Arnies Backpackers

63 Fitzwilliam Street (opposite Queens University), Belfast, Northern Ireland, Distance from city centre: 1.4km

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Welcome to the friendliest and cosiest hostel in Belfast!

When you arrive at our safe, clean, 27-bed, city centre hostel you'll be greeted with free tea/coffee and biscuits so you can relax in front of our warm coal fires.

We have a lovely kitchen, dining-room, lounge and garden open to all visitors. Along with our free Wi-Fi, we have internet access available on our in-house computer. Feel free to use our in-house piano and guitar. There's no curfew or lockout.

We provide a full kitchen and common areas, kept warm by real coal fires, along with radios and a television/DVD player. We also have laundry facilities available to guests.

This is an environmentally-friendly establishment, as we recycle. You might be lucky enough to meet the Jack Russell dogs that often visit!

Our friendly staff will do their best to make you feel right at home. Feel free to ask for any information about tours, travelling, and the local area. There are tours of Belfast and the Giant's Causeway from the hostel as well as lots of info and advice!

Black Taxi Tours run daily from the hostel. This is an informative tour which takes you to see the Peace Wall, the Catholic and Protestant murals of Belfast, the Titanic shipyard and slipway, the museum district and much more.

The 'Hop on Hop Off Open Bus Tours' of Belfast pick up from the hostel. This tour takes you to all the important spots in Belfast and you can hop on and off wherever you like in order to explore even further.

Tours going to the Giant's Causeway leave from the hostel every morning at 9:30am. The tour includes a trip along the Northeast Coast line through the Nine Glens and stops at the Carrick a Rede rope bridge, Giant's Causeway, and Bushmills Distillery.

We also have tours to the Mourne Mountains! Get picked up from the hostel and take a journey though the Mournes, with stops at St Patrick's grave in Downpatrick, the beautiful seaside town of Newcastle (situated within the Mournes), and Kilkeel.

We provide plenty of info and advice! Arnie's is the ideal place to explore the culture, nightlife, shops and entertainment in Belfast.

****Please note that check-in is from 0900 in morning until 2100 in the evening. Guests must have valid photo ID upon arrival.****
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Steam Room
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Check-in: 9am to 9pm only. Guests must have valid photo ID upon arrival.
We do NOT accept stag/hen parties or heavy drinking groups.
Any damage to property may be charged to your card.
No unaccompanied children allowed.

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Arnie's is within easy walking distance of the Europa bus centre on Great Victoria Street, just head towards Queen's university, when you see Queen's on your left hand side, the street on right hand side is Fitzwilliam street. Turn right and find the house number 63, with the red door!

From Dublin Airport-
Take the Aircoach bus to Belfast Glengall Street (last stop), just beside the Europa bus centre. This will cost around €16

From Belfast International Airport-
Take airport bus service 300 or 300a to the Europa Buscentre. This should cost around £7.50

From Belfast City Airport-
Take airport bus service 600 to the Europa Buscentre. This should cost around £2.50

If you need to take a taxi, the recommended company for Airport transfers is Value Cabs, you can call them on 028 90 80 90 80

If you have any difficulty finding your way from the airport/train station/buscentre, please just call or email us and we will be more than happy to assist.
We look forward to welcoming you, travel safe! :)

Located Near

Situated in the beautiful Queens University area (1 minute walk to campus) and only a 10 minute walk from city centre and a 5-10 minute walk to bus/train stations.

We're just a five-minute walk to the Botanical Gardens and the wonderful Ulster Museum (both free!).
We're also close to a variety of restaurants and bars with regular traditional folk music, and shops.

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