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  • About HOAX

    This is the hostel that isn’t like a hostel. A place that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Exceptional essentials that are done with effortless ease. No fuss. The kind of place where it all just feels right, even if it’s your first time.


    Enjoy comfortable rooms for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 that focus on what’s important. Like en-suite bathrooms, clean towels and fresh linen. Enjoy free WiFi too and 24-hour reception. And more.


    On the ground floor: HOPSKOTCH Street Kitchen and Bar. International street cuisine that’s always inventive and completely authentic. Eat, drink and meet at the place where trends blend. Open for brunch, dinner and good conversation.

    • If you love lager but hate the obvious, we’ve got beers from around the world. Or if you prefer grape to grain, we have an exceptional variety of wines to try
    • On the plate, it’s all about tapas sizes, but not tapas food. Miniature classics like Yeti Burger, the Hopdog and sliders. And, to keep things interesting, future classics too.


    In the basement: The HATCH.

    Our live performance venue. The creative soul of the place, where artists and new bands are waiting to be discovered. Come and listen to the sound of the city.




    No cheesy grins. No stupid poses. Just pictures of our place. Rooms. Views. Rooms with views. That kind of thing. Take a look and see yourself here.


    Some cities love to be photographed. Liverpool is no exception. The people. The places. The art. The architecture. Urban sprawl to inspire and enthral. Get a feel for the city on the Mersey.


    We like random. Random is good. Random is anything, everything, something and nothing. It’s the new and the old. The strange and the different. What does random look like? See for yourself.


    Head straight for bed. Check in. Bags. Bunks. Check out facilities and then enjoy. Whenever. Wherever.


    Rooms & Rates

    A standard hostel bunk bed mattress measures 5ft x 2ft 6”. A super-size, custom-made, luxury bunk bed mattress at HOAX Liverpool measures 6ft 3” x 3ft.
    Better bed = better sleep.

    What else you get in all our rooms: steaming hot en-suite showers, all with hand wash, shower gel, clean towel and bed linen. You get flexibility: family rooms with inter-connecting doors, and female-only rooms available on demand.




    Double room

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    Three’s a crowd. So ditch the gooseberry. Choose a room for two and enjoy total privacy.

    Bed in 4 bed dorm from



    Fab four. It’s a good number (especially round here). Only question is, who gets the top bunk – John, Paul, George or Ringo?
    Bed in 6 bed dorm from



    Included with all our 6 person rooms: atmosphere, memories, laughs, banter. It’s you plus five friends right in the centre of the city. Late nights = great nights.

    Bed in an 8 bed dorm from



    Leave the alarm clock at home. This is a city adventure. Bags dumped, bunks chosen. You and seven mates. It doesn’t get better.

    Bed in an 10 bed dorm from


     Often spotted roaming around Liverpool’s streets: hens and stags. Here’s where they sleep – 10 to a room. Approach with caution. They can bite.

    Services & Facilities

    One-size-fits-all accommodation doesn’t fit all.

    So at HOAX Liverpool we do something different. A whole load of services and facilities that help make your time with us as unique as you want it to be. The things you need to make your stay easy. It’s about knowing everything’s sorted and taken care of. After all, you came here to enjoy the city. So enjoy the city.


    Hopskotch Lower Ground FloorHopskotch Window Signage


    The things others don’t do, we do. Like free WiFi and a free place to stash your bags when you leave. Laundry and lockers.

    Flexible check-in, flexible check-out.* There’s also a 24-hour secure reception, self-catering kitchen and tour desk with essential advice from those who know.

    Hopskotch, the Street Kitchen and Bar serving delicious, ambitious food and drinks.

    And The Hatch, live music venue in the basement showcasing the best new bands, from Liverpool and beyond. Always unique. Only HOAX Liverpool.

    *£10 extra per room. Private rooms only.

