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Arnie's Backpackers
Reviewed 19 May 2012

This really was the best place to stay in Belfast, off a nice quiet street but right next to the university. Great location all around and only 10 minutes from the centre. The price was good for the value and the staff were extremely friendly! Evenings around the coal fire and free wifi are good enough for me. The beds aren't terribly comfortable, but the place is clean and the water is hot. Kitchen facilities are pretty decent too. I definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Amy H
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Reviewed 5 June 2011

The location is great right in the vibrant university area which also a very safe area. The hostel is small and there isn't too much privacy in the toilets. Breakfast is not included and therefore the hostel is not worth its value. Wiifii and Internet usage is free. There is a very nice and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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1  Thank Or M
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Reviewed 31 January 2011

What a wonderful hostel experience! Clean place, incredible people and a host-with-the-most! Arnie's was one of the best hostel's I've ever stayed in. Free wifi, a computer to use, blanket and pillow provided with free tea and coffee! Arnie helped us book a bus tour of Northern Ireland and advised us on the hot-spots! Great time!

Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

Not a fantastic place to stay to really enjoy what the city has to offer. There were a bunch of college students that had rented a room to party until quiet hour (11), but then you could hear them running up and down the stairs all night.

The staff was super friendly, but perhaps too much so as they let in a drunken Brit who stumbled from his bed only to pee all over the bathroom. Luckily we were sharing the room with this guy!! Although thanks to the staff we were at least able to switch rooms.

The location is great though, and if you're only in town for one night and able to get an entire room you might be alright.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Rlorw
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Reviewed 1 September 2010

this is a good value for money youht hostel : location is good, price is low and it is not as big as others, which makes it friendly, as well as the cozy common room.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank ramdam75
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

The staff is friendly and the kitchen nice BUT the presence of bed bugs really ruined our stay. Cleanliness is deficient.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2010

We stayed 2 nights as a family in a 4-bed room.This was the worst hostel of our 16 day Ireland round trip. Why? Negatives: Room small, no shelves or hooks to put stuff, toilet tiny and not clean, shower tiny with black moisture and not clean, house very loud (you can even hear the guy in the room above yours turn around in his creaking bunk bed ...), not very well organised staff (we had a visitor in our room at 01 am on our first night who had been moved to another room and didn't know about it). Positives: Staff in attendance are really friendly. Internet on hostel desktop computer available. It's not their fault, the house is just too old and needs complete refurbishment!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank C-EllenF
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Additional Information about Arnie's Backpackers

Address: 63 Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast BT9 6AX, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Belfast
Price Range: £14 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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 

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