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Kildare Street Hotel
Ranked #54 of 150 Dublin B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 June 2013

The worst hotel I have ever stayed at in my life!!! I never usually bother giving reviews as am always satisfied with hotels and I never stay in fancy hotels as am always on a budget but people do need warned about this place!!! I don't know how it is still in business! 1. Shared bathroom, very unhygienic and apparently is only for 2 rooms each but there seemed to be a lot of people using ours!!! 2. The room was a sweat box!!! Hard to bear and impossible to sleep in, and the window was dingy and useless, we used our bin to hold it open. A tiny piece of wood was provided to hold it open ... Very practical! 3. Lights were flickering ... Electric seemed to be faulty as I got quite a bad electric shock of a plug when trying to charge my phone!!! Which I regret not complaining about as I couldn't wait to get out of the place 2bh! 4. Sink provided in room right beside plugs ... Not very safe! 5. Chain on door broken ... Not very safe! And last but not least no lift! And we were staying on the 3rd floor, not ideal for heels! Basically I will never stay here again, only positives were the staff, beds, location and biscuits provided! Avoid avoid avoid!!! Not good value for money as I have seen better hostels!!!

Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 June 2013 via mobile

Whilst the location & staff were excellent, I wouldn't recommend this hotel & won't be staying again.
As previously described this hotel is well past it's sell by date. If the The sports bar TV doesn't keep you awake then the near by night club will till 3am! Its true, you get what you pay for so Pay the extra money & stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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1  Thank GathersJ
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We stayed here for three nights. The staff was friendly and the room was big and clean. We shared a bathroom, which was not a problem. We only had to share it with another room. The location is very good: close to Trinity College and other tourist sights and not far from Grafton Street, Temple Bar and the Liffey. There is a club next to the hotel, which made it slightly noisy, but that didn't bother us. If you want a quiet room, you'd better ask for a room that doesn't face the street. Alll in all, good value for money!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

This hotel was very reasonable priced, but now I know why. The room, bathroom, and hallways were all very dingy and without an elevator, it was quite the job carrying a large amount of overweight luggage up the stairs. The location is ok, but for the quality of room I recommend staying elsewhere.

The redeeming qualities: The woman at the front desk was very helpful, gave good directions to nearby restaurants, and gladly stored our HUGE amount of luggage after we checked-out. The bar attached to the hotel was quiet and a fine place for a night cap.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Meaghan H
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

The Kildare street hotel offers a good value, friendly place to stay in the heart of the city. The bedrooms are clean and the bed comfortable. By modern Hotel standards the rooms are on the small side, but are more than adequate.

The staff in this Hotel were extremely friendly and went out of there way to accommodate us. I would have no hesitation in staying in this hotel again

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gtec2
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

First I'd like to say I nearly never write a bad review. But, holy cow, I feel it my solemn duty to warn others about this place. The location is good, bordering the Trinity College grounds and in what seems like a nice area of town. My friend and I checked into the hotel and were instantly feeling a bit uneasy just by the look of the lobby. And secondly I'd like to say I have no problem whatsoever staying in budget joints, I don't need fancy, just safe and clean. The place just is so run down, the awful, super old pinstriped carpet looks like it's been there for decades. It looks like if it was steam-cleaned it would disintergrate. The small, old, discolored 11 x 7 art prints are in the cheapest frames as you climb the stairs. And you will be climbing stairs because there is no elevator. OK, so I can handle that. Our room, 205, looked OK upon first entry, two beds and a little effort made for some nicer bedspreads. And then the smell hit us. A smell you could taste and made it hard to breath. A sickly sweet smell that reminded me of old carpeting in a super old seedy bar, like vomit, pee, booze, and God knows what else. The "closet" had doors you could barely open. The carpeting was crunchy under our feet. The bathroom window, which faces other buildings, is perfectly clear without any drape or blind or anything. I found that out after walking in there in my underwear only to notice a fellow in a window in a building opposite. That's the fastest ducking I've ever done. After about 15 minutes we knew this whole situation just wasn't going to work so we went downstairs to see what could be done. John, the nicest guy ever, told us he could move us the next night, and into the owner's favorite room, but they were all booked up that night and we would have to stay in the dreaded 205. So we did, but not before we went walking around to find another hotel, which we booked for our following two nights in Dublin. I did something I've never done before; I cancelled the rest of our stay at the Kildare and paid for two nights while only spending one, but John took off the breakfast charges, which I completely forgot. We each had two double Jameson's to knock us out so we could sleep. We awoke in the morning and the two people at the front desk we genuinely upset we were leaving and clearly felt bad. The fellow mentioned that room had just had some type of treatment done to it that all the rooms get it and it is suppossed to be alright for people to be in within 48 hours. He said they leave it for a week before they let guests stay in the rooms again. What was it? I don't know, but it was still just seedy, old, tacky, and out and out funky. I strongly recommend not staying at the Kildare Street Hotel.

Room Tip: Not 205 whatever you do.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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5  Thank KellyRiordanCalif
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Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

We booked this Hotel for just 1night in Dublin and it had everything we needed... Clean room, comfy Bed and included a very nice Breakfast. It was definitely an older Hotel but I actually loved the character of the place and the Staff were very helpful and friendly. Only minus was no lift.. With heavy Bags this was a bit of a pain, but their staff helped us. Definitely recommend for the Budget conscious!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Additional Information about Kildare Street Hotel

Address: 47 - 49 Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range: £47 - £612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kildare Street Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kildare Street Hotel is a budget hotel located in Dublin city centre. Our Dublin Hotel accommodation offers guests clean comfortable rooms at very reasonable rates. If you are looking for cheap hotels in Dublin our hotel is ideal, you'll find the hospitality warm and friendly; and the atmosphere bustling.The hotel has been recently refurbished; the reception area and bedrooms have all been redecorated with modern furnishings. More facilities are now included in the rooms – tea / coffee making facilities and bathroom toiletries. Wifi is available in the Hotel free of charge.Our staff will be happy to help you plan excursions, arrange taxis and help you with your luggage.Early & Late check outs available and FREE WIFI is available throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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