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If you’re planning a trip to Chester, England, be ready to have your mind blown by Roman ruins, picturesque architecture, and historic sites! This little gem of a city is something to behold. Although, if you’re curious as to what the best cheap hotels in Chester city centre are, here’s the perfect list for you.

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Ah, the city of Chester, England. Filled with spectacular sites, attractions, and things to do for all people! Whether you’re looking to take a step back through time or experience the Chester Rows, this is the place to do it.

With oodles and schmoodles of things to do like walking the Roman City Walls or hitting up one of the many ancient pubs (literally older than the United States itself!), you can bet there’s tons of affordable and cheap places to stay in Chester.

In regards to accommodation types, you’ll find:

✓ Nice hotels
✓ More than affordable hostels
✓ Cute B&Bs
✓ Haunted inns
✓ And more.

Without a doubt, there’s no shortage of accommodations in Chester! Whatever type you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.

This ancient Roman city is no doubt one of the most magical places in England, and with that comes high hotel prices. You can easily spend over £400/night, but that’s typically unattainable for most travelers — especially for those on a budget.

With that said, as the purpose of this post is cheap hotels in Chester, we’re going to stay under £105! Easy enough, right?

And, even better, I’m only going to list hotels that are either in Chester’s center or very near it (within walking distance). Because who wouldn’t want to be where all the action is happening?


If you’re wondering where to stay in Chester and if there are any affordable accommodations, here’s a handy dandy list for you! I’m breaking it down into your average hotel, bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, pub inns, and hostels. 

Hotels in Chester City Centre

Quarterz Chester – £48

A triple room in the Quarterz Chester. (Photo Source)

The Quarterz Chester is kinda like a hotel, yet kinda like an apartment. What they like to call themselves is an “apart-hotel” that features:

  • Rooms designed to fit 4 or 3 people, as well as double and single rooms.
  • A full kitchen specifically for guests.
  • Complementary WiFi (because who can afford to be disconnected?)
  • Optional breakfast.
  • Comfortable beds.
  • And — the best part — it’s pretty affordable, likely due to it being a not-so-great option compared to other Chester hotels.
  • Note: Do keep in mind, since this is an “apart-hotel”, the apartments are split into separate rooms but the entire apartment is shared by guests.

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Hallmark Inn Chester (Westminster) – £38

How beautiful is the outside of the Hallmark Inn? (Photo Source)

Just a mere 100 meters away from the Chester train station, this Chester hotel is a short walk into the walls to where all the action is happening!

Featuring beautifully decorated rooms with dark wood beds and the traditional Tudor style exterior, the Hallmark Inn is a pretty darn good place to situate yourself for a stay in Chester.

Not to mention, at under £50 per night for the economy room, it’s a sweet deal, too!

  • Just a short walk into the city’s Roman walls.
  • Right down the road from the train station (handy if you arrive by train!).
  • Optional breakfast.
  • Previous guests rave about the location.
  • While this hotel has a lower rating than others on the list, it’s super duper affordable and has a very central location.

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The Townhouse Hotel – £72

Love The Townhouse Hotel’s exterior! (Photo source)

With raving reviews drooling over the staff, breakfast, and even better location (right within the city walls!), the Townhouse Hotel is a perfect choice for any Chester getaway.

While this cheap Chester hotel is a bit more than the two mentioned above, at under £80 per night for the cheapest room, it’s still a pretty sweet deal for what it has to offer!

  • Optional (fabulous) breakfast.
  • Good restaurant on site.
  • One of the few dog-friendly hotels in Chester (the pooch will love this place!).
  • If with a large group, there are apartments available.
  • The location of this place is unbeatable — within the city walls and no longer than a 5-10 minute walk to all the major Chester attractions.

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Bed & Breakfasts in Chester City Centre

Kilmorey Lodge – £78

Such a cute room, eh? (Photo source)

As a 4-star hotel with 2-star prices, this bed and breakfast in Chester can’t be beat!

If you’re looking for a more unique stay in Chester, the Kilmorey Lodge has individually decorated rooms with a charming, yet comfortable design!

  • Warm, welcoming rooms with comfy beds.
  • Clean ensuite bathrooms.
  • Full english breakfast (with the option to eat in bed!).
  • Totally affordable at £75-80 per night.
  • One thing to keep in mind is this B&B Chester hotel is about a 20-25 minute walk from the city centre. (But it totally makes up for it in amenities and uniqueness!)

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80 Watergate Street – £80

How comfy does that bed look, though? (Photo source)

With a rating of 9.9 stars on, the 80 Watergate Street B&B hotel in Chester is one of the highest rated places to stay in the city!

And boy, oh boy, after looking at the photos and what people have to say, it’s no wonder this place is booked out all the time.

Featuring exceptionally clean bathrooms with massive soaking tubs, individually decorated and designed rooms, huge comfy beds, and a mouthwatering English breakfast, this Chester B&B hotel is worth every single penny (which isn’t a lot at £80 per night for the cheapest room!).

*Note: You do have to book a minimum of 2 nights here!

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Boutique Hotels in Chester City Centre

Oddfellows Chester – £80

Cute, amirite? (source)

Rooms filled with fun and curious decorations and accessories, as well as super comfy beds and a staff that’ll go out of their way to make you happy, the Oddfellows Chester is one of the best boutique hotels in Chester City centre.

