The Linen House Hostel

18-20 Kent Street, Belfast, BT1 2JA, United Kingdom

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  • Solo40
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  • 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

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    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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Linen House Hostel

by dwhite6952 about Linen House Hostel

depends on # of people in a room...20 pounds for 4 person room...great, i thought. but i'm a working teacher, with some income... price is very reasonable-i stayed in a four-person room...with toilet/shower...

Close to the center

by Eszter about The Linen House Hostel

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 area around Royal Avenue / Donegall Place / City Hall. Easy to reach from harbor, bus and railway stations.

The Linen House...minus the linens.

by RblWthACoz about The Linen House Hostel

Well if you like rustic, then this could definitely be a spot for you. It's an old building that definitely has a worn edge to it. There are two things I remember most from my stay. First off that the large dorm room had a "fragrance" to it. Second that the large communal room really was large with over 18 beds in one room. There are smaller rooms and private rooms as well, so you are not overly limited on your choices. fairly close to the city center, laundry on site, eating area, downstairs communal area good for drinking and hanging out


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Forum Posts

Hostels and transport

by Kova

Hi everyone
I am planning to go to Belfast for few days and I need advcice on hostels. I checked but it only has about few hostels listed with normal prices, other accomodations are far too expensive! So does anyone know any hostel around 20-25 euro per night for double room (for a couple) that you would recommend and is in the city center? Also, I've noticed that it would cost around 40 euro to get there from Dublin with a train, but I can't find any info for buses?
Thanks guys :)

RE: Hostels and transport

by clivedinburgh

A bus service is provided by Bus Eireann, journey time of 2h55m.

RE: RE: Hostels and transport

by leics

Have had a look at and it does seem to have some double rooms in Belfast around 25 euro per night (don't know the availability though; you've left it a bit late for private rooms, I think). That is very cheap,imo, so I think you just have to accept that accommodation in the UK and Eire is expensive compared with some other countries.

RE: Hostels and transport

by niamhemer

Try and get the bus to Belfast from Dublin airport, usually every two hours, only £5 one way, you can get connecting busses from Dublin centre every 15 mins or so.

RE: RE: Hostels and transport

by Kova

Thank you :) Has anyone ever tried Linen house hostel? It's says it's in this area: Situated in the cathedral quarter, close to St. Anne's Cathedral
Is that a good location? Shops, pubs,...

RE: RE: Hostels and transport

by niamhemer

Kova, I think that this is actually a hotel, its a nice area of Belfast,it has its own bar called the cloth ear,good crowd,mainly at weekends and there are a few other nice bars and restaurants close by. This part of Belfast has old cobble stone streets and developers are hoping it turns in to a mini version of what you find in the Temple Bar area of Dublin

RE: RE: Hostels and transport

by diamond_skies

Kova, I agree with NiamhEmer about the aircoach - it is very handy and a good bit cheaper. It leaves you in the centre of Belfast.

When are you coming to Belfast? There are a couple of hostels near where I work and I can check them out on my lunch hour if you like. They are about a 10 min walk to the centre. I don't know about the Linenhall Hostel - I had heard it was not nice but that was a good few years ago and, as NiamhEmer says, it could be a hotel now.

RE: Hostels and transport

by Austy

There is a bus from Dublin airport it is called the air bus and is 5 euro and leaves every hour drops you in glengall street station in Belfast

RE: RE: Hostels and transport

by Austy

Yea i lived close to it,Really safe close to town and at night it is close to the bars but not to close ok enjoy ps the hostels pritty cool now

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belfast parks

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The Grand Opera House is one of the city's great signature buildings. Restored to its Victorian glory in 1980, it is a masterpiece in gilt and plush scarlet; the pièce de la resistance of this lavish interior being the elephants that support the boxes! (Pavarotti got his first break here.) The venue maintains its operatic traditions, with regular visits by some of the world's great opera companies. In recent years, the Royal Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet have both performed at this venue. Ticket prices vary per performance; check out the Website for details.


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Address: 18-20 Kent Street, Belfast, BT1 2JA, United Kingdom