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Isaacs Hostel Reviews

2-5 Frenchmans Lane, Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland

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85%

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6675 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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91%

We spent a week at Isaacs and loved it! The staff was awesome and always willing to offer advise on what to do/where to go. The hostel was very safe with key card entry and staff monitoring people coming/going. Only con was that the bathroom trash cans didn't seem to get emptied regularly. Would definitely stay again!

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

I really liked the Hostel. People were great and the atmosphere. I was great:)

  • 21st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Good location, though the pillows were rock solid and the shower was cold


74%

The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was fun enough, but there are many improvements that should be made at Isaac's.


60%

Probably one of the worst hostels to get a nights sleep in. The hostel is built literally under train tracks and our room had a window directly onto the tracks so there was plenty of noise. Showers were very average with no hot water and bathroom generally was not clean. But the pub crawl was ok and the staff were nice.


54%

-The room I stayed, had the window just close to the train rail, couldnt sleep anymore after 6 or 7 am because of that. -Couldnt connect to Wi-Fi -The (key-card) of the door was not working properly, all the time had to try it several times untill I could open it, and had to insist with the staff so they could go see what was going on. -Had a cold shower, no warm water


89%

Staff were mostly awesome, knowledgable, took their time. Sauna a definite bonus. Walls were thin, washrooms could be cleaner; consistently. Location was very handy for the bus, walkable to most destinations easily, dodgy alley if you walk straight (don't). Constantly requiring re-sign in to wifi was a pain. Never made it to breakfast, but heard it was nice. Good value for money, a solid option. An old school hostel, through and through. Bedside power and lights would be an improvement. Thanks.


91%

This hostel is perfectly fine except for the fact that some of the rooms face onto train tracks. While the trains don't seem to run overnight, I was awoken by them once they started in the morning.


77%

Fine, clean hostel, with everything it says it will be. Not overly loud, meets travel needs quite well.


71%

It's very well located and the price is very good. The main problems for me were the small bathroom and the noisy floors.

  • 15th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

The Staff were phenomenal! Always cheerful and friendly, very helpful when asked a question and overall great people!


100%

Absolutely brilliant! Friendly staff that make you feel welcome from the second you get there, good location and a brilliant atmosphere.

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

The hostel is quite nicely set up but the security is a little too much I guess. In order to get to the rooms you need to cross multiple barriers with your key card and you have to carry a sheet of paper with your name and departure date at all times. The common room is the highlight with long benches and an open fire . But the kitchen is tiny and in my experience always dirty and the fridge has not seen a clean out for weeks. I witnessed the staff to be very rude to other people, not me though.

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

-great staff! -good with free tour

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

It is a safe place to go to. And the staff is friendly. It is close to the centre.

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thanks so much - glad you enjoyed your stay.

91%

Funny people. Great service. Awesome hostel.

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Wonderful review - thank you so much

77%

The staff were great! Friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were pretty clean however the kitchen was gross and dirty. Wifi only worked down stairs which meant it was very unsocial area 'cause everyone was on their phones/laptops. Not a great atmosphere. Rooms were clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review. We do clean our kitchen daily (twice daily actually) but we need our guests to clean up after themselves too.

97%

It was great and unforgettable, the best hostel I have stayed so far. well done to Isaacs hostel 's staff and owner.

  • 9th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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We love your review - so nice to hear. Thank you.

97%

Just the perfect hostel

Owner Comment (Hide)
And the perfect review!! Thank you.

86%

We loved our stay here. The staff was very friendly and helped in any way they could!

  • 7th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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