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Reviewed 8 May 2013

My husband and I stayed at this hostel for three nights in Aug 12. It was clean, peaceful with a fully equipped kitchen. We had booked a double room with attached bathroom. The room was okay but the mattress was quite uncomfortable. Location of the hostel is ideal for hiking in Glendalough. Staff was friendly and they have a lot books available for the guests. This place is good value for money as long as you do not expect too much.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank manisha_prasad
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

On the plus side, the kitchen is clean and the staff are friendly. However the 5 star rating given to this hostel by An Oige is not deserved. The bedroom had a musty smell, muck on the carpets which were not hoovered and it looked like only some of the bedding was being washed after each person. The shower button had to be pressed about 20 times before hot water came out.
The surroundings are beautiful and If you just want a bed for the night, it's fine, but if you're looking for a nice play to stay for a couple of days you might need to look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Anne-Marie S
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

We stayed at this hostel during a week of hiking the Wicklow Way. We were greeted by friendly staff. The grounds were beautiful and I was really glad to have a kitchen to use for making my own dinner, breakfast and packed lunch for the next day as we were travelling on a budget! The kitchen and dining room were clean and spacious. However, the bedrooms were very run down, the bunk beds were quite uncomfortable and furnishings were generally shabby. The bathroom was cramped, unclean and had no mirror. But we did spend a pleasant evening hanging out in the big comfy sofas near reception and were pleased with the array of games and books available to all guests.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank HollieW88
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

Very good hostel. Warm rooms, with hot water all the time.
I'm subtracting the 1 star for the showers, although clean, are seriously lacking in power - but they do the job.
Staff were ok.
Location is perfect for basing an exploration of Glendalough, Glenmalure etc. and is very good value for money.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Gar T
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

I stayed here back in March 2012 and had a great time. Rooms were clean, staff were friendly and helpful and even let me use their own kitchen when I had not even checked in yet. Kind and polite is how I would describe the staff. You are also right on the doorstep of the national park and some awesome hiking trails.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Ukandobetta
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