Linen House Hostel Belfast

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Average rate: $18 - Hotel class: 1.5 stars
18-20 kent street, Belfast, United Kingdom

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Linen House Hostel Belfast Reviews

gracehw gracehw
4 reviews
Sketchy as they come, but GREAT location Mar 07, 2011
A student group booked this hostel for us. Hostelworld lists Linen House at around 8 euros a night for an 18 bed mixed dorm.

We stayed in a 21 bed dorm of bunks back to back. It wouldn't have been a problem, except a few people came in at 3 am and didn't settle down for an hour, keeping the rest of us up.

The bathroom was terrible. It was tiny and the shower was tiny. Not to mention the whole room shared that bathroom. Needless to say, many of us skipped the shower that day. I ended up using the 1/2 bathroom downstairs in the dining room for the sink and toilet.

The kitchen was pretty spacious, with 2 stoves and 2 refrigerators. Dining room had plenty of tables and chairs.

There's a big basement area, the only place you can drink on the premises. It had tables, chairs, couches, and foosball tables (questionable serviceability). However, it smells terrible and looks like something out of fight club. Dirty and dank (bad dank).

The one redeeming aspect of the Linen House Hostel is the brilliant location. Although it's in a sketchy narrow alley, that alley is in the middle of the big landmarks. 2 minutes to St Anne's Cathedral, very walkable to City Hall, Grand Opera House, the River, Victoria Square, and lots of bars.

If a hostel, to you, is just a place to crash at night, and you don't mind not showering, the Linen House Hostel is a great launching point to explore the city: cheap and central. However, if you want to be comfortable, this is not the place for you.
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papertiger papertig…
2 reviews
Perfect for the price, wonderful hostel in the heart of Belfast Jun 17, 2011
First of all I've given this hostel a low rating for services and amenities due to the fact it was a *hostel*! At £15 per night for a private room all to myself I don't really think it was a big issue that the toilets/shower rooms reminded me of my university halls accomodation (this was more to do with the guests rather than the staff as the toilets were cleaned and tidied daily).

The staff here are incredibly friendly and helpful, and the location is just perfect. You're right in the centre of town, within the Cathedral Quarter, and only a few minutes walk away from Black Box (a cute little alternative, independent music/arts venue) and perhaps 10 mins walk from the tourist office, City Hall, main shopping centre and a very useful little Tescos Express store.

I think the cost combined with the location and staff friendliness make this hostel perfect for what it is, and I will certainly be back. :)

(I didn't use the kitchen nor communal area much so have not commented on those aspects).
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Linen House Hostel Belfast Overview

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. We are the ONLY hostel in Belfast City Centre! Why pay more for taxi fair when you arrive at your accommodation when you can walk to all the city has to offer from our hostel! It is a home away from home with a unique atmosphere where you can meet a lot of interesting travellers from all over the world, spend some time with new friends, cook in our self catering kitchen or simply relax in the lounge. Let our staff give you a very warm welcome and guide you to the city!

Linen House Hostel Amenities

  • Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • TV
  • Internet Connection (wireless)

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