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Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel
Ranked #42 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
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“Cheap, clean Hostel in Dublin”
Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Always stay here when we go to Dublin for the Scottish Rugby; £20 for a bed and a continental breakfast ... what a bargain. Location excellent as its in the heart of Temble Bar area of Dublin which is within a 2 min walk of all the main Irish bars. Staff very helpful and friendly. What more could you want when out for a weekend :-)

  • Stayed March 2012
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Recently returned from a trip to Ireland with 9 friends. We rented 2 self-catering apartments that sit atop this pub. The location was terrific, as we could walk to most of the best sites. It was a bit noisy, however we were there the week-end that Lady Gaga held a concert, so that brought out a lot of folks. Still in all, good place, good grub, and excellent music.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

4 of us were staying in a private room. 2 sets of bunkbeds, a mirror, a chair and a small cupboard - pretty much like I would imagine a prison cell to be! Bed linen was clean, as was bathroom, though in need of updating. Definitely wouldn't fancy staying there for more than one or two nights but for a cheap place to lay your head after a hectic night out in Temple Bar you couldn't beat it. Amazing location, Abakebabra across the road and, at the end of the day - you get what you pay for!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Maria Lankowitz, Austria
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

My boyfriend and me stayed in a double room. The room was small with a bunk bed but yet enough for us. However, our friends had a much taller room, allthough they booked later than we did. We had a shared bathroom which was very clean and smelled nicely. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed that breakfast was included and allthough the choice wasn't that big the most essential things were there. The biggest advantage of the hostel is the location in the middle of the party district. The noises for the party people on the street can be a problem if you have a light sleep or do not possess earplugs. Parking is also available for € 13 a day, which is quite cheap for Dublin city. All in all the cost-benefit ratio is good.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Just got back from Dublin and stayed at this hostel right in the centre of Temple Bar. Was really unsure of the hostel status and balked at the tiny room and bunk beds. Gotta say though it works really well! Clean and well run its location is fabulous! Breakfast was included (not that we got there) and the price was superb. Once you get past the shared bathroom and bare rooms its worth considering.

Would definately use again for a stag do.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

What a fantastic hostel. Location in temple bar couldn't be any better, and great for local bus services. Friendly & helpful reception staff, room was basis but clean and nicer bathroom than expected. Free breakfast of tea, coffee, juice, cereal, toast, cheese & fruit was great. Lively pub downstairs. Will definitely be staying here on my next stay in Dublin!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I have just returned from a three night stay at Oliver St John Gogarty's. Myself and three friends rented one of the apartments at the very top of the complex. It was 99 euro per night so between four of us it was excellent value, working out at £63 each for all three evenings.

The location is excellent, could not be more central to all of the pubs and clubs. The desk staff were lovely and very helpful, in particular a young guy called Paddy who had us all laughing with banter.

The apartment itself was really great value. It had two bedrooms, one ensuite with a balcony, a main bathroom, dining room, kitchen and living room with additional balcony. The beds were very comfortable, there were fresh towels provided daily and the place was pretty clean and well stocked with cutlery and dishes etc. The only very small thing was you cannot use the two showers at once for some reason which meant we took longer getting ready but it wasn't a major issue. The furniture i.e. sofa's, chairs, tables etc are all fairly old and a bit shabby but seriously for the price and location this is no big deal!

Food in the bar at Gogarty's is fantastic, we had irish beef burgers with chips, salad and pepper sauce, it was superb. The flavour in the beef was second to none and the salad was made with a gorgeous herb dressing, price was very reasonable too.

It was pretty noisy as the parties go on til all hours, but its easy enough to sleep and we partied hard ourselves! There is no curfew so you can come and go as you like! I think anyone coming to stay in the temple bar area expecting quiet is mad, stay somewhere else if you want a peaceful break!

All in all we were very happy with all aspects of the place and the staff, I would recommend anyone wanting a real irish welcome stay here!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel
Address: 58/59 Fleet Street, cnr Anglesea | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre , Temple Bar
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Ranked #42 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
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Hotel Class:2 star — Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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