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Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar
Ranked #4 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Probably the best hostel in which I've ever stayed, especially in Ireland. The staff was very friendly and organized. The rooms were clean and each had a bathroom so there was no walking down the hallway in your towel to take a shower! The lounge was huge and fun and a great place to make friends. During our two week stay, my friends and I made some really great new connections and friends. Same goes for the kitchen. Plenty of space for cooking and preparing food and plenty of room to find a seat with your friends or with friendly strangers. The reception is 24 hours which is a big plus, especially if you're out partying in Temple Bar and don't want a curfew binding you to a certain schedule. The location couldn't be better. Although it's an expensive area, it's a fun and accommodating area. Being in Temple Bar, it's a bit loud at night but that didn't keep me awake. It's only a 3 minute walk to Tesco, Starbucks, Papa Johns, Olympia Theatre, Eddie Rocket's, shopping malls, Trinity College, etc. Everything about Barnacles was great and I will be staying here every time I come to Dublin from now on!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Lidija R, Business Development at Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Hi Brian

Thank you for leaving this lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed yourself during the two weeks you were here!

We are constantly trying to think of the new ways to make sure you guys have everything you need when travelling, so its great to hear you like our facilities and made new friends here. That is really what travelling is really about!

Hope to see you again soon!

Lidija@ Barnacles Crew
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

This should be a model for every hostel in the world...perfect location, a spacious dorm for all the peoples bags, a toilet better than in most of the hotels, a good breakfast, great kitchen and a nice common room. Perfect in everything.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lidija R, Business Development at Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Hi Invocator,

Thank you very much for this review! We are delighted you had a great time at Barnacles! And calling us perfect? Well, thank you very much! It is always great to see our efforts recognized.

We hope to see you again very soon!

Lidija @ Barnacles Crew
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Winona, Minnesota
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

You never know what to expect when you go to a hostel, but Barnacles has proven that you can find a great hostel! The rooms are clean and have cages to keep some of your stuff in, and each room has its own bathroom/shower. The common room is comfortable with good wifi access. The kitchen is big enough and they provide a free, simple breakfast. With all that (plus laundry service available) what more could you ask?! But on top of all these great services, the people who work there are very nice, helpful, and friendly. They recommend places in the neighborhood, they help you out with whatever issue you could be having at the hostel, and they have some supplies available just in case you forget something. I highly encourage others to go to Barnacles if they want a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Lidija R, Business Development at Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Hi Alex

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We work very hard on making sure you guys have the best time ever when staying with us, and it makes us feel great when we see that effort is recognized.

Hope to see you again soon!

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Stayed here for two nights, then in Galway before returning for another night. The check in staff were very friendly and helpful in suggesting what to see and do (bar crawls, tours etc). You certainly felt safe as they won't let anyone in without a passcard and then you need your door key to get up stairs and into your room. Right next door to "the" Temple Bar and all the other pubs in the area. Don't expect a quiet night at weekends but this is true of any where in Temple Bar. The first room I was in had 11 beds (with en suite) and was fairly spacious but the next room I was in had 10 beds that were very tightly crammed in.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Lidija R, Business Development at Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Hi J-Dizzle14

Thank you for taking time and rating us here at Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear you had a great time here.

We have some rooms which are facing onto Temple Bar itself and there are some rooms at the back which tend to be quieter - if you are asking for a quiet night next time you are here, we will do our best to put you in one of those. As with all other hostels, room sizes vary, but all come with the same facilities making sure you have comfortable stay.

Hope to see you again soon

Lidija @ BarnaclesCrew
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Dundalk, Ireland
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

I never expect a lot from a hostel. For the price you pay you don't get much. But this place raised the bar. The staff were major friendly and vigilant, No one got in or out without showing their pass card which made if feel extra safe. We popped in to ask when check in was and we were a few hours early but the lad behind the desk was more than happy to offer us use of the common room to relax in until check in. The room was clean and tidy with an in room bathroom which was lovely and clean. We were offered breakfast with our stay which we didn't avail of but i'm sure it was nice! I would recommend anyone stay here and I will most definitely be staying here again!

Room Tip: We stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm. That was a bit tight but still cosy and clean.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lidija R, Business Development at Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Hi Tasha, thank you very much for a review and we are delighted you had a good time staying in Barnacles. We hope to see you again very soon!
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Bend, OR
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

This hostel has an amazing location, right in the heart of the temple bar area. It's easy to walk to tons of bars and restaurants. It was clean, staff was friendly and very helpful, and common areas were nice.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed weekend 06/10/2012 - 08/10/2012
Was my first experiance in staying in a hostel and i cannot fault it
The staff were friendly and willing to help and the accomadation was just what i required
I will definatly be using Barnacles again when i return to dublin and also when i visit Galway
Thank you to all concerned
Steve Terry

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar
Address: Temple Bar House | 19 Temple Lane South, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Temple Bar
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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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