Lagan Backpackers

121 Fitzroy ave, Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Distance from city centre: 1.3km
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Rating: 85%from 16 reviews

  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Security
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 81%Location
  • 88%Value for money
  • 76%Facilities
Lagan Backpackers is the perfect place to explore and enjoy everything that Belfast has to offer. We have recently expanded into this new and spacious

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 both Lagan Hostel and Lagan Backpackers hostel are 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.

Our staff are friendly and eager to help with any enquiries our customers have about which places to visit in the area, the history of Belfast, or even just the best pub to enjoy a pint of Guinness. We are on hand to provide personal recommendations for popular tourist attractions and tours of Northern Ireland, and are more than happy to organise and book these tours for our guests.
Lagan Hostel has a very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere; as our main aim is to ensure our guests feel very much at home. We have full kitchen facilities and a cosy common area where people can eat, relax in front of the television or chat and make new friends.

We provide a free breakfast of toast and cereals from 8am - 10am every morning, and free tea and coffee for our guests throughout the day. There are also laundry services available for a small fee.

We look forward to having you stay with us at Lagan Backpackers, where we will make your experience of Belfast a truly memorable one.

** Please be advised that although there is no curfew, non-hostel guests are not allowed upstairs. This is non-negotiable, as Lagan Hostel needs to ensure the complete security and comfort of all of its guests. Reception is open until 11pm, however if you require a later check-in please contact us

NO stag parties and hen parties.
Id is required on check in. This is non negotiable!

Please remember only for the 11,12,13,14 July, 31st of December and over the St Patrick's weekend 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 days mentioned. No refunds on deposits will be giving and you will be turned away on arrival and charged for the nights accommodation. This is non Negotiable. Booking many separate bookings and being a group will also not be tolerated!
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Bookings for the same day as arrival will only be accepted up to 6pm.

Please be advised that although there is no curfew, non-hostel guests are not allowed in the hostel for the safety and well-being of our guests.

Groups of six or more people will not be accepted without prior permission - even if the group books via separate bookings.

All groups will be turned away on arrival and still charged for the entire stay. With multiple bookings all bookings in the group will be turned away on arrival and charged for the entire stay. No exceptions. No deposits will be refunded for groups that still book and are cancelled because of our group policy.

ID is required at the time of Check-In. This is non-negotiable, as safety is a priority at Lagan Backpackers.

We operate a 48hr cancellation policy. Cancellations must be made by 8am, two days before the scheduled date of arrival. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation. No exceptions.

No stag parties or hen parties.

Please remember that for the St Patrick's Day weekend and for the 12th of July we do not accept booking from people from the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), Ireland, or American or Canadian band members; this is only for the days mentioned. No refunds on deposits will be given and you will be turned away on arrival and charged for the night's accommodation. This is non-negotiable.

Giant's Causeway Tours are available at Lagan Backpackers for only £18.00. Pick-up is from the hostel so you don't have to walk anywhere - it's nice and simple! Ask our staff about our recommended tours, they have all experienced them themselves and are dying to tell you about their trips!

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***Backpackers wanted for Live-in job in our Backpackers Hostel - please email us at for more details and to apply.***

By Train from Dublin:
When the train gets in to Belfast, walk to the opposite side of the platform and take the train one stop back to Botanic Station. That is free.

From Botanic Station:
As you leave the station turn left onto Botanic Avenue. Walk until you get to a set of traffic lights. Dukes Hotel will be on your left in front of you. Pass Dukes Hotel (i.e. simply keep walking straight on). Take the next left onto College Green. Approximately 200 metres along, this street becomes Fitzroy Avenue. We're on the left at number 121. It's about 10 minutes walk only.

From Belfast International Airport:
A taxi from the airport costs around £35.
Alternately, take the airport shuttle, which leaves from the left as you exit the airport (runs every 30 minutes and cost £7) to the Europa Bus station in the city centre of Belfast.

From Europa Bus Station:
You can walk or take a taxi (but don't pay more than £4.50). If you don't want to take a taxi, walk over to Dublin Road and take bus number 7A, 7B or 7C or bus number 29A, 29B or 29C.
Get off at the top of Botanic Avenue at the old Theological College. The street running down basically across from the bus stop is called College Green for the first 50 meters then it becomes Fitzroy Avenue. We are at the top of the street on the left at Number 121.

From City Airport:
You can take the airbus to Europa Bus Centre and follow directions as above.
Alternately, a taxi from City Airport will cost around £8.50. Make sure you ask the taxi driver how much it will cost before you take it.
Do not take any of the black taxis parked outside - they will charge you £15 or more (and most of the time per person as well!)

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