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The Old Presbytery Reviews

The Fairgreen, Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland

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77%

Rating
167 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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94%

Friendly and very helpful staff

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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John. Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. I will pass on your kind comments to John and Joel. Harry

74%

We ordered the Private Twin room and got the 4 bunk beds room. The bed is not comfortable. But the location is great, very close to Hidden Valley and Glendalough. It is not expensive anyway.

  • 29th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us.We appreciate your comments and will note the need to improve our facilities for guests. Harry

91%

The Old Presbytery provided a quiet place for us to enjoy a few restful days. We found the kitchen facilities to be great, with lots of space for cooking and eating and ample storage for food we brought in. We were in a private twin room and ended up with a double bed/twin bed bunk combo which was great!

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Emma. Many thanks for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We constantly strive to improve the experiences for our guests.I hope you may return to us sometime in the future. Harry

66%

It was not clean. Sheet cover not changed: regular and pubic hair!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We regret that you were disappointed with the facilities. We assure you that all bed linens are laundered and changed every day. We will none the less ensure more vigilant inspections in the future. Harry

51%

I booked a twin private, paying a price of what would normally include include breakfast as well. Instead, I had a room full of bunk beds, which was not at all what I was expecting from my booking. Very disappointed, feel that I was misinformed about the room per the website.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Many thanks for these comments. We are really sorry about the confusion about your room. We provided a large en suite room for this couple which was entirely private to them. We done this to provide for the twin requirement. We greatly regret that you were disappointed with this room which is usually very popular. Best Wishes Harry

100%

After just arriving in Ireland this was a perfect place to have our first night. It was in a small town, easy to get, and very comfortable. The staff were extremely nice and very helpful in starting our trip on the right foot. I would definitely recommend this hostel to future travelers and would go back myself.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Very many thanks for taking the time to record your kind comments. I will pass on your compliments to the staff, they will be pleased. I hope you may be able to return to Rathdrum sometime in the future. Harry

57%

Typical cheap youth hostel environment - don't expect too much. The buildings and rooms are very spartan - minimum furniture, etc. Good for sleeping, but I wouldn't spend much time there. If you want to visit the Wicklow mountains and just want a place to sleep, it's OK. If you want more, go elsewhere. It was not easy to find the place - even with a GPS, becasuse you cannot see the building from the road, and there is no visible sign. The lady looking after the place was a bit strange too.


60%

A code to enter the building but no keys for the room so security is not great. Location : Rathdrum is small but not really nice and the hostel is not in the town centre (i don't mind the walking but the surroundings were not pleasant) Staff was great, very friendly and funny! The room was not so clean and above all very damp. Mattresses not great (i slept ok, not my friend)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Nolwenn. Many thanks for your stay with us and you taking the time to comment. I will pass on your kind comments to the staff. I regret your disappointments with the area and our services. We strive to improve all the time and will heed your comments. Harry



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