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The Holyhead Hostel
Ranked #84 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
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Paris, France
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Good location, welcomming staff, the double room in couple is nice. Good price for a double room. Amazing City, people are so cool. The website didn't tell us that 5€ were charged for a late check in (after 11pm)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Did not expect any more or less. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay in a pretty great location, can't be beat. The pub across the street has some great live music! You can easily walk to pretty much all the major attractions, and the Dublin Airport Bus drops you off and picks you up almost directly in front of the building.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Obviously this is not a five star hotel, but I would definitely give five stars for the cleanliness and friendliness. My boyfriend and I stayed in comfortable bunk beds (the double was taken) with a sink and small mirror in the room. The location is perfect for easy access to the airport and all of Dublin's attractions. The owner was lovely and very helpful. The only small issue I have was that the toilet was across the hall and round the corner. Other than this the Holyhead was incredible value and the best hostel I have stayed in yet!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is nestled right in downtown Dublin. It is a 2 min walk from the bus and train station. The staff are super nice and our room was clean and secure. There are a ton of little restaurants and shops all around and all the major sights are within walking distance. We would suggest this hostel to anyone.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Turin, Italy
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Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are quite nice and clean, the guy at the reception, Luca, is very helpful and always smiling. The position is perfect, only three minute walking from temple bar but prices are not so cheap for what u get (shared room with shared wc and shower)

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

It is an inexpensive place to stay. It was very basic, which was fine - if only it was cleaner. We had a private room with a shared bathroom (toilet in one room, shower in another). The shower was a little yucky. The toilet was difficult to flush. The big issue for me though was that I was really allergic to our room. There was a HUGE amount of dust on the drapes. SO much. SO allergic. We tried to open / close them as little as possible to avoid getting the dust everywhere. I needed to buy allergy pills.
That said, the staff seemed friendly, and it is a really central location. We walked everywhere.
Bring earplugs! Or go across the street to where the music is playing.
If you don't have much money, or any dust allergies, and you are there to party, it could be ok.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 #84 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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