Hello to all the staff at Avalon House!
I had a great time in the hostel in early January 2011.
I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly in answering my questions. They had a thorough knowledge of the city and the attractions that were worth visiting. I stayed 4 days at the start of my trip and then a final night at the end of my trip. On both occasions i was in my own room. The rooms are cozy but have plenty of space to relax and spread your belongings out. The heating in the rooms was good too. I was never cold in the time i stayed in the hostel even though it was the middle of winter. The beds and linen were very clean on both visits. On the first part of the trip i used the shared bathrooms. The showers work on timers, which wasn't a problem, if you don't finish all you need to do is press the button again and the water continues flowing. The temperature of the shower was great. The en suite i had on my return visit had a similar setup and it was again very clean. There is free internet and WiFi in the lobby. A games room/ entertainment room in the basement and there are also coin operated washing machines and dryers. There is a kitchen in the hostel which is very spacious and clean and had all the utensils, pots and pans necessary for cooking. The location is quite central and getting to the downtown attractions is very easy, either by walking or by taking the nearby buses. If you are interested in the nightlife, there is plenty of options nearby and all are within an easy walking distance from the hostel. There are some great traditional Irish pubs close to Avalon House. Be sure to check out the Stag bar - great place!
On friday and saturday nights expect to hear people coming in late, this is normal and happens all over the world in hostels. The noise on these nights wasn't a problem at all for me, i suppose it will depend on how light or heavy a sleeper you are. Apart from this the hostel is very quiet.
The Bald Barista cafe that is connected to hostel makes excellent coffees and the meals are very good too. If cooking isn't your thing or you want something different, give the cafe a try.
Thanks to Dermot, Mary, Steve and Nicola for making my trip to Ireland that much more enjoyable. Cheers Guys!
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