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“Fantastic hostel” 5 of 5 stars
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Belfast City Backpacker Hostel
53 - 55 Malone Avenue, Belfast BT9 6EP , Northern Ireland   |  
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Bilbao, Spain
1 review
“Fantastic hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I stayed in this hostel six day whit my friends and as I've never stayed in one before, at first I had my doubts. However, when we arrived there I was really impressed. Everything was so clean and enterteining and you had the independence you can have in your own house. What's more, the staff, in our case, John was so kind and caring. The accomodation they offeris excellent: the rooms were clean and they have enough space for everybody depite being a large group, the kitchen provided everything and having things for breakfast in the morning like bread, tea, coffe, etc. was fantastic. The location was also excellent because it isn't too far from the city center and there is a bus stop very near where you can catch a bus every 10 minutes, very practical. I just can say that is a great place to have a great time!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012 via mobile

Traveling as a pair of 19 year old girls can be daunting, but we have never felt safer or more comfortable at a hostel as we did at city backpacker. Not only are the rooms clean, warm and beds comfortable, the entire hostel has a vibe just like home. John, the manager, was absolutely lovely, and very helpful. Despite the 15 minute walk into town, the hostel is actually in a prime location for travellers our age as it is right in the student district near the university, meaning plenty of pubs for us to hang out at! We only stayed 2 nights at this hostel, but they were definitely good ones, and despite the 10am checkout, John was more than happy for us to leave our bags in the back room of the hostel for the day and come back and use the kitchen facilities before our departure late that afternoon. A wonderful stay and fabulous hospitality, would definitely stay again. Thankyou John!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Only found out recently about this place and it lived up to its name. Great place, very clean, chill out area, comfy beds, good showers and then toast or cereal and tea or coffee in the morning. Only a 15 min dander from city centre or just hop on a bus. Parking to the rear or on street parking. What more do you want?? Will definitely be back and would encourage others to try it out. Thanks to John for his hospitality!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Was never one for hostels but to be honest this is a hostel only in name, cleanliness second to none, very modern and well maintained throughout, beds and rooms are very comfortable with all the needs, internet, TV, lovely kitchen & chill out area... location is brilliant, convenient to city centre and all major sites & sounds of belfast... I had to leave early the next morning (6:30am) and John (The Manager) was only too happy to get up that bit earlier and have the breakfast ready... just go stay, simple as that...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here on a Saturday night during a city break to Belfast. We had the double room, which we were surprised to find was even ensuite. The bed was raised, so there was actually space underneath for a sofa to rest our legs after a long day in town. The hostel has just come under new management (John the new manager is lovely) and it still has all the things going for it which were mentioned in previous reviews: spotless clean, very nice staff, good breakfast, well heated room, nice linen. Can definitely recommend it, if you don't mind the walk to town.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011 via mobile

What a great hostel. We stayed on a 6 bed dorm which had only the three of us there. The hostel is brand new, really clean. I loved the wwf doona covers! I really can't say enough about how impressed we were.
The staff were really friendly and informative.
The only issue is I found it a bit of a walk into the centre of town. Otherwise, it was perfect.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

This is the place you should stay. It´s super clean, everything is new and pretty, good breakfast, really comfortable beds and couches. You´ll have internet, laundry, TV, and the staff is great! They are very helpful with tourist information and very friendly. It´s close to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, pubs and Museum, only 10 minutes walk to the city centre. Would definitely choose it again!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 53 - 55 Malone Avenue, Belfast BT9 6EP , Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 Specialty lodging in Belfast
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