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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

Changes or cancellations to your booking can only be accepted up to 4 weeks prior to arrival without charge. Any changes made after this, may unfortunately incur an extra charge.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

The balance must be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival. A full rooming list and estimated time of arrival is required at this stage also (with the room type booked for each person).

On arrival a ‘code on conduct’ must be filled out by a group leader. It is company policy to charge a fully refundable damage deposit of 20.00 Euro per person. Your credit card will be “Pre – Authorized” for this or you can pay in cash on arrival.

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


Isaacs Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Hostelworld says

Isaacs Hostel has been with Hostelworld for more than 10 years and it's not too hard to see why; it's located very near Connolly train station and Busaras, Dublin's main bus station, providing easy connections to the rest of Ireland. It's also within walking distance of O'Connell St and Temple Bar and guests tell us it's 'a very convenient connection to the airport'. The highly recommended pub crawl is hosted by the friendly and helpful staff who ensure this hostel provides 'a cosy atmosphere and a good opportunity to meet travellers'.

Property Description

Want to know what the Lonely Planet Guide says about us? 'The northside's best hostel - hell, for atmosphere alone it's the best in town - is in a 200-year-old wine vault just around the corner from the main bus station. Friendly, secure and well stocked, it generates consistently good reviews from backpackers and other budget travellers'. - Lonely Planet So why us? Isaacs is the original Dublin backpacker hostel with a really friendly and warm atmosphere, bang in the City Centre. After a hard day’s sightseeing, our chill out areas are just the job for meeting other travellers. Isaacs offers all the facilities a backpacker could want! Multi-bed dorms and private rooms available to suit your budget and you get free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free sauna, free guided walking tours and sometimes free live music! We've also got a guest Kitchen, laundry facilities, Xbox, DVDs, a pool table, Fussball ,Table tennis and general almighty craic. Wouldn't you like to stay in the best city centre location? Well, Isaacs Hostel couldn't be more central. Outside is the direct bus from Dublin Airport; take the 747 bus and get here from airport in only 25 minutes! We're also opposite Busaras, the central bus station. It's only 200m from here to Connolly train station and 20m to the LUAS, while O'Connell St is just 500m away. It's an easy walk to the 3 stadium, Croke Park and only three DART stops from the Aviva Stadium. All tourist attractions, restaurants, bars and shops (including Trinity College and Temple Bar) are but a five-to-ten-minute stroll away. Don't forget to visit and use the promo code “Isaacs” for a 15% discount on all DoDublin tours. Includes Airport Bus, Hop on Hop off tour, Ghostbus Tours and Day Tours” You can enjoy regular Free events running in the hostel for guests, including daily walking tour, Pizza nights, Quiz night and much more! With no curfew and 24-hour reception you can chill out in our common areas. Isaacs has the cutest common space to hang out, chat, chat up, play and party in than any other hostel around! We are a secure hostel, open 24 hours, with key card access to all our bedrooms, self-catering kitchen and atmospheric common areas. We also have a free light breakfast in the Hostel . Famous for our friendly, knowledgeable staff, you can pick up some great tips on how to make the most of your visit to Dublin from our team; they can even sell you tickets for the best tours and attractions around. Please note that families travelling with children under the age of 16 are required to book private rooms. View House Rules


Right in the lively centre of Dublin, at Isaacs Hostel we've got the famous O'Connell Street and Temple Bar on our doorstep. But best of all, we have a sauna to recover in if you overdo it! Get your bearings and make new friends on our free daily walking tours; we know the city inside out. If you fancy a night in, swap travel tips over a brew in the chill-out area, or join in our quiz or pizza nights. Our reception is open 24 hours, so there'll be a warm welcome no matter what time you turn up. And you'll get a free breakfast every morning.


