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Isaacs Hostel Reviews

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

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84%

Rating
6971 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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89%

HUGE hostel. Free wifi, free lockers for our bags on the day we checked in. Helped us book a tour to giants causeway. large social room downstairs where everyone was watching soccer. Overall a good stay and exactly what we expected.


66%

I needed a place to stay last minute in Dublin for a night, and I picked Isaac's hostel since it's very convenient for Connolly station. I had an alright stay: the staff extremely friendly and polite, but the atmosphere left a lot to be desired. It had the overall feeling of a slightly shabby first-year dormitory, but it was clean. The six-bed female dorm was unusually spacious, but lacked lockers or individual lights, and was noisy with the DART tracks literally right outside the windows.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback . So glad you enjoyed the location and the Staff service but so sorry to hear you were disappointed by aspects of the Hostel . Ww will provide Ear plugs for lighter sleepers and will certainly move you to a quieter room if we can .

89%

I have really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The staff is very helpful and available on every moment, even in the middle of the night. The location is excellent, it only takes a 5 minutes walk to get in the city centre. Breakfast is simple, but good and the communal areas, bedroom, showers and toilets are clean. After all, I do really recommend this hostel!

  • 28th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great to hear this - thanks a million !

86%

It's a great hostel. It was too hot in the rooms - we asked the staff to turn down the heating, and they did.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much

74%

My room was in front of the building where cross a train. You cant sleep well because its too noisy. The breakfast is poor, they should improve that. My cousin was in another room and someday he found a strange guy sleeping in his bed. You need to pay to lock your luggage.


94%

Bit of a party hostel when I was there. Great facilities, helpful staff, lots going on. A bit noisy, but still recommended. Take ear plugs.


83%

Staff was awesome and helped us with all of our questions! The atmosphere was great and the rooms were clean. The only down side was there were no in room lockers, we had to rent one in the basement, but it was no biggie! Overall great place to stay and would definitely recommend

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many Many thanks

86%

Great things: the staff, the breakfast and the localization. The bathrooms were cleaned everyday too. Bad things: no plugs in the common bathroom, no elevator, no wifi in the rooms (although the connection was great at the reception) and the beds didn't have their own light nor plugs.


60%

Douches redelijk proper, beddenlakens ongelooflijk smerig. Goed om vlooien van te krijgen

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We zijn vreselijk teleurgesteld dat u niet tevreden zijn over de lakens. Ik wil u verzekeren dat de lakens zijn fris en schoon en veranderd voor elke gast.

77%

I am wondering that why did you take €10 deposit for my booking because when I booked this night from the website I already payed €4.62 deposit? Otherwise I like that hostel and I stayed couple of nights there and when I returned to Dublin after 2 nights in Belfast I decided to stay at St Isaacs again instead of hotel.

  • 25th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi The €10 deposit was for the locker key - This was refunded to you - sorry for any confusion and hope to see you back again

91%

Staff are very knowledgeable and willing to show you all their favourite pubs and tourist spots

  • 25th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
They certainly are ! Thank you

80%

Staff gives good recommendations what to do/see.


91%

A bit noisey, but ok

  • 22nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

good value for money, stuff is nice and helpful, and the hostel is clean. nice kitchen and common space. close to main street, not far from most of turist attractions. problem is with showers, as timer for shower ends up in every 10 sec so you need to press it all the time... but water is warm :)”


89%

Ideal for a stay in Dublin where you can meet very Kind people. Atmosphere cosy and friendly.

  • 21st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Good atmosphere, friendly staff. Bathrooms somewhat dirty


86%

I really loved the atmosphere. The only thing that was annoying was that there was no wifi in the rooms but in the common area. Besides that I have nothing to complain about.

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


66%

Good things to know about this hostel, the wifi is only in the common areas, not your room. The breakfast is minimal. The floors creak very loudly whenever anyone on he floor above you walks so bring ear plugs. The free walking tour in the morning was very informative and a nice way to get to know Dublin. This hostel is a good choice if you're just looking for s place to sleep at night.


80%

Overall our stay was fine. The main issues for me were that the floors in the rooms were very creaky and so when people came in late or got up early it woke me up. Also there were no lockers in our room so there was no way to secure my stuff without paying for a locker which I didn't want to do.

  • 19th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Bon séjour passé au Isaac. Cependant, établissement très mal insonorisé, et voisins très bruyants, donc nuits peu réparatrices. Petit bémol aussi sur les douches, difficiles d'accès depuis les chambres d'hotel. Mais il ne faut pas retenir que le négatif : excellent accueil, bien situé dans Dublin, et beaucoup d'animations au sein de l'Hostel : idéal pour rencontrer d'autres backpackers !


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