Updated August 2023–If you’re planning an overnight stay or a longer, more relaxed visit to Belfast, you’ll need accommodation that is both budget-friendly and value for money.
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To help you decide, here are 10 great affordable hotels right in the heart of Belfast that are all under $150/£110/€132 per night.
All rates listed in this blog post are for two people sharing. Rates may differ depending on the season.
Currency conversions are based on current rates at the time of publication.
1. The Ibis Hotel Belfast City Centre
Named “Best Budget Hotel in Ireland” in 2021, this conveniently located hotel is perfect for budget travelers.
The hotel has 124 rooms, some with double beds and others with twin beds.
Ibis is a French brand of budget hotels located across Europe. The hotel chain, owned by Accor, overseas the Ibis Styles and Ibis Budget properties, both ideal for tourists who don’t want to spend a fortune on accommodation.
Rates: The price for a room in the Ibis Hotel Belfast City Centre is approximately $212 per night/£168 Sterling/$288 CAD/$331 AUD. Breakfast is typically not included at the Ibis, but is with some rates.
2. The Maldron City Centre Hotel
Another great lower-priced hotel in Belfast is the Maldron City Centre Hotel.
You’ll be minutes away from the Grand Opera House, Belfast City Hall, Victoria Square, the Cathedral Quarter, the SSE Arena, and of course Titanic Belfast.
Like the Clayton Hotel, mentioned below, this one is also popular with families, with large rooms sleeping up to two adults and two children.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the hotel’s Grain & Hill Restaurant. One nice touch is the afternoon tea that’s served daily.
Rates: The price for a room in The Maldron City Centre Hotel is approximately £165 Sterling per night/$207 US/$282 CAD/$324 AUD.
3. The Malone Hotel
Located in a quiet tree-lined road in the Queens University section of South Belfast, this award-winning hotel, a former Victorian townhouse, is just minutes away from the city center.
A popular wedding venue, the hotel was refurbished last year and includes 71 stylish bedrooms and 3 self-catering apartments.
The Malone’s Greyhound Bar serves up a mean pint of perfectly poured Guinness, with smoked Irish salmon and wheaten bread if you’re in the mood for a quick bite.
Full meals are available in the Gallery Restaurant.
The Ulster Museum and the Botanic Gardens are about a 10-minute walk from the property.
The city center is about 1.5 miles away, with the City Sightseeing bus conveniently stopping outside the hotel.
Rates: The price for an executive double room at The Malone Hotel is approximately £199 Sterling per night/$250 US/$341 CAD/$390 AUD.
4. The Ten Square Hotel
You really can’t go wrong with this city center hotel that has wowed guests in terms of convenience to nearby attractions, cleanliness, comfort, and value for money.
Overlooking Belfast’s City Hall and close to attractions like the Titanic Quarter, the SSE Arena, Waterfront Hall, and Belfast Cathedral, expect to pay $110/£81/€97 per night for this popular accommodation, one of 10 affordable hotels in Belfast.
Rooms and suites are readily available and the hotel’s steakhouse, Josper’s, offers up a variety of excellent food. You can enjoy city views from The Loft bar on the hotel’s 7th floor.
Rates: The price for a double room at The Ten Square Hotel is approximately £156 Sterling per night/$196 US/$267 CAD/$306 AUD.
6. The Tara Lodge
Located in the bohemian Queen’s Quarter, this boutique hotel is ideally suited for visitors who are interested in checking out Belfast’s main attractions.
The hotel is highly rated for cleanliness, comfort, value for money, and convenience.
In fact, it has been regarded as one of Belfast’s top hotels for years, with its handy location, friendly staff, and comfortable, stylish rooms.
If there is any downside, it is the fact that the hotel does not have a restaurant or bar.
However, a highly rated breakfast is available and is included in the nightly rate, which starts at an affordable $116/£85/€102 per night for two.
Expect a tasty start to your day with porridge (oatmeal) served with honey, cream, and a banana, along with a splash of Bushmills whiskey or a berry compote.
An additional selection of hot breakfast food is also available.
A residents’ lounge has a cozy open fire, a TV, and an array of guidebooks on the city’s attractions.
A bonus is the free on-site parking, in addition to free Wi-Fi and daily newspapers.
