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Barnacles Temple Bar House Reviews

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

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89%

Rating
5641 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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94%

Great hostel would definitely stay in again!


94%

Everything was great. We loved the kitchen which gave everyone the option of cooking their own meals rather than going out all the time. The common room is a great area to meet other travellers. Bed were nice, spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms were very clean. Only downfall was the noise level at night time. It wasn't unbearable but their were definitely parties in different rooms screaming and jumping at night time. Security did try to control it, however could not eliminate it.

  • 31st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

No hot water in the shower

  • 29th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Amazing staff, great location. If it's in your price bracket then don't hesitate.


69%

The bathroom wasnt clean, and a lot of drunk people at night.

  • 27th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

The staff was really helpful. Shane really went out of his way for us. Perfect location and good sized kitchen!


97%

Great hostel! We arrived and the staff were so friendly and considerate. The location is excellent and easy to find, central to a lot of must see destinations, cafés, pubs, etc. luggage storage, security, cleanliness all really good. Only downside was the shower leaked a little/lukewarm water, but if you got up a little early to have your shower the water was as hot as you needed! Overall I would stay here again, A+!


94%

Overall a great stay! Room was a bit tight with the 6 beds. Location is great and the staff is very friendly and knowledgable about the area. They were great when I left my coat and were able to send it to me that day!

  • 24th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Armenia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Very organised, secure, and loved the double window to block out street noise. Irish bread is lovely, we notice everyone kept eating loads of toast at breakfast, we're going to miss it. It was a great stay and particularly nice that our son could return at any hour from his parties. He was very happy with the shared room.

  • 23rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Very friendly. Clean bedrooms and facilities. Not a huge fan of the temple bar area, but good bars are a close walk.


80%

the room was very small, we cannot really have open our suitcase. it is convenient the situation of the Hostel but quite expensive for the room.

  • 20th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

awesome stay


74%

Staff at reception really kind and willing to help. Review is difficult, as we arrived rather late and just staid for one night.

  • 19th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Perfect location for those who want to party as its right in the heart of the temple bar district, however be aware this makes its very noisy. If you're just looking for a bed this is a good hostel. The staff were great. The rooms are small and very hot due to no air conditioning however the bunks were comfy.


80%

Great assisting with setting up tours and suggestions for things!


97%

This hostel was a great place to stay! It is located close to all the tourist attractions but it's also close enough to wander out into a more local area. The staff were super friendly and helpful when trying to plan out what you should see. I recommend the free walking tour, definitely a great place to start! The rooms and bathrooms were also really clean. Would definitely stay here again!


89%

Very good hostel, well located (in the temple bar area). Rooms are clean and confotable, and the staff is very helpful and friendly. I stayed 5 nights, and it was a good experience. I definitely recommend this hostel.


91%

Amazing location, right in the Temple bar area. Wifi works everywhere including out front. Had some great roommates. The lockers can be hard to pull out but they store nicely under the beds.


86%

Great location (behind The Temple Bar); staff was helpful in recommendations for non-touristy things to do, and they made sure to check passes at night before allowing anyone in (felt very secure). En suite shower was not working when I first arrived (re-sealing), and had I not spoken to the cleaning staff about it, who knows when our room would have been told it was fine to use! The hostel didn't seem to friendly/open for individual travelers (like myself) to meet people as others I've been in.


80%

This hostel had a lot of families staying while we were there. So, it has a more laid back family vibe, even though it's in the heart of the temple bar area. The kitchen is great, and the TV lounge is also cozy. It was hard to meet people, but the bonus was we got a movie night all to ourselves in the lounge! The free breakfast is cereal and toast. The ensuite bathrooms were clean and functional.


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