Built as a major industrial hub in the 1800s, Manchester quickly became the UK’s most technologically advanced city. Known as ‘The Original Modern City,’ Manchester is today home to a thriving business district, historic streets, and passionate soccer fans. Trust me when I say, you won’t be disappointed with a trip to this city.

With three major universities and a youthful population, the nightlife is buzzing year-round in this dynamic city. History buffs will love the impressive Gothic architecture and museums, and even shopaholics fare well exploring the high-streets and narrow lanes lined with boutique shops.

While there are hotels and self-catering rentals all over the city, I would recommend spending some time staying in one of the best bed and breakfasts in Manchester for a homely and authentic experience. T

The city can be expensive, and B&Bs are an affordable option for all sorts of travelers, plus Mancunians are super welcoming and friendly.

From refurbished historic castles to family-homes-turned-guest-houses, you’ll be well taken care of in one of the city’s top B&Bs. So, when you’re ready, let’s take a look at the best bed and breakfasts in Manchester.

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FIRST TIME IN MANCHESTER

Gorgeous Room in Victorian B&B with Terrace

Located in a leafy residential neighborhood, this B&B has four private rooms in a family house. Guests can enjoy access to a shared kitchen, laundry room, dining room, garden, and terrace while benefiting from hotel-like amenities such as breakfast, extra pillows, and complimentary toiletries.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:
  • Manchester University
  • Levenshulme Market
  • Victoria Baths

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    Staying in a Bed and Breakfast in Manchester

    Manchester University England

    As the birthplace of bed and breakfasts, it’s no surprise that the UK’s second-largest city is home to some incredible B&Bs, guest houses, and inns. Offering a friendly atmosphere and local vibe, innkeepers and hosts are usually happy to share insider tips about their exciting city with you.

    Another great thing about Manchester is its convenient road connectivity. With access to so many national roads, you could choose to stay outside the hustle and bustle yet still only be a hop and a skip away from all the best places to visit. On the other hand, you won’t struggle to find a beautiful boutique B&B in the city’s center (although the more central you stay, the more you’ll pay). 

    Like many other destinations in the UK, many B&Bs and inns in Manchester have an on-site tavern or pub where you can enjoy a local brew and an authentic English meal surrounded by like-minded travelers. While you might have to deal with a little less privacy when staying in a B&B as opposed to a hotel, making friends is a lot easier. This makes B&Bs in Manchester an excellent option for solo travelers or digital nomads.

    What to Look For in a Bed and Breakfast in Manchester

    Many properties include breakfast at the nightly rate; however, this isn’t always the case. So, make sure to filter your search if this is a make-or-break amenity for you.

    Some of the best bed and breakfasts in Manchester are, quite literally, family homes turned into guest houses. You don’t get much homier than sharing a kitchen and dining room with a local family. In these types of B&Bs, guests can usually enjoy additional perks such as laundry services, luggage drop-off, late check-outs, and access to a fully-equipped kitchen.

    While Manchester is really easy to get around on public transport, choose where to stay very carefully, as you won’t want to stay in a noisy student district and be kept up all night.

    There are loads of properties on the market, so it’s a good idea to narrow down your search using platforms like Airbnb and Booking.com. Refine your search using the filters provided and find precisely what you’re looking for – from budget to location to specific amenities. Make sure you check former guest reviews, because this will tell you a great deal about the experience you’ll receive there.

    But if that all sounds like too much work, read on, because I’ve done the hard part for you.

