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“the best hostel ever:Isaacs” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Isaacs Hostel
Ranked #6 of 105 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“the best hostel ever:Isaacs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

Very friendly staff...the place is very clean and I notice that are people around cleaning all the time...they organise trips and lots of events...I will stay again here and I'm recommender this Hostel...
Well done to all the staff...

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

I am a huge music fan and live a fair distance away from Dublin. Any time a band I want to see plays in the city, I have to stay over. I have stayed in the Isaac's Hostel three times now and each time has been perfect. Isaac's is a 30 second walk from Busaras which is brilliant as it means you don't have to carry a large suitcase all around the city to get to your accommodation.

The hostel is very clean, beds and linen soft and comfortable and the shower / toilet facilities are brilliant. I ususally stay in an all-girls dorm as I am a solo traveller and everything has been perfect for me. A friend stayed in a mixed dorm at the start of June when he accompanied me to a concert and his room was a little stuffy but absolutely fine and in comparison to the Paddywagon hostel across the street, Isaac's is still much better.

Prices are very reasonable, especially in context with Dublin hotel prices. If you are down in the city and do not expect to spend much time in your room, I would definitely suggest staying at Isaac's. Why waste the money on a dingy hotel when this hostel offers clean, quiet and safe accommodation?

A free breakfast is offered in the morning, consisting of cereal, toast, tea, coffee and fruit juices. There is a luggage storage room in the basement should you want to leave bags in the hostel after check-out and I think they also have a free bus that runs to Dublin Airport although I'm not 100% sure on this. There's definitely at least a discount provided. There is internet access, I think it's something like €1 for 20mins. Also, the reception is 24hour, so no curfew or fumbling with keys at 3am after one too many drinks!

I would definitely recommend Isaac's to anyone trying to explore Dublin on a budget and also feel it is a great hostel because as a mostly solo female visitor to the hostel, it is a very safe place to stay. Each room requires a keycard opening, for example. Top marks!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Keele, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2011

Fantastic, best out of the three hostels we stayed in, in Dublin. Great social scene, cheap beer!! Loved it, 9/10!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2011

Defiantly one of the best hostels i've stayed in. It's in an excellent location with the south side of the city being around 10mins walk away down O' Connel street! Staff where lovely and very friendly. We stayed in a private double room, with a 2 share bathroom. The rooms and bathroom/shower room where very clean, this was also reflected through the rest of the hostel. It was nice to be given breakfast of toast/cereal and tea/coffee/orange juice in the morning as well included in the price. They also have excellent lounging facilities in the cellar! The hostels got a lot of character to it! I would defiantly stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here on our first two nights in Dublin and couldn't have had a better experience. All of the staff were incredibly helpful, the room and bathrooms are clean, the atmosphere is great and public transportation is very very close. All of the main attractions can also be reached by foot (which is what we did most of the time). I would recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2011

stayed at isaacs hostel on 19th june for one night on arriving staff were very friendly and helpful.hostel is within walking distance to town centre ,croke park etc.very clean and warm environment.beer garden was good craic and they played a good variety of music.rooms were nice and warm.would definately stay here again.cheap prices

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2011

The good: great location; neat heritage building; good social atmosphere; friendly staff; cheap
The not-so-good: showers lukewarm on a good day, cold on a bad; keycard kept denying me access and I had to get staff to change/re-set it several times; neat heritage building means creaky floors and bad soundproofing; ran out of towels for hire. You get what you pay for!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Isaacs Hostel
Address: 2 - 5 Frenchman's Lane, Dublin 1, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 105 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Isaacs Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the original and most famous backpacker hostels in Dublin, Isaacs Hostel has a warm, relaxed atmosphere and is a quirky, fun, full of character in a 19th century converted wine store. City centre location close to central Bus Station,Dart Station,Connolly station and Luas tram Tram. Great modern amenities with large guest kitchen with plenty of plates, cutlery & storage space. Onsite laundry, Sauna, Dorms and private rooms, Library, basement common rooms, Attractions such as Temple Bar,O'Connell Street, 3 Arena, Croke Park,Jameson Distillery, Trinity College,Jeannie Johnson Famine Ship are all close by. FREE STUFF includes;Free Light Breakfast,Free Tea and coffee and filtered water, FREE Bed linen,FREE Wifi,FREE Sauna,FREE Walking tour of Dublin every day,FREE Board games,FREE Pizza night, FREE games of Table Tennis, FREE use of Guitars, Discounted tickets, Airport bus Plus FREE Smiles, Hugs and Craic (within reason !)Information, tall tales and Irish wit!** ... more   less 
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