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Belfast International Youth Hostel Reviews

22-32 Donegal Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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77%

Rating
4456 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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69%

The hostel advertises 'no gimmicks, just clean, safe accommodation' and that's exactly what you'll get. It's functional accomodation. The bathrooms were not super clean, but that was likely due to the (mis)behavior of guests. The self-catering kitchen was a nightmare, almost no cutlery or plates and a bad smell. You should go for breakfast in the Causeway Café instead and eat out in one of the pubs! And I'll never get why they have these plastic mattresses...


97%

Had a great stay needed to be near City hospital for visiting relative.The staff at hostel are very friendly and helpful . Had my meals in restaurant next door nice food friendly and helpful staff .Would come back .Thanks.

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

+ beds with duvi, locker and sink in room - no towels, very noisy room


89%

I stayed in the 23 bed dorm which has heaps of space and is quite spread out so definitely doesn't feel like a 23 bed dorm! Overall a nice place to stay.


91%

Very friendly, helpful staff. Excellent location. Comfortable dorms. Could do with more/ better kitchen equipment. Furniture in Lobby could do with a refurb.


94%

Staff always very friendly and helpful, always enjoy my stay in Belfast.


97%

Room maintenance staff do a very good job in a dynamic environment. Ventilation is difficult as you cant please everyone, however, first occupants to bed closed the windows, prob due to noises and the room became very humid. Most occupants, myself included, found it difficult to sleep as an open window brought the noise of the busy main road. This is probably more to the front of the Hostel. Another very minor point is, just 2 power sockets for x4 occupants, when chargers, etc, are the norm?


80%

No complaints - bed gave me a sore back but that's probably just me as I have a sensitive back anyway. Staff very friendly and only other issue would be to maybe have the cafe open at 7 instead of 8 as we had to leave for business before 8 and had to go elsewhere for breakfast. otherwise fine.

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

I've been traveling for a while and this has to be one of the worst hostels I've stayed in. It's not very clean, but the thing that makes it so horrible is the staff. They are very rude to people staying there and visitors. There aren't a lot of hostels in Belfast and all of them get booked up very quickly but are way nicer than this one. Only stay here as a last resort.


63%

there is no wifi in the rooms. only in the common areas and even then it's super shotty.


86%

Would be benefical to have more tourist information - guides, etc - at the entrance instead of on the 1st floor.

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


63%

This was a serviceable hostel. There is only wifi in the lobby and it's a bit shotty. They do supply free towels which is lovely. Overall a fine place to stay, just not an overly social experience.


77%

I stayed one night in the 23 beds dorm. it didn't feel crowded at all - it's a really big room with a nice view of the city. wifi was good but only in the lounge - couldn't use it in the dorm. the location is very good, about 3 minutes walk from the nearest train station. friendly staff that were happy to help with anything.


89%

Very kind & helpful staff, great value for money, secure pack storage, excellent food at the causeway café just next, great stay!

  • 17th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


66%

Reception staff were lovely and excellent. Beds and mattresses need replacing. And the kitchen equipment was primitive, battered, virtually unusable. Once the place is refurbished it will be fine.


66%

The room looked a bit like a jail, so small it was. It had been unclear what type of beds were in the room. I was expecting a double-size bed but what I got was two single beds, one above another.

  • 17th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to comment after your recent stay: our hostel has a very wide variety of rooms, all detailed in the information on the booking page: all of our standard rooms, including the 2 bedded rooms, have bunk beds. Bookings made on Hostelworld go straight into our reservation system so receptionists don't choose or amend the room type booked. If you come back and stay choose 'Double Bed Private Ensuite' which costs a little more. Safe travels. David

66%

Stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm. The beds were comfy and each bed had a lamp. There were only 2 lockers in the room for 4 people. The hostel's interior is outdated. There were only 2 plug in's in the room which was in the ground by the door. The showers were good and clean. Wifi only worked on the ground floor and that was still slow/spotty.


83%

The Internet doesn't work in the room, even in the common room it doesn't work very well, and you need to pay for printing. Except these, everything is fine.


91%

I had am amazing stay at this hostel.. Staff was friendly.. Rooms and beds were clean... Hostel itself is pickup point for many day tours... If i ever come back to belfast would definitely stay here again.. Cheers

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Excellent review: thank you for posting it. We will be happy to have you back again any time - and please recommend us as you go! Safe travels. David

86%

Stayed here for one night in a double room. Reception ordered ataxi for us to go out and recommended some really nice bars. Would definatley stay here again. It is great value for money

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments: it's great to know that you'll come back. I know from my own research that guests choose us because we offer good value for money so it's good to have that emphasised in your review: a city centre ensuite double room on a Saturday night for £42 is unbeatable I think. Don't forget that, if you are planning more hostel stays, becoming a HI/YHA member entitles you to a discount on overnight stays. Thank you once again. David

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