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Citi Backpackers Hostel

61/62 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, Ireland
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel is located about a 5-10 minute walk from O'Connell Street and is easy to find. The Manager was friendly and the doona extremely comfortable. There was also free WiFi but that's about where the positives end. The ensuite was pokey and the shower almost useless. Towels were not provided unless asked for and my daughter found dead insects... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the worst hostels I have ever stayed in. Was dirty and no effort put into up keeping. Didn't even go in to communal kitchen. I refused to take a shower. not cheap enough to be in that condition

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought that the western world had progressed beyond this, giving 1 star seems generous but I guess it is in the center. Electric socket hanging from the wall, a mirror left on the floor, a shower cubicle that must surely have been fitted by blind Chimps on a budget. Bachpackers on a budget deserve a bit of respect surely.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Positive - a good location as it is in the city centre, cheap Negative - The place is dirty and old, staff is very unfriendly, there is no locker, not enough shower room, the sink clogged really easily

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I felt like I had bugs crawling on me all night. The posted pictures are accurate. Not worth the price. No refunds if you leave. Wifi is spotty. Window doesn't close all the way. It is convenient for walking. I can't really say any more to meet my 200 word minimum.

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Verona, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A LOT of dust in our dorm, beds were dirty and dusty as well. Just two common bathrooms, one which had a broken door and couldn't be locked. Everything is dirty and in a general state of "who cares". There is a kitchen, which is dirty-ish but at least you can cook yourself a meal. The hostel is right above... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't have high expectations when staying in a hostel but this place was just awful. Rude staff and an even ruder owner, dirty conditions and to top it off empty condom wrappers on the floor. Awful!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shocking hostel, never been to a hostel that dirty and smelly. We only stayed a short time, couldnt sleep as the smell was so bad left at 5:30 and walked dublin for a few hrs. My friend had a worse exp as the room he stayed in had mice etc

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Aarhus, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of longtime residents, the group of them spending the evening drinking in the courtyard. The staff, some were nice, a few rude and almost aggressive. Only two toilets for the dorms, and only one could be be closed. Dorm nicely cleaned. Kitchen cleaned every day, but look very dirty very quickly.

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West Lothian, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A friend and I visited here in December. It was kind of what you expect for the price. Not particularly clean or fancy. Does have a common area with plenty of sockets which is nice. The bathroom in our 8bed dorm was filthy. We opted for a visit to the swimming pool rather than use the shower. It was cold... More 

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