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Reviews of Isaacs Hostel

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

83.8% Overall Rating

1070 out of 1378 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/11/2013)

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

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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 2.76
  • Towel USD 2.76

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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83.8%

Overall Rating

1070 out of 1378 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Isaacs Hostel'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
79.2%
Safety
82.4%
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94.3%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really liked this place. Guy working at the desk was funny. Good walking distance to everything in Dublin. Only took a cab once the whole time we were there. Really awesome. Does the trick.

Disliked: Breakfast could have been better and there was a really unpleasant long-term guest there but that's not the hostel's fault.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was very convenient.

Disliked: That the wifi didn't reach to the rooms and that there was only one light in the room so if someone wanted to put it on, everyone was bothered by it.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Hostel was a cosy place to stay. Full-equipped kitchen, friendly staff, helpful with the tours and funny. The really know how to meet Backpackers needs.

Disliked: lockers were only provided in the basement and the entrance hall could be very loud and busy especially in the evening

The property's response is...

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

María José Carrillo Moreno

Alone

Partying / nightlife

01 April 2013 María José would recommend this property

Liked: Great!

Disliked: all was good

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: THIS HOSTEL IS GREAT! When my group and I walked in, there were people from all walks of life sitting in the lobby talking and enjoying their time together. The staff were so friendly and helpful and told us about some great trips and deals that we could take advantage of. We did a pub crawl offered by the hostel and had a blast. The rooms were nice and big and very clean. New sheets and everything were offered at no charge and there was plenty of hot water. The hostel even has a sauna! The kitchen was always busy with people (including us) and there were so many people to meet!

Disliked: It was about a 15-20 minute walk to really get into town but well worth it! The hostel is located in a little niche of town but had plenty of restaurants, grocerys, banks, pubs, etc... nearby if needed.

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