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Isaacs Hostel Reviews

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

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85%

Rating
7768 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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94%

I loved staying at Isaac's. The hostel is easy to find and well-situated. The staff was friendly, the breakfast was nice and the atmosphere in the hostel was great! My critiques are about the kitchen's equipment and internet isn't available in the rooms. I definitely recommend this hostel.


86%

Want to go back :) but very hot room :(

  • 12th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Had a great stay. The airport transfer option made it so much easier for me.i


69%

The staff is nice, they offer breakfast, have sauna and kitchen and the reception area is nice but: rooms are uncomfortable, there are not enough plugs, they don't have lockers in the rooms, the bathrooms are also uncomfortable, nowhere to get changed, just one bottom to get water out of the shower and water came out freezing cold!


80%

Arrived late and night and left early in the morning so cannot comment on all the facilities but it was ideal for what I needed. Helpful staff and wifi available in the common room.

  • 10th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Great hostel helpful reception staff. Enjoyed the free walking tour. Would stay here again.

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Heartwarming comments , come back soon lovely guest

83%

Great hostel. The price including breakfast but it was very simple. Staff was nice. No locker. Wifi only available on lobby.


80%

Isaacs was definitely a good choice. It is close to the center, there's someone at the desk 24/7 and the warm common room makes you feel comfortable in a heartbeat. The shuttle to the airport was very handy seeing as I had a flight super early. The bus was waiting for us in the street which made it really convenient. The rooms are comfortable, the beds are already made when you get there so you don’t have to fiddle with the linens if you arrive late at night. A couple of things I would like to p

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Many thanks for your kind feedback

100%

Really great hostel with very kind staff

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Thanks a million !

86%

Sauna - very cool (as in awesome). The fact that my room felt like a sauna was not. Asked to have the heat turned down and was told they'd have to wait for a manager to arrive in am. The common room upstairs has music blasting all day - not my favorite. The place is clean, beds comfy, breakfast is standard with both coffee and OJ. No wifi in rooms. It's a good hostel with good staff and a few quirks.


94%

I booked one night in an 8 bed female dorm because I needed a bed after a concert in Dublin. It was a little noisy but I was expecting that. Next time I will be bringing earplugs and booking a room with less beds. This has more to do with my ability to fall asleep I guess because my travel companion slept better. Staff were very friendly. Place was clean. There's a nice atmosphere in this hostel.

  • 7th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks fir your great feedback and glad you enjoyed . Our guys at reception will happily serenade you to sleep next time if you gave difficulty getting off to sleep !

94%

The location is a little far from things but is walkable and the tram is right by the hostel. The security was really good with three locked doors on the way to a room on top of the front door being locked at night with a 24 hour reception. The place has a sauna which is insane

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Many thanks, PS The sauna was a nice surprise?.

66%

THE VALUE OF MONEY WAS GOOD .BUT I COULD FEEL SAFE AND CHILL


94%

We loved staying at Isaacs! They play great music and the vibe was so wonderful!

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Come back soonest !

91%

The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The breakfast was just toast and cereal with coffee and juice, which was fine for me. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. The wifi only works in common areas. It was quiet enough and warm enough during the winter. We enjoyed our stay and are thankful that we found such a lively, nice hostel in Dublin.

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

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That's a really great review and we appreciate it!

100%

It was the best hostel I have ever stayed at!

  • 3rd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Well thank you can come again kindly ! You can come again

91%

Awesome staff!! made my trip to Dublin so worth it! They're also super friendly and immediately gave me a run down of good places to eat and they got me involved with a pub crawl within 5 minutes of being there. I went to the pub crawl and had one of the best nights of my life!!! Flippin love this place 😄


86%

The water while showering wasnn't really warm enough. And I think some fruits at the breakfast would have been perfect. But the rest was really nice, especially the facilities and the low price. And also the staff helped us in different problems.

  • 2nd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry to hear about the water, there should be plenty of hot water as we fixed a recent airlock but we will check this out again.Our breakfast is admittedly light and simple but it is free ! You are of course welcome to use the Guest Kitchen to store and prepare your own food .Glad everything else ticked your boxes! Thanks

77%

The hostel and staff were great and everything seemed clean. My only issue is that it was incredibly disruptive to leave and enter the room because of the noise the floors and door make. I felt so bad when others were sleeping and I had to leave. Not sure this is something that can be fixed because it's a building issue but wanted to mention it.

  • 2nd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comments Yes you are right with our lovely old characterful building come a few creaky floors which not ideal but we do offer earplugs for lighter sleepers !

60%

I would not stay here again. The location in relation to the city was excellent, a very short walk into the centre of town. However it is also underneath a railway bridge to the main station so trains braking on approach both late and early will ruin any lie ins you try and get. Staff were fine. Atmosphere was a bit rubbish. Nobody seemed interested in interacting. The breakfast was a bit of a joke and the pool table and table tennis were very damaged and pretty much unusable.


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