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The Holyhead Hostel

42 Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I've never stayed in a hostal before and needless to say I won't be staying in one again. It was quite expensive for what it was, the location is the only saving grace. I stayed on the top floor where getting wifi connection is near impossible and intermittent one bar at most. I didn't like the idea of paying first... More 

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cockermouth uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Be aware this is not a modern luxury hotel, and you should be happy with what you get. Sure, it is a little run down and shabby.. but it is clean, safe and well run. It is the management and staff that is perhaps it's strongest point.. there is care and dedication here that shows and makes this a decent... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I have been here on numerous occasions and if you are expecting luxury then you're deluded. Its unbelievably simple but when you're in Dublin you wont be spending alot of time in your room. Its in a great location and its worth what you are paying.

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Zug, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Good things first: The location is great, just down the street from Busaras and Connolly Station, and the city centre is within a brief walking distance. The booking confirmation comes with an excellent description on how to get to the place, and the wifi in the hostel was free and worked really well. However, I was charged 90 Euro per... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

TL;DR - Good location with nice service, but the room wasn't up to par even for budget standards. I didn't have much time to prepare my 4-day trip so I chose The Holyhead based on their location, decent looking website photos and price. The Holyhead has a great location on the corner of Talbot and Gardner, just a 10-15min walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a simple and workable hostel in a great tourist location, but it is priced like a hotel, or at least it was when we were there (which to be fair was in July during the peak of tourist season). The beds were comfortable enough but the shared showers were a bit cramped and had very little water pressure.... More 

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I stayed three nights here. The white linens, white towels, and beds in our triplet room (room #5: one twin-size bed and two bunked beds) were extremely clean. We saw no scary insects during our stay (no bedbugs, roaches, etc.), and I don't count the few flies that entered/exited through the screenless hallway windows. The beds were... More 

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Massive 4-post bed took up so much of the room it was very difficult to get around (and I'm pretty small). Shower water got warm enough but had very little pressure- would not advise trying to wash long hair. Location was great though. *some sites have suggested that there are laundry services available... Not accurate.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The (very) Budget Single room was indeed windowless and clean which would have been fine if there hadn't been such a damp problem. The room my friend stayed in had visible mould. Because these rooms had no windows they smelt very bad all the time as there was no ventilation. There was no water pressure in the upstairs, and the... More 

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Dudelange, Luxembourg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Much too expensive for the decrepit furniture and rooms. The toilet only flushes once and then takes 10 minutes to fill up again for the next flush, the shower is very dirty and old and the waterflow in it is just a drizzle. You can hear all noises through the doors. The only clean thing were the sheets on the... More 

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