9 affordable stays for football fans across the UK

Being a loyal football fan and traveling to matches across England can be costly, but there are lots of affordable hotels close to Premier League stadiums.

Premier League fixtures take fans across the UK, and these hotels with great value put you right at the heart of the action.

Wherever you follow your team to across England, there is no shortage of things to do and places to see near the stadiums. And if you need an affordable place to spend the night, we’ve got you covered.

London

Experience Chelsea's Stamford Bridge Up Close and Personal

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If you want a hotel within touching distance of Chelsea’s iconic Stamford Bridge, the Millennium & Copthorne at Chelsea Football Club is the place. During Premier League games, you can literally walk out of the door and be engulfed by the chanting, partying, and camaraderie of match day.

Inspired by Chelsea FC, the hotel has a Blues Room, a unique bedroom boasting Chelsea-inspired décor and amenities. Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill comes to life before and after football matches. The walls are covered in some 16 plasma screens showing live Premier League games, accompanied by tasty burgers, and refreshing beers.

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea Football Club

London
8.2 Very good (2898 reviews)

Put Yourself at the Heart of the Action

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Ideal for football fans who want a budget hotel without sacrificing location, the Ibis London Earls Court is surrounded by bustling pubs, restaurants, take-aways, and sports bars.

At 12-storeys high, the hotel offers sweeping views across London. Each room includes comfortable double beds, power showers, and smart TVs. The on-site George and Dragon pub is decorated in a traditional British style, serving the best locally brewed beers. During football season, fans from every team flock there before and after games to enjoy the lively atmosphere.

ibis London Earls Court

London
8.0 Very good (3351 reviews)

Manchester

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Experience the Capital of the North's Football Culture

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Located in central Manchester, the affordable but ultra-stylish Leonardo Hotel Manchester Piccadilly is near an endless variety of cheap eats and high-end restaurants, pubs, and bars.

Rooms are decorated in fine linens and boast views across Manchester, but what makes this hotel a great affordable option is its central location. The Gay Village, with its lively clubs and pubs, is popular every day of the week.

Leonardo Hotel Manchester Piccadilly

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Manchester
8.8 Excellent (1462 reviews)

Liverpool

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Get Swept Away by Liverpool's Friendly Hospitality

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Liverpool embraces visitors like friends, regardless of which team they support. Hotel Indigo Liverpool is located close to the famous Liverpool docks and the many Irish pubs that give the city its unique atmosphere and culture. The pubs surrounding the Indigo throng with fans eager to get in on the action, spilling out of packed bars, singing, and dancing to football-themed songs.

The hotel itself offers style and comfort at an affordable price, with each room boasting satellite TV, steam showers, and designer toiletries, and views across the city. The hotel’s Cotton Lounge bar and restaurant serves, intriguingly, cotton-themed cocktails.

Hotel Indigo Liverpool - an IHG hotel

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Liverpool
9.0 Excellent (2452 reviews)

Newcastle

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Chill in an Iconic Former Newcastle Brewery

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Located inside a former brewery, the Sandman Signature Newcastle is one of the city’s top affordable hotels. Today, the rooms, with fine furnishings, large and comfortable king beds, and designer toiletries, are all chic and stylish, some including a kitchen and breakfast bar, but the on-site sports bar is the place to be. After a game, the bustling bars and restaurants of Newcastle are just a few minutes walk away.

Sandman Signature Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne
8.3 Very good (2344 reviews)

Leeds

Budget for a Stay in the Pride of Yorkshire

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The Easyhotel Leeds is one of the cheapest hotels in this popular West Yorkshire city, where football is a way of life. The hotel is located in central Leeds, surrounded by bars, restaurants, and sports venues that quickly fill with jovial fans when a game is on. In the rooms, you can expect to find simple furnishings, bright orange walls, and a functional bathroom. Expect to pay extra for toiletries and a TV.

Whether you choose to watch the game in one of the sports bars or prefer to join the fans in the stands, Leeds is the place to be. You can experience local fans’ passion after a big game when the city is flooded with yellow and blue shirts.

Easyhotel Leeds

Leeds
7.8 Good (1976 reviews)

Relax with Friends in an Award-winning Apart-hotel

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The Roomzzz Leeds City apart-hotel may be award-winning, but is one of the best affordable options if you want to visit with friends or family. Apartments are stylish, spacious, and can accommodate different group sizes of avid football fans. Each apartment includes ambient lighting, large beds to sprawl out on, and fully equipped kitchenettes with a microwave, hobs and dining table.

At this hotel, you’re only a few steps from Leeds’ buzzing nightlife, and there is no shortage of restaurants and cafes close by—Indian, Thai, Chinese, you name it.

Roomzzz Leeds City

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Leeds
9.2 Excellent (1195 reviews)

Bournemouth

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Enjoy the Golden Sands of England's South Coast

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Bournemouth is home to a seven-mile beach of golden sand and an impressive pier. The budget Commodore Hotel puts you near the beach and popular town centre. Each room promises uninterrupted sea views, comfortable beds, and en-suite bathrooms. Many rooms are dog-friendly.

If the many cheap and cheerful cafes and afternoon tea shops don’t do it for you, the Jurassic coast is just minutes away. Secluded coves, jagged cliffs, and sandy beaches make for the perfect escape before the big game kicks off.

Commodore Hotel

Bournemouth
8.4 Very good (617 reviews)

Savour the High-life Without the Price Tag

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Bournemouth has always attracted the rich and famous, including famous football players who want to get away from cities. A stay at Connaught Lodge, an elegant but affordable hotel, is one of the best value options in the town.

The hotel is located in an 1850s building close to central Bournemouth and steps from the beach. Guests have access to balconies overlooking the sea, a spa and Jacuzzi, gym, two on-site restaurants, and a cocktail bar.

The Connaught Lodge

Bournemouth
8.2 Very good (969 reviews)