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Reviews of Isaacs Hostel

Hostel | 2-5 Frenchmans Lane, Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland D1

83.8% Overall Rating

1070 out of 1378 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/11/2013)

"Access to kitchen was nice, staff suggestions were great and it was in a pretty decent location."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 2.77
  • Towel USD 2.77

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Families travelling with children under the age of 16 are required to book private rooms

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Dublin?

Contact us directly

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83.8%

Overall Rating

1070 out of 1378 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Isaacs Hostel'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
79.2%
Safety
82.4%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is awesome

Disliked: not enough Toilet & is weird, water not hot

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

09 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location, atmosphere, friendly staff and all the services on offer (guided tour, movie nights, pub crawls, pool, board games, etc.) were a definite PLUS.

Disliked: The cold showers whether you use them early or not, and the heating being a bit too high to our taste.

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

Andrew McKay

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 April 2012 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: the people, atmosphere

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

02 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Basically what you would expect from a hostel. Clean. Breakfast ain't much but better than nothing (cornflakes, toast, juice/coffee). Bathrooms very clean in contrast to some older posts. Staff seemed friendly enough to me. Tip: Instead of paying 6 euros for the aerobus or whatever from the airport, take the 41 dublin city bus from the airport for 2.65 euros to LAS stop (little abbey street?) and walk 1.5 blocks.

Disliked: Train rumbles by until about 1am. Can be an issue I guess. Have to pay for locker.

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

Renata Priscilla Taveiros Ferreira

Alone

Partying / nightlife

02 April 2012 Renata Priscilla would recommend this property

Liked: I just stayed there 1 night, but I would stay there again!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Andrew Thorburn

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 March 2012 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent, 5 minutes walk from O'Connell Street and 10 minutes from Temple Bar. Also very easy to find when arriving in the city from the Airport. A Clean and Safe hostel with a hearty breakfast every morning and most conveniently free WiFi. A lovely basement with various activities.

Disliked: The beds are a bit creaky and matreses are a bit thin.

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

Luca Bella

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 March 2012 Luca would recommend this property

Liked: location, staff, people

Disliked: Luca left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

FABIO MATIAS RODRIGUES

With my spouse / partner

City break

28 November 2011 FABIO MATIAS would recommend this property

Liked: staff very indifferent for all the info's asked.the onl one very nice was the guy in the 7:30 - 15:30 shift, very helpful and great serving people

Disliked: at night staff , very unhelpful, not informing properly anything...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast and lots of great deals on tours, etc.

Disliked: There was a rail line directly outside my room's window. The sound of the train passing every few minutes was disruptive.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011

Liked: Location. You can get to O'Connelly St. in about 5 minutes, Busaras bus station is about 2 minutes away and getting to the Temple Bar area is about 10 minutes walking. Also,

Disliked: No hot water, the floor felt like it was going to cave in at any moment, the beds were stiff and the bunks squeaked so much you could wake up the neighbors. The shared bathrooms were a bit dirty. Also, some of the staff members acted like they were too busy to help. The breakfast could have been better and getting your breakfast was very disorganized since it's in a commercial kitchen.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The 'common room' was a very lively place that allowed me to meet other people and the bar garden was a great place to get cheap beer and Guinness with music. Good facilities and breakfasts. Helpful staff and rooms with key card access only.

Disliked: Some rooms are adjacent to a tram line that makes quite a bit of noise until 11pm and starts again at around 7am, so can be quite annoying.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, comfortable beds, good breakfast and coffee, helpful staff.

Disliked: Not enough sinks in the girls bathroom, no topsheet for beds, lockers should be in rooms, not in the basement. Wasn't bad, just wasn't great.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

13 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: hot temperature in room

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break

11 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Large hostel with some character. Rooms were relatively noisy as it is a happening neighbourhood.

Disliked: Housekeepers cleaned room and removed items whilst cleaning my bed. But fortunately they were recorded and stored in lost properly.

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

Joachim Doll

Alone

City break

09 October 2011 Joachim would recommend this property

Liked: Central, friendly, have a good meeting room and had a nice barbeque. Good value

Disliked: No lockers in rooms, a very loud young crowd doing party at the floors in front of the room in 3rd floor waked all up. Nobody cared about that and it lasted long.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2011

Liked: It was a pretty good location, only a few minutes walk from the center of town

Disliked: They didn't wash the doona covers. We watched them just remake the bed without washing them for new people to sleep in and also the kitchen wasn't very clean.

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

Laura Grashorn

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 September 2011 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: BBQ garden, great atmospere

Disliked: people stealing food form the kitchen, people hanging around even if they did not live there

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and helpful. Loved the cheap beer in the beer garden, great atmosphere and easy to meet people. The hostel also organises events like BBQ, walking tour and pub crawl. Nice, clean rooms, late checkout too.

Disliked: Breakfast finishes at 9:30, too early! And the showers are like prison showers; you have to push the button on the shower every 5 seconds, water flows from the top to bottom and there is nowhere to put your things. No lockers at all!

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

PAUL CONTI

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2011 PAUL would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere is amazing - they give you everything you need to make your stay in Dublin amazing.

Disliked: Nothing.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

11 September 2011

Liked: Quite clean, good common areas.

Disliked: Nothing is working well, from 3 computers only one working, sauna was bronken, some machines from laundry was bronken, one vending machine was broken.. The bedroom is near the rail, so its very noise sometimes. The bed its small, about my size, 1,80m. I dont my to press the buttom to shower but one shower turns off every 3 seconds..

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location right by the central bus station. They have HUGE lockers in the basement, so you don't have to take your big bag all the way up to your room, plus they let me leave my bag while I traveled for a few days, which saved me a lot of hassle.

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

kenneth long

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 August 2011 kenneth would recommend this property

Liked: easy going staff and great location

Disliked: people taking beds that did not belong to them and nothing done about it

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

Andrew Dyer

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2011 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of character to the building, both interior and exterior. The lobby and basement in particular had a rustic appeal. Ideally located to reach O'Connell Street and Trinity College. Wide range of facilities and services on offer; incredible value for €16.50.

Disliked: Because of the thin walls, noise does tend to carry.

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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

10 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was brilliant! Staff were helpful, the facilities were great, free breakfast, get to meet people from lots of different places, atmosphere is very chilled out 9/10 rating!

Disliked: the key cards played up once or twice to get into the room, erm thats it i guess :)

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

SEAN DEEVY

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2011 SEAN would recommend this property

Liked: All staff were very helpful, and created a great atmosphere. Location couldn't be better. With all the features in the hostel it's worth staying in the hostel all day!

Disliked: Nothing


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