The owner was friendly and gave us a map and guide to the attractions round the city. The hostel was rather out of the way on a street full of for sale/ to let properties not really sure why. The free cooked breakfast was good, the sheets were clean and the bathrooms were ok. The locks didn't feel very secure and looked like DIY jobs. The carpets were frayed, the paintwork wasn't very neat and there was mould on the shower ceiling. In the evening everyone got drunk and didn't really want to talk, so that was quite scary. We stayed in the city centre until bed time to avoid it. Not the hostels fault but we hardly got any sleep cause a guy in our room snored the worst I have ever heard, two other snorers didn't help. Nothing stopped him snoring. Worst of all my boyfriend woke to find someone looking through his stuff trying to steal things! Good thing everything of value was locked away. Still very unnerving though. We gave up on sleeping at about 7. If you are looking for a hostel in Belfast I would recommend Vagabonds Hostel instead.
- 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
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