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Isaacs Hostel Reviews

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

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85%

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6871 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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97%

Great staff, location and very clean hostel with a fantastic atmosphere. Would stay again in a heartbeat.


80%

The hostel was great, it was big and you can meet a lot of people if you are traveling alone. A couple of the staff members were not very helpful or nice, but there were others that would go over the top! The basement is awesome if you just want to relax and get some work done. Another thing is that it is pretty loud whenever you are ready to sleep and in the rooms there are always people going in and out, but then again it is a hostel! Would definitely recommend the hostel!

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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80%

The man's showers didn't work well (cold water almost all the time), the rest was perfect but one essential thing like warm water was not provided :/


57%

Stayed for four nights, showers were cold every night. We rented a locker the first day and we were told that we had to give a ten euro deposit for the key that we would get back when we returned it. Upon returning it we only received two euros back because the staff failed to mention we would be charged every day for the locker. Had we known this we wouldn't have gotten one...Definitely would not stay here again.


100%

One of the friendliest hostels I've been to. The communal area, kitchen, and breakfast space offer great areas for conversations. The location is easy to find, and is in a kind of secluded but nice part of Dublin. The beds were clean, and there's a small light by the door so the regular light doesn't have to be switched on every time someone is looking for their bed.


63%

Kitchen is too small and WiFi is too slow, but the rest is perfect :)


91%

Absolutely fabulous hostel! We stayed in a 3 bed private which was small but clean. The staff was very friendly although we stayed there for NYE and it was extremely busy at the reception. Showers and bathromms could have been a bit better (only 3 toilets and 3 showers per gender per floor), but it worked pretty well. The night of NYE was very noisy and the toilets during the night looked like you would expect it but the next morning at 7 they were already cleaned.


89%

Overall very good. The showers were the main downfall. Couldn't change the temp and they were either too cold or burning hot.


86%

Great staff and a really cool hostel. Only complaints are the wall outlets are really oddly placed in the rooms, and the only wifi is in the common areas. Also, during my stay there was never any hot water on the showers.


97%

Within easy walking distance of just about anything in the city, but at the same time removed from the touristy parts of Temple Bar. Great atmosphere and staff. Security was great, after hours guests had to be buzzed in at the door and verified. Staff were knowledgeable, friendly, and all around great folks. Pub crawl was a blast.


69%

Nice communal area staffed with friendly and helpful people at the reception. But no wifi in rooms, showers are cold (FREEZING if you have an early morning one), no lockers in rooms, few power sockets, and very thin floors (you can hear every creaking floorboard from upstairs). Not one of my most enjoyable hostel stays but it did the (minimum) job.


83%

Love the front space where you can sit chat or use your computer!


97%

Very cool hostel, just wish I had more time to spend there and enjoy the atmosphere. An awesome friendly vibe from the second you walk in the door, everyone was hanging out by the fire and chatting easily. Staff are excellent and are great to have a laugh with. Will definitely try to come back!


89%

There is a really good atmosphere, people are very respectful one to each other and it is a really nice place to know people and make friends. I have enjoyed Isaacs Hostels too much and now I am missing it so much... I hope to come back next summer. ; )

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Nice hostel, unfortunately facilities weren't so great when staying. The toilets wouldn't flush and showers were cold. Also a girl was not so respectful in our room and turned on the light for a good period of time at 3am. But that could happen anywhere.


60%

The showers were cold and the kitchen was dirty and too small. The soundproofing in the bedroom is inadequate. We ear the snoring from the next room.

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Very nice Hostle, just the shower water was a bit cold.

  • 26th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


34%

Very dirty! Bathrooms smell really bad. Sinks for general use right next to the toilets. Several toilets not working. Mold in the showers. Depressing atmosphere. No lockers inside the rooms. Sizes of beds too short for fully grown people. Some creepy guy was sleeping on the floor. We checked out early because it was unbearable.

  • 26th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30


89%

One member of staff was very rude. overwise very good!


86%

I had a great two nights at Isaacs. Everything was fairly clean (except for a problem on the toilets that was reported and fixed) and staff was great!

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