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Kinlay House

1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   2-12 Lord Edward Street | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
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Ranked #18 of 89 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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Aalborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The location is the most important feature of this hostel! You can walk to everything! The staff is really nice and helpful - there was a mix-up with the rooms, and we didn't get the one we ordered upon arrival. The guys at the desk was very nice and were trying to figure out how to help us. We ended... More

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its situated in a good location, walking distance from many attractions. Clean bathrooms and friendly staff. They also give a decent breakfast. The noise from the street outside is a bit loud but dies down later on. There is no parking at the hostel but there is a car park close by where you can park at a discounted rate... More

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is cool. Probably a good place to spend several days, a lot of movies, comfortable sofas, big kitchen. I was there just to sleep two nights and it was fine, as any other decent hostel. bathroom and showers are also average. Nice people.

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County Louth, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed here a few times before with friends and loved it. We checked in early and assumed we could leave our bags in the lockers as we had done before- we had plans for the next couple of hours. The man at reception told us we could not leave our bags there as there was work being done... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

GREAT price, clean bathrooms, adequate breakfast (with really cold milk!). Only complaint was that we were promised a private bathroom, but weren't provided with one and the rooms are way too WARM! Fans in the windows would help greatly!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 3 nights at Kinlay's with a friend. It's a big youth hostel but the ambiance is nice, in the common room you can easily meet and talk to people. Beds are comfy and bathrooms are clean. I spent one night in a 12 beds dormitory and 2 more in the 24 beds dormitory. Not to noisy, didn't have... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location! Staff is better in the mornign that by night. The whole place has a weird smell but you'll survive. Is not the best hostel i have been to but it is has what any backpacker needs, a bed, bathroom, shower and kitchen. And of course LOCATION. I might come back.

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Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is very good: Airlink bus stop right in front of hostel; several-minute walk from Chester Beaty museum, archeology museum, dublinia, and all kinds of restaurants. However, breakfast was so-so, wi-fi was weak (on the top floor), and there was no elevator (we traveled with a 75-year old family member).

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we do apologise about the lift, it is an old building so its something we have never had. If ye ever decide to come back to Dublin do call us and we would be more than happy to ensure your rooms are on our first floor !! All... More

Castlebar, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over all it was very well above average.They had a few quirks and small fines for stuff that I thought was a bit "Ryanair-ish"; (According to the signage at least) If you check out after 10 (in other words sleep in) they can fine you a fiver. They might also fine you a fiver if you're receipt says "Bed A"... More

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Hi There Thank you for your review and feedback, we are always looking at ways to improve so feedback is always great to get :) The few extra charges though for checking out late, sleeping in the wrong bed etc are to ensure the few rules we have are adhered too - it can be chaotic without them :) We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the price, I Never been in a so good hostel. Room, toilets and showers was very clean. Staff was perfect. Perfect location near Christ Church and at maximum 5 minutes walking of Temple Bar area. All services can be booked at the réception (pub crawl, city tour, bus ticket to airport) Perfect not Like the first one i tried... More

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks so much for the Fab review, we are delighted you enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back soon All the best, Team @ Kinlay More

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Address: 2-12 Lord Edward Street | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre , Temple Bar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Kinlay House 1*
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Dublin’s most lively hostel, in the vibrant Temple Bar District – friendly, safe and clean! Free WIFI & Internet access and free light breakfast. In the famous Temple Bar district, Kinlay House is surrounded by the best selection of Dublin’s bars, cafes and restaurants and within easy walking distance to all of Dublin’s top attractions, including Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College. We have a great team that go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the ‘Irish craic’ and we have all of the facilities you would expect from a leading hostel. ... more   less 
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