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Reviews of Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel

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

86.4% Overall Rating

222 out of 240 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/04/2014)

Sandeep Madhav thinks…

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

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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 1.38
  • Towel USD 2.07

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Dublin?

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86.4%

Overall Rating

222 out of 240 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
76.8%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
93.6%
Value
84.0%
Safety
88.8%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good beds/rooms, clean. great location and friendly staff.

Disliked: interent doesnt reach rooms. Common room is too quiet because there is no music playing and everyone is on their computers using the internet... need to change it from feeling like a library.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly/helpful staff, extremely ideal location, great value, awesome people, everything you expect from a 5-star hostel

Disliked: Nothing, extremely pleased :)

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Giuseppe Maria D'Aucelli

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

07 January 2011 Giuseppe Maria would recommend this property

Liked: Everything perfect, I've had a wonderful time at Barnacles'. Located in the central area of Temple bar, crawling with irish culture and folklore... what else would you need? Thank you!

Disliked: Nothing, really.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

01 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is just awsome. I met great people there, had a lot of fun, no problems on sleeping time, and the people who works there are also so nice. Super clean, big kitchen, great information service, awsome location, everything was really good! I'd recommend for sure to other guests.

Disliked: The one thing i think people would dislike is the noise between 3 and 5 am. Since the hostel has a great location, around some of the best pubs in Dublin, it's a lot of drunk people making noise just above your window, but anyway, once i sleep i dont wake up, so it was not a problem for me. If you go to Dublin to have fun, that's the best place for sure, but if you go there and you have to sleep early everynight, maybe its not the best place.

91.4%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good hostel

Disliked: room was a little bit small

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really friendly and they even put on a free Christmas dinner for all the guests staying there! The location was AMAZING! Right in the middle of the Temple Bar area.

Disliked: The rooms were a bit small and there wasnt much room to put baggage.

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Kaitlin O'Neal

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 December 2010 Kaitlin would recommend this property

Liked: Loved how clean it was and the great staff. Also enjoyed that you had hot water for the showers and a perfect location

Disliked: Pillows were bad. Somewhat cold in building.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location and was very easy to access from the airport. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: the locker cages under the beds were not well aligned to the locks.

94.3%
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Jaclyn Bigler

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2010 Jaclyn would recommend this property

Liked: You can't beat the location at Barnacles, as it is directly in the heart of Temple Bar. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They offer an aiport pick up shuttle for only 7 Euros and collects you right outside the hostel door! The place is very secure and they make sure no outsiders are allowed in. I was also surprised at how quiet the room was considering all the bars that surround the place.

Disliked: Only bummer was that there was no elevator and we stayed on the very top floor.

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Alice Allick

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2010 Alice would recommend this property

Liked: The location is insane and the people working are very helpful in terms of giving recommendations, directions, etc. The beds are super comfortable as well and it's nice to have an individual shower for the 6 person room

Disliked: The only complaint I had was that the Pub Crawl wasn't worth the money, it's not like the other ones we've gone on where you get a beer or a shot where you go, they just pretty much take you to the bars

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Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best place to saty in Dublin and Galway.. I have to come back soon!!

Disliked: nothing

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Charlie Saunders

Alone

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

29 November 2010 Charlie would recommend this property

Liked: I loved everything about barnacles. its in a prime location for everything you want to do in dublin and it takes the longest 2mins walk home after a mad night in temple bar. the common areas are perfect for meeting people and everyone was super friendly and chillin. i will definately be staying there again.

Disliked: i disliked nothing.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

24 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: GREAT PLACE, GREAT PEOPLE

Disliked: N/A

94.3%
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Joakim Klevmo Hansen

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Romantic getaway

22 November 2010 Joakim Klevmo would recommend this property

Liked: The location, the staff, the price; Can definitely recommend this place.

Disliked: Wouldn't mind if they had turned the temperature up a notch (we visited in November.)

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Daniel Ryan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

17 November 2010 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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FERGUS O'HARA

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 November 2010 FERGUS would recommend this property

Liked: Stayed before, does what it says on the tin, ideal for weekends watching the Rugby and Soccer, who needs all the comforts of home when a bed and somewhere to wash is all that is needed!!

Disliked: The bathroom light switch was to the right of the door!!!!!!

82.9%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

09 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was the perfect location! The Temple Bar area is a little touristy, but it's not hard to walk the all the major attractions in the city. Also there's no curfew and there's always a staff member so you can get in and out whenever and checkout at 3 in the morning.

Disliked: Typical hostel things. If you stay in a room with 10 people there will the strangers there and chances are they will wake you up at some point. In that sense, you get what you pay for.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fabulous location, literally right next door to Temple Bar. The staff is on duty 24/7 and so helpful! The hostel provided so many options for things to do in and around dublin. I don't think I ever felt provided with so many things to do in a city I visited (a number of tours, sightseeing opportunities, and pub crawls). Included breakfast was good and community lounge was very nice.

Disliked: It was a little difficult having just one toilet and shower for 10 people in the dorm room.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The beds and the bathrooms were very nice

Disliked: The rooms were a bit small, but enough

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

27 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Breakfast Kitchen, it was dirty and old

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

Rosanna Saffell

With friends / other travellers

City break

30 August 2010 Rosanna would recommend this property

Liked: The location was perfect and the staff were really helpful.

Disliked: na

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

25 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice and helpful staff, clean rooms, comfy beds

Disliked: many under-bed lockers were unusable

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, awsome staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

20 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was great... good for storage and safety. right down from temple bar.... free wifi (although a little spacey at times, but fixed pretty promptly)

Disliked: the only thing would be the small charges for things like a lock, a towel or printing... but otherwise awesome

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, very friendly and helpful with booking of onward travels. Clean rooms, big cages under bed fir storing luggage, basic breakfast but free!

Disliked: I can only fault this hostel on one point and that is the freezing cold showers!!


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