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The Holyhead Hostel

42 Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Sewell, New Jersey
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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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13 reviews
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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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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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