Stayed here for 3 nights in May prior to taking a tour of Ireland. I chose this hostel due to the fact that the tour left from there the next morning. I stayed in the cheapest dorm (24-bed mixed) and got a bed close to the door with my own area for hanging stuff up and a place to put my bag in. There's no sink in the dorm, so if you want to wash your face or do your teeth you have to walk down to the actual (mixed) bathroom. I stayed on level 1, and the bathroom was feral. The toilets leaked (there were towels around the bottom to soak up water) and they were very rarely clean. The showers were okay, but offer you no privacy whatsoever, and only a tiny hook on the outside to keep stuff dry and off the wet floor. The level 2 toilets and showers were better, and the level three ones even better than that! So advice for people staying here - go for the level three bathroom!! The location was great, in the Temple Bar area and within walking distance to O'Connell st. There's a fantastic lounge with enormous tv, comfy couches, good bookshelf and FREE INTERNET!!! Very important! Breakfast is only toast and orange juice/tea, but it's better than nothing. The price is pretty expensive, but by Dublin standards it's budget! It's a bit of a trek(if you have heavy bags like me) to the bus stop for the airport, but I guess you could pay for a taxi and it wouldn't be too bad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dublin’s most lively hostel, in the vibrant Temple Bar District – friendly, safe and clean! Free WIFI & Internet access and free light breakfast. In the famous Temple Bar district, Kinlay House is surrounded by the best selection of Dublin’s bars, cafes and restaurants and within easy walking distance to all of Dublin’s top attractions, including Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College. We have a great team that go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the ‘Irish craic’ and we have all of the facilities you would expect from a leading hostel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kinlay House Hotel Dublin