I hate hostels, and I will do absolutely anything to avoid staying in one. The Dergvale Hotel, located, about 3 minutes from O'Connell St on the Northside of Dublin, is the perfect compromise for the frugal. No, it doesn't have wi-fi. No, it has no gym or sauna or pool. But that's not what people are staying here for. The lush 1930s decorations kind of make you feel like you're visiting grandma. And the staff keep that feeling alive with constant Irish cheerfulness. Upon arrival, we were upgraded to a better room at the very affordable price of €47.
For that price, we received a free breakfast atop immaculate place settings, a clean room with a spacious closet, two sinks, and a small but capable bathroom. The television was small, but if you're another country to watch TV, perhaps you shouldn't have left in the first place. Now, this is Ireland, and Ireland's hotels tend to be on the colder side unless you're staying at a chain like the Hilton or Marriott. But the room did come with an oil space heater that did just the trick.
The hotel is generally quiet, but any noise that does sound is echoed throughout the narrow hallways, so keep that in mind. But the kind staff, clean room, perfect location and killer price make the Dergvale the perfect place for anybody travelling to Ireland on a budget-- and doesn't want to deal with random people in a hostel, running up the halls half naked and being unbearably loud.
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- Dergvale Hotel Dublin