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The Holyhead Hostel
Ranked #94 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Reviewed July 13, 2012

This was the best hotel I have stayed in on my trip across Europe. Very simple and clean. The staff was so helpful and went out of their way to help any way they could! You can't find a better location either. Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I did not expect much for the price, but what I did expect was hygiene and a good night's sleep. I did not get either, as there was a huge moldy spot on the wall of my room, and the tap water tasted disgusting - just brushing my teeth with it was terrible. Also, although staff were friendly, they were quite noisy as well when smoking in the back yard, and kept the radio playing far into the night. There is only one shower for I don't know how many rooms, and it smells weird. The only redeeming features were the price and the perfect location (Tesco Express around the corner, for those who want to get their own breakfast), but I will never stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

perfect price, good location, comfy beds, awesome service. What more is there?

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

The staff were really friendly and the location was good and the bed was comfy but that is the only reason why I scored it 2. We stayed on the ground floor right beside the toilet and people kept banging the door, they also ran out of toilet paper as well so I actually had to go across the road to the pub. We also had to keep the window open all night as the central heating made the room feel like a furnace and we couldn't turn it down or off, anyone could have just jumped into our room as it was right beside the fire escape. We couldn't find anyone to discuss this in the morning with so I left a note but again for the 2nd night it was the same problems. The shower was disgusting, cramped and full of mould and on the second day we had no hot water so couldn't even get a shower as it was that cold so we just checked out and went to another hotel for our final night stay in Dublin, I left a note again and this time someone did call me so when I went around on my last day to hand over the keys I was given an apology and was told the heating would get fixed asap, whether it did or not I couldn't say but the Spanish chap did give me 30Euro refund and a bottle of red wine which was my girlfriends favourite and that was really nice of him but overall it did put a little dampener on what was an excellent weekend.

Room Tip: If you do stay here then I wouldn't recommend the ground floor or a room beside a toilet
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

Room had high ceiling and comfy beds. Staff were friendly but a little confused with regards to restaurants and taxi's etc. One shared toilet and shower for the whole floor! Although these were kept clean. Worth what we paid.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

A comfortable stay in a cosy hostel. The rooms were very clean but the decoration perhaps a little garish. The staff were extremely polite and helpful. Overall, an excellent little place on a bustling street in the heart of real Dublin.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Holyhead Hostel

Address: 42 Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #94 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Price Range: $65 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Holyhead Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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