    OVERALL BEST VALUE BED AND BREAKFAST IN MANCHESTER
    Gorgeous Room in Victorian BB with Terrace Manchester
    OVERALL BEST VALUE BED AND BREAKFAST IN MANCHESTER

    Gorgeous Room in Victorian B&B with Terrace

    • > $$
    • > 2 Guests
    • > Spacious room, kitchen access, and terrace
    • > Near the famous food market in Levenshulme
    BEST BUDGET BED AND BREAKFAST IN MANCHESTER
    Gorgeous Family-Run BB with Garden Manchester
    BEST BUDGET BED AND BREAKFAST IN MANCHESTER

    Gorgeous Family-Run B&B with Garden

    • > $
    • > 2 Guests
    • > Updated bathroom with bathtub
    • > In the suburbs just south of Manchester
    BEST BED AND BREAKFAST FOR COUPLES IN MANCHESTER
    Exquisite Boutique Victorian BB with Lounge Manchester
    BEST BED AND BREAKFAST FOR COUPLES IN MANCHESTER

    Exquisite Boutique Victorian B&B with Lounge

    • > $$$$
    • > 2 Guests
    • > Contemporary furniture and classical interiors
    • > Just outside the City Center
    BEST BED AND BREAKFAST FOR A GROUP OF FRIENDS IN MANCHESTER
    Modern 2 Bed Apartment in Boutique BB Manchester
    BEST BED AND BREAKFAST FOR A GROUP OF FRIENDS IN MANCHESTER

    Modern 2 Bed Apartment in Boutique B&B

    • > $$
    • > 6 Guests
    • > Full kitchen and breakfast included
    • > In the Bohemian Northern Quarter
    OVER-THE-TOP LUXURY BED AND BREAKFAST IN MANCHESTER
    Luxurious BB With In-House Pub Manchester
    OVER-THE-TOP LUXURY BED AND BREAKFAST IN MANCHESTER

    Luxurious B&B With In-House Pub

    • > $$$$
    • > 2 Guests
    • > Classy rooms with quality linens and updated bathrooms
    • > Near the Botanical Gardens and Whitworth Art Gallery
    BEST BED AND BREAKFAST FOR FAMILIES VISITING MANCHESTER
    11 Bed Georgian BB with Garden Manchester
    BEST BED AND BREAKFAST FOR FAMILIES VISITING MANCHESTER

    11 Bed Georgian B&B with Garden

    • > $$$$
    • > 22 Guests
    • > Full-English breakfast included, Pets allowed
    • > Half an hour outside the city
    BEST BED AND BREAKFAST IN MANCHESTER FOR BACKPACKERS
    Affordable Family-Run BB with Garden Views Manchester
    BEST BED AND BREAKFAST IN MANCHESTER FOR BACKPACKERS

    Affordable Family-Run B&B with Garden Views

    • > $
    • > 2 Guests
    • > Bright and spacious room and access to full kitchen and lounge
    • > In a lively neighborhood surrounded by bars and eateries

    Looking for other types of accommodation? Check out our guide to Where to Stay in Manchester!

    The Top 10 Bed and Breakfasts in Manchester

    Right, enough small talk. Let’s get to the good stuff! I’ve compiled this list of the top 10 bed and breakfasts in Manchester for various travel purposes and budgets – from family-friendly suites to romantic retreats for couples. Enjoy!

    Overall Best Value B&B – Gorgeous Room in Victorian B&B

    Gorgeous Room in Victorian BB with Terrace Manchester
    • $$
    • 2 Guests
    • Spacious room, kitchen access, and terrace
    • Near the famous food market in Levenshulme

    Close enough to all major attractions but removed from the noise of the city center, this gorgeous room is one of the best bed and breakfasts in Manchester for anyone on a tight budget. Perfect for two guests, the double room has an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower.

    One of four rooms in a family home, your hosts will provide you with a home-cooked breakfast each morning. Feel free to make use of the shared kitchen at your leisure, as well as a fully equipped laundry room. When the weather cooperates, make sure you spend some time at the BBQ deck and enjoy the sunshine in the lush garden.

