I stayed in Dublin over St. Patty's day, so you can only imagine the cluster of human beings from all over trying to find a place in Dublin to sleep. Needless to say, we were only able to secure this place for one night, and boy, one night was plenty for what this place had to offer.
I will say, the positive was the hostel offered a walking tour of Dublin with absolutely hilarious tour guides. My guide was awesome and made the tour so much fun and entertaining.
Great staff, very friendly, but the mixed dorm accommodations were stressful. I got a locker to put all of my stuff in, but the thing that gave this place the low review were the bathrooms and showers.
I read that hot showers were available, but this was absolutely not the case when I stayed. They had push-button showers that sprayed extremely cold water for a few seconds at a time and that's it. I figured I was staying at a hotel the following night, so I forfeited the full shower to spare my misery.
Definitely not a family friendly hostel, but it's actually in a very central part of the city, accessible to most everything. If you're just there to party with young people and don't care about your bathing habits, then it's fine. I prefer hot showers.
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