Avalon House
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Avalon House

Avalon House 55 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 Ireland
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3.5
#16 of 53 hostels in Dublin
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1.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
Property amenities
Parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Game room
Billiards
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Safe
Room types
Non-smoking rooms

Location

Avalon House 55 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 Ireland
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Mr Steve-1 wrote a review Aug 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here 3 times now, it's always the same- busy and noisy. Staying in room 100 at front overlooking busy road- noisy. No air con means heat, means open window- means more noise. This room is en-suite with good shower and toilet that will not shift big loads without a few flushes. Room was acceptably clean. 6 bunks in total, not too cramped. The communal wash facilities are also acceptable. Breakfast this time was apple, dry bread (toasters available) with jam and orange juice, tea/coffee also. Eat as much as you like!. Although i would suggest trying the crooked wall cafe 2 mins down the road as an alternative for cooked food. Staff are excellent - as always. FREE internet available - 3 PCs onsite and usually busy - you are asked to use for 20mins max. Our rate was 32 euros per night as it was a bank holiday weekend. 10 mins from temple bar. Pub right across road if you can't wait.
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Date of stay: August 2006
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jacqueline B wrote a review Oct 2005
glasgow
4.0 of 5 bubbles
had a great stay @ avalon house, the staff were very friendly, rooms were clean only thing i would advise is to take a mirror with you. Avalon House is literally a 5min walk from Temple Bar and all the local amenities.
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Date of stay: October 2005
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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SlavenaP wrote a review Jan 2016
Leibnitz, Austria
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed there for a night in a 4-bed girls' room. The location is really good, only 10 minutes away from Central Bank. The sheets were clean, the bed was comfortable and the bathrooms were well-maintained. What I liked most about the hostel was that no visitors were allowed beyond the hostel's common space - this made me feel safe. Moreover, besides the Wifi connection in the rooms, there was also an Internet corner with tablets to use.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Iza Minguel wrote a review Feb 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
First of all, the hostel is not the building you see on the pictures. Avalon House is nowhere near a hygienic, safe or decent place to stay. Very noisy, dirty rooms without any privacy: there is a window above your door. There's only 4 showers and toilets for a whole (or even two) floors, which are very dirty too. The smell sometimes was so horrible we had to breathe throughout our mouths. The people that stayed here were terrifying and the staff was very unkind and not helpful. For your own safety and dignity, do not stay in the avalon house!
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Date of stay: November 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Don't ever go here.
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PaulDiamond wrote a review May 2005
Shelby Township, Michigan Usa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here in Aug, 04. This place is a dump. It cost the three of us over $100 US a night to stay here. When we arrived, we found out it was a converted funeral home. The lines checking in were long. When we checked in at last, the front desk (without telling us) added a surcharge to our room billl for converting our room rate from Euros to US Dollars (so they could allegedly save us money by putting it on our charge card - what a scam). When we found out and complained, they told us it was too late, as they had already sent the charge in. The room they gave us was on the third floor (the elevator was broken when we were there), so we had to walk up the stairs with our luggage. The room smelled like urine. It had no furnture, except beds, so the luggage and everything else had to be put on the dirty floor. The carpet in the room appeared to have not been cleaned in years. Last year's bugs were still under the bed. The shower required you to hold down a button for hot water, which then only left one hand to wash with (or you had to wash without hot water flowing). We had to ask them to bring us a waste basket, which took two days to accomplish. because they were busy. So for the first two days, all the trash had to be placed in the corner on the floor. There were no ledges near the washbasin to place anything on, so all the toiletries had to be placed either on the floor or inside the sink. The coffee machine was broken, so the so-called breakfast consisted of instant coffee, a pre-packaged week old sweet roll, dry cereal or a banana. There was no room to sit in the small breakfast-nook, so half the mornings we had to stand or take our food back to our room. They had an internet connection, but you had to feed it euros to get time on-line. We had to take the bus to the Temple Bar area, because it was too far to easily walk. This hostel is frequented mostly by under 30 backpackers. So unless you're young and without money, or don't learn by reading reviews, avoid this place like the plague. Signed - Three Americans from Michigan.
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Date of stay: August 2004
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Responded 23 May 2005
I have a few points I would like to make to the "Three Americans from Michigan" I was sorry to read that your stay was so unsatisfactory, if you had brought these problems to our attention during your stay I am sure we could have rectified some of your problems. I would ask you to double check that it was in fact Avalon House that you stayed in last August. Please check our website (commercial URL) if you are unsure as it really sounds like you are talking about another hostel. Avalon House is not a converted funeral home. We do not charge a surcharge for credit card transactions. We have never served prepacked sweet rolls or cereal for breakfast. Our self service breakfast is served in a large dining area that seats 100 people approx as opposed to a breakfast-nook. We do have coin operated internet access which is 1 euro for 15 minutes, I would have thought this was a standard feature in a hostel. Temple Bar is a five minute walk from Avalon House - if you took a bus you would only be on the bus for one stop?(1 minutes journey?) Our lift does breakdown and our showers are push button. We employ a full time housekeeping manager to ensure that our rooms do not smell of urine and that we are not storing year old bugs under our beds. If we had been made aware of these complaints during your stay we could moved you to a different rooms Please email me as I would like to find out more details of your stay.
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kathcoll wrote a review Apr 2005
Maryland
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It seems to me that the folks who raved about this place must be young adults who all shared a love of partying with the staff. I have never stayed at a dirtier place with more hostile staff. Accommodations were botched - no ensuite room available. The only toilet was shared by the entire floor. When we asked for toilet paper we were told to fend for ourselves and find some on another floor! If you are over 30 years old don't even think of staying here! Breakfast was a dry muffin, a container of yogurt and a packet of juice - hardly edible. No heat in March, and a broken window blowing cold air in all night .
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Date of stay: March 2003
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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MB wrote a review Sept 2003
Washington DC
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I truly can not believe anyone would rank this place as one of the best places to stay. Whoever ranked it as one of Europe's top hostel's must be clinically insane! Our entire experience at Avalon House was a disaster. To begin with, the desk help never informed us of a high theft risk if you park right outside the hostel (we had a rental car).
As a result, our car was broken into, window shattered and some clothing stolen. When we arrived, the elevators were broken so we carried six bags to the 5th floor. The posted sign said they usually breakdown on Sundays every week...Ha! Isn't that funny. The room was the size of a shoebox, with ratty old beds and very dirty walls that had some sort of stickers on them that were half peeled off. Now to the bathrooms...the showers were so hot that you literally could get scalded, and you couldn't adjust them in any way. Once again, the staff had even posted signs up to warn you of this fact! Also, it smelled like nobody had ever cleaned the bathrooms...it was so bad the entire floor stunk even though we were several rooms away from the bathrooms.
Other items...crappy breakfast with a mystery flavor muffin, way too smokey, music constantly blairing too loud in the reception area...even where the telephones are, so you cant hear your conversation. Do yourself a favor and get as far away from this place as possible! I know I will next time I'm in Dublin!!
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Dreamer33456 wrote a review Jun 2005
New Zealand
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had many of the same experiences as the three Americans, when our church youth group stayed here last summer. When we stood in line to complain about the broken elevator, the girl at the counter laughed and suggested that the stairs were good for our health. This made us angry, because one of our church members has severe pulsy, which makes it difficult for her to climb the stairs. We had to carry her up and down the stairs, until the elevator was fixed. The food service area was not very big, and made worse because they don't clean the tables after use. So you have to eat with someone else's crumbs and mess in front of you. The breakfast food was meager, and even less plentiful than our mission back home. The second night of our stay, some drunken youth, after a night of screaming and partying in the hallway, vomited outside our room near our door, where it smelled for two days before it was cleaned. The bugs, however, were fresh, not under the bed, but coming in from the open window. Our Youth Pastor was not happy that he had to hold down a button all the time to get hot water, as he has arthritis in his hands Our cabbie told us that the hostel had once been a mortuary, so apparently the cabbies in town know something that the manager doesn't. If the manager here would spend more of her time fixing the many problems at this hostel, rather than critisizing or questioning customers who complain, this place might improve. Until then, don't stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2004
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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emma s wrote a review Nov 2003
Manchester, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dear god!!! avoid this place at all costs. You would be happier sleeping on the street. The rooms are approximately the size of a shoe box. We had one for four people in which it was impossible for more than 2 people to fit in the room at once... The corridor outside was full of screaming, drunk teenagers ALL night and a large glass panel above the door ensured that the light from the corridor shone into the room throughout the night. The window wouldn't close and there was further screaming on the street below all night. The bathrooms are gross beyond description... the breakfasts are pathetic. I have stayed in plenty of perfectly nice youth hostels before but this is the worst ever!
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Tour30124 wrote a review Jan 2004
Calgary, AB
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked cheap (10Euro) beds in a 12 bunk room over the holidays and didn't even stay for 2 hours. The common facilities are dirty and poorly maintained. For example, the floor's bathroom only had one toilet (out of three) with a seat, and the showers were disgusting compared to every other hostel I've visited.

