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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Our cancellation policy is One month prior to date of arrival or you will be charged 100% of the first nights accommodation. If there is a reduction in numbers this must be done 2 weeks prior to day of arrival to avoid charges.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A security deposit of 30 per person is required on arrival, this refundable on departure providing no damage or noise has been caused and the group were respectful of other guests staying at the hostel

Additional Info:

All Weekends 2 nights stay. Bank Holidays require a stay of 3 nights minimum.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Barnacles Temple Bar House

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Barnacles Temple Bar House has been with Hostelworld for over 10 years, and it's not too hard to see why. Their 'super nice, helpful and welcoming' and 'hard working' staff 'who go the extra mile' are frequently rated by our guests as one of the best features of the hostel, in the centre of the lively Temple Bar area. Their 24-hour reception and security means you're safe to enjoy Barnacles' free tours and pub crawls. We like that if you can't get to the post office on time, the staff can pop your postcards in the mail for you.

Property Description

Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar is at the perfect location, in the heart of Dublin’s cultural and entertainment quarter - Temple Bar. You can enjoy a nice pint of Guinness in the famous Temple Bar pub, only two doors away. When you stay here you’ll only be a minutes’ walk from some of Dublin’s most famous attractions: Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Christchurch, the newly refurbished old Jameson Distillery or the amazing Guinness Storehouse.
Once you walk in the Barnacles hostel, you will feel right at home! We have a lot of extras included for you completely free of charge: daily cleaning service, Wi-Fi throughout the hostel, free city maps, free luggage storage on check-in as well as your fresh bed linen. Towels are included in the private rooms only.
To make your stay comfortable, you can pick from variously sized dorms and private double or twin rooms – all ensuite, Relax in the large lounge room with computers, games, Netflix, or put your cooking skills to test in our fully equipped kitchen.
We also offer 24 hours reception, towel hire and hairdryer hire. If that is not enough, you can buy adaptors & locks or book an airport shuttle & bus with us as well. Our receptionists will be happy to book one of the many tours we offer, so you can explore Ireland with ease.
We try to make it easy for you to meet other travellers, with a selection of chill-out areas and a variety of group activities on offer. Make sure to go to our nightly Pub Crawl or try the free walking tour. There’s no curfew, so you’ll have lots of time to explore and experience the famous Dublin nightlife.

Please note:
Check-in: 15.00/ Check-out: 10.30. If you arriving early you're welcome to leave your luggage here until the room is ready.

Reservations for more than 6 people are considered as a group and must be prepaid in advance. We also request a fully refundable €30.00 deposit per person when checking in. You will be contacted directly by the property after your reservation has been made with further details on these.

Guests under the age of 18 years must book private accommodation, only staying with people in their party. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Mar 2019
    I originally booked two nights. My travel plans had changed multiple times due to airline. I emailed Barnacles several times to inquire about changing my reservation. They were very helpful in accommodating me. I asked about public computers to print boarding pass which they didn’t have but were happy to print it for me and have upon my check in. I couldn’t be happier with the staff!!!! The room was stuffy & opening windows, outside noise was loud! Bed was comfortable. Toilet/shower in room.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    31 Mar 2019
    Staff was very friendly and accommodating and was able to assist with new suggestions and directions. The hostel is currently being renovated but that did not damper or hinder the experience!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 Apr 2019
    Amazing staff ! Arthur made our stay in Dublin special :)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Mar 2019
    Nice 6 bed dorm with ensuite that was very clean, had overhead lights and powerpoints. Amazing location in temple bar and had breakfast included (decent continental with coffee machine). Stored our luggage easily prior to check in, and easy to get to the airport bus (15minute walk).
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    07 Mar 2019
    Great location since it's next to Temple Bar but this also means it's very noisy all night.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    03 Mar 2019
    The rooms were nice and the staff were friendly. It was in a great location. But it was so loud. I sleep with ear plugs in but was woken up in the middle of the night by groups of guys yelling in the hallway and violently banging on the door to our room and the one next to it.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    20 Feb 2019
    Good location, right by the corner of 'the temple bar', but that also means it was pretty noisy at night time with drunk people on the streets (just to keep in mind if that is a problem). The toilet and light in my bathroom wasn't working my first night there but they fixed it on the second day. Only one other communal shower and toilet for the entire hostel. Overall the place was alright for the location and cheap price over the weekdays.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Mar 2019
    Staff were very friendly. If you’re simply looking for a place to stay for a night or two in Temple Bar then this is a pretty good option. The facilities are pretty old though and it just didn’t feel too clean. Seems like mostly groups were staying here so not a lot of opportunity to meet other travelers. But location really can’t be beat.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    14 Apr 2019
    A few reasons this wasnt my favorite hostel: Place needed a serious deep clean. Floors had crumbs, trash and hair everywhere . Our room had an incredibly loud mechanical buzzing noise go off in the walls every thirty minutes and that continued through the night. There was no hand soap in our bathroom and the bathroom light was out. In the middle of the night the fire alarm went off and was turned off after a minute. Horrible experience. Wouldn't recommend.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 5.1


    01 Mar 2019
    This place is like a massive dungeon in the depths of Temple Bar. Rooms are densely packed with dorm beds and place is so large that it's tough to get a vibe here. The few social rooms were never used. Also tons of drunk weekenders stay here and make a lot of noise. I was woken up in the morning by like 10 dudes all yabbering away in the room for an hour - there wasn't even 10 beds in the room, so no idea where they came from. Not a backpacker vibe.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation


  • 2013

    6th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Ireland

  • 2013

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Dublin

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Barnacles Temple Bar House says

Location, Location , Location! There is no better located hostel in Dublin, right in the heart of hip Temple Bar, Dublin's entertainment centre. When in Dublin, Temple Bar is the best place to experience Irish culture, a variety of pubs and night clubs as well as restaurants and cultural attractions. Together with great value and security we also provide: FREE breakfast FREE walking tour of Dublin FREE wifi, FREE linen, 15 Mins FREE internet and discounts in many pubs and clubs. We are particularly proud of the great compliments and awesome staff reviews we keep getting - fab people working here set us apart from the rest.