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Iceland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stayed there for 2 nights, decent hostel but very friendly staff and the location is also pretty nice! It´s very close to Queens University and the Ulster Museum and a 20 min walk to city center! You get what you pay for!

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

As basic as basic can get. The staff were very friendly. But the rooms were extremely cramped, the beds were comfortable though and the bedding was clean. They were extremely accommodating towards my kids, so if you are travelling on a budget with children then this place is pretty good. The breakfast that was served, were like the rooms, very... More 

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Thank Ingvar I
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This hostel is a converted residential property with very little space in each of the rooms. There are only 2 showers and 2 toilets for all 23 beds within the hostel, not enough facilities at all. The beds we had were not that great/comfortable with the bunks appearing very unstable. Breakfast was provided; toast, cereal, tea, coffee (pretty basic but... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 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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Reviewed 15 September 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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Reviewed 14 September 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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Thank elliemayr1112
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Reviewed 3 June 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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Reviewed 6 April 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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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 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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Reviewed 10 November 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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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
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast
Price Range: $25 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“I was on the second floor room number 4. Bed 8 is very squeaky but the only one that would annoy is the ones around you if a full night. I know the othe reds used were not squeezing but again that is really nothing to me but figured to drop it here.”
 of 5 bubbles metalwolf8, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“If you're tall, mention this when booking so you don't get assigned to a shorter bunk!”
 of 5 bubbles J_Hope_246, 9 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Four bed room is best, cost a bit more but better privacy. Weekend can get busy as great location for all activities in Belfast and beyond.”
 of 5 bubbles anthonyb742, 22 Nov 2012 | Read review
“All the rooms are upstairs. During our stay (it was during the football match Northern-Ireland vs Estonia) it was very quiet there. All the rooms were occupied, but we didn't hear any noise, so all the rooms are basically the same.”
 of 5 bubbles terjea_12, 12 Jul 2012 | Read review
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