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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar Hotel Dublin
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