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Reviews of Lagan Backpackers

Hostel | 121 Fitzroy Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland Bt71Hu

81.6% Overall Rating

533 out of 576 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/08/2014)

"Hot, simple breakfast and friendly staff. Proximity to lovely cafés and university. Friendly advice provided by receptionist, and staff were always attentive."

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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
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.49

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

* Please be advised that although there is no curfew, non-hostel guests are not allowed upstairs or in the hostel after 21:00. Groups are welcome to book if they dont cause the other guests discomfort with excessive alcohol consumption and adhering to our quiet after midnight rule so that people get a good nights rest. Therefore we require a £30 per person refundable deposit on check in. Cash only. Deposit is returned if noise levels are complied with and no anti social behavour takes place and other guests are comfortable. Groups are made up of 6 or more people! Cancellation is 7 dayss before 8am on the day of arrival. Cancellations after this time will be charged the full nights accommodation. No exceptions.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Belfast?

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81.6%

Overall Rating

533 out of 576 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Lagan Backpackers'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
74.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
84.8%
Safety
84.8%
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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%
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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.

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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%
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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%
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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.

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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%
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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.

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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...

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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%
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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%
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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%
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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.).

91.4%
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Markus Hager

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2013 Markus would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff

Disliked: loud noise all night long

97.1%
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Timothy Ivins

Alone

City break

10 July 2013 Timothy would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant staff and the breakfast is amazing. Add in Drinking Jenga and you have a winning combo.

Disliked: The location is a bit of a walk out of the city centre (15 minutes). However, this is the case for all hostels in Belfast.

82.9%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Ivan Oliveira

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 July 2013 Ivan would recommend this property

Liked: It's well-located, offers a really nice breakfast (irish: beans, sausages, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, coffee, tea) and has WI-FI.

Disliked: You can easily find some more well-kept hostels. I found this place not in the greatest possible conditions. And it lacks cleaning in the common areas.

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William Simon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2013 William would recommend this property

Liked: This place is so nice, it really feels like a home. The rooms are clean and spacious. The breakfast is an actual breakfast with bacon and eggs. This place almost feels like a bed and breakfast for young travelers. The staff were really great too.

Disliked: William left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Woo Jung Hong

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2013 Woo Jung would recommend this property

Liked: I liked breakfast! and friendly staff

Disliked: one toilet for three rooms and especially, there is no barrier for second-floor(?) bed! That could be really dangerous I think..

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Eleni McIlroy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 May 2013 Eleni would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, proper brekky

Disliked: Eleni left no negative feedback.

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

Sharan Sureshan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2013 Sharan would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and free english breakfast !!

Disliked: none

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Priscilla Gonzalez

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2013 Priscilla would recommend this property

Liked: the staff was so attentive and patient. the HOT breakfast is awesome.

Disliked: nothing at all

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location, good breakfast

Disliked: Small dining room

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was in a great location, had really friendly and helpful staff and included an awesome hot breakfast and pizza for dinner!

Disliked: Nothing!

71.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Martina Lampret

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

03 May 2013 Martina would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, free parking, wifi in our room...

Disliked: It was annoying smell of paint for wood (tessarol) in the room.