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“First hostel experience, not bad at all”
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Abigails Hostel
Ranked #7 of 126 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Reviewed 30 January 2017

As the title states, this was my first hostel experience. I was nervous making the reservation, but a friend was going with me, so that eased my worry. We booked two beds in a six bed room, female room. The hostel is located in prime walking distant from the Temple Bar area, so great for checking out lively night life. The entrance feels very secure and the staff were friendly and accommodating. There is a big lobby with lots of seating for people to mingle and chill outside of the rooms. The hostel offered lockers for storing items, but we did not pay the additional charge for them. We just didn't leave anything too valuable in the room when we left, but we didn't have any problems from our roommates anyhow. The linens are dispensed to each person upon arrival. To be fair, the linens were quite worn. You could tell they'd been washed A LOT, but I was only staying for one night, so I didn't mind. The mattresses and pillows were thin, but that seemed to be true of all the places I stayed while abroad. Our 6 bed room had one full bath ensuite, which was nice that we didn't have to exit the bedroom to use the facilities. In the morning, the hostel had a continental breakfast in the lobby for everyone. Like I said, I didn't have any other hostel experience for comparison, but this one was not bad at all.

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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

This was my first ever trip going solo and first ever time staying in a hostel. I did a lot of research before booking a hostel and went with Abigail's based on the TripAdvisor reviews.

With this being the only hostel I have ever stayed in I can't compare to others but I can say that the staff were great - very welcoming, very friendly and very chatty. The room and bathroom were clean. The breakfast was good and there was always plenty of it. The bed was pretty comfortable but I did have to fold my pillow in half (just my preference though).

The location is AMAZING. Temple Bar is right around the corner and there are bus links right outside the front door. Easy to walk to anywhere around the city centre.

I would definitely recommend this hostel and I would stay here again on my next trip back to Dublin.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Location of this hostel is wonderful. I took a 22 hour layover in Dublin and booked here because of the location. It is close to the temple bar, and the University as well as the whole downtown area. It was my first time in a hostel. The common room was great to relax in. The beds each had a USB plug which was ideal for charging my phone. The breakfast was average. It definitely fulfilled my needs for 1 night.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

For my first experience in an hostel I have to say I was very surprised. Everyone was very nice with me, everything was clean, they have lockers and safe lockers too. A luggage room. Breakfast included.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

This could not be better located, right by the Ha' Penny Bridge. The room I was in (3 beds) was very clean. The breakfast was good and most of the staff were quite helpful.
I did have some issues with the airport transport recommended by the hostel and little to no help resolving it, but other than that my stay was great.

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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Abigails Hostel

Address: 7/9 Aston Quay | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Temple Bar
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 126 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Price Range: €14 - €115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Abigails Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently converted from a hotel, Abigail's Hostel is located in Temple Bar, overlooking the River Liffey and Ha'penny Bridge.All our rooms have private bathrooms, central heating and hairdryers. Our reception is open 24/7 and our friendly staff are happy to help you with tourism information or anything you might need to enjoy your visit to Dublin. ... more   less 
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