The Best Affordable Hostels in Belfast

The Best Affordable Hostels in Belfast
Belfast is Northern Ireland's capital. It was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912. This legacy is recalled in the renovated dockyards’ Titanic Quarter, which includes the Titanic Belfast, an aluminum-clad museum reminiscent of a ship's hull, as well as shipbuilder Harland and Wolff's Drawing Offices and the Titanic Slipways, which now host open-air concerts. Belfast is in many ways a brand-new city. Once shunned by travelers unnerved by tales of the Troubles and sectarian violence, in recent years it has pulled off a remarkable transformation to a hip-hotels-and- party town. New venues keep popping up – already this decade historic Crumlin Road Gaol and SS Nomadic opened to the public. They all add to a list of attractions that includes beautifully restored Victorian architecture, a glittering waterfront lined with modern art, a fantastic and fast-expanding foodie scene, and music-filled pubs. There's plenty of things to do here, and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area.
How much do hostels in Belfast cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Belfast here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.

Dorm Bed from $15.69
Private Room from $15.69
Overall Rating: 81%
22-32 Donegal Road, Belfast
Belfast International Youth Hostel is located between City Hall and Queens University, just off Shaftesbury Square (bus route 8 or 9) in the city center. It is the closest hostel to the Europa Bus Station and just around the corner from Botanic Rail Station, for direct connections to Titanic Quarter. It’s the perfect location for the museum, parks, cafes, pubs, restaurants, theatre and cinema. Belfast’s biggest, longest established hostel with clean, safe accommodation. 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 center. They have rooms to suit all budgets, from a basic cheap dormitory bed to a double with private shower/toilet: the TV is in the TV room and the kettle in the self-catering kitchen. The self-catering kitchen is fully equipped and open from 6.00 to 11.00 and 12.30 to midnight. There is a plentiful supply of hot water during the day, and the central heating is on from 7.00 to midday and 19.00 to midnight. They also have a secure car park which is free of charge – and operates on a first come first park basis. All rooms have bunk beds, apart from the en-suite twins and doubles. There is also an onsite cafe available and tour assistance for booking local tours.

Dorm Bed from $20.68
Private Room from $33.36
Overall Rating: 89%
87 University Street Belfast, Belfast
The Global Village is located in a beautifully converted 19th century building, but with all the modern amenities added. Global Village embraces local rich and colorful culture and history. From shipbuilding roots (The Titanic), to traditional Irish sessions and poets to modern day culture like urban street art done by local Belfast talent. Located in the bustling Queens Quarter it is about a minutes' walk from major tourist attractions like The Botanical Gardens, Ulster Museum and the magnificent Queens University. It is even less than a minute from Botanic Avenue which is always buzzing due to the many shops/cafes/restaurants/bars and nightclubs so there really is something for everyone. There is always a friendly environment to meet other travelers and have a few beers in the beer garden/BBQ area. The hostel boasts a wide variety of entertainment, including a huge selection of DVD’s/board games, Nintendo Wii, guitar, Pool and Foosball tables, as well as popular BBQ’s and pub crawls. They have a fully equipped kitchen with all new facilities for guests to cook up a storm. The kitchen/games room is the perfect place to relax, meet and have fun with other guests. The hostel is centrally heated and has hot water 24hrs a day. There is a laundry facilities which guests can use at a small fee. The dorms are all clean and spacious with very comfy mattresses. A basic breakfast is provided for free each morning, with tea and coffee available all day. Free parking, Wi-Fi, and linen are included and towels are available for hire.

Dorm Bed from $20.55
Private Room from $26.29
Overall Rating: 55%
121 Fitzroy ave Belfast, Belfast
Lagan Backpackers is a large beautiful Belfast home that has been adapted into a comfortable hostel. They offer a free hot English breakfast, made fresh every morning, cosy rooms, and an experienced and knowledgeable staff. You also have access to free tea and coffee all day long, enjoy free Wi-Fi which is available all throughout the building, and an in-house Cinema Room. The hostel offers nightly dinners where you can enjoy a home cooked meal with the other guests and staff. There is a common room available where guests can relax and self-catering facilities for meal prep. Linen is also included for free with your stay and towels are available for hire.

Dorm Bed from $20.02
Private Room from $26.69
Overall Rating: 94%
9 University Road Belfast, Belfast
Vagabonds Backpackers is ideally located in the heart of the buzzing Queens Quarter, just minutes' walk from the city center, popular bars, restaurants, and main tourist attractions such as the Ulster Museum and Botanic Gardens. Vagabonds operates in a beautifully renovated, listed building. The hostel has ten bedrooms ranging in size from twin/double to 6, 8, 12, and 14 bed dorms. The full catering kitchen is modern and well equipped with a separate dining area containing a traditional wood burning stove. The living room is spacious, offering book exchange or DVD’s to help you chill out. Outside there is a beer garden for hostel BBQ nights in the summer. There is also a picnic area in the front of the hostel. this hostel offers a range of facilities including free breakfast, internet, book exchange, DVD's, free Wi-Fi, towel hire, lockers, under-bed storage, a pool table, and tour booking assistance.

Private Room from $58.05
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
78 Malone Road Belfast, Belfast
You'll love this guesthouse because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities. 24 hour reception, parking, towels included, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.

Dorm Bed from $19.61
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 97%
63 Fitzwilliam Street (opposite Queens University), Belfast
Botanical Backpackers is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, and security lockers are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.

Dorm Bed from $11.77
Private Room from $22.22
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 58%
68 Lisburn Road, Belfast
This terrific hostel offers friendly service and a common room. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities and a microwave. Wi-fi and luggage storage are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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