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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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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%
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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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.


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