We're just around the corner from the main bus station Busaras and three minutes from Connolly train station, so it's really easy from the airport. And when it's time to move on from Dublin, the rest of Ireland is easy to reach. For a change from exploring with your free city map, join our pub crawl – you'll see for yourself that the Irish know how to have fun! If you're going to a gig at Croke Park, you're in luck: it's just a 30-minute walk away.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got modern, clean mixed dorms and single-sex dorms, as well as twin and single private rooms with a shared bathroom. Fresh linen is included, so that sleeping bag can stay rolled up for now. Our laundry facilities are there for freshening up your travel gear, and you can hire towels and a hairdryer. All our rooms have key card access and a safe to keep your valuables secure.

Extras and activities

Make your own lunch in our guest kitchen (use our free Wi-Fi to show off your versatile cooking skills in a carefully assembled snap) then pick up info at our tours-and-travel desk to plan your afternoon. Find a fellow traveller that loves a game or two and get stuck some friendly fussball or table tennis or check out our Xbox. To get around the city quickly, hire one of our bikes.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 7.0

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 7.4

  • Atmosphere 6.7

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 6.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    09 Mar 2020
    I was only here for a night, but I wished I could have stayed longer. It's in a great location, right by the bus station. There are plenty of things to do nearby! They have a lot on offer, unfortunately I couldn't really utilize them because I wasn't there long enough. The staff was super nice. The man who checked my friend and I in was very friendly and gave us great recommendations right around the corner. I'd stay there again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Mar 2020
    Good place to stay
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    05 Mar 2020
    Great quiet alternative to the hostels across the river. Near the bustle but not in the middle of it so it’s a more peaceful night. The only downsides were the frustrating showers (you have to be holding the bottom in the whole time for water to flow, which makes washing your hair a challenge) and the stale sweaty smell of the otherwise clean dorm room. But quiet, safe, reasonably priced.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    14 Mar 2020
    Not sure how this hostel got such good reviews. The rooms smelled the lockers were in the basement which sucked. Location is great but as long as you're ok with a subpar place to sleep.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    16 Mar 2020
    I’ve never had a worse hostel experience and I’ve been to around 40 hostels. The staff on-site were rude (swearing under their breath and short-tempered with our questions), the police were called to remove a belligerent man from the lobby, emailing management was like pulling adult teeth and I received no response for almost two weeks/had to send a follow-up, ONLY to be denied any sort of refund for an entire night we didn’t use in the middle of a global pandemic. Worst experience of all time.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 3.1


    12 Mar 2020
    Terrible experience. We cancelled our last night because we felt so unsafe. There was a literal drug deal in our room that led to a physical altercation at 2 am and the other guests looked less like backpackers and more like the homeless of Dublin.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 3.1


    06 Mar 2020
    The staff are nice, but the hostel is just grim! Dirty, and in a shady location. Breakfast was very bad, so ended up going into town instead.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    16 Mar 2020
    If I could give a lower rating than 2, I would. Even though I booked a non-refundable ticket, I was unavailable to travel due to the global pandemic. All airlines, other hostels and Airbnb gave me a refund or at least a travel credit. Even though I normally would "suck it up", this case is different. Apparently, they would rather me travel on a plane and stay in a room with 18 strangers and potentially get COVID-19 and spread it to their own staff so they could make a buck. Profit over ppl.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    12 Mar 2020
    Isaacs hostel is awful, their staff is completely unhelpful and unfriendly. I had a serious situation come up which I asked for help with and they were rude and dismissive and did not help me one bit. Do not stay here, complete waste of money.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0


    12 Mar 2020
    Making a profit off of people who have no other choice but to leave Europe, causing us to miss our trip to Dublin all together is completely f****d up. I will not recommend this organization to anyone.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table


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Isaacs Hostel says

Isaacs Hostel has been with Hostelworld for more than 10 years and it's not too hard to see why; it's located very near Connolly train station and Busaras, Dublin's main bus station, providing easy connections to the rest of Ireland. It's also within walking distance of O'Connell St and Temple Bar and guests tell us it's 'a very convenient connection to the airport'. The highly recommended pub crawl is hosted by the friendly and helpful staff who ensure this hostel provides 'a cosy atmosphere and a good opportunity to meet travellers'.