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Reviews of Isaacs Hostel

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

88.1% Overall Rating

1079 out of 1388 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/08/2014)

Lucas Martins thinks…

"Their location is just perfect, you can just walk to the main attractions from there!"

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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 2.63
  • Towel USD 2.63

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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88.1%

Overall Rating

1079 out of 1388 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Isaacs Hostel'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
91.2%
Value
88.0%
Safety
87.2%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Lucas Martins

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2014 Lucas would recommend this property

Liked: Their location is just perfect, you can just walk to the main attractions from there!

Disliked: Lucas left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: One rude staff member

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

Shane Ryan

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 June 2014 Shane would recommend this property

Liked: Was very warm and cosy in the rooms

Disliked: Only 1 light in each room

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Christie Childs

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

20 June 2014 Christie would recommend this property

Liked: 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.

Disliked: The other half of the staff just seemed unhappy to be there and were borderline rude. The kitchen was small. You have to pay to lock your bag up.

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

Michelle Lane

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 May 2014 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good within walking distance of the city sites

Disliked: The creaking floorboards make it so you hear all movements.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good convenient hostel

Disliked: Nil

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

Traci Dailey

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

02 March 2014 Traci would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good and it was clean

Disliked: Only one toilet and shower for two dorm rooms :(

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

03 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for money

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location just next to Busaras, Luas and the Airlink Bus.

Disliked: No individual reading lights by the beds. They don't check that everyone entering has a keycard, this way guests can bring friends into the hostel.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Access to kitchen was nice, staff suggestions were great and it was in a pretty decent location.

Disliked: A little bit on the noisy side, but nothing serious.

The property's response is...

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

Skyler Meyer

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 October 2013 Skyler would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff! Felt welcome from the second we walked in. The facilities are nice with wifi in the main room and bathrooms on every floor with the rooms. Also a nice location as it was a 10 minute walk to the Temple Bar area and like on the tram line so getting around Dublin was very easy.

Disliked: Would have been nice to have wifi throughout the building. Floors were very creaky in the rooms so coming in late was always a problem as it would wake the entire room.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great sauna, great breakfast

Disliked: The noise of the train going right behind the window.

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Tom Cass

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 September 2013

Liked: Convenient location to train & bus stations. Reception staff were helpful z& friendly.

Disliked: Too many rude & discourteous young French tourists. Too busy so hostel not suitable if one is over 23 yo.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Rui Qi Hooi

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2013 Rui Qi would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel's location is near to the major bus station n other bus stops but away from the noise of temple bar. the walls are thin so prepared to be woken up by guests going on bout their business next door. we stayed in a private room ensuite with a 8 bed room next to us, but i guess the irish charm worked as there were no crazy party kids coming in at 4am drunk.

Disliked: ground floor rooms will be affcted by the noise coming from the rail tracks. so light sleepers should prepare ear buds. 10 person sharing one toilet n bathroom might create a log jam during 'peak hours'

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly.

Disliked: On my trip I stayed in quite a few hostels. This hostel wasn't bad, but i don't think it was worth the extra money it cost - it was nothing special. The showers had a button you needed to push every 5 seconds to keep the water flowing. The wifi only worked downstairs which was annoying. I've stayed at better hostels which cost half the price.

The property's response is...

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

Trudy Mauldon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2013 Trudy would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to stay

Disliked: Trudy left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, comfortable beds, average showers. Nice common rooms.

Disliked: Wireless signal doesn't reach rooms. Pillows are so thin and dense as to be nearly useless. No elevator.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2013

Liked: Good atmosphere. Easy to get to from the airport. Props to the cleaners. Reception staff were nice and friendly/helpful. Great pub crawl.

Disliked: Rooms were extremely hot! Couldnt sleep. Pathetic fans. - No elevator. - Train passing right outside window every few hours. - Construction workers working outside window. - Not very central.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great. City center is on walking distance. The stuff is friendly and very helpful.

Disliked: Breakfast.

The property's response is...

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

Nicole Smith-Lyttle

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

16 June 2013 Nicole would recommend this property

Liked: great location close to oconnell street and very easy to find. Loved how close it was to the train station. Clean room and helpful staff. Would deff stay here again

Disliked: nothing was to dislike

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to train and bus stations and right by the river. Nice common area to hang out in.

Disliked: Due to the location (alley) and neighbourhood, people who weren't staying at the hostel and who seemed a bit shady would often just wander in unpatroled. Openness was nice and this happened only a few times, but still.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

27 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice basement area to chill out in

Disliked: No lockers in the room

The property's response is...

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

Eric Vender

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 May 2013 Eric would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was great. It was my first time staying in a hostel. I met people within the first fifteen minutes of arriving and become quick friends with other hostelers. I think the hostel ambiance helped.. The staff was great and the atmosphere was excellent. I felt like I was in college again. Good times! I would definitely recommend this hostel. It is close to the bus and train station and I walked everywhere without a problem.

Disliked: I wasn't able to take a warm shower. I was showering early in the morning so maybe that was why. People I spoke with who showered in the evening didn't have that problem. It was a bit noisy. Sound carries in the building. Not that much of a concern.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2013

Liked: Great common area and facilities. Kitchen, sauna, TV room, quiet area.

Disliked: Nothing really. It could've been slightly closer to the middle of the city. But it was pretty close, anyways. Just like a 10-15 min walk

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

17 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I've stayed at Isaacs a couple months ago and returned because the staff is very friendly and helpful, the price is great, location is very good as it is extremely close to public transportation, airport bus, bus station, and most of the sites. The bathrooms are clean and each room is secure. Plus free breakfast is always good!

Disliked: I do not have many complaints as I am happy over all with my experience. I would only say that it was an annoyance to have the lockers in the basement. Second, I am almost certain the blankets are never washed. They should at least provide a sheet to go with the blanket.

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