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Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel

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2.0 of 5
58/59 Fleet Street, cnr Anglesea | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Ranked #22 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There were five of us that needed a place to stay in Dublin that was close to most sites (Trinity College, Christ Church, O'Connell street, etc) and we found this hostel. I know there are a few bad reviews, but this could not have been a better place for us. We rented the Penthouse Apartments which really were a "penthouse".... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole purpose for booking here was to find a cheap place in a good location whilst in town to watch rugby. It suited us down to the ground. Yes...it isn't a hotel so there are things one might expect that aren't perfect. The one room key thing is a joke! However, for a cheap price and right in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is perfect if you're looking for a cheap room in a prime location. The music was brilliant and the atmosphere was fantastic. Breakfast was good, and loved that they provided tea and coffee all day. Just what we needed after long trips around the city all day. There were a few minor issues but it wasn't really anything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would definitely to recommend to anybody wanting a cheap but cheerful place to stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The free breakfast was more than was expected, as was the free tea/coffee throughout the day. Bedroom was very clean and no complaints to be had. Free Wifi. The location couldn't really have been any better. Only criticism is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gogartys hostel may be a bit tired looking and not the cleanest hostel in the world, but the prices and great and the location can't be beaten. Especially if you are looking for lots of bars and live music. The hostel is located right in the middle of Temple Bar surrounded my bars. We stayed in a 4 bed private... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked for 4 nights 2 beds in the 4 bed Dorm and checked out after the 1st night. We stayed in many Hostels around the world but never had to deal with things like just 1 key per Room - especially for a Dormitory - or that the staff lets an old guy, totally drunk and without any luggage... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went into this bar on Friday night it was packed you could not move drinks spilt everywhere there was a live band playing that were good but I ordered a Guinness and a vodka soda water and it was 17 euros as a did go to every bar in temple bar area I would say this was the worst... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can't beat this location in the downtown area next to Temple Bar and being above its own bar, but beyond that there are definitely nicer hostels you could find for the same price and still good location. Cons: - one key per room, so the people in my room had to keep the door open a crack at all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The location of this hostel is really great, being in the middle of everything and having most of the attractions and pubs at a close walking distance. The bed was comfortable and clean. It is an ok place if you just wand to sleep there and not spend too much time inside. The staff was also alright, some people more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Positives: - The location is absolutely perfect if you're only in Dublin for a few days. It's right in the heart of Dublin with easy access to tourist attractions and, being right in the middle of Temple Bar, there is fantastic nightlife. - The rooms and bathrooms were clean. - There's a free continental breakfast! - The staff were lovely... More 

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