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Belfast International Youth Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Belfast International is a HI - YHA Hostel: but you don't need a membership card to stay.

THE IMPORTANT STUFF:
As a big, city centre hostel our booking and check in policies are quite strict and in place in order to keep hostellers, hostel and staff safe.

ID and DEPOSIT POLICY: All guests are required to register and show a photo identification on check in. A cash key deposit of £5 is taken from every guest on check in: this is returned with an on time check out and return of keys: we do not have change so please be prepared on arrival

GROUPS: Online bookings are limited to 6 people: this includes bookings made under different names or on different websites. Please contact us directly to book for more than 6 people, otherwise check in will be refused.

MAXIMUM STAY: 7 nights. The hostel is unable to provide long term stays, or repeat stays, for more than a total of 7 nights in a calendar year

CHECK IN starts 13.30: CHECK OUT before 11.00: Check in to shared dorms closes at 23.00

UNDER 18s: must be accompanied by their legal guardian: parent, teacher etc
FAMILIES: please book a bed for all children aged 4 and over travelling with you. Children under 4 stay free if they share a bed in the room booked. Under 16s are not permitted to share dormitory rooms with strangers, so please book a private room (all of the beds in a 4 or 6): contact us after booking to let us know you are travelling as a family so that all of your beds are allocated together.
16 and 17 year olds can only share a dorm when accompanied in the same dorm by a parent or legal guardian.

BREAKFAST is not included, but may be purchased at Causeway Cafe on the ground floor after 8am.
WiFi is free and now available, with limited access (basic browsing and emailing), throughout the hostel: WiFi is not available upstairs after 23.00.

PAYMENT: payment in full is required on arrival in cash (GBP) or by credit/debit card. We are not able to process refunds. No shows are charged for the first night of a stay less the corresponding deposit amount for one night. A late cancellation charge is applied to all bookings where a full day's notice of a cancellation is not given: so if checking in on 10th the cut off point to cancel without a fee is 23.59 on 8th: the late cancellation fee is also the amount for the first night less the corresponding deposit for one night
UPDATE: If you make a booking and fail to appear at the hostel without cancelling (i.e. you are a “no show”) three times in a 24 month period then HINI reserves the right to decline all future bookings/stays from you regardless of whether we have been able to successfully charge your debit/credit card or not. The same applies to those making, and cancelling, multiple reservations.

CAR PARK: we have limited spaces: guests park on a first come first park basis and space cannot be guaranteed.

Hostels come in all shapes and sizes: we are not a 'party hostel': our hostel quiet time is 23.00 to 7.00: food and alcohol are restricted to the kitchen/dining room area on the ground floor (this area closes at midnight). We are unable to accommodate stags, hens, teams (apart from school and junior teams) so that we can provide a quiet, comfortable and relaxing place to stay.

Only registered guests have access to the hostel.
Hostel management always reserves the right to refuse check in.
If you have any additional needs please contact us and we will do our very best to accomodate them: however as facilities and resources are limited this may not always be possible.

LOCATION:
Just off Shaftesbury Square (bus route 8 or 9) in the city centre.
We are located between City Hall and Queens University, a short walk from both.
We are the closest hostel to the Europa Bus Station and just around the corner from Botanic Rail Station, for direct connections to Titanic Quarter.

HOSTEL:
Belfast's biggest, longest established hostel: no gimmicks, just 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 centre.
We 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 though!
We welcome guests of all ages (from 2 to 92!!!) from all over the world, including solo travellers, couples, groups of friends, families with children and groups.
Our 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 our central heating is on from 7.00 to midday and 19.00 to midnight (the building is not heated during the summer months).
We are open and staffed 24 hours a day with no curfew or lockout.
There is a luggage room for storage before check in and after check out: this is also provided free.

ROOMS:
All of our rooms have bunk beds, apart from our en-suite twins and doubles.
Standard twins are small (half the size of a standard 4) and designed for those seeking a budget room but some privacy, rather than extra space or comfort.
The shower rooms in our en-suite rooms are designed as wet rooms, with no shower doors or curtains.
Towels and soap are not provided.
The building is No Smoking in line with the law in Northern Ireland (in house fine: £200): the hostel also reserves the right to charge a fine of up to £200 for extra housekeeping, damage and so on after check out.

