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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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Belfast International Youth Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

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

Covid-19 UPDATES: We have introduced new procedures to keep everyone safe. These include hand sanitising points on the ground floor, a protective screen at reception, enhanced cleaning of high touch/traffic areas, and signage highlighting social distancing measures in NI. We also have a basic one way system operating, as far as possible, through our hostel.

Please note that some facilities will not be available for now: these include our TV room and library: luggage storage: our lift (apart from for guests with restricted mobility): our self-catering kitchen (although we have set up a mini station with the basics for you).

As part of registration an arrival you will be asked to provide more contact information than usual, made available to the Public Health Agency on request: you will also have to agree to all of the Covid-19 preventative measures in place at the time of your visit. The situation is changing constantly: we will email you as your arrival approaches with updates on both hostel and general guidelines in place.

In line with current UK government guidance if a guest is confirmed to have COVID-19 during a stay they will be required to leave our accommodation and return home if they reasonably can.

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 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Aug 2022
    Really good location and very well organised
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    22 Jul 2022
    Excellent manager, helpful staff. Brilliant location. Great parking for my camper. Communal areas limited but ok. Next door connected café perfect for good value and friendly service. Recommended for a stay in Belfast.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    29 Jul 2022
    Great location, booked a room for myself. Very safe and clean.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    24 Jul 2022
    The staff are excellent, helpful and very approachable. There’s a cafe for breakfast which is very affordable. The kitchen is adequate. I’d have preferred some normal cutlery and recycling ability as everything is plastic but maybe that’s a work in progress. For a city the hostel is very affordable. The noise is an issue and I was told the aim is tripple glazing. At weekends especially ear plugs are a good idea and once I had them the stay was a lot better!
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    25 Jul 2022
    It's a good option for a short stay in Belfast if your priority is to get something low-key and rather cheap near city center. Standard is OK and the rules clear. I had a problem with my key-card but it was solved with no problems. Would recommend and consider for my next Belfast stay.
    Poland, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Aug 2022
    Belfast hostel was well located. Walking distance to city centre. Clean and tidy. Great for a stop over with the three kids.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Jul 2022
    Had a parking lot in the back which is nice if renting or bringing a car. The staff was very friendly. Phillip helped us on the first day and went out of his way to suggest vegan restaurants for us nearby. Also walked us through where to go in Belfast. The café next door also had an excellent vegan menu. The bed was what to be expected of a hostel and the bathroom/shower was shared by a lot of rooms but there was a sink in the room to use.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    01 Aug 2022
    Very average; equivalent hostels in Glasgow or Edinburgh much better. No self-catering kitchen area available, just a kitchenette area with no sink but did have kettle and microwave - if this was for covid I am unconvinced that the chances of catching it were unacceptably higher in the self-catering than anywhere else in the hostel, it was just inconvenient. Rather poorly maintained; one of the lifts didn't work, and the key cards to one stairwell also broken. Staff helpful.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 4.9

    Rating

    04 Aug 2022
    The kitchen is closed so there is only a microwave, plastic cups and cutlery. No sink. The wi-fi stops working at 11 pm. The cleanliness could be improved. Even though it is a cheap option it was quite disappointing.
    Slovenia, Male, 25-30
  • 2.9

    Rating

    31 Jul 2022
    Warning: this hostel is a very sad place. If you're looking for a fun hostel atmosphere, this is not it. Cons: Half the showers on our floor were broken. Half the toilets didn't really flush. Half the bathrooms didn't have soap. Only 2 outlets for a 4-person room, and they were super far from the beds. Extreme rules. Elevator broken. No atmosphere. This hostel is way too highly rated. Staff were nice but that's it.
    USA, 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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