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Knockree Youth Hostel

Lacken House, Wicklow, Ireland
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Dublin
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Being the first time I stayed in a hostel I was a little nervous about the quality of accommodation. But Knockree whilst still a hostel has great amenities, decent rooms, excellent food as well as kitchen facilities. The location is amazing very close to Dublin City but as rural and as beautiful as you will find in Ireland

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Roy M, Head of Marketing at Knockree Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you chose Knockree for your first hostel experience. We hope that you have many more. More 

Paris, France
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The hostel is in a great place, right in the nature when it is so close to Dublin... very nice for walks and outside breakfast. However, the bathroom smelled bad in our room and the bunkbeds were horribly noisy and really really not comfortable, you could feel the structure in your hips ! Finally we booked for a double room... More 

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Thank Morgane G
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Knockree Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Morgane and we apologise for the mix up with bedrooms. We will pass on your comments to the hostel manager about the beds and the bathroom and hopefully those issues will be looked into so that we can improve on them. More 

Ireland
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57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Loved the view on Maulin and the Sugarloaf!!! From the front and dining rooms, because in our room all you could see was bins and carpark... To go to the loo at night from our bedroom, we had to walk few steps through a freezing outdoor 'corridor'. There might be at least a small toilet in an 8-bed dorm. I... More 

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Roy M, Head of Marketing at Knockree Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Justyna. I will pass on your suggestions about the maps to our hostel manager. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Attended a wedding here recently and the place is so beautiful - the scenery is amazing and if you plan on doing some hiking, you couldn't pick a better spot. Great location for a wedding because you have the run of the whole place and there are several different rooms for chilling out or dancing, or whatever. Only downside was... More 

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Thank Lily_D1982
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Knockree Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Lily. We are delighted that you enjoyed the scenery and the wedding. I will pass on your comments about the hot water to the hostel manager. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Perfect location as first stop on the Wicklow Way - staff go the extra mile, the views are fantastic and the fun of hosteling brings back memories of youth, but this time with en-suite bathrooms. Would recommend to others and will be back.

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Thank roaming2015
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Knockree Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely review. We are delighted that you chose us as part of your route along the Wicklow Way and we hope you had a pleasant rest of journey. More 

Brno, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I stayed there one night and it was a nice experience. The hostel is located right next to the Wicklow walk. Perhaps it was due to the few guests accomodated, but it was really quiet, I haven't had that great sleep in a shared dorm for a couple of years. The only drawback might be in wifi and shovers. Wifi... More 

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Thank Lukáš P
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Knockree Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Lukas. We are delighted that you had a good sleep. I will check what happened with the cold water showers and pass on your comments to the staff. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great hostel in a wonderful location. Staff were very friendly and incredibly accommodating. Excellent base to explore the Wicklow Mountains from and the hostel is well designed and filled with amenities to keep you entertained during wet spells. I would definitely go back.

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Thank Ciara P
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Knockree Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, Ciara. We would love to have you back again! More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Had a lovely stay overnight with a group of friends here and would highly recommend it. Staff were so friendly and accommodating. There were quite a few of us and everyone said their rooms were clean and bright and that we'd all love to go back. We had a lovely evening relaxing in the sunshine looking at some amazing views.

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Thank Maire C
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Knockree Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write the review, Maire. We really appreciate it. More 

Bray, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Stayed for one weekend night, Staff were lovely and very helpful, the place was spotless and the ensuite rooms were quiet and very comfortable. The landscape is gorgeous with plenty nearby to go explore

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Thank Rachael W
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Knockree Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Rachael. We really appreciate it. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I visited here with a bunch of friends overnight. The staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating, the rooms were very clean and spacious and there were lots of fun amenities such as table tennis and board games available. The kitchen and dining area was well stocked for our large group and the view of the mountains was breathtaking. I would... More 

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Thank Petra V
Roy M, Head of Marketing at Knockree Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Petra. We hope you enjoyed yourself with the table tennis! More 

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