We were looking for a double room for a night in Dublin and ended up booking here.
We got there in good time, and compared to other hostels we have stayed in, this felt more like a bed&breakfast as it was quite small. Checking in was efficient but not over-friendly. Some may like this approach, but I prefer a bit of a chat about things to do in a place and especially in somewhere like Dublin.
Our room was lovely though, simple decorations, clean white bed and walls, and wooden floorboards. The en-suite was nice and modern. We couldn't get a hot shower in the afternoon but in the morning it was fine. The heating was turned way up though which got a little uncomfortable at times. There was also an old wooden writing desk by the window which I thought was a nice touch in a literary city. We were opposite a church which woke us in the morning but not too early, and we didn't get disturbed by noise from the street much either, despite the large numbers of people drinking and out.
The hostel is a fair walk from Temple Bar, so if you're planning to go out in the bars there then it is probably a bit far to get back at night. But if you're planning to explore more of Dublin, I found it to be a reasonably central base at a good price for a double room.
Breakfast was standard, just cereal, toast, tea. Overall I give this hostel an average rating because although the room was nice, I did not feel very welcomed by the check in and the breakfast was very average.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are central and it is just a short walk to the Temple Bar(about 20 min), Grafton Street(7 min), City Centre, St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Stephens Green. Alternatively you could catch one of the buses that run directly past our front door including the 16A bus that runs to and from Dublin Airport (TICKET 2.30 pp.). From O'Connell Street you can take buses 16, 16A, 19, 19A, 122 to our house.Also we are just 5 minutes walk away from Luas stop on Harcourt Street. ... more less
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