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Belfast International

22-32 Donegall Rd, Belfast, BT12 5JN, Northern Ireland

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Located in the heart of the city, near the University, Botanic Gardens, the Ulster Museum - with plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars in the area.

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Belfast Hostel

Hostel Belfast

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Covid-19 UPDATE: As we reopen, always with the safety of hostellers, staff and the community in which we operate at heart, we have updated how we operate and introduced some new processes and procedures. These include the introduction of hand sanitising points on the ground floor, a protective screen at our reception desk, enhanced cleaning of high touch and high traffic areas, and signage to remind guests of the social distancing measures in place in Northern Ireland. We will also have a basic one way system operating, as far as possible, so your journey through our hostel is smooth.
In addition some of the facilities you might expect will not be available or closed for the time being: these include our TV room and library: luggage storage before check in and after check out: our lift (apart from for guests with restricted mobility): our self-catering kitchen (although we have set up a mini station with the basics for you).
As part of the hostel registration procedure you will be asked to provide more contact information than usual, which can be made available to Public Health Agency on request: you will also be required to sign up to all of the Covid-19 preventative measures in place at the time of your visit. Please note that in line with current UK government guidance if a guest is confirmed to have COVID-19 during a stay they will be required to leave our accommodation and return home if they reasonably can.
The situation is changing very quickly at the moment so we will email you as your arrival approaches with updates on both the hostel and general guidelines in place in Northern Ireland.

Belfast International Youth Hostel is the largest in Belfast City and situated between Belfast’s cosmopolitan city centre and the lively University Quarter. Perfect for all ages, the hostel offers excellent value accommodation.

This Belfast hostel offers both en suite and standard bedrooms in a variety of sizes: there are excellent self-catering facilities and the Causeway Cafe is also open for breakfast and lunch.

The hostel has a secure free car park (first come, first park).

Queen's University, Belfast’s Botanic Gardens, the award-winning Ulster Museum, City Hall, the main shopping areas, Europa Bus Station and Botanic Train Stations are all within walking distance of the hostel. It's only two train stops to the iconic Titanic Belfast exhibition. You can even start a Giants Causeway or Game of Thrones tour from the hostel.

Please note that all guests are required to register and show a photo identification on check in. A cash key deposit of £5 is taken from every guest on check in: this is returned with an on time check out and return of keys: we do not have change and cannot accept coins so please be prepared on arrival.

GROUPS: Online bookings are limited to 6 people: this includes bookings made under different names or on different websites. Please contact us directly to book for more than 6 people or check in will be refused.

MAXIMUM STAY per calendar year: 28 nights. Maximum number of nights per visit: 7. No return visits within 14 days of a 7 night stay. No more than 7 nights total are permitted in any 14 night period.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 14:00 and 23:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 17 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 4 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 14:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 44-28-90315435

Fax. 44-28-90315889

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Ulster Museum (500m to 1km)
  • Belfast City Hall (500m to 1km)
  • Titanic Belfast (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions



Very friendly personnel and good location close to the city centre and train station


Avatar for Julia


Wed 29 Jan 2020

Thank you for your feedback: it's always appreciated. We are very lucky with our location, the closest hostel accommodation to both the main bus station and Botanic Rail Station (with easy connections to Titanic Quarter). Our staff works very hard to make sure that our guests feel welcome: I'm glad you highlighted that. Hopefully we'll see you again. David

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David Thom, Hostel Reception

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Good but difficult to find with construction work all around. Only short term one would think. Good location for younger people’s night life, bars and food etc.


Avatar for Jan


Fri 25 Oct 2019

Thank you for taking time to leave your feedback. I don't think there is any building work going on nearby, so I am a little confused by the "construction work all around" comment. Everything else sounds accurate though: we are perfectly set up to for short term stays: and there are lots of places for eating and drinking in the area (as we are close to the university). Thank you for your great 93% score! See you again. David

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David Thom, Hostel Reception

Sun 27 Oct 2019

The staff were very helpful and pleasant, and helped to make my stay enjoyable. One added bonus is that a company that provides excellent coach tours of the Northern Ireland countryside has an office on the ground floor of the hostel, and the "Game of Thrones" tour that I took was one of the highlights of my visit. The hostel was had a very convenient location, walking distance from attractions such at Belfast City Hall and the nearby shopping district, as well as being just down the road from Queen's University and the many interesting things to do and see ther.


Avatar for Mary


Wed 16 Oct 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. A positive review at that! It is very much appreciated, particularly referencing our helpful and pleasant staff. Belfast is a very compact city and a lot of places of interest are just a short walk away: we are also just a 10 mimnute walk from the main bus station and around the corner from Botanic Rail Station. I hope you wlll recommend us to friends and family back home. David

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David Thom, Hostel Reception

Fri 18 Oct 2019

Friendly hostel. I used kitchen facilities but on two days had food stolen from my shelf - bananas and peaches, disappointed by this. Did inform staff. Crockery and utensil provision could be better. Loved central location near bus station. Would return again..


Avatar for Margaret


Mon 14 Oct 2019

Thank you. It's good to read that you would return for another visit: the best recommendation. I am sorry that you had some issues in the kitchen. Kitchens are the part of a hostel, more than any other, where trust comes in to play: it's sad when some hostellers betray that trust. We do our best to keep the kichen well supplied with cutlery and so on and replenish as required. See you next time you travel this way. David

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David Thom, Hostel Reception

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Staff very helpful. Communal areas need updating.


Avatar for Dawn


Tue 08 Oct 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. Our common areas were updated and refurnsihed relatively recently: comparing past with present I can assure the difference is marked, but we continue improving and updating as we go. Hopefully we'll see you again on your next trip to Northern Ireland. Thank you. David

Manager avatar

David Thom, Hostel Reception

Thu 10 Oct 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

5km from Belfast City Airport. 20km from Belfast International Airport > Buses from both airports to Europa Bus Station > 15 minute walk.
Bus 89 or 90 to Donegall Road. Bus 8 or 9 from City Hall to Bradbury Place.
3km Belfast 35km Larne.
Private secure parking at hostel.
200m Belfast Botanic Station.

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