I stayed at the WORST RATED HOTEL IN MANCHESTER for the night.

  • Published on Mar 23, 2019
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Comments • 114

  • LadyDragonbane
    LadyDragonbane Month ago

    Just at the moment you slammed the window shut my RU-clip window closed for no reason. 😂

  • Allison Acosta
    Allison Acosta Month ago +1

    You should do the best and the worst back to back! One day stay at a the best hotel one day stay at the worst. I can see it now, “the best and worst of Birmingham”

  • TheGreatAmbini
    TheGreatAmbini Month ago

    I thought the exterior looked familiar and then I realised that I live on this street - never even noticed the doorway for this hotel!

  • Anna Hovakimian
    Anna Hovakimian Month ago

    Great video, 😱 I can’t believe these places stay in business

  • Diana Vlogs
    Diana Vlogs Month ago

    I like the sound of Horrid Hotels, that place isn't bad i've stayed in a worse place in Canada and had the same situation with the neighbouring room. new subscriber here loved this video.

  • Lucy Schoon
    Lucy Schoon Month ago

    I've stayed at the merchant. Have they credit card fraud you yet??

  • Alex Briscoe
    Alex Briscoe Month ago

    I stayed there it was fuckin horrible!!!!!!!

  • Worldaviation 4K
    Worldaviation 4K Month ago

    I'd love you to do the Kinshico Capsule hotel in Japan (one where karl pilkington stayed at, I also stayed here)

  • Damien Smethurst
    Damien Smethurst Month ago

    I heard the name and shivered. And I left Manchester 11 years ago

  • simgorm
    simgorm Month ago

    I got as far as the plug socket, the level of damage and the fact that staff members are aware is a massive red flag, any damage like this should be repaired straight away and no guest should be allowed to use the room while it is in this condition.

  • missy sparkles
    missy sparkles Month ago

    Horrid Hotels or Hotel Horrors either is great - i suspect sometimes the exelleents are written by the owners

  • Elle Bee
    Elle Bee Month ago

    I was weirdly hoping you would check the shower drain!

  • Sweet Peas
    Sweet Peas Month ago +2

    This type of video gives me the creeps I'm a snob about hotels. I've done travel lodge once, never again! Did I seriously hear you had to pay for a towel!

  • Dubious
    Dubious Month ago

    Could not watch cause of background noise/music

  • Rachel O'Brien
    Rachel O'Brien Month ago

    you should have stayed at the ram lodge in Manchester , that is definitely the worst

  • Michelle van der Haven

    Go to Amsterdam! I used to work in the hotel industry and there are a lot of options here.

  • Cashpot
    Cashpot Month ago

    Well it’s getting you a good number of subscribers but your constant nitpicking is getting me down. Try a Hilton hotel, multiply by cost then decide. I have found dreadful stuff in really “good” hotels.

  • Captain Tobias
    Captain Tobias Month ago

    😊😊😊I've seen worse.

  • Benjamin Wilson
    Benjamin Wilson Month ago +1

    If you use a black light, you will even find sperms on the ceiling.

  • Syed Ali
    Syed Ali Month ago

    Please visit Pakistan as well... you well surely enjoy the warmth of people and natural beauty of northern areas of Pakistan... I can assist you with your plans.... you can find me on FB... Syed Alley Ali ( Sydney)

  • Mariana Vidal
    Mariana Vidal Month ago +1

    I would love you to go to the same cities and go to the best rated ones and check the same things!

  • Monica Gates
    Monica Gates Month ago

    Try the worst hotel in Southend on sea, trust me you’ll be spoiled for choice 😂😂😂

  • Kasey Walker
    Kasey Walker Month ago

    I once stayed at the Britannia with my youth group, in Manchester. It was the worse hotel I've been in, and it was also getting very negative feedback. You walk into the foyer and it feels very classy, which is where it stops. My room had a very heavy scent of perfume, which made me feel sick because it was so strong. The bathroom sink had a very suspect brown stain around the plug which I didn't even want to explore, the shower was also filthy so I skipped the shower. The restaurant was appalling, we ended up waiting 40 minutes to even get drinks, by the time dinner arrived it wasn't good. A number of people ended up with mild food poisoning, where they all had the same dish.

    I wouldn't return, just because it is absolutely vile.

  • Charlie Fleming
    Charlie Fleming Month ago

    My Mam & Dad worked in a B&B for a few years. That mattress protector works like a duvet cover, you zip or button it up at one of the ends, the plus is that it doesn't fall off like a fitted sheet but they are very hard work to put on and take off, as you have to lift the mattress up and so on.

