Similar to many of the other reviews, must start with: Great location, good price and VERY friendly staff. However, the owner of this hostel is obviously just interested in raking in the profits and clearly doesn't give a hoot about the guests. The kitchen is very poorly equipped and downright dirty (sticky everything) - and the breakfast is the most lousy presentation of cheap wholesale I've ever seen. The room was actually nice and clean, as opposed to the dingy and dirty corridors, winding up, down and around the adjoined terraces like a rabbit warren. The worst of it all was the fact that there were NO TOWELS! We'd expressly checked that there would be towels before booking, especially as travelling as a family; these simply never arrived. On complaining, the manager was unreachable - only by email could the poor staff communicate with him. We ended up drying ourselves on spare sheets that the staff kindly gave to us. The coward manager's response (via email to his staff) to our complaint was that towels are an extra service and not to be expected here. I feel extremely sorry for the staff, which have to constantly cover for the invisible manager, who has absolutely no care for the trade. Will not be returning here - under this management.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a beautiful old fashion building, in a fantastic location, The Times Hostel is the perfect base for all tourists and backpackers, to enjoy "The Most Lively City in Europe!" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Times Hostel - College Street Hotel Dublin