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Reviews of Isaacs Hostel

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

88.9% Overall Rating

1089 out of 1398 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 2.20
  • Towel USD 2.20

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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88.9%

Overall Rating

1089 out of 1398 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Isaacs Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
92.0%
Value
88.8%
Safety
89.6%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

03 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was just round the corner of the central bus station and it did not take you long to go to o'connell street and temple bar

Disliked: the walls were very thin and the bathroom facilities were very poor

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Price. Free breakfast.

Disliked: No lockers in the rooms.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very friendly and helpful, location is great, bus station with direct link to the airport is just around the corner, you can get beer at the hostel bar...

Disliked: Maybe it was a bit noisy at the night, but I guess that's expected in Dublin, right..?

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location and friendly staff

Disliked: they advertise free internet but you actualy pay for it and it is expensive

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

Donna Raef

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2011 Donna would recommend this property

Liked: I loved my stay here. The staff were friendly, great atmosphere and "hang-out" area, including a beer garden and spacious, clean basement, a huge kitchen and great location: near the main bus station. I was impressed with the hostel as it had things that are common-sense but you don't always find in other hostels like a place to put food left behind or to put unused shampoo, lotions, etc and a coat rack in the room. Also, the kitchen was industrial-size and had loads of kitchens and ovens to use. The breakfast was good: toast, tea, juice, milk, cereal, coffee, fruit and jam. The showers and restrooms on my floor were quite clean and the showers hot. The basement was wonderful--a great, quite, clean place to read or hang out and the upstairs area is great to hang out and meet people. Really liked this hostel.

Disliked: As the DART trains run really close by, at night it can be a bit loud. I found that if you close the window then it wasn't bad. Also, I had some trouble with my card and had to have it reactivated twice, but these were minor things. In general there was loads of more positives to this place. I really enjoyed it.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2011

Liked: Nice building, quiet clean and cheap.

Disliked: The hostel is placed in a dodgy neighbourhood, it is completely unsafe. Their is no security system, so anybody can come in the hostel. We got robbed in the hostel's entrance by a stanger, and many times the staff was looking for people in the hostel that were not customers. Nothing was mentioned about that.

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

Phoebe Chang

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2011 Phoebe would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was clean and close to the coach station. The sauna is a nice touch too!

Disliked: Pricey internet charges and 2 out of 3 computers out of use.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The downstairs common areas!!!!!!!!! These areas are amazing! It was also really nice to get somewhere and be able to do a whole heap of washing. Great dinners and cute beer garden, excellent shower and lots of room in the dorm. And the airport shuttle at 5.30 in the morning was a life-saver!!

Disliked: A bit far away from the main attractions.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very social atmosphere with fun events and good space to hang out in.

Disliked: The area isn't the nicest but then it's not a long walk from town. Also the room was waaay too hot at night and the lights keep turning off in the shower.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was included. Big kitchen for cooking!

Disliked: No wifi in the rooms. Toilets and showers were stall style with no where to hang your towel or clothes. Room was very small for 8 people.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great common areas (sit-in-yard, breakfast room, self-cook-kitchen, basement with couches and billiard) and a offered free tour through Dublin, which are both great for meeting other travelers, when traveling alone

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: staff were a little unhelpful

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Sophia Montalvan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 April 2011 Sophia would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms were clean. Relatively empty (I was in an 8 room dorm with one other person) although that could have been because it was the beginning of April. One of the girls at reception was super kind and let me check in early from a 4am flight!

Disliked: The location isn´t that great. You´re on the North Side of Dublin and about a 5-10 minute walk from O´Connell Street. This part of the city doesn´t have as much to offer as the South although Dublin isn´t terribly big either (at least the tourist area isn´t). Also, it was really hot in our room. I tried to ask for a fan or something but there was nothing reception could do about it. Breakfast was there but it wasn´t that great... toast, corn flakes, orange juice (if you can call it juice), tea/coffee/drinking chocolate, and milk.

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

Wojciech Siodmak

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2011 Wojciech would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing to be disliked here

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: loved the location and the beer garden!

Disliked: RIGHT next to the train tracks

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and private room

Disliked: Bit expensive

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: In the city centre, good location, clean and it is value for money.

Disliked: The wooden floor makes a lot of noices while people walking on it. It's fine during the day but not at night. The shower needed to be kept pushing the bottom in order to keep it running, which was not very convenient.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good ktichen with a lot of stuff available. Some beds not too much noisy.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

28 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to stay! The bathrooms are vey clean, and the place is very organised too.

Disliked: There were just two things that was not totaly good: There isn't lockers in the bedrooms just downstairs in the lugage room, and the other thing is that the blankets doesnt have any cover or linen.

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

Andrew St john

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

12 March 2011 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: It was what it said it was, clean people were happy to help. No question went unanswered. \no service asked for was not given. \the staff seemed happy and friendly

Disliked: Maybe the sauna could be open a bit longer. Its cold here tonight,and I may not be able to fit it in the hours its available.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

bloodie lacruz

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

14 February 2011

Liked: near from the center

Disliked: COLD WATER ALL DAY !!!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, toilets were good.

Disliked: Kitchen not that well equipped, some broken pans Room was too hot and faces a smelly alley.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway

29 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is excellently located for easy access to the main bus station as well as being a short walk away from O'Connell bridge and Temple Bar. It has great links to Dublin airport with the Airlink bus service. The rooms and the shared bathroom facilities were very clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good; it is very easy to get to and from the bus and train station, and downtown is near by.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Thomas Whitby

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

18 October 2010

Liked: Table tennis and pool.

Disliked: Breakfast finished at 0930 which is a bit early, the train line next to every window make things very noisy and the rooms are cramped so not much room for bags


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