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Reviews of Isaacs Hostel

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

89.1% Overall Rating

1090 out of 1399 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/04/2015)

Rebecca Day thinks…

"It was clean and had comfy beds. We spent 2 nights in a shared dorm which was great value for money. The shared bathrooms were always clean and tidy and there is a seperate mirror/ power area to dry…"

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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 2.19
  • Towel USD 2.19

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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89.1%

Overall Rating

1090 out of 1399 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Isaacs Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
88.8%
Safety
89.6%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities were in a good state.

Disliked: We stayed in a 16-bed room at the temperature was too hot for a comfortable sleep

The property's response is...

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

Mihael Grbic

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

24 July 2012 Mihael would recommend this property

Liked: It had a large variety of services to offer, and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly.

Disliked: The room doors of the neighbours on the floor were often slammed hard. Although one cannot control the profile of the people in the hostel, it would be nice to control the noise level thy make.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Events / festivals

03 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, very nice décor. Basement is very homely, the reading area's fantastic. The Irish girl with the labret piercing was lovely, as was the American guy with the beard. Also, the hot Italian should be given a raise!

Disliked: Some staff were very rude. You could clearly tell some of them didn't like the fact that we were a group; they just assumed the worst, and treated us accordingly. The fact is we are a very respectable and highly-regarded group, and should have been given the benefit of the doubt. Also, the cleaner shouldn't have come into the room when all of us were inside of it; some of us in just a towel after the shower. That made a lot of us feel uncomfortable. If a group is staying in one room on their own, there is no need to clean the room until they leave. Also, the breakfast was a bit on the stingy side!

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

30 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Drunk people in the rooms, mixed up my bed with someone else's which meant I had to change rooms. No wifi in rooms

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

27 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great common space and atmosphere for meeting other people.

Disliked: The wifi barely worked even in the common room.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

26 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: zentrale lage, gutes preis-leistungsverhältnis, sehr freundliches personal

Disliked: wifi langsam, etwas zu groß (zu viele leute)

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A estrutura do local e o ambiente.

Disliked: Problemas no chuveiro.

The property's response is...

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

Mariana Fraga

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 June 2012 Mariana would recommend this property

Liked: Really cozy, great location. Lots of information for tourists, spacious rooms, kitchen with free food! Good simple free breakfast.

Disliked: My roommates - but that doesn't have to do with the property. Temperature in showers wasn't cold but it wasn't adjustable and you have to keep pushing a button to get water.

The property's response is...

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

Daniel Godden

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2012 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff here is absolutely awesome. They are always ready to help and have a great sense of humor. The hostel is decently located only a few minutes walk from the Temple Bar and downtown. They have a pretty big luggage room (though they charge £2 per day to store your stuff). It has a lot of hang out places which fosters a good Atmosphere. The place itself is pretty secure and you would need an electronic key to get into both the dormitories area and your own room. They have a decent breakfast and they make Chilli most nights.. which is incredible.

Disliked: Internet was not good during my whole stay... it would be on and off constantly. The train passes by righ next to the building (which did not bother me at all).

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and a lot of friendly people here! I had a blast and everybody was helpful!

Disliked: The internet is a little shaky and I would have preferred it in all rooms, but it was still good to be downstairs and hang with people!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

18 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great value of money, great staffs, breakfast included

Disliked: No hot shower in the morning, but you could shower in the evening and there is hot water. Internet was not working, but you could go to Jacob's inn about 5 min walk, same hostel owner.

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

Jordan Land

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2012 Jordan would recommend this property

Liked: There were tons of activities offered like a free sauna each night and a pub crawl.

Disliked: There was a train that ran right past, so we closed the window at night to shut out the noise. But doing so, the room became extremely hot.

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

Anette Larsen

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

15 April 2012 Anette would recommend this property

Liked: Everything is nice and clean. Friendly and helpful staff, nice atmosphere and good location ++++

Disliked: Nothing

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

Marzio Valdambrini

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping

12 April 2012 Marzio would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the friendly and nice atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing.

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.


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