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“The best hostel ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Global Village

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Global Village
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 reviews
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“The best hostel ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

I have honestly never been in a better hostel. It is in fact a whole house and it feels very home-like. There is an inner yard to sit in the evenings. The kitchen is great. There is a room which is like a living room. One really feels like somebody's home, like you are guest. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

Staff are helpful and cheery, helped us book a tour, stored luggage at end of stay. Good kitchen facilities and common areas inside and out, pool table, couches etc. Only suggestion for improvement is bedding - pillows are flat as a pancake.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Stayed there two years ago, but was so impressed by Mark´s hospitality. One, he keeps the place extremely clean, and two, they have really nice common areas (TV room, dining/billiard room, kitchen). But more than that, when I was in Ireland, my laptop charger pooped the bed. Mark went around town looking for a replacement, fronted the money for it, and brought it back. That´s the kind of guy he is. Kind of a party hostel, but very clean, and the rooms are upstairs so I didn´t find it too noisey.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Sammamish, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

If you are doing any of your own cooking while traveling, this is the hostel to pick. They have a massive kitchen with tons of food storage space and two sets of everything - countertops, burners, ovens, etc. There is a large space with tons of tables for eating, a pool table and TVs in one room and then another quieter room with great selection of movies playing. The place is spacious. The rooms are comfortable and really big. We stayed in a four bed dorm and it was massive. Really helpful staff. Great location. Would definitely stay here again. The guys working here really keep the place clean and it shows they take pride in the place they call home.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. But the "green box" beds, were small and not that comfortable. The breakfast was poor; jam, toast and cereals were not that good or fun, maybe cream cheese, ham or something would be nice. And for anyone interested in the Giant's Causeway, there are cheaper options than they recommend (25 pounds compared to Allen Tours that were only 16 pounds).

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

Very Clean,well decorated and spacious hostel with great atmosphere. Has xbox,computer room,lounge and fully equipped kitchen for all guests to use. Bathroom had all sorts of perfumes,deodorants, shower gel as well. Staff were also very nice and friendly. 15 min walk to city center Overall, highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Global Village, we were staying in a 4bed mixed dorm, rooms are basic (could do with a mirror, but I'm just being fussy now) but clean & the beds are comfy. The staff especially Fox were very friendly and helpful. Location perfect, I would def stay at this hostel again.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Global Village
Address: 87 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast
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