This hostel is top notch when it comes to amenities. Not many places have a decent restaurant or a pool. It's a bit removed from the main sights, but everything is walkable.
Simone and his mother were very friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed staying in an apartment in Riomaggiore... Quieter and a bit further from all the main tourist areas - felt more like a relaxing holiday staying here.
It has clean beds and is close to the train station and a short walk to the old town, so it got the job done, but in terms of facilities, this place has the smallest and worst equipped guest kitchen I have ever seen at a hostel, and the atmosphere and staff aren't particular welcoming.
Overall the hostel was a nice place to stay. Cheap drinks at the bar and a nice atmosphere, which is really good, especially because the area around the hostel isn't the nicest. It's close to the train station, but I didn't feel totally safe going out in the surrounding streets at night. My only major complaint is that the wifi is only accessible from the bar/reception which can get quite noisy. It would be nice if it was accessible from the rooms.
Stayed in a private twin room and had a ton of space. The hostel is also located close enough to the bus station and the train, and the major sights in Edinburgh, as long as you don't mind walking. We weren't particularly crazy about the bathrooms, which were cramped and lacking in space to hang towels and organize toiletries. The lack of plugs in the dorms was also annoying, as there was a plug in the hall outside our room that everyone used instead, so it got quite noisy at times.
We had a great stay here. The atmosphere at this hostel is top notch and the staff were all very helpful and friendly (especially the girl who helped me with booking the bus and ferry. Never caught her name but she was a life saver!) The staff also had plenty of suggestions and advice for sightseeing in and around Belfast. My only complaint was that our room was a bit cramped,
The hostel is close to the bus station and one of the train stations, and walking distance to the Temple Bar district and most of the other sights in Dublin. It was fine for sleeping, and things were generally clean enough. The few staff members we talked with were nice. The kitchen was often cramped, given how many people use it and the wifi was absolutely horrible, though.