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Abrahams Hostel
Ranked #21 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We’ve booked a double room in this hostel and got a normal 6-bed dormitory (in which we stayed alone). The room was clean but very outdated. And COLD!! We visited Dublin in February and the temperature was around 5 degrees. They only started the heating in the evenings for about 2 hours. The room did not have more than 14 degrees which is not very pleasant if you’re coming back after a day of sightseeing and would like to limber up. Besides, our bathroom window did not close completely so the cold air entered in the room continuously. We made the reception aware of this on our first evening but it was fixed only after 2 days.
The free Wi-Fi did not always work but the kitchen downstairs is well equipped. Breakfast is included and consists of eggs, white and brown toast, jam and Nutella and fruits out of the can. Coffee, tea, milk and orange juice is offered.
The location is good; the bus from the airport takes around 30min and the city centre can be reached within 10-15min walking.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is a little bit too closed in... There are doors after every single hall, and that gets annoying to wheel suitcases and have to deal with that. Also, the shower was so much pressure that I could barely even take my shower... And my towel, which costed me €1smelled like buttered popcorn.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

If you don't have to stay long and the weather is nice it's okay. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm with a bathroom ensuite. The room was small but sufficient for six people. The bathroom was not too clean. Since we arrived late in the evening and left very early next morning we didn't see very much of the hostel. The common room and the reception are in one room which means the common area can be very crowded and is not really cozy. The breakfast was not very good since the toasters didn't work and we had to eat our toasts untoasted. For Dublin standards and the price the hostel is okay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Frida S
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

My friend and I shared a room with 13 other people and stayed for a total of 4 days. The rooms were nice, clean and simple. Unfortunately no plugs in the rooms which meant for my friend to blow dry her hair in the hallway. The breakfast was simple (nothing special) but we never had to leave hungry. The people working at the hotel are all super friendly, sweet and helpful. I felt welcomed right away. :) Bus stop for the airlink 747 bus is right in front of the hotel and you walk about 3 minutes to O'Connell Street and 7 minutes to Temple Bar. The location is perfect I'd say. You can rent towels and a blow dryer at the front desk if you need to. (We found that out after we bought towels at Penney's...)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Abraham House is booked up for a reason -- for an extremely low price, by Dublin standards, you get a spacious and clean room -- mine was a single with bathroom attached. Unlike other hostels, Abraham House is quiet and does not cater to a noisy party-going crowd. Staff is very friendly.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank dinyarpatel
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights with a friend.

LOCATION
It's pretty much the midpoint between the Spire on O'Connell street and Connolly station. It is
a bit hard to find at first. It is on Lower Gardiner Street, which I will refer to as "Hostel Row"; there are many other hostels neighboring it, so once you find that, you'll be fine. There are a number of shops nearby and the attractions/main part of the city are all within walking distance.

STAFF
Always available, always helpful. They do ask for your passport when checking in, and for your keys every time you exit the hostel. So in order to get your keys back, they issue a hostel "ticket" for their guests.

FACILITIES
This is the best part. They had a sizeable living room with couches and computers (for a fee), lockers, lounge areas on different floors (very comfortable!), and a kitchen along with an extensive dining room. Free breakfast was served every morning (simple stuff, like cereal, yogurt, milk), which was convenient.

ROOMS
Rooms had one shower room and one toilet shared between guests. The beds were comfy, and everything was rather clean. However, the windows didn't fully shut, so going to sleep was difficult because we could hear all the street noise. In addition, the fans in the shower/toilet rooms were pretty loud. Although the rooms were comfortable, there were a lot of things that could interrupt your sleep. Wifi is also provided, but the signal gets a little weak on the upper floors - it's best on the second/ground/basement floors.

Overall, the experience was good. My quality of sleep wasn't the best, but the good location along with the extensive amenities and good staff made up for it. I would recommend this place, but bring earplugs if you want to sleep!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

This hostel is in the center of the city, close to go walking to almost every place in Dublin. The rooms are nice and the breakfast has fruits, coffee, cornflakes, tea, bread, butter and etc.
The staff is friendly and willing to help when I needed some information.
It's very close to Busaras bus station, like 3-4 minutes walking.

Room Tip: I stayed in a 8 female dorm. It was ok, but the beds were too close from each other.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Abrahams Hostel

Address: 82 - 83 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin D1, Ireland (Formerly Abraham House)
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Price Range: $20 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Abrahams Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautifully restored Georgian townhouse in Dublin city centre, Abraham House enjoys a reputation as one of Ireland's premier hostels. We are just a five minute walk from Dublin's main bus terminal and Connolly train station. All of our guest rooms are ensuite (with bathroom) and the reception is staffed 24/7. ... more   less 
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