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Customer Travel Tips for Birmingham

77% Avg. city rating Rated by 282 customers

Activities / excursions 76%

Restaurants / eating out 81%

Shopping 87%

Chilling out / relaxing 75%

Getting around / public transport 79%

Sightseeing 71%

Culture 75%

Nightlife / partying 79%

Value for money 75%

Customer Travel Tips for Birmingham

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
60% Avg. rating


29 Apr 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: .

Liked: .

Disliked: .

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
78% Avg. rating


09 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Get the Citymapper app -it's really great for getting around.

Liked: People are nice, public transport is decent.

Disliked: Not really.

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


11 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: check distance between venues and travel options

Liked: easy access to venues and public transport

Disliked: urban, noisy and traffic ridden

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


08 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: go to digbeth

Liked: .

Disliked: .

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


27 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the Birmingham Museum!

Liked: Lots of fun history! The Birmingham Museum was very fun to explore!

Disliked: Not much to do outside of city center.

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Visit Library of Birmingham.

Liked: Library of Birmingham

Disliked: Messy, inorganised city, old buildings

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
69% Avg. rating


09 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Nothing

Liked: The parks.

Disliked: Very dirty.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


28 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Stay close as you can to city centre and walk everywhere. New Street Train Station drops you right in city centre (direct line from London Euston and the train stops at Birmingham International airport) and many opportunities to eat out cheaply. Staying close to city centre gives more time to look around Birmingham and is the kick off point for many activities. Much of the city centre is being renovated so be aware of some construction for light rail and improved aesthetics of the paved mall areas. Don't forget to see Victoria Square and gallery.

Liked: Major transport is close to city centre. Large shopping complex ( the bull ring) to stay out of inclement weather. Many cheap places to eat and night life is wonderful.

Disliked: Weather, as with most of U.K., very unpredictable.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


17 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: go with friends

Liked: Big city centre, easy to go around

Disliked: no

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
64% Avg. rating


17 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: Cadbury world for kids and Safari

Liked: Food

Disliked: Traffic.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
73% Avg. rating


10 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: If you would like a modern atmosphere like London, you may like that

Liked: Modern atmosphere

Disliked: There are just shopping malls.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
64% Avg. rating


28 May 2015

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Nightingale Club :)

Liked: Cool Nightlife, bullring is great for Shopping.

Disliked: Lots of Old and damaged.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


26 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy!

Liked: Easy to get to other interesting places like Ludlow. Birmingham central is small enough to walk everywhere.

Disliked: Couldn't find any vegan or vegetarian restaurants.

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


09 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Go and see

Liked: It's nice city to be seen,a lot of interesting places to visit

Disliked: No

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


08 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Customer Travel Tip: Go to sea life. It exceeded my expectation for learning and entertainment. I spent between 2 and 3 hours there. There are plenty of good eateries nearby as well.

Liked: City life for sure

Disliked: People, but that cant be helped. People are everywhere.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


21 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Plan your trip well in advance. .

Liked: Didn't see much as I was working only.

Disliked: Not a very clean city.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


11 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: Plan your journey

Liked: The wombats gig

Disliked: Traffic

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


04 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Don't expect a lot of sightseeing in the town, but rather outside the city.

Liked: The very open atmosphere.

Disliked: Nope

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


02 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Not sure

Liked: Central

Disliked: no

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


27 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Stay in a group if going out at night and use taxis

Liked: Great relaxed atmosphere and plenty of free activities

Disliked: Fairly dirty place and not the safest city for a solo traveller

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77% Avg. city rating Rated by 282 customers

Activities / excursions 76%

Restaurants / eating out 81%

Shopping 87%

Chilling out / relaxing 75%

Getting around / public transport 79%

Sightseeing 71%

Culture 75%

Nightlife / partying 79%

Value for money 75%

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