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Reviews of Lagan Backpackers

Hostel | 121 Fitzroy Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland Bt71Hu

83.3% Overall Rating

520 out of 559 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/07/2014)

Nicola Forbes thinks…

"It was very clean and as each room had its own code I felt my stuff was very safe. Additionally no matter what member of staff you spoke to they were all friendly and made you feel at home and part…"

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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 2.54

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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83.3%

Overall Rating

520 out of 559 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Lagan Backpackers'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
88.8%
Value
86.4%
Safety
86.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great free breakfast, comfy beds, fun staff

Disliked: Nothing!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff. Free breakfast. Washing facilities. Free international phone calls.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Bjorn Worpel

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2011 Bjorn would recommend this property

Liked: Where to start? Free, huge fried breakfast is a good point. Also on the night I arrived the owner decided to make a free dinner for everyone as well (though this apparently isn't a regular thing). Also a couple of free glasses of whisky was a nice touch! Excellent advice on what to see/do as well from the owner.

Disliked: As there were renovations only a handful of showers were in use, but I managed to use one whenever I wanted. Also my bed broke on the second morning - the old, bent slats gave way and my mattress fell through.

85.7%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

08 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good!

Disliked: no comment

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was really nice, super helpful, and gave good advice.

Disliked: --

62.9%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast

Disliked: Room was not clean

The property's response is...

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Marcela Rosa

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2011 Marcela would recommend this property

Liked: The beds are very confortable, the hostel has great facilities with 2 kitchens, chill out room with cinema, etc.

Disliked: Nothing.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

28 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very affordable. Clean Friendly staff

Disliked: Nothing really

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very helpful and had some great suggestions of things we could do while staying in Belfast.

Disliked: It was a little loud, because there were many customers.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free hot breakfast - even at 5.30 in the morning before I caught the bus - was wonderful. Being able to dump bags in the room before being given heaps of good information about Belfast was considerate. Beds were comfy and clean and warm.

Disliked: have no complaints.

85.7%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really helpful - it was a nice surprise to find out that they cook your breakfast themselves, and they wash your clothes if you need them done (I found the latter a little bit strange, more because I like to do my washing myself).

Disliked: The breakfast room, which was meant to be able to contain all of the backpackers staying in the hostel at once, was incredibly cramped and could really only hold about 10 people at once, and not very comfortably.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Emily Railc

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2011 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: The staff members were wonderful about helping us figure out how to go about exploring the city! Very knowledgeable and had great suggestions. The hot breakfast was a pleasant surprise! Definitely great value for the money!! And the rooms had character and were very comfortable.

Disliked: It was a little on the outer edge of the city but just about everything was walkable so it worked out just fine.

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Megan Jones

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2011 Megan would recommend this property

Liked: This was the first hostel I had stayed in and i fear it has set an unbeatable high standard. Staff, particularly one chap (Brad I think) was very friendly and helpful, gave me a quick tour of the place when I arrived. Building was converted house, so small and atmospheric. Highly recommended for solo travellers as the hostel tends to draw lovely and interesting lodgers, and its smallness promotes socialising. The area was great - a diverse, safe, cultural part of Belfast. Rooms were large, bathrooms were very clean. Again, highly recommend Lagan for solo travellers and other first timers :)

Disliked: Hmm, well they could have given each bed extra pillow! The pillows are very flat and we were taking spares from empty beds to make up for this.

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Ronan Hayes

Alone

Business / conference

06 July 2011 Ronan would recommend this property

Liked: The staff we're really very nice and seemed to bend over backwards to help out, thanks guys!

Disliked: no complaints internally ,College party across the road that went on till dawn was my only complaint but that's not the hostels fault

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean bathrooms, excellent cooked breakfast

Disliked: Somewhat unhelpful staff - not overly friendly

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent value for money. Staff very helpful. Fantastic shower, very welcoming bedrooms.

Disliked: N/A

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good in general.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

26 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great place to meet new people ,house style set up which has a more personal, feel to it

Disliked: staff are the face of a company, i imagine it can be hard to be in an approachable mood all the time

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: decent location with pubs and the bus station within walking distance. staff were friendly and the included hot breakfast was nice

Disliked: Didn't seem to be a great place to meet other travellers

The property's response is...

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Natalya Zhdanova

Alone

City break

22 June 2011 Natalya would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmoshpere, the owner is very friendly and helpful! Had a great chance to meet people over a complementary free drink of Irish Wiskey! Would love to come again! Highly recommended!

Disliked: Everything was great!

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was probably the best hostel we've stayed at after backpacking Europe for 3 months. It's not your biggest hostel, but that's part of what makes it so good! It's not so commercialized; the owner is there almost every day and takes time to get to know his guests and gives you great advice on things to see and what not to waste your money on. When my girlffriend and I checked in (had booked dorm rooms), he gave us a private room for free as it would have otherwise been unoccupied that night. Another night he bought a bunch of bottles of whisky for everyone to enjoy free of charge, as a social lubricant. It was small touches like this that really made the place unique - something you don't find it big hostels with all their red tape. Free wifi, guest kitchen and lockers as well.

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Emmanuel Ajayi

Alone

Business / conference

18 June 2011 Emmanuel would recommend this property

Liked: I like everything about the hostel, the building, very clean and comfortable apartment, nice breakfast. just love it

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were pretty helpful, it was a good location and felt very safe. Breakfast was good and free!

Disliked: Staff were slightly awkward. Rooms weren't entirely clean (my sister had gum stuck to her sheets).