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Featured Hostels in Belfast

OYO Queens Quarter
2 out of 5
127 University St., Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Located in Belfast City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre, Queen's University of Belfast and Belfast Botanic Gardens. Ulster ...

3.1/5 (62 reviews)

"Very friendly staff, Room is OK for the Hostel standard. Maybe a little bit overpriced (108 pounds for 4 persons per night). Breakfast was good, homemade by the Master of the house"…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2019

OYO Queens Quarter
John Bell House- Campus Accommodation
3.5 out of 5
John Bell House, College Square East, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Located in Belfast City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Opera House, Belfast City Hall and Ulster Hall. Waterfront Hall and St. George's ...

3.5/5Good! (42 reviews)
John Bell House Review

"Great location from everything downtown. Just a few blocks from the Town Hall. Room was clean. However, the elevators were not working while we were there which meant we had to walk up four long flights of stairs. Overall, great stay!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2019

John Bell House- Campus Accommodation
Belfast City Backpacker Hostel
2 out of 5
53-55 Malone Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Located in Belfast City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Lisburn Road and Queen's University of Belfast. Lyric Theatre and Belfast Botanic Gardens ...

2.9/5 (12 reviews)
Not for me.

"This was the worst stay in my trip through the UK. The hostel was a good 30 minute walk from downtown, very cramped room for 6 people to fit in. There wasn't even a bin for the garbage bag. This place only makes sense for those going to visit folks at the university."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2017

Belfast City Backpacker Hostel
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Paddy's Palace Belfast Hostel
2 out of 5
68 Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Located in Belfast City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre and Queen's University of Belfast. Ulster Hall and Belfast Botanic ...

3.2/5 (11 reviews)
Value for money and good location

"The hostel was fab for value. Great location and great team working there. Breakfast was the best spread I've seen in a while for UK hostels. Would recommend."…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2019

Paddy's Palace Belfast Hostel
Vagabonds Belfast
2 out of 5
Belfast City Centre, Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Located in Belfast City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre and Queen's University of Belfast. Ulster Hall and Grand Opera House ...

4.1/5Very Good! (7 reviews)
Good hostel

"You can't use kitchen while breakfast service."…"

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2019

Vagabonds Belfast
Lagan Backpackers
2 out of 5
121 Fitzroy Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Located in Belfast City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre, Queen's University of Belfast and Belfast Botanic Gardens. Lyric ...

Lagan Backpackers
Queens University Belfast - Elms Village
2 out of 5
Elms Village, 78 Malone Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Located in Belfast City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Lisburn Road, Queen's University of Belfast and Lyric Theatre. Belfast Botanic Gardens ...

4/5Very Good! (231 reviews)

"Value for money - bed, kitchen, en-suite, breakfast, brilliant location for town and public transport, and no-fuss administration. Could have done with a means of mopping up the area around the shower."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019

Queens University Belfast - Elms Village
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ETAP Belfast

ETAP Belfast

2 out of 5
35 Dublin Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is £34 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb
3.8/5Good! (998 reviews)

"Very handy to city centre - clean and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

ETAP Belfast
Malmaison Belfast

Malmaison Belfast

4 out of 5
34-38 Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is £70 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
4.3/5Excellent! (996 reviews)
Great service

"Lovely hotel, staff were very friendly and hotel was clean and safe. The breakfast was brilliant."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2020

Malmaison Belfast
OYO Avenue House

OYO Avenue House

3 out of 5
23 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is £45 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
4.1/5Very Good! (25 reviews)
Cheap & Cheerful Belfast Guesthouse!

"Discreetly located on a leafy street in a nice part of Belfast only 15/20 minutes by car to the city centre. It’s a large house converted to single room b&bs. It’s not luxury by any standard but is very comfortable and convenient for a few nights stay, safe and has free, unrestricted parking. We ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

OYO Avenue House
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Whether you come to trace the enthralling tale of the Titanic ocean liner or dance the night away in the weekender's Cathedral Quarter, hostels in Belfast promise one of the most budget-friendly ways to see this Northern Irish city. They tick all the boxes you'd expect of a low-cost accommodation choice, offering dorm-style rooms with bunkbeds, shared bathrooms and – occasionally – basic breakfasts for on-the-go refills of coffee, cereal and juice. On top of all that, hostels in Belfast can really complement the hedonistic vibes and youthful energy of the town. They bring travellers together in lively common rooms. They organise nightly film showings and cook-up evenings. They huddle between bars and cafes in the university quarter and the off-beat districts by the Lagan River.

