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Reviews of Avalon House

Hostel | 55 Aungier Street, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2

86.3% Overall Rating

977 out of 1079 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/04/2015)

Rachel Moore thinks…

"The location is good, it's in walking distance to all attractions, nightlife, shopping and the bus to the airport stops right outside. The hostel does free walking tours around Dublin and they have…"

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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 2.24

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and cannot share dormitories. Check-in: 2pm. Check-out: 10am. Guests must show a valid form of photo ID to check in (passport, national ID, drivers license). All major credit cards accepted. Any cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the arrival date. Failure to do so will result in a charge of the price of the first nights stay. All bed linen provided free of charge. Towels for rent for 2 Euro.

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86.3%

Overall Rating

977 out of 1079 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Avalon House'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
89.6%
Value
86.4%
Safety
89.6%
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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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
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.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 June 2013

Liked: in the center, lockers available

Disliked: mixed bathrooms only two bikes availabe (not very high quality)

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

Nathan Ortiz Klassmann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 May 2013 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff nice big hostel

Disliked: No lockers in the room and a bit dirty in the common área and showers

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

01 May 2013

Liked: Location

Disliked: It wasn't too clean.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best part about this hostel was the location. You could walk to any of the best tourist locations in a reasonable amount of time (most were under 10 minutes, or between 15 and 20). The area was really clean and the security system made it feel really safe. Having lockers for your luggage was a plus, but I was hardly worried about anything happening.

Disliked: I really enjoy going to hostels where I meet other people and get to make international friends - but this hostel was not at all conducive to meeting people. In fact, I didn't say more than "hi" to anyone in the building, and I usually leave hostels knowing many people. It could be the way it was set up, or that it was just too big of a hostel, but that's my biggest downside.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very central and the prices are good for what is offered.

Disliked: The shower is not always hot. There is no option to change the temperature; just one button. You get what you get. You can hear the noise from the hallways pretty loud in your room. This is not a problem if your neighbors are not too noisy.

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

Gerfried Wutscher

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2013 Gerfried would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly, helpful staff and all time available. Good atmosphere - perfect to meet new people. Rooms for this price pretty ok!

Disliked: Gerfried left no negative feedback.


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