    HOAX Launch by Robin Clewley Photography
    HOAX Launch by Robin Clewley Photography
    The Hatch Table

    The Hatch



    Downstairs - The HATCH.  Our live performance venue and sports bar.  The creative soul of the place, where local artists and new bands are waiting to be discovered.  Come listen to the sound of the city.

    • EVERY WEDNESDAY – Open Mic with Terry Gray
    • LIVE SPORTS. Ask our team on 0151 908 0098 for the latest sports schedule in The Hatch.


    Karl Sweeney

    Celebrate your Mathew Street Weekend with Karl Sweeney. Live Music from 8.30pm, FREE ENTRY
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    Open Mic with Terry Gray

    Join us for the only weekly Open Mic on Mathew Street, 8pm start. A free beer awaits every performer
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    Out On Stage – Heat 3

    Out On Stage in association with The Michael Causer Foundation present you a battle of the bands competition for Liverpool Pride 2014, FREE ENTRY
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    Marc Kenny

    Celebrate your Mathew Street Weekend with Marc Kenny. Live Music from 8.30pm, FREE ENTRY
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    Karl Sweeney

    Celebrate your Mathew Street Weekend with Karl Sweeney. Live Music from 8.30pm, FREE ENTRY
    Find out more »

    Open Mic with Terry Gray

    Join us for the only weekly Open Mic on Mathew Street, 8pm start. A free beer awaits every performer
    Find out more »



    Drop in on HOPSKOTCH Street Kitchen and Bar on the ground floor and experience urban, stylish, easy dining in a completely contemporary way.
    This isn’t the obvious. This isn’t the usual. This is the new place to eat, drink and meet for those who do different.

    You’ll see high ceilings, big windows, exposed brickwork. Think Manhattan loft and you’re in the right place.
    This is where it’s about mixing things up a little and seeing what you get.
    Furniture. Décor. People. North, south, East, West. Different languages,different cultures.
    Full Food and Drinks Menu available here: WWW.HOPSKOTCHLIVERPOOL.COM

    HOAX Launch by Robin Clewley Photography WEB (12)

    Hopskotch Lower Ground Floor
    HOAX Launch by Robin Clewley Photography
    HOAX Launch by Robin Clewley Photography WEB (4)

    We’re mixing things up on the plate too. Tapas-sized, but not tapas. Mini burgers. Ribs. Sliders. Get a little taste of the way we savour flavour. Classic favourites. We love them. So here’s the weird part: we love things our taste buds have never tasted before too.

    Come downstairs for more great food, great drink and great conversation. It’s darker down here. Moodier. More snug. A place to try new brews and make new friends. A place to discover new bands too, at The HATCH, our music and performance venue. Get a table, get a drink and get a vibe of what’s what on the local music scene. Come back tomorrow and who knows what you’ll find craft workshops, comedy, poetry, acoustic acts and live bands. Same space, different pace.But that’s then and this is now. So drink, eat, enjoy. Stay for a bite or stay all night. Well, until 2am anyway.


    HOAX Liverpool: hostel / bar / restaurant / gallery

    When we came up with the concept of HOAX, we knew it was never just going to be somewhere to sleep and eat. We wanted it to feed the mind as well as the body and soul. HOPSKOTCH Street Kitchen and Bar is a place where good food meets good conversation: a fitting venue to showcase ‘#justgoodfaces’ exhibition.

    The #justgoodfaces exhibition starts on Monday 3rd February. Open Daily 8.00am – 22.00pm. Free Entry.

    #justgoodfaces by Laura Marsh. 

    Bio and blurb are written by the artist, Laura Marsg:

    I’m Laura Marsh and I am a freelance artist based in Liverpool. I graduated from John Moores university in 2008 where I studied Fine Art. During my time here I experimented with many mediums and realised drawing is what excites me most as an emerging artist.
    I have always had an interest in portraits and photographing people, so illustrating interesting faces was a natural progression for my work to take. I particularly enjoy drawing people of an older generation as I feel there is so much character to be portrayed in their faces. My illustrations are also often inspired by films and  music with the predominant theme of hip hop running throughout my portfolio. I am constantly pushing myself to create new drawings and embrace the opportunity to get involved with new projects in order to keep my work fresh and exciting.

