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“Horrible time here,” 1 of 5 stars
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Abbey Court
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   29 Bachelor's Walk, Dublin 1, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #29 of 91 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Westport, Mayo, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Horrible time here,”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Myself and a few friends stayed there recently and we all agreed we'd never come back,
They overcharged us for the rooms, lied about how much they told us it would cost then expected us to pay 25 euro deposits that they hadn't mentioned before, It wouldn't have been so bad if we weren't teenagers and that we oviously didn't have very much money. They clearly took advantage of ripping us off any chance they got, After we paid the deposit and went to leave they forced us to pay for a different group that hadn't turned up by holding our credit cards, knowing it had nothing to do with us but was put under our name,They proceded to tell us that they could have gotten 40 euros for each person who missed out on the room because of it , in clear violation of Bord Failte regulations in regards to overcharging, The staff's compulsive lying, general ignorance, making no attempt to be morally correct really antagonised us all, When I lost my wallet and it was handed in they were petty enough to remove all my loose change as when I spoke to the man who found it he told me there was only a few euros left, The we're right and there's no point in arguing attitude really left a bad taste in my mouth. Even when we tried to enjoy ourselves and unwind we were told to shut up or we'd be kicked out by one of the staff members who clearly didn't understand English.
I strongly advise against this hostel especially if you are a young person as they will take advantage of you at every turn, The staff especially were extremely unhelpful ignorant and had a total lack of empathy with us.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Location was nice, just across the river from Temple Bar.
Rooms were tiny, but it was all you need. They had extra bathrooms on every floor as well. We had a private twin room. It was a little noisy in the evening, but it quieted down after about nine.

The only thing that kind of irked us was the fact they told us that because we had complimentary towels because it was a private room, but on the second night, we found they had removed them and we had to rent them for a small fee. Not a big deal, just threw us off. We would have been fine with the same towels.

There were a few bars and restaurants nearby. The bus to the airport was a short walk away. The staff were quite helpful and nice.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Nice hostel, they were very good when my I had to change travel plans at short notice and transferred booking at short notice. Modern room and bathroom, however let down slightly when someone came in our room in the middle of the night - apparently there was a double booking - but for them to be able to get a key to the room - they should have noticed beforehand! But still good facilities and OK for the one night. Very much geared to young adults.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Alberta
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

My buddy and stayed at the Abbey Court Apartments twice now and we loved it. The apartments are part of th Hostel, but located in a different building. Located right in the heart of the city with access to everything, Abbey Court is very reasonably priced. It does get pretty loud because it’s in the city centre, but that didn’t bother us.

It’s great having an apartment because it allowed us to do our laundry, get our own groceries and have a home base to explore Dublin. It’s cheaper than a hotel and nicer than a hostel. I’ll stay here whenever I’m in Dublin.

Room Tip: Ask for an apartment facing the courtyard or back alley if noise is an issue for you.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

With 28 people we had a great time at Abbey Court Hostel. The staff is very polite and helpfull. Bathrooms are clean, location is excellent. There is plenty to do for entertainment (such as table tennis or a small cinema). This is the perfect place to stay when you're in Dublin.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

I choose this hostel because i wanted to be near temple bar area for an event but didnt want to be TOO close !. It is in a really nice location. I stayed mid week so it was quite quiet. I had my own room with 8 bunks in it ! So a private room (with breakfast) for 18 euros, couldnt beat that. I d say the place is very clean although im not one for looking for little hairs in showers etc . Breakfast was fine toast, cereals tea etc...........and full use of the kitchen. Seems to be lots of toilets and showers about but as i say it was far from packed when i stayed. One very small negative point was the cage under the bed that was supposed to be for secure luggage storage ? Just a small hand luggage sized cage sitting under the bottom bunk with no way to secure it. I only stayed one night with no valuables so i wasnt really affected. I would book again if passing through Dublin Again no probs !

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We stayed here as a short stopover before taking on the next flight and took a double room.

Location is great, a short walk from most things in Dublin (like Temple Bar etc)

The hostel people are friendly and it has some of the largest dorm rooms I ever saw, which can create a special atmosphere (some call it group feeling, others find it looks more like military barracks :) ).

Downside for me were the dirty sheets with hairs and weird spots on them.

So OK for one night, but nt the place I'd spend a week.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Abbey Court

Address: 29 Bachelor's Walk, Dublin 1, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 91 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Abbey Court 2*
Number of rooms: 259
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Abbey Court hostel and Apartments are located in the very centre of Dublin City, just at O'Connell Bridge and within walking distance of all the popular city attractions. It is a family-run business and we pride ourselves in the warmth of our welcome. With private rooms and dormitories ranging from four to twenty-four beds, we cater for lone travelers, couples, groups of friends and larger group bookings. Included in your stay is free breakfast, free skype landline calls and free WIFI through out. There is always something to do as there is a games room, cinema room, hammock room, large common area and plenty more. Staff are available 24 hours for any advice needed and there is no curfew. Its cleanliness, great friendly vibe, location and low prices make it the best hostel in Dublin. ... more   less 
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