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The Spire Hostel

92 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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night in march 2015. Private double room. Have to say we were very pleasantly surprised.Staff were very pleasant,polite and helpful. Room was a good size, spotlessly clean with complimentary bottles of water.Prime location just off o connell street. We would definately stay here again.

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Athens, Greece
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It was the worst hostel of all times. The bathroom was in a terrible condition. Our room door was not closing properly. The next room's door was opening and closing all night long, making noise. You should not visit that hostel.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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