When I travel in Europe I often stay at hostels and I prefer a female dorm over a mixed dorm. When I, over a month before my trip, was making reservations for accommodation, four hostels in Belfast had female dorms. Vagabond seemed to be the best one, small and cosy with good reviews.
In the dorm there were six beds (three bunk beds). Each bed had a reading lamp and a locker underneath. For the locker you will need your own lock. On the wall there were lots of mirrors. And in the room it was not too hot or not too cold. There was a bathroom half a floor down and then three bathrooms with showers on the ground floor. The bathrooms were clean and there was never a queue to use them. There is also a small living room with sofas and a TV and DVD player, and films to watch. And there is a kitchen were you can cook your own food and were breakfast is served in the morning.
Breakfast is included in the price and is served from 8am, but it was available before that both mornings I stayed at the hostel. For breakfast there is coffee or tea, cereals with milk, toast with butter and jam and juice.
The hostel is situated in an old house with creaking stairs. One night there was a lot of running up and down, otherwise it was quiet. At the hostel there was always some incense burning and I think that the strong smell can be annoying to some.
There are two computers and to use them you have to put coins in a machine.
I paid £15 per night (February 2011).
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