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on the next long weekend at the end of this month. All the Mancs I work with up here recommend YHA Manchester for budget (which I'm on) but the flapjacking thing is booked out on two of the nights I'm down.

bah humbug.

Anyone recommend any other hostels / budget hotels down there?

muchos gracias.

who's up for a pint or ten that weekend too?
 

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Do you want to tell us your dates mate? Can have a look around various hotels for you that are central + not damaging on the wallet
 

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Ibis are pretty cheap, there's one on Portland St and one on Princess St near the village.
 

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ah sorry, end of may bank holiday weekend. Arriving friday 26th may night, I've got a train ticket back to Edinburgh on Monday afternoon from York, I'm debating whether to stay in Manc 3 nights and head over to York early Monday morn and spend most of the day there, or whether to stay 2 night in Manc and 1 in York.

26th, 27th & 28th of May.

Is the 29th an English bank holitday or just a Scots? christ, can we have a little consistency? :lol:

this'll be the first time I've been in Ing-er-land since I first arrived! scary! :)

hoping grenada still do set tours :lol: :D
 

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Sorry to dissapoint, but Granada's tours stopped a while ago! It's the Wigan v St Helens derby on the Saturday though!

It's an English Bank Holiday too, not that our bleeding firm cares.

Unless you are a real museum/castle/olde englishe shoppe freak, York can be done in a couple of hours. Walk thorugh the Shambles, into the Minster, and along the Walls, you've pretty much done the place. Great pubs though.

Will get back to you as soon as with hotel details.
 

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Yes, the 29th is a bank holiday in England.

For a cheap hostel accommodation I'd check out the Hatter's Hostel in the Northern Quarter. I believe the 'Walkabout, an aussie themed bar on Quay Street also has dormitory style accommodation upstairs. Both are very well located in the centre of town, but lack the canalside views on offer at the YHA.
 

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When I go to Manchester I just stay at the premier travel Inn Deansgate. Good location and you get a swatch at Beetham. Plenty of parking too.
 

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Christ, I know buggar all bout Manchester I just realised. :lol:

Potato Man: yer hatters has come up on the radar more than once for me, £50 for three nights is pretty hard to pass up.
 

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Brum is either going to be 3rd or 4th weekend in June or early August. (on the continent for much of July)

:banana:

thanks KITR.
 

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Go for the hatters, mate. I haven't sayed in any hostels in Manchester but have stayed in many a budget dorm in my time. I'd almost go as far as saying I have a strange, unhealthy obsession with hostels and often choose to stay in them even when I have more up-market options.

YHAs are generally cleaner, whiter, plainer and as bland, bland, bland as they come. I've never been but I'd bet my life on a bus shelter having more charm and character. The Hatters is fairly new so its not gonna be too minging, plus the locations better. Castlefield's nice but lacks (very) local ameinities. I'd take the Northern Quarter any day.

check out www.hostelz.com - my bible for budget accommodation.
 

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ta macc, aye, hostelz.com is very very nice, I prefer the reviews you get there.

There's also Hilton Chambers which is a part of the same group of Hostels..... what's the better location?

15 Hilton Street or 50 Newton Street?

edit: christ they're right next to each other :lol:
 

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kebabmonster said:
It's the Wigan v St Helens derby on the Saturday though!
Yes, go and watch the worst Wigan team for a generation get whalloped by their fiercest rivals :no:

At least you'll see some points scored.

I stayed at the Gardens Hotel in Piccadilly for my stag night in the city. It was pretty reasonable (about £40 a night), dead central and pretty nice too.
 

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tayser said:


Staying at Hilton chambers.

so anyhow, anyone up for a drink or ten?

w00t.

Flippin ek, them bananas are un-nerving.



I'd meet up with you mate but i'm a mere 16. Two years! I promise!
 

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:lol: thanks.

but 16? christ, I swear 12 year olds get into pubs in Edinburgh, what are you waiting for?! ;)

so no other takers?
 
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