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Reviews of Barnacles Temple Bar House Dublin Hostel

19 Temple Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 86%

Location 98%

Safety 95%

Staff 94%

Value 89%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVDs
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • PlayStation
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room 1.06USD
  • Towel 1.59USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Dublin?

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Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 86%

Location 98%

Safety 95%

Staff 94%

Value 89%

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71% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The location was great, the rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable.

Disliked: During our one night stay there was a large group of French school children who occupied most of the first floor. This group was extremely loud and obnoxious, slamming doors, banging on doors and yelling in the hallways and their rooms extremely late into the night. Neither their treachers or the staff at the hostel attempted to quiet them down in order for the other guests to get some rest. Furthermore, the fire alarm went off four times during the night. All together my sleep at this hostel was without a doubt the worst sleep I have ever had in any hostel during my travels.Also, a word or warning, the hostel pre-authorized a $50 fee on my credit card before arrival as a bond without informing me in any way. This might be an issue for some who don't have large credit limits - still waiting for the charge to be canceled six days later...

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location in behind the Temple Bar.

Disliked: As it was summer, we had to sleep with the windows open and could hear the music and people at the Temple Bar (I'm assuming).

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Such a vibrant and enthusiastic hostel to meet like-minded travellers. Would definitely stay again if in Dublin. Right in the middle of the action and many convenient facilities and services on offer.

Disliked: I had to leave :(

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The location was excellent! Walking distance to great pubs and to the Main Street where you can get public transport. The room was on the small side but the beds were comfy and there was a place to lock up your valuables. Everything was kept clean.

Disliked: The room was a tad small and it was hard to get to the lockable trolley under my bed because it was in the corner of the room. But that's it!

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Big comfy bed

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good hostel.

Disliked: The rooms are too crowded with long term people.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: The central location of this hostel is a great feature.

Disliked: Being centrally located also has its downsides though. In the middle of Temple Bar, the hostel is surrounded by some very active and loud bars. It can end up quite noisy in the evening starting around 9:30pm.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The added rooms such as a kitchen and common room were a great feature to the hostel. The room we stayed in was fabulous, a good standard.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 May 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Prime location and quite easy to find.

Disliked: Noisy at night, as expected though due to it's location.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The facilities were clean, and it's very close to a lot of the major attractions.

Disliked: Because it was in the temple bar area there are a lot of bars and therefore it was quite noisy at night. Also, the windows didn't close properly.

Customer would recommend this property

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