Finding Us

By Train

From the train station entrance walk straight ahead up City Road, turn left at the top of this road onto Boughton Street and we are 150m on the left hand side.

By Bus

The National Express bus service now arrives and leaves from Terminal 7 at the Chester Bus Exchange. On leaving the station, turn left up Princess Street. Turn Right at the top of the road onto Northgate Street. At the top of the road by St Peters Church turn Left onto Eastgate Street. Pass under the famous clock on top of the Roman wall and keep going straight on this road. Staying on the left hand pavement will take you through 2 pedestrian subways. This road changes from Eastgate Street to Foregate Street then after the second subway becomes Boughton. Exiting out of the 2nd Subway turn right up the steps and go around the corner passing the Fast food restaurants. We are 200 metres further up this road past the video shop.

By Car

Leave the A55 Dual Carriageway at the Turning for the A51 and Vicars Cross and follow the signposts to Chester. Staying on this road will bring you onto the Tarvin Road. Following the signposts for City Centre will bring you onto Boughton Road. You will pass Boughton Retail park on the right and then see Jade Garden Chinese takeaway and Chester Backpackers next door to it. Go around one way system in a loop turning left again onto Boughton after 4sets of Traffic lights. Stay in Middle Lane to filter left correctly for 4th set of lights. Prepare to turn left at Video Store and then turn left at Jade Garden Chinese take away. Park at back of hostel


Chester Backpackers is ideally situated on the Land's End to John O'Groats cycle route, located approximately 86 miles from Slaidburn in the North and 67miles from Clun to the South. Whether you're doing Land's End to John O'Groats or casually touring the country by Bike, Cyclists are welcome at Chester Backpackers. We now have a covered area for secure storage for up to 6 bicycles at the hostel at anytime, although we can accommodate up to 15 bikes on any given day. We have drying facilities available at a small cost and will be happy to provide you with a weather forecast or a bucket and a sponge to clean your bike.

There are 2 cycle shops within 2 minutes walk from the hostel:

The Bike Factory - 153-161 Boughton, Chester - 01244 317 893

The Edge Cycleworks - 157-167 Foregate Street, Chester, Cheshire - 01244 323 580


Free parking is available directly behind the hostel from 6pm to 8:30am Monday to Saturday inclusive and is free all day Sunday. Regrettably between the hours of 8:30am and 6pm this is a 30minute parking zone. There is adequate room to park here for support vehicles for cyclists, or coaches for rugby clubs and school parties. Alternatively there is a pay and display car park down Steam Mill Lane which costs £4.50 per day and £1.50 overnight. This is located 50 yards away at the rear of the hostel. Free parking is available on Dee Lane which is 2minutes walk from the hostel and is sign posted "River Dee, Dee Lane" (Brown Sign) just off Boughton Road as you head towards town, Space is usually available mid afternoon and your vehicle can be left there for the duration of your visit free of charge.