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Belfast International Youth Hostel

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  • 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 POLICY: We take a photographic ID or HI membership card from everyone as a key/security deposit: IDs are held at reception until check out. We don't ask for passports (unless you want to leave them for safekeeping). Please note that this is one ID per guest, not per booking.

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.

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. Cancellations made after 13.30 the day before arrival are also charged for one night as a late cancellation fee.
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 travel desk staff. When you’ve finished sightseeing, our sociable common room is the perfect place to chill.

Location

We’re in Belfast's laid-back University area, a 10-minute walk from Europa bus station. Soak up culture at Ulster Museum, stroll up Cave Hill for panoramic views of the city or head to Queen's Quarter for classic Irish pubs and restaurants. The tranquil Botanic Gardens, waterfront Titanic Quarter and bustling city centre with its shops and nightlife are a 15-20 minute bus ride away. 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 cosy 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 sociable 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 8.4

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Jun 2019
    Loved everything! Great staff really helpful fun and very gracious! Room was great! Loved the causeway cafe! Easy to walk every place in Belfast!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Jun 2019
    Great location, very clean and private. If you want to meet other travelers, catch them in the cafe next door!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    20 Jun 2019
    Comfortable stay and good value for money. The on- site cafe was good too. However, the facilities on site like the desktop computers (which were out of service) would have been a huge help to be able to access to. Overall very good stay, will recommend!
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    21 Jun 2019
    Wasn't close to everything in the city center. Was pretty clean, nice beds. Had a movie room and library but they close around 1am. Cafe connected that is cheap and good.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Jun 2019
    The Hostel is located in a “rough part”.. lots of partying and fighting on the streets late at night! The restaurant / kitchen area is great! The front counter staff - very friendly and helpful! The wifi is shut off at 11pm which is ridiculous., JUST SAYING! I stayed in a 4 bed room both nights.. it was ok ! Beds were comfy enough! Only 2 outlets to charge phones near the door .. would be nice to have one for each bed which is pretty STANDARD ! Showers and bathrooms CLEAN ENOUGH!
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 6.6

    Good

    20 Jun 2019
    Private room was fine but basic, slept really well which is what I needed the room for. Bathroom could have been more clean. Place and facilities generally a bit worn out, poor quality Wi-Fi, all computers broken, coffee machine broken, no recyling facilities. Such a shame as the IYHA is such an important asset and this place clearly hasn't seen much investment. Great staff and safe, and a good, basic option for Belfast accommodation.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    16 Jun 2019
    The kitchen could be cleaner. The dishes and the counters were quite greasy and the facilities were pretty meh.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3

    Good

    20 Jun 2019
    You can hear everything from your room, specially everytime that door from the hall is opened or closed. That was horrible during the night, trying to sleep. The staff is very kind.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    17 Jun 2019
    Girl on reception not the most helpful of hostel staff. Light not working in the toilet. Bed sheets ripped on 3 of the 6 beds in my room. Wifi didn't work on the 3rd floor. Only 2 plug sockets between 6 beds and they were behind the lockers, miles from the beds. Glad I was only here for 1 night
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 3.1

    Rating

    14 Jun 2019
    Worst hostel I have ever been to. Actually left early and slept in the car I rented instead. Advertise cages under bed to lock belongings but there were none! Actually had my medication stolen. Shower had no hot water and all the water continually pooled. Toilet constantly got plugged/clogged.
    Canada, 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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