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Citi Hostels
Ranked #86 of 124 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Reviewed May 13, 2010

Staying at this hostel was an incredibly unpleasant experience. The small room and especially the bathroom was very dirty!!! And there were no warm water. I had to push constantly the faucet to get water. The sheets were not clean too.
We told the reception guy to clean the room but nothing happened. He was the worst receptionist I've met in Ireland so far.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 30, 2010

"a leak" meant we had to spend our first night in a twin room, A twin in this place is bunk beds, very narrow small ones at that. Not a great first night, a leak not really they're fault , but they weren't very apologetic about it either, more like we lost them the money from a room as they had to re-locate us.
The new room was fine, the over powering smell of bleech meant it was clean, but hard to handle at first. The heating was way too hot compared to very windy and cold outside.
At hostels i generally have always found staff to be friendly and fun, these guys were the oposite, more like we were getting in their way of doing something else, it didnt endear the place to us. The breakfast (included) wasn't much more than some cerial bread and cheese.
The location was ok, about a 20/25 minute walk to the main grafton street, a couple of minutes walk to a tram stop and a wonderful park area.
On the whole this place tries too hard to be a hotel and as a result fails badly at being a hostel its not the kinda of place that i felt comfortable staying in as it lacked that your away from home have fun atmosphere.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Squid_Brain
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Reviewed September 28, 2009

Upon arriving we found out that we couldn't check in until 2:00. They held our bags for us while we were gone which is when we got our first look at the maze of a place it is. We came back later that night and retrieved our bags from a nonchalant employee. The room was fine, pretty spacious and clean. The service was not as good. No one really seemed like they could be bothered to help us with checking in, retrieving our bags, laundry, checking out, etc. It seemed as if it were a chore to them. They didn't explain anything upon checkin (any rules or curfews) but instead just told us our room number and left it up to us from there. Normally, that would be fine but this place looks like an Escher painting. There were more doors and stairs to go through than we had the rest of our 2 week trip! Other than the service, this hostel was fine for the price and in a decent location.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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1  Thank B0S0XGirl
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Reviewed August 31, 2009

I stayed one night at Citi Hostel in Dublin in the summer of 2009 and it will likely be my last.

Citi Hostel was clean and conveniently located, but that’s about all it has going for it. There is a kitchen, but not even a simple breakfast was offered. The charge for a towel was quite steep and if you’re trying to sleep, you’ll need ear plugs to silence the constant squeaking of floorboards.

As for the staff, they seemed indifferent and actually where nowhere to be found while I stood outside alone waiting to be buzzed in late at night. The building itself is like a maze (good luck finding your room), and the atmosphere is head wrecking.

I've seen worse (hostels in London are a nightmare), but I've also stayed at far better hostels in the Dublin area. Keep looking.

Stayed: July 2009, traveled solo
1  Thank irishyank
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Reviewed July 16, 2009

After reading the reviews I was a bit worried about staying at the hotel. My friends had organised my Stag weekend / Bachelor party in Dublin and we stayed in 3 rooms.

It's very conveniently located, just 10 minutes stroll from the Temple Bar are, and right next to the hostel there're pubs and clubs.

If you don't have to share rooms and you're the noisy group is great. If you're with your partner or family, you can get a group like us. We didn't misbehave but we got at the hostel at 4am every night and I we were probably noisy.

Oh... and the staff was great! The guy at the night shift was really helpful and cheerful!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 20, 2008

Our stay at Citi hstel was one of no choice, all hostels were booked for the weekend. Right... where to start...
Room ok i guess, clean, pollows, matress and doona looked yuck yuck yuck!!!
TOILET.... uhrm.... no words to discribe it and believe me, i have seen and stayed at a lot of dodgy hostels...!
Shower; no idea; it looked that dingy and dirty that i'd rather be smelly, besides a roommate told me there was no warm water anyway.
Storeroom: be aware; dont leave ur stuff there for long water dripping from ceiling onto bags and big puddle on floor.

walking through the hostel i found other rooms with sheets covering the floor as the roof was leaking; looked like something from a horror movie.
kitchen: hada quick look and stuck some bottles in the fridge, fridge had obviously not been cleaned for QUITE a while... YUCK!

Staff; haha LOVELY!!!! not
I couldnt sleep due to a snoring person i the room and watched tv in the pretty well set up loungeroom. I decided to buy a coke from the vending machine situated in the kitchen. BUT it wasnt quite working. i asked the receptionguy to help and he plainly said: NOT MY PROBLEM< I JUST WORK HERE MACHINE NOT FROM THE HOSTEL. i cracked the poops and finally got the can i already payed for and he turned to me and raised his voice; ITS ALL GOOD NOW OKAY?
the next morning he was outside talking to other guests pointing at me and my mate waiting for the cab saying how there were crazy people last night and how the Aussies are so picky and worst for it and then started talking (not very nice sounding words) in Polish, still pointing his finger en givin me the evil eye. I ignored it coz the poor rude bugger..... imagen being representative of THAT hostel!!! tragic

Also i spoke to about 8 guest from non Chechz and Polish backgrounds, German mostly, and ALL OF THEM SAID its the worst hostel ever and they would never ever stay there again....

Man i'd rather sleep in the MacDonalds toilets...

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2008

The hostel isn't so good but you are just ten minutes walk ffrom the city centre.
You can also have a free brakfast.
It's a good hostel if you want to visit dublin in a cheap way: you don't have to use buses to visit it and in the end it's cheaper than stay in a hostel not in the city centre and pay tickets for buses

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2 Charlemont Street, Dublin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #86 of 124 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Price Range: $12 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Citi Hostels 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Citi Hostels is located in the highly fashionable " village quarter" in the heart of Dublin city and only 10 minutes walk from Grafton Street - the shopping centre of Dublin and 15 minutes from Temple Bar -Ireland's Culture Capital with its lively pubs, restaurants and festivals!We are also located at the edge of old Georgian Dublin, which boasts the finest example of Georgian architecture anywhere in Europe. Our reception is open 24 hours as is our fully fitted kitchen!Don't want to cook? No problem -breakfast is included in the price Stay in our en suite dorms from €10 per night or book a private twin/double room from €16 per person per night Nowhere else will you get such competitive rates for such high standards!-All our rooms are en suite, except the Double Rooms shared bathroom.-Free use of Hostel Computers & free WIFI-We have Double, Twin, and Double/Single private en suites as well as dorms-Did we mention the free breakfast?! ... more   less 
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