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Reviews of Isaacs Hostel

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

85.9% Overall Rating

1076 out of 1385 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/06/2014)

Christie Childs thinks…

"Issacs has a great lounge area and the location is very close to all the main areas. Half the staff was very helpful. Very clean."

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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 2.68
  • Towel USD 2.68

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

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

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Dublin?

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85.9%

Overall Rating

1076 out of 1385 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Isaacs Hostel'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
90.4%
Value
83.2%
Safety
84.8%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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.

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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%
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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

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Work / volunteering

09 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it is well organized

Disliked: toilets are not always clean

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to the central bus station which makes it easy when arriving or leaving dublin. Free breakfast of toast, cereal, juice and tea/coffee. A lot of things on offer - walking tours, organised nights etc.

Disliked: No lockers in the dorm rooms - there were some down in the basement for a price which seemed an odd setup.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bathrooms were very clean

Disliked: The door to our room didn't close properly which was annoying, there were only 3 showers and 3 toilets on our floor which led to overcrowded bathrooms & the staff were not overly friendly.

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

Marcel Dietz

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

20 September 2010 Marcel would recommend this property

Liked: friendly and helpful staff, much things for free, like sauna, wifi and breakfast.

Disliked: it is badly soundproofed. you hear nearly a coin is falling in the neighbor-room.

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

Marcela Sekanina Vavrinova

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference

06 September 2010 Marcela would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly budget accommodation, close to the city center.

Disliked: Marcela left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: ok

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Rebecca Carter

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 August 2010 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Superb staff, great location, very clean and sociable. Though everyone there wasn't loud, the beds creaked mercilessly as did the floors on the corridors and the walls were very thin. We slept very well after everyone quietened down at about 11pm. Breakfast was a bit lame - pretty much toast but the kitchen the facilities were good if you have the forethought to plan your meals (there is a Tesco around the corner).

Disliked: Superb staff, great location, very clean and sociable. Though everyone there wasn't loud, the beds creaked mercilessly as did the floors on the corridors and the walls were very thin. We slept very well after everyone quietened down at about 11pm. Breakfast was a bit lame - pretty much toast but the kitchen the facilities were good if you have the forethought to plan your meals (there is a Tesco around the corner).

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap, clean, friendly

Disliked: sometimes loud, depending on neighbors

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, great washing and bathroom facilities. Close to transport facilities.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

02 August 2010

Liked: I liked all the different areas in the hostel, its nice.the price was okman different activities in the hostel at nightit's close to bus station (500m) which is also a very good pointit has an airport shuttle which picks u up AT the hostel...nice

Disliked: it smells like sh** downstairs in the common areas....like old socks and sweat together...really didn't enjoy that Hot shower is nice BUT even nicer when you can choose to have a hot one r not..i couldn't even shower this morning as it was really burning me... It's a shame that when the common areas close, you can not even be there on your computer.knowing that you don't have internet upstairs, it's annoying not being to use it after 0h00....we're not 18 ! location could be better honestly...it's a little walk to temple bar and all the touristic areas Noisy at night, cannot sleep before 1H30 and after 8H30.....too much noise but as i always say, it doesn't matter that much if a hostel isn't perfect with many games and stuff because we're supposed to go out and visit...


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