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10-20 minute walk from everything in dublin, from cool museams to great bars. The staff is incredibly friendly, helps you with stuff to do, where to go, everything. They have a great common area where its easy to socialize and meet people. Cons: no wifi in the rooms, lockers are downstairs, not in the rooms ( so its kind of a long walk to get your stuff) breakfast is kind of basic
Excellent stay...great for meeting people!
you can see the train running in 2 meters from your window; a lot of drunk youngers
We were received with a friendly welcome when we arrived at the hostel, the receptionist was very informative. However, we had issues with some aspects of the hostel, such as the inconvenience of not having lockers in our rooms, the poor internet connection. The basement temperature was very high, therefore making the place an uncomfortable environment to be in. We also had issues with the washing machines/dryers, and when we seeked staff assistance they were clueless as to how to fix the issue
Awesome Hostel, and extremely helpful staff. Dublin is a great city, and this hostel provides incredible walking tours. Ive stayed there twice and I enjoyed myself both times.
Had an ok stay. Positives are the great location, nice breakfast, and good facilities. As it's a party hostel it was quite noisy at night, though, with all the late activity made worse by how the doors slam loudly.
I would recommend this place. They have lockers available downstairs for one euro per day, and it could easily hold three backpacks. The bathrooms were clean enough and breakfast included eggs.
A great hostel, really friendly staff, everything done well--though don't get excited about the free breakfast. Still, it is free! The common spaces are super nice and the wifi was very fast while I was there. The staff is also really helpful in everything I asked for, including booking nearby day trips.
Wifi only downstairs/in the stairwell. Ventiliation so poor in the bathroom it may as well have been a sauna… that heated up the entire corridor and our room! Booked on Hostelworld and paid a deposit, and was then told it wasn't in their system and that they'd have to charge me the deposit again! Minimal power outlets in the rooms, very creaky rooms, breakfast ordinary. The staff were helpful with finding something to do and trying to find me a refund.
This was the best place we could have possibly spent our first 5 nights in Ireland!! The staff were friendly and helpful, the lobby area was ALWAYS full of people ready to meet new people and invite you along to do things! It wasn't TOO far from Temple Bar as long as you don't mind walking a small amount! The only downside to the entire experience was the floor right inside our dorm room door was VERY squeaky and if anyone went in or out you would be woken up (and I'm not a light sleeper)
The Free Walking Tour and the Pub Crawl are really worth it.
Broken lock on a toilet (one of two on the floor) and lots of noise from the hallway detracts from an otherwise pleasant stay. The staff were helpfull and friendly at all encounters.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
This hostel is well located beside the bus station. Also, it is nice, but BIG. There always lots of people around. Some of the staff are very friendly and helpful. The showers are a bit weird with just one hot temperature and they make the hallways very steamy too. Would recommend for location alone.
Very crowded and very loud. Facilities are ok but there's not enough of them per floor.
Thank you for such a pleasant stay. We will definitely come again!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
It is a nice hostel, quite good location, near the bus station. The common room is big, with good music! And the breakfast which is free, its very good as well.! However, I didn´t like 3 things: Very noisy., the beds didn´t have bed sheets(just one), and the kitchen usually close at night.
This is possibly the best equipped hostel I've ever been to. Laundry on premises, a sauna, and a quiet room for reading or Internet (though plenty of drunks will wander through shouting). The facilities are amazing and the rooms are great. The evening staff were super friendly and helpful, the morning staff less so. This is a party hostel so there are a lot of loud people there to get drunk. It can get to you after a while. The Internet is not great. Probably the wrong type of router.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
The hostel was big with lots of space to chill out (up stairs tables and basement common room). The kitchen facilities were all really good too. Really close the the main bus station and O'Connell St. The only downers were that the wifi only worked in the common areas, it could have been good to be able to use it in the rooms also. And it was really hot and stuffy in most of the building.
This was easily the best hostel I've ever stayed in, and I've stayed in a lot. The staff are absolutely fantastic, hilarious, so willing to help you with everything and give advice to make the most of your stay. One of the staff guys even gave me a towel for free just to be nice, and they recommended a great day trip I never would have found otherwise. Ping-pong table is great too. Atmosphere is always bustling, easy to meet people, make friends and go partying.