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What more can be said... Nice, clean, comfortable hostel right in the middle of the city!! They have a car park, so if your touring no need to worry about leaving the car somewhere else. All amenities are clean... All Good. Will stay here again, when I return.
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Well if you want to spend some days in a place where you don't know what it might happen...well this is the right place for you. Of course the price it's very cheap but once you're in the hostel you can understand the reason.
I stayed two night with other friends: the first night we found a drunk stranger in our room that was pissing on the floor and was totally neaked. It then turned out to be a guest of the hostel who lost his way to his room.
The second night someone (probably the owner who seems to like overbooking the hostel...you must be not really normal for doing that) overbooked our room: thinking there were 20 beds he puts 20 people but there were 19 beds so one of us couldn't find her bed and the solution suggested by the responsible was that one of us should've moved in a 50 beds room cause, when the others guys arrived, he wasn't at the reception so he didn't know who those guys were.
As it regards the cleanliness I had a very bad impression, my opinion is that there are not enough toilets/bathrooms considering how many people the hostel can house in, what's more at least toilets need to be renewed.
So if you like adventures go to this hostel otherwise spend a little more money and go in a cheap hotel or in another hostel
Run, Save Yourselves! Escape While You Can!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We were first taken back by the bad neighborhood, broken glass everywhere,where cars had been broken into,a pub cross the street that with metal bars in front and have to buzzed in to enter,take our advice(if you're american)don't go in! u r NOT welcome, yet there were Elvis posters everwhere. ??graffiti sprayed everywhere,gang area,street was so dark,was like in the movies where you know the victim could be killed any second.spooky area! DON'T GO OUT AT NIGHT!!! especially if you're a woman !finally got into hostile,our first mistake,got our dorm room,too many bunkbeds in each room! crammed in like a can of sardines! room smelled like feet and backside, we are NOT joking! Left luggage was £1, wi-fi was £2 per day,internet was very slow,but thats Europe.we are thankful we flew here,we would not park a car here,cause you wouldn't have it very long.showers are disgusting,smelled like mildew,heard everyone there complaining of bedbugs,so we slept in our sleeping bags.well, we should say we didn't really sleep at all,parties ALL night,police there at least 2 times in one night,naked people running down the halls n stairs drunk,this is NOT a place for us gals, not safe! kitchen was very old, tables in dining room were disgusting. Staff were nice enough,the ONLY thing good about our stay.One irish chap,leonard? we think it was,very helpful,informative,moves slow like a turtle or sedated, the manager/owners wife,a Giliun?, not nice at all,screaming and yelling at the staff and the guests in the lobby! unbelieveable! RUDE! Owner, Patrick ?, when we asked for assistance, denied he was the owner, old guy with white hair,very dodgey, either up to something, and/or ashamed of the place. Polish chap,Raph?on nights was nice,helpful, American or Canadian gal,Sara? on desk was very nice, helpful, made our stay more bearable.All in all, bedbugs,police,car break ins, bad neighborhood,crime,mold/mildew,dirty,noisy. Well,you decide. Trust us. Stay away!
I am not sure why this place is called the linen house hostel,because Australian guy at desk told me it was a slaughter house,pigs n cows so i was told.guess if they called it the slaughter house hostel no one would stay there. Still smells like it a bit,though i have never been to slaughter house.with exception of my stay in this hostel.staff was okay,as i mentioned Aussie guy was nice enough,if you were lucky enough to ever catch him at the desk. Rooms are over crowded,smell like a locker room,armpit and mold,very serious black mold problem all over.Guess no one ever told them in hostel school,black mold can KILL you.Showers smelled like pee, drunk people up til 4 in the morning,trying to get in everyones rooms,including ours! Just a tip,do NOT bring any valuables,you won't have them for long.Sheets were old n ragged,ours were so thin,you could read a newspaper thru it.Many were telling us they had bed bugs! we were just us 4 gals out for one night stop in Belfast,noise from parties and drunks til 4,so NO sleep,kitchen so disgusting,i would not cook on the cookers,i would starve first.And the "gameroom",what a joke.Nothing worked,smell of mold in basement and urine,and empty beer bottles,we spent about 3 seconds down there.Ever see the movie Evil Dead,the basement scene,well,if so,you get the idea.So, with no sleep,no dinner,and a vending machine that gave us a cup of hot water instead of coffee,we gathered our belongings,and ran like hell,yes ,i said ran! if you like a good safe place to stay,this is NOT it,especially for ladies. Oh,and the creepy old guy in his 50's,white hair works there, drunk ,guess considers himself quite the ladies man,YUK! likes to flirt with all us girls, repulsive.Creeped us out totally. Guess thats why it's so cheap,you don't get anything. Stay Away. Worst hostel we ever stayed in! Was in Berlin just before,the cheapest worst hostel there, was much better. You figure it out. Well,back to Italy, chaoi for now.
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Do not stay at this hostel. I cannot put this across stongly enough. It's full of drunks and loud mouths and you won't get any sleep. The one night I stayed (I had a private room) countless times people tried to get into my room. Someone kicked the door, another shouted through the door at me - swearing, another actually got into my room while I was out at the toilet, the fire alam went off, armed police turned up to escort someone off the property under the mental health act (!!!) and the showers were freezing! You owe it to yourself to find some where normal to sleep for a night. Pass on the Linen House everytime.
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Our Backpackers Hostel is the largest independent hostel in Belfast. In the past it was a linen factory, and is now beautifully restored, keeping its original character and ambience.
Great location, situated in the cathedral quarter, right in the heart of Belfast's city, close to St. Anne's Cathedral, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, the main shopping areas are around Royal Avenue / Donegall Place / City Hall. Easy to reach from harbour, bus and railway stations.
It is a home away from home with a unique atmosphere where you can meet lots of interesting travellers from all over the world, spend some time with new friends, cook in our self catering kitchen or simply enjoy yourself and chill out in the lounge. Just drop your bags off and join us as the real fun is guaranteed!
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FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN ARE REQUIRED TO BOOK A BED FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL CHILD. All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and can only be accommodated in a private room.
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Group bookings (6 persons or more) are subject to a deposit of the first nights accommodation total. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Full payment must be made four weeks prior to arrival of the group (IF POSSIBLE). If group is not booking 4 weeks in advance, please contact the hostel to make payment arrangements, and check availability.
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All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and can only be accommodated in a private room.
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