Slemish Barn
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Slemish Barn

3 Lisles Hill Road Aughafatten, Ballymena BT42 4LJ Northern Ireland
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5.0
#1 of 1 hostel in Ballymena
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Slemish barn Hostel offers pet-friendly accommodation in The Sheddings. Free private parking is available on site. The private rooms have their own en suite bathrooms. Guests can make themselves a breakfast of cereal, toast and tea or coffee included in the price of the accommodation. There is also a shared kitchen where guests can cater for themselves with their own food. Belfast is 23.6 miles from Slemish barn Hostel, while Portrush is 29.2 miles away. The nearest airport is Belfast International Airport, 18.6 miles from Slemish barn Hostel. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip. This property is also rated for the best value in Ballymena! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Romantic
29Reviews0Q+A2Room tips

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Linnéa Karlsson wrote a review May 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had no expectations at all but wow I loved it. The wi-fi was on top, the staff was super friendly and it was so cosy. I recommend this! Thank you for an awesome stay and for amazing tips on what we could do while staying there!
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Date of stay: May 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Armelle M wrote a review Aug 2016
Limerick, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had not been to hostels since by children had been born, and decided to try again with friends and children. Best choice ever! We all shared (budget was tight) a dorm, very comfy beds, plenty full of showers and toilets. The leaving/dining room is very large and so cosy. A plus for the cooks, the kitchen is well equipped and you'll never be short of spoons and plates! The cherry on the cake is that Michael and musician wife Maeve are the best possible hosts: giving great tips on what to visit, being genuinely interested in their guests... Making soup on a cold night and lighting the fire... I m planning to go again and try the smaller rooms (double or more) because I felt... At home!
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Date of stay: August 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms are great, from dorm to double.
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Georgia wrote a review Sept 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were helped out with a room here at the last minute when we were stuck for a place to stay.

Staff are very helpful, friendly and welcoming. Home away from home. Unique and interesting place to stay. Very laid back and has everything you need.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pam R wrote a review Apr 2019
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A super welcome, comfy beds, great communal spaces inside and out. Brilliant value for money and a great base for exploring The Glens. Couldn't recommend it more. Family rooms are ensuite, so perfect for families.
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Date of stay: April 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Toni8787 wrote a review Aug 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gee gee was the perfect host, nothing was too much, very welcoming and a homely place to stay, facilities were perfect, other guests were very friendly and kind, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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O2974COdavidw wrote a review Aug 2018
Chippenham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a great place to stay. The hospitality was outstanding - we were made to feel really welcome and there was a lovely homely feeling to the Slemish Barn.Our family room was well furnished - just what we needed and the communal areas were wonderful - lots and lots of space! We were over for a famiyl reunion so would definitely use this again in the future. We really enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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JAR S wrote a review May 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Finding the Slemish Barn was like striking gold. It is not pretentious. It is delightlfully homely. The hosts are kind and generous, and they have filled the 'barn' with an amazing assortment of nice surprises. Such a warm welcome to Ireland!
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from michaelbird11, Owner at Slemish Barn
Responded 14 Jun 2018
Thank you for such a great 5star review, look forward to welcoming you back again soon
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jrrankin wrote a review Oct 2017
4.0 of 5 bubbles
As a family with 2 young children this was a new experience for us to stay in a hostel. We were welcomed warmly and shown our room which was warm and well presented. All facilities suitable and although relatively basic were just what we needed. As it was quiet the night we stayed i cant help but think we perhaps didn't have the full hostel experience but we may be back and have a busier time then.
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Date of stay: October 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from michaelbird11, Owner at Slemish Barn
Responded 14 Jun 2018
Thank you for your kind comments, hope to see you again in next time
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AlistairRiddell wrote a review Sept 2017
Havana, Cuba
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice place, staff were very friendly and helpful. Location was in the middle of nowhere but very nice for it. Ideal stop off en route from Belfast to north coast.
Room was spacious and clean. Price was right. Unfortunately got woken up very early by noise from guests upstairs. Room also took several hours to warm up. Would stay again!
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Date of stay: September 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from michaelbird11, Owner at Slemish Barn
Responded 14 Jun 2018
Thank you for your kind review, I apologise that the guests above disturbed you. Hope to see you again next time
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Siobhán O wrote a review Aug 2017
Ruxton, Maryland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is hostel perfection. Home away from home. Everyone in our group, mom 78, me 48, 16 year old boy and 17 year old girl, was happy here. Clean, spacious room and lovely setting. The owners/operators could not be nicer.
My only regret is that we only stayed one night!
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Response from michaelbird11, Owner at Slemish Barn
Responded 14 Jun 2018
Thank you for such a lovely review, hope to see you again next time
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mazzy49 wrote a tip Jul 2017
United Kingdom7 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"probably better with a top floor room as creaky floor boards"
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Armelle M wrote a tip Aug 2016
Limerick, Ireland24 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are great, from dorm to double."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Slemish Barn
Which popular attractions are close to Slemish Barn?
Nearby attractions include Slemish Mountain (4.1 km) and Houston's Mill (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Slemish Barn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Slemish Barn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Slemish Barn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Slemish Barn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Halfway House, Winnies 1975, and Morelli's at Mandy's.
Are pets allowed at Slemish Barn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Slemish Barn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Knockdhu (13.4 km).
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