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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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68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

21 May 2011

Liked: location, staff

Disliked: The building needs total renovation and the rooms are incredibly basic, with poor security. It feels like a very cheap dorm. Standards are extremely low.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Nathan Garcia

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2011

Liked: free breakfast, full kitchen, airport shuttle pickup

Disliked: kitchen was dirty, toilet & showers had bad lighting, taps in shower were not constant with water flow, wifi was slow, atmosphere was not lively

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

Tim Brunty

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 May 2011 Tim would recommend this property

Liked: The Large kitchen and dining room was very nice. Several people were able to cook at once.

Disliked: There was a loud echo in the pipes whenever the folks in the room next to me used the sink. They have the pushbutton style valves on all the faucets, and I think one of them shuts off the water too quickly the pressure causes a load bang and reverberation

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, reasonably priced and free internet.

Disliked: coffee at breakfast really terrible. I should have upgraded.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very cool and helpfulness, the location, close to the center of Dublin is excellent, it's clean and safe. I recommend the AVALON House to everyone!

Disliked: Nothing.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Belinda Rovetto

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

01 May 2011 Belinda would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great! Staff are very helpful. Everything was clean.

Disliked: Could do with new mattress protectors on bed as the ones that were on the bed were very worn out. A piece of fruit with breakfast would be good.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, facilities, good breakfast, good internet, comfy beds

Disliked: noisy water taps, cleaning kitchen at night by the staff and making lots of noise

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

22 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: In Avalon House one can find an easy going atmosphere and friendly staff. The living room is accessorized and there are always people playing table tennis, pool or just chatting on the sofa and listening the good music put up by the staff. Furthermore the hostel is in the very center of the city and easy to reach from the airport with the bus 16A (i appreciated the refund of the ticket offered by the hostel) or at anytime with an aircoach that picks you up in front of the hostel.

Disliked: Nothing remarkable that i disliked

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gerard Rosell Saldaña

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

21 April 2011 Gerard would recommend this property

Liked: The situation, the people, the music, free wifi (and pc's), fantastic bar to stay, licing room...

Disliked: Great place to stay, next to the city centre, the staff helps you and recommend sites to visit, good music, a bigggg kitchen.... Really a good place!!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sierra Hartlaub

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 April 2011 Sierra would recommend this property

Liked: fantastic staff, good location and very easy to get a good idea of the city

Disliked: mediocre breakfast, but still worth the money

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

MARIANE AMANO

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2011 MARIANE would recommend this property

Liked: all the facilities.

Disliked: poor breakfast, no fruits at all.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: HELPFULNNESS OF THE STAFF, FUN PLACE TO BE

Disliked: BATHROOM IS HORRIBLE, AND THERE'S ONLY ONE SHEET ON THE BED!!!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: hostel is very big and a nice place to stay.

Disliked: none.

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

Brandon Cronin

Alone

Events / festivals

16 March 2011 Brandon would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Loud pipe noises during the night

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

14 March 2011

Liked: no coments

Disliked: no coments

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We had excellent service and the room was value for money with a simple breakfast included. We liked the location as it was in the city but not directly in the night-life. We have stayed in places in Temple Bar before and couldn't get to sleep due to the noise outside until 5am.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location, the facilities that were available and it was a fun place to meet people.

Disliked: Everything was fine. The only thing I had a problem with was the friendliness of the staff. As helpful as they were whenever I needed anything, I thought they were not very friendly about it, in fact they were more friendly with the other tourists who spoke their native language (french). I would expect hostel staff to be a lot friendlier with people who are staying there, especially that people from all countries and walks of life will turn up.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Seth Anspach

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2011

Liked: Location

Disliked: Not a social atmosphere. Didn't seem to have a good place to hang out. No lockers in the room (the only lockers were on the ground floor).

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: The cleningness could be better.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There are free computer and internet can use and there 's a kitchen which is good. I lived in a single private room with a shared bathroom. The room is valuable for the cheap price and it's clean.

Disliked: The bed I slept is not comfortable caz it's not flat. it need to change to a new one. but it doesn't matter if you are too tired.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

16 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Skype "Feather" Phone was very nice, basically all rules seems to be based on common grounds for being togehter rather than from an authoritative point of view. Was like all pulling together to make the experience the best, seems to work great. Also, reducing costs of maintenance, administration etc. by using unisex washroms, toilets, guestrooms etc. was no problem at all. And all that for a very reasonable price!

Disliked: Nothing so far!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location! 5 minutes away from temple bar area and near mayor shopping area and lots of pubs. Nice people at the room, every night we had a cool party in the room, guess it would be bad if you want to sleep....

Disliked: The internet was kinda sloooooooow, it was impossible to make skype calls sometimes. Breakfast was simple, oatmeal, milk, orange juice but hey it was free!!! Dont know why but even thought its 6am you can hear lots of music!!! but when you go out to find the party nobody is playing anything, weird.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

08 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Price

Disliked: you cannot reguate the temperature of the shower. Sometimes water is too hot! Breakfast is very poor!

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

darcy stevens

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 January 2011 darcy would recommend this property

Liked: Inexpensive place to stay, also attached to a cafe with good coffee

Disliked: The rooms are very small, and have about twice as many beds as you would normally find in a room. Very uncomfortable beds, at 6 feet tall, the beds were too short. While not far from the main attractions, it is a good 15-20 minute walk to the Temple Bar area. They seemed to mostly host groups of travelers, making a pour atmosphere for meeting others.

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

Craig Savage

With my spouse / partner

City break

13 January 2011 Craig would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, has everything you need

Disliked: Private 2 person room was tiny!


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