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Lagan Backpackers Reviews

121 Fitzroy ave, Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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79%

Rating
1926 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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97%

I recently stayed here for a week and had a fantastic time! All of the staff members were wonderful, especially Briana, Max, Conor and Thibaud. It was clean, and I felt comfortable leaving my belongings in my room, the security is great. I will definitely stay here again next time I come to Belfast.

  • 25th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The staff was extremely nice. They treated you like guests in their home and truly made the stay wonderful.

  • 25th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Nice hostel with good vibe.


100%

All good Thanks!!!


51%

I did not feel comfortable here at all. Staff was very unprofessional and made me feel quite uncomfortable, especially considering most of the people working there were just other guests working for free accommodation (cleaning would be okay, but they even had a guest working the reception desk). There were also very few toilets and outlets considering the number of beds. The one highlight was a free full breakfast. If you want somewhere cheap for just a bed, it's okay, but nothing more.


89%

well, i can say all of us are happy to stay in your lagan backpackers, I will tell or recommended to my friends to whom there are looking for a value accomodation.

  • 18th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Great hostel. Laid back staff. The included hot breakfast was a big plus. If you're looking to meet people while travelling then Lagan is the place to stay.


100%

What a great week at Lagan Backpackers! The staff is fun and welcoming. They led a pub crawl and karaoke night - both were a blast. The wifi is really good, and my bed was comfortable. In the morning they make each guest a full breakfast, which is unusual for a hostel, and at night they have family style dinners cooked by the staff. If I'm ever back in Belfast, I would definitely stay there again.

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


20%

The guy from recepion is rally aggresive and unfriendly though, I mean, if u dont want serve people, just go home!!ok~~why stay on there, and what's your problem with any of us questions, just talking in good manner and act as a friendly receptionist. and that's why we people come to hostel and enjoy the stay!! Seriously, really had a sXXk experience and really~really~really bad impression on this hostel, and it's probably the worst hostel that I had ever stay AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback. As an owner I will investigate. Lagans success over several years is based on great friendliness and pleasant fun staff. Our reviews over the years always thank the staff. Obviously something has gone badly wrong and we will ensure that there is no reoccurrence. We apologise.

80%

It is a nice hostel for young and traveler people,very good athmosphere as all the staff are volunteers. I would recommend it to my friends but I would not to my parents (as example)

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

We travelled around the major cities of Ireland, as it was our first trip to the country. Belfast was by far our favourite stop, this was in a huge part due to the Lagan. The fantastic staff made arriving at Lagan like coming home, from the friendly welcome and useful tips, to the fantastic nights out, the people at Lagan made this hostel the best we stayed at by a long shot. The cooked breakfast and brilliant wifi connectivity didn't hurt either :P


89%

Best atmosphere I have ever experienced in a hostel!

  • 13th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Very friendly staff. They serve good hot breakfast!


29%

We were greeted with a warm welcoming, which was nice. Once we got to our room however we very disappointed. It was a tiny room with 4 bunk beds and a single. And the bathroom was disgustingly filthy and also tiny itself. It seemed like they were cramming as many people in to the smallest place possible, and charging £15 per person. This was not a very enjoyable place for my girlfriend and I. To top it all off, our room mates were really rude, but that has nothing to do with the hostel itself.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback, although it is not consistent with many of our recent reviews.

80%

Best free breakfast in any hostel--small English breakfast (no black/white pudding). 15 min walk South from the Europa bus station (one street from Queen's College), Lagan's isn't central to Belfast but a 10 min walk away from it. The rooms are very clean and secure and the staff is young (22-26 yrs) and relaxed.


86%

Bed curtains a nice feature.


49%

Maybe we are just unlucky. But our experience with this hostel as not great. To start off, a member of their staff stole my adapter, charger and extra battery of my phone, which were returned to me from his personal bag. Secondly, our pizza, which was labeled was either stolen or thrown away. On top of that they promised to give my girlfriend one of the burgers they were making, but of course hey ran out. There are plenty of other hostels, go somewhere else.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We apologise for your experience, we have been in business many years and this problem has not occurred before. We have identified the staff member. Our cctv cameras add great security. He was new to us and has been fired. Sorry again.

80%

Lagans was a great . The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help and provide advice especially the guy on reception .Breakfast is cooked each morning for you and they provide an evening meal at minimal cost .Short stroll into the city. Patrick Tasmania


77%

Living room was run down with little seating, curtain rail hanging off the wall, rooms were cramped - problem with laundry before we arrived so had to make up own bed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry you were not impressed. Our recent reviews have been very complementary. First time I think anyone has ever mentioned the living room in 1000s of reviews. !!!!!

80%

Good, clean accomodation, could do with more locker space. Good breakfast in the morning, fry up everyday if you want it. Fairly close to city centre but good bus links just around the corner anyway. Lots of nice restuarants in the area too

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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