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    My illustrations often lead towards more distinguished characters who are more renowned for their talents. This has influenced my collective pieces of drawings of well known personalities who’s appearances show great personality which I find to myself amusing. I enjoy visually how an appearance can grab my attention and inspire my next piece of work.

    Contact details: lauramarsh86@gmail.com

    Facebook: Laura Marsh Illustrations Twitter: @lauramarsgg 






    Previous Exhibitionits:

    18th December – 2nd February: ‘In Tune’ by Grethe Borsum. More information check out our Facebook page or visit Greta’s website here.

    18th November – 17th December: ‘Mysteriously Musical’ by Dave Ellison. More information: check out our Facebook page or visit Dave Ellison’s website here.

    15th October – 17th November: ‘Identity Documents’ by Adam Lee. More information: check out our Facebook page or visit Adam Lee’s website here.

    17th September – 14th October: ‘Illustrated Prosody’ by Jazamin Sinclair. More information: check out our Facebook page or visit Jazamin’s website here.

    18th August – 16th September: ‘Street’s of Liverpool by Michael Kirkham. More information: Facebook page or visit Michael’s website here.



    54 Stanley Street.
    L1 6AU

    0151 908 0098

    Just listen for the sound of a thousand cameras taking pictures of the Cavern Quarter. Or follow these directions. If you’re flying, catch the 500 bus from Liverpool John Lennon Airport into Liverpool city centre.

    Get off at Queen’s Square. Cross through Williamson Square (Liverpool FC shop is on the right) and head for the Met Quarter. HOAX Liverpool is on Stanley Street, on the left-hand side of the Met Quarter building.

    Travelling by train, leave through the front of Lime Street Station and head downhill towards the Royal Court Theatre. Walk until you get to Williamson Square, then cross through and head towards the Met Quarter. HOAX Liverpool is on the left-hand side of the Met Quarter building on Stanley Street.


    To book or find out more about HOAX Liverpool, call us on 0151 908 0098 or email us at hello@hoaxliverpool.com. It’s what we’re here for.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: Is this where you can find out everything you could ever want to know about HOAX Liverpool?

    Answer: Yes, indeed.

    Q. Is there an age limit at HOAX Liverpool?
    A. No. But under 18s must be accompanied by and adult or responsible guardian.

    Q. What time is check in?
    A. 3.00pm

    Q.What time is check out?

    A. 11.00am

    Q. Are dorms mixed?
    A. It depends who’s staying with us. Dorms are either mixed or you can request female-only.

    Q. Are the bathrooms mixed or single sex?
    A. Again, it depends on who’s staying. But all dorms are en-suite.

    Q. Is there a curfew?
    A. No. 24/7 reception.

    Q. Can I smoke?
    A. No. Not inside.

    Q. Can I bring alcohol into the hostel?
    A. Yes, but you can only drink it in the guest kitchen area. Only drinks purchased in the bar can be drunk there. Why not try our pan-galactic gargle blaster.

    Q. Do I need to bring a sleeping bag / bedding?
    A. No. Bedding (linen) is included.

    Q. Do I need to bring my own towel?
    A. No. All guests get their own towel free of charge.

    Q. What time is breakfast?
    A. Breakfast is served from 8.00am-10.30am daily.

    Q. Is breakfast available?
    A. Yes. HOAX guests can enjoy a discounted Full English/Veggie (£3.95) or Continental breakfast (£2.95) from our HOPSKOTCH Street Kitchen and Bar. Please ask one of our team members for more details.

    Q. When can I use the self-catering kitchen?
    A. The self-catering kitchen is open 12 hours a day, from 7:30am-7:30pm

    Q. What are the bar opening times?
    A. HOPSKOTCH is open for Sun-Thu from 8.00am-9.oopm; Fri-Sat 8.00am-8.00pm; Sun 8.00am-6.00pm. The Bar is bar serves until midnight (Sun-Thu) / 2am (Fri & Sat).


