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 9.7

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2019
    Honestly one of the best hostels I have stayed at and the smallest with only 19 beds but it helps to make it have a very homely feel. Erika "the boss lady" is very welcoming and very helpful with any information you need about belfast. I would definitely recommend to other people and will definitely stay there again if I go back to Belfast
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2019
    I am a first time backpacker and this place was a great way to start my trip. It’s nice and cozy which makes it easy to meet other travelers. The staff answered all of my questions and were very friendly! There’s free breakfast for all diets, they clean the beds/bathrooms regularly, and it’s fairly close to most attractions. I’d stay there again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2019
    Perfect stay! I loved the staff, loved the location, LOVED that it was a quiet, peaceful hostel that was still friendly and welcoming.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Jun 2019
    We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely little hostel. The rooms are very clean and the living room is lovely decorated - we felt almost like home. Also the staff has been very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend to come here and, if we will have a chance, come back ourselves.
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Jul 2019
    Had a great 2 night stay here. The staff were really friendly and helpful with plenty of knowledge of the area. Dorm rooms were small however beds were comfy. Wifi and location was good, I also didn’t have any trouble getting a free on street park outside the hostel. Breakfast was simple but nice. Would stay again. Definitely not a party hostel (why I booked in the first place). Felt very comfortable.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Jun 2019
    Best Hostel I've ever been! Great and friendly staff, perfect rooms and a healthy breakfast with fruits, bread, cereals and different kind of milks.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Jun 2019
    A cosy little hostel located a short walk away from the city centre, but very close to the botanical gardens. Made me wish I was staying longer than one night! Very clean, comfortable beds and also super quiet. Lovely atmosphere and helpful staff. Living room has board games, books, and a record player! I’d definitely stay here again if I come back to Belfast
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Jun 2019
    Really nice and cozy place to spend some days in Belfast, it immediately feels like a second home! Also the area is interesting with a lot of pubs and places to eat. Would stay there again!
    Germany, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    22 Jun 2019
    A very cozy hostel with super friendly staff. Feel like home when you stay there.
    Taiwan China, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    08 Jul 2019
    Really great place! Lovely casual atmosphere and everyone was very friendly, would definitely stay again if I'm ever back in Belfast
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
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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