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29 Bachelor's Walk, Dublin
Tram Red (stop: Abbey Street) Bus 115, 115A, 120, 126, 126N (stop: Bachelors Walk)
(01) 878 0700
User Reviews (10)
loved it16 August 2005
I've stayed in other hostels in Dublin and this is definietely the best location-wise (some are a fair way out of the main sights and bars), cleanliness, helpfulness, great security and awesome living/cooking areas. Some of the dorms have quite a few crammed into a smaller space, so if thats not your style.. book a dorm room with less people. I've stayed there a few times since 2000 and have been pleasantly surprised each time. Met a stack of great people as a single traveller each time, and friends I've recommended it to have also found it to be good. a little pricier than some of the others.. but no curfews, no dodgy locations or crabby unhelpful staff like some of the others!!
Clean, convenient and the best hostel we stayed in28 May 2004
We stayed in a twin room in May 2004. The room was clean and modern, as was the attached ensuite bathroom. The breakfast was in a cafe downstairs and had adequate toast, cereal, coffee, tea and juice. Right on the River Liffey so an easy walk to all the main sightseeing places in Dublin.
Good Place to Stay In Central Dublin17 September 2003
I stayed at the Abbey Court for two nights over the last week of June. I reserved one bed in a six bed dorm and was actually the only one in the room over my two nights. The rooms are rather tight and narrow, but since I was by myself, it wasn't a problem. Overall, the rooms are very clean and the beds are comfortable. The bathrooms are decent and the breakfast is above average for a hostel because it includes unlimited toast, cereal, milk, and juice. The location of Abbey Court is great for exploration of the city and enjoying the night life as the Temple Bar area and Trinity College are a 5 minute walk. Enjoy Dublin and see my other reviews on BUGeurope.com.
Central, Clean, Secure - A Great Place To Stay21 March 2003
We stayed in the six bed room. They are clean and very secure. You can get a lock and chain from reception for the lockers under the bunks. We found that the staff were very helpful and gave us good information relating to the good pubs and clubs. The hostel is right in the middle of the city and is central to all places to visit and all the great hang outs in Dublin. We thought the smoking and non-smoking lounges were a great idea. There are books, guides and tvs in these rooms. Overall - we had a blast and thought the hostel was very very good - definately 5*****
helpful staff, great location, clean and new22 February 2003
Overall a good place to stay17 May 2002
This hostel has a very nice location in the heart of the city. The front staff was always very helpful and security seems very good (coded card keys). There are lockers under the bed (you can rent a lock for 7 euros deposit) but some of the beds didn't have chains to use the lock on. So you might want to bring your own (though I never asked if there were spare chains at the front desk). Breakfast was toast and coffee (you have to wash your own dishes). I stayed in a 12 bed dorm room which was nice (though the beds looked nothing like the ones on the website...they were metal--though maybe the nice beds are in the pricier rooms). They had two common rooms...one was really smokey and the other one was nice. So maybe they segregate the smokers from the non-smokers. Overall, I thought this place was a nice place to stay at and I would stay there again. I never had to take a shower there, but a girl I talked to said the showers were nice and hot and were powerful, too. Oh, the only problem in the 12 bed room is that there is just one bathroom (and none in the halls that I saw) so if you get up the same time as everyone else, there may be some traffic. I also forgot to mention that you need to leave a 2 Euro deposit for they key...so if you're really tight on cash remember to budget for this!
The best location - St Patricks Day22 March 2002
Stayed in this hostel for the weekend of St Patricks Day 2002. Location was fantastic, the airlink bus stop is just across O'Connel bridge and you could see the parade pass by the end of the street, or step across the road and watch the fireworks over the river Liffy. There was a group of 16 of us all up and generally the staff were friendly and helpful. Only problem we had was that we weren't allocated bed numbers when we checked in so we just took the spare beds in the dorm. On our second night a couple of the girls had their padlocks cut with bolt cutters and their bags removed because they were sleeping in the wrong beds. Was sorted out without too much trouble when the staff realised they were in the wrong, but all the same make sure you are allocated bed numbers when you check in to avoid the hassle. Dorms were clean, beds were comfy, shower hot. Its already been mentioned to bring a padlock, but also bring a chain as well as some of the latches are broken. Never made it up in time to check out the included breakfast, but usually in time for the pubs to open, which are all within walking distance as were all the main locations for the festival events. If you are planning on going for St Paddys weekend, book well in advance. We booked mid-December and by the end of January the hostel was competely booked out. Most places are full by early February, so PLAN AHEAD!!!
Good clean and nice6 February 2002
Great location, so-so accommodations12 December 2001
You can't get a better location, near transportation and within walking distance of everything. Rooms were run down, a bit smelly (age, old sweat). Rooms were jammed with bunk beds and no place to sit or store your bags. Pillows were old, thin and lumpy, but mattresses were fine. Sheet and duvet provided. You were issued a key card (2 pound deposit) for some room security. Were given passes to show when entering, but they were rarely checked. Breakfast, included, was toast and tea. Free luggage storage, but anyone could get key. Female and male separated bathrooms, one each on each floor with two toilets, sinks and showers. Clean and well stocked. Toilets can be tricky to flush and the females were quick to give up. I felt like the "official flusher". With no closing time, it can be noisy with people coming in at all hours. Some street noise and from the pub next door (had a free "trad" concert one night from the pub). Lounge with t.v. and information. No book exchange. typical kitchen with plenty of place to sit.