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Isaacs Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   2 - 5 Frenchman's Lane, Dublin 1, Ireland
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Ranked #19 of 88 Specialty lodging in Dublin
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in this hostile for four nights and absolutely loved it! Great common rooms (the reading room is particularly awesome), comfortable beds and very friendly staff. I would definitely stay here again if I find myself back in Dublin!

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Generally our stay was good at isaacs. The staff are helpful and friendly. The place is clean and you get free breakfast. The location is pretty close to town centre however is right on the train line so if you are a light sleeper might get waken up every now and again by trains. Rooms can get pretty hot during... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My sister and I enjoyed a two night stay at Isaac's in July 2014. We had just taken the Paddy Wagon tour and Isaac's felt like a five star resort compared to the other hostels we had just stayed in. The hostel is centrally located close to the city center and right next to public transportation and the airport bus.... More

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South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had one full day and 2 nights in Dublin in January and I stayed in this lovely little place. All the staff were so friendly and helpful which made everything so easy. The place is a bit like a maze but once you've explored around a bit it's grand. As a girl travelling on my own I felt safe... More

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Thanks for your great review - delighted you enjoyed your stay. More

Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When "roughing it," a good atmosphere is the only thing I really crave. The entrance to Isaacs has a great community room packed with cool people and interesting conversations. Even cooler people are behind the front desk. The staff was extremely helpful while planning trips and asking directions plus the pub crawl was sweet of course. A good excuse to... More

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Delighted you enjoyed your stay. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great location - only 10 minutes walk away from Temple Bar and all its sinful pleasures and one minute away from central bus station for getting back to the airport. staff is very friendly and can give you last minute pointers to the best places in town. rooms adequate and tidy. get cleaned every day, which came as a positive... More

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Cork, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel has a nice appearance from the outside and has a nice interior as well. I was with 8 other friends cramped in a tiny room! I decided to be the gentleman and said I would take the camp bed. We tried to get ready in this tiny BOILING room! There was a single glass window with no window!... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room stinked and was really hot...no air circulation. Shower was clean but I would say the same of the washroom. Bed was clean as well. The people at the desk weren't the most helpful either. They seemed to have made a mistake and assigmed the same bed to another traveler which caused me to be woken up in the... More

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Sorry about the confusion about your bed - our computer system doesn't allow us book someone into the same bed so I don't know what happened there. It was unusually hot over the past few weeks but the weather is cooling down now. More

Castlepollard, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was helpful and friendly. Hostel was clean. Facilities were great. (I still haven't had the chance to use the sauna yet-because of my own schedule.) Good locker system. Good value. Great location. Very lively and open vibe throughout.

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Delighted you enjoyed your stay. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location: Perfect for those not driving. Virtually on the bus route from the airport to the city centre. Short walk to Connolly station where you can get trams, DART and inter-city trains. Not a million miles from the city centre. Facilities: Communal areas are ok but very busy, which can be a plus or a negative depending on your point... More

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Thanks for your review Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. More

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Address: 2 - 5 Frenchman's Lane, Dublin 1, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Isaacs Hostel 2*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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One of the original and most famous backpacker hostels in Dublin, Isaacs Hostel has a chilled atmosphere and is a quirky, fun, full of character in a 19th century converted wine store.Great modern amenities to boot. CITY CENTRE LOCATION CLOSE TO*Central Bus Station** Dart Station** Luas Tram** Temple Bar** O'Connell Street** Croke Park ** Jameson Distillery ** Dublinia ** Jeannie Johnson Famine Ship * FREE THINGS* FREE Breakfast,** FREE Bed linen, ** FREE Wifi, ** FREE Sauna, ** FREE Walking tour of Dublin every day, ** Pub Crawls, ** FREE Board games, ** FREE Activities and competitions, ** FREE Movie nights, ** FREE use of luggage scales, ** FREE games of Pool, ** FREE games of Table Tennis, ** FREE use of Guitars** Discounted Door to Door Airport bus ** Large shared kitchen with plenty of plates, cutlery & storage space ** Onsite laundry ** ** BBQ's In summer ** FREE Smiles, Hugs ( within reason !) , information, tall tales and Irish wit!** ... more   less 
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