We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 26 Belfast accommodations

Arnie's Backpackers

63 Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast BT9 6AX, Northern Ireland (Queen's Quarter)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Arnie's Backpackers to your Saves list
Arnie's Backpackers
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
56%
Ranked #11 of 26 Specialty lodging in Belfast
A recent review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014
jan k Dublin, Ireland
Write a Review

39 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    11
    8
    8
    8
    4
See reviews for
3
6
8
1
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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 The hostel isn't well maintained, it's in an old building with outdated furniture, really uncomfortable beds and very basic kitchen.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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Popovo, Bulgaria
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a homely hostel with two cosy sitting rooms and a kitchen downstairs. Both Arnie and the staff are very helpful and easy going. There is a very welcoming atmosphere which helps create friendly relationships between the guests. Arnie has two friendly fun little dogs who appear from time to time. A real plus is the laundry service for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Arnie’s a great guy, really welcoming and helpful. The hostel is a bit cramped but charming and not far from the city centre where there are loads of things to do. For example, Botanic Railway Station is a few minutes away, with a route to the Titanic Quarter and beyond to the coast and Bangor. I see there are mixed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Comfortable and friendly hostel. Located about 15 minute walk from very centre of city, easy and free parking on the road. Helpful staff and fast internet. Clean and tidy kitchen and bathrooms. All in all ideal for accommodation on our UK road trip

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sligo, Ireland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We booked the hostel only 2 or 3 days before leaving. We were lucky to find a place for 2 persons and for this price. The employees of the hostel were nice, give us good advices and helped us find our way in the city. However, the hostel was dirty. Our room was smelly and there were 2 dogs in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

A cozy little hostal, with friendly staff and just enough room for everyone. The free breakfast is amazing! And if you don't like dogs, avoid this place because the owner usually brings his by (which are incredibly friendly!) I would stay here again

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Arnie's Backpackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Arnie's Backpackers

Address: 63 Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast BT9 6AX, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast > Queen's Quarter
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 26 Specialty lodging in Belfast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the friendliest and cosiest hostel in Belfast! Its a safe, clean, 27 bed, city centre hostel. Free WIFI & tea/coffee. Be greeted on arrival with tea/coffee & biscuits and relax in front of our warm coal firesWe have a lovely kitchen, dining-room, lounge and garden open to all visitors. Along with Free WIFI we have internet access available on our in house computer. This is an environmentally friendly establishment as we recycle. You might be lucky enough to meet the jack russell dog that often visits! Feel free to use our in house piano and guitar. No curfew or lockout.Our friendly staff will do their best to make you feel right at home. Feel free to ask for any information about tours, travelling, and the local area. Arnie's is the ideal place to explore the culture, nightlife, shops and entertainment in Belfast. Tours of Belfast and Giants Causeway from the hostel and lots of info and advice!!We provide a full kitchen and common areas kept warm by real coal fires, along with radios and a television/dvd player. We also have laundry facilities available to guests. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelBookers, HostelWorld, Priceline, Agoda and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Arnie's Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Arnie's Backpackers, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines