3 Best Hostels in Liverpool, UK

3 Best Hostels in Liverpool, UK – Catch a Football Game and Collapse in Privacy-Pod Dorms

Perhaps you’re eager to watch a football game, or you’re simply in search of the best hostels in Liverpool. We’re here to deliver the latter!

This famous hometown of The Beatles is situated alongside the River Mersey in northwest England.

Are you ready for awesome privacy-led dorms and wonderful social spaces?

Your Shortcut:

  1. Selina Liverpool - best for solo travellers
  2. The Liverpool Pod - best for football fans
  3. Sleep Eat Love - best for couples

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We’d recommend this destination for solo travelers, backpackers, and couples. From Liverpool it is also really easy to reach other cities such as Manchester, Sheffield, and Leeds.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the "young party kids"
  • are happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

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Quick Introduction to Liverpool

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Liverpool cost 13€ – 20€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 20€ up to 60€ per night. This is a rough average to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Liverpool are …

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Liverpool.

  1. Selina Liverpool – best for solo travellers
  2. The Liverpool Pod – best for football fans
  3. Sleep Eat Love – best for couples

We put all accommodations on the map, incl. our own tips for restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Selina Liverpool
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: YHA Liverpool Central
👫 For Socializing:YHA Liverpool Central
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: Sleep Eat Love
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Sleep Eat Love
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Selina Liverpool
🎒 For Backpackers: The Liverpool Pod

1. Selina Liverpool

Selina Liverpool is simply:

“Where rock and roll roots meet serious sports fandom and an up-and-coming festival scene.”

It’s easily our #1 choice in Liverpool, and we’re excited to share with you our reasons why.

Let’s kick off with a strong start and introduce you to just some of the highlights of this hostel:

  • Onsite restaurant & bar
  • Cosy living room
  • Yoga lessons & live music
  • Shared kitchen
  • Selina CoWork

I mean, the list just goes on and on…

Relax with a coffee or enjoy a cold beverage in the secret beer garden. Start your day with yoga and finish it off with new friends in the movie room.

There’s also a pool table, social events, and amazing views of the city to soak up!

As for room choices, travelers are spoilt rotten. Choose between shared dorms with 4, 6, 8, and 10 beds, or treat yourself to a double, deluxe, or family-sized private room.

Location: In the heart of Liverpool, an easy 5-minute stroll from Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station. The main streets of the city center are a short walk away, too.

This is one of the best hostels in Liverpool for

  • Solo travelers
  • Digital nomads
Book Selina Liverpool here

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2. The Liverpool Pod

Don’t you love it when a name gives away so much about a hostel? It saves on having to guess!

The Liverpool Pod offers super duper pod beds to provide you with a great night’s sleep.

Each bed comes with a privacy curtain, plug socket, and personal light for reading. The frames are also super sturdy to prevent rocking and squeaking – a bonus.

You can also save time in choosing between a huge range of room types.

There are simply three: 4-bed female dorm, 6-bed mixed dorm and a deluxe double private.

Oh, and each room comes with an ensuite!

To help make you feel at home, the hostel includes:

  • A free breakfast
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Fully equipped kitchen w/ oven

When you’re feeling social, head to the cozy living room and get chatting with other travelers.

This is a top accommodation if you’d like to be close to the football games. Anfield stadium is just 2-minutes away, and Everton Football Club is only 250 yards from the hostel. This makes it the best hostel in Liverpool for football fans.

Important: There is an age restriction of 18-38 years old.

Location: Conveniently located on the main road with access to shops, takeaways, and great noodle bars.

This is one of the best hostels in Liverpool for

  • Solo travelers
  • Football fans
Book The Liverpool Pod here

Check prices at: Hostelworld | Booking.com |

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3. Sleep Eat Love

Sleep Eat Love is more than just a hostel. It’s a new open house concept in Liverpool.

What does that mean, exactly?

This is a space for travelers and locals alike to come together and experience Liverpool as one.

“Sleep until you’re hungry, eat until you’re sleepy, love unconditionally.”

We love this affordable and caring place, filled with innovative design and awesome staff.

Settle in and use the spaces to eat, mingle, do yoga, work or simply use it as a place to lay your head at night after a day exploring the sights.

Beware: the rooms are so nice it might be tempting to hide away inside.

Have a look at the room options:

  • Single, twin & double private rooms
  • Triple rooms
  • Family rooms (for 3 people)
  • 4,6,8 and 10-bed dorms
  • Luxury apartments w/ kitchen & lounge

Cheap has never been so cheerful!

To get the good times rolling, there are great amenities, including a games room, lounge area, darts & table tennis, and kitchen facilities.

