Arnie's was no frills, I showered in a room just off of the kitchen, but Arnie was sweet and the place was clean. My pillow didn't smell like feet (which happens a lot in hostels) and from what I could tell, everything was kept clean regularly. They'll hold your valuables for you, but the place doesn't seem to attract the scum of the earth, so larger items you'd worry about but not think to hand off were totally safe there. They've got dogs, so allergy sufferers beware, but they're sweet dogs and small, so nothing to be afraid of otherwise. I got a great Internet connection there, but I don't know if it belonged to them or not. It's just well located, right outside of the hustle and bustle, but close enough to walk for dinner at night alone and not be afraid. At one point the common area was closed for a yoga session. I was more upset I didn't know about it than I was that the common room was occupied. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat, and I stayed in Bed and Breakfasts most of the time I was in Ireland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the friendliest and cosiest hostel in Belfast! Its a safe, clean, 27 bed, city centre hostel. Free WIFI & tea/coffee. Be greeted on arrival with tea/coffee & biscuits and relax in front of our warm coal firesWe have a lovely kitchen, dining-room, lounge and garden open to all visitors. Along with Free WIFI we have internet access available on our in house computer. This is an environmentally friendly establishment as we recycle. You might be lucky enough to meet the jack russell dog that often visits! Feel free to use our in house piano and guitar. No curfew or lockout.Our friendly staff will do their best to make you feel right at home. Feel free to ask for any information about tours, travelling, and the local area. Arnie's is the ideal place to explore the culture, nightlife, shops and entertainment in Belfast. Tours of Belfast and Giants Causeway from the hostel and lots of info and advice!!We provide a full kitchen and common areas kept warm by real coal fires, along with radios and a television/dvd player. We also have laundry facilities available to guests. ... more less
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- Arnie's Backpackers Belfast, Northern Ireland