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The Times Hostel - College Street Reviews

8, College Street, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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85%

Rating
1927 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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40%

Where do I start... - security: my laptop, passport, cellphone... were stolen from my room. The best thing is; a girl who is working in the hostel, and was also staying/living in my room of 6, let the thief in and went back to bed while he was stealing my stuff. He just walked out again. - cleanliness: I am everything but a hygiene freak, but floor was utterly disgusting, they gave me used sheets, dirty glasses laying around,... - facilities: breakfast is toast with butter and water from tap ...


80%

Overall it was a good hostel with good staff, facilities and location however the bed, couldn't even be considered a bed the mattress was bent like a banana!


100%

Finally a hostel with a decent kitchen! Excellent location too!


91%

Great location, staff and atmosphere!! If you go to Dublin, you must go to Times!!

  • 10th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

A friendly and social hostel, in a very central location, right next to temple bar. Rooms are spacious and secure, there's a locker for each bed if you bring your own padlock. Each room has its own bathroom with toilet and shower, but don't expect it to be cleaned every day! Wifi was extremely poor, don't rely on it here if you need to do any bookings or banking! Staff are incredibly friendly and often do free things in the common room, like dinners or mulled wine. And they have a guitar.


71%

The location of the hostel is absolutely prime and definitely a perk of the hostel. In terms of cleanliness, the bathroom did not seem to be managed the entire time I was there (3 days). They also placed me in a room with students and others who were living in the hostel on a more permanent basis (a month to a whole semester's time). This made schedules of the people in the room very different and some roommates were verbally upset. This isn't completely the hostel's fault, something to consider


71%

In general, the staff was very rude whenever we asked them for help about traveling throughout the city. They talked to us as if we should already know the answers to our questions ... Not realizing that we were first-time visitors!


100%

This is a very good hostel. One of the best i've been. Good showers, big rooms, clean, and with a perfect location. The staff definitelly makes the difference!!! The wifi works very well at the reception, but at the second floor(rooms, and kitchen) it is slower, and some times, didn't work. The breakfast is good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, many thanks for your review! We are glad to hear you found our very central location (just in front of Trinity College) convenient and I will make sure to pass on your compliments to our super helpful and friendly staff. Thanks for the feedback about the WiFi as well, there was a temporary problem with one of our devices which has now been fixed. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back soon :) Leah - Manager

83%

Lovely pancakes on Sunday morning, friendly staff, clean and warm.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, many thanks for your review! We are very glad you enjoyed our Saturday and Sunday pancakes - one of our many free special events (free pancakes, free dinner, free drinks etc!). Also many thanks for your compliments towards our staff and our cleanliness, I will make sure to pass them onto our fantastic receptionists and housekeeping team. We hope to see you again soon! Leah - Manager

86%

The manager was great and helped me out a lot!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, many thanks for your review! We're really glad you enjoyed your stay, hope you can come back soon! :) Leah - Manager

63%

The hostel was nice, but the beds were really squeaky and there was no locking facilities in the rooms. There's also only the ensuites, no extra spillover shower rooms if the room is really busy.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, many thanks for your review! The majority of our rooms are provided with lockers but for those that are not we do have a safe available at reception which is open 24 hours, there is also a locked and surveilled luggage room at your disposal in case you need to store valuables, again open 24 hours. As you correctly stated, we are proud to be one of the few hostels with en-suite facilities in every room. We appreciate your input and wish you safe travels :) Leah - Manager

71%

The location is just perfect. Very good value for money. Would advice to bring your own earplugs, because rooms can be quite noisy at night.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, many thanks for your review. We are happy to hear you liked our very central location (just across the street from Trinity College and literally 2 minutes from Temple Bar) and the very good value for money. We do actually have earplugs available in reception to all our lovely guests :) We hope to see you again! Leah - Manager

94%

Really great room and good spot. Staff were great for advice and even called around about tours for us. recommended!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, many thanks for your review. We enjoy going the extra mile for our lovely guests and organising a tour for them is great pleasure for us. We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay at Times Hostels College Street and glad that we could help you enjoy your time in Dublin and beyond! We hope to see you again soon! Leah - Manager

71%

Location was great, staff was helpful, and the rooms aren't bad, but you can feel every spring in the mattresses. The shared kitchen area is kind of grimy, and the shower alternates between burning hot and freezing cold, so you have to jump in and out of the flow to not get scalded or doused with cold water. Only other complaint was that it was really noisy in the mornings – we got woken up every day to the sound of people stomping around in boots, though admittedly our room was near the stairs.


86%

Nice ol' hostel just off Westmoreland St. Ideally placed for the city centre, and presumably other tourist things. The girl on the desk was flirty enough too which was good.


89%

The staff is always very helpful and kind. The room is clean, and the atmosphere in the hostel is homey. The only thing that Tims can improve is the kitchen. There are not enough seats, and some of the chairs are broken.


66%

The hostel was in a good location, walking distance to everything in Dublin. Showers were hot, beds were pretty comfortable. (We stayed in the double room) Day staff was very helpful. Overnight staff barely spoke English. Kitchen facilities were very useful, cook tops but no ovens, downer. Bus station close. Overall a good place to stay on a budget.


100%

Very nice staff and a lovely relaxed atmosphere.


89%

The overall stay was great! Breakfast could have a bit more substance but the toast, cereal and milk were great quality! A renovation and paint job to the entire place would make this hostel top notch but cleaning is done daily.


91%

I had really great time there!!! If I would come back to Dublin, I will reconsider the idea to spend my nights there!!!

  • 27th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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