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Reviews of Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel

Hostel | 19 Temple Lane South, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2

92.6% Overall Rating

283 out of 305 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/07/2015)

"The room was lovely and the bedding very clean and comfy. The breakfast was great and we loved the communal meal in the evening. The plug sockets and lights by each bed were great."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.10
  • Towel USD 1.65

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Dublin?

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92.6%

Overall Rating

283 out of 305 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel'

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91.2%
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88.8%
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88.8%
Staff
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Luke Hardy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2014 Luke would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities were great, as a first time stayer in a hostel i was pleasantly surprised!

Disliked: The rooms did get a little hot and stuffy at times, but it wasn't a big issue.

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Michelle Smerdon

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2014 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: Staff really friendly and location is excellent.

Disliked: Layout of hostel is a bit confusing!!

88.6%
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Joanne Burgess

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

08 September 2014 Joanne would recommend this property

Liked: The location is second to none. You literally couldn't sleep any closer to Temple Bar unless it was on the street! Rooms were clean, spacious, balcony overlooking Temple Bar street. Private bathroom which was clean and hot shower. Key card entry which made it safe and baggage storage when arriving/departing. Would recommend to any friends going to Dublin.

Disliked: The room only had a light at one end which did make it a little dark. The staff were good but a couple who weren't the friendliest. All hostels I stay in usually have a great vibe from young staff who are looking to help you, one blonde female member seemed a bit tired and stressed and wasn't very friendly. The dark haired Irish guy and English girl were awesome, we are all here to have fun and I appreciate a friendly reception!

57.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

31 August 2014

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Beds extremely unclean, the mattresses had many stains some large red patches . They charge to store your bag which is very cheap

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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

26 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are lovely very helpful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Adam Coker

Alone

City break

10 August 2014 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: Relatively spacious room. Personal lamps and power points by each bed. Private bathroom with hand soap. Free breakfast. Good wifi. Clean and tidy.

Disliked: Adam left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and great location.

Disliked: Lacking a blind on the velux

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was great, staff was very helpful and friendly, and the place had a comfortable, cleanly vibe.

Disliked: Rooms had no air conditioning.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

23 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and friendly staff.

Disliked: Very hot on the top floor even with windows open and there was a really loud noise from the roof like a generator that woke us up a few times in the night. Mentioned it to staff but didnt know what it was. will not affect all rooms.

94.3%
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Rachel Washington

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

20 July 2014 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the location of the hostel and also the staff were very friendly

Disliked: The room was too warm at night

71.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2014

Liked: The location was great, the rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable.

Disliked: During our one night stay there was a large group of French school children who occupied most of the first floor. This group was extremely loud and obnoxious, slamming doors, banging on doors and yelling in the hallways and their rooms extremely late into the night. Neither their treachers or the staff at the hostel attempted to quiet them down in order for the other guests to get some rest. Furthermore, the fire alarm went off four times during the night. All together my sleep at this hostel was without a doubt the worst sleep I have ever had in any hostel during my travels. Also, a word or warning, the hostel pre-authorized a $50 fee on my credit card before arrival as a bond without informing me in any way. This might be an issue for some who don't have large credit limits - still waiting for the charge to be canceled six days later...

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was excellent! Walking distance to great pubs and to the Main Street where you can get public transport. The room was on the small side but the beds were comfy and there was a place to lock up your valuables. Everything was kept clean.

Disliked: The room was a tad small and it was hard to get to the lockable trolley under my bed because it was in the corner of the room. But that's it!

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Nathan Nichols

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2014 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: Such a vibrant and enthusiastic hostel to meet like-minded travellers. Would definitely stay again if in Dublin. Right in the middle of the action and many convenient facilities and services on offer.

Disliked: I had to leave :(

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel.

Disliked: The rooms are too crowded with long term people.

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

Elizabeth Vonderahe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

13 June 2014 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: Big comfy bed

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

28 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The central location of this hostel is a great feature.

Disliked: Being centrally located also has its downsides though. In the middle of Temple Bar, the hostel is surrounded by some very active and loud bars. It can end up quite noisy in the evening starting around 9:30pm.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Callum Blackmore

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2014 Callum would recommend this property

Liked: Prime location and quite easy to find.

Disliked: Noisy at night, as expected though due to it's location.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

19 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The added rooms such as a kitchen and common room were a great feature to the hostel. The room we stayed in was fabulous, a good standard.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Wu Yan Li

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2014 Wu Yan would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities were clean, and it's very close to a lot of the major attractions.

Disliked: Because it was in the temple bar area there are a lot of bars and therefore it was quite noisy at night. Also, the windows didn't close properly.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

07 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: central location

Disliked: very few toilets, a bit cramped, rooms smelled of wet towels, toilet was extremely messy

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was awesome and the location is great.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Sandeep Madhav

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

23 April 2014 Sandeep would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent atmosphere in the common room, brilliant for drinking games. Great wifi that is free and the receptionist is hot!!

Disliked: Room is a little small.

71.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Christopher Clasen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 April 2014 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: Christopher left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

19 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location in Temple Bar and easily accessible from the airport, very helpful staff and all the amenities we needed!

Disliked: Because of its central location, it's loud at night

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable beds. Not much noise. Good bathrooms in the rooms.

Disliked: Loved it all.


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