  • Shukri Abdullah
    Shukri Abdullah Month ago

    I vote for Hotel Horrors

  • Tao of David
    Tao of David Month ago +1

    Just curious, are you concerned about hotel owners getting wind of you doing these videos and ending up recognising you and refusing to check you in? Knowing my luck that'd happen to me!

  • beth T
    beth T Month ago

    compare this to the mcdonald manchester hotel... that place is fancy as heck

  • Saint of Bacon
    Saint of Bacon Month ago +2

    Go abroad? Well there is always Scotland.

  • minekpista
    minekpista 2 months ago

    Manchester in ENGLISTAN?

  • A Girl and Her Passport

    I didn't think this was that bad especially for the price. I assume all hotels that aren't brand new are somewhat dirty. At least there is a mattress cover! The window not closing would irritate me but not the end of the world for one night.

  • Rebecca Lockley
    Rebecca Lockley 2 months ago +5

    Some of the blacklight stains might not be a stain, but residue from cleaning products . I once spilled a disinfectant on my jeans and didn't realise it left residue until I was at a club with a black light and spots showed up on my jeans!

  • emeraldsroses
    emeraldsroses 2 months ago

    I started watching when this came out, but fell asleep so stopped for a few days. Stupid, horrid flu! 😷🤒 Anyhow, I've watched it now and have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by this one after having watched the other two in the series (Horrid Hotels FTW 👍🏼). Can't wait for more! And I agree, go abroad for this too!

  • India Taylor
    India Taylor 2 months ago

    Ahaha I live in Manchester and we have some terrible ones

  • E A
    E A 2 months ago

    Miss. Miss. Excuse me miss. Why on Gods green earth are you checking in under your own name? Of course they are cleaning the room of a hotel critic. Ztezmaxim

  • Joan E
    Joan E 2 months ago

    Oh my goodness, fetid water still in the coffee maker! I think I may have thrown up a little in my mouth!! :-(

  • The Poor Man's Guide to the Galaxy

    Could you do St Giles hotel at Bedford Avenue in London?

  • The Poor Man's Guide to the Galaxy

    Horror Hotels!

  • Bits Of Ben
    Bits Of Ben 2 months ago

    Go and visit the Adelphi in Liverpool. It’s a dump!

  • Sarah Lewis
    Sarah Lewis 2 months ago +6

    I would be curious how these tests compare with a standard middle-of-the -road hotel.

  • akka89
    akka89 2 months ago +1

    Go to Sachas across the road!!

    • akka89
      akka89 Month ago

      +TheGreatAmbini Me too. I was like there can't be any hotel worse than Sachas! Gives me the creeps just walking past it to get Affleck's 😂😂

    • TheGreatAmbini
      TheGreatAmbini Month ago

      I thought from the title that she was going there haha!

    • Natural Cynic
      Natural Cynic Month ago

      Definitely worse than this one

  • Anna Crossland
    Anna Crossland 2 months ago +2

    You crack me up some of the things you come out with 😂 “yes... I saw men urinating in this alley way last night”...”the fun that went on in that room last night, let’s just say I don’t wanna be taking the black light in there” 😂

  • cijmoalbal
    cijmoalbal 2 months ago +1

    Horrid Hotels. If you go with Hotel Horrors, people will be pissed off that it's not all paranormal stuff.

  • scott a
    scott a 2 months ago +2

    Really enjoyed this series Aly! You certainly cover all the bases...being very fair and candid in the process. The electrical situation..with the shoddy socket..should be addressed. Especially if it's a fire hazard. And I was almost holding my breath when you undid the mattress thingy. lol I was a little confused when you were called back to the front desk at check-in. I guess you had to pay a wee charge for a towel. Anyway, excellent job!

  • 26Bluegb
    26Bluegb 2 months ago

    I know you want to stay in the UK, but I would love a Rome or Paris. In UK- Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh.

    • 26Bluegb
      26Bluegb 2 months ago +1

      Oh man, note to self don't comment on RU-clip videos when you've only had 3 hours of sleep. Hahaha. I think my brain did continent vs. island.

    • Sam McCormack
      Sam McCormack 2 months ago

      Dublin is in Ireland 🇮🇪

  • Matías Montiel
    Matías Montiel 2 months ago +1

    hotel horrors is best!!

  • MrMrhughesy
    MrMrhughesy 2 months ago +1

    That's actually ain't bad. The cheap hotel I stayed in Birmingham was alright. Definitely had different experience than others.

