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Reviewed 10 April 2015

Stayed just after what I would presumed to have been a busy easter period for the hostel. Shared a private double with my girlfriend which included a basin, double bed with fresh linen, towels and a table. Toilet was always clean and the shower was what you would expect from a hostel. Staff were always friendly and available for when...

2Thank JamWhitch
Bradenton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 9 March 2015

It was advertised as a bed and breakfast and it is far away from that. It is even painted on the wall outside the house. The mattress was pure torture, we basically slept on springs. The shower was disgusting, scummy and dirty. The manage was nice though but would never use them again.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 March 2015

if u wanna have a cheap and still nice place to stay,the holy head should be your choice! it looks old (well it is) but its very clean! the people were very nice! i loved it! I think i loved the character of the hostel and d people within :)

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Reviewed 26 February 2015

We stayed there for 2 nights. Our Room no. 2 had a really huge and large antique pine bed for 2 which looked a little bit scary. The mattress wasn't the best to sleep in, like other users already stated. But since we only stayed there for a few hours sleep and left for the whole morning and day for...

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Reviewed 1 January 2015

In general , it was nice. Nice location, few minutes walk from the Spire. just the lighting in the room is a bit dark. needed a torchlight to find something inside my girlfriend's purse. lol worth to stay here!

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Reviewed 19 November 2014

This hostel is easy to find, there are a lot of good pubs in the neighborhood. There are also shops, cafes and restaurants nearby. It's close to O'Connel road, where the bus from the airport drops you off, so that's a plus. The room wasn't really big though, there is only a common bathroom, which to be honest wasn't really...

Thank Ninnaa89
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2014

While the location of this accommodation was great, and the manager friendly enough when we arrived, this was the only positive aspect. The shower situation was awful. There was no hot water in the shower - if there was any it meant turning the heat up so much that only a trickle of water came out, and the water always...

1Thank rs1629
Goes, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Hey People! Dublin is a great city and the people are very friendly there. The Holyhead Hostel. Positive The location is great and the staff is very friendly. Negative Mattresses were very old and they had bedbugs in it. The Holyhead promised via Facebook that I would get some money back for the inconvenience. But they won't react on my...

Thank Geijss
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 7 October 2014

We came to hostel after 10pm and they still had one double-room vacant. Hostel is located just 1km (or even less) from the Temple Bar - Dublin's night-life centre. The beds were very clean and comfortable, white duvet and pillows smells with freshness. There were fresh towels on the bed and that was a very nice surprise too. The staff-guy...

Thank farawayfrompoland
Aschaffenburg, Germany
Reviewed 24 September 2014

I was very disappointed to find the room in a quite filthy condition. There was no window and also no ventilation system which lead to an accumulation of mold all along the ceiling right above the bed. Same in the showers. They went into the room (without asking even though i left my phone number) and cleaned some of it...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of Dublin's oldest accommodations, right in the heart of the city! The best of Dublin is just a few minutes away from our front door: O'Connell street is around the corner, Trinity College and the Grafton Street area right across the Liffey river. Walk 10 minutes and find yourself enjoying a Guinness in the famous Temple Bar district. The Holyhead offers simple but clean and affordable rooms in a warm and easy-going atmosphere, 24h hot showers, free wifi - and kind staff ready to assist you! The Holyhead is located beside the Central Bus Station (Shuttle to/from the airport every 10min) and Conolly Railway Station: you have the whole of Ireland at your feet. Accommodation: All of our rooms are private, with a sink. Toilets and Showers are shared. Please note that our Twin, Triple and Family/Friends rooms are a mix of Singles, Doubles, and Bunk beds. 2 minutes walk away from the spire, and 1 minute walk away from Busaras station. Direction: How to find us? - Taxi, cost 15 to 20€ - Aircoach to O'Connell Street, cost 7€ one way or 12€ return. - Airlink (747 or 748) to Busaras Bus Station, cost 6€ one way or 10€ return. - Dublin buses 14 & 16 a to O'Connell Street, cost only 2.30€ one way.From the Spire on O'Connell Street, walk on Talbot street until you reach Gardiner Street on your left. We are just at the corner! ... more   less 

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Address: 42 Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: $73 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Holyhead Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Room number 2 has a big window which was really good since the room was really small and tight.”
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