Europe : United Kingdom : Northern Ireland : Belfast : International


Not possible.

by tashore14 (January, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Landside
Pros: Not too busy, you can easily sleep during the day.
Cons: It closes at night.

George Best Airport closes at night; that is the beginning and end of the story. Do not attempt to sleep there. On the upside, the Belfast Youth Hostel is close to the Hotel Europa Bus Station, from where you can take a bus even early in the morning to the airport. During the day, this airport is bombarded with businessmen waiting for commuter flights, but it is still quiet enough for a quick nap.

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Could go either way

by Chriz (January, 2012)

Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Airside
Pros: Quite during the night
Cons: Can't get through security? There's nowhere to go.

Was here for an early morning flight which was delayed to a mid morning one, so having gotten there in the wee small hours we had a longer than desired wait. Since the airports revamp a couple of years ago and the moving of security to an earlier point in your journey though to the departure lounge, there are far fewer facilities and seats airside. This is a problem as it means that your choice of rest points airside is now a cafe (nice place as a cafe but not much room for sleeping), 1 metal bench or the floor. We got through security ok and found that now that the airside section of the airport is much larger it presented a few extra comfortable resting areas. The seating in Belfast Intnational has been mostly taken up with seats for eateries and so is of an appropriate type to sit on to eat/drink, but not lie down. We found that there continued >>

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Silent Night

by CharlotteDeHK (December, 2008)

Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Landside

There were plenty of cushioned seating near the games room but it was too bright to sleep

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by web-administrator (August, 1998)

(Contributed by Andee Anko) " I think it was August of 1998 that I slept in the Belfast airport. It is so small it is like a large bus station. The usual reason--public transportation stopped around 8:00pm. and didn't start up again until about 7:00 am. I had a 7:00am flight. One other person was doing the same thing as me--a young guy about my age. At that time I don't even remember any security people at all. But it felt perfectly safe. There was a cleaning crew, but they didn't make too much noise. Even the lights were turned down real low, and sleep was possible. The cafes and bars did close about 9:00, but there was nothing for you anyway if you are a vegetarian. Thank goodness for the super large box of peanut M&M's I picked up. And the book, too. The benches were fairly comfy, I was able to spread out--no arm rests to get in the wa continued >>

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by web-administrator (April, 2000)

(Contributed by Big Bad Jeff) "Taking easyjet to Liverpool, misread flight time, arrived too early. Once through security ( first check ) you are through to amenities and soft seating. At night is quiet BUT stay away from the blinking arcade machines. I kept being awakened by a voice inviting me to ' race like a demon around some course ' asside from the machines nobody bothered me. Loads of hidyholes if you want darkness or semi darkness." Added 14 MAY 04

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