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5.2
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7.0
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Very good location - 830 meters from city center
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  • Castlefield Urban Heritage Park60 m
  • Castlefield Visitors Centre100 m
  • Museum of Science and Industry190 m
  • Castlefield Artisan Market200 m
  • Museum Of Science & Industry240 m
  • Artzu Gallery280 m
  • Dukes 92360 m
  • The Opera House390 m
  • Manchester Opera House460 m
  • Spinningfields460 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hobsons at Castlefield Guesthouse

    125 Liverpool Road Castlefield, Manchester City Center, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 4JN - See map
    "Staff were really helpful and made sure you had everything you need."
    Hannah - October 7, 2016
    • 560 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Bar

    • Garden

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    Review score - United States
    5.3/10
    Room comfort score
    4.8/10
    Location score
    7.0/10
    Room size
    16 sqm.
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Manchester properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Manchester properties
    Better than
    94
    %
    of Manchester properties
    Bigger than
    94
    %
    of Manchester properties
    Value for money5.5
    Distance to city center0.6 Miles
    Location rating7.0
    Nearest airportManchester Airport (MAN)
    Distance to airport12.9 km

    Rooms available at Hobsons at Castlefield Guesthouse

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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 4 single beds
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 single beds
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    Double or Twin Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Most recent reviews for Hobsons at Castlefield Guesthouse
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017
    Double or Twin Room
    Review score3.6
    Our room smelled like urine and the place is unsafeThis facility should be shut down! The whole place is filthy dirty from the urine soaked carpet in the bathroom (I kid you not, carpeting in a hotel bathroom) to the stained and dingy walls. More importantly, the place is a fire trap. I plugged my iPhone in to charge it and after a few minutes there was a huge spark, the smell of burning plastic and the lights went out. The spark blew back with such force it scorched and shorted out my charger. Luckily the phone survived. I told the proprietor about it and he just reset the breaker and said it was my charger that was the problem. He was nice enough but is in complete denial that the place is about to go up in flames. Old, faulty wiring isn't something to be toyed with. Either clean the place up and upgrade the electrical or get out of the hotel business.
    Allisonfrom CanadaReviewed June 30, 2017
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016
    Double or Twin Room
    Review score4.8
    Rustic and Lovely but perhaps not for everybodyPros: vintage, rustic, lovely bar and fireplace downstairs, the bedroom was spacious Cons: the room was a bit old and the shower was cramped. The bed and pillow was....hmm..
    Bhrefrom IndonesiaReviewed December 30, 2016
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
    Single Room
    Good6.8
    Big room with enough facilitiesgood wifi, hot water available, a workable TV set and big beds. however the cups provided are not very clean and the hostel is a bit old
    Waifrom United KingdomReviewed December 25, 2016
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016
    Double or Twin Room
    Review score4.8
    Cheap but you get what you pay forCheap room which did the job but shower didn't work, toilet was leaking but if you just want a bed it is okay.
    Adamfrom United KingdomReviewed December 12, 2016
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016
    Quadruple Room
    Good6.0
    Nothing greatWont stay again, they charged me 3 pounds just to keep my bags
    YOHANfrom MalaysiaReviewed December 05, 2016

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    Overall rating
    4.5
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    Cleanliness4.4
    Facilities3.7
    Location7.0
    Room comfort and quality4.8
    Service5.5
    Value for money5.5
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    3.6
    Allison from Canada
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    Our room smelled like urine and the place is unsafe”

    This facility should be shut down! The whole place is filthy dirty from the urine soaked carpet in the bathroom (I kid you not, carpeting in a hotel bathroom) to the stained and dingy walls. More importantly, the place is a fire trap. I plugged my iPhone in to charge it and after a few minutes there was a huge spark, the smell of burning plastic and the lights went out. The spark blew back with such force it scorched and shorted out my charger. Luckily the phone survived. I told the proprietor about it and he just reset the breaker and said it was my charger that was the problem. He was nice enough but is in complete denial that the place is about to go up in flames. Old, faulty wiring isn't something to be toyed with. Either clean the place up and upgrade the electrical or get out of the hotel business.

