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Ashfield House is Dublin's most centrally located Budget Accommodation centre. Located beside Trinity College and only 2 minutes from Dublin's trendy Temple Bar, it is an ideal location to discover Dublin's many attractions and sample the best of Irish culture and night life. Ashfield house offers accommodation in twin, family and 4/6 bedded rooms and all rooms are en-suite. A light continental breakfast of Cereal, toast, juice, tea and coffee is included in the price.
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DGJPCCR wrote a review 14 May
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed here with a friend in a private room for 4 nights while exploring Dublin. Highly recommend—there’s a reason why all the reviews are generally positive. The front desk staff is super friendly and helpful, ask them for recommendations of places to go/ directions/ general knowledge about the area! Super knowledgeable and welcoming. The kitchen isn’t super big but it’s well equipped and the common room/eating area is large enough. Can’t speak to the experience of being in a dorm but the private room was lovely, very clean and bright and a decent amount of floor space. You will hear if anyone is talking at all loudly in the hall outside, or through an open window across the “courtyard”, but that’s hostelling for you. If you’re a light sleeper though, earbuds might not go amiss. Amazing location with pretty much all major Dublin tourist attractions within a half hour walk, and 5 mins from Tara Street DART station. For eating out, too many great cafés to name, but would particularly recommend the Literary Café right next door or Bread 41 on Pearse St. It was awesome to be close to Temple Bar—if you are walking around there, however, just have wits about you as we were approached for money, quite boldly, by homeless folks multiple times. Just what you would expect from any downtown though. The hostel is very secure as you get buzzed in after the desk staff see you on camera by the front door, and you have an electric keycard for your room. All rooms have small safes. If you’re leaving after room-checkout time, there is a luggage room (“leave at own risk” but the door is locked and the front desk has the key, so only hostel guests have access), and also a variety of sizes of lockers im the lobby for your valuables. 5 stars, will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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gracefary wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York35 contributions31 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights at Ashfield Hostel on a backpacking trip. It's central location meant that transportation from the airport and train station was easy, and that we were able to walk or take buses to anywhere we wanted to go in Dublin. We were only a block from the river, and around the corner from Trinity. Staff was very friendly and willing to help. They offered many suggestions of things to do, see, and places to avoid. Facilities are clean and they have a lot of options for breakfast than most hostels. Not a ton of room in between bunk beds in our dorm but the beds were comfortable and the room kept warm. Overall, good value for the price.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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bigwawao wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York9629 contributions321 helpful votes
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I booked this hostel online. And communicated via email. They were very responsive! they have a 2 day(48 hour) cancellation policy. You can cancell without penalty provided it is 48 hours before you are supposed to check in. Lobby is small but neat. At the lobby are paid, lockable storage bins that you can use before or after you check out. Check in was quick and without hassle. Could have been quicker if the person at the reception decided to take care of us first than what was on his computer screen. However, he was friendly after that for the rest of our stay. Breakfast is simple but filling Continental. No meats; Coffee,juice, tea, hard boiled eggs, pastries. Something to get you started. I have no complaints. We stayed in a private room on the second floor facing the main road. It was a bit noisy especially in the early evening but otherwise bearable later on, especially with ear plugs. We closed the window because it was cold and that helped reduce the noise somewhat. Bathroom was clean. Shower in a glass cubicle. Water pressure was adequate and hot water was hot, not lukewarm. Liquid soap dispenser for washing hands. No soap for bath,. Room was a tad small but that was expected since it is a hostel!. They have a small electronic safe which we used for our valuables. One thing though, is that the walls are utterly bare! Bare as in not about paintings and pictures, but devoid of any place to hang our jackets or clothes. None at all. Luckily I always travel with a hanger or two and I hang my jacket on the doorknob. Also note that there is no space under the bed. It is solid shut. I wasn't able to slide my luggage under the bed and as such had to leave them on the floor and taking up valuable space. As a contrast, we just came from Belfast and had stayed at easyHotel. Floor space wise, easyHotel was smaller but the beds underneath were open and we could slide our luggage underneath the beds. They also had hangers fixed to the wall, allowing us to hang our jackets. I will be writing a review on it. You could look at it for comparison. Same thing with the bathroom. There is literally nowhere, other than the top of the potty water closet, to put our stuff. It really does not take a lot of investment to put a little shelf, or some hooks on the wall. I had to use a plastic container and tape it to the wall to hold our toiletries. Location was excellent. This is where they shine. My wife's cousin lives in Dublin and she said how did I ever find this place as it was literally central to everything. Buses stop in front. Trinity college was just right around the corner. It is a 5 minute walk to O'Connell street. Facing the entrance of the hostel, on the left is a bar or nightclub if it is what you fancy ( kinda noisy and full of really young teenagers lining up early in the night). Next to that is a Spar where you can buy food and other essentials One funny thing is that there are few electrical outlets. One was way up high; the other was awkwardly placed near the safe such that it only one outlet can be plugged in tight. The other plug would be somewhat hanging out. I normally bring a small extension but for some reason I decided not to this time! Bummer! Beds were ok. Pillows soft enough. Not those rock hard ones you find elsewhere. And the comforter really kept us warm. If my wife can sleep,then its fine. She is the pickier person between the two of us. Just note that (for summer season) there is NO AC that I can see. So could be hot for picky people. There is a heater though and it worked pretty well. Staff overall were