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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place right in the heart of belfast city for a solo or even group of backpackers. Has a vegetarian breakfast option, a big tv room with sofas. The hotel guys were pretty helpful. They let you store your luggage on the day of checkout which is not found at many budget places.

1 Thank saransh m
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Quite dirty and a bit smelly. Bathroom facilities are poor and showed don't drain very well. But offers a free breakfast, including an English breakfast, which was good. Also offer movies and Netflix on a big screen. Has a good location close to restaurants that range in prices.

Thank Olivia Esther D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

For 15 quid a night, this place is decent enough - comfortable beds, friendly staff, good WiFi and a common room to hang out if you wish. yes, it's not that clean! and yes, there aren't that many bathrooms! We didn't have any issues with noise and we stayed on the weekend of tennents vital so it obviously is just... More 

1 Thank Janine R
Cork, Ireland
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103 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Hostel is 15 minutes on foot from the city centre, but it is really close to the University and Botanic Garden. It has breakfast included and it is not bad; you have four or five different options, including English breakfast. Bad point: few toilets for too many people. Each bed has a curtain (most of the times) and there are... More 

1 Thank E8709
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I visited Lagan backpackers with two friends, and the stay has been both positive and negative. What I absolutely loved is the cosy atmosphere amongst fellow travellers; the common room was always busy and the hostel really invested in that (common dinners, pub crawls, etc.) The room was basic, but OK. The bathrooms and showers were dated and poorly maintained.... More 

Thank Keureh
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Lagan Backpackers for 3 nights in a 5 bed mixed dorm. On my last night I was roomed with 4 other guys. All of whom came into the room at 2 am, turned on all the lights and were talking about me as if I wasn't even there. It made me really uncomfortable and I barely slept.... More 

Thank Alysha E
FinnMcCoolsTours, Owner at Lagan Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; the point you make about the mixed dorms is a good one...but not always possible when we are fully booked... Pleased that you found the staff, £3 dinner and free cooked breakfast good. I have spoken to staff; we cant understand your problem with the showers...we have constant hot water.. More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Your bed is not safe your belongings are not safe you can't sleep even if you put 5 pillow on your head party's down stairs music being played still past 4am staff are ok till they have to sort a problem out .thanks for nothing . I wouldn't stay here for free . Run down and not very well cleaned

Thank Kevin S
Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable stay in this hostel. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. The rooms were very spacious and allowed plenty of room for luggage. The beds had curtains, which is favourable for that extra bit of privacy. It was quite noisy at night time, with people yelling and smashing bottles out on the street. The number... More 

Thank ToriAlex91
Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Very nice place, friendly staff, a few yards to the Botanic Gardens, We did stop there for 2 nights with my son, we've had a clean, private room, with bunk bed inside, what else do you need? i'm sure will stay in this hostel during our next visit in NI.

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1 Thank juss653
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I think I've been spoilt with the quality of hostels I've stayed in, because despite good reviews of this hostel, I didn't think it was up to scratch. It is dated, with inadequate facilities. No one answered the door for us for ages because I don't think the doorbell was working and no one was at the desk, and despite... More 

Thank Lauren E

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Included is a FREE English Breakfast that includes Bacon, Sausage, egg, beans and toast. Or Porridge or scrambled eggs and bacon. Please note breakfast is strictly between 8 and 10 with no exceptions. All breakfast served only with coffee or tea. Lagan Backpackers is simply a large Belfast house that has been converted into a Backpackers Hostel; and it is owned and run by a South African guy who knows what backpackers want. Our high ratings are mostly due to the great attention and recommendations that you can expect from both myself and my staff. My idea for a great hostel is very simple: to make you feel at home. To give you a comfortable bed to sleep in, to keep the noise down after eleven to ensure a peaceful sleep and to make you feel so at home that you make new friends and enjoy Belfast as much as possible. We provide advice on all tours of Northern Ireland, and will only recommend tours that we have personally experienced. We advise that our customers do not pre-book tours before visiting as we find that some tour operators overcharge and do not provide the level of customer satisfaction that we expect for our guests. In addition to this, Lagan Backpackers hostel is very friendly to single travellers, as we go the extra mile to make sure you enjoy your stay. We are located minutes from the City Centre, the Lagan River and the picturesque Queens University campus; and mere moments away from the lively Botanic Avenue where there are many restaurants, shops, pubs and clubs for our customers to enjoy. Additionally, the Botanical Gardens that boast beautiful greenhouses and the famed Tropical Ravine is a short walk away, adjacent to the Ulster Museum. ** No groups, stag parties, hen parties or drunken weekends like Paddys day!! Please remember only for the 11,12,13,14 July I do not accept booking from people from the UK (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales..Also no American or Canadian band members). This is only for the marching season. No refunds on deposits will be given and you will be turned away on arrival. No stag or hen parties or groups without prior permission. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lagan Backpackers

Address: 121 Fitzroy ave, Belfast BT71HU, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast > Queen's Quarter
Price Range: ₹ 958 - ₹ 2,394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lagan Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Top floor 4 person room has an attached balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles , 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The 6 people rooms are a bit small, but we didn't have any problems.”
 of 5 bubbles 666julena, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Affordable mixed dorm accommodation and friendly staff to help you get there”
 of 5 bubbles ares_tz, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Get the 6-bed rooms on the side opposite of the common spaces.”
 of 5 bubbles 133ag, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The 12-bed is a bit of a barracks in terms of how cramped and dingy it is. Shell out the few extra quid for the 6 or 4-bed if you can!”
 of 5 bubbles I6228WLthomasm, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
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