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I only stayed one night. The staff at check in were fantastic, the room was lovely and clean and really not noisy considering the location in Temple Bar - I'd expected to be up all night with the noise of drunks outside but I slept soundly! The common room was a good size and the free breakfast was a good set up for the day. They have a good luggage store as well which was great for me as I could dump my gear and not be hauling it around as I explored the city during the day.
Great location and nice room. Bathroom in the private room was extremely tiny but still better than sharing one. Would definitely stay again
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
a really friendly and young atmosphere, had a lot of fun, thank you barnacles ;)
Huge hostel but with great facilities including a common room with lots of info and maps etc. good atmosphere too and in a great location!
Great location! Close to everything we wanted to see. The staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful.
Perfect location if Temple bar is your thing!! So awesome being so close to so much action and great pubs!! Staff were excellent. Went above and beyond their duties. Comfy beds, big lockers, lights and charging points above each bed. Loved having an ensuite attached to dorm, made showering so much easier. Big social kitchen. Some rooms require a walk up and down stairs but backpackers shouldn't complain about that!!! Great value for money!!
the bathroom situation in the en-suite rooms are a bit annoying. there's always tons of water on the floor after showers due to the style of the shower.
We had a 4 bed room mixed dorm and our room was fantastic. It was clean, we had our own clean bathroom and a balcony! Wish we could have stayed more than one night. You're also right in the middle of everything so it was very convenient. Highly recommended.
Very nice Hostel and very friendly and helpful staff. it is well located (right next to Temple Bar) and has easy walking access to the main Dublin attractions. Rooms were small but always clean. Bear in mind that it is not recommendable if you want to rest, since as it is in the Pub área, there is noise up until 1/ 2am.
Nicest hostel I stayed at in Europe so far. The staff was great, the people were great, the location was great. It was right in the middle of the temple bar area which is great for night life. If you plan on going to bed early, however, it is loud at night do to this, so be warned. If I ever go to Dublin I would definitely stay there again.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Really nice friendly and centrally located hostel. Staff were very helpful.
Great location, not the cleanest place, but being in a 10 bed dorm means you have to relax a little bit. Good hostel overall.
Staff were awesome, the lockers under the bed were great, and free breakfast was nice. Wifi was pretty bad if not in common room (disconnecting a lot), and there was a large group of French tourists who would call the common room so all other tourists had to leave, which sucked. I liked the free walking tour very much! I would definitely return again to this hostel but just not as a solo traveller again.
Can't beat the location. It's right next to Temple Bar, which means it's about as centrally located as it gets. Staff was very friendly and helpful with suggesting how to get places and things to do. The only drawback was the atmosphere. It seemed much quieter than other hostels I went to in Ireland. As a solo traveler it was harder to meet people going out here than it had been at other hostels. Maybe I just hit it on some off nights though.
If you are someone who doesn't stay out all night or is a light sleeper I wouldn't recommend this place. Every night I stayed there were people outside shouting and loud music playing till at least 2 or 3 am. There isn't an elevator so heavy bags are a pain to deal with. Wifi really only works well in the common area. Also I would NOT recommend using their laundry service. I did and got all of my clothes back still damp and just thrown in a bag so they were super wrinkled.
Amazing location, clean rooms and comfy couches in the common area. One of the reception staff looks exactly like Dylan Moran, and I think you could capitalise on that and tap into the Black Books market.
As soon as we arrived we were informed that we had been moved to a different room because they overbooked the one we were originally in. The room we were instead moved to was absolutely awful. It was not properly vented and stank of mold constantly. Any time anyone took a shower the entire room grew incredibly hot and the smell of mold was made even worse. I would not recommend this hostel.
My only complaints have to donwith the people that stayed in my room but barnacles can't control that. Overall it was a great place to stay!
great location, helpful staff, very secure