I've stayed in many hostels all over the UK, and this has to be the best I've been to. There were 16 of us (a sports team), and the staff at the hostel were welcoming and accommodating from the moment we arrived (late on a Friday night) for a two night stay.
We had two rooms (a 6 and a 10), and they were nice and surprisingly clean - although the 10 room was extremely cramped, and one toilet and shower for so many people really wasn't enough - would recommend asking for one of the smaller rooms if possible.
Despite being in the centre of Temple Bar, this hostel was quiet (they are strict about late night noise) and if you keep the windows shut it's easy to sleep - although since we weren't out partying and had the rooms to ourselves that might be the reason.
Breakfast is included, toast and hot drinks - perfect! and free wi-fi in the common room (and, it seemed, the bedrooms nearby!).
As we were a travelling sports team we needed to store bags on the morning of our departure - they were happy to allow us to do this (LOTS of bags!) for only 1 Euro each bag, made life much easier.
Overall a pleasant stay - I would definitely recommmend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Start your Irish experience at Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar, the perfect location to explore Dublin City. Barnacles hostels in Dublin and Galway are specifically designed for you, the modern day global backpacker - with state of the art facilities, superior comfort and a relaxed and friendly vibe, all at affordable rates. You can find the Barnacles team 24 hours a day, ready to give you tips and local knowledge on how best to enjoy your time with us. ... more less
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