.....because there is not even a towel! I was travelling quite a way to go to Dublin for St Patrick's Day and had booked the accommodation 12 months in advance. At the time I did not have a lot of options to choose from, so I was stuck with it. I went with the double/private bathroom and was put out in the boondocks (yes, I did question my safety, it was dark and creepy). It was also noisy because of slamming doors and gates late at night, as right beside the extremely inadequately insulated walls was the rubbish dump/collection area, it would have been appropriate to have a sign on the door that the room was occupied. The bathroom was the size of a postage stamp and the heating was inadequate, as I experienced sleet in March.
Fortunately, I had a bed (broken springs and one blanket) to sleep in and a dry roof over my head.
The 'locals' (I assume they live there) smoke like chimneys and the second hand smoke filters throughout the entire place.....I'm not a smoker and I couldn't get out of the place quick enough.
However, most of the staff were helpful and breakfast was included....the only bonus! Oh, and the shuttle bus pick-up to the airport, that went smoothly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Citi Hostels is located in the highly fashionable " village quarter" in the heart of Dublin city and only 10 minutes walk from Grafton Street - the shopping centre of Dublin and 15 minutes from Temple Bar -Ireland's Culture Capital with its lively pubs, restaurants and festivals!We are also located at the edge of old Georgian Dublin, which boasts the finest example of Georgian architecture anywhere in Europe. Our reception is open 24 hours as is our fully fitted kitchen!Don't want to cook? No problem -breakfast is included in the price Stay in our en suite dorms from €10 per night or book a private twin/double room from €16 per person per night Nowhere else will you get such competitive rates for such high standards!-All our rooms are en suite, except the Double Rooms shared bathroom.-Free use of Hostel Computers & free WIFI-We have Double, Twin, and Double/Single private en suites as well as dorms-Did we mention the free breakfast?! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Citi Hotel Dublin