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Top of The Hill Hostel

, Baltimore, Ireland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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middleburg virginia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I just stayed at the this hostel due to a random rainy night making me lazy to drive home and it was spotless, boringly clean, well run with a sweet German from Hamburg IN CHARGE! (feel safe) Nice energy, nice garden, easy parking, big kitchen, no wait for a loo. label your food or leave it for others! THIN walls... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I stayed here recently. The place is just plain and simple unclean. My bed clothes were not washed - and that is for sure. I should have taken photos. The kitchen is so unclean that I would not be able to eat there. The bathrooms "look" clean but the smell is awful - maybe they wash with water but no... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The hostel itself it absolutely fine - location, cleanness, facilities - good value for money. We would've loved our stay unless the nightmare that is allowed there at night. What was happening during the night was just _insane_. There was a group of young Spanish people who behaved absolutely crazy loud - drinking, shouting, "having fun" etc. It was clear... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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46 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at the Top of the Hill hostel a lot. As I arrived Hildegard, the owner, welcomed me very friendly, showed me around the hostel and introduced me to the other guests. She lives in the hostel herself, and has a cat that likes to cuddle and three friendly dogs. I appreciated to have many interesting conversations... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had a horrible experience with this hostel, the room was dirty and the walls full of spiders and many other insects. The bed unstable and unsafe with broken pieces of iron. Luckily I just spent one night in this place.

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Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The hostel is in a great location only a few minutes walk from the harbour. The smell of damp dog greeted us as we arrived, although we did meet the friendly dogs the following morning and they were lovely. The room was small and reasonably clean except for a flock of moths on the ceiling. An ok hostel in a... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I stayed in the hostel in Baltimore lately.I found it perfect for my purposes. Its for sale and could do with a bit of T.L.C. But if not too particular it's fine. Rooms were clean. Kitchen could do with a microwave. Outside yard could do with a sweep.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It`s a while since I stayed here, I was supposed to of been working on Sherkin island at the marine station, but after the very Irish (thick doesn`t cover it) owner wanted me away, so I came here. Must be the best view, except from my tent, anywhere in the British Isles. The staff were friendly. I did a camp... More 

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Glengarriff, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great place to stay, beautiful location, lovely host. I thoroughly recommend visiting Baltimore, an authentic Irish coastal getaway just a 20 minute boat journey to Sherkin. The hostel itself is pleasantly presented with the kitchen opening onto a very nice patio area.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I spent a couple of nights at the Top of the Hill hostel and found it to be excellent. Hildegard is a very warm,friendly person and you will get a good welcome. The rooms are very nice and good value. There is a large well equipped kitchen and the coop is just a short work down the hill at the... More 

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