The Tara Lodge is a 5-minute walk from Queens University, the Ulster Museum, and the city’s Botanic Gardens.
It is a 15-minute walk into the city center.
If you’re looking for a hotel with a friendly, homey feel, then the Tara Lodge is for you.
Rates: The price for an “annex double room” at The Tara Lodge Hotel is approximately £110 Sterling per night/$138 US/$188 CAD/$215 AUD.
7. The Clayton Hotel
If you’re traveling with children, the Clayton Hotel is ideal. It is among the few hotels in Belfast with a heated pool, no doubt an added attraction for kiddies and parents alike.
At the Club Vitae Leisure Club, you’ll also find a fully-equipped fitness center, sauna/spa bath as well as the chance to sample an array of beauty treatments in the hotel’s salon.
Literally steps away from Ulster Hall, this is a convenient location if you want to see the sites in and around this area, including the Waterfront Hall, the Cathedral Quarter, and Victoria Square.
The Clayton Hotel is located minutes away from the Great Victoria Street Railway Station.
Rates: The price for a deluxe double room at The Clayton Hotel is approximately £200 Sterling per night/$252 US/$342 CAD/$390 AUD.
8. The Titanic Hotel Belfast
The building itself was once the headquarters of Harland & Wolff, the shipbuilders who constructed the Titanic.
The hotel is home to an original collection of over 500 artworks, artifacts, and photographs that will take you back to the golden age of ocean travel.
What’s perhaps most impressive about the heritage-listed building is its three-story-high barrel-vaulted ceilings, once the company’s dual Drawing Offices where plans for the opulent ship were made.
The Art Deco-style furnishings and nautical-inspired decorative elements include hanging ship lanterns and 720 antique Villeroy & Boch tiles around the central bar that were used in the construction of the Titanic’s swimming pool.
If seeing Titanic Belfast is high on your priority list, then choosing the Titanic Hotel Belfast is a no-brainer.
Rates: The price for a superior room at the Titanic Hotel Belfast is approximately £159 Sterling/$200 US/$272 CAD/$310 AUD.
The airport is 1.9 miles away, and the train station is 2.8 miles away.
9. The Bullitt Hotel
Expect a comfortable king-size bed, superfast Wi-Fi, oodles of USB ports and smart TVs in every room of the stylish Bullitt Hotel located less than a mile from Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.
The hotel is also a mere two-minute walk to the cobbled Cathedral Quarter, where you’ll find several popular pubs, as well as the Victoria Square shopping complex.
Other nearby attractions include the Waterfront Hall and the SSE Arena Belfast.
While there is no gym, spa, or pool at the Bullitt Hotel, there’s plenty on offer in the hotel’s restaurant and 3 bars, one with a retractable roof and views of the city and countryside beyond, as well as a café.
Bicycle hire and information on local tours are available at the 24-hour front desk.
The airport is just over 2 miles away and the train station is only a mile and a half away.
Rates: The price for a “comfy” room at the Bullitt Hotel is approximately £159 Sterling/$200 US/$272 CAD/$310 AUD.
10. The Europa Hotel
Did you know that the Europa Hotel was the most bombed hotel in Europe during Northern Ireland’s “Troubles?”
Things have changed for the better thanks to a total refurbishment that has turned this troubled property into a popular Belfast accommodation that is located on the city’s Golden Mile.
From the hotel’s grand entrance and winding staircase lined with photos from the hotel’s colorful past to its comfortable bedrooms, this hotel, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021, is a bit more expensive than others in the city.
Be sure to visit the first-floor Piano Bar, a popular meeting place since 1971.
Daily afternoon tea is available for approximately £28/$37/€33 or £36/$48/€43 if you add a glass of prosecco. There, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the street below (the legendary Crown Bar, the National Trust’s only public house, is across from the hotel).
A resident pianist entertains on Friday and Saturday evenings and in the lobby bar downstairs, expect live jazz on Saturday afternoon and acoustic entertainment in the evenings.
The train station is conveniently located next door.
Rates: The price for a “Classic Queen Double” room at The Europa Hotel is approximately $294 US/£233/$399 CAD/$455 AUD.
Are you planning to visit Belfast later this year or in 2024? Would you stay in any of the above 10 affordable hotels in Belfast? Be sure to let me know in the comments below.