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The Times Hostel - College Street Reviews

8, College Street, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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86%

Rating
2307 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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80%

it is a nice place, you will meet people and the staff is helpful.


80%

Excellent location. Nice staff. Prices were a little crazy at the weekend in comparison with past rates (and other days of the week). Also, in a room with six beds, there were only two lockers available, and there was also a fair amount of dust around. Both of these things were commented on by various dorm mates passing through. However, I've bunked down here many times over the years and I have a soft spot for it. Would stay here again. Decent place, all said (just room for some improvements).


86%

I paid around $20 and thought it was good value, but the next night was $60 because of a busy weekend and I thought it was better to leave Dublin than to pay that! Jim, 75 yr old American


94%

Hi There, My friend and I visited for 2 days and being new to Dublin had lots of questions for the front desk staff. Margot and the girls gave us all great information accurately and with a smile on their faces, they were great. The facilities and rooms were exactly as described and made our stay very enjoyable. Thanks again and it was great staying here, very enjoyable.

  • 13th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Second time I've stayed at the hostel, and this time around the staff were even more amazing! Especially Leah, Camila, and Margaux! These ladies were amazing!


89%

Good hostel in the very center of dublin. A little bit atmosphere would help.


100%

Great location, Great staff. Definitely my hostel of choice anytime I need a place to stay in Dublin.


71%

An ok hostel. Good location but I didn't the atmosphere wasn't great. The room was not that clean nor the bathroom either. No elevator. The washing machine and dryer were cheap though! Staff were lovely and helpful! An ok stay but the rooms could be updated.


97%

Extremely well-located and friendly place. The staff makes you feel right at home and gives top-notch recommendations. Clean, not too loud, safe. Right next door to a pub with great food.


83%

Hostel itself was great. Good location, nice rooms, etc. However, the price was ridiculous at 46 euro for a dorm bed and then having to pay another 3 euro for breakfast. Got stuck here on a last minute stay. If you could get for cheaper, or if you are stuck like I was, I would reccomend. It is very close to the Temple Bar District and is quiet.


60%

looks very averge hostel

  • 13th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


43%

We were booked for two nights but after the first we checked out. The bunk bed was on a tilted floor and was so unstable you couldnt climb the ladder. The drains in the toilet were blocked (and had been for some time judging by the smell) The carpets were worn and dirty. The website and adverts are very misleading. When we complained the lady on the desk was empathetic but we are still waiting to be contacted by the manager.

  • 13th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

Great location very close to temple bar. Weird set up though doesn't have good hang out area only 2 small couches in the kitchen. The bathroom in our 10bed mix dorm looked like it had never been cleaned hair all over, mildew quite gross. Wouldn't stay here again. Staff were the redeeming part very helpful.


86%

We had a great time! Stayed here for three nights then came back for one more night before we left Ireland! Met awesome people, hostel is in a great location! Staff were great, people were great. One thing I would recommend is having a bath mat in each bathroom for when you get out of the shower, and that the rooms could be cleaned each day or something. Just bins changed and bathroom floor wiped down and a sweep really as its gets quite dirty after a few days of six people in a room.


74%

Plenty of space in dorms, but showers were only ensuite and only one common toilet. Kitchen was well stocked, but the taps only have hot water on both valves (and they wondered why no one did their dishes. It gets too hot!). Staff was nice. Guest were friendly. They did let a couple check in at 3am who were drunk and loud and annoying when they came into our room. Locals stay here rather than ride the bus home. Breakfast has meat and cheese and veggies, but costs (you can sneak for free). Meh.


74%

Great location, friendly, helpful; staff. Tea and coffee making facilities could be improved with a view towards cleanliness.

  • 28th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

great stay and very clean!

  • 27th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

It was a really lovely stay and it was nice to go to the kitchen and meet new people on Sangria night! I really enjoyed my stay but it did get noisy outside at night because of it's location near pubs. Maybe supply us with earplugs and have them to grab as you go up the staircase in a tub.

  • 21st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Nice place, friendly staff


97%

Very nice

  • 17th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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