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Arnie's Backpackers

63 Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast BT9 6AX, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #14 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Belfast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This hostel is very well located. Staff was great and helpful. Simple breakfast included (toasts, céréales, juice, coffee). But the rooms were outdated, not so clean and some of the beds were very noisy. Only 2 showers total and very small kitchen/dining room. Serves its purpose, ok for a low budget travel. Met great people there.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights April 2015. Perfect hostel. Basically next door to Queens Uni and only a 10 min walk to central Belfast, for £15 per night in N.I capital city, cannot complain. Arnie the owner is great; goes beyond the call of duty. Happy to help and as an independent hostel, very flexible. Very clean. Breakfast was more than... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I came with 12 other student friends on a rugby tour. We chose it for its central location and because it is cheap. It is a short walk away from a whole host of bars and clubs and the Queen's Uni student union is literally at the end of the road. The staff are very friendly and helpful - as... More 

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Nantes, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I stayed there twice, once in november and once in august, because I had kept a great memory of it. It's a small hostel, staff is very welcoming, offers you a cup of tea by the fireplace. In the evening we watched TV with some guys in the living room, you already feel like home... Another think that reminds me... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I came in on a slow night but I really enjoyed my night at this hostel. If I didn't already have a place lined up for the rest of my stay I would actually stay longer. I am actually still in Belfast as I am rioting this so if things fall through I am definitely coming back. I ask for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The continental breakfast was a pleasant surprise for me. Staff was also very friendly and helpful. I wouldn't stay here longer than 1 night, though. The hostel isn't well maintained, it's in an old building with outdated furniture, really uncomfortable beds and very basic kitchen. My bed didn't look like the website pictures. The mattresses need to be replaced. Overall,... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Hostel is easy to find from city centre. Rung the bell and was greeted by lovely staff - charming little reception area with fire and dog, leaflets to help you tour around Belfast. Staff gave me good advice regarding attractions. However was not the best hostel I've stayed in by far - the bed linen looked,smelled and felt like it... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were staying here for a sports competition, it is a brilliant location, 2 minutes walk from queens university and Students Union, 5 minutes from the nearest train station, a short (15-20 mins) walk into the city centre. The staff were lovely, they had told us certain rules about how much noise we could make (we had booked out the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Arnie's is in a great location in Belfast. Only a nice walk for the city center, Queens University and all the great pubs, restaurants and nightlife. And if you deem a walk to much, they can have a taxi at your door in only a few minutes. The international staff is as friendly as they come and will help you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Arnie's, overall, is a good place to stay. Location is nice, out of city center about 15 minutes, but easy to get where you're going. They will recommend and book tours for you at the front desk, and some of the tours give you a discount because you're staying there. The tours will pick you up at Arnie's so you... More 

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