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The Holyhead Hostel Reviews

42 Gardiner Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland

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53 Total Reviews
  • 48%Value For Money
  • 63%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 55%Atmosphere
  • 50%Cleanliness
  • 40%Facilities

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Decent accommodations for the price in a good location, but the second floor shower is exceedingly dirty. We expect a rather low quality from hostels, but we actually neglected to book another night because of how moldy and unpleasant it was.


I stayed in room 5A when I was there. I'm pretty sure it was a closet that a bed was stuck in. I can't believe I had to pay that much money to sleep in a closet. Plus the showers were completely mouldy and there's no breakfast. This was the 3rd hostel I've stayed in while in Dublin and by far the worst value for my money.

  • 24th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I got there and the room had JUST been painted and it was the size of my closet at home. Yes I have a big closet but come on! I could not stay there cause the fumes were soOo horrible yet and on top of that I just got home from ireland and they said since I couldn't stay there and they had no other rooms they wouldn't charge me and I just looked at my credit card and they DID. Now I have a big pain in a butt to deal with. Wonderful. Please pass that on

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The worste experience that we had. We payed 50 euros for each night and we had just a bed who a person sleeps normally. And the shower absolutely creepy. No suggestion.

  • 12th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Showers were moldy and not very clean. Pillows were not very comfortable. Definitely overpayed for stay here.

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