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“Great Hostel - would definitely stay here again!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Isaacs Hostel

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Isaacs Hostel
Ranked #6 of 106 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
“Great Hostel - would definitely stay here again!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

We arrived at Isaacs on the Wednesday before St Patricks day.. It had loads of people in the common room which was great as everyone was so friendly and we starting chatting to new people straight away!
The underground area was awesome as there was always people playing guitar and having sing alongs. Lots of showers/toilets so never had to wait too long even in the morning rush and the free walking tour was great!! I recommend this hostel if you're looking for a young, fun atmosphere!!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Isaacs Hostel, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
What a cool review -thanks a million! Hope you see you again next Paddy's !
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

when for the weekend with my sister and cousin. we got a private room as I wasn't really into stay in a hostel. room was tiny. was in bed sleeping on the first nite with music playin on my fone bt not loud and a worker just walked in 2 the room without even knocking and took the fone and tried to walk out with it. the foreigners are so ignorant and where laughin and sniggering at us as we we're dressed up for going to a concert. would not recommend this hostel at all

  • Stayed March 2014
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Isaacs Hostel, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
I am so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay . I checked into this issue with our staff on duty .The member of staff reported that he knocked on the door but could not be heard because of loud music in room. He then announced that he was entering the room and went in and once again asked for the music to be turned down. He was ignored whereupon he disconnected the source of the music explaining that there were other guests in the hostel that were trying to get to sleep but had complained that they were unable to do so because of the loud music from this room.

We do not consider any of our guests as foreigners but as guests . Our guests dress up all the time in all number of guises ( as you could see on our Instagram and Facebook pages ) so we are genuinely surprised and sorry that you felt uncomfortable in what is usually a very friendly atmosphere.
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

Writing the review at the hostel, even. It's a nice hostel-- free walking tour every morning with good access to other tours. The staff were helpful, though kept trying to get me to go on their pub crawl. Was thinking about it, but decided against it. The people here were nice and there's two hangout rooms-- the ground floor and the basement. The ground floor is where it's a little crazy, downstairs is nice and quiet. If you come in around ten, there's plenty of people with alcohol on the tables.

Second night I was there, I had gone out drinking a bit by myself, got bored, came back. Upon deciding I wasn't drunk enough, I asked one of the staff members where was open. Three of them were getting off work and they directed me to a pub down the street and we hung out. They even saved me from an unsavory 60+ year old man.

I loved the staff, though. They're very nice, and while it might not be the best located hostel, I found walking to things wasn't bad. They also have bikes you can rent, but I haven't been on a bike in so long. Probably would split my head open!

Beds are a little creaky, so either you want to get on the top bunk and be there early, or on the bottom bunk and get there late. They're not unstable by any means, just creaky and they sway a bit.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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NiamhBro, Public Relations Manager at Isaacs Hostel, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Thanks for your nice review - we will have to investigate the creaky bed though - that's a first for us but don't worry we will check into it. Those beds costs a fortune and they should not creak!!! Glad you liked the staff too - they do work hard! Do come again and we will direct to you an uncreaky bed!
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stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

If you just want a hostel then you get what you pay for staying in dormitories. The wifi is only available in the common room and is overwhelmed when more than a few people there. The free walking tour of Dublin was poorly organised despite repeated checks at the desk and arriving early. It seems because I was the only person wanting to go nothing happened. The impression was it started at Isaac's when in fact the real meeting place was 15 minutes away. I was eventually directed to the right place but too late to get there. Ironically i had been near the real start place earlier I'm the morning!
Breakfast was well organised and adequate and the place was kept clean.

Stayed March 2014
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NiamhBro, Guest Relations Manager at Isaacs Hostel, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your response. Sorry about the Free Walking tour - we do normally have a pick up from the hostel every day and the feedback we get from guests is that it is a great free tour but unfortunately the pick up didn't work out on the day of your stay.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

The hostel was great, staff was great, and the location was perfect! Only issues were that the hostel is literally right next to the train, which is extremely loud all the time. the showers had a 6 second timer, so every 6 seconds you had to press it again, not that wasn't a but deal. Overall a great place and a killer price. Would recommend again!

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Isaacs Hostel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Thanks for your recommendation. For next time we do have quieter rooms to rear away from train if you are a light sleeper plus ear plugs available. Hope to see you soon
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

I stayed in an 8 bed mixed dorm with no issues. The atmosphere is fun and they serve a small free breakfast which isn't mentioned in their accommodations which I was pleasantly surprised to discover. Downsides are that the wifi only works in the common areas and there are no lockers in the rooms. However, their lounge is nice and there are other amenities like a laundry room, reading area, tv room, pool and ping pong tables. Also there is a free daily walking your that picks up at the hostel. Pretty average hostel, but the stay has been pleasant

  • Stayed March 2014
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Isaacs Hostel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Many thanks for your Review and useful comments for other guests.
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Isaacs Hostel is a great hostel. The location and the atmosphere are very good, it´s near to the City Center... the staff there is very friendly and helpful. and the people are awesome.. they offer free walking tours and a backpacker pub crawl every day. The rooms and the bathrooms are clean. Wifi is only available at the common areas, and there is computer to use for free.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Isaacs Hostel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Great feedback we really appreciate it .Thanks a million !
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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 106 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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