    Best Budget B&B in Manchester – Gorgeous Family-Run B&B

    Gorgeous Family-Run BB with Garden Manchester
    • $
    • 2 Guests
    • Updated bathroom with bathtub
    • In the suburbs just south of Manchester

    If money is tight, this affordable family-run B&B in the suburbs will exceed your expectations. The B&B is only a 10-minute drive from the Manchester Airport and is within walking distance from Bramhall Village and Park. 

    As the best bed and breakfast in Manchester for budget travelers, guests can enjoy all the benefits of an upmarket B&B for a reasonable price.

    The room has a private bathroom and coffee and tea making facilities, and a light breakfast is included in the nightly rate. If you have a car with you, you won’t struggle to find free parking on the street.

    Budget Tip: Dorms in Manchester start from $10USD per bed. They’re the cheapest accommodation in the city. Search for hostels in the area!

    Best B&B for Couples in Manchester – Boutique Victorian B&B

    Exquisite Boutique Victorian BB with Lounge Manchester
    • $$$$
    • 2 Guests
    • Contemporary furniture and classical interiors
    • Just outside the City Center

    Take advantage of the historic beauty and contemporary interiors of this luxury B&B just outside the center of Manchester for a romantic trip with your loved one. The Ascott is located just a short walk from the Eccles Railway Station, getting you to the city center in seven minutes.

    Each room is uniquely designed with trendy interiors, quality linens, and updated fittings. Upgrade to a superior room and enjoy the comforts of a king-sized bed, armchair desk, and bathtub in your ensuite bathroom.

    Waking up at The Ascott is a treat, and you’ll be served a full breakfast with delicacies like salmon and kippers. There is also an on-site bar and lounge where you can enjoy a nightcap with your partner.

    Best B&B for a Group of Friends – Modern Apmt in Boutique B&B

    Modern 2 Bed Apartment in Boutique BB Manchester
    • $$
    • 6 Guests
    • Full kitchen and breakfast included
    • In the Bohemian Northern Quarter

    Although this self-catering apartment might not be your typical best bed and breakfast in Manchester, it has all the foundations of one. Enjoy the space and privacy of an open-plan self-catering duplex with the added benefits of boutique B&B services. The apartment is fully serviced and even includes daily breakfast in the rate.

    Inspired by New York’s gilded age, the duplex is set in a beautifully converted historic building from the 1830s, featuring original features with modern fittings. Located in the hip and happening Bohemian Northern Quarter of the city, this is a top location for a group of friends looking for a good time.

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    Over-the-Top Luxury B&B – Luxurious B&B With In-House Pub

    Luxurious BB With In-House Pub Manchester
    • $$$$
    • 2 Guests
    • Classy rooms with quality linens and updated bathrooms
    • Near the Botanical Gardens and Whitworth Art Gallery

    If money isn’t an issue, why not splash out on this luxurious B&B near Manchester’s famous Botanical Gardens?

    This charming inn boasts exquisite accommodation set above a high-end restaurant and pub. You can expect top-of-the-range fittings, fresh flowers, crisp linen, and spotlessly clean spaces throughout the B&B, plus it’s close by to all the best things to do in Manchester.

    Each room has a private seating area, desk space, coffee and tea station, and is fitted with high-quality Wi-Fi. While breakfast is included in your stay, a British and Irish lunch and dinner are also served at the in-house restaurant every day.

    Best Bed and Breakfast for Families – 11 Bed Georgian B&B

    11 Bed Georgian BB with Garden Manchester
    • $$$$
    • 22 Guests
    • Full-English breakfast included. Pets allowed
    • Half an hour outside the city

    Perfect for families or events, rent out this eleven-bedroom B&B for a lavish family vacation. Ideally located between some of the area’s best-known wedding and event venues, this is also a top spot for a wedding party or intimate event.

    On top of the usual B&B amenities, this spot offers many family-friendly additions, including cribs, children’s books and toys, a high-chair, children’s dinnerware, and even babyproofed plug outlets.

    As one of the best bed and breakfasts in Manchester for families, spend some time in the spacious garden with your kids before heading out to explore the city. You’ll also be treated to a delicious home-cooked breakfast each morning of your stay.

