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The Holyhead Hostel

42 Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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  • 1 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed April 8, 2016
Very Homely.
Stayed in a double room with my boyfriend for three nights... more
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

I made the check-in and left the hostel immediately, going to my room only at night to sleep. When I laid on the bed, I realized it was soaked with piss, probably from a former guest. There was no one to complain, since the it has no 24h clerck. It was useless to turn the matress around; it was wet...

1Thank Andre F
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Could not sleep a wink with 80 (!) bites by bed bugs. (Actually found a bug so they are definitely in my bed). Double bed only 1,5 bed and very short (while I'm am only 1.70). Dirty floor in the room, shower tiny and not very clean, water sometimes cold, toilet ok. Very small room but for a hostel I...

1Thank Conchita S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Last minute on Booking.com and I paid over 100 euros for the most disturbing, horrible, dirty uncomfortable night. It was advertised as a B&B, not a hostel. I slept on an old mattress with visible springs. The shared bathroom was a health hazard and the open windows were a major safety issue if you were to have children staying with...

Thank zsa r
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed May 5, 2016

This was a last minute booking for me and one that I think I will regret forever. The hostel is little more than a tenement. People float through the place like ghosts and it's impossible to tell who is staff and who is just a guest. On a number of occasions I had guests actively go and fetch staff from...

Thank JesterYellow
Reviewed April 8, 2016

Stayed in a double room with my boyfriend for three nights. Personally, I loved it. Was so homely that I would almost consider moving in if the room was larger! I didn't mind sharing a toilet and shower. One thing missing was perhaps a communal kitchen. Also the fuse for the light kept going which was a little bit of...

Thank LornaBubbleSplat
Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

This was the worst hostel I have ever stayed in. The mattress was just metal springs, the bathroom was disgusting and everything was broken and run down. We asked for our money back (80€ per night!) and were refused. We threatened to call the police and point out that it was almost fraudulent to charge money for those rooms and...

Thank Kate B
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I've never stayed in a hostal before and needless to say I won't be staying in one again. It was quite expensive for what it was, the location is the only saving grace. I stayed on the top floor where getting wifi connection is near impossible and intermittent one bar at most. I didn't like the idea of paying first...

Thank matthew e
cockermouth uk
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Be aware this is not a modern luxury hotel, and you should be happy with what you get. Sure, it is a little run down and shabby.. but it is clean, safe and well run. It is the management and staff that is perhaps it's strongest point.. there is care and dedication here that shows and makes this a decent...

2Thank ray m
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 1, 2015

I have been here on numerous occasions and if you are expecting luxury then you're deluded. Its unbelievably simple but when you're in Dublin you wont be spending alot of time in your room. Its in a great location and its worth what you are paying.

1Thank Joshua D
Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Good things first: The location is great, just down the street from Busaras and Connolly Station, and the city centre is within a brief walking distance. The booking confirmation comes with an excellent description on how to get to the place, and the wifi in the hostel was free and worked really well. However, I was charged 90 Euro per...

2Thank Isabelle H
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of Dublin's oldest accommodations, right in the heart of the city! The best of Dublin is just a few minutes away from our front door: O'Connell street is around the corner, Trinity College and the Grafton Street area right across the Liffey river. Walk 10 minutes and find yourself enjoying a Guinness in the famous Temple Bar district. The Holyhead offers simple but clean and affordable rooms in a warm and easy-going atmosphere, 24h hot showers, free wifi - and kind staff ready to assist you! The Holyhead is located beside the Central Bus Station (Shuttle to/from the airport every 10min) and Conolly Railway Station: you have the whole of Ireland at your feet. Accommodation: All of our rooms are private, with a sink. Toilets and Showers are shared. Please note that our Twin, Triple and Family/Friends rooms are a mix of Singles, Doubles, and Bunk beds. 2 minutes walk away from the spire, and 1 minute walk away from Busaras station. Direction: How to find us? - Taxi, cost 15 to 20€ - Aircoach to O'Connell Street, cost 7€ one way or 12€ return. - Airlink (747 or 748) to Busaras Bus Station, cost 6€ one way or 10€ return. - Dublin buses 14 & 16 a to O'Connell Street, cost only 2.30€ one way.From the Spire on O'Connell Street, walk on Talbot street until you reach Gardiner Street on your left. We are just at the corner! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Holyhead Hostel

Address: 42 Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: $51 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Holyhead Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Do not chose this hostel!”
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“Go out and enjoy Dublin!”
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“I cannot recommend room no. 10 on the top floor (private single room).”
 of 5 bubbles erkkap, Jul 31, 2015 | Read review
“Room number 2 has a big window which was really good since the room was really small and tight.”
 of 5 bubbles travel_h92, Feb 26, 2015 | Read review
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