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“Good place to stay !!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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MEC Hostel
Ranked #25 of 100 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Baden
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good place to stay !!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

This place is really good value for the price. The beds are comfortable by hostel standards and my friends and I got a lot of information on places to go and good nearby places to eat. All the staff we encountered were good humored and nice. Bathrooms are about average for a large hostel but nothing too awful at all. We checked in very late at night and checked out very early and had no problems.

We walked everywhere we needed to go from this hostel. It's not necessarily right in the middle of all the action but it's only a 15 minute walk from most things to see.

There are 2 decent size common room areas. Some computers with free internet, a pool table, television and small book exchange. Your stay includes breakfast (coffee, juice, cereal, toast, hard boiled eggs, grapefruit). The only negative is that there are no lockers, the atmosphere is a bit quite and it's a big hard to meet other travelers there (but then you could just go down to Temple Bar and meet people there).

There is no illuminated sign in front of the hostel but there is a decent size white sign on the ground by the door. it should still be easy enough to find. I always felt safe walking around the area at night.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank KristenDayna
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2011

Great location. The entire building is very old. I had a bad experience of walking into the toilet in the morning to find vomit on the floor, vomit which stayed there, unfortunately, a few hours into the day. I was mostly disappointed that there is no laundry service. I think they overcharge even though the location is right in the center of Dublin. They raise the price on weekends, substantially.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Or M
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2010

We arrived at the hostel late, and the staff helped us quickly get ourselves sorted and told us about several tour opportunities including a pub crawl and a free walking tour. The rooms were clean and spacious, and the free breakfast was a plus, even if it was just toast and juice. When one of our friends got lost, the staff were supportive and promised to keep an eye out, and the last night, when we had not booked rooms, we were allowed to use the kitchen facilities for dinner and nap in the lounge until our cab arrived around three. All in all, we had a great experience with this hostel and would definitely go again if we went back to Dublin.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kchampagne70
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Poland
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122 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2010

Hostel is generally OK if you don't expect luxury. Dorms are very big, the beds are comfortable. Great location! Sadly, there was no lockers. There is only one bathroom per floor, with two showers - expect queues in the evening! The breakfast is small but tasty. It was pretty noisy in the hostel on the saturday night, but hey - it's not hostel's fault...

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DashPL
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2010

First contact with Reception staff excellent. Helpful above and beyond duties (offering to get me his own iron if I needed). The Apartment I rented was period in style, gorgeous. Fits in lovely with the neighbourhood. As the road outside is not a through road - It's very quiet all day & night. The apartment came with everything a traveller needs and more (TV & WifI, etc). I was able to relax as if I was at home for a reasonable last minute price that beat any hotel in the area. The night I stayed, the girls in the apartment above me where singing alot but that is too be expected in Inner City accommodation, noise in some form. It did not detract from the room or service. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Daanol
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2010

The buildins is very nice, as well as the common room downstairs. The room we booked was a double ensuite. It was absolutely spartan: one bed, one chair. Nothing else, not even a picture on the wall. The bathroom was also extremely small and spartan, with horrible green tiles.
If it's just for sleeping it's ok, really no frills. The bed was comfortable.
The breakfast is not very big, just one drink (milk, coffee or juice) and one bread with butter and jam.
Nice position, close to the center.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Davanita
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Santa Fe NM
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108 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2009

This was our second stay at Eccles Court, in the apartments next door to the hostel. This time we took our son, daughter and their significant others. We each had our own apartment at 70 EURO per night as we stayed one week. Since we were there in 2004, the bathrooms appear to be updated. Hot water whenever we wanted it, All appliances in the kitchen worked and we were able to save a lot of money by cooking breakfast and dinner most nights. We were in #4 and it is very BIG, Clean towels and linen whenever we asked. What we really like is the location, just one block off O'Connell St, easy airport access on all buses and about 15 min walk to Connolly and Temple Bar. A Great Deal!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Charliie2109
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Property: MEC Hostel
Address: Tallaght Cross West Hotel 42 North Great Georges St, Dublin 1, Ireland (Formerly Mount Eccles Court Hostel)
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 100 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Mec Hostel we provide a range quality accommodation for our guests in Dublin's city centre, from private suites with private bathroom and kitchen to shared dorm room accommodation at very attractive prices. Housed in beautiful georgian buildings on one of Dublins finest historical streets. With our very friendly and helpful staff, spacious lounges and rooms with keycard access and free lockers, garden terrace, Mec Hostel is the Ideal base for your visit in Dublin. ... more   less 
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