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Isaacs Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   2 - 5 Frenchman's Lane, Dublin 1, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Glad you enjoyed your stay. More

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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NiamhBro, Guest Relations Manager at Isaacs Hostel, responded to this review

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 2 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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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

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall my stay is probably best described as average as there are some things that they were excellent at, and some that definitely need improving. When we checked in, we were told our room number and given our receipts. That was it, no offer of a free map (which I ended up just grabbing for myself the next day), no... More

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NiamhBro, Guest Relations Manager at Isaacs Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - sorry you didn't appear to enjoy your stay too much. We do have a list of things that our staff are supposed to inform guests about - I'm going to investigate and see what happened on your check in as that isn't the norm. More

Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Isaacs for 6 nights. I'm a solo traveller in my 30s and thought I'd save some $$ for hotels later in my trip by opting for backpackers for the first week. I think in hindsight I should've saved the extra and gone to a hotel instead. Isaac's is a fun, loud, boisterous place for teens to 20... More

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Sorry you didn't enjoy the fun of Isaacs - I think you might have had a better experience at our sister hostel Jacobs Inn. More

Woking, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being of a thrifty mindset I opted for a booking at Isaacs Hostel rather than lining the pockets of a major hotel chain. I would definitely suggest booking here if you're young, as part of a large group and looking for a brilliant location (close to O'Connell St, Connolly Station and the Liffey) as it has everything you could hope... More

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Thanks for your review- we did purchase loads of fans but we weren't aware some were broken. We will look into it. 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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