Belfast International Youth Hostel Reviews
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The staff was so helpful and the rooms/bathrooms were clean. My only complaint is that the wifi doesnt work in the rooms at all. You have to go to the lounge downstairs to use it. But overall had a great experience
I STAYED IN Room 402, and I noticed there wasn't a lock on the shower door, pretty important. There wasn't any hook to put up a towel, or clothes. . you could easily fit a small wooden bench into that shower. The wooden floors make for a noisey nighttime experience. Everything else was fine. Cheers
very nice place to stay!
Really lovely staff and ridiculously GORGEOUS cafe for breakfast etc. - yum! Room was basic, but really clean - v v happy! Thank you guys :0)
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
I was satisfied. Only the WiFi didn't funchtion at all. they said that it's only at the ground floor, but I couldn't receive or send messeges.
Wifi only available in the lobby/common area??? I've never stayed at a place where that was the case especially when paying £15 per night. No breakfast included either. Plastic cover on mattress underneath the fitted sheet? Are you kidding me? It was so uncomfy and made sounds every time I moved. Tried to save a bit more money by staying there but you might end up spend more on roaming 3G charges. Ha! Staff was okay but not the greatest either. Overall I wouldn't stay there ever again.
Security is good and the cafe is clean. It is really value for money.
The hostel is within easy walking distance of the Europa bus terminus and Great Victoria Street railway station so it is easy to find and get to. Airport buses link to this point while any travellers wishing to go to other parts of Northern Ireland or Dublin can easily get a connection. The twin room was cleaned and ready for me. I bought a breakfast each morning at the hostel, where there was a very wide choice. The kitchen facilities were great and I brought in other meals.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
I though the rooms were very clean, nice and simple. The kitchen smelt weird though and even though it was cleaned everyday it was still very dirty, especially around the stove and oven. The bathing facilities could have used something to put your clothes on and it was very cold in the bathrooms.
The place is generally good, good location, close to some good bars and clubs. The kitchen was really below average. It smelled, knives were dull, so slicing some tomatoes could get really frustrating. Can opener didn't work, so i had to use a knife, which was quite risky. On the first day, 2 out of 12 stove heads worked. Wouldn't recommend for people wanting a good modern kitchen.
Rooms had beds and toilets were clean, alright. But the overall atmosphere was sad and boring, not fun nor positive.
The common rooms are not really lively - hard to meet people. Seems there's lots of people actually living there, or sthing like that - cause there were really few tourists. The place is, in my opinion quite badly located for tourist sight seeing - you have to necessarily walk at least 15mn or take the bus.
I really like this hostel. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and I feel safe there. It is also in a great location; 5 -10 minutes walk to city center.
The place in OK conditions. Does not have the "Hostel Spirit" since it is basically a building with rooms, where everybody gather in the lower ground since it is the only floor with internet (yeah, not joking). My room was just two bunk beds, a sink and two lockers in poor condition. It was enough but my first thought was a prison cell, ahah!! The shower does not offer a proper protection to keep your belongings safe from water if you're not careful. At the end, it deserves a positive grade...
Pretty standard HI hostel. Not much in terms of atmosphere. The staff was realy good... lent usa lock for no charge. It's a bed at a decent price.
Amazing hostel!!! Staff trying everything to make your stay comfortable!
There was no working oven in the kitchen! The hostel is really big, but the only oven they had was out of order. Someone, I guess an angry traveler, had written a note next to it saying that it had been broken since April! Considering it is now September, this just seems ridiculous. Also, 1 of the 2 microwaves they had was also broken, and the other one didn't rotate. But, it was cheap and near the city center, and they did have a really good cafe there. TL;DR the kitchen was a joke.
Nice welcoming and helpful staff. Great location for exploring Belfast. Housekeeping very good. Nice cafe open till lunchtime daily a bonus. Handy vending machines. Clear rules