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Reviews of Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel

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

90.1% Overall Rating

248 out of 269 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/09/2014)

Luke Hardy thinks…

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

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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 1.27
  • Towel USD 1.90

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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90.1%

Overall Rating

248 out of 269 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
92.0%
Value
90.4%
Safety
94.4%
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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.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were excellent, perfect location and there was a great atmosphere.

Disliked: The wifi facility is not available in the rooms which was inconvenient at night when the common areas were locked and the bathroom facilities could do with some rennovation.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I love the common room and the rooms themselves, they felt very cozy. It was very pleasant looking.

Disliked: I would've liked more bathrooms, but it was fine.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Jean-Etienne Verrot

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 April 2014

Liked: Its location.

Disliked: I had to take cold showers both days. The hot water/coffee/tea machine didn't work for breakfast The shared toilets were durty I was charged 1,5€ for borrowing a plug adaptator that was promoted as free of charge

100.0%
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Niki Heden

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 April 2014 Niki would recommend this property

Liked: The receptionist girl from Seattle was a sweetheart, I felt truly welcome and got all the information I needed without having to ask for anything. Clean, cosy and nice room, comfortable bed, touristy and fun location, informative, etc etc.

Disliked: Can't think of anything. Well, maybe it would be nice to have wifi in the rooms.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Bruna Mayer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2014 Bruna would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and the staff is very friendly. It's a great place to come back to after a night out in Dublin.

Disliked: The rooms were crowded and I barely had enough space to open my bag. It can be very nosy, at night, or in the common areas

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

07 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Couldn't get a better location, comfortable beds, clean and secure. Overall great hostel.

Disliked: Only thing I could think of was the wifi didn't reach our room.

94.3%
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Leanne Eastoll

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 March 2014 Leanne would recommend this property

Liked: Loved how close it was to temple bar, how cheap it was, and the staff were really helpful!

Disliked: Didnt get a towel

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

27 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's location!

Disliked: Nothing.

94.3%
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Samantha Ward

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 February 2014 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Felt very secure, was clean and great kitchen and chill out areas.

Disliked: Breakfast was only toast. I was expecting the option of cereal, as someone who can't eat Gluten I was expecting to have something for breakfast and didn't. If you can't provide cereal maybe just specify what is available for breakfast.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and great location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

01 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great bed. amazing bed. phenomenal bed. so comfortable! This is a great hostel. the staff are very helpful. the location is amazing - right in the middle of all the night life. Super markets and convenience stores are close too. There is a great common and kitchen area for chilling out. Though there is not much of a party atmosphere in the hostel (nothing organised) - all the pubs and pubcrawls are just outside!

Disliked: i kept missing the breakfast - should be an all day thing ;)

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

Lachlan Payne

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 January 2014

Liked: Location, friendly staff

Disliked: No atmosphere, wifi is really slow, lift in room doesn't work, loud at night, lockers require you to hire a padlock

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

28 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I have been to many hostels in Dublin and I believe that this is the best one. The position allows you to stay in to the city centre, the environment is very friendly and also the place is very clean.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

16 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly staff and good security on the door.

Disliked: Not all the lockers in the room work, didn't feel safe leaving anything there but you could leave your valuables in reception for a small price.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location could not be better. Staff are amazingly helpful. The hostel looks new, trendy and clean. Good value for money.

Disliked: My room was close to the kitchen so very noisy in the corridor when trying to sleep. Shower was so powerful that hurt our body, and the water flooded the bathroom but cleaners sorted it out every day.

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

Sophie Hayman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

01 December 2013 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: I have stayed in other hostels in Dublin before, and even though I was only here for two nights.. this hostel is by far the best. Really friendly staff, clean dorms, cosy common room (where you can easily meet other people) and best of all was the location (it's literally just up the road from Temple Bar). Will definitely come to stay here again!

Disliked: Sophie left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

01 December 2013

Liked: I really enjoyed the location of this hostel. The price was very good in regards to that aspect. I loved that the hostel has a sort of travel or information desk that hooks you up with tours and activities. Having a bathroom in the room is nice, and free breakfast.

Disliked: Internet is terribly slow. Just don't even bother unless it's like 7 am and everyone's asleep. "Breakfast" (while it's nice that they offer it!) is toast.. Don't be too excited. Hot water off and on (they were having problems with the boiler to be fair, but didn't put a notice up until second day). Staff isn't terribly friendly or approachable besides one guy. The bathroom in the room (again, amazing that their is one) was terrible. The water shoots out At an unbelievable speed and then it shoots out at the wall so you have to keep the door closed but then to get in you have to squeeze between the toilet and the other door, thereby, pushing the other door at least a little Open and getting water everywhere. The floor was filled with standing water. There wasnt a towel or mat to absorb it, and the whole bathroom smelled musty. The handle to the toilet was broken off, and the door handle to the bathroom itself was coming off. The floor in the room itself was really dirty and the sheets were clean, but had a slight body odor or sweaty smell to them (as did the whole room, but that may have been out roommates more than the hostel). This is not the hostels fault but a warning: if you stay in room 109-108 the kitchen is right next to it and people will be in there until midnight blasting music and being really loud, which is fine and not against the rules I guess, just good to know if it's hard for you to sleep and you sleep early.

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

Falk Hauptmann

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 November 2013 Falk would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel would stay there again.

Disliked: The Wi-Fi there is a bad joke 2 tabs at the time and it takes 10 seconds to load Google...

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

Ellen McGhee

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 November 2013 Ellen would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast and location

Disliked: Very small bedroom

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

Ian Mcgregor

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

14 November 2013 Ian would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff great location and no real noise

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 November 2013

Liked: Central location, friendly staff, lounge and kitchen were okay.

Disliked: Rooms were cold, towels not included as advertised. Bathrooms small, never could get a hot shower only cold water. Rooms very cramped.

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

Linnea Rauen

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 November 2013 Linnea would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Despite being in the noisy and busy Temple Bar area, my 10-person room was quiet at night and as a light sleeper, I slept fine. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hostel was clean and safe, the guests in the room were considerate of others. There were outlets next to every bed.

Disliked: The only downside was that there was only internet access in the kitchen or common room, not in the bedrooms, and this was not clearly stated when I booked.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location - right in the thick of the action for a night out. Plenty of hot water, secure access with keycards. Cages underneath bed in dorms.

Disliked: Beds and linen was pretty tired and old - not too comfortable. Wi-fi is only available in the kitchen and common rooms. Some staff a little in-different.


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