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Belfast International Youth Hostel

I ordered a room for 4, and spent 3 nights there. The price is quite reasonable, about 13.5 pounds. It is quite near Europa bus station and Belfast Victoria Great Street Station, which is very convenient for you to travel other places in Northern Ireland. The facilities are good. Recommended~

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Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

General

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Facilities

In Room Facilities

  • Reading Light

Laundry

  • Washing Machine

Parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

About Belfast International Youth Hostel

Belfast's only Hostelling International (YHA) Hostel:

(But you don't need a membership card to stay!)

Important stuff:

Online bookings are limited to 6 people: email us if there are more than 6 of you so that we can take you through our group booking procedure: otherwise check in cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum stay: 7 nights.

Photographic ID or HI membership card is required from everyone checking in: this is held at reception until check out.

Check in starts 13.30: Check out before 11.00.

Latest check in if you have booked beds in a shared dormitory room: 23.00

Hostel quiet time: 23.00 to 7.00.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their legal guardian: parent, teacher etc

Breakfast is not included, but may be purchased on the ground floor.

Free WiFi is available in common areas on the ground floor.

We also have coin operated kiosks for internet access at 1 per hour.

Payment is required on arrival in cash (GBP only) or by credit/debit card.

We do not accommodate stags, hens, sports teams (apart from school teams) so that we can provide a quiet, comfortable and relaxing place to spend a night or 2.

Location:

Just off Shaftesbury Square (bus route 8 or 9) in the city centre.

We are located between City Hall and Queens University, a short walk from both.

We are the closest hostel to the Europa Bus Station and just around the corner from Botanic Rail Station, for direct connections to Titanic Quarter.

Its the perfect location for the museum, parks, cafes, pubs, restaurants, theatre and cinema!

Hostel:

Belfast's biggest, longest established hostel: no gimmicks, just clean, safe accommodation. Its a perfect base from which to explore the city and its history, ideally located for a walk through the university area, along the river to the ever-changing waterfront and Titanic Quarter, or to the shops in the city centre.

We have rooms to suit all budgets, from a basic cheap dormitory bed to a double with private shower/toilet. We embrace the hostelling ethos so expect to make your own bed: the TV is in the TV room: the kettle in the self-catering kitchen!

We welcome guests of all ages (from 2 to 92!!!) from all over the world, including solo travellers, couples, groups of friends, families with children and groups.

Our self-catering kitchen is fully equipped and open from 6.00 to 10.30 and 12.30 to 23.00. There is a plentiful supply of hot water during the day, and our central heating is on from 7.00 to midday and 19.00 to midnight (the building is not heated during the summer months).

We are open and staffed 24 hours a day with no curfew or lockout.

We have a secure car park which is free of charge.

There is a luggage room: this is also provided free.

Rooms:

All of our rooms have bunk beds, apart from our en-suite twins and doubles.

Standard twins are small (half the size of a standard 4) and designed for those seeking a budget room but some privacy, not extra space or comfort.

The shower rooms in our en-suite rooms are designed as wet rooms, with no shower doors or curtains.

Furnishing, floor covering etc varies from room to room.

Towels and soap are not provided.

The building is No Smoking in line with the law in Northern Ireland.

Causeway Cafe:

Open on the ground floor from 8am until midday every day, apart from the Christmas period, if you would like to buy breakfast or brunch: freshly 'cooked to order' food. Fruit, biscuits, soft drinks, crisps, chocolate, coffee, speciality teas, hot chocolate, packed lunches, fresh sandwiches, cooked breakfasts, bagels, freshly baked croissant etc

Tour bookings:

Giants Causeway:

There is a tour office at the hostel for booking causeway tours or a freephone to contact them outside office hours www.minicoachni.co.uk

City:

We can book your black taxi tour for you at the hostel reception desk.

Hostel reservations:

Let us book your next HI hostel for you!

Booking Conditions:

'No shows' are charged for the first night of their stay, less the corresponding deposit amount for that night. Online bookings for groups of more than 6 people are not permitted (including those made on different websites and in different names).

To book for a group (schools, universities, church groups etc) please contact the hostel directly to make your reservation. Student groups should be accompanied in the hostel by a teacher/tutor during their stay.

Hostel management reserves the right to refuse check in.

Respect and consideration for staff and other guests is expected at all times, particularly during the hostel quiet time: anyone causing problems or complaints from other guests will be asked to leave.

Alcohol is not permitted in shared dormitory rooms.

Only registered guests have access to the hostel.

Families with children under 16: please book a bed for all children travelling with you. Please contact us after booking to let us know you require a 'family room' as under 16s are not permitted to share dormitory rooms.

Important Information

Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
GROUPS (7 or more people) are not permitted to book online.
Groups of more than 6 people should contact the hostel directly to book.

HOSTEL MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE CHECK IN ON ARRIVAL.

PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED FROM EVERYONE CHECKING IN AT BIYH - THIS IS HELD AT RECEPTION UNTIL CHECK OUT.

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Location

22-32 Donegal Road

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I ordered a room for 4, and spent 3 nights there. The price is quite reasonable, about 13.5 pounds. It is quite near Europa bus station and Belfast Victoria Great Street Station, which is very convenient for you to travel other places in Northern Ireland. The facilities are good. Recommended~

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Definately one of my better hostel experiences. It has a lift, which we appreciated as our dorm was on the 3rd floor, and it also had a cafe that offered a reasonably priced & decent breakfast and a lunch-to-go pack.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I only stayed for 1 night so it was ok but if I had have booked to stay for a few nights I would have been a bit disappointed. The location is Great (only 5 mins walk from Europa bus centre) but the bunk beds were squeaky and the rail needed to pull myself onto my top bunk was falling off, I had to put my own bed linen on and they do not provide towels. There is also no mirrors in the bathrooms which is inconvenient when you are trying to get ready in the morning and your dorm mates are still asleep so you cant turn on the light to use the (only) mirror in your room. I used the mirror in the lift. There is internet but it costs around 1 pound per half hour I think? The rooms can be a little cold but not too bad. On the positive side the cafe downstairs was great and the facilities provided by the reception (eg booking tours) were really helpful. Id probably still stay there again purely because its cheap and in such a great location.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I would recommend this hostel because the location is good, there`s an elevator available and a day-tour office inside the hostel.
But everytime I turned around in my bed it squeaked terribly.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
2
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very very good!!!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Your typical high quality big city YHA. Nothing much which really jumps out about this one. The dining area was perhaps a bit sparse (wooden picknick-area-style benches), but that was balanced by the on-site cafe. I'd call this a safe bet to stay at, although there's probably nicer places around.

Overall
4
Location
3
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 80% for this property is based on ratings provided by 238 guests.

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