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2 - 4 Frenchman's Lane, Dublin DO1 P9K4 Ireland
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#4 of 265 Speciality lodging in Dublin
One of the original and most famous backpacker hostels in Dublin, Isaacs Hostel has a warm, relaxed atmosphere and is a quirky, fun, full of character in a 19th century converted wine store. City centre location close to central Bus Station,Dart Station,Connolly station and Luas tram. Great modern amenities with large guest kitchen Dorms and private rooms available, Onsite laundry, Sauna, Library, basement common rooms with TV Table tennis Fuss ball and Pool table . Attractions such as Temple Bar,O'Connell Street, 3 Arena, Croke Park, Trinity College, Epic Museum are all close by. FREE STUFF includes;Free Light Breakfast,Free Tea and coffee and filtered water, FREE Bed linen,FREE Wifi,FREE Sauna,FREE Walking tour of Dublin every day,FREE Board games,FREE Pizza night, FREE Quiz night FREE games of Table Tennis, FREE use of Guitars, Discounted tour tickets, Airport bus Plus FREE Smiles, Hugs and Craic (within reason !)Information, tall tales and Irish wit!**
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Free internet
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Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
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Public wifi
Breakfast buffet
Shared kitchen
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tori wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The staff on-site were incredibly rude, the police were called to remove a belligerent man from the lobby, emailing management was a nightmare, and I received no response for almost two weeks/had to send a follow-up, ONLY to be denied any sort of refund for an entire night we didn’t use in the middle of a global pandemic. We ended up paying around $450 USD for 3 people/2 nights in a BASIC dorm. For a hostel, this is outrageous and the service/facilities were absolutely not worth the price.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Tahsis J wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Won't provide a refund or even offer a voucher for my stay at the beginning of June, just an ominous warning that if they are directed by the government to remain closed, they will refund me, but that if Ireland is open by the first week of June I'll still be charged. I'm aware I booked a nonrefundable rate but also MY FLIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED I DON'T CARE IF IRELAND WILL BE OPEN IF I AM COMPLETELY INCAPABLE OF GETTING THERE. My trip would have begun on the 21st of May, it's not like I was flying from Canada straight to Isaac's. I had a booking (refundable) for my mom and sister at the beginning of June. if we manage to go on our trip later, they definitely will not be getting either booking. The behaviour of companies now will be remembered. I'm aware it's a difficult time for the hospitality industry - but it's not like I foresaw this when I was planning the trip last year either.
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Date of stay: April 2020
Room Tip: Avoid at all costs
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Jenna M wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Isaac's Hostel has been a headache even before arriving. We booked two nights for the 16th-18th of March. We had gotten a great price and were excited to go. Prior to arriving, we received an email stating that there was an error with our booking and that we would now need to rebook--at nearly twice the price. We rebooked (because we didn't want to be without lodging) and responded to their email asking them to honor our original price. We never received an answer. Then as Covid-19 started to make travel more dangerous and airlines were stopping flights, we decided to cut our trip down a day. Again, we emailed them before arriving, but got no response. Upon getting to the hostel, the staff at the front was incredibly unhelpful. We told him about our issues booking and he stated that we would have to email management. We told him as we were checking in that we only required the beds for a single night and he repeated only that we would have to email management. Our flight was for 9AM the next day, so we checked out extremely early. That night spent in Issacs Hostel was, by far, the most uncomfortable night that we experienced in Ireland at 6 different hostels. The beds were so rickety that every move felt like it would topple the beds--and we are not large people. The environment was unfriendly and not the kind of atmosphere you expect at youth hostels. Not to mention a visit from the police, who had to take an extremely drunk man (who looked homeless) forcibly from the premises. We have now being asking for nearly 3 weeks for even a partial refund or honoring our initial booking price. When they did finally answer, their response was that because the hostel remained open, they did not owe us anything. Furthermore, they said that they "held the beds for us." As mentioned, we were as communicative as possible, even before arriving. We were fully checked out by 6AM and were perfectly clear that we would not be returning, so I doubt they even truly "held our beds." Clearly, a global pandemic wasn't enough of a reason to change our plans for Isaac's Hostel. Overall, they have no compassion, no understanding and an extremely uncomfortable hostel.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Tyler R wrote a review Apr 2020
Kitchener, Canada24 contributions41 helpful votes
Saw many great reviews but was a little disappointed. Stay in hostels every time Im in Dublin and this place I probably would not stay again. Specifically was bothered by no lockers in bedrooms (lockers were only available for a charge and in the basement only), can hear the train pass by over the building every 30 minutes or so all day and night, and general poor conditions of washroom. Breakfast was better than expected (selection of juices, tea, coffee, toast and spreads) and the staff were ok.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Just dont stay here unless you only plan to sleep here.
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Charnelle E wrote a review Mar 2020
Breda, The Netherlands20 contributions14 helpful votes
Beds were good, shower and kitchen were good. But due to corona we decided to go home a couple of days earlier. We already made a reservation, back home, for the Isaac hostel. They were not prepared to give back our money, because we didn’t cancel it on time. But we canceld it because of the pandemic. So they weren’t good hearted to give back our money...
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Isaacs Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Isaacs Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Dublin Free Walking Tour (0.5 km), EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum (0.4 km), and An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Isaacs Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, breakfast buffet, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Isaacs Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Isaacs Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eatokyo Asian Street Food, The Vintage Kitchen, and Brannigan's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Isaacs Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Isaacs Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Dublin.
Are any cleaning services offered at Isaacs Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Isaacs Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Isaacs Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (3.8 km), Trinity College Dublin (0.7 km), and Guinness Storehouse (2.4 km).