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Belfast International Youth Hostel

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

Belfast's only Hostelling International (YHA) Hostel: (but you don't need a membership card to stay!)

Important stuff: (Please read before booking): if our policies and procedures seem too strict then we are probably not the right place for you so please don't make a reservation - we don't want anyone to be unhappy.
Photographic ID or HI membership card is required from everyone checking in: this is held at reception until check out. So for a group of 4, 4 IDs are required as a key/security deposit. No ID = no check in.
Online bookings are limited to 6 people. Booked online for more than 6 people (including under different names or on different websites)? Your booking will be cancelled, or check in refused, with loss of your deposit and a charge of the full cost of the first night of your stay.
Maximum stay: 7 nights.
Check in starts 13.30: Check out before 11.00.
Latest check in if you have booked beds in a shared dormitory room: 23.00.
Hostel quiet time: 23.00 to 7.00: we are not a 'party hostel': we do not permit alcohol on our accommodation floors, or food and drink outside the kitchen/dining room area (which closes at midnight) meaning no takeway food after a night out (eat it where you paid for it and leave the mess there too!).
Under 18s: must be accompanied by their legal guardian: parent, teacher etc
Families: please book a bed for all children travelling with you. Under 16s are not permitted to share dormitory rooms so you must book a private room if travelling with children (a twin or double for a parent and child, a 4 bed dormitory for a family of 3 or 4). Please contact us after booking to let us know you are travelling as a family so that all of your beds are allocated in the same room.
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 on the ground floor after 8am.
WiFi is free but only available in common areas on the ground and first floors.
Payment in full is required on arrival in cash (GBP only) or by credit/debit card as a total for everyone travelling together.
We are not able to process refunds.
Car Park: we have limited spaces: guests park on a first come first park basis and space cannot be guaranteed.
We do not accommodate stags, hens, sports teams (apart from school teams) so that we can provide a quiet, comfortable and relaxing place to spend a night or 2.
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.


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.
It's the perfect location for the museum, parks, cafes, pubs, restaurants, theatre and cinema!


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 embrace the Youth Hostelling ethos and assume. as our guest, you will embrace and respect it too.

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.
We have a secure car park which is free of charge - and operates on a first come first park basis.
There is a luggage room: this is also provided free.


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, not extra space or comfort.
The shower rooms in our en-suite rooms are designed as wet rooms, with no shower doors or curtains.
Furnishing, floor covering etc varies from room to room.
Towels and soap are not provided.
The building is No Smoking in line with the law in Northern Ireland (in house fine: £200)

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

Tour bookings:

Giants Causeway:
There is a tour office at the hostel for booking causeway tours or a freephone to contact them outside office hours
We can book your black taxi tour for you at the hostel reception desk.

Hostel reservations:

Let us book your next HI hostel for you!

Booking Conditions: by booking you are agreeing to all of the conditions detailed above and below:

'No shows' are charged for the first night of their stay, less the corresponding deposit amount for that night. Online bookings for groups of more than 6 people are not permitted (including those made on different websites and in different names).
To book for a group (schools, universities, church groups etc) please contact the hostel directly to make your reservation. Student groups should be accompanied in the hostel by a teacher/tutor during their stay.

Hostel management reserves the right to refuse check in.

Respect and consideration for staff and other guests is expected at all times, particularly during the hostel quiet time: anyone causing problems or complaints from other guests will be asked to leave.

Alcohol is not permitted in shared dormitory rooms.

Only registered guests have access to the hostel.

Families with children under 16: please book a bed for all children travelling with you. Please contact us after booking to let us know you require a 'family room' as under 16s are not permitted to share dormitory rooms.
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Sun 25 Mar 2018 - Wed 28 Mar 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Sun 25th March 2018 - Wed 28th March 2018

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


  • 2008 1st, Country Winners Northern Ireland
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  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

GROUPS (7 or more people) are not permitted to book online.
Groups of more than 6 people should contact the hostel directly to book.



Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" The front of house staff are great, the location is great and the security is great but the hostel isn't without its problems. Eg. the beds in my room on top were not changed for two check outs on two seperate days, a girl arrived to an old bed & I told her (reception did fix this). The room was also very small and could barely fit my dayback under the bed let alone my backpack which took up more space, lots of things not in the kitchen- grater, peeler, masher, oven not working either. "

- Anonymous
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