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The Holyhead Hostel

42 Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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Ranked #42 of 91 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We stayed there for 2 nights. Our Room no. 2 had a really huge and large antique pine bed for 2 which looked a little bit scary. The mattress wasn't the best to sleep in, like other users already stated. But since we only stayed there for a few hours sleep and left for the whole morning and day for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

In general , it was nice. Nice location, few minutes walk from the Spire. just the lighting in the room is a bit dark. needed a torchlight to find something inside my girlfriend's purse. lol worth to stay here!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This hostel is easy to find, there are a lot of good pubs in the neighborhood. There are also shops, cafes and restaurants nearby. It's close to O'Connel road, where the bus from the airport drops you off, so that's a plus. The room wasn't really big though, there is only a common bathroom, which to be honest wasn't really... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

While the location of this accommodation was great, and the manager friendly enough when we arrived, this was the only positive aspect. The shower situation was awful. There was no hot water in the shower - if there was any it meant turning the heat up so much that only a trickle of water came out, and the water always... More 

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Goes, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Hey People! Dublin is a great city and the people are very friendly there. The Holyhead Hostel. Positive The location is great and the staff is very friendly. Negative Mattresses were very old and they had bedbugs in it. The Holyhead promised via Facebook that I would get some money back for the inconvenience. But they won't react on my... More 

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