2008 accomodation ideas
Use this page for listing accomodation ideas for those attending WordCamp UK from outside Birmingham.
Offers of overnight accomodation from those based in Birmingham to those travelling from out of town. Please detail if spare room, floor, etc along with compatiblity issues (eg smoking, cats) along with contact details.
Details of Birmingham (reasonably priced) hotels along with website details.
The visitor bureau (aka Marketing Birmingham http://www.visitbirmingham.com) offers an accommodation booking service. They have an extensive list of accommodation options from B&B's to 5-star hotels. The prices they quote are usually very competitive and better than the hotel-booking affiliate sites. Use their online booking system at http://online.citybreak.com/Search/SearchStdImage.aspx?onlineid=1786809303 or, for more choice and better prices, call them on 0844 888 3883.
For those on really restricted budgets who don't mind accommodations of the noise and bring your own padlock variety, there are still plenty of spaces in Birmingham locatable through http://www.hostelsweb.com/ for under £30/night. Hostels spaces are less than £20/night. The site also lists inexpensive B&Bs, many of which are under £35/night.
City centre 'backpackers' hostel - beds from £15: http://www.birminghamcentralbackpackers.com/
Formule1 Hotel - £25 p/night. Been there a few years... the 'Easyjet' of hotels! 5 mins from city centre/Aston. http://www.hotelformule1.com/formule1/fichehotel/gb/for/3073/fiche_hotel.shtml
- Nice, if foam mattresses are your sort of thing.
NiteNite City Rooms - windowless rooms with 42" plasma TVs! Very cheap - under £60. Good location. http://www.nitenite.com/uk/birmingham/en/index.cfm
- £45 per night special available via online booking for 18th, 19th of July
Travelodge Birmingham Central - standard Travelodge offering in good central location: http://www.travelodge.co.uk/find_a_hotel/hotel.php?hotel_id=109
A couple of centrally located Premier Inns: http://www.premierinn.com/pti/hotelInformation.do?hotelId=23839 http://www.premierinn.com/pti/hotelInformation.do?hotelId=24154
Jury's Inn - cheap and cheerful with a good location: http://birminghamhotels.jurysinns.com/jurysinn_birmingham
City Inn - good location, quite a nice place for the price: http://www.cityinn.com/birmingham/index.htm
Malmaison - very nice hotel that won't break the bank (around £110). Great location http://www.malmaison-birmingham.com/
Colmore Place Apartments - Gorgeous fully serviced apartments right in City Centre. Fully equipped with kitchen, LCD, etc. Can vouch that these are very swanky - my girlfriend was VERY impressed! (£135 double, £160 two doubles, £190 penthouse with 2 doubles).
Radisson SAS - nice place, nice location, reasonable rate (around £100) http://www.birmingham.radissonsas.com/