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Barnacles Temple Bar House Reviews

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

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88%

Rating
5111 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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91%

The hostel is located in a perfect location right in the heart of the tourist strip of Dublin. Not much of a party hostel however, everyone just goes off on their own to explore the city. The hostel isn't very active in setting up bar crawls every night or any fun activities for everyone, they just kind of direct you towards what you might want to go try. Great location, clean facilities, nice staff, but very loud if you open a window!


86%

The staff was very helpful and friendly


69%

Hotel was in a perfect location, liked the kitchen and amenities. Staff didn't do much in terms of organizing events or getting people together so it was tough to meet other travellers. Best location in Dublin, clean rooms, however shower flooded within 30 seconds. Overall 3.5/5.


94%

The hostel is in a great location (Literally right next to the Temple Bar)! It was very clean and the staff was so helpful. Under the bed storage lockers were great (they fit my huge backpack).


77%

great place but tough to fall asleep with all the noise coming in off the street

  • 24th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Perfectly located hostel with super friendly staff! Our room was super small but ok for a night. The only negative aspect was that the toilet got very loud a few seconds after flushing. The pipes were really loud during the night even without using the bathroom....

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


94%

Hostel was in very good condition, staff were great. Only compliant was outside noise, which I expected given the location and past reviews. Definitely pack earplugs if you're planning on staying here, you'll need them if you intend to sleep at all.


94%

Great hostel right next to temple bar. Ensuite bathrooms in all the rooms. Staff are friendly and more than willing to answer any questions.


94%

Had a great stay. As a solo traveller it was the perfect place to stay.


94%

This hostel is fantastic, and right in the heart of Temple Bar. Central in the city for people who like to walk, and safe to do so. I have stayed at Barnacles twice in Temple Bar, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is travelling to Dublin. The hostel is clean, and the beds are comfy! All in all a great place to stay when in Dublin!

  • 18th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Barnacles Temple Bar House is very located for young people. We are 50, so it was a bit too noisy for us. Some youngs came back during the night amd made noise. Anyway, we met very nice young people at breakfast.

  • 18th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

The location is directly next to the Temple Bar, but my advice is to stay away from drinking directly on Temple Bar. Prices are really inflated there. The hostel is great and security is top notch. There is a large common area where people hang out, which helps for work and meeting people. The kitchen area is large and can also be used as an area to read or research. I would stay here again


100%

Could not fault the place! Absolutely fantastic location, staff were brilliant and room was nice, clean and tidy. What more could you ask for?!

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great pub crawl offered.

  • 14th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

The staff is very kind & professional. The room is very clean, nothing to change. The location is perfect, you can walk few seconds and you'll find the temple lane, perfect for pub crawling !


94%

Great location and friendly staff who helped with any questions

  • 12th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Great staff, good hostel for temple bar. Bathrooms seemed like they could use a good cleaning but staff was super friendly and met tons of cool people. However if you plan to sleep, bring earplugs.


77%

Awesome place if you want to party. Sleeping can be difficult due to noise.


94%

I had an amazing experience at this hostel!! Great staff, amazing location, clean room, and a fun atmosphere. I had a great time on the pub crawl even on a sunday night in the off season. All around loved it!

  • 10th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Great hostel in the heart of Temple Bar! Only concern was no wifi in the bedrooms, but other than that, everything was amazing!


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