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Reviews of Isaacs Hostel

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

87.7% Overall Rating

1082 out of 1391 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/09/2014)

Sarah Williams thinks…

"Everything! It was such a friendly hostel, has a really great outside look and offers both a pub crawl and free walking tour which were great. Interesting basement, didn't try the sauna but it looked…"

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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 2.53
  • Towel USD 2.53

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?

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87.7%

Overall Rating

1082 out of 1391 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Isaacs Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
90.4%
Value
87.2%
Safety
85.6%
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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.

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


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