Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Vagabonds Backpackers is Belfast's top rated hostel as voted for by users. Ideally located in the heart of the buzzing Queens Quarter, just minutes walk from the city center, popular bars, restaurants and main tourist attractions such as the Ulster Museum and Botanic Gardens. Vagabonds operates in a beautifully renovated, listed building; we are Belfast's most recent hostel to a city oozing with character and personality

Please note we don't accept any Stag or Hen parties bookings in our hostel.

The hostel has ten bedrooms ranging in size from twin/double to 6/8/12/14 bed dorms.

The full catering kitchen is modern and well equipped with a separate dining area containing a traditional wood burning stove.

The living room is spacious and funky, offering book exchange or DVD's to help you chill out.

Outside we have created a very cool beer garden to host our hostel BBQ nights in the summer. There is also a picnic area in the front of the hostel.

Opened by two experienced backpackers who understand and appreciate the needs of today's traveler, this hostel offers a range of facilities including free breakfast, internet, book exchange, dvds, free wi-fi, towel hire, lockers, under-bed storage, a pool table and tour booking.

Cleanliness is of the utmost importance to us.

For group bookings of 6 or more please contact the hostel directly. Hostel Management reserves the right to refuse check in on arrival.
Please note for New Year's Eve any non-international guests must contact the hostel directly.

Vagabond's manifesto is simple: 'To Provide a Good, Clean Bed in Belfast.

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2021
    If there is one place I can recommend to ANYONE its the Vagabonds hostel. 15 mins tops to city center, close to the bus station and near heaps of night life but the thing that makes this hostel PERFECT is the staff. I showed up too early to check in and time went by in no time at all while talking to the staff! They all felt like old friends and even took some of us out for a night!! I wish I could have stayed for months and was so sad it was only one night! tysm to the staff on 8/9.12.21! STARS
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2021
    11 OUT OF 10! The most wonderful volunteers and management. It is the only hostel I've ever been to where they've treated me not a guest, but a good friend of theirs. The warm, friendly and fun atmosphere is infectious which has most definitely earned my loyalty. Can't wait to make more memories here.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2021
    I have been staying in hostels when traveling for the last 20 years. This is the best hostel I have ever been to. The sense of community is strong and the showers are amazing.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Jan 2022
    I really enjoyed my long weekend here! The hostel was great and cosy, with a very comfortable bed and great showers. Everyone was so lovely and welcoming too. Felt very safe and very happy staying there.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Nov 2021
    I have been coming to Vagabonds for many years. Love the atmosphere. This was the first time after lockdown. So pleased nothing has changed.
    Netherlands, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    21 Nov 2021
    Fantastic staff very welcoming and friendly felt like a real family atmosphere. The only thing was it was absolutely freezing 🥶 no heating at all (November). I had two quilts on at night as well as pjs a jumper and leggings! During the day had to keep coat on as was colder inside than outside!!!! If it was heated it would have a perfect 10 Saying that I would definitely stay again would just wait for some warmer weather first 🥴
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    03 Jan 2022
    Shower doors need fixing/replacing, and shower units themselves could be cleaner. grime/mould came off tiles very easily with toilet paper after a shower, shower heads generally need to be wiped every fortnight as residue builds up from dripping. Door handles to bathrooms could use a couple extra screws to secure. Could use some new frying pans too…
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    21 Dec 2021
    Awesome atmosphere, great location, really nice staff!! Could do with slightly bigger storage spaces in the dorm rooms, but that's it :)
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    06 Dec 2021
    Great hostel, got a good friendly vibe. 10min walk from the main bus station.Clean bedrooms and bathroom, excellent showers. Kitchen is small and can get crowned if hostel is busy but plenty of places to eat nearby. Would stay here again recommend.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    27 Nov 2021
    I've stayed at Vagabonds when visiting Belfast before and in my opinion, it is one of the better hostels in close proximity to the city centre. The staff is often very helpful and friendly and it does give you a good vibe about the place. Keep it up, guys. I hope to see you again soon.
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Belfast

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Northern Ireland

  • 2013

    2nd, Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Northern Ireland

  • 2013

    6th, Worldwide


  • 2014

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

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