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The Holyhead Hostel

42 Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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The Holyhead Hostel
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Ranked #46 of 91 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It is a sort of nightmare place. You should not go there ever. The showers are dirty, the toilets stinky, and the rooms are very old. So, don't trust on the score at some webs, e.g. 7-8 out of 10, the whole thing is bad. The manager is fine, and helpful though.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Gordana was the best. We could even counted on warm tea :) Although do not try to check in at two in the morning without notice, reception is open till 11pm. Room was nice, simple and clean. Free unlimited wifi was available everywhere. Very good location, only 10 minutes walk to famous Temple Bar, unexpected breakfast option at the pub... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

When you enter the Holyhead it seems like it's not what you expected. After one minute you'll meet Gordona and Shane and then you'll feel like you arrived home. The warmest and kindest people you will ever find on your trip! They will help you with everything you need! The place is warm and perfect for those who want a... More 

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Paris, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There is not one thing I can say bad about this hostel. From the moment I walked in it was so clean and buzzing in a good way with life. The most friendly person in Dublin, Gordana checked me in and she needs a promotion causes he is just overly happy at all times we met and was so friendly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stayed just after what I would presumed to have been a busy easter period for the hostel. Shared a private double with my girlfriend which included a basin, double bed with fresh linen, towels and a table. Toilet was always clean and the shower was what you would expect from a hostel. Staff were always friendly and available for when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It was advertised as a bed and breakfast and it is far away from that. It is even painted on the wall outside the house. The mattress was pure torture, we basically slept on springs. The shower was disgusting, scummy and dirty. The manage was nice though but would never use them again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

if u wanna have a cheap and still nice place to stay,the holy head should be your choice! it looks old (well it is) but its very clean! the people were very nice! i loved it! I think i loved the character of the hostel and d people within :)

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