When arriving at the Times Hostel we arrived at 8.30am and were greeted by friendly staff. Check-in isn't until 2pm so we stored our luggage in their luggage room until then. We also stored our luggage when checking out at 10am as our flight wasn't until 7pm.
I travelled with one other person and we stayed in a mixed 10 bed dorm. The rooms were clean and are cleaned every day. The room has an en-suite bathroom with 24 hour hot showers. The beds are reasonably comfortable. The facilities in the kitchen are good, however there isn't an oven which we were pretty suprised about. There is also a sitting area in the kitchen with a TV and a radio.
The location is excellent and is next to Doyle's pub and Trinity College. If you're there to drink a lot, Doyle's is a great place to go to get drunk or even just for a drink in the day time. However, prices are a little expensive .. A pint of Heiniken costing 4.90 Euros. On the other hand, if you're not there to drink, it's also a great place to meet new friends and other backpackers. Even though it is above Doyle's we never heard noise from the pub, but we were on the third floor.
There is also free wi-fi, which is great if you have a laptop or internet phone!
When arriving in Dublin, we took the Airlink bus for 6 Euros, dropping us off on O'Connell Street (A fair walk away) and on the way back we caught a taxi from an Air coach bus stop right near the hostel for 7 Euros .. The Air Coach is a good way of returning to the airport and is 7 Euros each.
Overall, I would recommend this hostel and will be returning at some point next year!
- 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