OK....where do I even start, I booked this hostel for me & 5 of my friends about 6 weeks ago and after reading previous reviews it seemed a good, cheap, heart of the city centre, friendly place to stay & the reviews didn't sound to bad either, and to be fair we wanted some were cheap & cheerful well there was no-way I would even consider this place again. We arrived mid afternoon and we were looking forward to our 1st experience of Dublin & enjoy our two night stay, well turns out we had to spend all of 1st day looking elsewhere to stay as apparently they didn't receive our reservation even though I clearly had a confirmation email from hostelbookers.com to confirm i paid a deposit and to pay the balance on arrival, this was not the case! Instead they had sold our dorm to other people for double the price (because apparently Bobby the manager can, plus it seems a bit of a coincidence Ireland vs Germany were playing so they probably ripped them off...anyway because of their mistake Bobby gave us an alternative for 200euros...'The Hammock Room' which was not even a room as it didn't have any doors or locks even had a camera in there, and he was wanting to charge us 200euros for 6 young girls to stay in a communal room with two hammocks and he was even going to lay some mattresses down for us (aww how kind!) Well as you can imagine we weren't happy 6 girls sleeping in a room that any-one could just wonder in, don't even want to imagine what it would have been like if we stupid enough to accept this offer it's not worth thinking about!! In the end we decided to go elsewhere but before we did I just want to say how abrupt & aggressive he was and as a businessman he wasn't very reasonable with us and in his head he was just thinking about the extra money he was gonna make & put in his back pocket. Anyway turned out we stayed in The Arlington Hotel about 3/4 doors up and they sympathised with our situation & guess what...they even knew Bobby & apparently has a bit of a reputation for messing things up, well if I was any-one considering this place to re-consider & pay an extra 20euros to stay in a hotel least you know you will be safe in your room & have locks on your doors!! Looking at the recent reviews this hostel sounds dirty & not very clean so in a way I am glad they sold our rooms as we ended up getting bigger, better rooms at the Arlington, staff were lovely & can’t thank them enough for helping us!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Abbey Court Dublin
- Abbey Court Hotel Dublin