While it's close to Grafton Street and Temple bar, the actual area around the hostel is desolate and depressing.

We checked out after trying to nap and spent 50Euro for a double room in a nice B&B just outside of London. Way more worth it!
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Steph asked a question Sept 2019
1 contribution
Is there TVs at all in the twin rooms?
Answer from Ays Espiritu
Bonn, Germany375 contributions167 helpful votes
I do not think there are in any. We didn't have one on ours. There is a TV in the common room anyway.
Answer from Maguder D
Warsaw, Poland345 contributions157 helpful votes
You can buy one at 1euro shops cheap too ( IN dublin there are a lot of 1 Eruo shops like 1$ shops in USA and Japan.)
Mihai H asked a question Jul 2015
Brasov, Romania2 contributions2 helpful votes
Was a great triqp
Answer from adrioceano
Sao Paulo, SP10 contributions2 helpful votes
It was a wonderful journey and I recommend to everyone who wants to discover unique places in the world.
Maria L asked a question Feb 2018
Madrid, Spain7 contributions2 helpful votes
How many single rooms are there?
Iza Minguel wrote a tip Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't ever go here."
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Raquel wrote a tip Jul 2019
Miami Beach, Florida43 contributions49 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If possible ask to not be in the 4th floor above the lift limits!"
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johnray wrote a tip Nov 2018
Wallasey, United Kingdom34 contributions20 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can be a very long walk to the bathroom. Ask for a room closer."
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smcintee wrote a tip Aug 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont come here if you can afford any better."
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Caitlyn C wrote a tip Aug 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia13 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cheap private ensuite accommodations."
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Which popular attractions are close to Avalon House?
Nearby attractions include Rural Pub Tours (0.5 km), Escape Dublin (0.07 km), and Cherry Comedy at Whelan's (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Avalon House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, breakfast buffet, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Avalon House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Avalon House?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avalon House?
Conveniently located restaurants include WILDE Restaurant, The Sidecar Bar at The Westbury Hotel, and SOLE Seafood and Grill.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Avalon House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Avalon House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (2.9 km), 14 Henrietta Street (1.4 km), and Guinness Storehouse (1.4 km).
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