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Reviews of Ballycastle Backpackers

Hostel | 4 North Street, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland BT54 6BL

92.1% Overall Rating

104 out of 111 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/05/2014)

Maureen Thompson thinks…

"The hostess, Ann-Marie, is warm, friendly and helpful as well as quite knowledgeable. The location is superb."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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92.1%

Overall Rating

104 out of 111 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Ballycastle Backpackers'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
96.0%
Value
89.6%
Safety
95.2%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Pawe? Findeisen

As a family with children

City break

03 June 2014 Pawe? would recommend this property

Liked: Owner

Disliked: Price

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Maureen Thompson

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 May 2014 Maureen would recommend this property

Liked: The hostess, Ann-Marie, is warm, friendly and helpful as well as quite knowledgeable. The location is superb.

Disliked: Needs updating and redecorating.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Rosanne Aanstoot

Alone

Work / volunteering

24 February 2014

Liked: I liked the fact that it was near the Marine hotel, which has a nice bar, and this way I was close to the group I travelled with (they stayed at the Marine hotel). The room was clean.

Disliked: The heating was down, so the room was ice cold. The hostess gave me a heating device, but when you turned it on it would light up the whole room, so you couldn't sleep with the device on. The shower didn't work, the water was scolding hot or ice cold. When I came to the hostel the door was locked, so I couldn't check in. When I wanted to check out, I couldn't find the hostess again. The price was too high.

100.0%
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Jonathan Ong

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2014 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Cosy and comfortable environment. Anne Marie was very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: It was perfect!

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The friendliness of the staff

Disliked: anything

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

MAURICETTE LEE

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 June 2013 MAURICETTE would recommend this property

Liked: The hospitality from the great host!

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Christopher Haxby

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

05 June 2013 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Mary is a welcoming host. The hostel is also on the sea front. Raitlin island and other attractions are on the door step.

Disliked: Christopher left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Samantha Sweeney

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2013 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Nice cosy room, helpful friendly staff, nice spacious kitchen, lovely views, & cute little town. Looking forward to going back.

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

saikat sinha

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 April 2013 saikat would recommend this property

Liked: Its location, the behaviour of the staff. It is simply wow. We all liked it very much.

Disliked: There is nothing to dislike about it. It is absolutely wonderful.

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raymond prideaux

With my spouse / partner

City break

02 May 2012 raymond would recommend this property

Liked: really great host

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: You are so close to the water you can hear it rolling on shore, beautiful view, you can see Scotland from there. Helpful gracious Host is Anne Marie with great recommendations and she is a fun person.

Disliked: Nothing, it was perfect.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice village!

Disliked: Nothing!

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Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice big kitchen and sitting room, well located, clean, friendly owner

Disliked: matraces

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Cedric Pinturault

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

14 August 2011 Cedric would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely place, great room with view on the bay / the port, I had a very good time here. Anne-Marie , the hostess, is so kind and so helpful. Highly recommended place !

Disliked: Nothing

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paul mellor

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2011 paul would recommend this property

Liked: the owner anne marie was great. ballycastle is a nice town. well worth a visit.

Disliked: nothing

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Gary Watt

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 May 2011 Gary would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, very friendly staff.

Disliked: None

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent standard and value for money. Also, great location overlooking the harbour and close to the town centre, and staff very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Nil

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Anton Immink

As a family with children

Family Holiday

11 April 2011 Anton would recommend this property

Liked: It has just been redecorated, so all fresh. Anne Marie is a wonderful hostess

Disliked: nothing - it was great

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The host is really friendly and helpful, and the place is lovely, make you feel like home<3

Disliked: The shower is quite weak and the warmness of the water is not stable

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Customer review

30 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly and helpful staffvery cleanvery good atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Neil Carrington

22 May 2010 Neil would recommend this property

Liked: owner friendly and helpful. would be happy to stay there again.

Disliked: Neil left no negative feedback.

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Susan Cameron

20 May 2010 Susan would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed in the cottage. It was lovely. Big open fireplace, lovely accommodation, much more cottage than hostel. Would highly recommend it.

Disliked: Susan left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

04 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was comfortable and cheap.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

18 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We lived in an irish cottage which was brilliant! We we by the ocean and the staff was very friendly. It was almost like a home away from home...loved it!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Stefan Gerk

16 November 2009 Stefan would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staffgood value

Disliked: Stefan left no negative feedback.