    Best B&B for Backpackers – Affordable Family-Run B&B

    Affordable Family-Run BB with Garden Views Manchester
    • $
    • 2 Guests 
    • Bright and spacious room and access to full kitchen and lounge
    • In a lively neighborhood surrounded by bars and eateries

    There aren’t too many hostels in Manchester, but that doesn’t matter when there is so much affordable accommodation around. This double room is overflowing with natural light and will quickly become your home-away-from-home in Manchester. It’s located in a family home in the trendy district of Didsbury. You’ll be within walking distance of a bunch of eateries, bars, shops, and transport lines.

    You’ll be sharing the house with two other guest rooms and the owners, who provide a buffet-style breakfast each morning. Feel free to make use of the shared terrace and full kitchen, which is equipped with everything you might need to cook up a home-cooked meal.

    Bed and Breakfast in Manchester with Views – Classic Inn w/ Pub

    Classic Inn with Pub and Canal Views Manchester
    • $$$
    • 2 Guests
    • Simple rooms with buzzing pub and restaurant
    • On the canal in a vibrant LGBTQ+ friendly neighborhood

    If you’re a sucker for a good view, pick a canal-facing room in this trendy LGBTQ+ friendly inn in Manchester. Not only will you be provided with hotel-like amenities, including 24-hour service, but you’ll also be well located just a few minutes walk from bars, shops, and restaurants in the city center – all for an absolute steal of a price!

    The Junior Suite with Canal Views is the way to go if you’re after a view. The basic room includes an ensuite bathroom and coffee and tea facilities. Not only is this the best bed and breakfast in Manchester for views, but you’ll also get more bang for your buck in this suite, which has three double beds and enough space to comfortably sleep six guests.

    Top Countryside B&B in Manchester – Gorgeous Victorian B&B

    Gorgeous Victorian BB with Grand Breakfast Room Manchester
    • $$
    • 2 Guests
    • Historic Victorian house with top-class breakfast
    • In the Derbyshire countryside near Buxton

    If you have the time, split your Manchester trip in two and spend a couple of nights in the countryside just outside the city. This stunning Victorian Airbnb B&B seems a world away from the big city but is only a short drive from the center. Set against a lush countryside backdrop in the historic town of Buxton, Ashleigh Buxton offers high-end accommodation for a great price.

    The rooms are equipped with everything you might need for a short stay, but it’s the breakfast room that will take your breath away. Ornate wallpapers, high ceilings, and a carved wooden centerpiece fireplace will make you feel like you’ve taken a step back in time.

    Most Unique B&B – Modern Suite in Historic Tower

    Modern Suite in Historic Tower with Rooftop Deck Manchester (2)
    • $$$
    • 2 Guests
    • Rooftop deck with Jacuzzi and dining area
    • 20 minutes from the city center in the countryside

    Have you ever wanted to sleep in a historical water tower? Well, now you can! Set in a historic fortress-like building, this B&B outside Manchester City tastefully combines futuristic modern interiors with authentic gothic architecture.

    This double-story king suite is set 95-feet above the Cheshire countryside, with beautiful views from every window. The best part of this B&B is the rooftop garden, boasting a Jacuzzi and alfresco dining area with stunning 360-degree views. Each morning, breakfast is served in your room – perfect for a relaxing weekend away!

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    Final Thoughts on Bed and Breakfasts in Manchester

    And that concludes our list of the best bed and breakfasts in Manchester! Manchester is often overlooked by tourists who prioritize visiting its cosmopolitan neighbor London. However, this dynamic and modern city is overflowing with places to go, things to see, and food to eat, and is without a doubt worth a visit.

    This city is a playground for lovers of culture, art, history, food, and shopping, and spending some time in one of Manchester’s top B&Bs is a sure way to experience all that the city has to offer.

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