Recently we released tickets for #SRACon and you may have noticed that we are no longer offering accommodated tickets. It was a tough decision but there were a few reasons why. It means there is less restriction on distance and specific room costs whilst giving you more freedom to choose your own accommodation as well as who you are booking rooms/hotels with. You will have also noticed it has proportionally lowered ticket price, you’ll still get everything included such as breakfast and lunch on Day 2 & 3 as well as dinner in the evening of Day 1 & 2. 

We thought it was only right that we give you the lowdown on where the best places to stay in Salford are. Whether you’re looking at hotels or a shared Airbnb for your station, we have all the best recommendations for you!

Hotels

It’s a 30-minute walk to the University of Salford or 10-minutes if driving. There is also easy access to central Manchester by Metrolink tram services. 

Very similar to the Hotel Ibis Budget, it’s a 30-minute walk to the University of Salford or 10-minutes if driving. There is also easy access to central Manchester by Metrolink tram services. 

A waterside spot in the heart of Salford Quays, this hotel is also a 30-minute walk to the University of Salford or a 10-minute drive. 

It’s a 30-minute walk to the University of Salford or 10-minutes if driving. There is also easy access to central Manchester by Metrolink tram services. 

This hotel is a little closer to the University of Salford as it is a 20-minute walk and is a cheap alternative to a hotels in Salford Quays. 

If you’re wanting a chain hotel that is only a 15-minute walk to the University of Salford and has free car park, this may be worth checking out. 

This hotel is next to the banks of River Irwell and close to stylish Spinningfields. It’s an ideal location as it’s only a 15 min walk to the University of Salford and has great bus connections to the campus too.

Right in the heart of MediaCityUK, just moments from The Quays, BBC and ITV. It is a 35 minute walk to the University of Salford. However, it has the 50 bus run direct from MediaCity (by The Alchemist) stopping right outside of the University and Salford Crescent which is a short 20 min journey.

This hotel is right beside the Premier Inn in Salford’s MediaCityUK, it has great transport links to the University of Salford. It may be pricey but worth it. 

Shared Villas 

If you are looking to stay together as a station or a region then these villas are a quick 8-minute walk to the University of Salford, that include everything! Best part is they can sleep up to 20 people!

Airbnb

There are plenty of Airbnbs in Manchester that are great for small or large groups at very reasonable prices. But if you are wanting to stay close to the University, whether that is in walking distance or be on a direct bus route, we have put together a quick search to show you the range of stays that are available in Salford during conference. 

All these stays are located on the 50 bus route which stops directly outside the Uni and Salford Crescent. We have highlighted the bus route in orange so you get a better understanding, the journey can take from 10-20 mins depending on traffic and location. For most of these stays the walk to the campus would take around 20 minutes. 

The blue location pin on the map is the university campus where the conference will be based.

 

If you’re struggling with transport and unsure how to get to the Salford or the best way to travel around Salford and campus we will be putting together a guide in the upcoming weeks to help you. It will have everything from closest train stations and Metrolink tram services to the best bus routes and taxi companies to use during SRACon.


If you have any questions or concerns, you can drop us a DM on Twitter or email events@studentradio.org.uk!