I was here for a night. The overall experience was fair enough. The staff and mainly lady at reception was very cooperative and helpful. I made few friends out there in a evening. Overall it was good. Place was clean and tidy.
I went on a holiday in which I stayed in 3 different youth hostels. Ths first two were great and I'll be leaving them "good" TripAdvisor reviews at least. I thought that hostels weren't as bad as people said that they were but this hostel made me fear for my own safety. I understand that it's common for each room to house a large number of people, but 20 is a silly number- it's just so difficult to regulate. I suppose that that's why the person sleeping on the bed next to me warned me about having my phone charging at the side of my bed: "Hide your stuff," he said, "They steal things". And the guests weren't very well-behaved, either! Don't get me wrong, I met three Scottish students who were welcoming, funny, and made me feel comfortable enough to sleep in the first night. But I also met 2 individuals who scared me with undeterred flirty advances- I tried to be polite but one can only put up for so long. And when you're already tired from sleeping with one eye open, that's sure to diminish your patience. The last hostel I had been in was friendly and inspired me to make good use of the communal spaces but this one taught me why that is a very bad idea. Not least that their pool room had very little pool, disproportionate to the number of homeless people who congregated there. Don't be persuaded by their "free breakfast", either- a piece of toast is not enough incentive to neglect your sleep, security, and sense of adventure. Rather, go to a nice hotel (my Scottish friends noticed that it aould have been cheaper for them to get a 3 bed room in the Hilton) and then visit the Cafe across the road from Kimlay, on your stay. I think it's called Bittersweet and they gave me a warm place to read over breakfast in the morning and afternoon, with sweet treats to replenish my waning energy. This was one of the few places I felt warm in my trip to Dublin (except maybe the art galleries) because the room and shower were so cold that I kept my day clothes on beneath my pyjamas for sleeping, and would have done the same for showering (if it did not defeat the point of wiping away the fearful sweat which had built up beneath my jumper in thw nighttime, despite my shivering). During my second (and final) night, I was almost overjoyed that my flight left early in the morning. There may have been no places in Dublin for me to sit safely (since you have to eat if your go to a pub- and no one can do that for 6 hours until the pub closes) so I instead spent the night in Dublin airport, with the artificial livelihood that comes from a couple of caffeinated beverages. I had a lovely time in Dublin, which is weird since my accommodation made me ineffably scared.…
Stayed at the hostel on Sat 12th Sept for one night taking a bunk in a 10 bed dorm, which was less than half occupied, intentionally due to the current Covid situation ? Whilst basic ,I can't really complain about anything. Friendly quick service, room and corridors were clean . The only thing that didn't impress was the state of the shower / washroom on the Sunday morning. It clearly hadn't been cleaned for quite a while, a clean and tidy the evening before would have at least meant those using the washroom first thing the next morning would have still had it reasonably clean. Easy to book on their Internet site , central location
Room given was 4 bunk beds not a double as booked, then 2nd room was a double but was filthy and beer all over the room. Showers are not pleasant and common room is messy. Booked a hotel last minute for the same price and was so much happier.
We were stoked to get a hostel in Temple Bar area for a good price! However, upon arrival, our good spirits were dashed. The gentleman manning the counter was completely unaware of the local customs and schedules. We asked about buses...he didnt know (it was 2 steps outside) We asked about places to eat, he didn't know a single name of a business within blocks of the hostel. Our dorm was advertised as men and women: it was all men, except for the one girl who was IN MY BED when I came in from the AMAZING show at The George (which we found on my own). No towels, no information, terrible service. Find a new hostel. I didnt even get a clean towel or a refund when I found someone else in the bed I had paid for...which meant no clean sheets either!!