After seeing the rooms and bathrooms at this Chester hotel, I can’t imagine staying at a more luxurious place right in the heart of this Roman city!

Here are a few things that make the Oddfellows Chester hotel fabulous:

  • Massive, comfy beds.
  • Unique rooms each featuring individual interior designs and quirky decorations and designs.
  • A crazy good location; this is a serious central hotel in Chester’s city centre. It’s even within the historic Roman walls!
  • There’s a nice bar right on site if you want to grab a few pints.
  • Great breakfast ready for you in the morning (optional).
  • According to reviewers, there’s a private car park if you decide to either drive to Chester or rent a car!

*Note: There is a minimum two night stay for this hotel in Chester!

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Fifteens of Chester – £90

How quirky looking is that room, though? Doesn’t get more boutique than that! (source)

With raving reviews from previous guests, crazy quirky rooms that you’ll no doubt remember for a lifetime, and a ridiculously central location with all the Chester sites and attractions right at your doorstep, the Fifteens of Chester is one of the top boutique hotels in the city.

Perks of the Fifteens of Chester:

  • Located on Foregate street (right in the city centre!).
  • Small, cozy rooms perfect for a weekend away in Chester.
  • Each room has a unique personality all on its own.
  • While this Chester boutique hotel isn’t the best out of the lot, it’s central location is well worth the affordable price.

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The Boathouse Inn & Riverside Rooms – £105

Love the wallpaper! So cute. (source)

This boutique Chester hotel blasts all of them out of the water… literally! As it’s right on the River Dee, which flows right through the centre of Chester.

Even better, it’s right on the edge of the Grosvenor park, which is a fabulous place to take a stroll after all your site-seeing.

Not to mention the rooms are insanely beautiful and will take your breath away.

Here’s other aspects of The Boathouse Inn & Riverside rooms that this one special Chester accommodation:

  • Big, comfy beds to rest your head on after a day of exploring.
  • Breakfast is available on site, if you’re wanting to grab a bite to eat before you go out in the day.
  • The historical Roman gardens are just down the road and through the beautiful park.
  • Being located on the River Dee, you’re away from all the noise and traffic of the city! Great for a nights sleep.
  • The staff goes out of their way to provide whatever you need to stay happy (they even went out and bought soya milk for a guest!).

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(Haunted 😉) Pub Inns in Chester City Centre

The Pied Bull – £90

Wowza! How gorgeous is that room? (source)

Dating back to 1155, The Pied Bull is not only filled with captivating history and reputed to be the oldest licensed pub in Chester, it’s also rumored to be filled with lingering ghosts and ghouls!

In fact, according to guests, the ghost of a man is supposedly haunting the cellar after ‘falling down the the flight of stairs belonging to The Pied Bull with a knife in his hand.’

And don’t forget about the two chambermaids that haunt two of the rooms upstairs! They loved working here so much they didn’t want to leave…

Other perks of staying at The Pied Bull:

  • This place is right down the street from the gorgeous Chester Cathedral! A top site in the city.
  • Each room is individually decorated (I mean, just look at that photo above! Holy moly.).
  • Fabulous breakfast is available for purchase.
  • The pub downstairs is a crazy good place to grab a pint to drink.
  • Over 3,000 Booking reviews give this place an 8.8+ rating! That’s pretty darn good.

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Ye Olde Kings Head – £95

As one of the oldest pubs in Chester, the Ye Olde Kings Head dates back to the 11th century and has been trading as an inn since the 14th century! Pretty old, eh?

At that age, it’s no wonder there are a few leftover souls roaming around! In fact, Most Haunted visited this place in 2014 — but you’ll have to watch the episode yourself to discover what they found!

Benefits of staying at this Chester city centre pub:

  • Spacious, comfy rooms with a traditional and original feel only a place this old can deliver.
  • While parking on-site is a no-go, the city centre location makes up for it in more than one ways.
  • Staff is “absolutely wonderful” and make any stay even better.

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Hostels in Chester City Centre

The Bunkroom – £35

Cute, comfy, and affordable — what more could you need? (source)

Unfortunately, there’s really only one “hostel” in Chester’s city centre. On the bright side, it’s pretty good and smack dab near Chester’s bus station and train station!

A few cool perks of staying at the Bunkroom Chester hostel:

  • Train station is a 2-minute walk away and bus station is a 5-minute walk away.
  • A well equipped, fully stocked kitchen that’s clean and perfect for cooking a delicious meal in! (Cooking at home saves you money, too!)
  • Option to book an individual room at an affordable price if you don’t want to share a dorm room.
  • Chill out room with sofas, chairs, and a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Previous guests rave about the owner and staff, praising their willingness to go out of their way to make guests happy!

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With this list of B&Bs, pub inns, guest houses, and cheap hotels in Chester, England, you can be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for and in your price range for your trip to this magnificent Roman city!

But… if you didn’t find a place to stay in Chester that felt right, use the map below to discover the best hotel for you!

Chester Hotel Map

Are you planning a trip to Chester? Do you have any questions? Let me know in the comments below!

Sophie xx

A wee little note: I want to be completely transparent with you! So, I must say, while I’ve spent a good amount in Chester, there’s no way I could possibly stay at all the places on this list! This post is intended to be a thorough guide; I’ve done all the research and read through the reviews for you to pick out the best places I know you’ll love!

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