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Reviews of Lagan Backpackers

Hostel | 121 Fitzroy Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland Bt71Hu

87.0% Overall Rating

545 out of 589 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/01/2015)

Laura Hoefer thinks…

"The property was secure and offered multiple options to the guests for where they would like to hang out"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.43

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

*** PLEASE NOTE *** ***GROUP BOOKINGS*** If you wish to book for 6 people or more, YOU MUST EMAIL US BEFORE BOOKING. Without prior confirmation and permission, groups of six or more people will not be accepted - even if the group book via several separate bookings. All groups will be turned away on arrival and still charged for the entire stay. With multiple bookings, all bookings in the group will be turned away on arrival and charged for the entire stay. No exceptions. And no deposits will be refunded. NO stag parties and hen parties are allowed, this is to ensure ALL guests have an enjoyable, restful and safe stay with us. ***Please be advised that although there is no curfew, non-hostel guests are not allowed in the hostel, as we at Lagan Backpackers prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our guests. ***CHECK-IN*** Photographic ID is required at the time of Check-In and will be kept in our safe for the duration of your stay. This is non-negotiable, as safety is a priority at Lagan Backpackers. ***Cancellation is 48 hours before 8am on the day of arrival. Cancellations after this time will be charged the first night's accommodation. No exceptions. We look forward to having you stay with us at Lagan Backpackers, where we will make your experience of Belfast a truly memorable one.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Belfast?

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87.0%

Overall Rating

545 out of 589 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Lagan Backpackers'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
79.2%
Staff
92.8%
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92.8%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

As a family with children

City break

02 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Poor shower and separated hot and cold taps

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly, nice facilities and good food. Not too expensive.

Disliked: Because I have celiac disease I preferred continental breakfasts because I could eat more of the things that don't have gluten rather than be limited to a small amount and not eat my fill.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Racha morning the stuff cooks you breakfast. They are really nice and helpful. It's near the university so a lot of young people around.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was welcoming, friendly, and accomodating. They were nice enough to move me from a 10-bed mixed room to a 4-bed single-sex room, free of charge. The free hot breakfast was very nice. The communal dinners were also a nice perk.

Disliked: The room was cold, and the shower was not an ideal temperature.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Provided hot breakfast and free hot drinks anytime.. dinner only cost 1.5 pounds.... location is not bad... lockers provided in rooms.. staff are nice..good wifi...

Disliked: Room is quite cold at night... only one bathroom working.. water is not very hot during shower.. some lockers not functioning properly.. some clothing hangers for our jackets / towels will be good...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: My boyfriend and I met more friends staying 2 nights at THIS hostel than on our entire 1 month backpacking trip. Staff encourages everyone to get to know eachother. They make a homemade hot breakfast!

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Pearce Heggie

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 January 2014 Pearce would recommend this property

Liked: Loved my stay. Made me feel very welcome for my birthday. The staff and people that stayed were amazing .

Disliked: Nothing to dislike

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and the location is good.

Disliked: The room that I stayed in was a little bit crowded, and the common area is not that big.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Xian Gong

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 December 2013 Xian would recommend this property

Liked: Nice room, good staff and convenient location.

Disliked: The cleanness of the bathrooms is not very satisfying.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Conor Magee

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

14 December 2013 Conor would recommend this property

Liked: Very central location, friendly staff, very cheap to stay and free breakfast was a nice touch and unexpected for a hostel. Just a note to other travellers, the hostel description says "cash only" but they do in fact have credit and debit card facilities (I guess the description hasn't been updated in a while).

Disliked: The keypad for opening the front door and the room is a bit finnicky to begin with but you get used to it.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything a hostel should be and more. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful and the hot breakfast feels like a holiday within your holiday. Overall was a wonderful experience.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Caio Bacellar

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 December 2013 Caio would recommend this property

Liked: Had a great time. Linda, max and all the other staff are extremely nice, easy going people that im glad i had the opportunity to meet. Top hostel, with a cosy atmosphere and as good value for money as you"ll get in ireland. A true backpackers haven, loved the location too. Thanks for the great breakfast. Would recommend you stay here and would come back myself. Also checkout clements cafe nearby and the beautiful contemporary irish art in ulster museum. Best of luck to you lagan, keep it crafty

Disliked: Caio left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

02 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Stayed in a Double Room. Most comfy beds in Belfast! Really friendly reception staff (guy from New Zealand) and amazing FREE cooked breakfast every day!

