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“Holyhead hostel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Holyhead Hostel
Ranked #73 of 105 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Holyhead hostel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Small but nice for a short stay, beds were nice and it is very close to O'Connell street and Temple Bar so it's in a good location. Toilets and shower are shared, but were kept clean. No breakfast served, and charged after 11pm for check in, doesn't say that on the website

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Where to start...everything about this place was awful. I booked a standard single room for 5 nights back in April. The room was small, smelly and the floor was dirty. The sink was also dirty and had pubic hairs in it. There was no window in the room!!! How that can pass health and safety I'll never know! The walls were dirty-looked like it hadn't been painted in years. I stayed in many hostels on Gardiner St. while looking for permanent accommodation and nowhere was nearly as bad as this place. The room wasn't cleaned even once during my entire stay and the bin wasn't emptied. Breakfast wasn't included. The shower/bathroom was grubby and had to be shared. There was no full-time security person at the front desk. I only saw one staff member during the entire stay and that was at check in. I was hassled to give a check in time. I am not being over expecting-the place I stayed in next door offered all of the above services at the exact same price. I don't normally write reviews, but I decided I should for this place. My advice: stay away.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

The manager is a scam artist he tries everything to rip you off! He ripped me off for 188 euro.
Also the rooms aren’t as pretty as they are portrayed at the pictures. There are enough other places in Dublin in the same area for a better price with breakfast and a friendly reasonable manager.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Good location, welcomming staff, the double room in couple is nice. Good price for a double room. Amazing City, people are so cool. The website didn't tell us that 5€ were charged for a late check in (after 11pm)

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Did not expect any more or less. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay in a pretty great location, can't be beat. The pub across the street has some great live music! You can easily walk to pretty much all the major attractions, and the Dublin Airport Bus drops you off and picks you up almost directly in front of the building.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Holyhead Hostel
Address: 42 Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 105 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Holyhead Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Dublin's oldest accommodations, right in the heart of the city! The best of Dublin is just a few minutes away from our front door: O'Connell street is around the corner, Trinity College and the Grafton Street area right across the Liffey river. Walk 10 minutes and find yourself enjoying a Guinness in the famous Temple Bar district. The Holyhead offers simple but clean and affordable rooms in a warm and easy-going atmosphere, 24h hot showers, free wifi - and kind staff ready to assist you! The Holyhead is located beside the Central Bus Station (Shuttle to/from the airport every 10min) and Conolly Railway Station: you have the whole of Ireland at your feet. Accommodation: All of our rooms are private, with a sink. Toilets and Showers are shared. Please note that our Twin, Triple and Family/Friends rooms are a mix of Singles, Doubles, and Bunk beds. 2 minutes walk away from the spire, and 1 minute walk away from Busaras station. Direction: How to find us? - Taxi, cost 15 to 20€ - Aircoach to O'Connell Street, cost 7€ one way or 12€ return. - Airlink (747 or 748) to Busaras Bus Station, cost 6€ one way or 10€ return. - Dublin buses 14 & 16 a to O'Connell Street, cost only 2.30€ one way.From the Spire on O'Connell Street, walk on Talbot street until you reach Gardiner Street on your left. We are just at the corner! ... more   less 
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