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Reviews of Lagan Backpackers

Hostel | 121 Fitzroy Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland Bt71Hu

85.5% Overall Rating

554 out of 599 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/02/2015)

Linda Lindberg thinks…

"Great value for money. Friendly and welcoming staff. Good "keep quiet" policy."

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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 2.31

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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85.5%

Overall Rating

554 out of 599 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Lagan Backpackers'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
92.8%
Value
91.2%
Safety
88.8%
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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...

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.).

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

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

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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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.

The property's response is...

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
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..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
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.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Chuen Lai Wai

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2013 Chuen Lai would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are friendly and helpful Provided a great introduction to tourist attractions in Belfast The hostel is close to the Botanic Garden

Disliked: The lockers in my room were broken

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

Sheila Ball

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2013 Sheila would recommend this property

Liked: Delicious breakfast and nice kitchen/living room area to share. Very clean.

Disliked: Did not always receive the most accurate information from staff (opening hours, cost of taxis). But they were very nice.

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

Audrey Adams

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Visiting friends or family

14 April 2013 Audrey would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, available parking, friendly/helpful staff, free wifi and also computer available for guests to use free of charge.

Disliked: Nothing really to dislike

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

Bronte Warner

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 February 2013 Bronte would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel. Great friendly staff including the manager who went out of his way to make sure guests enjoyed their stay. Great free breakfast, and most nights can buy a home made dinner for around 2 pounds. Comfy common room, with large projector if you want to watch a movie. Would highly reccommend this hostel.

Disliked: Wifi didn't work very well, this will hopefully be fixed soon though.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

lorine benintendi

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 February 2013 lorine would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere, friendly staff, british breakfast

Disliked: lorine left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 December 2012

Liked: It was clean. Good choice in breakfasts. Bedroom had good heating (Bathrooms and downstairs did not)

Disliked: This hotel seriously needs to get some soundproofing work done on the walls. I hardly slept during my stay and the 6 bed room was poky with not enough room for all of us to even open a suitcase in peace. And the tiny 6 bed dorm room means that if you have even one snorer in the room it will sound like they are right next to you. The other thing I can mention is that the sitting room could be made more cosier and warmer. The only warm room during my stay was the bedroom, which was a good point. See above. For 9.99 a night I'd rather stay in one of the cheaper hostels. it wasn't value for money.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

DOMINIQUE SILVA

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2012 DOMINIQUE would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very friendly and helpful. It's great that it includes breakfast - not the best english breakfast in the world, but good considering what you're paying for. Nice decorations in the common areas.

Disliked: Building is a bit degraded, especially rooms. Not surprising considering most hostels I've seen, but some small renovations would definitely increase the value of the hostel substantially. No hot showers in the morning... not sure if this always happens, or if I was just unlucky. Neighborhood is quiet, but can be a bit dangerous when walking from city