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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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Our payment policy for group bookings requires:
20% non-refundable deposit up to 7 days after the booking has been made
remaining non-refundable 80% up to 30 days prior arrival
changes or cancellations are possible between the first payment and the second.

Payment methods include:
Credit card transaction
Bank transfer

In order to secure your booking, for security purposes only, we require valid credit card details (Card holder name, number and expiry date)
Each and every group member will have to show a valid Photo ID upon check-in.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School 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.


The Times Hostel - College Street

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located in the heart of Dublin's historic city centre, The Times Hostel - College Street is the perfect base for all tourists and backpackers looking for a modern, stylish, clean, safe and friendly hostel in the centre of Dublin. Whether you are in Dublin for a day or a week, The Times Hostel - College Street will make you feel right at home with its super-friendly staff, cosy bedrooms, fresh linen, fully-equipped kitchen, common/chill-out area... and even home-made meals on selected days!

You can find us right in the heart of Dublin City overlooking Trinity College, Dublin's oldest university. Grafton Street, O'Connell Street, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin's cultural quarter, Temple Bar, are all just a short walk away. So there is no need for taxis when staying here!

At the Times Hostel - College Street, we offer you everything you could want from a hostel and more, such as 24-hour reception, board games, recycling facilities, nightly pub crawls and the cleanest hostel in Dublin.

We have a mountain of free stuff available:free ice cream on Mondays, free wine and cheese on Tuesdays, free dinner on Wednesdays, free coffee, tea and hot chocolate all day, free Wi-Fi, free maps and guides, free luggage storage, free bed linen, free book swap and a free daily walking tour of Dublin!

All of our rooms are en suite and showers are completely new. Our spacious and bright common and kitchen area is perfect for meeting other backpackers, watching a few movies, having a few pints or just chilling out. If you like cooking, you will love our kitchen that has all the cookware you need to make a wonderful meal.

Whether you are travelling on your own or organising a trip away for a group of friends, we can cater for you. Our common area has a plasma screen with cable TV, free DVDs, board games and a great sound system to get you in a party mood!

Our friendly staff at reception are always there to help you with travel advice and recommendations for places to see. They can book a tour for you, make a restaurant reservation and organise your early-morning airport shuttle.

So if you want more than just a bed for the night, The Times Hostel - College Street is for you!

Please note :
The default check-in time is 15:00 .
Valid passport/ID required on check-in.

Please note: Children under 18 must be booked into private family rooms - they will not be permitted in shared accommodation.

Groups are subject to our hostel group policy.

This hostel has 2 days advance notice for cancellations or the first night will be charged as penalty using your credit card provided upon booking. View House Rules


Looking for a place with a super-friendly vibe in the centre of Dublin? You’ll find that here at The Times Hostel - College Street. We love to socialise, and our free walking tours usually get guests talking – if not, you're bound to bond over our nightly bar crawls that introduce you to the legendary Irish pub scene! We lay on a ton of free stuff, too, like free ice cream on Mondays, free wine and cheese on Tuesdays and free dinner on Wednesdays! so we think you'll love hanging out in our lounge to bond with other travellers over a movie.


We’re on Dublin’s College Street overlooking Trinity College, so the city's best bits are within walking distance. For starters we’re just 3 minutes' walk from the Irish Whiskey Museum. Grafton Street, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin's cultural quarter (so...Temple Bar!) are all a short stroll away. The cheapest way to reach us from the airport is by bus, so hop on the 16 and get off at D'Olier Street. We’re a 2-minute walk from there.

Rooms and Dorms

Our rooms have wooden floors, high ceilings and large windows so they feel bright and spacious. You can go for the full hostel experience in a shared or female-only dorm, or couple up in a private double or twin room. Whichever you choose, all have en-suite bathrooms, lockers and free sheets. There's free Wi-Fi on tap and plenty of USB sockets too to keep your devices juiced up.

Extras and activities

The friendly team at our 24-hour reception is here to make you feel welcome – they’ll book tours and organise airport shuttles. Every morning, tuck into a free breakfast and help yourself to free tea and coffee throughout the day. Lining your stomach before a big night out? Put a pizza in the oven in our fully equipped kitchen and get the party started with the common room’s sound system. And the next day? Retreat to our lounge for a good movie.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    21 Aug 2019
    Great hostel in a good location. Staff were very helpful and nice
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    02 Aug 2019
    Very functional, it was clean, great location, everything you could want for the price
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    25 Jul 2019
    Slightly expensive but location was great. Difficult to find without a phone. No locks on the closet door for large suitcases but there are smaller lockers for valuables. Overall good.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Jul 2019
    Beds Sucked! I could feel the metal springs! Swithed beds on 2nd night only to have a cone in the middle of the bed forcing you to sleep on the left or right. There needs to be a back up bathroom in the hall for when suite bathroom is taken as it was by an inconsiderate Argentina women! Personally I would not stay here again.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    05 Jul 2019
    Great Location and friendly staff.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Aug 2019
    In heart of city but no as such common place to hangout in the hostel. Building is bit compact and not that good but average.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Jul 2019
    Note that the stairs can be difficult to manoeuvre if you have heavy luggage. Staff were helpful and the location is great, but the rooms are nothing special. Beds are creaky and the shower in our bathroom didn't drain properly so you had to take turn the water off now and again during a shower to make sure it didn't flood. Aside from location, value for money was so-so. Very spartan accommodation.
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Aug 2019
    I think the best part was the location. It was so close to everything. The only downside is that it was really loud at night, due to its proximity to Temple Bar. The free breakfast was also great. That’s about it. The pillows were awful and you could feel all the springs in the mattress. It also had a mildew smell going into the stairway. The staff was nice but a little clueless if you tried to ask them about the town. Overall, it was fine for what I needed it for but I wouldn’t stay again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    26 Jul 2019
    Perfect location. Staff were friendly and helpful. The only common area to mingle was the kitchen/dining room. This hostel was not clean. Bathrooms were gross. The floor was filthy, shower was dirty, there is ZERO ventilation in the rooms and the bathrooms, mold is beginning to grow on the ceilings of the bathroom. Linens were not changed after a woman (with very stinky feet) left, and the next woman who arrived could smell the previous woman’s foot odor all over her sheets and blanket.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    06 Aug 2019
    Hostel was a bit dirty and smelly.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi



  • 2012

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