We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Backpackers D1 Hostel Dublin

80 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, Ireland
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Booking.com to make your booking as easy as possible.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Backpackers D1 Hostel Dublin
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This hostel is terrible. We slept at the basement room for 10 people, which was smelling awful and beds were creaking at the smallest move, so it was really hard to sleep normaly! The main door to the room had a lock with a number combination, which was ok. but on the inside of the door there was no handle... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sebastjan90
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Arrived at the hostel quite late and the guy at the reception told me they were fully booked so I got the first night free of charge in the room right next to the reception without a shower and a toilet. The toilet/ shower facilities were the most horrific ever, have never been so grossed out. this place should not... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jenny L

Travelers are raving about these Dublin hotels

Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Basically I booked on Booking.com without checking here first. I have stayed at a lot of hostels before and this one wins in terms of an absolutely disgusting hostel with no cleanliness standards. Even the person running the front desk agreed that it was a dive. The 8 bed dorm I couldn't even think about staying in. Photos are attached.... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank charlene r
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

I have never hated anywhere as much in my life,the amount of dirt on the floor was atrocious,the bathroom light didn't work and there was no toilet roll! When we got to the hostel we were told our room was in a different area and were sent on a 30 minute walk through many estates with someone who couldn't speak... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Jodie M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We booked a private ensuite double bedroom for a two nights stay over the weekend. Most places were booked out due to some sports events. We chose the hostel due to its great location and also the pictures on the booking websites conveyed a reasonable impression. Unfortunately we didn't check tripadvisor before... We payed directly at the reception before we... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Matthias B
Paris, France
Level Contributor
49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Please avoid this place at all costs....!!! Apart from the fact that the photos on booking. Com are totally false I had to pay in advance for a hostel I wouldn't let my dog sleep in..!!! Swimming pool showers, damp cold and wet rooms and decor that could be ( quoting the French receptionist!!)from a very old movie... I would... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Martyn M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

When we arrived at Backpackers D1 Hostel, the room we originally booked was not available due to overbooking. We had to wait 20 minutes at the reception, until an employee eventually brought us to another hostel which was located in a completely different district of Dublin. No excuse whatsoever from the staff, they actually wound up in a private conversation... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Paul R
Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
85 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here room was average two sets of bunks. Blankets and bed were comfortable. If coming bring towels as they don't have any and you have to rent them from another hostel which I found strangeeee! Room was clean. Had to ask for more toliet roll. Very good location.

Helpful?
Thank fizzyapplelaces
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This place was the most filthy, disgusting hole i have ever set foot in. I walked into a room that had not been cleaned in months. Toilet didn't flush properly, shower looked like a dog had malted in it, room door didn't lock, room covered in hair, bed spread filthy, dead insects on windowsill and splashed liquid all over side... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Rw1234567890
Cologne, Germany
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

The only positive thing about booking this hostel was its location. The beds were uncomfortable and dirty, I don't even wanna start talking about the bathroom Situation. Super dirty and it was flooded when people in the rooms above us took a shower. Furthermore it was moldy and just gross. Don't go here, you much rather profit from taking a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Strauchy
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

78 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (74)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (18)
Viewed
Bathroom (16)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Other (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Dublin hotels
Jacobs Inn Hostel
#8 of 94 in Dublin
4.0 of 5 stars 1,123 reviews
Isaacs Hostel
#13 of 94 in Dublin
4.0 of 5 stars 1,043 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Abrahams Hostel
#38 of 94 in Dublin
3.5 of 5 stars 367 reviews
Temple Bar
Abigails Hostel
Abigails Hostel
#14 of 94 in Dublin
4.0 of 5 stars 487 reviews
Sky Backpackers
#17 of 94 in Dublin
4.0 of 5 stars 241 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay