Looking for hostel accommodation in Belfast? My belief is that you’re a student or solo traveler who is new to Northern Ireland and you’re looking for cheap accommodation.
In this article, I will cover everything you need to know about renting hostels from the names and locations of hostel accommodations in Belfast to their various locations, available facilities, the cost of booking hostels in Belfast, and how to book.
The period between September and February often sees an influx of new students resuming at both Ulster and Queens University making the demand for hostels and accommodation in Belfast very high. If you’re visiting Belfast within this period, it is advisable you book a hostel ahead of time in order to avoid the pressure of that new influx into the city.
Hostels we will cover in this article are:
- Lagan backpackers
- Belfast International Hostel
- Botanical backpackers
- Vagabonds Belfast
- Global Village Belfast
A popular hostel in Belfast, Lagan backpackers is a budget hostel offering both shared and private accommodation. Located in the vibrant South Belfast area, the hostel is just a walking distance away from Queens University and the area has a lot of shops, cafes, parks and recreational centres such as the Ulster Museum and Botanic gardens.
Lagan backpackers offers free wifi and free parking. They also provide lockers in every room.However, most of the facilities such as bathrooms and fridges are shared. It is located at 121 Fitzroy Avenue, BT71HU and prices range from £33 to £49 depending on your intended length of stay and choice of room.
Belfast International Youth Hostel
Located at 22-32 Donegall road, BT12 5JN, the Belfast International Youth Hostel is a 208-bed centre located very close to the city centre with a nice cafe next door. It prides itself as a place that hosts guests from around the world. From dorm rooms to private double rooms with private showers and free laundry, this could be your affordable temporary accommodation in Belfast. There’s a lot of pats on the back for them because of their friendly staff.
Belfast International Youth hostel has a self serving kitchen and welcomes all kinds of travelers from solo travelers to couples, small groups and large groups.
The average cost to book is £65 per night and you might be able to find a deal for BIYH here.
Just as the name implies, Botanical backpackers is located just a few minutes away from the Botanic Garden in South Belfast. It is a small, well maintained 23-bed spot with lots of live plants in the interior and a small garden behind.
It has a self-catering kitchen and serves free continental breakfast. Other facilities include laundry, hairdryer, free wifi and a family room can be provided on request.
Prices range around £56- £84 and cash as well as credit/debit cards are accepted.
Cheeky name but this could be Belfast’s well kept open secret in terms of hostel accommodation. Everything from the location to the facility maintenance seems to be great. Not a lot of people had something bad to say about the 12-bed dormitory hostel called Vagabonds Belfast.
It is located right on University Road and you can catch a night from £46 – £86.
Global Village Belfast
Another hostel worth checking out in Belfast. Prices may range from £42 to £63. It is located in the University area and a lot of the guests have something good to say about it.
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