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Reviews of Jacobs Inn

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

83.7% Overall Rating

814 out of 906 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/03/2014)

Jessalyn Teoh thinks…

"The hostel is at a convenient location, right across the bus stop. Also, there are many facilities like sauna, movie night, free breakfast and tv included in the room."

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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
  • Wake-up calls
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 2.69
  • Towel USD 2.69

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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83.7%

Overall Rating

814 out of 906 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Jacobs Inn'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
84.0%
Value
85.6%
Safety
81.6%
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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.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

02 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everythinh

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

31 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly and helpful staff, great location, free wifi downstairs, great pub crawl, and well-described online

Disliked: They don't wash the comforters, just your sheets, so mine had a slight smell. Also, have to pay extra for towels

The property's response is...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 July 2012

Liked: Not much.

Disliked: The hostel had no atmosphere, the room was quite smelly and stuffy, and there were weird details like no plug sockets in the bedrooms or bathrooms.

The property's response is...

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

marion moragues

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2012 marion would recommend this property

Liked: This property was well located and clean.

Disliked: marion left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We were a little apprehensive walking into the hostel but as soon as we walked through the doors the staff were welcoming. We had a mix up with the price that was easily solved and the staff encouraged us to participate in their pub crawl. We were made to feel very welcome. We got into our room and it was obvious everyone was comfortable and trusting of their fellow roommates due to things lying around. We went down to look around and were spoke to by two groups (everyone was friendly!!). When entering our room later on, everyone was talking and welcomed us into their conversations. The self catering kitchen was fully equipped and a friendly atmosphere. The wifi was very fast and efficient. I wish we could of stayed longer, and would definitely reccommend this hostel.

Disliked: It's location was a little out of the way from the student nightlife, but that's something that can be researched better before booking! It's very near O'Connell Street though.

The property's response is...

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

Chen Chen Ching

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2012 Chen Chen would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and friendly staff

Disliked: No

The property's response is...

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

David Saunders

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2012 David would recommend this property

Liked: It was good value for money

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Surprisingly nice place for a tenner. I was only there for a night so cannot really say much about the service. The staffs are really nice though. Cleanness is really good

Disliked: the location is a bit far from the central zone. it is about 30 mins walk from Waveley Train station. It would be fine normally but when walking with your full luggage on your back in crowded Edinburgh is a bit tricky.

The property's response is...

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

Andreas Hampel

Alone

Family Holiday

22 June 2012 Andreas would recommend this property

Liked: perfect hostel, with great stuff, very clean and great value for money

Disliked: Andreas left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

18 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Propre, petit déjeuner

Disliked: petit déjeuner tardif et cuisine fermée tôt le matin....

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

Irina Ene

With friends / other travellers

City break

18 June 2012 Irina would recommend this property

Liked: Very very friendly and helpful staff, they really helped us a lot during our stay with absolutely everything we needed. The place wouldn't have been the same without them! The rooms and toilets are clean and spacious. The location is great! Nice typical continental breakfast and free tea/coffee all day.

Disliked: Irina left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Wakana Tsugeno

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 June 2012 Wakana would recommend this property

Liked: stuff is very helpful

Disliked: no locker in the room

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

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?

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Sehr freundliches Personal. Nette Atmosphäre. Frühstück mit Cornflakes, Toast, Butter, Marmelade, Kaffee, Saft. Sehr gutes Preis-Leistung-Verhältnis. Wir waren wirklich sehr zufrieden!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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