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Lagan Backpackers Reviews

121 Fitzroy ave, Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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1594 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Good location from the train station. Long walk to city central. Weird staff and atmosphere. Good breakfast. Moldy bathrooms very small bedrooms. Electrical Power keep failing.

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Funny! My staff said the same about you. Weird


There are big lockers in the dorms. It is close to Queens University but it takes a while to walk up to the other side of the city; it isn't near any of the murals. There are shops and restaurants nearby. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is fantastic! Hot eggs, bacon, toast etc. The bathrooms are really clean and the dorms were comfortable.


There are not enough lockers in the rooms, and the ones that are available, are useless since you cannot close them properly.


I back packed across Ireland for a few weeks and this was my favorite hostel by far. Feels like a warm and cozy home full of great people. Highly suggest!


This was a great hostel. It was very cozy, house-like atmosphere and easy to chat with people. This was the first hostel I stayed at where they cooked breakfast for you and didn't have to pay (included in the price). The staff would hang out and chat with their guests regularly and were very helpful. The only thing is that it's a little far from the city centre, about a 35-40 minute walk. Will stay here again and tell all my friends to as well.


This hostel had the best social atmosphere of anywhere I stayed in Ireland. It's impossible not to make friends here. I will admit there were some organizational errors made by staff while I was there in terms of room allocations , but all in all the fun I had staying here outweighed those things. Also you get a full English breakfast for free!! Can't beat that


I was iffy about this place when I first got there. Seemed a little boring and the interior was a little tired and lifeless. However towards the weekend it picks up and there's usually someone up for a pint. You rely on guest motivation for a night out to happen in this kind of place, hostel isn't going to run a crawl or get games going, but they're not against it at all. Kitchen has a stove tops and ovens, lacks a few pots/pans. NOT a YOUTH dedicated hostel. Cozy but. Chad is a legend.


Great place, nice breakfast and weird funny hosts. Some problems with the hot water on the third floor.

  • 1st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I had a very nice stay at Lagan Backpackers. The staff was extremly friendly and helpful. The included cooked breakfast and the dinner for just £2,50 were always delicious :)


We really enjoyed our stay at Lagans. The breakfast was great and it was very easy to meet people and make friends in a great social vibe. Only complaints were the giants causeway tour was pretty talked up and over rated (an extra 5 euro to cross a rope bridge and a stop at a distillery with no tour but access to only the gift shop?!) but this was not the fault of the hostel, just a warning to other travellers. The causeway is great, just take the local bus.


Everything was fine, the kitchen is too small and you get asked to leave between 7


Great atmosphere between the staff and the other guests. Some were noisy at night though. Plenty of toilet facilities and great WiFi. Close to convenience stores / supermarkets.


Wouldn't not stay there again. Bathrooms were dirty, rooms overcrowded with having only 2 energy outlets for 12 people (?!). The door of out room couldn't be locked (or even closed properly), just few small lockers available. Breakfast is included in the price and you can choose between few "menus" and someone will make it for you (but if you wanna change it you need to pay 2 pounds).


It was nice but honestly very dirty. I did not take a shower because it was disgusting, the carpet that I guessed was originally pale blue was black! There was traces of humidity in my room, the window was broken and could not open. There was a dead fly stuck between the window and the curtain in the stairs. And during my HOLE STAY witch was two days there was NO PAPER IN THE TOILET!


Really nice place, amazing people and great atmosphere! Will come back if in Belfast again.


it's very clean and tidy hostel, the staff is so cooperative

  • 13th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iraq
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We enjoyed our stay at Lagan. The location was good, the Australian guy on the desk was very helpful and organised our Black Cab tour and went out of his way to recruit another backpacker which meant our tour fee would be reduced. Free cooked breakfast was a welcomed change to the usual continental breakfast. We stayed in the double bed private for 1 night and 5 bed mixed dorm the 2nd night, Both were good and adequate size.

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