    Reviewed June 30, 2017
    4.8
    Bhre from Indonesia
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Rustic and Lovely but perhaps not for everybody”

    Pros: vintage, rustic, lovely bar and fireplace downstairs, the bedroom was spacious Cons: the room was a bit old and the shower was cramped. The bed and pillow was....hmm..

    Reviewed December 30, 2016
    6.8
    Good
    Wai from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Big room with enough facilities”

    good wifi, hot water available, a workable TV set and big beds. however the cups provided are not very clean and the hostel is a bit old

    Reviewed December 25, 2016
    4.8
    Adam from United Kingdom
    Group
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Cheap but you get what you pay for”

    Cheap room which did the job but shower didn't work, toilet was leaking but if you just want a bed it is okay.

    Reviewed December 12, 2016
    6.0
    YOHAN from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Quadruple Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Nothing great”

    Wont stay again, they charged me 3 pounds just to keep my bags

    Reviewed December 05, 2016
    7.2
    Very good
    louise from United Kingdom
    Group
    Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    You get what you pay for”

    On 1st look it was a case of omg what a dump but thought it's OK I'm only gonna be sleeping here but to be fare it was one of the best nights sleep I've had in a while the bed was clean and extremely comfortable so please look past the fact they have Xmas Dec's up all year round or the very dated image

    Reviewed October 24, 2016
    5.2
    Thomas from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    You get what you pay for”

    This is a "you get what you pay for place". Very cheap, but there is damp, the wallpaper is coming off the walls, carpets are worn, it's very pokey. There are also Christmas decorations up. A note on the stairs says that a film crew are filming a Christmas TV show but I saw no evidence of this. Having said all that, my room was warm, my bed was comfortable, it has 24h access and it's close to central Manchester so has plenty of restaurants etc in walking distance. It is good value, but remember value = quality/price.

    Reviewed October 17, 2016
    2.4
    Santhosh from India
    Business traveler
    Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Absolutely terrible experience - not sure how councils allow such hotels. I am still in shock!”

    Firstly, Guys - Do not book this hotel. I am sure you will remember my words if at all you book this hotel as soon as you step into the doors. Its like nothing i have ever imagined in my dreams and the worst nightmare.... The carpet is stuck to the floor with muddy outlines and is probably 20+ year old. The rooms are never cleaned, repainted or maintained for years. You will surely have a sick feeling once you enter until you leave. The things that done work: Only tea facility provided... no coffee kit provided No Soap/Shampoo Provided Old water diluted handwash soap (Terrible) Wifi connects but drops every 2 mins. - In effect never works. Please avoid at all costs OR risk booking this hotel - upto you

    Reviewed October 07, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Hannah from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Room
    Stayed 7 nights in September 2016

    Lovely stay”

    A really homely and friendly hotel. Staff were really helpful and made sure you had everything you need.

    Reviewed October 07, 2016
    4.8
    Brendan from Ireland
    Family with teens
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

    Be sure you know what you are getting”

    This is not a 'Guesthouse'. It is some old dingy rooms over an old pub. While the location is very good, the accommodation is very poor. I went here with my 18 year old son for the week end to taken in a Manchester United game. For two guys, we didn't mind much as long as we had someplace to lay our heads, but if you go there expecting a certain standard, you are likely to be quite upset. The place is not clean, it is old and run-down. The shower holder was broken, but I managed to use it as a hose in my hand. There is no shampoo or shower gel. Some bits are held together with tuff-tape. You get the idea. You do get a kettle and some tea bags. It is old and run down. Positives: If this doesn't bother you, the beds were at least clean and there are no creepy-crawlies. It is cheap. Check-out comprises of putting your key into a mailbox inside and closing the door behind you. Nobody bothers you and it's relatively quiet for so close to the city center. Just be aware of what you are getting when you book it.

