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Oliver St. John Gogarty Reviews

18-21 Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland

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77%

Rating
3593 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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94%

Great hostel in perfect location x

  • 7th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

There were a bunch of guys yelling and wrestling and it sounded like throwing furniture around in the room above us at 4am, and the free morning buffet is a pretty loose definition of "continental breakfast," but the location is fantastic, the people are super nice, and I would absolutely recommend it and/or stay hear again

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

The only good thing is that staff was really friendly. I would NOT consider to stay there next time as it was very noisy, people in the room was drinking alcohol and messing around whole night, staff couldn't take them under control. Another thing is that there is only 1 key per room, so to get in, you have to knock the door and wake somebody up. Other way you have to leave the door opened, but then anyone can enter the room and take anything he wants.


77%

Good location and facilities but a bit under staffed at reception.

  • 31st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

We had a good time at Oliver St.John Gogarty. It's right in the middle of Temple Bar, so it might get a little loud at night (there's live music everywhere until around 2.30am), but with the help of ear plugs, it's perfectly fine. Located in the heart of Dublin, so you can reach everything easily and on foot. Would go there again. :)

  • 27th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Good hostel that I enjoyed very much. Next to their own live pub, serving a very good breakfast with even cheese and some fruit. This is for sure one of my favorites hostels in Dublin.


71%

It's very noisy, the commun toilettes weren't clean; neither the toilette of the room; although you know that a big part of keeping this one clean are the guests. On the other hand; the hostel has a very good location: 2 minutes walk to the temple bar (red bar), 5 minutes to Trinity College, 7 minutes to the Spire. And you have a very good breakfast.


43%

Too much noise and no peace of mind

  • 16th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

The hostel was well placed. The staff was not especially friendly - a few of them tried to rip us off multiple times (not returning the amount of money they were supposed to when borrowing a hair dryer, trying to tell us we needed to pay more for the room even though we had previously seen the price online, etc.). It would have been nice if the common room was heated (it gets a bit cold during the winter).


57%

Broken door knobs, moldy window, mattress too small for bunk bed, hole punched in bathroom door, staff was alright, breakfast was nothing to rave about, bar below and other bars surrounding are very loud, walls are paper thin, there was supposed to be no visitors allowed but our roomates gave their friends the key and woke us up at 4:30 to offer us crack...... not cool. If you're getting wasted and need a bed, it's fine. Don't expect comfort or relaxation.


57%

Security : A friend of mine got his SD card stolen from his phone while he was charging it in our private bathroom. We were 9 friends and 1 other unknown people in that room... Cleanaliness : 1 shower + 1 WC for a 10 persones room is not enough at all. I found a condome under my bed. The common WC were dirty


77%

Just one key per room.. you have to wake up someone to open the door for you!


77%

A good place to stay!


91%

The way how they control the bedroom's keys is not the best thing. Ther wis only one key per room and the guests have to relay it between them. If there is one person in the room, the key is it's responsibility. So, if someone arrive late, one of the other guest has to opens the room's door. And generally it is late night and someone has to wake up to open the doors... This is not a smart decision!


60%

The hostel has the perfect location in temple bar! There are lockers under each bed but only one key per room so it usually ended up staying open. Also, our 10 bedroom dorm was rarely cleaned.


74%

Great location. Very friendly and helpful staff. System of one key per room did not work well - would suggest at least one key per group checking in. Room did not get cleaned daily, however staff was receptive of this and ordered it cleaned right away. Overall a pretty good stay and would stay again!

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


46%

Totally unusable showers. Arcane and arbitrary security rules. They won't even give you a key to your own room. I've stayed in many hostels and this ranks amongst the worst.

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


57%

Only 1 key per room is an unbelievable thing. As others have said, this results in open doors all night, I guess because no one wants to wake up to open the door to a roommate that arrives late at night. Rude receptionist told me it was obvious that if the key was neither in the reception nor there was no one inside the room, then it would obviously be on the table inside the room! Many thanks to the kindness looking at me as I was retarded. Only good things: location and breakfast


100%

Nice Hostel in the center of pubs street,good breakfast.Key system doesn t work that well,a small problem.


69%

This was a nice enough hostel and our stay there would have been enjoyable if it hadn't been for a few details that ruined our stay. On the first night, we couldn't close the window all the way so ALL of the loud noise and cold air from outside came right up to our room, making it impossible to sleep. To make matters worse, the beds were extremely small and uncomfortable, and the pillows were terrible. And to top it off, the showers were the worst I've ever used.


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