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“This hostel was great for the value and the staff were amazing.” 5 of 5 stars
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MEC Hostel
42 North Great Georges St, Dublin 1, Ireland (Formerly Mount Eccles Court Hostel)   |  
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Ranked #32 of 92 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
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“This hostel was great for the value and the staff were amazing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

We arrived at the hostel late, and the staff helped us quickly get ourselves sorted and told us about several tour opportunities including a pub crawl and a free walking tour. The rooms were clean and spacious, and the free breakfast was a plus, even if it was just toast and juice. When one of our friends got lost, the staff were supportive and promised to keep an eye out, and the last night, when we had not booked rooms, we were allowed to use the kitchen facilities for dinner and nap in the lounge until our cab arrived around three. All in all, we had a great experience with this hostel and would definitely go again if we went back to Dublin.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Poland
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124 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

Hostel is generally OK if you don't expect luxury. Dorms are very big, the beds are comfortable. Great location! Sadly, there was no lockers. There is only one bathroom per floor, with two showers - expect queues in the evening! The breakfast is small but tasty. It was pretty noisy in the hostel on the saturday night, but hey - it's not hostel's fault...

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

First contact with Reception staff excellent. Helpful above and beyond duties (offering to get me his own iron if I needed). The Apartment I rented was period in style, gorgeous. Fits in lovely with the neighbourhood. As the road outside is not a through road - It's very quiet all day & night. The apartment came with everything a traveller needs and more (TV & WifI, etc). I was able to relax as if I was at home for a reasonable last minute price that beat any hotel in the area. The night I stayed, the girls in the apartment above me where singing alot but that is too be expected in Inner City accommodation, noise in some form. It did not detract from the room or service. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

The buildins is very nice, as well as the common room downstairs. The room we booked was a double ensuite. It was absolutely spartan: one bed, one chair. Nothing else, not even a picture on the wall. The bathroom was also extremely small and spartan, with horrible green tiles.
If it's just for sleeping it's ok, really no frills. The bed was comfortable.
The breakfast is not very big, just one drink (milk, coffee or juice) and one bread with butter and jam.
Nice position, close to the center.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Fe NM
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

This was our second stay at Eccles Court, in the apartments next door to the hostel. This time we took our son, daughter and their significant others. We each had our own apartment at 70 EURO per night as we stayed one week. Since we were there in 2004, the bathrooms appear to be updated. Hot water whenever we wanted it, All appliances in the kitchen worked and we were able to save a lot of money by cooking breakfast and dinner most nights. We were in #4 and it is very BIG, Clean towels and linen whenever we asked. What we really like is the location, just one block off O'Connell St, easy airport access on all buses and about 15 min walk to Connolly and Temple Bar. A Great Deal!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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frankfurt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

we stayed 4 nights at mt eccles court in a 6bed room - were alone for the first night as well. breakfast is very basic, but included, and there is extra toast if you want. bathrooms are mostly clean, but very basic and could have been renovated better - but that is fine. beds and rooms are good and clean and comfortable. the location is just great, minutes from o´connell street and even less from quite a few decent restaurants.

take in the price and what you get for it, this is very good value - and staff are always helpful!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2008

We stayed in this hostel in January 2005 on our little 'Round Trip' including Wales, Dublin and a bit of England.

The photos on the website looked ok, the prices were fine so we booked it. For two nights.

Our room looked nothing like the rooms in the picture. The staff were not friendly nor were they unfriendly. They were just indifferent to us. We had to walk what felt like a mile to our room through not sooo well lit corridors then left, right, left again..it was like a labyrinth. We eventually found it but were appalled by it's appearence: bare walls, a bed that seemed to be made of 2 blow-up-beds on top of each other with some really cheap covers. The bathroom was so horrible we didn't go in there without shoes or socks on. Needless to say we didn't have a shower in there, just the necessary wash.

The breakfast was absolutely basic (which is not necessarily a bad thing) but the lady there gave us two slices of bread pointing at the toaster which wasn't plugged in. No 'Good Morning, how are you, would you like some ....?'

All in all we have not a single good memory or thought of this hostel.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — The absolute disgrace they call the bathroom and the room itself, Breakfast
  • Stayed January 2005, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 42 North Great Georges St, Dublin 1, Ireland (Formerly Mount Eccles Court Hostel)
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 92 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Mec Hostel we provide a range quality accommodation for our guests in Dublin's city centre, from private suites with private bathroom and kitchen to shared dorm room accommodation at very attractive prices. Housed in beautiful georgian buildings on one of Dublins finest historical streets. With our very friendly and helpful staff, spacious lounges and rooms with keycard access and free lockers, garden terrace, Mec Hostel is the Ideal base for your visit in Dublin. ... more   less 
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