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“New, clean and very good... best hostel yet.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Times Hostels - Camden Place

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Times Hostels - Camden Place
Ranked #22 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Brasilia
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“New, clean and very good... best hostel yet.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2009

Very well kept and new hostel. Its clean... the kitchen is well provided for. The guests washed up after dinner. The employees were helpful. The bed linen was very good and the room nice. I do miss having more places to hang stuff though. Good shower. Nothing negative except a heater than wasn't fixed a few days later... but they gave us a portable one.

A shortish walk and your in Dame street. So maybe not in the centre... but close enough. Two good supermarkets close by.

I`m very wary of hygiene... and I so recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2009

Clean, friendly and helpful staff, good location, a little away from all the madness. Can definitely recommend to others.

Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2009

I had a more than pleasant experience at this hostel right in the middle of Dublin. I was in a four person room...it was very simple and very clean, and the beds were incredibly comfortable. There was a huge group staying in the hostel so the common room was always full and very noisy with just that one group kind of "taking over"... but otherwise, it was great. Only complaint was the weird smell in the room...it was some sort of cleaning solution so I guess that's good, but it was kind of overpowering even with the window open.

The neighborhood was VERY lively. We were only a few blocks from St Stephens Green, and it was under a ten minute walk to Trinity College where you can catch not only the airport bus, but also the touristy buses that go all around town. You really can't beat that location for the very low price! Be aware that some rooms face the street, so on a weekend it can get pretty loud as there are several dozen pubs around the corner, and the street seems to echo like crazy. With the window closed the room was stuffy, but with it open the noise was unbearable. I'm sure this is the case with any hotel in that area, so I'd suggest ear plugs!

All in all, it was definitely one of the better hostel experiences I've had! I'd recommend it to anyone! The staff was also awesome - very accommodating, great at giving directions, and let me print my boarding pass for free on the main computer. Luggage storage before you've checked in/after you've checked out is also free (as is the high speed internet).

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LollyNYC
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Seattle, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2009

The staff is very friendly and helpful, the location is decent, and the rooms are clean. My only complaint would be the noise.

Of the three separate nights I've stayed at Camden, I managed to get very lucky to share a dorm with some quiet backers who went to sleep before 10pm. Unfortunately, the pubs and foot traffic weren't so accommodating. Weekend nights are obvious going to be worse, but if you make sure the windows in the room are closed, you’ll get on okay. If not, the 24 internet access and community room are handy.

The price at Camden is about average and I appreciated the washer/dryer available in addition to a hot shower (bring your own soap, shampoo/conditioner, though. Towels available at the front desk). The breakfast is just cereal, toast, and tea – about what you’d expect from a hostel – but there’s a stove, fridge, etc. in the kitchen if you want to make something more substantial.

Overall, based on price, staff, and amenities, Camden is one of the better hostels in the Dublin area.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2009

My friends and I are studying in Oxford for the summer and decided to take a mini-break and head to Dublin for a weekend to celebrate finishing our first round of papers. We booked the Camden Place Hostel since it was cheap, had a decent website, and seemed to have good reviews.

We were a little uncertain as to the exact location of the hostel based on the directions provided, but after asking a very nice girl on the bus, we got off at the right stop and, after a brief walk, found the proper street. We were pleasantly greeted by the desk staff, were shown to our room, and were given great recommendations for dinner restaurants (Green 19 is right down the street, really local, really fab).

Camden Place Hostel is very clean and quiet: my friends and I felt like the loudest ones in our mixed 12-bed dorm! The kitchen was large and always had a few people milling about, the common room is small-ish but there was always a place to sit and some interesting conversation to be had. The one disappointment was the provided breakfast: cereal without milk and toast...if you were early enough.

My friends and I had heard about the nightlife in Dublin surrounding Temple Bar (aka tourist central), but not about the really quirky bars on Wexford Street (which is what Camden street is a block or so up from the hostel). We had a blast dancing at Whelan's and grabbed some Guiness at a couple of other local spots.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MegAbroad
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Queensland, Australia
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100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2009

Private room with shared facilities. Small room with bunk beds, but whole place was clean and very recently refurbished. Expensive though (but everywhere seemed like that at the time we were there). Very friendly staff. Has wi-fi, but couldn't get it to work on my laptop. Noisy revellers one night from pub/main road (the night we really needed some sleep), but other night was ok. Walked everywhere and it wasn't too far from anywhere we wanted to get to.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LorrainePAustralia
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2009

My sister and I stayed at Camden during St. Patrick's week. A great place to stay, with a clean, comfortable room. The staff, especially Marie, were all very helpful and friendly. The only thing was that it was a bit difficult to find initially. I would definitely stay here again. :-)

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DublinGirl09
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Property: Times Hostels - Camden Place
Address: 8 - 9 Camden Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Times Hostels - Camden Place 2*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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