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Global Village Reviews

87 University Street, Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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93%

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2280 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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100%

This place feels like home! With colorful artwork, small size, spacious clean bathrooms, washing machines, cozy lounge, and friendly staff I was happy to come back each night. This place has great community as people cook meals together and the staff facilitate activities at night and even lead groups of guests out to the beast clubs and pubs in Belfast. I felt well looked after and really got to know my fellow hostel mates. Free breakfast was a perk. This felt like home. Loved it!!!!!!


89%

A very cool place! Very young and fresh. The staff is really nice and helpful. I loved the fact that they put up a program to "entertain" the guests every evening and that there is free pasta and tea in the kitchen. Perfect place to meet other nice people. Only remark: although we booked a dorm together as a group of five we were devided, plus the price for a dorm is more expensive than in other hostels. But all in all it is a fabulous place to be!

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Great time at this place!! would definitely recommend to my friends and anyone going to Belfast.. of all the hotels and hostels, we've been to I can safely say this is the best! The rooms, showers, everything was good!

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

The staff was excellent at this hostel a few minutes south of Belfast city center. It was also easy to join a tour to the Giant's Causeway.


63%

The lack of hot water on the first morning was a big disappointment. Although fixed on the same day, the showers were still sub-standard with water pressure and temperature varying by itself. There's also a lack of toilets; had to wait 15 minutes on the first morning. The rooms are slightly congested and the location of the electrical sockets isn't practical. On the plus side, having two areas, one for games and parties and one for TV and chilling, was great. Most importantly, it was clean.

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

I'll be back! Perfect check in, awesome staff, helpful when I needed assistance (I know everybody uses the word "helpful" when rating these guys but you may take that literally!) , I felt at home the sec I entered this pretty building. Facilities are top, never seen such a spotless kitchen and gladly used it, awesome staff and what with the free coffee & tea all day! Location turned out to be great - not at all far from things. Awesome staff - loved staying up with you, thx again for everything!


100%

Best hostel I've ever stayed in! The staff cleans multiple times a day and they are super nice and helpful, makes for a great atmosphere. Plus they can show you a great night out paaarty (and if you're not into that, they're really respectful and make sure all the drunkerds are out by 10:30)

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great Hostel! Extremely clean. cleaned every morning by the super helpful staff. Very well located. Row of cafes and restaurants 5 mins away for a bite. The AMAZING staff - Jamie, Tom, Sebastian and Courtney, organize something every night, which starts with drinks and games in the hostel followed by either a pub crawl, live music event or a club. Big Kitchen, Pool Table, Outside Smoking Area, Comfy lounge with a TV - People usually chill over a film every evening as well. Definitely going back!


94%

An amazing experience here!! Would highly recommend this to hostel to anyone. Really wish my partner and I could of stayed extra nights but unfortunately we had to move on. Am hoping to return again very soon though!! Very fun and sicial staff which makes it even better!

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

It was really nice to stay in Global Village, the staff is really knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.


91%

Really enjoyed this hostel. Has a very 'old school' hostel feel to it, very laid back and cosy. Staff were great, all friendly, all knowledgable. Would recommend.


100%

I loved it. Staff super friendly. Clean place. Excellent atmosphere. One of the best hostelvi have been to if not the best.


97%

Spacious Rooms, nice showers. Enjoy very much the pub crawl with fellow residents.


97%

Everything was great, staff were very helpful and super fun!


100%

My first experience in a hostel and it was the best one. Felt at home. Lovely staff and lots of social activities to do..

  • 23rd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

This place is the real backpacking experience, real cozzy I felt like I was at home and the staff were awesome treated everyone like family, you get to know everyone in the hostel really well. Lots of activities to do during the week, pool, foosball tables great kitchen, laundry and showers are close to each, nice location for walking around. Belfast isn't too big so its perfect, this was by far the best atmosphere for chill, friendly, talkative, socializing, & having fun defiantly recommended!


100%

Favourite hostel I've stayed in so far. Really nice bathrooms, rooms and common areas. But the staff are what made our stay great! The "two bearded Aussies" were amazing, taking us out and were good fun to hang out with. There's something new to do every night. Would definitely recommend :)

  • 23rd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

I stayed for three nights. Overall staff was nice and helpful. However the mattress in the bedroom was horrible, probably old and has become flat with holes and there was no position that would be level ok to sleep. Also all bathrooms are unisex, which is ok if you have the separate ones as well, but you don't, so it makes it all a bit uncomfortable. And lastly, it's not really close to the city centre. You'd walk a lot to get to the actual centre. So overall ok, but not ideal, not the best.


100%

Absolute best hostel. It was clean, secure, FUN, and the staff was amazing. Keep providing your services and getting the hostel guests involved in your activities.


74%

Very cosy, big rooms and good working showers! Has plenty of guitars to jam and a skateboard! Also offers brekkie in the morning and has pasta etc for everyone to use for dinner, which was good. Location is a bit out of the way but if you're up for a walk then it is easily done


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