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Reviews of The Times Hostel - College Street

Hostel | 8 College street, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2,

84.7% Overall Rating

405 out of 433 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/09/2014)

Lena Knezevic thinks…

"Very nice and helpful staff as always! Nice kitchen with basically everything you need, even free milk, while it lasts! ;)"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 3.80
  • Towel USD 2.53

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

he default check-in time is 14:00 . Valid passport/ID required on check-in. Please note: Guests under 18 must be booked into private family rooms - they will not be permitted in shared accommodation. Groups are subject to our hostel group policy. This hostel has 2 days advance notice for cancellations or 1 night will be charged as penalty using your credit card provided upon booking. Breakfast offered for a small extra charge (3Eur)

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Dublin?

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84.7%

Overall Rating

405 out of 433 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Times Hostel - College Street'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
80.0%
Staff
94.4%
Value
83.2%
Safety
83.2%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Met great people, awesome kitchen

Disliked: Far from airport and train station, cold staff, no wifi in rooms, smal bathroom

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

Nicola Mizzi

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

30 August 2010 Nicola would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and the room was comfortable

Disliked: nothing

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

Yuen Lo

Alone

City break

29 August 2010 Yuen would recommend this property

Liked: Right by trinity college so dead centre of town, staff were really friendly and helpful and the place had a good crowd while I was there

Disliked: Main gripe is the one shower per dorm, this led to long waits in the morning. Boo!

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

Sebastian Goksör

As a family with children

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Family Holiday

23 August 2010 Sebastian would recommend this property

Liked: nice and friendly staff, good location and young inpiring atmosphere

Disliked: Sebastian left no negative feedback.

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

Sebastian Goksör

As a family with children

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Family Holiday

23 August 2010 Sebastian would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and friendly staff, good location and young atmosphere.

Disliked: Sebastian left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break

12 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Die gut ausgestattete Küche, das Frühstück und die vielen Angebote des Hostels. Die Gratis Pasta war super lecker!!

Disliked: Es liegt sehr zentral. Für Ausflüge der beste Startpunkt überhaupt, ABER sehr laut!!

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

07 August 2010

Liked: The location cant be beaten, between O'Connell St (city centre) and Trinity College. Most of the staff were great, the instructions for cheap public bus from airport was a nice touch, and the bathroom was relatively upmarket and nice. At first it was great having an ensuite room as no carrying all your stuff to shared bathroom...

Disliked: However after a day or so and when more people entered the dorm it became clear very quickly that ensuite sucks!! Because if someone is in there you have no access to shower or toilet or even basin. And often people really take their time! Also none of the facilities of a shared bathroom - ie handsoap, handdrier, bathmat. Also, layout of the hostel (v segregated /windy stairs etc) means not very sociable - few communal areas. Same with kitchen/dining room - set up as a long corridor so quite unfriendly. Compared with other hostels did not meet nearly as many people. Also SOME (not all) staff could've been friendlier. Guess it wouldn't be much of an issue if you were travelling as a group though

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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Walk-up. The staircase is too narrow.

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

angelique DA COSTA

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

01 August 2010 angelique would recommend this property

Liked: Encore merci de cet merveilleux accueil... thanks

Disliked: angelique left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The receptionist was very friendly and helpful and the rooms were very clean with keys given to each member in the room. Very good location and right around the corner from a few great areas to visit and is very easy to find again. Excellent service.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was the best! Very close to Temple bar area and O'Connel street. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Rooms and facilities were nice and cosy but the rooms could have been a bit more clean but they were okay. Safety was good even tho there was no lockers in dorms. Free breakfast with fruits (and pancakes at weekend) was great. Good value for money, would recommend!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Iain Currie

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2010 Iain would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic, clean, friendly atmosphere. We had a great stay here and if we return to Dublin (which we probably will) we'll definitely stay here.

Disliked: Iain left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was my favorite hostel on my entire trip. Very helpful staff, very clean, and an excellent location in Dublin.

Disliked: Nothing--I loved this hostel. It felt more like an inexpensive hotel than a traditional hostel.

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

11 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was great and the place was clean with friendly staff.

Disliked: Needed more bathrooms!!!

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

Attila Csaki

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals

10 July 2010 Attila would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, nice and clean rooms, helpful staff, good breakfast, value for the money

Disliked: Attila left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and great location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Carolyn Maw

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

04 July 2010 Carolyn would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed at The Times Hostel for one night- brilliant for a group of you in a private 5 bed room! Excellent location as 2 mins to temple bar but not in the thick of it. Amazing value for money as breakfast and tea and coffee all included in the low price. Staff very friendly.

Disliked: Nothing!

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

Ange Keay

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

01 July 2010 Ange would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, really nice people.

Disliked: Ange left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

24 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfectly located in the city center. Only a ahort walk to Temple Bar district. On Tuesdays they offer free pasta for dinner. Really a great place to stay.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

24 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free access to computers for internet...not just free wifi.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Kiah Kynoch

21 June 2010 Kiah would recommend this property

Liked: The Times Hostel was very clean and the showers are nice an hot :) The only thing I would dislike would be the pub underneath can be a bit loud, but hey, your not really in Dublin to sleep much haha

Disliked: Kiah left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

20 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast is very good! Staff are very nice! The room is not crowd! But one thing there is no lift! I still recommend to other traveller to stay.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

18 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We enjoyed it--nice breakfast and good location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

16 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and the room was clean and comfortable

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Thomas Darby

13 June 2010 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic hostel! Great location, easy to meet people, extremely helpful staff... Would recommend to anyone.

Disliked: Thomas left no negative feedback.


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