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Reviews of Avalon House

Hostel | 55 Aungier Street, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2

89.9% Overall Rating

943 out of 1044 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/07/2014)

"The location is nice , close to many restaurants and bar. Toilet and room are generally clean."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.68

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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89.9%

Overall Rating

943 out of 1044 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Avalon House'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
93.6%
Value
88.8%
Safety
92.8%
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Emily Muscroft

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 March 2014 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable beds, free breakfast

Disliked: Only one outlet for a 12 person dorm

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff.and their willingness to assist.

Disliked: No alarm clocks available.

100.0%
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Beverley Crook

Alone

Visiting friends or family

11 March 2014 Beverley would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were so helpful and friendly, particularly the reception staff, who went the extra mile to help me! They made all the difference to the stay. The location was only a 5 minute walk from the city centre. Received a free room upgrade. Was very happy with the upgrade!

Disliked: The breakfast was quite basic but they added unexpected extras like chocolate spread, honey and hot chocolate!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

11 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Nothing

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

27 February 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: Always problems with hot water at the shower. Not much atmosphere going on.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 February 2014

Liked: Solid wifi connection.

Disliked: It was disgusting.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

13 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Private room is still one of the best deals in Dublin. May it never perish.

Disliked: Cold showers

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

10 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great customer service and I'ts great that you have a bar inside food is safe

Disliked: expensive during weekends

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Rita Maldonado

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2014 Rita would recommend this property

Liked: The location.

Disliked: The bedroom (at least the one I stayed in) was way too small for so many people, and was always stinking. Taking a hot water shower was a matter of luck, and I managed to do so only 1 in 5 attempts. The staff was nice, but not particularly helpful. The hostel misses character.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Naiade Rufino Silva

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2014 Naiade would recommend this property

Liked: Plain breakfast included, cool staff, excellent location (close to temple bar, center located), full equipped kitchen

Disliked: Slow elevator (I think it is an Irish problem), small room, poor atmosphere.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

29 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great big room, no street noise, comfy bunk beds, great location, very central, helpful staff, great value for money!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

06 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The property is clean, tidy & well-presented. It is well situated close to the city centre. I was only staying 1 night & for 20 euros it was good value for money. I would recommend it to friends at that price but no higher. Overall a vgood experience.

Disliked: The room was chilly & I could find no sign of heat even though it was December. No chair in room even though there was a desk & desklamp. No glass (plastic or otherwise) to rinse after cleaning teeth. The individual toilet cubicles would have benefited from a toilet-brush. The free breakfast was very poor, consisting mostly of tea/coffee, bread & jam. No orange juice, no cornflakes, no marmalade, no fruit - you get what you pay for & in this case it amounted IMHO to very little. This is especially disappointing when there is a fully functioning cafe alongside the hostel.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

04 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location in the city centre is good, and the hostel is in an area without much noises. On the other hand, the service and the attention is good in general.

Disliked: everything was good

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location which is close to city centre, such as Grafton street and Temple bar

Disliked: Broken lamp

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Richard Duckworth

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 November 2013 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very nice

Disliked: Showers are weird, hot /cold mixer not working properly

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

VIKTORIIA KOROL

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 October 2013 VIKTORIIA would recommend this property

Liked: I was exly lucky to be here on a low season, so, instead of having a bed in a 12 bed room with shared facilities, I stayed alone in a 4bed room ensuite :)

Disliked: No lockers in the rooms

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Vast kitchen, good staff, not too far from Temple Bar (10 minutes walk). Hostel was clean and safe. Had no problem with wifi.

Disliked: Poor sound proofing, lots of humidity in the room.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gaël GONZALEZ

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

07 October 2013 Gaël would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, pretty calm.

Disliked: Hard to dry something: no heater, the dryer in the laundry is useless...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

03 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were friendly. There were 3 computers in the common area that could be used for free.

Disliked: It is not very far from the city centre, but its not really in the centre, its about a 10 minute walk to temple bar. It is in a slightly noisy/rough area.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

29 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lively youthful atmosphere; friendly helpful staff

Disliked: Toilets were really dirty....

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Derek Weng

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2013 Derek would recommend this property

Liked: Despite its massive hotel-like quality, Avalon House does a pretty great job of keeping facilites clean and friendly. My bed was immaculately clean, as were the sheets. The bathroom is roomy, unisex, and has a lot if shower stalls. The staff tries to be helpful and the guests were all pleasant and polite. The location is strikes a perfect balance of being in walking distance but far fromk the craziness of Dublin night life. Overall, the hostel is well designed and higly functional.

Disliked: Would be nice to provide free locker/storage options.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Kolby St Germain

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2013 Kolby would recommend this property

Liked: The Avalon house has a pretty decent breakfast in the morning and it is connected to a Coffee house so if you wanted something more you could get it. The rooms were fairly clean and the facilities were well stocked.

Disliked: When we arrived we were told we would have to switch rooms even though we were only staying 2 nights. Fortunately we were compensated with a free small Irish breakfast in the morning. The showers were push showers which is sort of inconvenient, however, you see this pretty regularly at hostels.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals

29 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location, bus stop in front of hostel. Friendly staff helped with problems as well. Enough showers with warm water. Clean room.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect, many attractions can be reached on foot. The bus stop to the airport is like 20 meter walk from the hostel door. My room was small but clean. There is a basic breakfast given, and also supper some evenings.

Disliked: It was very noisy, they were building something on the corridor, drilling all the time and shouting, even very late. My room was very small, like double size of a bed. No coffee at breakfast! :(

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Shelley Huebner

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2013

Liked: Avalon House is clean enough, the staff helpful, pretty good location.

Disliked: This hostel needs major renovations, huge mould problem, generally run down.


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