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Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi

Guest reviews

3.5/5 Good
42 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Hand sanitizer provided
Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationGrand Opera House4 min walk
Popular LocationBelfast City Hall6 min walk
Popular LocationCastle Court Shopping Centre6 min walk
AirportBelfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.)30 min drive

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  • Basic Double Room (3/4 Size Small Double Bed)

    Room amenities

    • 140 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsBasic Double Room (3/4 Size Small Double Bed)
  • Superior Double Room (3/4 Size Small Double Bed)

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room (3/4 Size Small Double Bed)
  • Deluxe Double Room (3/4 Size Small Double Bed)

    Room amenities

    • 248 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room (3/4 Size Small Double Bed)
  • Classic Studio

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsClassic Studio
  • Superior Studio

    Room amenities

    • 248 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuperior Studio

About this area


Located in Belfast's Belfast City Centre neighbourhood, John Bell House- Campus Accommodation is near a metro station. Titanic Belfast and Grand Opera House are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Crumlin Road Jail and Belfast Castle. Metropolitan Arts Centre and Odyssey Complex are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hostel's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Grand Opera House - 4 min walk
  • Belfast City Hall - 6 min walk
  • Castle Court Shopping Centre - 6 min walk
  • Ulster Hall - 8 min walk
  • St. Anne's Cathedral - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Belfast Central Station - 18 min walk
  • Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.) - 30 min drive


  • Mourne Seafood - 8 min walk
  • Safa Fine Indian Cuisine - 8 min walk
  • Kelly's Cellars - 8 min walk
  • Deanes - 9 min walk
  • Eipic - 9 min walk

About this property

John Bell House- Campus Accommodation

Adults-only Belfast hostel in Belfast City Centre, walk to Grand Opera House
This smoke-free hostel features free WiFi in public areas. All 180 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus free WiFi and hobs. Guests will also find showers and desks. Weekly housekeeping is available.
John Bell House- Campus Accommodation offers 180 forms of accommodation. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Hob


  • Desk



Check-in between 3 PM and 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 3 PM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is also known as

John Bell House- Campus Accommodation Belfast

Frequently asked questions

Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hostel?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 10 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this hostel located?
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 Market are also within 15 minutes. Belfast Central Station is 18 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for John Bell House- Campus Accommodation

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

    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!


    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Cleanliness

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Having checked in at 6pm was told linen was still being changed. Got back at midnight to find still no sheets or towels. Took another 45 minutes to get this done as I was only one of many in a similar situation and there was only one person on duty.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    The best thing going for this property is its central location. It was very easy to get around the city centre from here. And that was the main reason we booked it, along with the price as well. However, when we arrived around 9:30pm there was another woman trying to get into the property. She had also just arrived & was having no luck getting hold of anyone to let her into the building. Thankfully, someone was leaving & so let us all in. The other lady had been phoning a number she had & there was no answer. We got inside & there was no one around & no way of gaining access into the part of the building that looked like an empty reception. My husband hunted around the halls until he found someone who must have worked there & who managed to find the young lady who should have been there to check us in. Not what you want when you're expecting check-in to be open until 10pm & are waiting to go out for food. We were there for 2 nights & hardly slept. All of the doors are heavy fire doors & it seems no one has any regard for anyone else in the building & there were doors slamming all night! Also, despite the weather (we'd had some rain), it was boiling in our room. Don't forget TOILET ROLL - there was none in the room when we were finally given our key. There is a Tesco Express nearby thankfully, but again I had no idea this would be the case.

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019