    Yea. That's blood by the way.
    Also, why aren't I subscribed? That's changed now

  • Vegard Heyerdahl
    Vegard Heyerdahl 2 months ago +2

    It was not that bad. I've stayed in worse

  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump 2 months ago

    Find that girl who willingly come here and give a Bad video review for our hotel .

  • Sam S
    Sam S 2 months ago

    I am curious if you have ever done one of these inspections in any of the budget establishments you stayed in SE Asia? Lot of foreign tourists stay in budget hotels in India because it costs only 10 quid but if you deep dive into the sanitary conditions of the room, you might be horrified.

  • Freedom Strider
    Freedom Strider 2 months ago +15

    Aly just curious - after these reviews, if you get a response back from these hotel companies please do let us all know what they say :D

  • Not a Brand
    Not a Brand 2 months ago +9

    I think it's so funny that the window doesn't close and there's a family of hairs in the shower, and you wonder why the reviews are bad. That's plenty for me to not stay there!

  • Not a Brand
    Not a Brand 2 months ago +3

    Horrid hotels. Hotel horrors sounds misleading, like you're looking for haunted hotels.

  • strikegold
    strikegold 2 months ago

    Worst hotel I’ve stayed in was the paradise hotel in Kos town Greece

  • T.L. Drayton
    T.L. Drayton 2 months ago +9

    I'm having a hoot watching the bad hotel room reviews videos. I'd personally go with Horrid Hotels as the title. The Hotel Horrors makes me think of Pyscho style bad happenings at the hotel.

  • 2 Geeks and a Backpack
    2 Geeks and a Backpack 2 months ago +1

    Horrid hotels!!!

  • Aquamantreasurehunter
    Aquamantreasurehunter 2 months ago

    Make a video on health Insurance while traveling. Is it worth it?

    • Aquamantreasurehunter
      Aquamantreasurehunter 2 months ago

      Thanks for the tip :) I could imagine a lot of travelers going with out. You never hear them talking about it when calculating there costs

    • PsychoTraveller
      PsychoTraveller  2 months ago

      Yes. It is 100% worth it! 😁

  • Sibat 777
    Sibat 777 2 months ago

    Camera lenses are often treated with uv filter coating so maybe the phone doesn’t and hence is better at picking up fluorescence? Anyone else know more about this?

  • Sibat 777
    Sibat 777 2 months ago +50

    Might be interesting to put a good hotel to the same tests, like how many hairs would you find in a ‘good’ hotel etc.

    • Sarah Lewis
      Sarah Lewis 2 months ago +1

      Sibat 777 why didn’t I see your comment first when I asked the same? :)

  • Sibat 777
    Sibat 777 2 months ago +12

    Ali, soon they will start to recognise your name/face so time to go undercover (perhaps a draw on mustache🤪🤪🤪)

    • Andrew Jackson
      Andrew Jackson Month ago +1

      It's time to get a Christopher Morris or Sacha Baron Cohen persona!

    • PsychoTraveller
      PsychoTraveller  2 months ago +4

      Omg 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Anna Witter
    Anna Witter 2 months ago +1

    Hotel Horrifica? Hotel from Hell?

    • Madalena Caldas
      Madalena Caldas 2 months ago +2

      Anna Witter I like this!!! ( hotel from hell)

  • Violet le Fae
    Violet le Fae 2 months ago +1

    I love this series! Super interesting and informative 🙂

  • Ariana Anderson
    Ariana Anderson 2 months ago +12

    Story once in London I stayed in a budget hotel in kings cross with my mum and the people above had some of the loudest kinkiest sex I’ve ever heard
    My mum somehow slept through the whole thing and I was wide eyed all night picturing all kinds of scenarios that could’ve been going on up there
    But whatever it was she wasn’t walking for a week😂😂😂😂😂

  • Neil Mutia
    Neil Mutia 2 months ago

    I think the worst hotel in Manchester is around Rusholme/Fallowfield lol

  • lifeguard2564
    lifeguard2564 2 months ago +5

    Ah, The Merchants. Stayed in that place many times. It’s very hit and miss in my opinion. Some rooms are ok and some are absolute hell. I think they’ve improved themselves recently as it is such a prime location.

  • Madalena Caldas
    Madalena Caldas 2 months ago +1

    Definitely hotel horrors 🤷🏽‍♀️ where abroad are you thinking of doing this challenge ?? 😆🤔

    • Madalena Caldas
      Madalena Caldas 2 months ago

      PsychoTraveller ohhhh beautiful Paris! That would be interesting and a juxtaposition for sure

    • PsychoTraveller
      PsychoTraveller  2 months ago +1

      Found one in Paris which looks 👌

  • gaz riley
    gaz riley 2 months ago +2

    don't know about the hotel but the whole town is a dump

  • Abdul Rauf Khan khan
    Abdul Rauf Khan khan 2 months ago

    Nice.... awarness is so good

  • gaz riley
    gaz riley 2 months ago +1

    come to Liverpool

  • Daniel Larocca
    Daniel Larocca 2 months ago

    That was great Ally.

