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Ashfield Hostel
Ranked #10 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
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15 reviews
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“Free Wireless Net Access!”
Reviewed November 14, 2006

Good staff, good location, free breakfast, and free wireless net access. Our dorm was slightly below street level, so it was actually quite noisy (the hostel is next to a lively bar) when people were leaving the bar. Otherwise great stay.

  • Liked — Free net access
  • Disliked — noisy at night
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2006

Not only were the staff here extremely rude and unhelpful, but the room they shoved 6 of us into was not even fit for a dog. Like seriously, the mould was peeling off the bathroom walls, the bunkbeds were shoved together in such close proximity that we were crowding one another - a very uncomfortable thing when sharing with people you do not even know. Additionally, the bunkbeds were falling apart. It certainly did not feel safe sleeping on the top, as they moved and shook immensely with the slightest movement. We found the sheets and pillows in wrinkled, dirty conditions upon arrival.

To top it off, the price for this hostel could hardly be considered budget considering it cost us a good £18-£20 a night each and consisted of a breakfast that was all but gone by the time we got down to eat it. Avoid at all costs. Staff with be nothing but rude and treat you with utter disregard.

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Reviewed December 22, 2005

I stayed for a few days and for beeing my first experience in hostels,I found it really great. the hostel was clean and the receptionists were nice. Our dorm was for 4 females and had ensuite bathroom. It was really clean and the room had every thing, the only thing missing was a small light for reading. I really enjoyed the stay. There are 4 floors and there is no lift but rooms are easilly reachable. Breakfast was bread with jam and butter, corn flakes and tea/coffea/milk...a little poor..!the kitchen wasn't available because in refurbishment, but there are many little minimarket where to buy something to eat and opended till late. It is just 5 minutes walk from temple bar and from city ceters, very well connected to airport and other zones of the city.16A stops really in front of the hostel. The hostel has a pool and a Tv at reception and some machines for water. Internet cost 1euro for 15 minutes, but you can go in the city center and there are many places to use. I would definetly return to this place..the only problem is that there is a big club under some rooms,and unfortunately windows aren't soundproff...so quite noisy till 3a.m....but really a nice place!

  • Stayed December 2005
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Reviewed October 29, 2005

The only good thing I can say about Ashfield House is that it is very near the city centre and Temple Bar area. Five of us, all female, went to Dublin to celebrate a birthday. When we booked our accommodation, which was a 6 bed dorm, we thought we had booked and were paying for the whole room even though there were only five of us. How wrong we were. the room itself was incredibley small, we couldn't even unpack as there was nowhere to put anything. We wanted to have showers before we went out in the evening but the water was freezing. When we told the staff at reception all they said was "It will be hot in the morning". Not a lot of good to us in the evening! On our first night there at three o'clock in the morning we were woken by someone unlocking our door, coming into the room and starting to undress. It turned out to be a man who had been allocated the sixth bed in our room. Obviously they are not bothered about complete strangers of mixed sex sharing rooms. We had never been made aware that anyone else would be sharing the room. Overall the room was dingy, very cramped and not worth what we had to pay for it. The whole place was shoddy and dirty. My advice, avoid it.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Property: Ashfield Hostel
Address: 19/20 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly Ashfield House)
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ashfield Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ashfield House is Dublin's most centrally located Budget Accommodation centre. Located beside Trinity College and only 2 minutes from Dublin's trendy Temple Bar, it is an ideal location to discover Dublin's many attractions and sample the best of Irish culture and night life. Ashfield house offers accommodation in twin, family and 4/6 bedded rooms and all rooms are en-suite. A light continental breakfast of Cereal, toast, juice, tea and coffee is included in the price. ... more   less 
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