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Reviews of Avalon House

Hostel | 55 Aungier Street, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2

83.9% Overall Rating

970 out of 1072 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/09/2014)

"excellent location! very close to city centre/all amenities. also very helpful & friendly staff."

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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 2.19

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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83.9%

Overall Rating

970 out of 1072 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Avalon House'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
89.6%
Value
84.0%
Safety
84.0%
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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!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

06 January 2011

Liked: Really easy to get to; bus stop is just across the road. Also refunded our bus tickets. The staff were very helpful. The breakfast was good. Location was also really convenient for the price, everything is walking distance even the Guinness factory. Good, friendly atmosphere.

Disliked: There is a large window above every door that lets a lot of light in the room at night - take an eyemask with you! The room stays completely light all night because the lights in the corridor stay on which is really annoying!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere

Disliked: the shower

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

Elena Sinisi

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2011 Elena would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff and great atmosphere. The hostel is located at walking distance from the city centre e from the main sighseeing and amenities.

Disliked: Nothing really

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: excellent location, free wifi

Disliked: small room, common shower although never seen a queue there. Wifi connection wasn't perfect all the time

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

Catherine Bourgault

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 December 2010 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: very confortable bed. Good breakfast included and staff is helpful and really nice.

Disliked: There was noise outside below our window and in the hall because of our neighbors. It was 4h in the morning and they ran in the hall and talking loud.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

08 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great private rooms

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Was a great location if you are traveling from the Airport on Bus. You really have to know the streets to follow along on the bus as the bus doesn't announce any stop along the way. Love the character of the house.

Disliked: I wouldn't get a bed in the 4 bedrooms as it too tight especially if you are alone traveler with a group in the room.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

19 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful and friendly staff. Nice coffee next door!

Disliked: Room very loud and not nice at all. Shower very bad. But okey. Would recommend it only for people who only want to go for party and drinks.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 November 2010

Liked: Staff were helpful, breakfast was grand

Disliked: Rooms were very small, showers and toilets a bit rough and dirty looking

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

02 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location near Dublins night spots! Good security!

Disliked: Not much!


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