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The Times Hostel - College Street Reviews

8, College Street, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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2187 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Everything feels a bit run down. One bathroom for a 10-bed dorm. Dirty tables in the kitchen/common area. People were friendly and location was good but I wouldn't stay here again.


Old building


Great location with friendly staff.


The hostel was very dirty, there were spiders in the room and the bathroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months. The kitchen was nice and prettyy clean. It had a good location and the people were nice but the higiene in the rooms was really worrying.


The hostel is clean and the location is perfect, which is very important, but the pictures that the website shows are definitely warped. I have never seen smaller rooms in any other building than in this hostel. There was barely enough room for all four people (in the four bed private room) to stand up at the same time. If you rent one bed and stay here with people you don't know in the room, it could be very uncomfortable due to how incredibly small and cramped the rooms are.


We had fun because we met people in the kitchen/ common area. The kitchen is stocked so you can make everything you need. The bathrooms could be better but it was still an okay experience. Plenty of space for luggage as well


The location is great. The bedroom has some humidity problems in its walls. Pls take into account that the breakfast is not included in the price of the hostel. The personal gives a very ggod service.


Couldn't reach the wall sockets in the bedroom. Furnishings generally worn. Staff were very friendly and a strong positive. A key without someone checking meant it was easy for one of others in room to bring a "guest" back. Wasn't happy with so not to use again.


The front desk staff were really great, the hostel itself is a bit outdated in terms of technology, but overall it was a great stay.


Staff is super friendly and I really enjoyed my time there. Bathrooms are clean and function well, Internet was fine, although computers at the lobby were down. Staff was helpful and the people in my room were very nice . I would TOTALLY stay there again :) One of the best hostels I've stayed at. Good job!


amazing hostel, the free things they do every night work really well and are a great way to meet new people. Also there is a free stand comedy gig up the road on Sundays Mondays and Tuesdays that's definitely worth going to


Great location and the staff are really helpful. One of the best breakfast options of any hostel I've stayed at so I didn't mind paying 3 euros for it!


Toilets were very dirty. It was not nice to use the toilets because they were so dirty. Other than that the hostel was really nice. Really good thing was that there were electricity next to each bed.

  • 21st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)



  • 20th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Friendly staff and reasonable rooms in a great location. I essentially only slept there so can't comment too much on atmosphere and facilities. Only downside was the hallways are fairly old and smell quite musty - but rooms are fine.


Nothing amazing, the location is good and the staff were nice. Nothing to complain about except for maybe the wifi in the rooms.


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.


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)


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.


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

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