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“Fantastic location and a very good hostel overall.”

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Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel
Ranked #38 of 124 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Reviewed 2 October 2009

I stayed in this hostel for just 2 nights with a friend in an 8 bed dorm. We really enjoyed our time in Dublin and a good hostel always helps! The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was comfortable and clean. Yes, there was noise from the pub downstairs at early hours of the morning but it didn't bother myself or my friend-it really wasn't that bad! We missed breakfast on the first morning, but on the second it was fine. Don't expect a feast but the cereal, toast, tea and juice was more than enough for us. The best thing about the hostel has definitely got to be the location. It is situated in Temple Bar, which is a lively, atmospheric place to stay and the rest of Dublin is so easily accessable. We walked everywhere while we were there and it was so easy to get around. There are some nice pubs around Temple Bar, although quite commercial. However, we found the pub below the hostel to be one of the worst. It was nice to be able to just fall upstairs to bed after a drink, but to be honest I just wouldn't bother! A good pub is O'Donaghue's, which is near St Stephens Park-really great atmosphere and much more traditional than those in Temple Bar. The hostel is also great value for money. Dublin is SO expensive so we were very grateful to have found such a reasonably priced place to stay. So, I would definitely recommend the hostel to anyone wanting budget accommodation-we had a great time!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 March 2009

We ( a group of 9 girls...average age about 22) stayed at Gogartys for one night on March 26th and we would highly recommend it for a short trip to Dublin.
The Location is spot on with everything close at hand. Yeah it might be a little noisy in the early hours but thats really not a big deal for a short trip.
The room (we had a 10 bed dorm) was brilliant and if a group of nine girls can all manage to get ready and stay pretty organised...that i'm sure just about anyone can!
The brekkie was cereal, toast, juice, fruit and hot drinks, pretty standard but did us just fine and you could eat as much of it as you liked.
We would definately recommend the Backpaker Beer Crawl. at 8 euros each you get a guided tour of about 5 bars, drinks offers and a couple of free shots. It doesnt take you around Temple bar so you find some really great pubs, full of locals and students, that you probably wouldn't consider/find on your own. So it's definately worth doing!
We'd also recommend a little pub on Eden Quay (cross the river, south to north, on the O'Connell bridge and walk right down the river side and you'll find it a bout 2 mins down on your left). It beautifully decorated and really nice and friendly!
Oh...and take your bottle of vodka and coke, on an open top bus...sit back. and enjoy!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank georgiapoop
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Reviewed 19 March 2009

We were here for Paddy's weekend and it was a perfect location for our pub crawl in temple bar. We stayed in a 4 person private room with bathroom en-suite and it was surprisingly nice. If you're in Dublin for the party, this is the place to be.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank somak
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Reviewed 7 December 2008

The price cant be argued with but the check-in proceedure seemed overly complicated by a confused member of staff and checking in was irritating. The rooms were extremely clean and fairly comfortable but the noise at night time was almost unbearable and could easily be remedied by double-glazing.Overall an ok experience and more suitable for young travellers and people not wanting much sleep.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 December 2008

Decided on Dublin for my friends 22nd birthday, party of 9 girls all just looking for a god weekend. We were advised by a friend to stay in Temple Bar for it's ideal location for pubs, bars and shopping. When we found Oliver St John Gogarty's Hostel on the net we decided it would be our best bet because of the location and price.
The Hostel was really easy to find and even the building itself is interesting to look at. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the hostel itself was very safe. The rooms are very clean and the beds nice and comfortable. Even the bathroom was a pleasant suprise, spacious with a good quality shower. Considering there were 9 girls all in one room, there was an ample amount of mirrors/plug sockets and wardrobe space and we managed to get ready for our nights out in a somewhat calm and collected manner. Breakfast consist of Toast/Fruit/Cereal/Orange Juice /Tea/Coffe and is pretty bog standard but if you fancy something more substantial pop next door to the cafe where you can get a traditional Irish Breakfast with bottomless Tea or coffee for 8euro (well worth it).

The Location of the Hostel is ideal, the cobbled streets it is situated on are lined with traditional Irish pubs, cafes, bars, restaurants etc. Immidiately next door to the Hostel is Oliver St John Gogartys Irish Pub, which on our arrival we visited for drinks. The music was bog standard cliche' irish music - the bar staff were disgustingly rude and miserable and by the end of the weekend we found it to be by far the MOST expesive pub in the whole of Dublin (a Gin and Tonic costing 12euro and glass of wine 8euro). All in all I wouldn't bother with it - simply pop around the corner to the left and visit The Quay or Temple Bar Pub to be greeted by friendly irish bar staff, authentic live irish music and reasonable drinks prices (pint of guinnes 4-5euro and glass of wine the same). We found Temple Bar Pub to be particularly enjoyable and friendly (sexy irish barmen).

The Hostel is near shopping (Grafton St being particularly good) and there are loads of places to eat.

Overall I would 110% reccommend this Hostel and Location to anyone - we had a fantastic time, the receptionist at the Hostel even let us check out a bit later as we knew we would be hungover and worse for wear, he gave us until 12 (an extra hour and a half) so it's worth asking nicely.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2008

Right in the heart of the Temple Bar action. Just walk downstairs and you are at the best pub in Dubliin. It is noisey at night but Dublin never sleeps.....it is party time and a fun place to be. The penthouse, where we stayed was lovely. Two bd/ two bath was great for two couples or whatever. Nice small kitchen with nice dining area and cozy living room where everyone can meet up. It was so nice to get up and get your own breakfast and at night fixing a cup of tea or snack while talking about the day you had. The location is perfect for walking to Grafton St. and all of the Dublin sites. The rail station is walkable, about 20 min but a nice level walk. Take the bus from the airport and get off downtown and walk to this apartment, very easy to get to. Would stay again but NOT in January......it was so cold. Go in Spring.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled with friends
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Thank Going4now
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Reviewed 9 August 2008

Me and 3 friends stayed in the penthouse apartments here for two nights. We did not feel like we were staying in a hostel at all, everything was clean, tidy and the views from our roof terrace were great. The best thing is you are right in the centre for temple bar and all the attractions and shops, and a short stagger home from the pubs! Will def do this again!
If you fancy a change from all the traditional irish bars while you are there, pop into the morgan hotel near the hostel, it has a gorgeous bar serving delicious cocktails.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank rjoyuk
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Address: 58/59 Fleet Street, cnr Anglesea | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre , Temple Bar
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Ranked #38 of 124 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Price Range: £10 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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