    Reviewed October 04, 2016
    3.6
    lu from China
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    not recommend.”

    near the industry museum,but the room was too bad,not very clear,and small

    Reviewed October 02, 2016
    6.0
    genevieve from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2016

    Basic place to stay”

    Good location, pub is closed. Room is old but clean. Bed is painful to sleep on. Shower is small. If u need a place to stay that is good enough but don't expect comfort or luxury.

    Reviewed September 27, 2016
    6.8
    Good
    Matthew from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    A very cheap price”

    Friendly welcome and straightforward check in. The bed was comfortable. The room was generally clean but some areas were quite dusty. Corridors and stairs could do with decoration. TV would not change channel and there was no volume. Don't expect luxury accommodation. If you just need somewhere to sleep within walking distance of the city it would be hard to find a better price.

    Reviewed September 23, 2016
    3.2
    carol from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Single Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

    Awful”

    Dark, shabby and in need of major refurbishment. The bathroom was like a cupboard with damp and no vent, bar of soap used left from last person. 2 tea cups, i saucer and a broken plastic spoon.

    Reviewed September 09, 2016
    6.4
    Good
    EZZEDIN from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

    Stay at hotel ”

    Not bad

    Reviewed August 02, 2016
    4.8
    Heather from United Kingdom
    Group
    Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Wasn't worth it to us”

    We arrived and thought that it must be closed down. The door was reinforced with a confusing message taped to it. Once inside the Christmas decorations were up (it's the end of July) it's was dark and bleak in the pub. I use a wheelchair and we were given a room on the top floor meaning I had to climb the narrow stairs up two flights as there was no lift. The lights on the stairways were flickering resulting in headaches and dizziness among the group. The room itself wasn't initially too bad although upon spending a few minutes there we realised that the door to the hallway outside didn't lock so we ended up not sleeping well, for fear that someone could just walk in. There was no double glazing on the windows and the window was also cracked meaning the room was freezing cold. To make it worse in the morning we spotted the bedbugs retreating back into their home full of our blood. A member of the group had a room that locked but had no door on his bathroom. Overall the hosts were alright to us but the hotel wasn't at all suitable and I doubt that they've ever updated anything or replaced anything that was broken. I won't be staying again.

    Reviewed August 01, 2016
    3.2
    Anja from Netherlands
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2016

    Absolutely a no go!”

    The hotel was very dirty. The owner couldn't care less. He is not suited as a host. The TV has his sole attention. The street is very noisy. The hotel cannot be safe in case of a fire. The wallpaper comes off the walls. You should remove this hotel from your site.

    Reviewed July 25, 2016
    4.0
    hubert from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    poor”

    gave the impression of being closed down

    Reviewed May 09, 2016
    3.2
    Ting from Hong Kong
    Business traveler
    Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    This is not a proper hotel!!!”

    What I want is a bed with basic facilities. But this is not a hotel, but a pub with a couple of guest rooms. The facilities are worn out and the room is very dirty. And bugs and fleas are clawling on the bed. Urine smell occupies the room. It is a nightmare.

    Reviewed April 28, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    Glenn from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Great for a spontaneous trip”

    I booked this hotel late therefore was very suprised at the very competitive price. The room wa the lowest price available so I didn't expect much. I won't lie; it's no 5* hotel with oodles of facilities and perks. The bathroom didn't have any real supplies and the room wasn't too well equipped. That said... for what I paid it was spot on. The chap who greeted me wa very friendly and even let me stay in a double room (I paid for a single). The room was warm and the bed comfortable (more than my own). The shower wa a treat and had plenty of power in it and the room was quiet with no disturbances. If I wanted a holiday I'd look elsewhere (preferably somewhere that needs a plane journey), but if I want somewhere reasonably priced and comfortable to get my head down whilst visiting my home city, then sure.. I'd happily come back here.

    Reviewed March 15, 2016
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