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Reviews of Jacobs Inn Dublin Hostel

21 Talbot Place, Dublin, Ireland

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 88%

Location 86%

Safety 92%

Staff 88%

Value 86%

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WiFi

Important Information

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

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Dublin?

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Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 88%

Location 86%

Safety 92%

Staff 88%

Value 86%

Showing 91-100 of 118 reviews

66% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great, friendly staff, and a good location in central Dublin - can walk to either the O2 or the Temple Bar area.

Disliked: It's the biggest hostel I've seen, and can't always handle all the traffic. The breakfast room was crammed and not all that impressive (toast and jam in little plastic packets). The rooms don't get cleaned often enough, especially the bathrooms in each dorm. There are no lockers in the rooms and the downstairs lockers at 2 euro per day + 10 euro deposit are an absolute rip-off of an alternative.Needs more attention to detail and the needs of the individual customer. Advertises itself everywhere as between the 7th and 10th best hostel in Dublin - shouldn't it be aiming for number 1?

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Central location and easy get around. Nice clean rooms and great value

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Liked: Incredibly clean, well equipped ! Wonder why this is called a youth hostel: you get the services and quality of a hotel for a more than decent price.Go check out hostel pub crawl if yuo get a chance.

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: El hostel está muy bien situado, a 10 minutos andando del Spire más o menos. Las habitaciones están bien, lo único que en habitaciones de mucha gente (la nuestra era de 10) pues siempre te expones a ruidos y gente molesta. El desayuno completo y bueno.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Very good location and good value for money

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 May 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: the location was great!

Disliked: some girls in the female dorm were extremelly noisy!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 May 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Very helpful personnel. Lucian is the best receptionist ever. Always smiling and efficiently solving problems.

Disliked: Room ventilation.

Customer would recommend this property

57% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 May 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The breakfast is good considering that the dorm was so cheap, coffee/tea, juice, toasts, cereals as much as you want to drink/eat. Coffee is free all day. HUGE kitchen. The hostel is very near the bus- and train stations.

Disliked: The locker for backpack costs 2 e/day + 10 e deposit. I didn't realise that before I came, so that added 2 e for the daily price. The staff were very helpful when I wanted to know something, but the atmosphere is kinda cold and the hostel staff didn't even say hello when entering (although the hostel is so big that I understand that in some way). In my opinion, the beds were quite uncomfortable. We shared a bathroom with 12 people, so it got really dirty sometimes and people left (and forgot behind) their hygiene stuff and the bathroom was full of them. Sometimes it was difficult in the morning when you had to wait others to take shower. There are toilets on the hallway as well, but I didn't find showers. I'm not sure about the safety, they have surveillance cameras but whoever can enter without much controlling.

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 May 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good location, right near the bus station and in a quieter area. Comfy bed and bathrooms pretty good too.

Disliked: Really big, kinda bland. Not a great atmosphere.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 May 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: The hostel is very well located close to that big metal spike, and there's also a supermarket a few hundred meters away. It has a nice terrace at the 4th floor and a games/TV room at the first floor. It was really nice and clean.

Disliked: The toasters took ages to actually toast the bread. There are no lockers in the rooms so if you book a bed in dorm it's not very safe to leave your stuff there.

Customer would recommend this property

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