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Barnacles Temple Bar House Reviews

19 Temple Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland

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5185 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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First stay at a hostel and I was pleasantly surprised. Facilities are nice, staff are helpful, location amazing, lots of accommodations such as free breakfast and walking tours of the city. Some noise from the busy street but nothing unbearable. Over all a very comfortable stay.

  • 5th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Everything was wonderful! The best hostel I've stayed at. Went there traveling by myself and made so many new friends. Everything was clean, staff was very helpful and had good suggestions of places to go/eat/everything. Some students at a local uni live there and are all very friendly and helpful as well. I stayed for 5 nights.


Location is great, next to Temple Bar. Room is warm and cozy, not noisy at the night. Stuff not very friendly that the only issue, others were fine.


Great location, great staff, and decent facilities. Yes, the place is loud... But that's to be expected due to the location. Between the street noise, drunken guest wandering in at all hours of the night, and inconsiderate individuals hooking up in the top bunk (and apparently unable to master the concept of a whisper, haha), it was pretty difficult to sleep. I suppose that would not be an issue if I had been drunk. That being said, if you want to get drunk and party, stay here. Otherwise don't.


Very enjoyable stay!

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Barnacles is a beautiful hostel in a great location. It would be well suited to people who want to go out in Temple Bar; however, it can be a bit noisy with people yelling in the street below at night. I wish I'd brought a pair of ear plugs. However, security was really good and there was so much going on around the hostel to keep guests entertained.


Definitely BEST place to stay in Dublin!! Vary happy with the place :)

  • 29th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel, well located, great shower, big lockers, plugs beside bed.

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