And luckily for you, reception is open 24 hours a day!

Location: Situated in Hatton Garden, just a 10-minute walk to the famous Beatles Story and Albert Docks. Fabulous shops and boutiques are a short walk away.

This is one of the best hostels in Liverpool for

  • Couples
  • Families
Book Sleep Eat Love here

Check prices at: Booking.com | Hostelz.com

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Best Hostels in Liverpool for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Liverpool for solo travelers?

The Liverpool Pod wins this one.

Even if you’re not exactly keen to go and watch a football match, you’ll like it here.

The room types suit all types of solo travelers thanks to the privacy curtains. The breakfast is free, and the wifi is fast – what more do you need?

As there is an age restriction in place (18-38yrs), you know what kind of crowd to expect. We’d say this is a great Liverpool backpacker.

Book The Liverpool Pod here

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The Liverpool Pod is one of the best hostels in Liverpool, UK

Party Hostels in Liverpool

Liverpool itself is a great city for nightlife, live music, and experiencing the typical British football scene. Yet, would you believe that we did not come across any great party hostels in Liverpool?

We recommend staying at YHA Liverpool Central.

Though not technically a party hostel, they pride themselves on offering a fun, lively atmosphere.

Their licensed bar is a great place to kick-start the night. Then enjoy the central location by wandering to a nearby bar (or two) to continue the fun. Reception is always open so you don’t need to worry about a curfew.

Book YHA Liverpool Central here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

YHA Liverpool Central is one of the best hostels in Liverpool, UK

More Hostels worth a Mention

It’s always handy to throw a few more options into the mix. We want to make sure we have all bases covered for our lovely readers, after all!

If the top 3 hostels don’t take your fancy, here are two more for you to consider.

YHA Liverpool Central

Let’s not beat around the bush: YHA Liverpool Central is a lively hostel with a fun atmosphere.

This is the place you come to meet people and socialize, not hide away behind a screen.

Good to know: This hostel used to be known as Euro Hostel Liverpool.

Why you’re going to love it here:

  • Licensed bar & Strawberry Fields Cafe
  • Free Wifi
  • Ideal for stag and hen parties

This brand-new YHA hostel has modern facilities with a fresh, spotless design.

Check out the quirky and bright decor around the place. See if you can spot The Beatles walking along the wall!

Groups are welcome here, just be aware that groups larger than 16 will not be accepted.

So you’re used to hearing that a hostel offers female-only dorms, right?

It’s no different here. AND! There is also a male dorm on offer. These guys don’t discriminate.

If you prefer, there is also a 6-bed mixed dorm on offer. The suite and quadruple room are perfect for groups.

Location: Right in the heart of the city! You can experience the legendary Cavern Club and enjoy some retail therapy. Royal Albert Dock and other major attractions are within easy walking distance.

YHA Liverpool Central is one of the best hostels in Liverpool, UK
YHA Liverpool Central

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Liverpool International Inn

Here we have a no-frills budget option for those seeking either shared dorms or a private room.

Liverpool International Inn is once again centrally located in the city and can house up to 100 people at a time.

Facilities include:

  • Free tea & coffee
  • TV lounge/games room
  • Pool table
  • Fully fitted kitchen

Located in the Inn’s basement is Cocoon Hotel. This sister hotel offers private double rooms and fully-furnished apartments for couples.

Book Liverpool International Inn here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Liverpool International Inn is one of the best hostels in Liverpool, UK

What about the cheapest hostels in Liverpool?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Liverpool.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Liverpool
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The two most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. They both list numerous hostels and cheap accommodation. We wrote a detailed guide on the best booking sites for hostels.

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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the map. Below, we list all three best Liverpool hostels on a map.

We love to plan our trips with a map with all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map would help you with planning your trip too.

  • Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
  • The Beatles Story
  • Cavern Club
  • Liverpool Cathedral
  • World Museum
  • Anfield Stadium

 

FAQ

Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

What are the best hostels in Liverpool, UK?

Welcome to the only guide you need for finding the best hostels in Liverpool! The top 3 hostels we recommend are:

What is the best hostel in Liverpool for solo-travellers?

The Liverpool Pod wins this one.

What is Liverpool best known for?

Here are the Liverpool main tourist attractions:

  • Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
  • The Beatles Story
  • Cavern Club
  • Liverpool Cathedral
  • World Museum
  • Anfield Stadium

Are hostels in Liverpool safe?

Not all hostels in Liverpool are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.

So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Liverpool. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!

If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!

How much are hostels in Liverpool?

Hostels in Liverpool cost 13€ – 20€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 20€ up to 60€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com

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Over to you

Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!

Your question will help us to improve this Liverpool guide.

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

Safe travels,
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