Paid more than 40 euro for a dingy room with no bathroom,,and to top it all i was welcomed with a cold shower in the morning,,I appreciate the atmosphere but even at budget prices you need some basic amenities.(and I'm not an old lady yet)
So sorry you were disappointed - it sounds like you stayed in one of our private rooms at Isaacs during a bust period Dormitories tend to be great value from €10 including breakfast per night . At Jacobs inn our sister Hostel around the corner we do have a good number of en suite private rooms and this may be a better bet fir you . If ever you back in Dublin please make contact via Renata@ isaccs.ie and we will do our best to make it up to you
We stayed here the entire week we were in Dublin, and it is one of the best hostels I've been in. It was very clean, the breakfast was ok and free wifi (so rare in Europe unbelievably). However the best part was the customer service! The staff at the counter is so open and friendly and always ready to help with directions, maps, suggestions, anything. The location is alright too and you can walk just about anywhere. However the atmosphere, from friendly staff to the lounge area downstairs to the welcoming tables in the lobby area are what made this hostel stand out
You kind of hit the nail on the head re the atmosphere - and so glad you liked us !
I went from London to spend a miniholidays in Dublin and under my view, all was perfect.
I slept in the second floor and I must tell that either rooms and toilet very cleaned and tidy.
The kitchen, which is quite big, has loads of draws and departments to keep food and there are two big fridges for the cool food. And even there is a housekeeping who cleans the kitchen twice per week.
In adittion in the hotel there is a huge welcoming rest room where one`s can meet new friendly people or have a dinner in there as weel.
As a difference with other hostels, friends of mine no residents came to visit to me and to have a dinner in there and no staff forbade the entrance. The that is great!!
You can find wifi acces in all places as well.
The hostel is close town center and close a full of market and shops street.
And altough it is only with steps and no lifts on the ground floor there are a few rooma able for disable people.
It was great!!!!! one of the bests hostels
SO pleased you had a great stay !
We stayed at this hostel over the weekend. It was a bit loud Friday and Saturday nights, and sound travelled pretty easily to the first floor where we were staying. But the noise was not overly obnoxious, and we were able easily to fall asleep. The basement was a really nice feature, with a few different rooms to sit in and read, watch tv, talk, work on your laptop, play ping-pong, etc. The location was convenient; we were able to walk everywhere. The rooms and bathrooms were simple and clean. The best thing about this hostel was the staff, who were lively and very helpful. I would definitely stay here again and so really recommend this hostel!
Thanks a million for taking the time to post a review - and such a lovely one !
Great hostel, but we went during a rather calm period (beginning of april) so we missed some of the friendly spirit. There were some larger groups as well, which made the atmosphere more like a school trip.
Anyway, we had a very nice stay in Isaacs Hostel, easy to find, helpful staff, comfy bunkbeds, clean lavatories, safe lockers. Sometimes it can be noisy, but hey, everyone's having a good time, so who cares. We never made it in time for breakfast, but I imagine it's good as well.
Joining in on the daily free walking tour or pub crawl is certainly recommended, we had a blast!
"Good times "is what we want our hostellers to have - so really delighted to hear your feedback. Thank you.