Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • 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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on 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

For group cancellations within 7 days of arrival we reserve the right to deduct a charge equal to the cost of one nights stay.

Additional Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to deduct a charge to the group for damages caused to hostel property during the groups visit.

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

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our cosy, friendly hostel is housed in picturesque old 18th-century Georgian former school buildings.

We're in a great city centre location, very convenient for sightseers and shoppers, while at the same time being a refuge of calm and quiet for the weary traveller.

We offer a selection of rooms, with doubles, twins, suites (like the superior double ensuite) and a range of dorms, both ensuite and standard. This hostel is ideal for groups of all sizes, with spacious rooms and large common areas. Rates include all bedding and shower facilities.

Our Super Free Breakfast is served every morning and includes cereals, juice, boiled eggs, toast with jams, cheese and fruit portions, We can also arrange great-value group meals and packed lunches.

We've got free Wi-Fi, free city maps and free Internet access on four computers. Our large TV and games lounge has snooker and free table tennis. The fully equipped self-catering kitchen has lockers so you can store your food safely.

The staff at our 24hr reception are happy to provide towel rental, tour advice and booking, printing services, a bicycle storage area and a secure luggage storage room with lockers. There's also an international payphone. We can book your airport shuttle transfer.

It's just a five-minute walk to O'Connell Street (Dublin's main street), where you will find the historic GPO, the Dublin Spire and Dublin's largest shopping district. We're only ten minutes' walk from Temple Bar, Dublin's nightlife district, and close to Trinity College, Jameson Distillery, The James Joyce Centre, Dublin's Writers Museum, Croke Park and the O2.

What's more, we have some of the most competitive rates in Dublin city, and the street is an internationally-recognised heritage site.

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There are two very popular words here at Mec Hostel: free breakfast. And there's plenty more too! We've got big TV and games rooms – complete with 1 euro snooker and free foosball and table tennis – and a kitchen with lockers (so no one can 'borrow' your cheese). The whole space is cosy, and it's also pretty atmospheric as it's set in an old Georgian school. If you like us, leave us a review using the free Wi-Fi – we give Oxfam 20 cents for every one we get!


Sightseers and shoppers alike will love our location: we're right in the city centre, just a 6-minute walk to Dublin's main O'Connell Street. The historic General Post Office, Dublin Spire and the city's biggest shopping district are all found here too. We're a 20-minute stroll from Temple Bar – meaning there's no need to catch a pricey cab home after checking out the nightlife. The Jameson Distillery is a 15-minute walk if you want to add a real taste of Ireland to your holiday. From Dublin Airport, you can get here in 30 minutes by bus. We can also sort you out with a place on our airport shuttle – just ask.

Rooms and Dorms

You can choose from private rooms and female-only or mixed dorms, either with en-suites or shared bathrooms. You'll have bedding included – always super useful – and there are towels to rent. We'll assign you an in-room locker to pop your stuff in (but make sure to bring a padlock!).

Extras and activities

We've got a luggage room with lockers to store your backpack if your flight out of Dublin isn't till well after checkout. If the sun's decided to shine, there's a grassy courtyard where you can hang out with other travellers. Planning on being out all day? We can do you a packed lunch. Our 24-hour reception staff have all the info you need on Dublin's top sights and tours.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2019
    Oasis of calm in very busy city center. And oasis of cheap in a very expensive country
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    18 Aug 2019
    This hostel i very well located, minutes from the main street with all buses and trams. It is very busy and so is the whole city. There were a lot of people but this hostel is so big that there was space for everyone, you could always find someplace to sit down, there are 2 guest lounges, a ping pong room, a garden and a kitchen. Only gripe - it could be cleaner
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Aug 2019
    it is a cheap backpacker hostel and therefore I can't be too critical, I mean you get what you pay for and it does the job. The staff are always there to help and that is a big plus.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    07 Aug 2019
    Very kind staff - we stayed there at the beginning of our stay in Ireland and then moved to other cities and hostels. Last night we hadn’t a hostel but wanted to leave our luggage somewhere. The staff was so kind to let us leave our luggage at their place even though we weren’t staying there. Even offered us to us their bathroom and WiFi. Nice lounges and rooms, very nice location super close to O’Connell street (city center). See ya next time!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Aug 2019
    Really close location to central Dublin. Bathrooms and dorm were clean. Not a super friendly hostel (not a lot of people meeting in the lounge area), but great for people who like to keep to themselves!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Aug 2019
    I only stayed there for a night in the 8 bed female dorm. Overall experience was great though at night that street might not feel like the safest place. The hostel was equipped with a game room, full kitchen and comes with free continental breakfast. All in all a great stay.
    Malaysia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    09 Aug 2019
    The lockers weren't all the same size so if you are one of the later people to check in you might not get a big enough locker for a back pack but at least you'll still be able to put valuables in there. Also the pillows suck, I had to use my pack pillow as well as the one there. The need are hard but I like hard beds though not for everyone. However great location and clean.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Aug 2019
    it is understood that it is an old house and that the floor is uneven and creaks, but that it lacks a good paint to the annotations and bathrooms there are no excuses.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    11 Aug 2019
    You receive what you pay for. But even for that price some hostel are way cleaner and better. I was in a 12p dorm with only one socket (actually there was another one, but it was broken).
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    14 Aug 2019
    The showers are dirty and too less considering the number of guests. There is only two sockets in front of only one bed, which means people need fight to occupy that bed. One locker is broken in a four-people room. All the facilities feel old and fragile. I don’t know if it’s because this is the best you could find in Dublin so people gave so high ranking, but it’s one of my worst experience with hostels in numerous trips in Europe.
    Taiwan China, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi