- Where to stay in Manchester…
I’d just go on laterooms.com. city centre accom is pretty expensive as you’d expect. So if outside the city centre then just make sure it’s near a tram stop
The curfew on the metrolink trams is later on Fri or sat night (1am IIRC) so if it’s a weekend gig then you’ve got more flexibility and can avoid a taxiPosted 1 month agoedhornbySubscriber
What ever looks good on the budget you set for yourself really, the usual suspects in the city centre are all fine and even if it wasn’t very close to the venue it’s easy enough to get a bus along the oxford rd corridor, or some walking if you’re enthusiastic.
There is an EasyHotel if you need really cheap.Posted 1 month agoCletusMember
Avoid the Merchants Hotel – sample review
“So me and my partner booked here for tonight for my birthday as we was going out around Manchester however we have just got back home and our night out is now non existent yes it’s a budget hotel but my God this is something else the room was freezing as the window didn’t shut properly the bed sheets had poo stains on them and the mould on walls and the window is just shocking we was put in room 21 I’m itchy as anything after being in there for the whole of 20 mins the toilet was very loose too I would avoid at all costs”Posted 1 month agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
Depends on what you want. For ultimate spartan cheapness there’s the EasyHotel in the Northern Quarter. Minimal boxes in quite a cool old building. Basically a bed, shower, loo. You wouldn’t pick it out for ambience or luxury, but if you just want somewhere to sleep, it does the job.Posted 1 month agojohnx2Member
We stayed here last time we were at a manc gig. Similar walk to venue and northern quarter, (also near canal st). Made mistake of checking out a few bars after the gig, in the rough bit behind Piccadilly (as the northern quarter will always be to me). Cue dancing until half two/three, and fusing all the electrics in our hotel room on return in the course of a playful altercation (I was on the bed one moment, hitting the radiator the next, and all the lights went out). Given it was four by then, decided to let them know in the morning and they were able to flick the necessary switch. Johnx2 isn’t my real name.
Anyway, nice place. Breakfast’s a bit basic but the bar’s lively and the restaurant much better than it needs to be. Radiators could be bouncier.Posted 1 month agofossyMember
Abel Heywood in NQ, 30 mins from Academy. Fab pub with nice rooms. About £80
Native apart hotel. Had a fab apartment here approx £120, 20 mins.
Whats your budget. Stayed in the travel lodge just off Blackfriars (other side of town) for £29 recently
Depends upon how near you want to be to the Academy.Posted 1 month ago
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