A large and conveniently located hostel, Belfast International Youth Hostel offers extra commodities that can make your stay extra comfortable and efficient. Here is a rare hostel that charges amazing rates without nickel and diming you for all the little things.
At the south end of the city centre, Belfast International is a quick walk from the thriving nightlife of Belfast, a cinema, and many restaurants. This luxury has a drawback, however; the nightlife will continue to thrive long after you want to go to bed.
Rooms and Bathrooms
There are no more than six beds per dorm, and you can have a bathroom in your dorm for a little bit extra. The beds are warm, clean, and comfortable and have night lights. There is also a sink and some lockers (but not enough for everyone, so move fast!). The bathrooms are less commendable. They are few in number and not consistently equipped. Some bathrooms have the toilet and shower together, some have just a toilet and sink, and some have a toilet but no sink. There is never soap or hand towels. On a brighter note, the showers are huge.
Belfast International offers abundant common spaces. On the ground floor, there is a lobby with computers for rent and access to fifteen-minute free Wi-Fi; there is also a kitchen and caf that sells decently-priced breakfast and lunch. On the first floor, there is a TV lounge, a library, and a balcony with beanbags. The beauty of these numerous spaces is that you can avoid other people if you want, without locking yourself in your room; on the other hand, because the first-floor lounges are relatively small, they offer a great chance to make new friends.
Belfast Internationals bathrooms are its only inconvenience; otherwise, it provides nothing but comfort. Moreover, it is very secure (you cannot get in at night without proving youre a resident), and you get free left luggage and fifteen minutes of Wi-Fi, plus cheap breakfast. It is hard to beat that combo for their prices.