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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

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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.

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 8.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2019
    Couldn't fault it. Location was good, staff were extremely friendly and helpful, all the facilities you could want and more, great atmosphere... I was very pleasantly surprised! I recommend going on their pub crawl, you meet heaps of people from the hostel and it's a fun night! Thanks Isaac's!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2019
    Amazing hostel, very safe and the staff is super friendly. Breakfast available even if you wake up earlier/later than the actual time and full of backpackers so perfect if you're solo travelling and want to meet new people !
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    I enjoyed my stay! Good atmosphere which allowed me to meet people since I am a solo traveler. It should be noted the breakfast is your standard toast and coffee. Also, the rooms have a severe lack of outlets but these factors are typical for hostels anyways. No complaints, 10/10.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    20 Jun 2019
    Reception was very friendly, pretty clean. It was quite noisy as our room was next to a train but they did provide free earplugs
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    19 Jun 2019
    Very friendly helpful staff. Clean rooms. A little noisy at night, but what would you expect with a lot of young people enjoying their holidays?
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    19 Jun 2019
    Okay for the price. Loved the exterior. Dorms were decently clean, shared bathrooms needed extra cleaning. Age of the building was probably a factor in the cleanliness. Breakfast was good. Reception could have been friendlier. Overall satisfied, but not the best hostel in Dublin.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    18 Jun 2019
    No lockers or crates for luggage in the bedroom. Instead you could rent a locker in the basement for 2 euros per day. So if you want to keep your phone safe during the night that wasn't really feasible. Besides that it was a great place to stay and meet new people.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Jun 2019
    Hard 7/10. It’s a basic hostel. Everything you’d expect is provided, and the staff were definitely very helpful and nice. Other then that it’s just meh. Kinda sketchy area, the kitchen was a bit dirty, our room was super hot, the room felt like we were in a dungeon, and the beds weren’t that comfortable. I’d probably stay somewhere else if I come to Dublin again.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Jun 2019
    The location is close to city center, but right next to a train track. The train was undergoing work during my stay, but the hostel gave out free earplugs for the inconvenience.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    17 Jun 2019
    I chose this place based upon the friendliness of staff when making reservations. We had specific email confirmation that our family of 4would be granted a room together. We arrived at 2am to find the family would be separated. Elena was very unkind and unhelpful. She kept quoting new policies put into place, claiming the staff member was no longer there and therefore the hostel was not bound by his words. We were given a 10% discount for our troubles. Ha! Anna was very kind and helpful.
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • 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'.