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Bengaluru, India
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stayed here for just one night while touring N.Ireland over a weekend. I chose this hostel for 2 reasons. Reasonable price and its location. We booked the private double bedded room in the hostel. The room overall was decent big, neither too spacious nor cramped. There was a double bed with comfortable bedding, a cupboard and small washbasin in... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My sister and I stayed here just before the bank holiday weekend. It's the perfect location and great value for money. Our room was basic but very comfortable and clean. We had access to a good kitchen and lovely light and spacious communal living area. The owner was really laid back and accommodating. We will definitely stay here again!

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Milton Keynes, UK
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84 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Ran by a very helpful gentleman this is a basic place but it suited our needs perfectly. It was quiet whilst we were there, but the room was large and the bathroom clean with a good shower. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. Overall it feels a little dated thanks to the décor, and the mattress... More 

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Galway, Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

We were tired and looking for a place to sleep while most of the places were closed or either sold out. Thank God we stopped there. The owners were so kind with us, the hostel was clean and really comfortable, close to restaurants and markets. Good price. Amazing experience.

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Carl Junction, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

The host was very helpful in guiding us through our sight seeing. The room and the facilities were clean and comfortable. Great night sleep! It was conveniently located to restaurants and pubs and the harbor.

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1 Thank peggmc
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Don't listen to any of the negative reviews, they are just nonsense. This is the second time that we have stayed at a hostel. This time didn't disappoint, turned up on time, owner (Berkley & Holly the dog) was in the property next door. Located them quickly, given a quick tour by the owner, has EVERYTHING you will ever need,... More 

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2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I stayed here for two nights and two days with my sister. We stayed in the hostel but met the owner (Berkely) and his family, all of whom are exceptionally kind people. The hostel itself was very accommodating, comfortable and clean. It is very affordable if you are just looking for a place to crash for a night. In the... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We arrived at the Castle (or Ain Caislean) after a long day of driving and touring the Giant's Causeway. The hosts were a bit anxious on our arrival and were afraid we'd be disappointed with our hostel accommodations and shared bathroom. We quickly assured them we didn't mind--I had a vague memory of booking a shared bath, and our bedroom... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013 via mobile

The location was amazing and staff very friendly and helpful. Not sure why we didnt get an ensuite, that is what we booked. Very quiet restful atmosphere- perfect for our needs. Beds could use an update, but Im not complaining. For the price it worked for us!

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South Jersey
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

Stayed here with my 4 month old son and wife. Our major issue is that the hostel/B&B/lodge are all mixed together as one big entity, so it confused my wife (a veteran of Eurpean hostels) to no end. The staff were polite, but not as engaging as other hostels or B&Bs that we stayed at in Ireland. The location, however,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Castle Hostel is an ideal base for the individual or small group (up to 12 persons) wanting to explore all that the Causeway Coast & Glens has to offer. Based in Ballycastle within 5 minutes walking distance of shops, restaurants and bars (in one direction) and the beach and coffee shops (in the other) but in a quiet residential area, this independent hostel boasts a variety of room styles - dormitory, private double, private twin, family and ensuite - depending on your needs and budget. A communal kitchen and spacious living area create the perfect hostel atmosphere for those travelling alone or in small parties. Free wi-fi. Free on-street parking. Drying area. Bike hire (by prior arrangement). Please enquire if you require pick-up at Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge or Ballymoney Railway Station of the Dark Hedges. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castle Hostel

Address: 38 Quay Road, Ballycastle BT54 6BH, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Ballycastle
Price Range: RM179 - RM223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are private rooms in other parts of the inn, but the hostel rooms are a good bet for budget accommodations if you want to save a few bucks.”
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