Overall a good hostel. Area is a bit dodgy at night but close to the metro and walking distance to acropolis, markets and restaurants. Our room didn't get cleaned until approx 7pm - this was the only negative.
Great location and facilities, would definitely stay here again. Only suggestion for improvement would be the wi-fi - I wasnt able to connect to it at all (except once when the hostel was very quiet) and lots of other people were having the same problem.
Would not stay here again - we were in a basement room across the road which is supposedly part of the hostel but no wi fi, showers divided by only a curtain, poor facilities. Manager yelling at people for "using all his wi-fi" when he was trying to check people in, very rude and swearing at guests. Walking distance to town and kelvingrove is probably the only good thing about this hostel.
Loved staying at Global Village - the hostel has a really nice homely feel to it especially the common areas. Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in Belfast.
Great hostel - awesome common area with plenty of space to hang out. Good breakfast. Easy to walk everywhere from here.