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The Spire Hostel

92 Marlborough Street, Dublin D1, Ireland (Formerly Sky Backpackers - The Spire) (North City Centre)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014
Roel P Ghent, Belgium
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the Spire hotel, the staff and from what I saw of the place, the cleanliness are the positives about this place, but don't expect to get any sleep! I was in a 6 bed dorm which I thought would be a better chance of getting some sleep, but no. It only takes one, and that one snoring... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What disappoints me the most is the bed on my 3rd night. I changed from a 12 bed mixed dorm to a 8 bed female dorm. There was only one spot available which is the top bunk. The scariest part is the BUNK BED DID NOT HAVE SIDE RAILINGS and my bunk bed was right in the middle of the... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

I was travelling solo. It was the only hostel that had beds left. The reception was very friendly. The rooms are small, the beds are small. Bathroom was clean and tidy. Lots of Spanish people who are very noisy. They seemed to enjoy the nightlife mostly. Although drugs are explicitly forbidden, several people offeres it to me. Music in the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hostel is old, crowded rooms. Did not know previously that many people were long-term residents. Stuff everywhere in rooms and mattress dirty. Not enough bathrooms for amount of beds. No aircon, above noisy street. Stayed long enough to use wifi to book elsewhere then left.

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St. John's, NL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

After being on a European trip this summer I now know hostels are not my thing. This place was very centrally located and clean but like the other reviews say there are long term residents living here. Myself and boyfriend only stayed here for one night and we had a 4 person room and were sharing with one other girl.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've stayed at youth hostels before, but none of them were like this one. There are many long-term residents living there (perhaps on work visa) and my friend and I shared a 4-bed room with two such residents. Their belongings were scattered everywhere and the window ledges were piled with their clothes. Even the bathroom was cluttered with their stuff.... More

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Madrid, Spain
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When I arrived to the hostel I was shocked because I had never been in one. Everybody seemed to know each other, they were drinking beer, laughting and listening to music. In a few days you get to know people, as you have to share the room with quite a lot of people and you feel like at home. There... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Firstly, the staff are very helpful and welcoming. The rooms are your typical shared dorm, shared bathroom. Fortunately there is a female only bathroom on the 3rd floor as my 12 bed dorm was filled with boys... So you can imagine the state of the bathroom and the lack of privacy! Unfortunately I was in room 2 which is located... More

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed here for two nights recently, we found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. On arrival the room wasn't quite ready, but they let us leave our bags and didn't charge us until we were ready to book in. First impressions were good, the standard of decor and cleanliness seemed to be good - basic but functional.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Horrible beds! The room has a exit sign turned on all night, so it's never completely dark, which interferes in the sleep quality. The wooden floor doesn't help at all as when people walk in the room you wake up with your bed shaking. The bunk beds are really crappy. If the other person moves in their sleep, you move... More

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Address: 92 Marlborough Street, Dublin D1, Ireland (Formerly Sky Backpackers - The Spire)
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > North City Centre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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