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Isaacs Hostel Reviews

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

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85%

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

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91%

Really nice hostel, good atmosphere and a really lovely little chill out area in the basement. Only negative was the lack of lockers in the rooms. Really good free breakfast, I would defiantly recommend and stay again!


100%

Best hostel I've been to. Good wifi signal where it was available. Free breakfast was a perk, as was the sauna. Right around the corner from Paddy's palace, where Paddywagon tours pick up.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Over the moon to hear we are the best hostel you have been to- Faint praise indeed - Come back soon!

80%

Put a windows on room 74 please, it's suffocating in there ! :p And if it was possible to choose the temperature of the showers next to the sauna, it would be great.

  • 3rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback - we will check the fan in room 74 and the showers by the sauna

71%

My stay in Isaacs Hostel was nice, for me it's a bit too big hostel, not easy to find a place in the lobby. It miss a personal light in the room, not to be disturbed. Rooms are clean and bathroom too. Good location near the river and the central bus station.


89%

Great hostel with an amazing atmosphere and very nice staff. It's not the perfect place - my room was quite loud (combination of thin walls and a train right outside the window) and I would have liked personal bed lights and perhaps lockers in the dorms (you have to pay a fee to lock stuff up downstairs). The light breakfast is mainly toast and cereal. However, for value for money, I'd rate this place highly.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for useful feedback and glad you liked us . We would also love to introduce personal bed lights and lockers in Dorms . We do have Ear plugs for lighter sleepers and we will try and move you to quieter room at rear of hostel. Hope to see you back

74%

Decent hostel. No lockers (though they never said they had any). Not a lot of selection at breakfast, just some regular corn flakes and toast. Better than nothing, but I've had better at other hostels. Not many outlets. Wifi is only available in the common areas, and not in the rooms. The pillows were really flat and uncomfortable, but the duvet was great. All in all it was a fine place to stay and I felt safe the whole time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for feedback . We do have lockers in the basement which can be used for 24hour storage and before and after you check out . Sorry if this wasn't highlighted to you . Our Free breakfast is light and simple but we do gave a self catering kitchen if you want to make anything more substantial.So glad you that you felt safe and generally happy with your stay

94%

I liked how the lockers were really secure and could practically fit a full sized suitcase. The underground chill area was awesome, I played board games and the wifi was awesome. Staff was super friendly. Sauna was a great touch. The only thing that could make this place perfect was if the lockers were in the rooms. However, loved and would come back! Thanks Isaac's

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for great feedback

100%

I love this hostel!. Highly recommend it!

  • 31st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Il manque la Wifi dans les chambres.. Sinon bonne auberge!


89%

Lockers in the dorms would have been appreciated!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We would love lockers in the dorms ,but we do offer 24hour lockers in the basement which you can use before check in and after check out .

100%

AMAZING! Isaac's Hostel is by far the best hostel I've ever been! Seriously, clean hostel, nice staff, good food, perfect services and well located. No words, I've been there more than four times this year and I will even pay more if I would have to just to stay in there. Sometimes it was funnier being there than going for a pint! hahaha

Owner Comment (Hide)
Oh what a lovely review. You are to nice to charge you more but just keep coming back and spread the Isaacs love !! Thanks a million

83%

Lo único q no m gusto fue que no llegaría el WiFi a las habitaciones y nos concentramos mucha gente en la recepción del hostel

  • 31st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Gracias por sus comentarios - Lo siento no hay wifi en las habitaciones, pero nosotros pensamos que es más socilable! La recepción puede ser ocupado en los fines de semana, pero también tenemos áreas del sótano más tranquilos si usted quiere relajarse

94%

Great hostel. Good facilities, amazing staff, and good location. The only thing I would say is that it would be good to have lockers in the rooms for security purposes. Otherwise would recommend to anyone!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many many thanks for great review - we would also love to have in room lockers in addition to our 24hr luggage storage and safes ./We hope to soon

89%

It was an incredible experience, because any doubts I have they answer me very polite and that was very helpfull. Also they informed me about some tours which were very interesting and very recomendated to everyone, at least Galway and Cliffs of Moher (good quality price - journey) .

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I absolutely love Isaac's. Soon as I stepped in, I knew the place was right. The energy of the people there, including staff, is incredible, and the facilities are excellent. The level of care the staff shows toward everyday backpackers really shows. Way to go, Isaac's!

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


86%

Best thing about this hostel: The staff - Kevin and Andy were the nicest humans I have ever met. Worst thing about this hostel: No lockers in the room, and the lockers they have are in the basement, and you have to pay for them. The hostel has a social atmosphere and breakfast is included in the price, which is nice. There is only wifi in the common areas, which is pretty annoying. The location is not ideal, but it's not too far from the main sights. Also important, the hostel was really clean!


97%

Couldn't fault them. Everything we needed for our stay


86%

I stayed on the top floor and there were only 3 showers and 2 toilets for the whole floor. In my room there were 12+ guys and there were other rooms with a lot of guys also. They said on hostel world they have a currency exchange but they do not. But other then those 2 things, it is a great place and easy to find (just know where the custom house is). The breakfast is basic which is all you need. I would stay here again. I recommend it!

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Our stay at Isaac's was great! The staff were knowledgeable and a lot of fun as well--they added great character to our stay. The room was clean and spacious. The basement was large and there were a number of common areas. The biggest downside was that the only wifi was in the reception area and limited access in the basement. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Isaac's and would certainly return.

Owner Comment (Hide)
All good to hear, thanks a million . Sorry about the Wifi but It has good coverage in reception area and we think it is more sociable not to have it wifi in the dorms !

94%

I wish I could have stayed longer. I'm looking forward to going back at a later point

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great to hear Thanks !

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