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“Very clean, helpful, fun, and convenient location” 5 of 5 stars
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Jacob's Inn Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   21 - 28 Talbot Place, Dublin 1, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #12 of 91 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Florence, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very clean, helpful, fun, and convenient location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This hostel is walking distance to everything which was fantastic! Just down the street from our favorite restaurant O'Sheas at Old Morans Hotel off talbot and gardener street. The hostel had pretty standard breakfast- toast, jelly, cereal, coffee and juice. We were able to meet some fun diverse young travelers in the common areas! The security at this location was great! Had to swipe your card multiple times to get through various doors to our main room.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Jacob's Inn Hostel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thanks a million - All good to hear!.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I head to dublin every couple of weekends.
Jacob's is excellently location for the docklands, city centre and is next to the Busaras Luas stop.
I go for the larger dorms, beds are comfortable, building secure and hostelers I've met here all friendly. The Staff are excellent! Luggage storage is great and handy too.

As with any hostels, bring earplugs and flip flops! :)

The breakfast here is basic but it is great in it's simplicity compared to other basic breakfasts on offer.

I will stay here again and again.

Room Tip: Splash out for the smaller rooms for more privacy and quiet. Prices are still great for that too!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Jacob's Inn Hostel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
So delighted you liked us. Its always gratifying to get really positive reviews.Thanks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

7 of us went on a girls weekend to Dublin at the beginning of November. We were trying to keep accommodation costs low so it was suggested we went to a hostel. I was a bit apprehensive about going to a hostel as I've never stayed in one before but having read the reviews onTripadvisor it put my mind at rest and I didn't think much of it.

It's been quite hard for me to rate Jacobs Inn though as I would assume that as far as hostels go it's probably really good. It was very clean, basic, plenty of ammenities (kitchen, laundry, lockers etc), low cost accommodation in the centre of Dublin so ticked the boxes for that. However, it just wasn't for me and I wouldn't choose to stay in a hostel again. I've given it a 3 but would have preferred the option of 3.5. I'm sure this place ticks the boxes for a number of reasons but just not for me,

Bed was comfortable, bathroom very clean and we had a room all of our own. On our first night we barely got any sleep at all. People running up and down the corridors, doors slamming and music on really loud. I actually felt a little unsafe the first night but this wasn't the fault of Jacobs Inn. Door seemed secure and had CCTV everywhere! But we had a few bangs against the door as though someone had been shoved against it and I just felt a bit vulnerable. I didn't feel that I could go out and ask them to be quiet so just tried to sleep.

Next night was fine though, maybe due to the fact I had been out drinking but got plenty of sleep.

Staff approachable and we only really used the hostel to sleep in and get changed. We ate breakfast at a local Italian Restaurant and it was lovely.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Jacob's Inn Hostel, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to review the Hostel. We are so pleased that you found so much positive with your stay and do appreciate that the hostel experience is not for everyone . It sounds like the shared dormitory with your friends worked a treat . We do ask all guests to be respectful of others so we are really sorry if other boisterous guests disturbed your first night’s sleep - we will always help if guests are being disturbed . As you say we do have CCTV and effective locking system and we do take security of guests very seriously.
Glad you enjoyed your second night and slept well ! Great that you found somewhere nice for breakfast but we should mention that we do offer a free light breakfast in the Hostel (and also have self-catering kitchen)
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I stayed with my friend in a mixed 6 bed dorm. It was really clean. The room came with a bathroom and it had 2 sinks, shower and toilet all of which were modern and immaculate. The helpdesk were very nice and helpful and just pleasant overall. The bunk beds were also comfortable.

It is in a central location right beside the Luas and directly across from Busaras bus station. Great if you are going out anywhere in Dublin.

The breakfast was nice with cereal, juices, boiled eggs and toast.

In my opinion this is a brilliant place to stay.

Room Tip: There are mixed rooms and and girls only and boys only. The train does travel behind the building bu...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Jacob's Inn Hostel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thanks so much fo your really positive comments - it is so good to hear we are getting so many things right ! ( we do try hard) hope to see you back some day.
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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Heard a lot good things about it. When visited, first feeling told all those had a deep root. Stayed just for a night, but loved it, the ambiance, rooms, toilet cleanliness, amenities, basic facilities, wi-fi availability, security, room and bed quality - being a backpacker hostel - all were awesome and no less than a hotel. Really value for money and the tie up they are having with major attractions through out the city - just superb. If someone is looking for budget hostel at Dublin, nothing to look beyond Jacob's Inn. Fully worth the money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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NiamhBro, Owner at Jacob's Inn Hostel, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Thank you so much for your positive comments -it does the soul good to read such lovely things being said about the hostel - we do try hard to make our visitors' stay as nice as possible. - And we love nice guests like you - Please come again.
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were a party of 2 but had a room for 4. plenty of room. clean, helpful staff, good humor, always busy, always able to help... We even went back on the return visit as the place we had picked was crap compared to Jacobs, and cost a fortune more than Jacobs. Great place, a hive of activity.

Room Tip: We were 2 girls, we asked for a twin.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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NiamhBro, Owner at Jacob's Inn Hostel, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We love hearing from guests like you. Please come again.
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Galway, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Everything was as you'd expect. Clean room, etc. Free breakfast was nice. Only problem was lack of access to sockets for charging devices when sleeping on upper bunks. This is only an issue if short on time as there are charge points in the lobby.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NiamhBro, Owner at Jacob's Inn Hostel, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments. You made a very valid comment about the lack of sockets for the top bunks. All the sockets are on the lower levels. We can add that to our wish list . But we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Address: 21 - 28 Talbot Place, Dublin 1, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 91 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Jacob's Inn Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jacobs Inn is Dublin's only purpose built backpacker's hostel with all of the modern conveniences of a hotel. Situated in the city centre beside the central bus station and by the tram and rail lines Jacobs Inn is the most accessible hostel in Dublin. All rooms are large and spacious and ALL have en suite bathroom facilities. Temple Bar is a ten minute walk away and O'Connell Street, The O2, Croke Park and The Aviva are all within five minutes of the hostel. Facilities include FREE breakfast, FREE WiFi, , Pub Crawls, FREE Bed Linen, FREE Events and Entertainment,FREE walking tour of Dublin, Laundry, Storage Facilities, Comfy TV Lounge, 24 Hour Key Card Access to Rooms, Modern Self Catering Kitchen, Movie Nights ,BBQS and Much More! ... more   less 
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