Warning: if you stay at the Crescent, you run the risk of never actually setting foot outside. Based on Botanic Avenue and surrounded by the shops, bars and venues of the university area, it’s a charming boutique hotel based in a pretty Victorian house. There are just 17 rooms here, decked out in an eclectic mix of styles; you can take your pick from contemporary or traditional Victorian. All come with free wi-fi. The brasserie and bar complete the old-meets-new styling.
Considering a trip to Ireland? Many gravitate towards touristic Dublin in the south – but the northern capital Belfast should definitely be on your radar, too. It boasts world-class attractions like Titanic Belfast, a vibrant indie art scene, hundreds of intimate music venues and two Michelin-starred restaurants – for all its difficult history, this is a city that’s seriously on the up. And it has a host of cheap hotels to stay in while you’re exploring it all, that are guaranteed to free up more spending money on all the city’s diverse distractions. Here’s our selection of the best cheap hotels in Belfast – get booking!