Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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 8.8

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Jun 2019
    Very efficient checkin. Large dorm, nice back yard and a general feel of open space. Not the cleanest or modern but the other good aspects prevail
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Jun 2019
    Everything was very good, just too many stairs, this hostel needs an elevator installed
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    16 Jun 2019
    All good, a bit pricey for a hostel but the cheapest in Dublin so I guess this town is expensive
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    15 Jun 2019
    Outstanding staff! This brazilian (?) guy (COULD'VE had the name Alberto?) was amazing. He tirelessly helped me with my faulty keycards, always with a positive attitude and a smile. Absolutely nothing to complain about. I had a truly good stay at Mec Hostel.
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    20 Jun 2019
    Nice place for the price
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Jun 2019
    Friendly staff, good security and a decent location. The hostel can be a bit cleaner.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Jun 2019
    Great location, the breakfast was good considering it was cheap, there aren't any lifts so you have to go up up a lot of stairs (but that wasn't really a problem)
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    17 Jun 2019
    Disappointed in MEC Hostel. Good location and really clean rooms, but 3 out of the 4 lockers in our room didn't work at all. Really poor design - even with a big lock on them, they could all be jimmied open. The beds are all really squeaky, so any tiny movement makes noise. The breakfast room was too small for the number of people trying to eat, and breakfast was sad. Bread, pieces of pre-sliced cheese, hardboiled eggs, and some cereal. No fruit, even. And one toaster with a huge line.
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    14 Jun 2019
    Not a very social hostel and there aren’t any advertised events to meet people, so I wouldn’t recommend for solo travelers. The cleaning was just alright and there wasn’t soap in the bathroom for most of my stay. At least the bed was comfy though and I appreciated the free basic breakfast.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    20 Jun 2019
    The bathroom smells like a UTI, and after a shower I realized it’s the water that smells so bad. This hostel has no atmosphere or events so meeting people is unlikely. My mattress had yellow stains all over and I suspected my blanket cover was not washed. Honestly, spend your 26 euro somewhere else that’s cleaner and doesn’t have 6 flights of stairs up to a room. My standards for hostels are low and this one did not meet them.
    USA, 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