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Paddy's Palace Dublin Reviews

5 Beresford Place, Lr. Gardiner St, Dublin, Ireland

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72%

Rating
3425 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 62%Facilities

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77%

The hostel was quite nice. Friendly staff, big kitchen, and big common room. My friend and I stayed in a 6-bed room, and it was surprisingly quiet at night.


49%

The front desk staff were terrible, and not responsive to any concerns. The bathroom and shower facilities were dirty and had mold. The airport shuttle never showed to pick us up from the Dublin airport, and the "free" tours they offer aren´t available on weekends, and no one ever made that clear. Every time you wanted to get back into your room you had to go back to the main desk to have them reactivate your room key. It was really cheap though, and you get what you pay for.


40%

We had no working outlets in our room which meant we couldn't charge our phones, use a dryer etc. After reminding them twice every day of our stay and they reassuring us the handyman will come and fix it, no one fixed it and we didn't even get an apology for the inconvenience. What is more the window couldn't really close so the room was extremely cold. Bathrooms/toilets/room dirty and unhygienic. The only redeeming quality is the location.

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


26%

We booked a 4 ensuite bedroom and when we got there they gave us a 8 bedroom. We weren't happy at all and the staff wasn't helpful. He only said that everything was sold out and that we were allocated in that room regardless we had paid for a smaller one. There wasn't a toilet in the room only a shower and a sink and the shower was really poor. Everything in te kitchen was dirty and it was really small. It has been the worst experience ever!


57%

The showers were not nice. There was only one working toilet.

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Had such a great time a t Paddy's Palace. I felt so safe and assured that nothing would happen to my belongings while staying there. The staff was extremely helpful in getting me back to the Dublin airport in time for my flight (included with my reservation). I would highly recommend staying there. Go on the Paddy tour too. The drivers are a blast!

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

We wasted a day because the hostel staff told us that she was booking us our 'free' day trip and upon arrival to the trip two days later, we were kicked off the bus, because our names weren't on the list and they had overbooked. If they would have told us that it was overbooked and we weren't able to make it that day, we would have made other arrangements. This was horrible and we wasted a day because of it.


49%

The mattress smelled like urine. The bathrooms were too humid. The room were noisy because of the train and tramway.


66%

Get wat u pay for. Hard to meet people. Atmosphere was dull and staff were average often heard couple of the male staff yelling at guests for no real reason.


54%

Room 18 was probably designed for Hobbits as the ceiling is only head height. The free day tour was good though


63%

one of the staff members (male) was incredibly rude- he spoke with an Indian accent which was difficult to understand- and he lacked patience when I asked him to repeat himself. This was a person who sat behind the desk to check people in. I also saw him have a yelling match with a customer in the lobby over a misunderstanding. Extremely un professional. The only other staff I interacted with happened to be female- and we're very pleasant, sweet, and helpful- I think one of their names is Liz

  • 7th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Overall good hostel. Staff were friendly and dealt very well and professionally- and with a good level of compassion- with a homeless guy who came in to ask them and guests for money in the hostel. Good kitchen facilities. Good system to only let people in hostel who stay there- albeit a bit of an awkward layout. Nice and very clean rooms. Good hangout area. Lockers for free. Great value for price in Dublin!


94%

The hostel staff was very polite. Good breakfast.. Bed linen was very clean,fresh and room was very clean! Thank you!

  • 5th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

It was really a great deal! Located closed to the center and with free transport to the airport ..and also a free tour included! I am really satisfied! :-)


71%

Poor bathroom facilities, rooms were very clean.


43%

I had cold showers as there was no hot water. I also had to continually hold the button in as the water stream only lasted a few seconds. There were leaks in the building. My booking was stuffed up and I was put in a bigger room. Other room users were really disrespectful talking at 4am. Beer had been spilt all the way up the stairs through the building. Pretty average.


69%

No hot water in the shower and wifi didn't work. Front door of the building wouldn't open and had to wait for security to open the door. Beds were very comfy though


77%

The location of the hostel was excellent, The room where we were in was maybe a little bit too small and noisy, but we may not complain with such low prices.

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

The free shuttle and breakfast were a definite plus and the tours take off right from the hostel so that is a big plus as well.

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


51%

We chose this hostel because of two bonus - free ride to the airport and a free tour. The free tour was exellent and the driver Paul was awsome. But waiting at the airport on our arrival for a Paddywagon, which never showed up, we lost one and half hour and had to pay 24 euros (4 people) to get to the hostel. The room we had (18) and showers area were not nice and clean. The main area is full of laundry all the time - why?! Kitchen and dishes - not clean. However, staff was very friendly.


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