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The Dublin Central Hostel

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Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cleanliness was alright in this hostel and also it was quiet which was a plus. Despite this, there was a bad security in the hostel. Website contains false info about the availability of security lockers. In contrast to the info there are no security lockers in the dorms, and a a consequence clothes of mine got stolen from the dorm....

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I stayed here for three nights recently and I think it's a bit too expensive for what it offers: the rooms where overall clean but I found hairs on the bed linens and there was no toilet paper in the bathroom. The service was not great, as the window in my room wouldn't open and the personel never came to...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed September 15, 2016

We stayed in a double room with private ensuite for two nights. The room and bathroom were small, clean and comfortable - what you would expect for a hostel. Our room looked out onto the outside area which was nice (it could be noisy if people were outside but noone used it while we were there). It was an easy...

Thank EmilyAus
Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with some friends in a private room with en suite and was fairly cheap! Our bathroom door had a big hole in that someone had blatantly punched in which was not fixed! The en suite was tiny but did it's job and the bed was pretty comfortable. The hostel was in a great location, everything within easy...

Thank DaisyN91
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 4, 2016

This hostel was in a great location with free breakfast and decent room. Me and three friends shared a private en suite room which was basic and had everything we needed. Great for a two night trip where we didn't spend much time in room!!

Thank RachelsReviews06
Reviewed August 28, 2016

I enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The location was in walking distance of everything. I was nervous at first to walk back alone in the dark, but it did it two nights in a row without fears. The wifi was good. The bathroom was clean. The thick front door with a hefty lock made me feel better. Breakfast was...

Thank Jes M
Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed August 19, 2016

The female receptionist was nice and helpful, but the male one was not quite. Old facilities, not good wifi on 3rd floor, but overall still acceptable. Quite noisy outside because of the buses at night.

Thank lanalee9588
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Stayed here in June. We got a private room with en suite and it was fabulous! Definitely want to stay here again! Thanks to the staff for letting us check in early so we could nap! Very close to the city centre, clean, comfortable, just the best :) My only complaint is we couldn't connect to the wifi in the...

Thank Sarah P
Pasadena, California
Reviewed May 10, 2016

This place was fine. It was a little cramped but overall not too bad. The wifi was pretty bad. It did not work in our room at all and we had to go to the common area to use it. The staff was friendly and helpful and we had our laundry done which was really nice. The location is right...

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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

The place was nice. We were initially worried when the cab driver told us not to be out late because of the meth heads in the area and he wasn't sure about the hostel but we were completely fine and had no problems. The hostel is only a few minutes away (15) from the train station and downtown life! Would...

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Additional Information about The Dublin Central Hostel

Address: 5 Blessington Street, Dublin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: $24 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Despite info on their website there are no security lockers in the dorms”
 of 5 bubbles LailaQT, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We stayed in a private room that was in the basement area and it was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles trishakelley, May 10, 2016 | Read review
“higher floor has amazing view but a lot of stairs :)”
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 of 5 bubbles aichinka, Sep 6, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for room not under dormitory (noise on floors)”
 of 5 bubbles MikeH619, Aug 24, 2015 | Read review
“Free wifi, free breakfast, no key deposit”
 of 5 bubbles 324cherylj, Jul 11, 2015 | Read review
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