Hostels in County Antrim Hostels in County Antrim

You are looking for hostels in County Antrim? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your County Antrim hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking County Antrim.

All Cities in County Antrim

We list every single hostel in County Antrim and the world. In total, we have 6 cities in County Antrim for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All County Antrim hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in County Antrim. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking County Antrim

County Antrim is one of six counties that make up Northern Ireland. It is located in the Province of Ulster. Most of Northern Ireland’s capital city, Belfast, is in this county. Known for its remarkable cliffs and rock formations, resort towns, cairns and castles, this county has a lot to offer visitors who make Antrim their destination.

Belfast is home to several popular attractions which includes the new Titanic exhibit. The original RMS Titanic was built in Belfast and people in Belfast love to joke that the ship was fine when it left their city. The Metropolitan Arts Gallery, the Black Taxi Tours, and the Zoo are other favorites in Antrim.
The Giant Causeway with its incredible rock formations and 40,000 columns, Carrick-a-Rede, the rope bridge that is adjacent, the Dunluce Castle, Lough Neagh, Ireland’s largest lake, and the Bushmill Distillery are sites to add to your list of things to do while you are here.

If you’ve come to Antrim to get your castle fix, you won’t be disappointed. Three castles in the region are still home to direct descendants of the original families who built them: These include Enniscoe House, Newbridge House and Farm and its deer park and adventure playground, and Bantry House. Crom and Dungiven Castles offer overnight accommodations to the public.

Film enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the Nine Glens which is where the Game of Thrones was filmed. History buffs will be interested in learning the myths and legends about St. Patrick. The walled cities in Derry, the nightlife in Portrush and the HMS Caroline are other sites not to be missed. Kids will appreciate the Coca Cola exhibit and the Ould Lammas Fair.

Sports lovers can enjoy world class golf, surfing, scuba diving, cycling, canoeing and angling when they visit Northern Ireland. There are 31 golf courses in the county that have been recognized for their superb efforts to provide an excellent golfing experience. The region has a golfing history that extends back to 1881 when Royal Belfast became the first golf club in Northern Ireland.

Depending on what you want to spend and where you want to stay, Antrim has luxury and boutique hotels, castle rooms, B&B’s, self-catering cottages, hostels, and camping and glamping accommodations throughout the region. Hostels may be found under the name backpackers. In this region hostels may also be listed simply as rooms for rent.

expert for County Antrim hostels

Handwritten by local expert for County Antrim hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for County Antrim - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking County Antrim. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of County Antrim. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in County Antrim

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in County Antrim?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in County Antrim here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in County Antrim safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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