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Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar
Ranked #3 of 106 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
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“great 4 nights!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

St. Patrick's weekend I stayed in a double room by myself on the third floor, so it wasn't as loud as it could have been. My room was clean, the shower was hot enough, plumbing was good, and the bed and covers were comfortable. It was located right next door to Temple Bar, so right in the middle of the tourist location and in the middle of and near a lot of the action (pubs & restaurants & and great thrift store). Breakfast wasn't really that great when I got down to it, because the only thing besides from hot cold drinks there was white bread, but all the brown bread had been taken already (just gotta get down there sooner).
There's also a common room in addition to a nice sized kitchen attached to the dining room that both have free Wi-Fi, if you have Wi-Fi enabled devices, if not there are 3 computers with 1 Euro/15 mins.
Barnacles has a multi-cultured and pleasant staff, as well as a pleasant night staff who were all very helpful, even when I told them I might not be able to pay for 2 days, they told me I could keep the reservation and pay when I had the money (as long as it was before, or on the day). When I had questions as to what places are good to go to they had a lot of information and even made some reservations.
I felt safe in the main area of Dublin too, even at 5am with barely anyone on the street, speaking of streets, they are really clean in the area!
If anyone is going to Dublin I would definitely recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

I have just come back from a hen weekend, we had a room of 11, 4 and 2. The rooms were all clean, beds are comfy, staff are friendly. There is only one bathroom in the room of 11, luckily I was in the 4. Breakfast is just hot drinks, juice and toast which was great for us, but if you are looking for something more, there is a cafe 20metres away. You couldn't ask for a more perfect location! Takes about 45mins from the airport and a short walk down Temple Bar where all the bars and restaurants are. You can walk anywhere and we felt safe. There are plenty of taxis around if you want to go further a field, and they are very helpful too!! Would definately recommend Barnacles, its such good valuse for money and you are right in the hub of it all! Will definatley stay here again!!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I've been recently to Dublin (great city) where I stayed for one night together with a friend at the Barnacles Hostel.
Really great Hostel. Exactly next to the famous Temple Bar and thus in the city center and very close to the station for the airport shuttle.
The stuff is very friendly and helpful. They suggested us for e.g. a great place to have a very good Irish dinner.
Also the hostel is very clean. We stayed in a 4 beds shared room with it's own bathroom.
The hostel has wifi and if u don't have a laptop/smartphone/tablet you get 15 min access to one of their PCs.

Great place :)

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

The Brancles Hostel is located in the very center of the city and it has a very pleasant atmosphere. The rooms are not big but they are well equipped with wardrobes and individual bed lamps to make it easy for more people to share the room! The bathrooms are also very clean and in good condition.
The staff is very friendly and fits very well in the overall picture of the city! The hostel is smokefree, but alcohol is no problem so you can drink on with your friends in the hostel :).
Great place if you are looking for a short stay for visiting and partying with friends .

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed in a private room with a double bed and a private bathroom. The bed was soft and the room was warm. We didn't encounter too much street noise at night up on the third floor. The Wi-fi signal is pretty weak outside of the common area. The hostel is secure. Everyone has to have a key card to enter. Loved being so close to everything. We had a great time and were very happy with the quality of the hostel.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar
Address: Temple Bar House | 19 Temple Lane South, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Temple Bar
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 106 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2 star — Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Start your Irish experience at Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar, the perfect location to explore Dublin City. Barnacles hostels in Dublin and Galway are specifically designed for you, the modern day global backpacker - with state of the art facilities, superior comfort and a relaxed and friendly vibe, all at affordable rates. You can find the Barnacles team 24 hours a day, ready to give you tips and local knowledge on how best to enjoy your time with us. ... more   less 
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