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Isaacs Hostel Reviews

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

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84%

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6975 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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100%

The hotel staff was the best part of the Hostel! Right from the beginning they had great enthusiasm and they were really friendly. It was known from the beginning that they would always be there to help, if necessary, no matter the time of day. They gave great recommendations on places to eat and drink. The staff always went the extra mile, which made our experience of Dublin amazing.

  • 22nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Die Atmosphäre in der Einganghalle ist sehr schön und das Frühstück mag zwar klein sein, hat uns aber dennoch positiv überrascht. Die Zimmer hingegen sind lieblos eingerichtet. Auf die gleiche Quadratmeterzahl hätte man mit ein wenig Nachdenken und Ikeamöbel ein tolles Wohlfühlzimmer hinbekommen, stattdessen stand ein schlecht als Schlafstätte dienendes Stahlungeheuer quer im Raum, das schaukelte und knarzte, sobald einer der drei Gäste sich bewegte. Das Haus ist zudem extrem hellhörig!!!


94%

amazing hostel


80%

Too few facilities, shower was cold, toilets not as new and clean as one would wish

  • 20th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Nice Hostel, nice staff, very good atmosphere. A good place to meet other backpackers. Hit shower the whole day, self service kitchen with everything you need. Not far away from O' Connnel street. I stayed in a 14 and 16 mixed bed dorm and it wasn't noise in the night or anything like that - I was afraid but I slept very good. I definitely come back and recommend it to all of my friends and other traveler I meet.


89%

Great hostel! Staff was great, very friendly and helpful. Clean overall. Breakfast very basic but is included with price. Free coffee and tea all day. Only minor inconvienences were that the wifi did not reach the rooms (only in lobby) and that the showers were push button (turned off every 30 seconds or so). Highly recommend overall, location and staff were awesome, would defiantly stay again!


83%

It was difficult to get hot water in the shower in the morning, it's a bit annoying...


83%

pros: - large, lots of nice areas to hang out throughout hostel - clean. what more needs to be said? - cardkeys required for hall/room entrance felt safe once you're in hostel - friendly, helpful staff cons: - setup makes it bit more difficult to talk to new people - sauna only open 3 hrs out of the day - area outside hostel can be sketchy at night. Suggest having group activity other than paid bar crawl every night, to change it up each night. And bring earplugs!


91%

staff were amazing! also the best common room for hanging out. always had this friendly and social atmosphere!


77%

The only thing wich wasn't that great was the bathroom: there was no door to the hall so that one doesn't really have privacy and the water in the showers was cold. Nevertheless a very nice hostel.


74%

The bathrooms are a bit small regarding the high number of people using it. Water in the shower was freezing cold in the morning. Otherwise it's a very nice hostel.

  • 18th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

I had a great time! Will definitely be back


51%

Isaacs was very noisy. We were booked in for almost a week and I think that there was only one night where we got a good sleep. The hostel is very poorly designed - the doors slam every time they are closed, every sound could be heard - the docking station for phones etc were right outside our door so that when guests arrived home from bars, drunk they would use this area as their meeting area. Not enough sinks, or showers and no hot water. I will never go back.


71%

Bed was to old. I could feel the iron of the bed through the mattress. I hadn't had one warm shower. I took daily showers around 9 o'clock am but never had the enjoyment of warm water.

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


31%

I can hear everyone's voice and foot step during the night. Toilet and shower room was so small to handle whole floor. Only good thing is there was an airport bus stop was close to hostel.

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Great location, close to all the cool places to go. The walking tour is awesome from this hostel and they give you a really good feel for the area. Got upgraded from a 6 bedroom room to a 4 bedroom room at no extra cost to me which was nice. The staff were very helpful and made you feel welcome. The pub crawl gives you the oppoutinuty to meet tons of people from many different hostels - you have to do it.


74%

I stayed at this hostel because it said there was a bar but there was not. Thats my only gripe


86%

If it were closer to the city center, more near temple bar/trinity college etc it would've been perfect location, but not too faBut great place, great atmosphere, exactly the young, easygoing, pleasant atmosphere I always hope for in hostels, that brings in fellow travelers with common interests. The big common area in front lobby was great for that. Staff was excellent, super friendly & pleasant, very helpful in recommending things & explaining how to get places & booking day trips etc for you.

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

I had an amazing stay at Isaac's, and Andy gave the stay some extra humor. All the staff was friendly though, and definitely good value for money


100%

Everthing was perfect! One of the best Hostels I've ever been!!!!


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