We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Rainbow Hostel

Save
You added Rainbow Hostel to your Saves list
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Dublin
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 13: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2006

I was going to Dublin for the Bon Jovi concert, and found this hostel on the net. I booked this hostel way back in December, and didn't read the reviews until a few days before we were to go - I have to admit, they scared me, it sounded horrible, but due to the Bon Jovi concert being on, there... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2006

This is a gorgeous hostel situated in the bustling centre of dublin, close to everything including croke park. I found it cheap, and up to a very high standard. The people who work there try to help in any way they can and were much appreciated. I booked before reading these other reviews but decided on going anyway as i... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2006

Rubbish, Squalor, don't do it! The worst hostel that I have ever experienced. We were on a lads weekend and would have put up with an extent of hardship, but, this was something else. W/Cs and showers were grim and unusable. We booked in for 3 nights and only stayed for 1!

Helpful?
2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member

Travelers are raving about these Dublin hotels

A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2006

As in the title 'what can i say'? Our girly week-end away it was 'diabolical' to say the least. When we got there they tried telling us that the price had gone up, then when we got to our room it was disgusting 'i'm no snob but ...' even though i had to rate it on their scale as 'terrible'it... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2006

I stayed at this grotty place the st patricks weekend, well what a dive ,i have never stayed in such surroundings in all my life boy what happened were the last visitors blind. i would never tell any one about this i would feel totally ashamed.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2006

It was our girly weekend away. We were all looking forward to it. We have been to dublin a good few years now. It was St Patricks weekend. We had looked on the internet before we went to see what the Rainbow Hostel looked like, on the net it looked good. We got there and they told us that the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Glasgow, Scotland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2006

This was the most disgusting place i have ever been in my life!!! No toilet seats, toilets blocked, questionable staines on everything! Don't go here - on the positive side........nope can't manage one!

Helpful?
1 Thank DrSincy
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2006

My friends and i stayed here for a miserable 3 nights. The staff was very unfriendly from the minute we got there. At one point one of the staff members deliberately threw a copy of the Divinci Code at my friends head and missed by just inches. Not only were the rooms extremely cramped and freezing (there was no door... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2006

I really don't get it why this hostel is getting good reviews on some sites. I've stayed in over 50 hostels world wide (Australia, new zealand, Italy, Belgium and France) and this one is in my worst top 3. Stayed in a 8 bed dorm. There are no lockers in the hostel and the walls are so thin you hear... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Everywhere
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2005

I really enjoyed my stay in the rainbow hostel. i found the staff to be really friendly and helpful and basically we felt so comfortable there because of them we stayed on for a few days longer, it was like a home away from home. The rooms were clean and quite considering you have to share with others and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank ColdChisel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Amenities

Additional Information about Rainbow Hostel

Address: 90-92 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > North City Centre
Price Range: $20 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing