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The Spire Hostel

90-93 Marlborough Street, Dublin D1, Ireland (Formerly Sky Backpackers - The Spire)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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    4 of 5 stars
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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is very close to the middle of the city. It is very convenient and the staff is very friendly an helpful. The rooms and washrooms were clean and although the bunk beds were a bit squeaky, it was still a nice place to sleep. Linens and pillows are free as well as Wifi and breakfast. We would for... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This hostel is located smack bang in the centre of Dublin. The city is quite literally on your doorstep along with everything you could want from shops, restaurants, luas/bus lines and bars and clubs. The staff were very accommodating and made us feel welcome. They were friendly and courteous. The place has a good vibe to it and you feel... More 

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North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

I can mainly say that the Spire hostel has a good location as its biggest draw. Minutes from O'Connel St. but realize it is over the bridge from Temple Bar District, though very walkable. Otherwise it was a bit of a letdown from the first night when the water ran out! Apparently the watertank was out and it took 20... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This hostel was pretty clean and quiet. The breakfast was cereal, bread and spreads, yogurt, and biscuits (cookies). The people working there were very nice and helpful. The location of the hostel is great! It is near the major bus lines and in walking distances of sites and the train station. Open 24 hours and was secure. There are only... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

After staying 5 nights in a private dorm I couldn't be happier to get into my own bed for a good nights sleep. I didn't expect much but the noise at night was unbearable. You could hear the hand dryer from the toilet in our room and also everytime someone came into the hallway from the stairs. The long term... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

This hostel refused to accept us after a booking was completed through Booking.com... because we are over age 45 Their rude and insulting response strongly suggests poor customer service. There is nothing on their website or on booking.com regarding this discrimination based on age. We did not find this out until after they had our credit card information and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

The staff were so accommodating and helpful. Extremely friendly!! Location- excellent! Very close to oconnell street and other modes of transport. Shuttle- can be arranged to airport for only 6euro. Rooms/storage- storage supplied if requested but i dont think its in your dorm room (i never bothered as it would cost more). Bunk beds in dormitory and comfy, however there... More 

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Province of Florence, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Avoid this place at all costs! I've never stayed in a more disgusting place in my entire life. The beds were covered in hair and the sheets were stained. I ended up sleeping with my jacket as a blanket because the comforters they provided were in worse shape than the sheets. And there is an EXIT sign that lights up... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We usually opt for a private room when we can but as it was paddys week we could only afford this 20 person dorm. Stayed in dorms before so know the crack but try to get private rooms when on short trips. Room was pretty decent and didn't feel as big as it was. Not as noisy as you would... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hosting at Spire Hostel was very nice. We stayed at a private double room which was very warm and confortable. It was a good size, really clean and colourful. Just perfect ! We were very surprised that there is a huge social life in the hostel but we could had our total privacy. So it's very nice for people who... More 

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