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Reviews of Kinlay House

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

85.1% Overall Rating

951 out of 1050 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/08/2015)

Marko Mravunac thinks…

"You can't beat this Location! Everything's right there, the Castle is across the Street, the Christ Church Cathedral is 3 feet from the hostel door and Trinity College is right down the street. All…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • 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
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.25

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Check-in: 2pm. Check-out: 10am. Guests must show a valid form of photo ID to check in (passport, national ID, drivers license). All major credit cards accepted. Any cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the arrival date. Failure to do so will result in a charge of the price of the first nights stay. All bed linen provided free of charge. Towels provided free of charge in private rooms (singles, twins, doubles, triples) or for rent for 2 Euro in dorms.

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85.1%

Overall Rating

951 out of 1050 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kinlay House'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
84.8%
Value
85.6%
Safety
88.0%
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97.1%
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Marko Mravunac

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 August 2015 Marko would recommend this property

Liked: You can't beat this Location! Everything's right there, the Castle is across the Street, the Christ Church Cathedral is 3 feet from the hostel door and Trinity College is right down the street. All the restaurants and stores and everything you might need is on your street. I stayed in the 24 beds room, which I thought would suck, but it's actually like an apartment, a separate building (but connected to the main one, don't worry). The room was huge and very pretty, there were a lot of windows and window sills, even some closets to hang your clothes, you can store your luggage under the bed (bring a lock), there were sockets around the room, there's even a terrace thing. The room has high ceilings and is beautiful. The lounge are is big with a lot of couches, armchairs, chairs and tables. I didn't eat breakfast there but there's a big kitchen. The hostel is very big and very nice, very clean as well. There's bathrooms all over the place and showers. Everything gets cleaned regularly. Sometimes you might find something you might not want to see in the toilet, but that's not the hostel's fault, some people are simply disgusting and can't behave properly. All in all, book this hostel, you will love it. The bus stop to take you back to the airport is in front of the hostel's entrance so you don't have to carry your luggage all over the town. Dublin is lovely and not to big so I recommend walking everywhere, especially since the location of the hostel is so good. The Temple Bar are is a minute away. There's a big tesco like 5 minutes away, as well as a smaller one and an interspar.

Disliked: The only thing that sucked was wifi. It's there and it's free but it doesn't work half the time, it's really spotty and even when it does work don't think you will be uploading any photos anywhere. There were moments when it worked a bit better, but all in all, it would be better if they didn't have it at all because this way you spend half the night trying to connect so you could check your email, the weather, bus times or book tickets for something.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 August 2015

Liked: Poor

Disliked: Bad

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 August 2015

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2015

Liked: Convenient location and very secure with keyed entry.

Disliked: No lockers in the room, and the room I stayed in was really loud from street noise but too hot to close the windows. I slept with ear plugs in and the noise from the street still work me up. It was also just kind of a cramped room, with tiny windows and poor lighting, felt a little run down.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

18 August 2015

Liked: the location - sheets were clean and stay was pleasant overall

Disliked: very old and noisy room, also ni mirrors in the room - no lockers in the room, you have to go outside to find them - and also the people at the reception told me a locker was 10 euros caution, but they never specified it was 10 euros caution + 2 euros per day.

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

17 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pleasant helpful desk/ reception, easy to get around, decent facilities. Lockable storage. Close to centre.

Disliked: On a main road no views, - but airport bus is outside. May need more electrical outlets (in the big room)

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Robert Pryce

With friends / other travellers

City break

17 August 2015 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Location was brilliant and Bed was comfy helpful staff when booking transport and asking about info on Dublin

Disliked: few marks on beds and toilets could be updated but you pay for what you get so not a major problem

100.0%
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Lisa Schulz

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2015 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were clean and everybody was very friendly

Disliked: The windows couldn't be opened in our room and the breakfast was a bit small

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

Annalena irle

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 August 2015 Annalena would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really nice and helped us with every problem. The room was clean but simple. But that is totally ok. The "breakfast" Was only toast and pb and jam, But For the price it is understandable.

Disliked: We had a shared bathroom and it was really dirty.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 July 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and live music was good

Disliked: Staff not very receptive more of a hotel than hostel

100.0%
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Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break
Partying / nightlife

30 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Matresses a bit hard

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

Selvakumar Dhandapani

Alone

Business / conference

21 June 2015 Selvakumar would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: i would say there are not enough toilets for the huge dorm. There are only three. I saw a guy peeing on the wash basin. I didnt brush my teeth there after seeing that. I stayed there just one night, thats okay

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, cheap and the location is great. Never made breakfast either morning but there was a wee coffee shop right across the road, can't remember what it was called but it was fantastic.

Disliked: Shower was fine for cleanliness but a bit more power would've been good. A minor complaint.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: You get what you pay for. Breakfast good, staff is pretty friendly. Cleaner than I expected! Washrooms had hot water.

Disliked: Washrooms are located a bit far away. I stayed in a 24 bed dorm and it was annoying at times. If you arrive late at night the lights will be off and you cant see anything when you go into the room. If you are sleeping and others arrive late at night, then it disturbs you and you wake up. But I guess that is expected from staying in a 24 bed dorm.

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

Erika OHalloran

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 May 2015 Erika would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location, right next to Temple Bar but in an area where it was quiet. We walked everywhere around the city, and only needed to take a bus to get to the airport. Friendly staff and they book lots of tours at the front desk. 24 hour reception and a great common room area. Free breakfast.

Disliked: Bathrooms were a bit smelly in the en-suite rooms, and the hostel itself books a lot of bachelor and bachelorette parties. The beds were very thin and the rooms were a bit "damp" feeling. No lockers in the rooms, but they were available to rent.

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

Nina Fischer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

25 May 2015 Nina would recommend this property

Liked: Location, number of showers and toilets, wooden staircase inside adds character! The pub behind the hostel had a great Irish band on when I arrived, I sat there all night listening to them.

Disliked: there isn't a lift, so if you're on the 3rd/4th floor it's a bit of a trek but 1st/2nd is do-able!

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

13 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Compared to some hostels it was good and I would stay again. Staff very good.

Disliked: The pillows are dreadfully. Need to be changed very hard to sleep with them to flat. But linen very clean. Showers need modernisation big time soap dispenser broke etc.

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

Michele Abballe

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2015 Michele would recommend this property

Liked: The position and the historical building

Disliked: The bathrooms could be a bit nicer, but they are working on it

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect! It is located on the city center (just 5 min. from the castle), near to Temple Bar (pub's area) and the bus to the airport has an stop in front of the hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location Water is hot Good temperature in the rooms and comon room Coffe machine free Internet in the rooms as well and quick enough

Disliked: Need to rent a locker to store your bag 2€/day when every other hostels store it for free when checking in. No power plug in the bathrooms Laundry available

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

Maurizio Foiadelli

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 January 2015 Maurizio would recommend this property

Liked: position... just very few steps away from Temple Bar :)

Disliked: very very very POOR breakfast and terrible lack of hygiene in common areas (kitchen and appliances included).

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2015

Liked: Location

Disliked: - people, who stay there. They give a feeling of total unsecurity. Drunk guys knocking in the door at night. Loudly swearing guys at the breakfast. Hardly locking both rooms and bathrooms. - staff of the hostel. A few times we asked for lockers, hair dryer and adaptor. Everytime we got different answers and different conditions.

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

Pei Khoek

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2015 Pei would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good.

Disliked: Breakfast kitchen is too small, not enough tables and seats.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very near town centre

Disliked: There isn't a quiet place where to work (only a big living room where the TV is always on and noisy.


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