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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I staid in this place a few years ago and can tell you that the owner does't give a crap. He is louring long term guests to rent a room in one of his houses nearby. Poor people don't know that it's a dump not worth the money. The hostel itself is sketchy. I helped out for two weeks leaving... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The people there are accomodating and friendly. The only problem I see is that they need more restrooms and showers to accomodate everyone else all at once. But the place is nice and comes with an affordable price! Kudos!

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Thank HK A
Leek, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for just the one night and enjoyed our stay. However it was a bit far away from the centre and it was a very old fashioned building lacking in extra touches to make it better. Our bunk beds were really unsteady and i can't say I felt particularly safe on the top bunk! There was only 2 showers... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

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 But the rooms were outdated, not so clean and some of the beds were very noisy.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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Thank Snowave15
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Ollie S
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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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Thank Pilkins09
Nantes, France
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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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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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Thank metalwolf8
Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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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 

Additional Information about Arnie's Backpackers

Address: 63 Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast BT9 6AX, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast
Price Range: $18 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Arnie's Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 5
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