Please all who read realize this : 11th Ave Hostel is not a hostel, it is basically a halfway house, ( which is fine if it were mentioned in the review) The staff with few exceptions are basically lifeless,unenthusiastic, and more concerned with bizarre strict policies than hospitality. Do not stay here.
Excellent hostel, the breakfast and dinner (included) were great - not the typical cereal and toast hostel breakfast.. The location was great, the only problem with the location was that the on-line directions could have been a bit better. All things considered a great hostel.
Having worked in and stayed at many hostels throughout Europe and the U.S.A. - I found the Spire to be one of the friendliest, cleanest, most well-staffed hostels ever. It is a great value for the money and the location is perfect for people new to Dublin. The staff is very helpful, friendly, and easy-going. I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone.
The living room and bath rooms downstairs went through a thorough renovation. Pois, é mais linda! Breakfast and internet included, not far from the city centre... what more does one need? Staff is nice; special thanks to Rebecca and the guys!