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Reviews of City Backpacker

Hostel | 53-55 Malone Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT9 6EP

86.7% Overall Rating

53 out of 55 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/08/2014)

Gilmara Cecilio thinks…

"Friendly and helpful staff, with good tips. The room was nice and quiet, the breakfast was ok (could be better) and nice living room."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 3.25

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please contact the hostel once you have made your booking via the contact details on your booking confirmation and let them know of your arrival time. * Guests making excessive noise during quiet hours may be charged extra. Alcohol consumption is not permitted during quiet hours and any alcohol may be confiscated. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in guests being removed from the premises. * Groups of 6 people or more must pay a £10 (cash) deposit per person on arrival. This amount will be refunded on check-out, subject to guests adhering to the hostel rules with regards to late night noise and alcohol. If you wish to book for guests under 18 you must book and pay for all the beds in that room. Failure to do so may result in your booking being cancelled but you may still be charged. Also, should your party include minors, please inform the hostel of this prior to arrival. If you are booking accommodation for a group (more than 10 people) please contact the hostel directly as group bookings will not be accepted via hostelbookers.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Belfast?

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86.7%

Overall Rating

53 out of 55 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'City Backpacker'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
77.6%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
91.2%
Value
87.2%
Safety
92.0%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

14 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to city centre and the place had to go to. Also very friendly staff.

Disliked: It was all very crowded and squashed, a lot of people in a small space

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Gabriella Neves Ricarte

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2014 Gabriella would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were kind and willing to help. The atmosphere is very pleasant.

Disliked: The only thing I disliked was the dust under the bed.

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

Gilmara Cecilio

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2014 Gilmara would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, with good tips. The room was nice and quiet, the breakfast was ok (could be better) and nice living room.

Disliked: The showers in last floor were mix and have no space for change clothes inside the box.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

derek alexander

Alone

City break

30 August 2014 derek would recommend this property

Liked: The property was on a mostly residential, quiet, fairly central location. It was clean from both outward and upon entering, inward appearance. Staff were friendly and accommodating. The room was of good proportion and the facilities good. The breakfast adequate and kitchen, dining and lounge areas fit for purpose. Good value for money!

Disliked: Nothing I didn't like but didn't see the need for two showers in the one wash area which included the toilet and wash-basin and was directly off the 10 bunk dorm. It's not as if more than one person is likely to be using the facility at any given time.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

26 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: extremely clean rooms, very welcoming staff

Disliked: nothing really

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Robyn Clark

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2014

Liked: Good kitchen and space for free parking in the road.

Disliked: The staff were not very approachable and took up a lot of the communal areas by lying around in their pajama's. It seem like there was too many members if staff and they did very little. It didn't promote a very communal atmosphere.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Stayed in the private double - basic but clean and with a very comfortable bed. Electric shower only really had two options, freezing cold and scalding hot, but that's better than one option and pressure was fine for a hostel shower. Favourite thing was location, not right in the centre of town (a 15, 20 minute walk to the central square) but in the student area so plenty of good food five minutes away - particularly the delicious Barking Dog, which also has live music, the good value Laverys (the hostel offered discount vouchers) and the Centra supermarket over the road with an all-day, very cheap hot deli offering cooked breakfast, soup of the day, salads with lots of options as well as tea (incl herbal) and coffee facilities. Five minutes from the Botanic Gardens and the university, on a quiet residential street with the hills at the end of the road, I'd say it's definitely worth the walk in and out of town (the bus also goes from the end of the road for under £2).

Disliked: Reception was often unmanned so no staff seemed to be around to help with enquiries or problems. Some rooms, including the private double, are up three flights of stairs with no lift which could be difficult if you have mobility issues.

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

Cristina Munoz romero

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Family Holiday

14 August 2014 Cristina would recommend this property

Liked: All was very clean, I felt very comfortable. The staff was amazing and helpful

Disliked: Cristina left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable beds Clean rooms Adequate storage space Friendly and helpful staff Good location Nice dining area and good breakfast

Disliked: Shower in 6 bed dorm was not working Shared bathroom shower area not very clean

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Chantelle Carrier

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 June 2014 Chantelle would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were excellent, it was a nice quiet hostel, and very clean.

Disliked: Chantelle left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Neil Bradshaw

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 May 2014 Neil would recommend this property

Liked: Location, good value for money, good kitchen

Disliked: Some showers were broken.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was quite clean

Disliked: Not much atmosphere. Owner kept walking around burping

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

01 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff who were helpful. They went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Evan Mangold

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2013 Evan would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and the staff were wonderful. We stayed at 6 places during our trip and this had the nicest staff by far.

Disliked: No elevator and the location wasn't the best. Minor issues.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly and welcoming hosts. Nice atmosphere and good areas to hang out in the lounges. Location is about a 30min walk from town (there are buses) but this is ok as there are still bars/restaurants very close by.

Disliked: The bins in the rooms and bathroom need to be emptied daily.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very Friendly hosts Good rooms Clean TV, movies and playstation to pass time

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: John, at the front desk, was very helpful and friendly. The facilities were very clean. The hostel is about a 15 minute walk to the city center but is in the Queens area which is nice

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Samuel Sareen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 July 2013 Samuel would recommend this property

Liked: Absolutely sound and knowledgeable staff and chilled guests, comfy beds, clean rooms - amazing couches in common room, free brekkie, book exchange, nice vibe .....

Disliked: The only thing that I wasn't too happy about was the distance from town - but that is not such a terrible thing, lots of walking and it means it's a very quiet area..

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, reasonable price

Disliked: Other people coming back to the dorm around 3:30am making a lot if noise

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kylie Pickup

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2013 Kylie would recommend this property

Liked: It was a bit of home! I was sick during my stay and curled up on the couch to watch tv it was nice

Disliked: Location wasnt the greatest

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Daniel McCaffrey

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2013 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and very professional attitude

Disliked: Daniel left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

X. Wang

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2013 X. would recommend this property

Liked: clean room, friendly staff, fair price, convenient location, what else can you ask for? highly recommended.

Disliked: X. left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Juliet Elizabeth

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2013 Juliet would recommend this property

Liked: Really nicely modernised. The best hostel mattress I've ever slept on! The Ikea Loft bed was odd, but it did give us lots more room for a couch to relax on underneath the bed.

Disliked: It's not the most centrally located ever. It's a bit outisde the Queen's quarter in a suburban street. There were regular buses though and the walk to city centre was about 20 mins

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

Patricia Ann Masters

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 June 2013 Patricia Ann would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff.

Disliked: No food or drink in the room.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

15 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and handy location. No frills and very cramped but everything the budget traveler would want.

Disliked: they did not offer a key to the room which seemed totally weird, but later conceded to give us the key, so all good.