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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 80

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 94
Cheapest month to stay with an average 48% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 53% rise in price.
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Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in Belfast

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Top tips for finding Belfast hostel deals

  • When picking a hostel in Belfast, travelers will find themselves in luck: most of the city’s hostels are located very centrally, specifically around Queen’s University. This neighborhood is full of quirky, inexpensive student haunts and is just a 15 min walk from the city center. While staying here, guests can visit the Botanic Gardens and Ulster Museum, which are both in the Queen’s University neighborhood, or they can take trips to other attractions like the Titanic (about 20 min by public transport).
  • A good hostel in Belfast for groups is the Belfast International Youth Hostel, which offers inexpensive and relatively basic accommodations close to the city center. Rooms vary in size from private twin set-ups to 23-bed dormitories, and large groups can also take advantage of the community lounge and fully loaded kitchen. With an on-site café, lockers, and laundry services, this is one of the best places in Belfast for groups to stay on a budget.
  • Couples looking for a hostel in Belfast may enjoy staying at Vagabonds Belfast, which has a number of twin and double rooms featuring quirky design features and shared bathrooms. Rated a "5-star hostel," the property also offers a daily breakfast and the opportunity to book local trips and activities. Another property boasting private rooms is the Belfast City Backpacker Hostel; here, two-person rooms even come with a private bathroom.
  • Female travelers looking for a girls-only room in Belfast are in luck: several of the properties here offer female dorms. For a smaller room (with around six beds), properties like Vagabonds Belfast and Paddy’s Palace Belfast Hostel are safe bets, while the Belfast International Youth Hostel has larger female-only dorms of 23 beds. All these properties are located in Queens Quarter, near the university, which is generally considered to be a safe neighborhood and well connected to the rest of the city by public transportation or taxi.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Belfast, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Belfast in January and February.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Belfast if you stay on a Saturday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Wednesday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 21 days before your stay to get the best price for a Belfast hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Belfast found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 203, while the most expensive was C$ 227.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Belfast for 2 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Belfast

  • What are the best hostels near Belfast Waterfront?

    Belfast Waterfront is a popular area in Belfast and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Lagan Backpackers or Belfast International Youth Hostel for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Belfast Waterfront.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Belfast?

    Hostel prices in Belfast can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Belfast is C$ 30 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as C$ 30 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Belfast?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Belfast is C$ 30 compared to C$ 232 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Belfast?

Our map will help you find the perfect hostel in Belfast by showing you the exact location of each hostel.