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ACCOMMODATIONS

Cheap stays in the city center are hard to find, though summer offers the possibility of decently priced student housing. The highest concentration of budget lodgings is 3-5km south in the suburbs of Fallowfield, Withington, and Didsbury; take bus #40, 42, or 157. Browse the free booklet Where to Stay (at the TIC) for listings.

YHA Manchester, Potato Wharf, Castlefield ((0870) 770 5950; www.yhamanches-ter.org.uk). Take the metro to G-Mex Station or bus #33 from Piccadilly Gardens toward Wigan to Deansgate. Raising hostelingto swanky heights. Friendly staff and good security. Lockers £1-2. Laundry £1.50. Internet 50p per6min. Reception 7am-llpm. Dorms £19; doubles £32-42; quads £68-78; quints £97.

Jurys Inn Manchester, 56 Great Bridgewater St. (953 8888). Enormous rooms, luxurious baths, and professional service. A double and single bed in every room. Hardly a deal for solo travelers, but a bargain for those with companions. £73 per room, weekend specials subject to availability.

Student Village, Lower Chatham St. (236 1776). Dorm-style accommodations; groups of 3-7 single rooms share common space, kitchens, and bathrooms. Open mid-June to Sept. Singles £17, students £15.

Burton Arms, 31 Swan St. (fax 834 3455). Basic rooms above a pub on a busy street. A 15min. walk from both train stations and St. Peter’s Sq. Full English breakfast £3. Singles £25; doubles £40, with bath £60; triples £6090.

University of Manchester: Call the University Accommodation Office (275 2888, open M-F 9am-5pm) to find out which dorms are available for lodging during summer vacation (mid-June to mid-Sept). 3-7 day minimum stay. Reserve a week or more in advance with deposit. From £42 per week. Dorms offering lodgings include Hume Hall (275 0210) and Hardy Farm (861 9913). O

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