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The Times Hostel - College Street Reviews

8, College Street, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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85%

Rating
2124 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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91%

Super friendly staff and really central location. Price was steep but given that it was around St Patrick's Day, understandable. Pretty basic, no-fuss facilities that are relatively clean. Free ice cream and cookies was a lovely touch.


77%

Although we couldnt check in early, there was a secure room to keep luggage. Room was basic but clean and comfortable. The electricity went off in the early hours of the morning and did not come back on before we left so we couldnt use the plug points, heater or shower in the morning. This was obviously very inconvenient. Not sure if it was turned off as the lights were working fine! Informed staff on duty but they were unsure what had happened.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

I never could find the common room--and thus the free beer. But the kitchen was a nice, quiet place to chill. The location really is superb. I liked that they photocopied our ID. We enjoyed this hostel. Nice staff.


91%

This location is perfect! You're really close to grafton st. a nice shopping area, o'connell st, temple bar, and trinity college. Seriously the location alone I'd stay here again. The room I stayed in was ensuite, the showers were pretty small do keep that in mind. But overall I enjoyed my experience! It wasn't too much of a party hostel so it was nice and quite at night. And they hold different events each night which is nice. I would definitely stay here again


77%

The hostel has nice and friendly staff, but it was expensive with no free breakfast.


83%

I stayed in a mixed 10-persons' dorm room. The Beds weren't comfortable but that didn't really bother me. What I really have to criticize is the cleanliness of the bathroom. It was very dusty and seemed like it hadn't been cleand for months. I didn't dare to go barefoot in there or lay my stuff down anywhere. What I liked was the atmosphere and the nice kitchen/ sitting room.

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Great location and friendly staff! The hostel was a bit hard to find and we actually walked past it once. It's only one door beside the pub which has same colours...


51%

Stains on towels, marks on walls and dusty window, cold room, was very very basic and TV did not even work. Woken in the middle of the night by loud guys stood outside our door.We were charged €120 for one night- a ridiculous amount for one night & we got very little from our stay, the quality was very poor. In comparison we stayed in a 5* hotel the following night in Wicklow for exactly the same price. Total rip off for this room, the price should be much lower or the quality needs to improve.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Great location, with easy access from the airport. Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are clean and comfortable for a hostel. The showers have hot water and excellent water pressure. Underbed locker storage allows for good security (bring your lock or rent one). It can be noisy both from residents of the hostel and pedestrians on the street. If you are a light sleeper bring some earplugs. This is my second time staying here and I would continue to recommend it.


86%

Good hostel. People were really friendly, and the beds were fine. They could use a little work in organizing nights out or other activities, but you can always google outside events that don't involve the hostel. Particularly close to Temple bar, so its an easy stumble home.


94%

Had a great time in Dublin staying at the times hostel! Our room was upgraded when we got there so we didn't have to share with anyone and being 5 girls that was great! The staff are lovely and I would recommend them to any other students wanting a trip to Dublin

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Everything we needed for a short trip to Dublin. The best part is the location next to Trinity College and very clode to Temple Bar.

  • 1st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

There were no common bathrooms which was a bit annoying. Also, there is no free breakfast. The wifi is pretty decent, and the bathrooms inside the rooms were also pretty good. The kitchen/lounge area was one big thing. It resembled a hotel in which a bunch of beds were stuffed in the rooms. Also, the beds are not marked so it is a bit confusing to know which one is available. Close to temple bar, and they have booklets on free tours, as well as pubcrawls.


100%

Extremely friendly and accommodating staff, location was excellent if you're exploring from Galway, bus station was right next door and had great day tours that the hostel set up for us with discounts.

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

We booked the place for NYE. For the price we paid just for somewhere to crash it did everything we needed. Special shout out to Leah on reception who was incredibly helpful and friendly.

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

It's the second time that I stayed here, and I felt good both times. The next times I will go to Dublin probably I will choose this hostel again

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

The heater in the room was not properly working, so it was cold during the night.


77%

The location of this hostel is simply the best. Only thing is that there should be an age limitate for people to check in there (I think there were some homeless people sleeping in the hostels during some nights).


89%

Very kind staff, were able to book me a shuttle because I had an early flight to the airport. Social atmosphere with the different free food and drink given on different days of the week and walking distance to bars, but room and location were quiet for sleeping


97%

Nice hostel, nice staff, nice guests, nice prices :)


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