  • kateemma22
    kateemma22 2 months ago

    St Enoch in Glasgow. So so much worse than this.

    • Emily
      Emily Month ago


  • DaniCo216
    DaniCo216 2 months ago +1

    Horrid Hotels!

  • TimeAndChance
    TimeAndChance 2 months ago

    How much worst hotel in _____ can you handle before you freak out & swear off hotels for life? All these 'worst' places must get to one after a while. The BBC should get you to do a 'best hotel of _______' series so that u can live in fine style, at least for a while. Cities could include London, Paris, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Zurich, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Vienna, Frankfurt, Dubai, Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Istanbul, Seoul, Chennai, Hong Kong, Rio, Buenos Aires, LA, NYC, 'Vegas, San Francisco, Miami, Vancouver, Sydney, Auckland, interesting cities that often have more 'n a whiff of wealth to 'em. If you've endured the worst you deserve the enjoy the best! :-) Think you could go for that?

    • TimeAndChance
      TimeAndChance 2 months ago

      +PsychoTraveller I can see it now. Ali lounges around the Dubai hotel pool with a gorgeous panoramic view, mingling with the jet-setting superrich. It'd be real tough. You might burn out by the time you hit Buenos Aires.

    • PsychoTraveller
      PsychoTraveller  2 months ago

      Oh that would be tough, but I would do it, for science 😏

  • Ryan Hutton
    Ryan Hutton 2 months ago

    Vote 1 for Horrid Hotels.

  • Elaine
    Elaine 2 months ago +29

    I think you should go with Horrid Hotels, it's so English :) Great video, brave of you for going to these bad hotels. EEEK

  • Dina Cruising Thru Life

    Yuck! So if someone doesn’t have a black light, the room is deceiving. I kind of hope they had a good time too....lol!

  • Ho SC
    Ho SC 2 months ago

    The actual bed mattress without the bed protector will only be changed if it is seriously spoiled. If not even in 5 stars, they will only put a cover over it. Is there a way to clean the actual bed mattress each time it is used ?

  • Suraj Quantum
    Suraj Quantum 2 months ago

    Come back to birmingham the britannia hotel has a room free

  • Teresa Anderson
    Teresa Anderson 2 months ago +1

    Loving this series Nice job!

  • Melinda M
    Melinda M 2 months ago +1

    Horrid hotels
    Hotel horrors sounds like a bad scary movie (although that might also be appropriate)

  • Karli Clark
    Karli Clark 2 months ago

    Hotel Horrors! :)

  • JJ
    JJ 2 months ago +15

    You should do Blackpool Next :)

    • James
      James Month ago

      Sam S I wouldn’t wish the worst hotel in stoke on Trent on my worst enemy

    • Sam S
      Sam S 2 months ago +1

      I vote for Stoke-on-Trent or Dover.

    • India Taylor
      India Taylor 2 months ago


    • Sam S
      Sam S 2 months ago

      The whole town of Blackpool is a cesspool so why would a hotel there be any better?

    • Kelly Purvis
      Kelly Purvis 2 months ago

      Yaaassssss to this

  • Hamdan Farid
    Hamdan Farid 2 months ago

    Make my rainy night charming, hello from Indonesia 🇮🇩

  • bryn mordey
    bryn mordey 2 months ago +1

    Love this series! - Horrid hotels

  • Hilary Fox
    Hilary Fox 2 months ago +2

    In usa #1 worst hotel Mush Inn Motel 333 Concrete St. Anchorage, Ak. 99501 bedbugs, mice, roaches

    • Sam S
      Sam S 2 months ago

      What about the Trump hotels? 😀

  • That Human
    That Human 2 months ago +2

    Hotel horrors please
    It’s more catchy

  • kyle kirsten
    kyle kirsten 2 months ago +5

    When u pressed like then watched after

    • PsychoTraveller
      PsychoTraveller  2 months ago +1


    • That Human
      That Human 2 months ago

      Because you know it’s gonna be good

    • kyle kirsten
      kyle kirsten 2 months ago +1

      +That Human it's a habit for this channel! Coz u know the content is Gooooooddd!

    • That Human
      That Human 2 months ago +1

      kyle kirsten lol that’s what I did too 😂