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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Thank morbuda
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Unfortunately our separate beds were riddled with some sort of flea/mite. Definitely not bed bugs because we have had them before and this was completely different. Four weeks home and we are still trying to rid ourselves and our home of the bugs we contracted, despite rigorous cleaning. It has been difficult to say the least, emotionally, physically and mentally....

3Thank MimaJ
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Good location, very central. Quite friendly staff. Clean and nice size room with sink. Breakfast across the road at O'shea's very cheap! Good place for students or backpacker's. To those Don't go if you are expecting luxury.

Thank Stefg33
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Small but nice for a short stay, beds were nice and it is very close to O'Connell street and Temple Bar so it's in a good location. Toilets and shower are shared, but were kept clean. No breakfast served, and charged after 11pm for check in, doesn't say that on the website

1Thank Trina44
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Where to start...everything about this place was awful. I booked a standard single room for 5 nights back in April. The room was small, smelly and the floor was dirty. The sink was also dirty and had pubic hairs in it. There was no window in the room!!! How that can pass health and safety I'll never know! The walls...

Thank scilink4
Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Old and small but rather nice hostel in central Dublin, close to everything. Small rooms but enough for us as we were only sleeping there. Nice beds. You share both toilet and shower withh others but it was kept very clean. Recommended!

Thank Flyfisher61
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The manager is a scam artist he tries everything to rip you off! He ripped me off for 188 euro. Also the rooms aren’t as pretty as they are portrayed at the pictures. There are enough other places in Dublin in the same area for a better price with breakfast and a friendly reasonable manager.

1Thank MerelVanP
Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Thank Sara L
Paris, France
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Good location, welcomming staff, the double room in couple is nice. Good price for a double room. Amazing City, people are so cool. The website didn't tell us that 5€ were charged for a late check in (after 11pm)

Thank Crespi P
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Did not expect any more or less. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay in a pretty great location, can't be beat. The pub across the street has some great live music! You can easily walk to pretty much all the major attractions, and the Dublin Airport Bus drops you off and picks you up almost directly...

Thank Julien H

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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: $95 - $183 (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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 of 5 bubbles erkkap, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Room number 2 has a big window which was really good since the room was really small and tight.”
 of 5 bubbles travel_h92, 26 Feb 2015 | Read review
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