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Reviews of Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel

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

90.1% Overall Rating

260 out of 281 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/02/2015)

Danielle Adams thinks…

"Very clean and well-kept. Staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Fantastic location right in the centre of Temple Bar. Plug socket was in a good place in relation to the mirror which a lot…"

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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 1.14
  • Towel USD 1.70

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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90.1%

Overall Rating

260 out of 281 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
92.8%
Value
91.2%
Safety
93.6%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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.

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

Matthew Mason

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2013 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Great central location in the Temple Bar district, and great value for money!

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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.


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