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“Nice place and cheap, good location” 4 of 5 stars
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Walkabout Inn
13 Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HN, England   |  
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Ranked #18 of 22 Manchester B&B and Inns
York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice place and cheap, good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We stayed over the weekend (Friday-Sunday) and had a double bedroom on the 4th floor. The bar/club downstairs was a bit noisy, but you could bear it...and the room was nice...simple, but you can't ask for more at that price I guess.
A good improvement could be postponing a bit the checkout time, and maybe having a locked room to keep the baggage even after the check out, rather than leaving the baggage in front of the reception...
I'd come back again to this place anyway!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I have attended this hotel as part of 3 stag parties (1 my own) and I annot express how good it is. The hotel is reasonably priced so dont go expected 5*, but you get what you pay for. You get a hotel adjoined to the Walkabout bar which enables your group to be slightly roudy without causing the hotel guests too much trouble plus it enables you late entry free if your stumbling back from another club, always a bonus. Finally it is well situated, we ended up at printworks for the evening and walked back so shows how central it is. Cant recommend it enough for this kind of stay, enjoy... We definately did!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Stayed in a double room. Basic but clean. We payd an amazing value for a nights stay in Manchester. This is basically a hostel, but I definetely suggest if you don't want to spend much money.
great location in the Centre.
Lift didn't work and some rooms had problems with water flood, but the guilty was of some others occupants that left the sink basin opened all night.
It's true is very noisy at night, but the price is very low.
Was also given a 20% off card for use in the bar on food and drink.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

Stayed in a double room. Basic but clean. It was £40 for the room so £20 each is amazing value for a nights stay in Manchester.
Been going out in Manchester for years so picked this Hostel for its great location in the Centre.

Lift didnt work but only had a light bag to carry up to the 6th floor.

Was also given a 20% off card for use in the bar on food and drink.

Will be using this place again.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

We decided to stay in the walkabout for a birthday weekend. We booked a double and a triple room. It is in a perfect central location and is the cheapest place to stay in town. Our rooms were made up in the day which we didn't expect and the rooms were clean enough. I have to admit we were pretty drunk and were coming in and out in the night and it seems a lot of other people were too, so if you are wanting an early night be sure to bring your earplugs as the doors are self closing and bang. The only complaint is that the triple room is advertised as a 3 bed, however it contains a single and a double bed.

As I mentioned the location is perfect. It is in the centre of town above the walkabout bar and with many other bars, restaurants and shops in walking distance and has a tesco express right on the corner. Our double was £35 per night and the triple was £45 per night. You really can't beat that. We were a little worried about what we got ourselves into with such a cheap place but were pleasantly surprised when we got there. The rooms each had the bed/s, a desk with tea making facilities, hanging space for clothes, bedside tables, a very good working heater and ensuite bathroom with mirror included a bath. They were also painted a nice shade of cheery yellow.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2008

The Walkabout hotel is below the Walkabout bar just off Deansgate in Manchester. It's in ideal location being underneath the Ozzie themed bar and 100m for two express supermarkets. It is within the city centre so transport to all the major attractions is no problem as you can walk or hop on the tram.

The hotel itself is clean and well kept, you can choose from a varitey rooms & prices including twin, family & domatory rooms. I've only stayed in double room but it was great with an ensuite & TV. The views are by no means breathtaking or inspiring but for the price and the location this is easily forgiven. There is no internet access in the hotel it's self but chinatown is a short walk away where you will find plenty of cafe's that provide internet for roughly £2 per hour - you can also grab some food while your there.

Overall a great place to stay for those on a low budget that still want the comforts of a hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2008

I really enjoyed my stay at the Walk About. The staff was great and treated me very well. The pub on the ground floor is fantastic, several big screens to watch football. And 50 cent coffee.

Stayed January 2007
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Additional Information about Walkabout Inn

Address: 13 Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Walkabout extends a friendly welcome to anyone wanting to experience the awesome City of Manchester! About us: -A mix of 17 private or shared rooms, all with ensuites -Free entry into the Walkabout Bar and Nightclub -Free towel and linen use -Free WiFi -Awesome City location Nestled in the centre of Manchester we are located above the lively Walkabout Bar and Nightclub. The bar serves food from midday every day until late. We love our sport at Walkabout so pop in and watch a game on our Big screen, or dance the night away all weekend when our DJs party through till 3am Walkabout is across the road from the Opera House and a stone's throw away from the MEN Arena, Manchester Central, the main shopping district, vibrant China Town, the Northern Quarter, Canal Street and a short cab to the famous Curry Mile and Old Trafford, let alone museums, the universities and historical buildings! Room and front door key cards will be provided to each guest so you can come and go as you please. Guests can access free WiFi from Reception and the bar. A lot of our staff are antipodeans or travellers, so feel free to drop into the bar and ask for their tips on places to go and things to see! Please Note: -We do not allow any guest or children under 18 in the hostel -Photo ID is required on arrival from each guest checking in, regardless of age or we cannot honour your reservation -We have a strict non-smoking policy -Check in is strictly between 2pm-11pm- Extended check in is available on Friday & Saturday nights until 1am- check in through the bar. - We take payment on arrival by card or cash -Please ensure you bring a credit card as we will record the card details on arrival for security on the room - Noise will be heard from the attached bars until they close - the nightclub is open until 3am on Friday & Saturday nights - We have a 48 hour cancellation policy - therefore all cancellations must be made 48 hours before the 2pm check in time, or you will charged for your first night of stay ... more   less 
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