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A replica of the Titanic ocean liner in the Titanic Hotel, Belfast. Photo: Darren Kidd, courtesy of Titanic Hotel.

10 Affordable Hotels in Belfast that are Worth Staying In

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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. Prices start at around $52/£38/€46 per night for a couple sharing a room.

One of the bedrooms at the award-winning Ibis Hotel Belfast, one of the 10 affordable hotels in Belfast. Photo: Ibis Belfast City Centre Facebook.

Breakfast is not included. The cost for that is around $11 per person.

The hotel is close to some of the city’s most popular attractions including Titanic Belfast, The Cathedral Quarter, The Grand Opera House, and Belfast City Hall.

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.

Be sure to check this one out if you’re planning to spend some time in Belfast.

2. The Maldron City Centre Hotel

Another great budget-friendly, affordable 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.

The Maldron Hotel in Belfast. Photo: Whiteabbey, Creative Commons.

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 start at $96/£70/€85 per night.

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.

One of the comfortable bedrooms in The Malone Hotel in Belfast. Photo courtesy of The Malone Facebook.

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.

The cheapest rates at this hotel are around $100/£73/€88 per night.

4. The Dukes Hotel at Queens

Friendly staff, comfortable beds, and a convenient city center location make this Neo-Gothic style hotel a winner for budget travelers.

All the rooms in this small hotel are spacious, bright, and airy, many of them having an elegant Art Deco feel.

The modern en-suite bathrooms are equipped with Villeroy & Boch baths and basins, a longstanding German brand that has been in business since 1798.

The exterior at Dukes Hotel at Queens, one of the 10 affordable hotels in Belfast that you should consider staying in. Photo: William Murphy,

The Dukes Bistro serves up continental and full Irish/English breakfasts, with additional lunchtime and evening offerings.

The hotel is close to the award-winning Ulster Museum and Botanic Gardens.

Guests who have stayed at the hotel give it a 9.0 rating and describe it as “wonderful” and great value for money.

Rates per night start at the affordable price of $104/£76/€92.

The airport is 16 miles away from the property while the train station is a 13-minute walk.

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5. 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.

The exterior of the Ten Square Hotel in Belfast. Photo courtesy of Ten Square Hotel Facebook.

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.

Belfast International Airport is a 13-minute drive away, and if you decide to take the Dublin to Belfast train, you’ll find that this hotel is literally feet away from Great Victoria Street Station.

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.

The exterior of The Tara Lodge in Belfast. Photo courtesy of Tara Lodge, Belfast Facebook.

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.

One of the comfortable bedrooms at The Tara Lodge hotel in Belfast. Photo courtesy of Tara Lodge, Belfast Facebook.

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.

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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.

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The entrance to The Clayton Hotel in Belfast. Photo courtesy of Clayton Hotel Belfast Facebook.

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.

Rates are an affordable $119/£87/€105 per night. Several family rooms are available at the hotel.

The Clayton Hotel is located minutes away from the Great Victoria Street Railway Station.

8. The Titanic Hotel Belfast

A tad more expensive than some of the other hotels listed in this post, the Titanic Hotel Belfast is totally worth it if you want to get a sense of Belfast’s connection to the famous luxury liner.

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.

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The impressive interior of the Titanic Hotel. Photo: Tourism Northern Ireland.

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.

The average price per night at the Titanic Hotel Belfast is approximately $142/£104/€125. Ratings in the high 9s for value, cleanliness, comfort and convenience are common among customers.

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.

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One of the bedrooms at The Bullitt Hotel in Belfast. Photo courtesy of Bullitt Facebook.

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 at The Bullitt Hotel start at $142/£104/€125 per night for two. Breakfast is included.

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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.

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One of the bedrooms at the beautiful Europa Hotel. Photo: Tourism Ireland.

From the hotel’s grand entrance and winding staircase lined with photos from the hotel’s colorful past to its comfortable bedrooms, this hotel is a bit more expensive than others in the city at approximately $147 per night, but still totally worth it.

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.

Average rates at The Europa Hotel are approximately $147/£108/€130 per night, although the hotel regularly advertises special nightly rates.

Are you planning to visit Belfast in 2022? Would you stay in any of the above 10 affordable hotels in Belfast? Be sure to let me know in the comments below.

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Colette is a County Sligo native who created Ireland on a Budget to provide her readers with money-saving tips on how to get to Ireland and then save even more when they're there. She's a professional copywriter who lives in the New York area with her husband and two children.

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