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Belfast International Youth Hostel Reviews

22-32 Donegal Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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79%

Rating
4026 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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77%

Fair place for a night's stay. Main problem was the kitchen, nice and big however only 1 of the 3 stovetops were working (made it difficult with 10+ peopke trying to cook)!


71%

Shower facilities in private room was not overly great. Took a good 10 minutes for the water to only get to warm. Was not hot at all.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello - many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at our Belfast International Youth Hostel. I am sorry to hear that you experienced some issues with the water temperature in your shower. We will have this investigated and ensure that the problem is fixed for future guests. I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and hope that it didn't impact too badly on your stay.

94%

Great stay, friendly staff, and wonderful location. Would recommend to anyone.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello - many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your recent stay at our Belfast International Youth Hostel. We are absolutely delighted to hear your comments and very much hope we can welcome you back again soon. Cathy

100%

I would stay here again in a heartbeat. The staff were stellar, breakfast was delicious and affordable, facilities were cleaned frequently, kitchen was large and fully equipped, solid location, I could go on!


80%

stayed in a private room for 6 days. enjoyed the calm atmosphere and the proximity to all the interesting places in the city. the staff was very helpful and gave me infos and tips whenever asked. the room was confortable and tidy. i definitely recomend this hostel if you are looking for a place to rest after staying out all day exploring Belfast!


66%

The location is the biggest advantage of this hostel and was the reason for our stay. Do not expect too much about the facility and comfortability. We booked a twin room with shared toilet and shower room. The shower room was clean but the water was neither warm nor strong enough. The light in the toilet i used did not work. The beds were quite small but just OK for a short stay. Generally, it was worth the price considering the good location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello - many thanks for your review. I am delighted to read that you found our location to be convenient. It is obviously disappointing to read your feedback about our rooms - we strive to ensure all our guests have a comfortable stay and I am sorry to hear that on this occasion we failed. I very much hope you enjoyed your trip to Northern Ireland. Cathy

94%

Very accomodating, fantastically helpful staff

  • 26th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Great hostel, cleaner and with better facilities than most I have visited. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Seamless, hassle free stay with no extra charges. Thank you, I'll definitely be back!

  • 25th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Many thanks for your review of your recent stay at our Belfast International Youth Hostel. We love to hear when we have done things right! It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us and we would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future! Cathy

66%

The staff were really lovely but the hostel just didn't have any vibe. I was trying to have a quiet few nights so it suited me fine. The wifi only in the lobby was a bit frustrating.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi - many thanks for your review! It is obviously disappointing to hear that you felt that the hostel lacked "vibe" - obviously this is something we would be keen to improve. We actually only offer free wifi in the lobby as an attempt to try and get our guests to come out of their rooms and embrace the hostelling ethos by mixing with one another. Best Wishes Cathy

86%

Brilliant stay enjoy it.

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent stay at our Belfast international Youth Hostel. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Please come back and visit us again soon! Cathy

86%

Staff were really nice and willing to help, all round good hostel


89%

I would definately stay again. The location was perfect. The staff were so friendly and accomodating, and the cafe ajoining was extremely reasonable pricewise and breakfast hot and plentiful. I travelled with two older teens and they felt the same.


94%

The staff were fabulous, they were very helpful about places to visit, and they made the stay all the more enjoyable...well done, gents! The facilities were basic but clean and functional....more value for money than we had expected. Thanks for looking after us!

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello - thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Belfast International Youth Hostel. I cannot tell you how thrilled we are when we receive such lovely feedback from guests, especially about our staff! It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay and I very much hope you will come back again! Cathy

77%

I think the most interesting point about the hostel was the staff... They were very friendly and helpful. About the bedroom, I think the could demand more plugs, because they don't have enough. Well, it's quite close to the city centre, this way, it's a good place to stay.

  • 21st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

We had an excellent stay in Belfast. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Security was very good- enclosed car park. Located right in the city centre. Within walking distance to a concert in Boucher Street. Very comfortable and clean. Breakfast in the on-site cafe in morning was delicious. Would recommend to all. :)

  • 21st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Many thanks for leaving such a fabulous review of your stay at our Belfast International Youth Hostel. It means so much to us when guests appreciate the hard work which we put in! I hope you enjoyed the concert! Looking forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again sometime in the future. Cathy

66%

Nice place , badly let down by the kitchen and it's really old and broken kitchen equipment - both ovens were broken and only 1 microwave worked , the pots and pans were missing handles , it wasn't good

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

From previous reviews of this hostel I was skeptical to book with them, but once I saw for myself I was delighted with what I payed for. It seems many people want to pay nothing but get everything. I've definitely payed for more for hostels of a far lower standard in all fields, but this place was comfortable and very helpful with any queries I had. The person at the desk even gave me some of his milk for my tea ^.^ For less than 20 quid this place was more than adequate. :D


34%

the window in the room was broken, and the door lock did not work properly, the showers, kitchen and other areas needed a deep clean, no oven and only one cooker and microwave worked, staff came in and disturbed me while I was sleeping without apology, no smoking area

  • 19th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

Shower equipment was so bad.......


86%

Wasn't able to connect to wi-fi in the lobby and pity no wi-fi coverage in the rooms, very nosy rooms because of weak windows for both sides of the building (as i stayed in other side of the building before too). Otherwise fine hostel


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