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Great location. Friendly staff. A bit too loud at night, but because it is right in the center of Temple Bar...
Was a great place to stay in Dublin! Directly in the middle of Temple Bar, and within a short walking distance from Dame Street and the river, with many bus stops and other forms of transportation at each one. The staff was nice and helpful, and the bar downstairs was very lively! The rooms were sparsely decorated, but perfect for our needs as we didn't stick around much. Bathroom was a good size and kept clean. The only complaint I would have is about the key system, with only one per room.
We stayed in a room with ten people and there was rubbish everywhere. There was leftover bottles and food, and things in the bathroom that didn't belong to anyone who was staying in the room at the time. The breakfast, though free, is awful. It's cold toast and terrible coffee. The kitchen and bathrooms are dirty and neglected. There is only one key per room, for ten people. It makes no sense and we were locked out on several occasions.
My husband, teenage daughters, and myself appreciate the drink coupons, kindness, and support (directions, etc...) the staff gave us. The location was comfortable, relaxing and clean. A great start to our 2 week vacation!! Loved the music...
This hostel is good because it's located in the most party area of Dublin - temple bar district. Somehow, the rooms are quiet so you can sleep even though people are partying until very late just outside. The hostel itself is nothing special but you won't spend much time in your hostel if your doing Dublin right. The bar downstairs is one of temple bars best and has amazing live music.
Best area hands down
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Brilliant hostel with an excellent location. We went as a group of seven lads and partied on Temple Bar street and we could not fault the hostel in any way!
A great stay, all staff friendly and helpful. Great location. Would recommend. Please pass on our thanks.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 41+
- (1 review)
Hostel was pretty good overall. Free breakfast is key for those trying to save a couple bucks, you just fill up then and don't worry about eating till dinner time. Staff was really great as well, always helpful and had lots of suggestions. My number one problem was the atmosphere. The hostel didn't do a very good job helping you meet fellow travelers, but that just means you have to be outgoing yourself.
This Hostel is perfectly located to explore Dublin from. Put on the top floor we felt secure and were far enough away from the noisy street to get a great night's sleep. Staff were not as friendly and welcoming as we had experienced in other Hostels but perfectly helpful. With a great bar/restaurant below, the atmosphere was good, but this is the first Hostel where we didn't actually meet anyone else staying there. Room was very dusty and toilet was a bit broken.
There is only one key per room, so the key was often unaccounted for and the room door was left open or it was locked and you had to find a staff member to let you in. Also, the room was VERY hot (no air conditioner or fan) Quite loud since it is in the heart of Temple Bar. Pretty decent breakfast. Staff was helpful.
We stayed in a private room, so this is not a review of the dorms... Great location! The pub is fun, live music, and great location in the Temple Bar area. You will not regret staying here!
A great friendly atmosphere , second time to stay and will definitely stay again
The location is so nice! right near the temple bar but in the room was very quiet!! we had a nice stay there for 1 night and the staff was helpful.
There were not luggage storage for every bed in dorms. The location couldn't be better. But the use of earplugs is a recommendation (I use it in every hostel) The stuff are nice and helpful. At the hostel you get access to WiFi, but unfortunately not to a compute (with internet). Another disadvantage is the kitchen (access to refrigerator and making te/coffee) which merely is open between 8 am - 8 pm
My friend and I really enjoyed our stay here. The staff was very friendly and were able to answer any questions we had about the area. Don't have to be 18-21 to enjoy this place as my friend and I are 27 & 28. Also, the restaurant (same name) also has really great fries if you'd like a snack while enjoying a few drinks.
The hostel room and bathroom was clean and the shower was powerful. We were able to leave our bags before we checked in (and after we checked out) and go out, as well as being able to use the tea/coffee facilities. Only downside was that the pub had loud music on till late at night making an early night difficult because of the noise!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Bedroom was really clean, but bathroom not so much. The place is great for who wants to party as it is perfectly located within the Temple Bar. Staff was really helpful. We got a free cd and a free drink at the pub downstairs. Parking is paid but was affordable (9 euros from 6 pm to 8 am, if I am not mistaken). One of the things I didn't like is that there is only 1 key per bedroom, so the door was actually open when I arrived as there was someone in it. Very good value for money.
Perfect Location nice room with view over Dublin