Disliked: Stayed in a Double Room. Cold and poor power showers. Tried several different showers across the hostel.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sasha Love

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 November 2013 Sasha would recommend this property

Liked: Great cosy Hostel! Friendly staff, chilled out atmosphere with good facilities. Also a decent breakfast is included in the price which is always a bonus!

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lagans is a great place to stay, especially if you want to socialize with other guests. The staff are really helpful and friendly. I loved that they provide a nice hot brekky and the option of having a cheap dinner with other guests. Would highly recommend staying here.

Disliked: I wish we could've stayed here longer, they book out easily.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jennifer Wehrmeyer

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2013 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the awesome free breakfast and cheap suppers, good atmosphere, really friendly staff. Super specials and discounts depending on how long you stay. They have own Giant's Causeway tour and pub crawl, but also help you organise other activities.

Disliked: Wifi can be slow during peak times and one has to queue mornings for bathrooms, rest of day fine for both.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

25 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff tries very hard to be helpful; and they are successful in their efforts. Lagan's provides a free hot breakfast, ie, an English breakfast, or other althernative if the guest prefers. I highly recommend Lagans.

Disliked: Nothing.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -The staff is wonderful, they're incredibly welcoming and helpful. -They make you breakfast in the morning, and it's delicious! Free coffee and tea all day as well. -You can get in on a group dinner for only £1.50, and that's on most nights. -The staff will arrange for black taxi tours, and they'll point out the best places to go in the city. -Luggage storage is free, next to the front desk so you know that it's safe. -They have deals based on how many nights you stay, which are great if you plan to be in Belfast for a few nights and you want to hit up the Giant's Causeway, etc. -Lots of opportunities to meet people.

Disliked: -The location is a little sketchy, bring a friend. -The beds are super close together, so it's a bit crowded. -Everything is really loud and squeaky (doors, lockers, floors) so it's easy to wake people up/ be woken up. -I had a hell of a time with the keypads to get into the buildings and rooms. They're a bit persnickety.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly, nice rooms, brekfast was definately a bonus. Really good location

Disliked: Only 2 showers meant there was quite a que in the morning

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mennet Salem

Alone

City break

13 October 2013 Mennet would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, awesome free breakfast and an all around laid back and friendly atmosphere

Disliked: Mennet left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2013

Liked: The breakfast; it really was calm after midnight. Thank you!

Disliked: It was not clean at all, it was packed, long waiting time for breakfast (which itself was great!!)

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

05 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free hot breakfast is a positive point, toillets and showers were always very clean. Location is within a walking distance from the city center and very close to the university.

Disliked: Big mess with the bookings, everyday there was some moving to a different room because staff forgot to mention that the room was overbooked. Wi-Fi doesn't work very good, you need some luck to get a connection. Some lockers are riddiculous small, and a medium size bag won't fit.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free full English breakfast is spectacular, nice covered smoking area, friendly staff with good tips for things to do (especially the black cab tour!)

Disliked: Beds are not very comfortable, limited access to power sockets for charging devices

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mikhail Kho

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 July 2013 Mikhail would recommend this property

Liked: We like all the free stuff! Free breakfast, free BBQ, FREEdom in this hostel. It's like a close knitted family. Met travellers from around the world and had fun night's out. The staff are really cool people! Secure locks in rooms and front door, lockers, clean showers, beds and toilets. Highly recommended

Disliked: Mikhail left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The BBQ in the evening was very nice and enabled the peoples to get to know each other.

Disliked: Location isn't bad but also not stellar. It's close to the botanical gardens and the Ulster Museum. It's a 20min walk to the city center (City hall, Big Fish, etc.).