Snoozles was great - close to the main bus station and basically on top of the main private coach station. A little tricky to find if you don't know where your'e going, but well-marked. The staff was the highlight. The bathroom was clean but definitely dorm-like, and the shower was a little leaky. All in all, it was a fine place to stay.
Vagabonds was the best hostel I stayed in over a 4-month backpacking trip in Europe. I spoke with people who had reorganized their travel itineraries to stay there longer. The staff was relaxed yet accommodating, the house had everything I needed (clean facilities, WiFi, lockers, great kitchen. etc.), and you can be as involved with the going-out scene as you like (including not at all). Honestly, hanging out on the back patio area with other travelers was a fave memory from my visit to Belfast.
The staff at Hostel Brikette are second to none. The moment you walk-in, you are given a warm welcome and introduction to the hostel and area. The rooms are comfortable, the internet in the common area always worked, and the almost nightly family-style dinners were delicious and affordable at about 5 euro. Everyone who works there is determined to make sure you're comfortable, and this place really made my visit to Positano special.
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Visitors to the Cinque Terre must understand that many of the hostels/hotels don't have one specific building, but rather a series of rooms that are spread throughout the town. Da Luciano is like this. I found Da Luciano to be great. Giovanni and Lilliana, the managers/owners, were direct and helpful. The room was clean and in a great location. I would suggest that visitors adjust their expectations re: WiFi - it's not commonly available in individual rooms, but instead in public places/offices.