Being home to the Waterfront Hall convention and conference centre, the acclaimed Titanic museum of Belfast, several renowned film festivals and privileged filming locations, the capital city of Northern Ireland attracts tourists and business travellers alike. While many UK residents commute to the city for work on a regular basis, European and international travellers are more likely to plan weekend escapes to Belfast motivated by the allure of its green zones and its strong Irish pub culture.
Travelling from Belfast International airport to the city centre takes only 22 minutes by car, provided that you take a taxi upon landing or else hire an Uber or a car. If the transportation means chosen is the airport shuttle line 300, the commute lasts an average of 30 minutes. Cheaper yet longer commutes include catching a public bus outside the terminal building, but this involves making at least one transfer to reach Belfast Bridge Street.
In the recent years, those travelling for work within the UK and Ireland have complained about the soaring nightly rates of hotels in the urban areas, and that is why -whether you want to stay in guest houses or prefer budget hotels– we would like to help you find cheap accommodation in Belfast city.
2-star hotel in Belfast: the ETAP (Ibis hospitality group)
This budget hotel in Belfast –Northern Ireland– is conveniently located a short drive from local attractions like the castle, the zoo, the Titanic Museum and Victoria Square, although you can also take a stroll to these landmarks. The ETAP focuses on the most functional features of travel and so offers guests parking spaces, daily breakfast buffet that may be included in the nightly rate, free WiFi all throughout, ironing facilities and a work desk inside the room. Should you choose to travel to the airport using public transportation, know that the central station lies just one kilometre away from this spot. Each unit of this cheap hotel in central Belfast also features an en suite bathroom so that you can enjoy the utmost privacy during your stay.
Kates Bed and Breakfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland
This bed and breakfast accommodation in Belfast is particularly recommended for those travelling to the capital of Northern Ireland to study or for business purposes, as it stands within walking distance of both Queens University and the Waterfront Hall convention & conference centre. The Ulster Museum and Titanic Belfast are situated about 3,2 kilometres from this location. In spite of being considered cheap accommodation in Belfast, it provides good-value-for-money guest services such as complimentary wireless internet inside the rooms and in the communal zones, full English and full Irish breakfast every morning, central heating and DVDs and books for the whole family. When making your reservation, you will get the chance to select among double, twin, triple and family units, which will entitle you to use a shared or a private bathroom.
The Springfield B&B
This accommodation has been rated with 3 stars and offers confirmed guests airport transfers upon arrival and departure for a surcharge. Besides, it has parking spaces available right in front of the building. It is popular among visitors for its spacious rooms featuring coffee maker, free WiFi, satellite TV and private bathroom, which can accommodate solo travellers, couples, groups and families. Your reservation entitles you to enjoy a hearty hot breakfast every day. Furthermore, while staying in this bed and breakfast accommodation in Belfast, it will take you just few minutes to reach St Mary’s University College, St Peter’s Cathedral, the Belfast Murals and Great Victoria Street on foot.
Disambiguation: Is Belfast part of the UK? What about Dublin in Ireland?
When you travel to Belfast in Northern Ireland you are travelling to the United Kingdom, as well as when you visit the cities of Derry, Armagh, Bangor, Coleraine, Enniskillen, Lisburn, Newry or Omagh; the rest of the island is an independent territory known as the Republic of Ireland and Dublin is its capital city.