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Belfast International Youth Hostel

22-23 Donegall Road, Belfast BT12 5JN, Northern Ireland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Offaly ROI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my stay. Hostel is about 10 minutes walk to city hall. Staff was very friendly especially the young man on checking in and the man on duty at night. Room was clean and comfortable, bit of noise from the street but that's not the hostels fault. Nice atmosphere among other guests. Shower and toilet was very clean. I... More 

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Hostelling_Intl_NI, Front Office Manager at Belfast International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Johnny: clean, comfortable and friendly with a nice atmosphere is great! And it's good to know that occasional street noise didn't affect your impression overall. I hope we see you back up in Belfast again soon. Keep on hostelling! David More 

Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used this hostel for a two night stay in Belfast for a wedding were we got a private bunk room with shared bathroom facilities. The location and staff are excellent. The bed was comfortable and the room had enough space for a weekend getaway for two friends. I would say the bathrooms could do with updating and recommend people bring... More 

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Hostelling_Intl_NI, Front Office Manager at Belfast International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive comments (about the hostel, staff and the cafe) after your recent stay. I hope you had a good day at the wedding! We occasionally get negative comments about the size of our standard 2 bedded rooms, designed to give some privacy rather than more space, so it's excellent to read that you were... More 

Ichikawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is good. Staff are friendly and helpfull. Self kitchen is so wide and clean. There is a traveling agency inside the hostel and it is very easy to take tours to Giant's Causway, etc. where are very difficult to go by public transportation.

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Hostelling_Intl_NI, Front Office Manager at Belfast International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Great review - thank you. Positive feedback makes my day! I hope you will continue hostelling, and recommend us as you travel. Take care. David More 

Yorkshire,England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remember this is a youth hostel review, don't expect a hotel. The hostel is a good 15 mins. walk from the bus station but in an area busy with shops and bars. It is well managed with lovely helpful staff. There is a good self-cooking kitchen and a café (open to public) which sells a wide selection of breakfast stuff... More 

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Hostelling_Intl_NI, Front Office Manager at Belfast International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for making time to write a review after your visit to Belfast. Our staff works very hard, often under pressure, to make sure that everything is as it should be and runs smoothly: they will be happy to see your comments. You also start your review very well, emphasing that we are a Youth Hostel rather than a... More 

Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and helping staff, safe storage room, 15 min walking distance from centre but many options to eat or drink nearby, 5 min from bus station, nice breakfast just next. Will definitely come again

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Hostelling_Intl_NI, Front Office Manager at Belfast International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments Matt: it's good to know that you appreciated everything we provide and our facilities at the hostel. I hope you enjoyed your time in our city, and that you will recommend us as you continue your holiday. Safe travels, David More 

Oviedo, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been there with a few friends in April and I have to say I expected something better. The location is acceptable (10-15 minutes walking from city centre) and the bedrooms are safe but the beds are very uncomfortable (my bed was moving when my friend in the bottom bed was moving) and there aren't many shower's room. I didn't... More 

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Hostelling_Intl_NI, Front Office Manager at Belfast International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for making time to write a review and I am sorry to read that you would not recommend us. Thank you for commenting positively on our location: we are very lucky as we are the closest hostel to the city centre in Belfast, and are also very close to both bus and train links. Can you let me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights and was very happy. The guy at the check in was very helpful with recommendations and suggestions of what to see. The rooms were warm, clean and tidy. The kitchen facilities were good, with lots of space and there was a nice Cafe attached. The highlight was the free walking tour by Gavin (Saturdays... More 

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Hostelling_Intl_NI, Front Office Manager at Belfast International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

The perfect way to finish my day at work - with a review that is 100% positive: thank you. I am particularly happy that you mentioned our free walking tour, which goes out every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. John, the guide, is a volunteer and a very enthusiastic one at that. Come back and see us next time you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights ( over a weekend). Very clean, central and exactly what we wanted...cheap and cheerful. The staff were brilliant and very helpful. The Causeway Cafe next door was great....great food at reasonable prices. We are already planning our next trip!!!!!

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Hostelling_Intl_NI, Front Office Manager at Belfast International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

I couldn't ask for better than 'cheap and cheerful' to be honest: it's always a great comment and reflects exactly what we try to be: good value, central accommodation with friendly staff. The Causeway Cafe will be happy to read your positive comments too. We look forward to welcoming you again in the very near future, David More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My first experience of a hostel, and it was clean and cheap. It is basic (no handwash in the toilets) but reasonable for the price. The 22 room dorm is a bit packed, the air was not very fresh in the morning! Nice public areas, plenty space to chill out and charge your phone. Old towels can be borrowed free... More 

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Hostelling_Intl_NI, Front Office Manager at Belfast International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Kimberley. It's fantastic to know that we were your first hostel experience, and with a 4* review I assume we won't be the last! Clean, cheap with plenty of space to chill - sounds good to me too! Remember that most hostels have a wide range of rooms, so it doesn't always have to be the full-on dorm experience.... More 

Gurgaon, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The hostel is clean and has warm water in bathrooms. The issues are: 1) really poor wifi 2) lack switches near beds 3) too cramped up rooms The hostel is cheap and is located in the south of the city where most pubs are. The area is safe too

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Hostelling_Intl_NI, Front Office Manager at Belfast International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you making time on your trip to leave us your comments. Clean, cheap, safe, well-located, hot water - all positives: thank you. We are currently working on our WiFi to improve the free network we provide in our public areas: hopefully by the end of next week this will be up and running and guests will notice the difference... More 

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