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Avalon House

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55 Aungier Street, Dublin
Tram Green (stop: St Stephens Green) Bus 20B, 33X, 46B, 46N (stop: St Stephens Green)
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(01) 475 0001 or 1800 AVALON
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User Reviews (24)

Luigi Tranchina
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31 January 2010
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it's incredible!!!!!!!!

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massimo cesarini
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27 January 2010
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fan, nice to meet a people

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Joana Maria Barnabe Guerra Mal
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24 January 2010
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Good location: only 5/10 min walking to the centre. Although each floor has its own shared bathroom I believe they were to small for so many people, Everything was clean. Very good value for money

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Aksel Ritenis
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12 January 2010
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Good location,great coffe in adjacent Cafe good facilities and friendly staff

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Birgit Zoellner
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9 January 2010
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I've stayed there for the third time, and I'll do it again!! I love Avalon House!!

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carson drummond
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8 January 2010
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Great hostel. Cheap but great value for money. Free internet on 6 computers, large kitchen, warm rooms etc etc.

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Jen84
Cheap and Cheerful
18 December 2005
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I totally agree with efesto - what do people want from a hostel. This place is very cheap, clean, friendly, security conscious, and central. breakfast is bread/toast, marmalade, apple, orange/hot drink. I have to say however, i have stayed in better, and am not sure why it keeps being rated in the top 10 hostels worldwide given the fact that there was not an amazing atmosphere, but this may just be the time of year i visited - nearly christmas and thus not that busy. i would definitely recommend staying here, especially given the level of noise that surrounded barnacles at night!

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Efesto
Dont belive the fools
10 August 2005
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I dont know what the last reviwers wants from an hostel, but certainly they have a strange idea of a good hostel. Avalon house is cheap (12 euros for a night), in city heart near Trinity college or temple bar, large and very clean (showers, toilets and common area. If your room fellows are pigs, thieves or noisy is not hostel's foult!). It have a large fully equiped kitchen and many common areas (with billiards, tv's and videogames). Breakfast is bread, butter, orange juice, marmellades, fresh fruit and hot drinks, like th, coffee, cappuccino, chocolate, in large quantities. Your security is guaranteed by an access-card system and a large safe luggage depot. Staff is kind and every time avaible to give you usefull information. What u want more? The truth is Avalon house is not the right place for people that considerate an holiday only an occasion to intoxicate itself all the day. If u are looking for a good place to get drunk, cross the road and go to the pub "The Swan", or better, just go to sleep with others stupid tourists drunkards that crowds Temple Bar.

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Anonymous
Beware of Thiefs
27 June 2005
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The room was very small and very expensive. There was no place to put my backpack. The showers and toilets were not clean. I must have been on the party floor, because it was loud in the hallways every night. On the second day when I used the shower, someone stole my wallet out of my pants. When I complained, the counter girl was rude and suggested that I was stupid not to carry it into the shower with me. However, I did recovery it later that day, minus my money. There was a long wait to check in and out. The breakfast was a stale muffin and banana. The good part was that the hostel wasn't too far from the Temple Bar area.

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Bill Nortley
Stay Somewhere Else
20 June 2005
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My girlfriend and I stayed here last spring because the reviews said that it was a top hostel. Our stay was not good. The reviews must have been written by friends of the owner. It was too expensive for what you get. The rooms were very small and dirty. My girlfriend complained because the bathroom smelled bad. But she was told that there were no other rooms. It was loud in the hallways and difficult to sleep. The elevator was not working and we were on the top floor. The breakfast was not filling and the tables were dirty. We finally cut our stay here short and moved to another hostel. Bill Nortley, Toronto

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Superfeisha
cheap, clean, nice location
31 October 2004
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Breakfast available, huge kitchen available, nice security, and a very helpful staff. This is a great place, especially if you are staying for a while. There are plenty of places to chill in the building besides your room-including tv areas, foosball, pool tables, etc. A dublin suggestion, check out the rail tours that will take you outside the city. Dublin is amazing, but the countryside is beautiful and worth the trip.

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LisaJ
Excellent service, clean, friendly and very helpful
7 June 2004
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I was very surprised by my stay in Avalon House. Staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Dorm was clean and tidy - bathroom facilities also clean and tidy and toilet paper always stocked up. Little breakfast is a definite bonus. Would recommend Avalon House to anyone.

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tempymail004@yahoo.com
not safe for women
12 April 2004
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This hostel is not at all what I expected. I rented a single assuming they'd put all the singles on the top floor away from the noisy dorm rooms. Wrong. Mine was two doors away from the dorms. The first two nights I was kept awake from 2-5am by a rugby team partying in their rooms!! I asked them to be quiet but they just laughed at me and were disrespectful. The front desk guy was very unconcerned and passive. As the only female on the floor I felt it was not safe for me, since they were drunk in mob behavior and since the only way for me to get help if needed was to get past them to reach the phone or stairs/elevator. I filed a complaint but they never apologized!

