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Jacobs Inn Hostel
Ranked #2 of 115 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good hostel, recommend it.”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Very nice hostel, clean, good location. Most of the staff is very nice and helpful (some of them are just OK, nothing bad too), the rooms are good, big, clean, the other guests are all nice too, you can make new friends. Breakfast is simple (as in all hostels) but very good. I also liked the background music in the hostel. Recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Jacobs Inn Hostel, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Thanks for the recommendation - Brilliiant !
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

Our room was very clean an reasonably sized.
Breakfeast was Toast, Cornflakes, tea and coffee.
A Lot of Young People who tend to be rather noisy. Furthermore there is a Train right next to the Hostel but it wasnt an issue for us at night.
You have to pay at arrival.
Tip: the Airlink Bus just stops 50m away from the hostel.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Jacobs Inn Hostel, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Thanks for taking the time to feedback on the hostel we appreciate it !
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2013

This hostel was great! Easy to get to from the airport, great location away from Temple Bar area but right by the center of town, and comfortable beds. My only complaint is that the wi-fi was not that great- it only worked in the lobby- if it was even working. BUT you're on vacation, you don't need the internet! Great price for what you're getting- I advise it!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Jacobs Inn Hostel, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Thank you - location is great isn't it ? The wifi is only available in the reception and common rooms s it would be too annoying in shared dorms for people tap tap tapping and pinging through the night and we have to agree you are on holiday !!
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We were 3 siblings travelling together so booked a 4 bed dorm which worked well for us. Had trouble finding it as we wandered up and down Talbot STREET, not realising the hostel was around the corner in Talbot PLACE. The side street means its fairly quiet at night. As others have said, the area itself isn't the best, but a great location for the bus station, just 5 minutes walk to 'the Toothpick', and about 10 mins through to Temple Bar.

2 bunk beds in the room, very clean. No towels as it was a dorm, but these can be hired. Shower is a pain as you have to continually press the button to keep the water flowing long enough to shower.

Free breakfast is simple but adequate.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Jacobs Inn Hostel, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Thanks for your detailed and positive feedback . gad you found us . The showers are push button times as we try to do our bit for the environment.
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Alvesta, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Nice bathroom. I didn't have warm water once but maybe because it was about 8 p.m.. I booked bed in 6 bed room but get 4 bed room for same price. Walking tour was excellent. Do it on your first day. Lot of school child and students but it wasn't too loud, maybe because it was Mon- wen. Good value and like a guy in the pub said it's one of the better hostel in dublin

  • Stayed July 2013
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Jacobs Inn Hostel, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Great feedback and glad you liked us. Delighted to hear word of mouth on the Dublin pub advisor network is working !
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Ghent, Belgium
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

I stayed in this hostel at the end of june with one friend. We had booked a 12 mixed dorm room. First the positive things:
- Awesome service from the staff, as we arrived we felt that we were absolutely welcome
- Good beds, i had no trouble sleeping, but that was maybe because of the temple bar and Guiness.
- Sauna if you want
- Breakfast included
- Shower in every room and not in the hallway

Some remarks I had and thought about after we came back:
- Not as much in the center as i had hoped, it is central and lots of hostels are more out of the center, but on the map it looked a bit closer :-)
- There is a train running behind the hostel, so be aware if you are a bad sleeper you ask for a room which is not at the side of the train rail.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Isaacs-hostel, Guest Relations Manager at Jacobs Inn Hostel, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
So pleased to read your nice comments and thanks for leaving hints and tips for other guests always helpful !
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Really good atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff, and above all very good quality accommodation. My friend and I stayed in a 12-bed female dorm. The dorm was quite spacious, with a high ceiling, very airy and clean. The bathroom was clean, big and the shower was absolutely amazing! Definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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NiamhBro, Manager at Jacobs Inn Hostel, responded to this review, 27 June 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We love getting reviews like yours - makes it all worthwhile. Please do come again.
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Property: Jacobs Inn Hostel
Address: Jacobs Inn 21 Talbot Place, Dublin D01 W5P8, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 115 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Jacobs Inn Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jacobs Inn is Dublin's only purpose built youth/backpacker hostel with all of the modern conveniences of a hotel. Situated in the city centre beside the central bus station,the tram and rail lines, Jacobs Inn is the most accessible hostel in Dublin. There are Private Ensuite Rooms sleeping from 1-4 people and spacious Ensuite Dormitories sleeping 6-12. Temple Bar is a twelve minute walk away. O'Connell Street, 3arena, Croke Park and the Aviva are just a few minutes from the hostel.Facilities include FREE breakfast, FREE WiFi, Pub Crawls, FREE Bed Linen,FREE walking tour of Dublin, Laundry, Storage Facilities, Comfy TV Lounge and common areas, Games Room 24 Hour Key Card Access to Rooms, Modern Self Catering Kitchen, Roof top terrace, Movie and Games Nights ,Friendly staff, great craic and much more! ... more   less 
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