A warm welcome in hostels in Belfast

One of the great joys of picking a hostel in Belfast over a classic hotel is the unique style and character of these sorts of stays. Homey and charming, they often occupy redbrick terraces or 1800s townhouses, offering a glimpse of traditional Irish architecture a little away from the much-trodden centre of the city. They're also versatile. Couples usually like the low rates and the option to upgrade to private doubles. Solo travellers prize the chance to meet likeminded folk over an Irish bitter in the common rooms. Groups can look to book up whole dormitories and bunk down together near the pubs and clubs.

Hostels in Belfast are regularly designed and run by travellers for travellers. That means you'll get all the basics needed for a comfy and – crucially – fun stay packed into the small price. Reception desks can give introductions to the main sights and maps that can help you navigate from the shopping streets of the Cornmarket to the immersive Titanic exhibitions. It's also not unusual to find features like self-service laundry, shared kitchens, and outdoor terraces. Come morning, simple breakfasts are occasionally offered free of charge. They're typically continental, with selections of oats, bread, cheese and hot drinks.

Hostels in Belfast for an affordable adventure

Just because hostels in Belfast are on the budget end of the scale, it doesn't mean your city break in the capital of Northern Ireland has to be frugal on fun. In fact, these sorts of stays often infuse trips with extra energy and pizzazz. Take the Vagabonds Belfast. It's a true backpacker's retreat, with flags and souvenirs from all over the globe crammed into its nooks and crannies. What's more, the staff there can help put together unforgettable itineraries – think foot-stomping Irish music gigs in the evening and jaunts to the rugged coastline of Giant's Causeway during the day. The complimentary breakfast spread and cheap bunk dorms at the Lagan Backpackers can get you exploring the university area on the south side of the centre. So, prepare for the beautiful flowerbeds and Victorian greenhouses of the free-to-enter Belfast Botanic Gardens, and the millennia of cultural history at the Ulster Museum that's nearby.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Belfast?
By choosing a hostel, you can spend less on accommodations and use more of your money for sightseeing during your trip. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and historic sites.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget prices and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Belfast?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks get the highest reviews from our travellers and could be a good place to look first: OYO Queens Quarter - Located within a 10-minute walk of Queen’s University of Belfast and Belfast Botanic Gardens. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. You’ll find free toiletries, TVs and hairdryers in all rooms. Paddy’s Palace Belfast Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Queen’s University of Belfast. Property features include free WiFi, free parking and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers. Belfast City Backpacker Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Queen’s University of Belfast. You can take advantage of free continental breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. Rooms come with showers. John Bell House- Campus Accommodation - Located within a 5-minute walk of Grand Opera House. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a lift at this property. Rooms come with showers and desks. Queens University Belfast - Elms Village - Located within a 20-minute walk of Queen’s University of Belfast and Lyric Theatre. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find towels, showers and desks in all rooms.
How many hostels will I be able to find in Belfast?
If you’re searching for a low-cost place to stay in Belfast, one of Expedia’s 7 hostels could be a great option.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Belfast?
Good weather’s always better when you’re discovering new places, so here’s some information that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually June and July, with an average temperature of 14°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual precipitation for Belfast is 853 inches.
What is there to see and do in Belfast?
In general, Belfast is known for its local tours, bars and museums. Major attractions include Titanic Belfast, Belfast City Hall and Grand Opera House. Get out into nature with places such as Belfast Botanic Gardens, Boucher Road Playing Fields and Dover Street Millennium Park. Cultural attractions include Ulster Hall, Waterfront Hall and Lyric Theatre.
What's the best way to get to and around Belfast while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Belfast in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.), 12.2 mi (19.7 km) away. An alternative is Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City), which is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport during your trip. If you’re looking to see more of the area, make your way to Belfast Central Station to catch a train.

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