    We are really interested in what you think so we can continually try to improve our service and facility. Please take some time to give us a review, we will send you a voucher code for 10% off your next visit.

    “first time in hostel”

    By audrey wade on January 6, 2014








    at the age of 47 was nervous to be going to a hostel for the first time…my kids thought i was crazy but i felt safe warm and comfotable .loved the bunk beds. i went just to party so was ideal..big beatle fan so cavern club for me..when i was out everone else slept i came back they went out i slept ..perfect…will be back and would recomend..stayed in 208 loved the double door.

    “Good hostel with great live venue”

    By John Smith on November 29, 2013








    Stayed at HOAX last weekend after watching a live band in the basement venue (which, by the way, is really cool). There were lots of rooms available which was great, and the room we go was very clean, modern and comfortable.

    “Excellent budget accommodation.”

    By Jane on November 29, 2013








    We enjoyed a two night stay in a six bed dorm. The location is central, within easy walking distance of attractions such as the Albert Dock and the Cavern Club and shops and pubs. The beds were very comfortable, and the rooms were very clean and pristine. I will definitely be staying again.

    “Great place to stay”

    By Emma F. on November 29, 2013








    hey – haven’t stayed at a hostel for while, but my friends recommended Hoax. Had a brilliant time – central location, clean, safe and a good base to explore! Can only recommend it. Emma

    “Fantastic hostel in a fantastic location”

    By Marc Crouch on July 30, 2013







    Stayed there on launch weekend. Firstly, the food is outstanding and highly recommended – loved the tapas concept on regular dishes. The location is perfect, a very short stroll away from the Cavern and right in the heart of the party. The rooms were surprisingly posh, with excellent beds, very comfortable and good length – a critical consideration for reasonably tall people like me. Overall, a great hostel and I would stay again.

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    What does Ringo, George, elephants and Shiverpool have in common?

    - You can all book them here – here are our latest package offers:

    Beatles Offer*

    Be taken on an amazing journey to find out how the lads from Liverpool formed the city’s most famous band with a ticket to the Beatles Story, then continue your journey on a taxi tour of all the Beatles famous sights.  Stay with us for 2 nights and take in more of Liverpool’s culture.  Fill your belly with our free breakfast too…

    • Gold offer includes: Beatles Story, taxi and accommodation prices from £79.00 (dorm) and £125.00 in a private room.
    • Silver offer includes: Beatles story by taxi and accommodation from £64.00 (dorm) or £95.00 in a private room.
    • Bronze offer: Beatles story and super cosy accommodation from £27.00 (dorm) or £75.00 in a private room.


    Haunted Liverpool*

    Explore the city’s most famous locations revealing their hidden past and mysteries with a ticket to Shiverpool’s ghost and history tour, then leave all the ghouls behind and maybe you still fancy a Hoaxus Pocus in the bar!?

    • Ghost tour and accommodation from £27.00 (dorm) to £71.00 in a private room.


    LFC Stay*

    Check out Anfield and get exclusive behind the scenes access to LFC with a tour ticket, then stay with us – you can fill your belly with our free breakfast too.  Why not join us in Hopskotch for some beers and great scran?

    • Foottie tour from £30.00 (dorm) to £77.00 in a private room.


    Chester Zoo*

    With over 400 different species to learn more about, Chester Zoo is a must see.  Enjoy a great day-out with a ticket to the zoo, then a great night-in staying with us at HOAX.

    • from £32.00 ( dorm) to £81.00 in a private room.


    Call on 0151/908 0098 to book the latest offers. They are Going. Gone. Gone.

    If you book for 3 nights, we even throw in a tour with the City Explorer for FREE!  

    ~* all offers are subject to availability and a minimum stay of 2 nights applies at the weekend.~

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