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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.


Botanical Backpackers

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

Welcome to the friendliest and cosiest little hostel in Belfast, we really look forward to having you stay!
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 and gluten-free options,
so everyone can enjoy a healthy start to the day before heading out to explore our wonderful city!

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!

We truly hope you'll feel at home here, and we just love sharing our suggestions of our favourite hidden gems in Belfast for you to visit!
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 help plan the rest of your trip around Ireland,
or just listen and nod, and help with Google, while you scream about Ireland's weird and confusing public transport systems. ;)

**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 (chatting is fine, just no crashing around like a baby elephant!).

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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    Absolutely loved it here! Everyone was so nice, great atmosphere and it was such a comfy place to stay. The staff were amazing, helpful and very friendly. Felt like being at a home away from home. Will definitely stay again when in Belfast!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    I had no idea what to expect when staying in a hostel for the first time, but if they're all like Botanical Backpackers, I'm sold. The communal areas are beautifully decorated, the free breakfast is great, the wifi is fast, and everything is super clean, but the best thing about it is the amazing staff! They were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and they make you feel right at home. They helped to make beautiful Belfast even more unforgettable!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    I had such an enjoyable stay at Botanical Backpackers the receptionist was extremely helpful with good suggestions for things to do. The quiet after 9pm rule is also very helpful to people of my age, who may need an early night. I highly recommend
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    A lovely place for my friends and I to stay at! Would definitely stay again! Host is beyond helpful and can help you book tours around Northern Ireland! Thanks again for everything!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2020
    I am so happy I ended up staying here - I can’t think of a hostel I’ve visited that has been so cosy and welcoming. The owner, went above and beyond for me from the start - she makes a real effort to make sure everyone can have a good time and do everything they want to do - and that makes all the difference. It only took me a few days of being away to end up returning to Botanical! No better place to stay in the city.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2020
    I cannot rave about this hostel enough! Clean, friendly, and very safe. I have stayed in many hostels all over the world, and this is one of the best experiences I've had. Erika is very friendly and helpful, and gave great recommendations for places to see in and around the city. The free breakfast was a lovely way to start the morning and fuel up for a day of exploring Belfast. Such a great value and an even better experience!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    26 Feb 2020
    Amazing stay. I highly recommend! Very clean safe and welcoming atmosphere. I love the staff here. Nice continental breakfast in the morning they even accommodated my lactose intolerance by having dairy free products. Anything you need they are there for you.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    24 Feb 2020
    Lovely chill hostel with very friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Unbelievably comfortable beds!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    28 Feb 2020
    The staff were lovely and it’s a cool old Georgian building with a nice sitting room. However there are only 2 showers for the whole hostel and they’re aren’t hot. Temperature ranges from luke warm to cold. It didn’t feel super clean but that’s probably more because the building is old.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 Feb 2020
    Very small but calm, the room was very small and intimate
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Hair Dryers
  • 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


  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Northern Ireland

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