CAUSEWAY CAFE:
Open on the ground floor from 8am until 2pm every day, apart from the Christmas period, if you would like to buy breakfast or brunch: freshly 'cooked to order' food. Fruit, biscuits, soft drinks, crisps, chocolate, coffee, speciality teas, hot chocolate, packed lunches, fresh sandwiches, cooked breakfasts, bagels, freshly baked croissant etc

TOURS:
Giants Causeway: There is a tour office at the hostel for booking causeway tours or a freephone to contact them outside office hours www.minicoachni.co.uk
City: We can book your black taxi tour for you at the hostel reception desk. View House Rules

Overview

For a relaxing stay in Belfast city centre, Belfast International Youth Hostel is your go-to! Comfy beds, 24-hour security and free Wi-Fi are just some of our perks. And, with quiet time between 11pm-7am, we help you get a peaceful night's rest. We’re Belfast's biggest and longest-established hostel, so you could say we know a thing or two about the area – just ask our friendly reception staff. 

Location

We’re in Belfast's laid-back University area, a 10-minute walk from Europa bus station. Soak up culture at Ulster Museum, relax in the Botanic Gardens or head to Queen's Quarter for classic Irish pubs and restaurants. The bustling city centre with its shops and nightlife is a 15-20 minute walk away: Titanic Quarter is just 2 stops by train. If you’re coming to us from Belfast International Airport, bus 300a will drop you at Europa bus station. It’s a 45-minute journey. Driving instead? No worries. We’ve got free secure parking. 

Rooms and Dorms

From female-only dorms and mixed dorms to private rooms with private bathrooms, we’ve got rooms to suit all budgets. Plus, some rooms have en-suites! All our rooms are light and airy and come with free bed linen (that includes comfy duvets, not just sheets). When you're out exploring, rest easy in the knowledge that your valuables are safe in our security lockers. 

Extras and activities

When you’re not hanging out in the lounge or TV room, pick up a free map from reception and start ticking off the must-see sights. Hiring bikes? Keep them safe between use in our secure bicycle parking. We’ve got a washing machine and vending machines too. And when you want to give yourself a break from cooking in our self-catering kitchen, our Causeway Café is open every day for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Just hop in the lift to the ground floor. 

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Nov 2019
    Pleasant and locally located hostel. Staff were informative and very helpful. I would definitely use this hostel aagain.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Nov 2019
    Excellent
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 Dec 2019
    Value for money. Great location. Friendly staff. Great cafe next door with tasty and well presented food at reasonable price. Recommend the Belfast fry. Would return.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    19 Nov 2019
    Really convenient for Belfast City Centre which is an easy 10 minute walk away. Staff really friendly and helpful. Room was comfortable and clean. Café which is open in the morning until mid afternoon sells nice food at a good price.
    Wales, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    16 Nov 2019
    Great Hostel! I would recommend it to everyone. I traveled by myself and felt very comfortable in this location. My only complaint is that the rooms themselves lack outlets for charging. I was in a 6 person room and the only outlet was on the exact opposite side of the room for me so this was a little unfortunate. Wifi turns off at 11 pm this isn't the worst thing just something people should know.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    29 Nov 2019
    The hostel is a modernish building perhaps half an hour's walk from the city centre. It could do with some money spent on it, to be honest, but overall it was excellent value for money. There are plenty of bathrooms, typically immediately outside your room, and little difficulty in shuffling one first thing in the morning. The hostel doesn't really do catering (there are vending machines and a self-service kitchen), but there is a cafe in the building that will do you an amazing fry-up.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    30 Nov 2019
    Great staff! Fairly basic accommodation, a bit tired. Still, good location for walking into town and fair bang for your buck.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    15 Nov 2019
    It is ok for a couple of nights. The beds are comfy but there were just two plugs in a room for six. Thee bathrooms looked like they needed a deep cleaning and the kitchen was just plain disgusting, we even had to get out own dishes and the water boiler had some kind of slime-mould inside. The location is not bad but it looked like a dangerous area at night.
    Spain, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.3

    Good

    30 Nov 2019
    We did not feel very welcome from the start. The receptionist kept telling us about the rules and how much we have to pay if we break them. They are very strict. I guess they have had some bad experience with some guests but they should not act this way to every new guest coming in... The room was tiny with a squeaky bunk bed, one locker and a washing basin. Definitely NOT a twin room as described.
    Czech Republic, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    16 Nov 2019
    My room smelled bad. There was no hot water. Outside was really cold. No power sockets in each bunk. I was in Cardiff before and it was all the way around. I checked out before the second night of my stay.
    Guatemala, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines


Awards

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Northern Ireland

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