-GREAT breakfast: hard boiled eggs, variety of toast, jam, butter, milk, carton orange juice, plain greek vanilla yoghurt and strawberry yoghurt, 3 types of cereal, and instant coffee, cocoa or tea. Served until checkout at 10:30, which is awesome and unusual.
-Great staff. Everyone I met was smiling and helpful. Front desk agent even moved by reservation into a more private room because I said I was a quiet sleeper and the hostel wasn't that full.
-Paid about $14 in a 6 bed dorm with ensuite bath and each bed has a shelf and reading light.
-Great location on the south side.
Cons (and there are some)
-Worst bedding quality of any hostel I've been in. They provide you with sheets, and the mattress is okay, but the pillows and duvet are atrocious. They are made of the same material you would find in a hospital or a dentist chair, just sewn together and with filling thrown in between. The pillows are flat and limp, and the duvet barely covered the twin bed. If they replaced the bedding, I would have rated this much much higher.
-You can hear EVERYTHING outside your window. You will hear every footstep of someone walking past. People talking outside will sound like they are in your room. I almost joined a drunken conversation about feminism and politics from my bed last night through the closed window because I could hear every single word 8 drunken friends were saying at 12:30 am.
-Room was freezing. No insulaton from window and no heat meant I slept in full clothing with duvet completely covering me and was still a bit chilly.
-Small room (could be described as cozy) but if there were 6 people, you would have been immobile.
Overall mixed bag but good location, nice staff, fantastic breakfast all outweigh the negatives. However, if you really need a good night's sleep, maybe try elsewhere or ask for the quietest room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ashfield House Hotel Dublin