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Reviews of Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel

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

89.7% Overall Rating

247 out of 268 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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89.7%

Overall Rating

247 out of 268 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
90.4%
Safety
94.4%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

youyeon kim

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 October 2013 youyeon would recommend this property

Liked: I think this hostels is a little noise....

Disliked: youyeon left no negative feedback.

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

Kaleigh Russenberger

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2013 Kaleigh would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was amazing. Meet some really cool people and the staff was young and helpful

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

21 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The closeness to pubs.

Disliked: The noise from the surrounding buildings.

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

Laura Nelson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

20 July 2013

Liked: Really good location, right in Temple Bar. 24 hour reception was good.

Disliked: The rooms were quite small.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great. Very central, literally next to Temple Bar.

Disliked: The shower in the bathroom had no door or curtain so the bathroom got soaked once one person showered which is unpleasant if you use the bathroom after that. Also they could use fans/ventilation in the bathroom since we couldn't change the water temperature and it was hot water the room became stuffy after someone showered.

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

Mark Aston

Alone

Events / festivals

10 July 2013 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: It is what it is!

Disliked: Mark left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

29 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Overall really nice place

Disliked: N/A

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

Customer review

Alone

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

26 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location was great! right on the middle of Temple Bar. rooms were great you have your own locker and bathroom was okay.

Disliked: they close the living room or common area very early, so i had to stay in the corridor to have wifi conection.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

24 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Clean and tidy.

Disliked: N/A

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

24 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to night life. Great vaalue for money.

Disliked: N/A

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

Elizabeth Kupiecki

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2013 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel had an amazing location and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The ensuite bathroom was cleaned daily; the breakfast (toast and juice) was spare, but quite good.

Disliked: Unlike the description, towels are not provided, but can be rented. The floors/walls in the common areas were dirty. The WiFi only works well in the kitchen and common room which are not always open (closing at midnight).

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

17 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location, free walking tour and hostel pub crawl

Disliked: Room was a bit damp

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location! Very friendly and helpful staff. Had secure lockers for your things.

Disliked: If you are a night owl this place is perfect, but if you plan on going to bed before 2am, well with all of the street noise you will have a hard time falling asleep. The location has its pros and cons.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Most staff quite nice, good security, excellent location

Disliked: Wi-Fi was sporadic in rooms (constant in common areas), if your room faces the street you can have noise and wafting smoke from the smokers outside Temple Bar

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Forrest Crawford

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

06 June 2013 Forrest would recommend this property

Liked: Absolutely amazing location right next to Temple Bar in the heart of Dublin. good security and value.

Disliked: Left luggage was too small for the number of bags they had in there. Shower was musty and water pressure was too high. Breakfast in the morning had multiple loaves of moldy bread. Would be nice for WiFi to reach bedrooms.

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

Teo Yong Sheng

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2013 Teo would recommend this property

Liked: The location is really good in temple bar, just a stone throw away from all the nice pubs around. Also, the staff are really friendly in helping me print documents and all the nonsense. thumbs up!

Disliked: The wifi is really unstable and gets d/c pretty often. Also, they have strict rules about booking in at 2.30pm and not anytime before that, unlike other hostels which are more flexible on that.

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

Anja Vujnovic

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 May 2013 Anja would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is located in the city center and it is very easy to find. All the staff members were vey nice and helpfull. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. The athmosphere in the hotel is real good and I felt safe.

Disliked: Anja left no negative feedback.

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

Christopher Borders

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2013

Liked: Comfortable bed and friendly/helpful staff.

Disliked: A) Horrible internet. B) One shower was hot but another was luke warm at best. C) When they say light breakfast, they mean REALLY light. Slices of cheap bread with jam/butter and juice/coffee. Lightest breakfast I've had at a hostel that served anything. D) This is the only hostel I've been in where you can't have a visitor in the common area. And similarly, this means you are basically kicked out of the hostel after check-out. E) Very noisy due to being at the Temple Bar. Even at two or three in the morning. Probably not a problem unless you get a bed next to the window like I did, but it made it pretty difficult to sleep.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good Location, clean and friendly staff

Disliked: They hold some money from my credit card before I checked in and didn't let me know of that fact.

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

Chelsea Carpenter

Alone

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

14 May 2013 Chelsea would recommend this property

Liked: Big beds and rooms, nice closet and mirror in room.

Disliked: COLD SHOWERS!!

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

Christiane Casey

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2013 Christiane would recommend this property

Liked: great location for sightseeing and pubs

Disliked: messy kitchen, very disorganized

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location, staff, and price

Disliked: very touristy area

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

Matthew Shoot

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2013 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: The location, staff, and guest who stayed there. Overall, really cool!

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa

25 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Staff, Safe

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff.

Disliked: There was little space in the rooms.


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