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Reviews of Jacobs Inn

Hostel | 21-28 Talbot Place, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 1

88.9% Overall Rating

833 out of 927 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/06/2015)

JOHN CAROLAN thinks…

"Hostel staff on arrival especially Barbara, were very helpful and polite, the rooms are clean and tidy and the location is ideal for central Dublin."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 2.21
  • Towel USD 2.21

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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Group of 15 or more traveling to Dublin?

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88.9%

Overall Rating

833 out of 927 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Jacobs Inn'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
88.0%
Value
89.6%
Safety
90.4%
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Katarzyna Martowlos

With friends / other travellers

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

29 July 2013 Katarzyna would recommend this property

Liked: Location, breakfast, free walk tour.

Disliked: Lockers did not look safe enough.

The property's response is...

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

Lucy Jones

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

22 July 2013 Lucy would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is wonderful, and the hostel staff are always a pleasure to work with.

Disliked: As a regular user of Jacobs inn, I would really appreciate discounts in exchange for consistent custom. However I appreciate that this is not always possible, and would criticise the hostel for it, as it is very reasonably priced!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break
Partying / nightlife

21 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were extremely friendly and couldn't be more helpful. Great price and very central!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Visiting friends or family

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were excellent and very friendly. In fact I ended up chatting to two of them a number of times.

Disliked: The location, although being close to most things, is not in a nice area. having said that, most of the Dublin hostels aren't far from here.

The property's response is...

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

Ricardo Augusto Freire Maia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2013 Ricardo Augusto Freire would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic!

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Ricardo Augusto Freire Maia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2013 Ricardo Augusto Freire would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the train station. Decent wifi. Decent breakfast, gets VERY busy!

Disliked: Pillows are really flat.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2013

Liked: Hard-boiled eggs at breakfast. Cheap (for Dublin).

Disliked: Way too many people for the size of the common rooms. Wifi is only in the lobby and it is SUPER SUPER slow. No lockers in the dorms. Not the most central location.

The property's response is...

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

Sheila Ball

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2013 Sheila would recommend this property

Liked: Well-located, clean.

Disliked: Not a great common area to meet people. There were many school groups, families, etc. so it was difficult to meet other backpackers due to a lack of space.

The property's response is...

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

Miguel Angel Morales Aguilar

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 March 2013 Miguel Angel would recommend this property

Liked: very good

Disliked: very good

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

14 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed here because I wanted a hostel in walking distance of the O2 because I was attending a show there, and this hostel definitely delivered on that. The staff was really friendly and I liked that there was some sort of breakfast included and that there were breakfast attendants.

Disliked: Other than being close to the O2 (and even then it was at least a 15 minute walk) I wouldn't recommend this hostel based on location.

The property's response is...

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

Caroline Donohue

With friends / other travellers

City break

25 February 2013 Caroline would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff

Disliked: The rooms were far less nice than they appear in the picture. I stayed in the 12 bed dorm for 5 nights and I found the cleanliness wasn't the best. Overall though the hostel was decent.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

23 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff. Clean and safe.

Disliked: Poor breakfast.

The property's response is...

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

Vinícius Pietrantonio

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

05 February 2013 Vinícius would recommend this property

Liked: Nice bathroom (private), great organisation and decoration. Hair dryers available :) and very helpful staff

Disliked: Quite normal breakfast, the bed made too much noise.

The property's response is...

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

Owain Roberts

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

04 February 2013

Liked: Good facilities, great layout, very friendly and helpful staff and good atmosphere

Disliked: Nothing, all was brilliant.....Except for leaving my coat in the hostel.

The property's response is...

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

sally kable

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2013 sally would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were super friendly and gave me all important stuff about the hostel as soon as i checked in and the rooms were clean and big and great value for what you pay. Close to the O2 which is why i was in Dublin and so easy to get to public transport and within walking distance to the city centre - totally happy and the offer a pub crawl every night and checking in and out was a total breeze

Disliked: sally left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's very close to the bus station to get to the airport.

Disliked: There were always a bunch of taxi drivers parked right outside and a lot of people hanging around outside. It seemed kind of intimidating. I wouldn't have felt safe walking around by myself as a girl.

The property's response is...

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

danielle kay

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2013 danielle would recommend this property

Liked: staff were really helpful with directions, advice etc. the location is great right by the Busarus station and a very short walk to the main streets and temple bar area

Disliked: danielle left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Alex Boysen

Alone

Events / festivals

05 January 2013 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, facilities, location

Disliked: A faulty/ wasteful hot-water faucet (room 217 - it can get hung up) and semi-clogged shower drain.

The property's response is...

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

Michelle Tran

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2012 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: very close to center. the free walking tour was awesome...definitely do that if you choose to stay at Jacobs, Isaacs, or Abbey's Court - they work together.

Disliked: they offered many free events to do together to meet people at the hostel. there wasn't much of a common room so it was hard to socialize with people. comforters were not washed...was expecting to have a sheet to use along with the comforter but there was not one.

The property's response is...

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

gabrielle bird

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2012 gabrielle would recommend this property

Liked: The property was very safe and was able to be independent and not have to follow certain times.

Disliked: Nothing, was good for the money i spent

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location (right next to main bus station), friendly staff (typical Irish hospitality), large en suite bathroom

Disliked: no locker within room for personal stuff, eur2 charge for locker after check-out

The property's response is...

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

KILLIAN HAUGHEY

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2012 KILLIAN would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and perfect location, near bus and train station and town centre

Disliked: KILLIAN left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Matthew Small

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2012 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Always helpful staff. No curfew. Good breakfast, considering price. Free Wifi in the lobby. Clean, spacious and working kitchen. Reasonable bathroom and large bedroom (we had an 8-bed dorm)- we were by no means cramped!

Disliked: No shower mat in the bathroom. Wifi didn't quite reach the room (a minor grumble!).

The property's response is...

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

Teresa Delmare

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping

19 August 2012 Teresa would recommend this property

Liked: The Staff is extremely helpful

Disliked: Teresa left no negative feedback.

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