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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Considering its only £10 a night it's a great hostel. As a solo backpacker I found that the hostel had a great vibe, a friendly and welcoming team who genuinely care about their guests. It's a bed, with a warm shower and a free breakfast? Where else could you get that for £10 a night. Great location for st paddys....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

PLEASE DON'T GO TO THIS HOSTEL!!!!!!! I usually don't write reviews but here I can for sure say this was the worst hostel I have been to. DIRTY AND GROSS, they have only five showers for the whole hostel: two of them out of service and the other three were simply disgusting. Staff are nice in general but MESSY AND...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us were in during February, the place was full of people attending the same event as us, bar 3 maximum (excluding employees). Upon arrival it took 20 minutes to arrange the beds for us, this is due to a few of our group having to drop out, we had given the hostel days of notice about this...

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We are very proud of our management; read the thousand of reviews on trip advisor and hostelworld; thanks guys, you cope well in some very difficult circumstances.

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Having read quite a few positive reviews about this hostel ...what I was expecting is not what I got. First and foremost the staff at the front desk are very helpful....but the other staff are also backpackers who do a live in job. There is a difference between professionally employed staff and backpackers who are then tasked to provide a...

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1Thank Nas T
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Hi. You are right, you are better off in an hotel. You dont get the hostel thing! Ps the Irish Food Inspectors inspected our hostel just before Xmas and gave us a 4 Rating (very good..top is 5 )

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This really is a good hostel. The staff are all good, it's clean enough, the movie room is class and it's got such a fun friendly vibe you really will have a good time and meet lots of nice fun people . If you're in Belfast I really do recommend this place

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

1- There is a house-share feeling with this hostel and good vibes, can be mainly explained by a well-diverse team of permanent+volunteering staff. The Irish and French ones were super open and easy to connect. What's more the improvised pub visits have a personal touch. Very efficient staff, a big change in comparison to numerous standard and standardised "hostels". 2-...

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Such a great stay for five days ! Very friendly staff, clean bed and bathroom, and nice complimentary breakfast. Safe and sound for solo backpacker. I will choose Lagan backpackers if I visit Belfast again.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I have used this hostel as a base for doing a major film production as an extra along with others as the last two years.These past two years i have stayed for three to four weeks at a time Mon-Fri and then home for the weekends.After a long day it's great to come back to such a friendly hostel get...

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Staff were great very helpful and enthusiastic however the hostel was rather tired and needed some TIC. Toilet and shower were not good and breakfast seemed a bit of a middle. The location was great buses shops restaurants all close by. Belfast was wonderful a city which must be visited.

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Warm and helpful reception when I walked in and became instant friends with other travellers. A great place for a solo traveller as there are communal dinners at a low price and breakfast each day is included. Great location- on a quiet street off the main road where you will find loads of bars and restaurants. Would love to stay...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Included is a FREE English Breakfast that includes Bacon, Sausage, egg, beans and toast. Or Porridge or scrambled eggs and bacon. Please note breakfast is strictly between 8 and 10 with no exceptions. All breakfast served only with coffee or tea. Lagan Backpackers is simply a large Belfast house that has been converted into a Backpackers Hostel; and it is owned and run by a South African guy who knows what backpackers want. Our high ratings are mostly due to the great attention and recommendations that you can expect from both myself and my staff. My idea for a great hostel is very simple: to make you feel at home. To give you a comfortable bed to sleep in, to keep the noise down after eleven to ensure a peaceful sleep and to make you feel so at home that you make new friends and enjoy Belfast as much as possible. We provide advice on all tours of Northern Ireland, and will only recommend tours that we have personally experienced. We advise that our customers do not pre-book tours before visiting as we find that some tour operators overcharge and do not provide the level of customer satisfaction that we expect for our guests. In addition to this, Lagan Backpackers hostel is very friendly to single travellers, as we go the extra mile to make sure you enjoy your stay. We are located minutes from the City Centre, the Lagan River and the picturesque Queens University campus; and mere moments away from the lively Botanic Avenue where there are many restaurants, shops, pubs and clubs for our customers to enjoy. Additionally, the Botanical Gardens that boast beautiful greenhouses and the famed Tropical Ravine is a short walk away, adjacent to the Ulster Museum. ** No groups, stag parties, hen parties or drunken weekends like Paddys day!! Please remember only for the 11,12,13,14 July I do not accept booking from people from the UK (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales..Also no American or Canadian band members). This is only for the marching season. No refunds on deposits will be given and you will be turned away on arrival. No stag or hen parties or groups without prior permission. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lagan Backpackers

Address: 121 Fitzroy ave, Belfast BT71HU, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast > Queen's Quarter
Price Range: $16 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lagan Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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