quite friendly. As usual, there is a common kitchen for use for the guest. We never cooked thought but have seen people do it. Elevator is a bit small but it works. No problem or question about it. Place is secure. You have to use your keycard to enter your room. The main entrance you have to press a buzzer and they will buzz you in. It is not simply open to the public. The area: There are lots of places to eat within a 5-10 minute walk. Can't even mention them as they are so many. There is a nearby (5 minute walk) stop for the Airport Bus run by Do Dublin- the Airlink express. Incidentally the hostel also offers early morning (only) shuttle service to the airport for not much more money than the Airlink Express. As our flight was in the afternoon, we did not avail of this service although I did ask about it. Over all I would go back to this place. Just too central- outweighs the negative. If only they would put some shelves or hangers in their private rooms! Just note- the noise is from the outside. Not inside the hostel. It is NOT a party hostel. That is clearly mentioned in their website and that suits me very well. Quiet time is 11 p.m.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Mer F wrote a review Oct 2019
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Nice place for stay in Dublín. Really good staff and location. Literally, you don’t even need to use any transport, if I come back to Dublín, I’ll stay here again for sure. Thanks for making us feel that confortable! 😊
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Mariana d wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a decent hostel with friendly staff. Breakfast was okay, and the room and bathroom were clean enough. There was a bit of mold smell on my floor, luckily not in the room. Ventilation was a bit of an issue, but it was not so cold, therefore the window was left open and did the job.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Erik K wrote a review Sep 2019
Den Helder, The Netherlands33 contributions41 helpful votes
Allright, if one needs a budget hotel, go here. At least it's honest, I must say. If you want a breakfast, go somewhere else, like Kilkenny's (10 minutes walk). Here its simple and do it yourself. The room had everything, inculding the street noise though. There is a bus stop and a large traffic crossing near, and the street is cleaned from very early in the morning until day light. So its noisy on the road side. If you can sleep well through this, all is fine :) The staff is very friendly and always wanting to help and asking if everthing is still allright.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Try to arrange a room away from the street side, unless you dont mind street noise.
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@fergalmurph wrote a review Sep 2019
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Being Irish, but not from Dublin, I felt very much at home in the capital of my own country. Right from when I checked in to the hostel, I was greeted and was able to have a chat with the staff. I was there to run Dublin Half marathon, and in the morning, Chris at recpetion put out food for me, and when I thought I lost my running watch, he gave me a replacement card for the room to look for it (And I found it). I was allowed to store my gear bag there and after I was allowed to have a shower in the place, Emma at reception gave me a towel even and was very accomodating Absolutly brillant service :) :) The only downside for me being a marathon runner is that the hostel is situated above a nightclub which is not ideal to get a good nights sleep before a race youb are taking seriously. Definitley will be back again for sure Fergal
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Date of stay: September 2019
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hannahhannahb wrote a review Sep 2019
9 contributions6 helpful votes
Two night stay, the location was great, very central and a small walk to pubs, restaurants, cafes and sites. The rooms were small and basic but you get what you pay for. We had a double bed room with private en-suite, which was clean. Worst things I can comment on are having to carry heavy luggage up three flights of stairs as there was no lift, and only one power outlet in the room placed behind the bed which was very inconvenient. Apart from that it was fine for our short stay.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Martin Vosloo wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed at Ashfield Hostel for two nights. Staff were friendly. Accommodation was neat and clean and situated centrally. This is a great place to stay. I highly recommend it. Thank you to everyone at the Ashfield Hostel. You guys are great!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Faith Thong wrote a review Jul 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia162 contributions65 helpful votes
If you are looking to stay at a very central location near to everything but in budget. This hostel is one of the highly recommended .It is also very safe has it as a cctv in front of the door and is locked so that no random stranger can come in .You need to show your pass in order to enter every time therefore in term of security is very safe for traveler. I stay here between 8-12 July and rented a private room it comes with own small bathroom but it okay for one person.The hostel is nearby a lot of famous local attraction such as the trinity college and others.It is also near by bus stop for airport coaches or airlink. Staff is friendly and helpful to let you know where to go and which area to avoid expensive places .The only down point is you need to remove your own bed linen before checking out and there is no lift to go up to second floor and I have a very big luggage which is kinda of hassle to bring up on staircase. They also have locker small medium and large for you to rent by 6,12,24 hours to keep your personal belonging.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
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US$36 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ashfield house hotel dublin
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Ashfield House
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty DublinDublinSouth City Centre
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ashfield Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Ashfield Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Trinity College Dublin (0.3 km), Dublin Free Walking Tour (0.4 km), and The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ashfield Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Ashfield Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ashfield Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Murphys Ice Cream, Crow Street Restaurant, and The Vintage Kitchen.
Is Ashfield Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Dublin.
Are there any historical sites close to Ashfield Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (3.5 km), Guinness Storehouse (2.0 km), and 14 Henrietta Street (1.1 km).