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Paddy's Palace Belfast
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3 hotel reviews
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“Lack of keys/friendliness”
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Hostel in itself was reasonable, but on checking in part of the paddywagon tour we were issued 2 keys for 6people in a room of basically single people and told to stick together if going out and deal with it.. This is not great service when checking in anywhere in the world. Room tiny for 6 people.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

On our Paddywagon Tour of Ireland, we stayed here while in Belfast. Luckily we were in the renovated part of the hostel. Like most hostels I shared a dorm, with 5 others. The room was clean and we had a small heater, coat hooks and a basin.
The bathrooms had just been renovated and were nice and clean. Although a bath mat woudl've been nice.
The common room was smallish but nice. About 5 chairs in the kitchen/eating area, could do with a lot more.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Paddy W, Manager at Paddy's Palace Belfast, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
Hello, Thank you for your positive review, we are glad you liked the renovated part of the hostel and enjoyed your stay! We will take on board your comments about the bath mats and chairs. We hope to have a new kitchen and dining area come summer. We hope to see you in Belfast again.
Thank you.
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Varazdin, Varazdinska, Croatia
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We stayed in Paddy's Palace for 2 nights in 6 dorm room. The hostel was little hard to find because they didn't had any sign that says that hostel is there. Also we got a room that was close to kitchen and the window that was facing the kitchen would not close because it was broken and it was open a whole night long. The room didn't look very clean. Windows were very dirty and moldy.
Staff was OK. Hostel is a walking distance from the center. They were renovating common room so i hope they gonna renovate the room also.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paddy W, Manager at Paddy's Palace Belfast, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
Hello, Thank you for your review and feedback. You will be glad to know we have almost finished renovating. We now have new bathrooms, floors and the rooms are finished just the kitchen to go. Hopefully you can come and stay again and see the changes. Thank you.
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

I stayed at this hostel many years ago and i can undertand why some of the previous reviewers had a negative experience. It certainly had room for significant improvement but it seems like management have taken this feedback on board as when i stayed last weekend the interior had vastly improved! The hostel seems to have been freshly painted and the bathrooms are new and spotlessly clean. The old ones were shocking!! One big negative for me with this hostel is the kitchen area, it really lets it down. Very damp and grotty. It wasnt a big deal for me as i was eating out but it could be a deal breaker for budget conscious travellers. Overall, a reliable centrally located budget option

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

Stayed here in December with a group of friends, and I loved it! On arrival the girls that work there gave us a warm welcome and they were always there to help. The room we stayed in was spacious and clean, and the beds were really comfy, not something you'd expect in a hostel! The place is currently being rennovated with new bathrooms and shower rooms which are really funky and always clean. The lounge is a perfect place to hang out and meet new people or just relax and watch tv. Definitely enjoyed my stay here and I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

Paddy's Palace is the best place to stay in Belfast! It is right in the centre of the university area, close to many bars and restaurants and only a ten minute walk into the city centre. The staff are so welcoming and helpful every time I stay there and the rooms are spacious and clean. Have met so many amazing people staying here, i wouldn't think of staying anywhere else in Belfast!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

First time in Belfast and i have to admit it wouldn't off been the same if i hadn't stayed at Paddy's Palace. It was welcoming and comfy and the staff were fantastic. Would definitely recommend to others.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Paddy's Palace Belfast
Address: 68 Lisburn Road | University district, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > Belfast > Queen's Quarter
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #23 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Belfast
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Hotel Class:2 star — Paddy's Palace Belfast 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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