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Isaacs Hostel

2-5 Frenchmans Lane, Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland
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  • 85%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Isaacs Hostel has been with Hostelworld for more than 10 years and it's not too hard to see why; it's located very near Connolly train station and Busaras, Dublin's main bus station, providing easy connections to the rest of Ireland. It's also within walking distance of O'Connell St and Temple Bar and guests tell us it's 'a very convenient connection to the airport'. The highly recommended pub crawl is hosted by the friendly and helpful staff who ensure this hostel provides 'a cosy atmosphere and a good opportunity to meet travellers'.

Property Information:

Want to know what the Lonely Planet Guide says about us?
'The northside's best hostel - hell, for atmosphere alone it's the best in town - is in a 200-year-old wine vault just around the corner from the main bus station. Friendly, secure and well stocked, it generates consistently good reviews from backpackers and other budget travellers'. - Lonely Planet

so why us?? Isaacs is the original Dublin backpacker hostel with a real friendly and warm atmosphere bang in the City Centre. After a hard day’s sightseeing our chill out areas are just the job for meeting other travellers.

Isaacs offers all the facilities a backpacker could want! Multi-bed dorms and private rooms available to suit your budget and you get free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free sauna, free guided walking tours and sometimes free live music! We've also got laundry facilities, PlayStation, DVDs, a pool table, Fussball and Table tennis and general mighty craic.

Wouldn't you like to stay in the best city centre location? Of course you would...well, Isaacs Hostel couldn't be more central. Outside is the direct bus from Dublin Airport; take the 747 bus and get here from airport in only 25 minutes! We're also opposite Busaras, the central bus station. It's only 200m from here to Connolly train station and 20m to the LUAS, while O'Connell St is just 500m away. It's an easy walk to the 3e stadium, Croke Park and only three DART stops from the Aviva Stadium. All tourist attractions, restaurants, bars and shops (including Trinity College and Temple Bar) are but a five-to-ten-minute stroll away.

You can enjoy regular free events running in the hostel for guests, 'Live @ Isaacs' gigs concerts, daily walking tours, movie nights, quiz tournaments, and much more!

With no curfew and 24-hour reception you can chill out in our common areas. Isaacs has more common space to hang out, chat, chat up, play and party in than any other hostel around!

We are a secure hostel, open 24 hours, with key card access to all our bedrooms, self-catering kitchen and amazingly cute common areas. We also have a café in the hostel for free light breakfast.

Famous for our friendly, knowledgeable staff, you can pick up some great tips on how to make the most of your visit to Dublin from our team; they'll even sell you tickets for the best tours and attractions around.

Please note that families travelling with children under the age of 16 are required to book private rooms.'
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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    Very nice hostel, stayed three nights during my short visit to Ireland. Free wifi, very good location and friendly staff I got a lot of good suggestions regarding places to see in Dublin and Ireland.
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      Anonymous, Latvia
  • Latest Review

    Reception was very nice and accommodating and helpful. The atmosphere is social but you can also have your own time. Showers were luke warm and a personal bed light would have been nice.
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      Anonymous, USA, Female, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Hostel Awards

  • 2016 1st Most Popular Hostels Dublin
  • 2015 1st Most Popular Hostels Dublin
  • 2014 1st Most Popular Hostels Dublin

Hoscar Nominations
  • 2013 - Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
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  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Isaacs Hostel Located at 2-5 Frenchmans Lane, Dublin 1, Dublin.
Isaacs Hostel
Dublin 2-5 Frenchmans Lane, Dublin 1
85% 7751
53.3500325 -6.2531840
Isaacs Hostel
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