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Reviews of Kinlay House

Hostel | 2 -12 Lord Edward Street, Dublin, Ireland D2

76.9% Overall Rating

860 out of 946 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/04/2014)

ricardo adame aparicio thinks…

"nice place , really clean, DON´T expect to have internet, the place do have but it sucks, never works"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.76

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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76.9%

Overall Rating

860 out of 946 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kinlay House'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
72.8%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
66.4%
Value
74.4%
Safety
79.2%
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45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Samantha Divers

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 April 2014

Liked: Location was good

Disliked: Staff where rude and unhelpful. The wifi the said has been fixed bearly works. I questioned the staff over it and apparently it's because I have an iPhone... Really I don't see how that makes a difference it hasn't anywhere else in the world. Facilities where not clean, communal bathrooms appeared as they didn't get cleaned kitchen we won't go there. We had an ensuite bathroom with our room - toilet was on a huge lean and you sat with the shower curtain over you and could only use the shower if you wanted to hold the shower head as there wasn't bracket to hold it up. Rooms where very small, beds uncomfortable and there is a lovely green light which illuminates the room all night.

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

Gareth O Leary

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

10 April 2014 Gareth would recommend this property

Liked: location is excellent and nice rooms

Disliked: Gareth left no negative feedback.

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

ricardo adame aparicio

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

01 April 2014 ricardo would recommend this property

Liked: nice place , really clean, DON´T expect to have internet, the place do have but it sucks, never works

Disliked: ricardo left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything =) all the staff are great and helpful!

Disliked: Nothing!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

18 March 2014

Liked: Jostel location is ideal to enjoy Dublin's night-life or to get to the main high street.

Disliked: On a negative side, hostels all windows face the high street, so if you light sleeper would recommend to bring your own noise cancelling ear plugs. The room I stayed in was really small and very crowded. Rooms do NOT have any storage lockers, so either you have to pay extra if you like to store your stuff in more secure place next to the reception or you have to trust your room mates. Really appalling customer service with staff members staff member being rude (on the day of my arrival)

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and good location, very comfortable bed

Disliked: I cost 34 euro per night but I still can't have a hot water shower, but it really make me remember the old college time and the wifi speed is tooooooooooo slow

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals

16 March 2014

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Dirty,, bathroom and showers far form. romã, not enough, most unissex, not clean, not safe, not sel. Kept, toaletes dirty, unissex,

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

06 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was quite good as far as hostel breakfasts go, common room (with pool table) was a good size and was very comfortable.

Disliked: Room (private room) was tiny.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was great, everyone at reception was welcoming and informative and a pleasure to talk to.

Disliked: The 20 bed mixed dorm on the 3rd floor was FREEZING cold.

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

Trisha Holman

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 March 2014 Trisha would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, clean and comfy beds, helpful staff. There were lots of helpful leaflets provided with an amazing free walking tour of Dublin!!! We did pay for a private room (which had towels already in the room) but got charged for towel hire due to staff not knowing if towels were provided but that's the only negative!!! We WILL be back ;)

Disliked: Trisha left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location

Disliked: the room was absolutely freezing. heat wasn't working. no one helped the situation

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

Erwin Labrador

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: We didn't have hot watdr cor a couple of days, the internet didn't work must kf the times we needed it and some members from the staff were not nice at all.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has a large kitchen. Location. Breakfast was adequate.

Disliked: The staff was distant and just asked for our passports and money. No explanation of where anything was in or around the hostel or at least a map. The long term residents are awful and should be put in a separate location. I felt like I was intruding in their room where they had stuff everywhere.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleaness Location Comfort

Disliked: We had to change of room in the middle of our stay

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was perfect. Within a 1 km radius you'll find: Temple Bar, St. Patricks Cathedral, the Old Jameson Distillery, Trinity College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin Castle & O'Connell Street. Just a few hundred meters more and you'll find the Guinness Storehouse and the National Museum/Gallery/Library. There are busstops just outside the door and supermarkets aren't very far either.

Disliked: The building is quite noisy, the floors/doors creak and you can hear the traffic outside. Breakfast was a bit meager, but then again you can't expect much for that kind of money. Just some bread with jams and cereals and milk/tea/coffee.

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

Gethin Clwyd

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 February 2014 Gethin would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: nothing

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

colm hynes

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 January 2014 colm would recommend this property

Liked: every thing

Disliked: nothing at all every thing fine

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

01 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nahe am Zentrum, gute Busverbindungen. Das Perssonnal ist 24h am Tag Vorort

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The small yet appreciated breakfast was a nice touch. The free wifi was nice, just didn't work everywhere..

Disliked: The showers were a little scary.. Had to go downstairs multiple times because my room key wouldn't work.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful on arrival. The rooms were comfy and we were really impressed with the facilities...particularly the ping pong table and the included breakfast.

Disliked: nothing!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The central location of the hostel and breakfast

Disliked: Sometimes the bathroom need to be cleaned better.

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

Erica Mazzarelli

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2013 Erica would recommend this property

Liked: Very cool atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and super helpful. Really clean bathrooms and dorms. Beds were comfy and warm. I felt very safe and secure. You can rent locker for 2 euros a day (I split it with friends because they were so big so I ended up paying 1 for 2 nights). Really cool common room with pingpong table pool table and couches. Loved the place I recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in a great location for cheap.

Disliked: Nothing!

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

Kristi Lõhmus

With friends / other travellers

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

14 November 2013 Kristi would recommend this property

Liked: The location couldn't be better. House itself is very nice, didn't expect so much space in the common space. Everyone were friendly. Backyard had a good vibe as well.

Disliked: The room was very basic and wasn't warm enough. Also the bicycles for rent could have been better.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, fair price, nice arrangements.

Disliked: Definitely the shower experience. First, it has no temperature control and being a shower with timer, after a few minutes the water gets too hot. Secondly, and most annoying, was the light problem. Having a motion sensor, it keeps turning off every minute, so you have to get out of the shower and start dancing around the premises to activate it again! Not a very pleasant dance when you're bare naked and outside the shower are maybe 20 degrees Celsius.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: LOVED the Kinlay House! It was in the perfect spot to walk almost anywhere in Dublin. The beds were surprisingly comfy, everything was clean, there was hot water in the showers, etc. Free breakfast every morning was a definite plus! The staff was very friendly and helpful - they were happy to assist with anything from room questions to help with directions. Tours also leave from the Kinlay House every morning, definitely take advantage of that!

Disliked: Nothing!


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