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Reviews of Paddy's Palace Dublin

Hostel | 5 Beresford Place, Lr. Gardiner St., Dublin, Ireland D1

75.5% Overall Rating

240 out of 328 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/05/2014)

lisa walker thinks…

"Great place. Fun and friendly atmosphere. Wifi only works about 10% if the time but great otherwise."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.63

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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75.5%

Overall Rating

240 out of 328 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Paddy's Palace Dublin'

Atmosphere
74.4%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
66.4%
Cleanliness
69.6%
Staff
82.4%
Value
76.0%
Safety
72.0%
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88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

17 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the kitchen was amazing, great place to meet people and the free breakfast was great. The rooms had enough room for the maounts of beds in them and security to get in the building was really good, so we felt very safe. The location was great, very close to shops and only a short walk to Temple Bar. The bus station is literally just metres away and the tram is right outside the door. the free tour and airport pick up were simple the best! I will definitely stay here again.

Disliked: Two bathrooms per floor of about 40people was a bit of a problem in terms of mess and always having to wait, but that's no one's fault. The street was noisy at night and the rooms very very warm.

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

Emily Laird

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2011 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: very clean, nice location.

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

11 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: value for money.

Disliked: the system used to access the rooms. The front door must be opened by the people from reception, that wasn't very good.

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

Douglas McKinlay

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

02 June 2011 Douglas would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were brilliant, really friendly creating a good atmosphere around the hostel leading to a very enjoyable stay. Good value for money with the airport transfer.

Disliked: One day while we were staying the owner was in shouting orders at staff and which made everyone in the hostel feel uncomfortable ruining the good atmosphere experienced on other days. The showers were either cold or so hot that they set off the fire alarm.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free shuttle to and from the airport!!!

Disliked: No lockers in room to secure your bags. However there are small lockers for passports at reception.

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

Bruno Veiga

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

24 May 2011 Bruno would recommend this property

Liked: The location was very central.

Disliked: The cleanliness was bad from the people in our bedroom.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

23 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free bus transfer to hostel from airport is a great saver if on a tight budget. Staff were friendly and helpful.Breakfast ok. Location of hostel near to centre and within walking distance of places of interest. I would go back to Paddys Palace.

Disliked: Rooms are located in seperate buildings from reception. Receptionist had to open exterior door to allow you access to your room which sometimes meant you would have to wait for several minutes. I suppose this was also intended as a security measure to prevent unauthorised access to this part of 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

12 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the free day trip was great, the atmosphere is good, the staff are friendly and the place is clean.

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Complete kitchen facilities and easy access to the hostel

Disliked: Staff friendliness and luggage security are still have room of improvement.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Hester Hellinga

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2011 Hester would recommend this property

Liked: the free pick-up service from the airport, it was really easy to get to the airport at 5am.

Disliked: the staff wasn't fast, well, actually they were really slow and non-efficient. if you wanted to get in your room after 11pm, you had to ring the doorbell and wait till one of them felt like opening the door for you

22.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 April 2011

Liked: no money, no privacy. if u have lots of money. book private room. otherwise, enjoy the bloody shared room

Disliked: no money, no comfortable life

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really like the location and free airport shuttle.

Disliked: more restroom facilities would be nice. it was a bit hard to share what was available with the whole floor.

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

Anna Muenchrath

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

10 April 2011 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very accomodating and the free tour was excellent.

Disliked: Watch out for the shower. It sprays like a water cannon.

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

susan weedon

With my spouse / partner

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 April 2011 susan would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, close to all that Dublin has to offer.!! Staff all super helpful, the free trip was fab, taking us to beautiful locations. Sam the tour guide told us all about the Irish history of the place, a very funny guy, he made the trip. The Hostel is very good value for money. Which was great because Ireland is SOOO expensive.. food booze ect.. but I loved the holiday

Disliked: The only thing thats a pain is that you have to go outside the hostel an go through another entrance to get to the bedrooms.. its a shame you couldent have an internal door, that links the bedrooms to the Hostel

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: no lockers in room

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

Shahzad Khokhar

With friends / other travellers

City break

31 January 2011 Shahzad would recommend this property

Liked: Location was alright, 15 minutes leisurely walk to Temple Bar. The 'black' door was a little mission, getting the staff to open the door but they seemed to enjoy getting the door for us. Room was nice, had a sink. some have showers too. View was nice, our room was at the back so we had the privilege of not being woken up by the passing train. Toilets were nice, they employ a cleaner. Showers need to be pressed about every 15 seconds - the temperature is fine if you get up early enough, when other people are using the toilets the temperature changes, but it's bearable. The staff were amazing, being a group of 10 students, they sorted out trips and went the extra mile to make our stay truly inspiring. Kitchen Breakfast was good, had tea, coffee, oj, toast and cereal. Great atmosphere when everybody is cooking, but gets busy around dinner time. Tesco is a 10 min walk away. Has a PC you can use in the lounge area. Got a good deal as we were a group of 10. Free shuttle bus is a nice touch.

Disliked: For the price it's good but, paying a 5euro deposit for the door key is a little tedious. The free tour seems like you're in the bus for a long time, more stops on the way would be really nice. Would only recommend if you are staying for more than 3 days. But you can take some very nice photos! By the lake and climbing trees etc. The lounge area should have more seats to allow people to relax. The night porter was a really funny, he shouts at you to tell you other people are sleeping downstairs?

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

ian routledge

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 January 2011 ian would recommend this property

Liked: good security

Disliked: nothing

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

Stefan Sabrautzki

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break

22 November 2010

Liked: The tour driver was super relaxed, professional and friendly, so was the woman at the reception. She also did not hesitate to print my return flight boarding pass. Great people!

Disliked: The breakfast was ridiculous (toast with jam and some strange sweet syrup). The one indian looking receptionist was very impatient and unfriendly. The room and the showers were VERY basic with no places to store my stuff.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 November 2010

Liked: Kitchen

Disliked: Very unclean

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

11 October 2010

Liked: the free tour was great.

Disliked: In the first building with the red door the electricity stopped working. And the showers were disgusting with no hot water.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

29 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to downtown attractions and Temple Bar area by LUAS tram, busses, or walking. Includes fresh bedding and blankets. Includes a continental breakfast of toast, jellies, margerine, instant coffee, teas, milk, and cereals. Includes a free ride to the airport via the Paddywagon bus. If you stay two nights, it includes a free tour of Ireland also!

Disliked: There are a LOT of steps, and at some points there are no railings to hold onto while on the stairs. If you book the private twin room, it is a bunk bed. If you're assigned to the top floor, there are 69 steps total to get to the top!

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

CHING-HSIAO CHIANG

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Relaxation/spa

17 September 2010 CHING-HSIAO would recommend this property

Liked: The Staff is very friendly and nice!

Disliked: CHING-HSIAO left no negative feedback.

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

Sarah Morovan

Alone

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

16 September 2010 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: big rooms. great staff! close to everything! nice common room!

Disliked: the doors to get into the place where all the rooms were. they are difficult to open, and i was often left standing there waiting for someone to buzz me in.

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

John Bridi

Alone

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

15 September 2010 John would recommend this property

Liked: Great location!

Disliked: There were no lockers for my bag in the dorm rooms. Also the shower had great water pressure and was hot but you had to push a button every couple of seconds to start the flow of water again. Much like a sink in a public bathroom.

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

LIAN IMM LEE

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

28 July 2010 LIAN IMM would recommend this property

Liked: Good location near to bus station

Disliked: Not enough toilets and bathrooms.


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