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Ballycastle Backpackers

4 North Street, Co. Antrim, Ballycastle BT54 6BN, Northern Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there last night, arrived early evening without a booking, but the hostess could not be more welcoming or helpful. Fantastic facilities like the clean & modern kitchen, lovely cosy sitting room on first floor & clean hot showers. I stayed in a comfortable bed that was pre-made (some places have required that I put on & remove sheets). Great... More 

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Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to send a review. I hope you got to visit New Grange and the got the car returned in time. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed 3 nights here. It was comfortable, clean and friendly. Being able to use the kitchen for breakfast & a cuppa was handy. The lounge is homely too. There are also cafes a few doors away that serve lovely breakfasts. It was a perfect location for our needs, in central Ballycastle. We'll return if we ever need accommodation in... More 

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Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers, responded to this review

Pleased you were happy with our accommodation and thanks for taking the time to send a review. More 

Buenos Aires
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This certainly didn't feel like a hostel, we had a great in-suite room, nicely furnished, new bathroom and good bed/bedding. Very highly recommended. The owner was also lovely - gave us recommendations for sites and restaurants. Breakfast was self-service and complete.

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Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers, responded to this review

Pleased you were happy with the accommdation and enjoyed your time in Ballycastle. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. anne marie More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A must stay here if you want really comfortable accommodation at a really low cost. Anne Marie was like me ma. Looked after my friend and I. I arrived only in cycling gear and Anne Marie supplied me with a mans shirt and trousers to go out in!! She even gave us a lift into the town as we only... More 

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Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to be of help. Look forward to your return. Thanks for choosing to stay with us. anne marie More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stayed at Ballycastle Backpackers one night end of April 2015 in order to hike the next day from Ballycastle to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and continuing to Giant's Causeway. The hostel manager, Anne Marie, was absolutely super helpful and friendly as she not only recommended a cool pub in Ballycastle (see the review for O'Connors Bar) but also ended... More 

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Anne Marie G, Manager at Ballycastle Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Glad to be of help. anne marie More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We reached ballycastle a few weeks backs when it was heavily raining . We were not having our own vehicle . We were received warmly by Annie . She is very helpful and showed us our rooms to stay for a night . She talked to all of us in night telling her story about how they started backpackers She... More 

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Thanks pleased to be of help. More 

Alberta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stayed at Ballycastle Backpackers in the beginning of September 2014. We booked online and the hostel manager, Anne Marie, was very efficient in getting back to us about making a reservation. She also provided us with excellent directions on how to get from Dublin to Ballycastle. Check-in was easy, we just had to make a call for her to... More 

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Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review, I am really pleased you got the benefit of staying with us rather than doing the quick sight seeing tour of the coast.. We are looking forward to March 2015 when our new building extension to the hostel is completed. Happy travels. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We called in on our along the coastal route, found the owner very friendly and helpful. The location is amazing looking over the water and sandy beach. The place is clean with a kitchen and shops near by, if on a budget you will be able to cook. Or there are many food places near by if you want to... More 

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Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers, responded to this review

I am pleased you were happy with our hostel and I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Anne Marie More 

Siegen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

all in all we had a very pleasent stay at Vagabonds. We met some nice people and the bathrooms/sleeping places were clean and comfortable. also the location is very close to some bars and restaurants. Definitely a recomondation from my side.

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Pleased you were happy with us. Thanks for taking the time to send a review. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Ballycastle Backpackers is a warm and friendly hostel. I had not stayed at a hostel for over 30 years. The rooms were comfortable and the amenities were modern and in excellent working condition. It was a very welcoming hostel. Well located for access to the town and also Rathlin Island and the tourist information centre. There was plenty of information... More 

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Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers, responded to this review

Glad to be of help. I hope you had enough time to get back and visit the places on the north coast you had planned to see. thanks for your kind comments. anne marie More 

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