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Ballycastle Backpackers

4 North Street, Co. Antrim, Ballycastle BT54 6BN, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014
chris_amels Siegen, Germany
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Siegen, Germany
2 reviews
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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Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers, responded to this review

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

Sydney, Australia
1 review
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

Toulouse, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Everything you need is provided and you are nearly on the beach when you leave the hostel. There is a water basin in each room which is very convenient ! It was a little bit quiet when I was there but no doubt the hostel can be full of life and very welcoming.

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is a basic hostel: very clean and quiet with adequate rooms and showers and bathrooms separate, but a sink in our private room. Basic toast, cereal, and coffee/tea available anytime. We arrived at 10 pm and were cheerfully greeted and offered tea or coffee or cereal or oatmeal. Aside from the great location for walking to a park and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Thanks so much to Ballycastle Backpackers for making our family trip to NI wonderful. The location couldn't be better - right across the street from the beach, playground and ferry harbour - cafes, coffee places and a grocery store several doors over. Very comfortable lounge and quite newly redecorated and attractive all round. Bring some warm pjs as the rooms... More

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Penang
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This is a small youth hostel run almost single-handedly by its owner, Anne Marie. The personal touch makes a difference. When we arrived, the hostel was empty so Anne Marie gave us two of the best rooms in the house instead of the one family room we asked for. The rooms were of a good size and very comfortable and... More

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Madrid
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

A great hostel, and Anne, the owner, is incredibly nice and helpful. The place is basic, but really nice :) Breakfast is not included in the price, but the kitchen is available.

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Aberdeen
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

You won't get a better place to stay with friendly owner who makes you feel at home. Location is brilliant for rope bridge, causeway, Bushmills and much more. The hostel is clean, tidy and has all you need to enjoy the stay. Have used the hostel many times and don't believe you will find any better!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

I stayed in Ballycastle Backpackers in December. I was the only guest and the hostel opened especially for me. The friendly proprietress even lit the open fire for me. The kitchen and bathrooms were clean, but then there was no one else around to make them dirty! The bed was comfy and the rooms warm enough. The location is great... More

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Fall Creek, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

This is an amazing shostel! It is super clean, spacious, view of the harbor. and friendly. Ann Marie is helpful and very considerate. The place has a wonderful and comfortable sittling room and clean kitchen. I can't recommend this place enough. It is across the street from bus stops and harbor for ferry to island to see puffins.Cafe 2 doors... More

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Address: 4 North Street, Co. Antrim, Ballycastle BT54 6BN, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Ballycastle
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