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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Belfast International Youth Hostel

Book more than 14 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 per calendar year: 28 nights. Maximum number of nights per visit: 7. No return visits within 14 days of a 7 night stay. No more than 7 nights total are permitted in any 14 night period
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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Feb 2020
    Well managed well run backpackers.
    Ireland, Couple, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    14 Feb 2020
    Ulster Breakfast a great way to start day
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    24 Feb 2020
    A great hostel with friendly staff in a safe area. Not far from the city centre.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    29 Feb 2020
    Pretty good! Bathrooms were kinda strange
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Feb 2020
    Staff excellent and helpful. Room quiet. Lots of showers and toilets. Good location. The hostel kitchen needs maintenance, there were two microwaves but only one worked, the one electric kettle broke down, the toaster did not work (it may have been the electric points not working). Old food was in the fridge and needed throwing out. The on site cafe was very good, their staff were cheerful and food allergies catered for. .
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Feb 2020
    The hostel is near the city center. There is a well equipped kitchen and the clean in general is ok. My room had a sink and that's very comfortable, the beds are comfortable too and the room was hot enough. The only problem was that there were only 2 plug-in for charge the phones in a six bedroom! Very annoying. Annoying also that the plug-in were very far from all the beds. I couldn't charge my phone. The staff seems very cordial and kind. There are mainly 2 rooms were you can chill out.
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    11 Mar 2020
    It was ok, but nothing more. I dont want to stay there second time. A lot of problems with key to the room. Internet was ok, but sometimes was broken. Localisation ok but the city is very small and it will be difficult to have really bad localisation. In the room there were no chair or table so if you have a top bed you have no place to sit. And it was common: 2 bunk beds, place for 4 people, only 2 in the room so... yes, one up, one down, and the second bed was empty.
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    17 Feb 2020
    The kitchen could be kept a lot better. There was milk in the fridge with expure date 20 days old, and everything was dirty. The lights on the top beds didn't work. There is a lot to improve there...
    France, Male, 41+
  • 6.9

    Good

    31 Jan 2020
    the shared bathrooms are really bad, not clean at all. otherwise kind of okay!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    01 Feb 2020
    I only stayed one night for a weekend stop. I visited from Dublin and came by train, the hostel is not close to the train station so prepare to walk about 25 to 30min to get there. The Youth Hostel was the most affordable and relatively close to the city Centre. If you're only looking for a place to sleep and do everything else whilst visiting the city is well worth your money.
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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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