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Reviews of Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel

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

91.3% Overall Rating

266 out of 287 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/03/2015)

Wanderson Pinto dos Santos thinks…

"Stayed for St. Patrick's day. Awesome hostel. Pretty close to main city tourist points."

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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 1.09
  • Towel USD 1.63

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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91.3%

Overall Rating

266 out of 287 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
93.6%
Value
91.2%
Safety
93.6%
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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%
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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.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the common rooms - kitchen, living room, ... And yes it is in tge middle of temple bar so rather loud from the streets but my room had really good windows so that didn't matter. Our bathroom lookes like it is brand new!!

Disliked: Nothing really!

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

Felicity Holloway

With my spouse / partner

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

07 April 2013 Felicity would recommend this property

Liked: clean and close to everything. Staff were friendly!

Disliked: 4 bed dorm is quite little and crammed!

100.0%
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Laura Matthews

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 April 2013 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Location was fantastic. Right in the heart of temple bar!

Disliked: Laura 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

22 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I was here for St Paddy's day! It was great hostel the staff were super nice and very security concious.

Disliked: nothing.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, luggage storage, availability of private rooms, friendly staff

Disliked: "breakfast" is just toast.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff Clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Katherine Lawrence

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

04 March 2013 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: Proximintiey to everything, staff were really nice and helpful, rooms were nice too

Disliked: Katherine left no negative feedback.

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

John Eubanks

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 February 2013 John would recommend this property

Liked: Best hot shower and water pressure I've ever had in a hostel. Reading light and two electrical outlets per bed. Location fantastic. And though the bathroom floor got wet for lack of a shower curtain, they at least left a towel so you could dry it up. Good kitchen and good blanket to fight the cold. The place was pretty quiet since it's low season so I slept like a baby.

Disliked: I didn't really meet anybody, but I look a lot like the elephant man so I was just happy nobody stared. The wifi was a bit inconsistent but I didn't come to Dublin to use my computer. There were no real drawbacks to the place.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

19 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, nice atmosphere, great location. All round decent and honest sort of place.

Disliked: Nothing.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Stephanie Rodriguez

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 January 2013 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: it was nice to stay there, its has a perfect location, the staff is nice

Disliked: its not clean enough

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: awesome

Disliked: nothing

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

Andrea Chong

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 January 2013 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location to Dublin city centre. Nice Irish restaurants around the area. Near the station which has the bus service that goes to the airport.

Disliked: Was very noisy as it was situated right at temple bar. Some of the residents were very rowdy and disturbed our rest at night by constantly banging on the door and shouting within the building.


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