Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the friendliest and cosiest hostel in Belfast!
We are a safe, clean, 20 bed hostel in the beautiful Queen's Quarter of Belfast, right beside the Botanical Gardens.
We have free WIFI and a free hostel breakfast (see photos) with vegan options (for gluten-free please let us know at check-in!).

We have a fantastic and well-equipped kitchen, a cosy living room, and a small garden for guests to enjoy.
Feel free to enjoy our guitars, record player, board games, and book collection! No curfew or lockout.

Our friendly staff and volunteers will do their best to make you feel right at home.
Botanical Backpackers is the ideal base from which to explore the city and surrounding countryside, and all Belfast's culture and events.
We are very happy to organise tours of the city and Causeway coast from the hostel for you, and have lots of info and advice!!

Situated in the beautiful Queens University area, 1 minute from the Botanical Gardens and Ulster Museum (both free to visit!),
and the University Lanyon Building.
Only 10-15 min walk from the City Hall and a 5-10 min walk to bus/train stations.

Black Taxi Tours: Run from the hostel. An informative tour which takes you to see the Peace Wall, both Catholic and Protestant murals of Belfast, the Titanic shipyard and slipway, the museum district and much more.

Giants Causeway Day Tours: Pick-up from the hostel. Tour includes a trip along the North East Coastline through the 9 Glens, stops at the Carrick a Rede rope bridge, Dark Hedges, and Giants Causeway. We can book this tour for you, at a special rate.

**Please note that check-in is from 2pm in the afternoon until 9pm in the evening, must have valid photo ID upon arrival**
We do not accept stag/hen parties or heavy drinking groups. Quiet after 9pm. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Aug 2019
    cannot fault it at all, lovely and centrally located.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Aug 2019
    Although I stayed one day, I enjoyed staying. As my flight was early morning departure, I couldn’t have breakfast. I want to have it next time. Thank you for everything!
    Japan, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2019
    I had a one-night stay at this beautiful hostel and it was lovely! Erica is possibly the best host, super kind and helpful! Great location, clean, secure, cosy, would totally recommend it! Also, their plant collection is amazing!
    Pakistan, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2019
    The best hostel ever! Super comfy beds, cozy rooms, good sized lockers, and handy key-pads to get into the rooms. The kitchen, dining room and living room have a “homey” feel, with cards on the walls from guests. They have labels to write your name on food, it felt safe to leave and none of mine was stolen. The owner and employees are all so friendly, as a young person travelling alone I felt welcomed. The guests were lovely, all being very chatty. This hostel has the best atmosphere in Belfast!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2019
    Quinitisencial hostel; all accommodations were good and loads of interaction between guests and staff
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2019
    Relaxing atmosphere in this small but cosy hostel. Beds are very comfortable and breakfast was good quality. I was impressed by the non dairy alternatives provided and herbal teas.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Aug 2019
    Botanical Backpackers is a charming and personable little hostel. The staff are all friendly and accommodating with lots of local knowledge and recommendations. Plants abound and there’s is even a little back garden to sit in! As it's a converted old Victorian townhouse, don’t expect grand elevators or ballroom-sized toilets. There are two toilets and two showers with lots of hot water, and they even offer a laundry service for £5.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Aug 2019
    The hostel was tucked away in a quiet area, right by the botanical gardens and affordable tasty food options. The staff were incredibly kind, patient and helpful. Combined with the beautiful plants, decorative touches and provision of life-giving tea, they made this trip to Belfast a memorable and joyful one.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Aug 2019
    Great experience
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    06 Aug 2019
    Super cute hostel. Staff were great! Very helpful and welcoming. No lockers in the rooms but the hostel has a chilled vibe (as do guests) so didn’t find this an issue. Otherwise facilities are good. Like I said, hostel is pretty chilled so if you’re looking for a party place I wouldn’t recommend. But still great to meet people! It is 10 min walk from the city center but it is super close to the university and botanic gardens which are lovely. Plenty of food places etc around too.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi