Stayed at this hostels for a couple of nights last weekend.
My friend and I booked a private room for 2 people and we got a room with 2 bunk beds, and small, small bathroom. This wouldn't be a problem, if the place was relatively clean. It wasn't. We went out and got antibacterial detergent for the bathroom and fabric cleaner for the bed. The linen had cigarette burns and looked slept in.
We did try to get other accomodation but nothing was available as there were a couple of concerts and the Street art festival in town and everything was fully booked.
Another problem was that in the middle of the night our door opened and a guy walked right in, he had a key and thought it was his room. It scared the crap out of us. He apologized and left. We asked at the reception the next morining. The lady told us that the guy was a long-term guest and he was supposed to leave the room the previous morning, but he didn't so they moved his stuff without telling hm. A receptionist was supposed to stop him before he went to his room to tell him he was moved out to a new room, but this obviously didn't happen, so he got into our room. The lady at the reception barely offered us an apology.
Personnel is another sore spot. They barely pay attention to whoever walks into the door (and for a place open 24/7 it may be a problem) and are not very nice. Rules (i.e. not running in corridors, eating in rooms, not disturbing other guests) are not enforced.
The Wi-Fi Internet connection was not available in our room, just in the lobby.
It's a pity that the hostel is not better cared for, because it has potential (it could be quirky, as the building is kind of strange, but right now it's just creepy) and it's in a really nice position (10/15 minute walk to Grafton St., lots of pub nearby).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Citi Hostels is located in the highly fashionable " village quarter" in the heart of Dublin city and only 10 minutes walk from Grafton Street - the shopping centre of Dublin and 15 minutes from Temple Bar -Ireland's Culture Capital with its lively pubs, restaurants and festivals!We are also located at the edge of old Georgian Dublin, which boasts the finest example of Georgian architecture anywhere in Europe. Our reception is open 24 hours as is our fully fitted kitchen!Don't want to cook? No problem -breakfast is included in the price Stay in our en suite dorms from €10 per night or book a private twin/double room from €16 per person per night Nowhere else will you get such competitive rates for such high standards!-All our rooms are en suite, except the Double Rooms shared bathroom.-Free use of Hostel Computers & free WIFI-We have Double, Twin, and Double/Single private en suites as well as dorms-Did we mention the free breakfast?! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Citi Hotel Dublin