We spent four nights in this guest house. We didn't expect more than we got in terms of quality of service and accomodation so I cannot say we were dissatisfied with the place. The house is conveniently located close to O'Connell street so it was very easy to get to different bus stops and touristic sites. Our room was on the first floor - generally ok and clean (although last decoration probably took place years ago), but poorly isolated - we could hear the snoring of another guest in the next room for 3 nights in a row. Bathroom incredibly small (towels in a very bad shape) but the shower was working. The owners were nice, we appreciated that they let us leave the luggage with them for 12 hours as our return flight was late at night.
However something unexpected happened on our last night - at around 5 am the front doors of the house were banged open by three unknown men (who were not among the guests of the house), who then went up the stairs to the top floor, forced the door open to one of the rooms, snatched the backpack of the guest therein (who was half asleep and too scared to chase them down the street) and then just ran away. The police came over and talked to the owners/victim and promised to come back later for fingerprints (but didn't show up at least within the next 5 hours while we were still there). We do not know what happened next as we left the town the same day, but definitely the doors did not look secure to us in the first place (each of them having only a tiny lock installed). This is actually what made them break down so easily (the only sign left of the breaking-in was a crack in the front door glass).
When we came back late that evening to pick-up our case, the doors looked just the same, no sign of security improvement, and the cracked glass was covered by a tape. Since it was a Sunday, it may have been that the owners could not find any shops open in order to repair the doors. They admitted it was the first time in 21 years that this happened to them. Still, a word of warning is necessary - make inquiries as to whether they took measures to improve the security of the house!
We will definitely avoid staying there if we go to Dublin again.
Rooms not facing the street may be quieter.
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