is a comfortable TV room with a DVD player and selection of DVDs (the hostel will even provide popcorn for free). There is a book exchange where you can swap any book you have finished or no longer want, and a games room with a pool table, darts board and some board games. A well-equipped kitchen is available too, as is (charged) internet access.

Guest review

The Hatters has a lively atmosphere, which makes it popular with a younger crowd. A few guests said they cleaning was poor, but most said the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Overall, the hotel averages a score of 6.8/10 based on cleanliness, comfort, location, services, staff and value for money.

Contact information

Hatters Hostel Manchester
50 Newton Street
Manchester
M1 2EA
0161 236 9500
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