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“Good location but poor accommodation.”
Review of Kinlay House

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Kinlay House
Ranked #15 of 126 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Pros: location, mostly polite staff.

Cons: terrible beds, very uncomfortable to sleep! We expect noise but a despite the rules being advertised we were woken up very early by drunk people & an argument between them and other guests! Very thin walls, no hot water in either the male or female bathrooms ( we were awake at 7am so not exactly peak time!). The male toilets had not been cleaned at all..... There is not enough plug sockets in the rooms and you cannot get wifi in the bedrooms - especially the kinlay room.

Breakfast is basic - nothing to complain about. Reception staff were all friendly until we decided to check out after 1 night instead of staying the 3 night we paid for where we had a rather rude encounter with a staff member. Would not go back.

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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

The location is good, the bed me and my partner found good too, we slept in a 6 bed-dorm. It was quite quiet considering that we had our windows facing the street I had a very nice rest. The showers, in my opinion are HORRIBLE, one of the worst I have experienced, the hot water was finished before I could take the soap off. The kitchen is not nice in my opinion too and breakfast very basic, the jam is horrible, for young moneyless backpackers I believe it is more than ok.
It is not a party hostel!
Like I said good place for the price and our bedroom was cleaned on a daily basis.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank CaroleGu
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

We stayed two days in a six-bed-room (female):
Located in the city centre Kinlay hostel is the perfect place to stay at, if you plan on visiting Dublin.
Entering the hostel you immediately are welcomed by the friendly hostel-staff. Don't hesitate asking them any questions about the city - they are very helpful!!
The rooms are clean and the beds comfortable.
The stay also includes breakfast - awesome!!
FAIR price - good service!

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank Petra J
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

I spent 4 night with the team at kinley house. It was clean and comfortable. The staff helped with any questions needed. And it was walking distance to everything five minutes to the heart of pubs and shopping. And all tourist attractions nearby. Loved it

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Keighley M
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

Good location, 5 minute walk to Temple Bar area. City hall & Dublin Castle are down the road where most walking tours start. Good common area & kitchen. Good wifi in the rooms. Bathrooms are clean although some showers the hot water wasn't working. Rooms are good but need a few more power sockets. Friendly staff

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled solo
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Thank SunnyOz2014
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Additional Information about Kinlay House

Address: 2-12 Lord Edward Street | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre , Temple Bar
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 126 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Price Range: €20 - €137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Kinlay House 1*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dublin’s most lively hostel, in the vibrant Temple Bar District – friendly, safe and clean! Free WIFI & Internet access and free light breakfast. In the famous Temple Bar district, Kinlay House is surrounded by the best selection of Dublin’s bars, cafes and restaurants and within easy walking distance to all of Dublin’s top attractions, including Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College. We have a great team that go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the ‘Irish craic’ and we have all of the facilities you would expect from a leading hostel. ... more   less 
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