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Lagan Backpackers
Galway, Ireland
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54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Worst place ever to stay in..”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

We stayed here a couple of weekends ago and ended up getting kick out at 11:30pm because the owner was drunk and very DANGEROUS,
We where lucky to be able to get a roof over our heads that night,
But this hostel is not safe,
No Matter what people say safety comes first this place is not safe..
any question please ask I will be glad to tell you what kind of place this is..
Im shocked to see other complaints of a similar nature and to see this business still open..
I found a beautiful B&B/ Hotel only 5minutes away on a bus for £20pp a night,

Room Tip: Its cheap but your safety is worth alot more..
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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11 Thank taste-of-Galway
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laganbackpackers, Owner at Lagan Backpackers, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
ou were removed from the hostel by the police. You can keep posting on here weekly. No real backpacker reads this site anyways.
Eventually you need to take responsibility for your intoxicated action.
If your group cant behave i have no option but to call the police. Unlike the untruth about you contacting the police!
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Vienna
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

I loved my stay at Lagan Backpackers. The owner, William is a great guy who takes time to get to know those who stay in the hostel and goes out of his way to bring them together with bbqs on the patio. Thanks to his hard work, there is a great community feel here and I felt very welcomed and made new friends although I was traveling alone. I was here for a whole week and had a great time!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

this is a great place to come and enjoy a stay in belfast-excellent staff which give you good tips about the city, and the causeway tour comes right to the door

Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Connor D
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

My boyfriend and I were very impressed with this hostel. William and his staff were beyond helpful. He gave us a map and circled things we must see in Belfast. The breakfast was also phenomenal! I would recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in a cheap, clean and welcoming hostel in Belfast.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Kelsey W
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London
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

pretty heartwarmed reception and good introduction concerning the sightseeing in Belfast. Yummy breakfast and valuable hostel/.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Lagan Backpackers

Property: Lagan Backpackers
Address: 121 Fitzroy ave, Belfast BT71HU, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast > Queen's Quarter
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 31 Speciality Lodging in Belfast
Price range (per night): ₹ 847 - ₹ 3,322
Hotel Class:2 star — Lagan Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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