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

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3582 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Great and cheap!

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Clean basic room with everything we needed, we would stay again, thanks!

  • 26th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Stayed here on a busy Saturday night in Dublin! Felt the hostel was very cramped but served as it was needed. Noise at night was quite loud but quickly grew accustomed to it in a few minutes. Breakfast was basic but good. Liked the idea of the free glass of guinness in the pub! The WiFi password didn't seem to work and reception staff I dealt with weren't that nice or helpful. Roommates were arrogantly drunk when they banged the door down at 4 in the morning. Would recommend anyway


Stayed here on numerous occasions, always enjoy my stay, the atmosphere is great, and everything is relaxed easy and quick. Would recommend for anyone looking for a quick nights stay in Dublin, perfect for gigs :)

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff is rude, the rooms are full of dust, the weekend is full of people disreputable and there are no controls. Not recommended


We are repeat visitors and will continue to be. Love Olivers!


Overall I had a great stay. The hostel had a great atmosphere, was fairly clean and had all your basic facilities, free wifi, common room etc. And you get a free basic breakfast which was a great addition. The bar attached to the hostel was really good, stereotypical irish pub with a mixed crowd and great atmosphere! The only issue was theres only one key per room not per party. People were told to leave this at reception but often forgot leaving people locked out and having to wake others up.

  • 21st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Room 8 really dirty. Only one shower for 12 bed. Nobody clean the bathroom during 4 days (my stay) and no shower available in another part of the backpackers. Only 1 key is ridiculous and dangerous : Door open during the day, and the night so everybody can enter in the bedroom. if we close, we stay at the door if we want to come back the night. Bad experience.

  • 21st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


we enjoyed staying there. Obviously the location is perfect. Everything is in walking distance. Our two bed private dorm had one bunk bed and was small, but it was just enough space for two. You really don't need much more if you are in the city all day and just need a place to sleep. The bathroom was ok. It was pretty clean for a hostel and the shower worked just fine. I would definitely recommend this hostel

  • 15th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The common room ist small and a bit hidden so it wasn't easy to get in contact. The room and the facilities weren't the cleaniest but they were ok. I had much worse. The breakfast was great. Wifi and elevator were available and working. The staff was friendly and helpfull all the time.

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