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“Everything a Hostel should be”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lagan Backpackers

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Lagan Backpackers
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“Everything a Hostel should be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

this is a great place to come and enjoy a stay in belfast-excellent staff which give you good tips about the city, and the causeway tour comes right to the door

Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

My boyfriend and I were very impressed with this hostel. William and his staff were beyond helpful. He gave us a map and circled things we must see in Belfast. The breakfast was also phenomenal! I would recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in a cheap, clean and welcoming hostel in Belfast.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

pretty heartwarmed reception and good introduction concerning the sightseeing in Belfast. Yummy breakfast and valuable hostel/.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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La Rochelle
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

We had a great experiencie in Belfast and a big part was because of this hostel...
The staff was very nice, they were very helpful both the day and night staff..
In the morning they cooked for us a free breakfast ...we enjoyed our stay!
I will recommend this hostel to everyone!
I will for sure stay there again if I get the chance.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank andrea_medh
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Stevens Point
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

This hostel is perfectly situated within Belfast, a comfortable walk from the train station and a block away from the botanical gardens. The staff was excellent, and they cooked an amazing breakfast - included in the already fair price of accommodation! I can't wait to get back to Belfast!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Greg W
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Dublin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

I had a really nice stay in Lagan Backpackers. The stuff was really nice and gave us a map and instructions for the sightseeing possibilities. We didn't even asked for it that was great. All the planning for a black cab tour and a tour to the giant's causeway was managed by them. For the black cab tour we were made to meet other travelers for that it's cheaper what was great.
The breakfast is fresh made and delicious and included in the prize what is amazing.
The location is nice because of the relaxed atmosphere near to the university so perfect for everybody who likes the student lifestyle. I would really recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

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.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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laganbackpackers, Owner at Lagan Backpackers, responded to this review, 9 April 2012
Hi

My apologies. We try not to take groups that make our guests uncomfortable. In this case they made many separate bookings(i have put a ban on that in my terms and conditions so i can turn them away in future)
Again my appologies about the groups behaviour
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Additional Information about Lagan Backpackers

Property: Lagan Backpackers
Address: 121 Fitzroy ave, Belfast BT71HU, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast > Queen's Quarter
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 31 Speciality Lodging in Belfast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lagan Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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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