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Kinlay House Dublin Reviews

2-12 Lord Edward Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

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80%

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3907 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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57%

Just one thing: for a foreigner that arrives late at night because of flight delay, entering Kinlay would have been a great first contact with Dublin, but people who worked there were not so friendly. Just be more humanly available.

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

I enjoy staying in kinley....

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Nepal
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Good location!! Too bad the room (4 bed dorm) was very very small and there was no mirror anywhere to be seen (not even in the bathroom). Also no hooks to hang things or table to put things on. Not a practical room! It was very clean though. Good wifi too. Checkout at 10am and no flexibility, even on a Sunday morning, so that's bad.


83%

As one of the cheapest places to stay in dublin this is not bad at all! Basic but clean, common areas are big and seemed good (allthough i spent no time in them). Only thing is that i cosider a 10 am checkout unneccecerally early... looking for cheap basic good value dorms, this is perfect


97%

Really helpful and friendly staff, excellent value for money considering location and free breakfast, would definitely stay again. Thank you for a great stay!

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Extremely cold in the common areas and in the rooms- heat did not seem to work.


77%

Average hostel. Private room was very small but blankets and pillows were very thick and nice, especially in the cold weather. Could have been a little cleaner but location was excellent and staff was very kind and helpful!


74%

All was great except two points : the breakfast room was way too short for everyone and the cleaning of our room. There were a lot of died flies on my blanket when i arrived. The bathroom was never cleaned during our 7 nights stay.

  • 26th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

In the beginning, it was very cold, the heater was ridiculously small and the window was impossible to close. But as the 10-bed-dorm filled with people it got warmer. But then again, the window was too small for a short exchange of air... Well, the rest (espl value for money) was perfect, so I'll leave a 90% recommendation :)


74%

We had a litte problem because they had only two plugs in a room for 12 people and one of them was not working which is a huge problem when you have cameras and cellphones. This is unacceptable. The shower was not hot enough. There was also a really bad smell on the hall. However, the facilities and the staff are excellent.


80%

Beds were very uncomfortable and it was noisy all night, none of us slept well. The room was also very hot. The hostel is a longer walk from the the Temple Bar area than i had expected but it wasn't too bad. The common room was very nice and had a good atmosphere.

  • 20th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

We stayed in Dublin for three days, the Kinlay House has nice and polite staff, very comfortable beds and is very good located right next to temple bar.


97%

Great well run hostel and felt very secure .

  • 17th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Stayed in Kinlay while doing a stop of xmas shopping in Dublin and will defo be back, Staff lovely, very homely atmosphere, comfy beds and great value for the location also there was a free breakfast and WIFI was perfect!! would absolutely recommend!!


100%

Great location and very friendly staff .I enjoyed my stay and definitely had the best experience .


100%

Wonderful place and knowledgeable staff. Very friendly welcome!!!


71%

Brilliant location. Had to move rooms as we were originally in the kinlay pod which was pretty much a shed in a beer garden so very cold and noisy. Staff not very accomadating with when I originally emailed with a request just dismissed what I had asked in minutes not willing to help at all, however once we arrived they were able deal with mhy request. Great price compared to other hostels in the area but you do have to pay for everything extra like left luggage.


89%

Great hostel in a great city. Only complaints would be that the water in our shower couldn't be regulated, it was always hot. Also the breakfast was not very good. But overall great place.


71%

We were in a private double room and everything was fine. The only remark about the hostel is the breakfast that was quite poor.

  • 6th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


57%

Location of the hostel is good. The atmosphere is okay, there is a room downstairs with pool etc. That is also the place where breaktfast is served. The hostel has many beds, so there can be lines at breakfast. Unfortuantely, the staff is not too friendly - they had us pay double for one night cause he said we made the same reservation twice online and he could not cancel it. Even though, there were many empty bed. Someone had puked in the showers and it took them a long time to clean it.


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