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Reviews of Jacobs Inn

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

83.7% Overall Rating

820 out of 912 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 2.53
  • Towel USD 2.53

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

820 out of 912 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Jacobs Inn'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
83.2%
Value
85.6%
Safety
84.0%
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97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

ana maria lopez

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 December 2014 ana maria would recommend this property

Liked: Was a very good stay

Disliked: ana maria left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 November 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and cool staff.

Disliked: Lack of cleanness in bathrooms and showers.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, staff

Disliked: Spotty wi-fi, shower that doesn't drain

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

28 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Large building with lift, friendly staff

Disliked: Shower, drainage issue

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

Simone Gambrell

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 August 2014 Simone would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly people, free breakfast, close to shopping centers, no curfew

Disliked: Thin pillows, building across the street had a bell continuously ringing.

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

Mateusz Banasiak

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 May 2014 Mateusz would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: little choice during breakfast WIFI bad signal

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

Jessalyn Teoh

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 March 2014 Jessalyn would recommend this property

Liked: 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.

Disliked: There is wifi in the common area but not inside the room.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Large hostel with good services. Kitchen area was nice but could get crowded at times. Had a little rooftop area that seemed to close too early. A little far from the main sites of Dublin but you could still walk to them all.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It offers loads of freebies as breakfast and the walking tour that was excellent, the room was spacious and clean and the location was good as well.

Disliked: My only concern is about the staffs that were not really friendly and open to questions.

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013

Liked: A relatively cheap bed near the train and bus stations.

Disliked: The staff was rude, our reservations got completely screwed up and no one helped us, and the wifi is bad.

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2013

Liked: If you take train or busaras, location is pretty good

Disliked: Hostel is quite big, so too many people stay there. Very noisy and some staffs are sometimes not that kind to deal with many people. We can't use hairdryer in the bathroom. Some people use that in the hallway. Comepared to guests, dinning room and kichen are too small

The property's response is...

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 October 2013

Liked: Common room was comfortable enough for a nap while waiting for check in. Breakfast was good.

Disliked: Where do I start? I can't believe this hostel is so well reviewed - it's one of my least favourite in 7 months of travelling. The dorms were so squashed together, there was no room to place luggage (except for in the lockers, of course, but they're two stories below my dorm, past several obnoxious keycard doors - not exactly convenient). Guests also have to pay for the lockers, which might be understandable if they weren't so inconveniently located. There was only one powerpoint in the 10-person dorm and it was located right behind the bunk bed frame, meaning I had to bother the bunkmate and move the entire bunk to use it. Not enough powerpoints in the common room for all the guests, so that's not an option either. Wifi is only available in the common area, but the router simply could not keep up with the amount of people using it at peak times leaving the internet unusable. I had to continually ask the reception staff to reset the router. They know it's an issue - why not get more routers to service all the guests!? Similarly, breakfast (though a decent spread) can't handle the numbers of guests. There aren't enough chairs or room to maneuvre around them. Breakfast isn't on very long in the morning either, so simply waiting for the crowd to die down isn't an option. What else...? Ah, bathrooms! The shower had a great "water-saving" feature which turned it off every 20 - 40 seconds. Unfortunately, every time you restart the shower the water is icy-cold. I've had better showers in remote parts of Bolivia. If the hostel would like to save water, perhaps instead they could replace the faucets which shot water out with more pressure than your average fireman's hose. Toothpaste was blasted off the brush and left me with embarrassingly sprayed crotch to boot. Only one of the four taps in the bathroom was usable for anything other than pressure-cleaning. Like I said, I can't understand the overwhelmingly positive reviews this hostel has. My experience was almost laughably bad.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

14 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the ensuite services which provided easy access to the toilets and showers.

Disliked: Customer 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

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A great hostel to stay at! It's big but it has a great atmosphere. Awesome staff that's very helpful. Big common room and reception area to meet people in. It's in a good location near the center of the city. Also right next to the bus station. I would recommend this property to anybody, I will be staying again here in the future.

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

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

Janet House

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2013 Janet would recommend this property

Liked: Efficiency, great 'vibe', clean, organized, friendly

Disliked: No complaints

The property's response is...

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

steven meynen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2013 steven would recommend this property

Liked: very clean, friendly staff, good value for money

Disliked: breakfastroom too small and the breakfast is poor

The property's response is...

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...


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