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Stefanie
Second best
9 December 2003
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I stayed at the Avalon House for two nights. The first night we shared a quadroom. The room was tiny, hardly any room to put your backpack. There was a sink in the room, showers and toilets in the hallway. Most of the toilets were out of toiletpaper for 3 days! The showers are tiny and dirty. There are lockers on the groundfloor to put your bags. The kitchen is great! It`s huge! The location is awesome, there are really cool restaurants and bars within 5mins walking distance! Also the main shopping aerea (Kings Road I guess) is very near. The bus from and to the airport stops right infront of the hostel. Breakfast does look like a joke, but it`s not as bad as it looks! Everyone gets a plastic-bag with some juice, a muffin and a fruit. Theres coffee also. Two large common rooms and a place they call the caf, but it`s really another common room with a coffee maschine. I stayed at 3 different places in Dublin, the Avalon House is second best. (1. Barnacles, 3. Kinleys)

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sanfrankid1@yahoo.com
Avalon House took good care of me!
6 September 2003
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I am a male in my 40's on a budget when I travel. Have traveled to Ireland 5 x's since 2001 and my most recent stays at Avalon in Sept 2002 Jan2003 & June 2003.I rarely have time to plan my first few day's in Dublin as I leave with little notice(air courier) I need a private room and usually the staff have accomodated me as well as the manager in making me happy. It is a bummer to arrive in Dublin w/o reservations and exhausted after 15-16 hours via air, nice to get on the city bus which stops within the block and although the private rooms were small I still felt happy to settle in . The breakfast of the muffins, bannanas and yougurt, juice and coffee were an enrgy boost and served with a bag to load up with. Lots of interesting people around with 24 hr access(with key card)Walking distance to good eating places as well as local pubs on every corner and several gay pubs & Clubs within the short walk towards the Liffey. The storage is excellent and very inexpensive. Avalon does satisfy and I will stay there in the future

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Anonymous
great hostel, great location
9 June 2003
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I have just returned from a three night stay in Dublin. I was travelling alone , the staff could not have been more helpful. Great security, key cards and cctc, rooms are small but really clean. Avalon's location is second to none - all main attractions are within walking distance. I would strongly reccommend Avalon.

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Anonymous
Not worth the money!
10 September 2002
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I have been to the Avalon recently. I had a twin room with ensuite shower and toilet. The bathroom was disgusting. It smelled like a wet towel after three weeks in the backpack. The breakfast is a joke. All you get is a paperbag with a muffin, a small yoghurt, a small package of orange-juice and a banana. Coffee is o.k. I payed about 75 Euro per night, which is by far too much. The location itself is ok. Most of the interesting places in Dublin are within walking distance. There is a bus stop close to the Avalon. Usually you get from there to the airport quite easy. In my case the busses didnt stop due to a sports event in town. I had to take a taxi to the airport for 28 Euro!

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Paul Roberts
Great hostel and great location!
4 September 2002
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I agree with Straw from Vancouver, Canada. I don't know if the other reviews are reviewing the same hostel but most of them are very much the opposite of what I experienced there just weeks ago. The only thing is that the hostel staff is not that great and not everything is explained to you. The computers are off limits after 1am or so and the staff is usually surfing porn on them after that and then rudely tell you that you can get something out of the vending machines, but the area is off limits after 1am. Globetrotters is by the far a better place to stay and very close to O'Connell St/Bridge, Trinity College and Temple Bar.

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Anonymous
a dump with the worst staff ever!
1 August 2002
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they screwed up our reservations. We had a room that shared a single bathroom with all others on the floor. Room had a broken window blowing cold air over my bunk, no heat in March and it was COLD!!! Bathroom was out of toilet paper - desk staff was rude and hostile and told us to find some ourselves from another bathroom on another floor. The "great breakfast" was a miserable stale muffin, warm yogurt - vegetarian breakfast - they just take out the yogurt! Go to Globetrotters!!!!

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niamh
Don't believe the hype!
23 July 2002
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Went there based on its top-5 hostel rating a few years ago. No wonder it fell off the list! I fully agree its a homeless shelter with a pretty good breakfast. (Most) staff were unhelpful and rude, stuffing up our booking, then double booking beds so 1 friend was kicked out of her bed at 3am (yes by a homeless guy!) Bathrooms were dirty and the showers TOO hot!! From other backpackers Globetrotters is the best. Avalon is a satisfactory hostel and not the worst ever - but not all it is said to be by the website!

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