The Linen House Hostel
Belfast's Biggest Party Flophouse
It is quite obvious th e previous review was written by the owner or one of the staff. It is truly sad, as well as pathetic when hostels have to write their own good reviews.But guess that is the only way they can get a good review.This place is bad!Old sheets,don't match,so many beds in each dorm room,you can hardly move,stuffed in like cattle going to slaughter.Bathrooms are disgusting,pots and pans in kitchen are sick,seen better pans in the rubbish bin.£5 for us to park overnight,£2 for wi-fi which was slow,a £1 for towel rental,so in all,this place is NOT that inexpensive at all.Plus,to make bad matters worse,the desk chap,whose english was so bad we hardly ever understood a word he said,not sure if he was french or what ?we could never get a word in anyway cause he constantly interrupted us,kept pressuring us to take the causeway tours and taxi tours,very persistent and to the point of downright rude.Yet,when we needed something,we felt he ignored us,too busy talking.He made us fell as if we are not taking the tours,we were wasting his time.Loud parties all night,doors slamming,people running down the halls til daylight,plus on our "girlie" holiday to Belfast,found this hostel to located in a very bad,dodgy area.The street is very poorly lit,we won't be back.We do not recommend.For just a few quid more,we could have shared a nice hotel room,or a nicer hostel that does not to write their own good reviews.
Unique Quality: Located in city centre,the only good thing it has going for it. Located on a dark,dimmly lit street,in a bad,dodgy area,next to a building that looks as if it could fall at any second,very bad. No swimming pool,unless you count the big mud puddle out back. No view of anything except old rundown condemned looking buildings. Most depressing environment. :(
Directions: lots of homeless people and drunks wondering around area,when you see one of the most dodgy dark depressing streets in Belfast, make a left,you know you are there
Linen House Hostel
For the price,no our group did not expect much,but this is an all time low even for the worst hostels.First off,the desk guy was rude and kept interrupting us,no manners whatsoever.Was watching porn on his laptop where everyone could see him,unbelievable!We were very put off by desk guy(nic?)pressuring us and insisting we have to take the causeway tour and black taxi tour,which ends up being quite expensive,it was obvious why the low rates for our beds,he pressures guests into taking the tours.We finally had to say no,we do not like being pressured,then he would have nothing to do with us,which was fine with us,he is rude and his english was terrible.HE fancied himself some sort of manager we think.God save us! Why on earth someone like him is in a position of working with people is a mystery and he is a very bad reflection on the hostel,which is not great in itself,old,mildew smelling,sheets are old and do not match,had trouble sleeping with doors slamming all night and partyers.As we said,we did not expect much,but this dump is simple a flop house,people living there as a home,old,rundown,in a dodgy area.WE WILL NOT BE BACK.AVOID.
Unique Quality: a no frills hostel,
Directions: dodgy area
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