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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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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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Benjamin Roberts

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2013 Benjamin would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and atmosphere. It's quite a large hostel with a fair amount of turnover so there are a lot of people to meet and go out with. The location is also fantastic, right in the middle of everything. Second time I've stayed here and will the next time I make it out to Dublin as well.

Disliked: Benjamin left no negative feedback.

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Miranda Green

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 April 2013 Miranda would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Miranda left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

11 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen area

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Kate Olsson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 March 2013 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location! Everything was within walking distance! The pub crawl was the best thing ever and there were so many different things planned that you could do!

Disliked: The kitchen could've been a little cleaner!

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Jasmine Greene

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2013 Jasmine would recommend this property

Liked: The free left luggage service was fantastic, the staff was incredibly friendly, and it was barely a 5 minute walk from O'Connell Street. I had a great time at this hostel.

Disliked: There really wasn't much that I was displeased about. I think at most, I would nitpick about the curtains not sitting very well (and letting lots of light in) or a little bit of noise from the road below the window, but nothing was bad enough that I would have complained.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice clean hostel, solid breakfast, lots of information on the city (especially with info for cheap places to go). The location is also very great, especially for the price of the hostel. A great value!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Maria Tsiatoura

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 March 2013 Maria would recommend this property

Liked: very central and clean

Disliked: the chairs in the kitchen need changing, uncomfortable

77.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Grear location in the very city centre. Nice breakfasts. Clean bathroom.

Disliked: Noise from the pub downstairs at the weekend, not enough tea bags and milk during the day.

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Customer review

As a family with children

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great place to stay great location great for familys i took a 11 years old and she loved it if great place to stay if doing dublin marathon walkable to start and finish from the hostel

Disliked: not a thing

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great and the price was cheap. Also, I liked the free pancakes for breakfast. The shower was also very hot and had great pressure. The staff are very friendly

Disliked: I was the last person to arrive in the 8 bed dorm that i stayed in. The bed I was stuck with had a broken locker ( so my stuff could not be locked away) and I discovered chewing gum on my bedpost. Also, the toilet in our room did not flush completely.

77.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

06 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Emergency exit light could be a bit dimmer so that peoplenearby can have a better sleep.

82.9%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

14 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, no bad surprises about what was and wasn't included.

Disliked: The cleanliness and appearance of the place left to be desired.

100.0%
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Hannah Cotching

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 November 2012 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location, very friendly and helpful staff, extremely clean with great kitchen facilities and a huge comfortable common room where it is easy to meet people or just relax watching tv or movies. One of the best hostels I have stayed in across Europe, Asia and Central/ South America. Could not recommend highly enough!

Disliked: Absolutely nothing

65.7%
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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

29 October 2012

Liked: location

Disliked: too expensive

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

18 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super friendly staff and fantastic location, nice common area and kitchen.

Disliked: They close the common area at night, and there is nowhere else to hang out or just stand and make a phone call than the staircase. They come in the rooms to make the beds of the people that already checked out at 8:30 in the morning! Checkout time is at ten. Wait at least until then!

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant location. Easy to get to anywhere you need to go. The staff are really friendly and helpful esp when I needed to find out how to get to places etc

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Our private room was a good size and the staff was over and beyond helpful. Great kitchen and location.

Disliked: Nothing

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Iaroslava Strikha

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2012 Iaroslava would recommend this property

Liked: There were always a number of activities on offer, and the crowd in general was rather nice. The rooms were clean, even if shared spaces were not always so.

Disliked: Iaroslava left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's cheap, clean, quiet and friendly. great location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has a great kitchen area, very easy to cook and lots of dishes available (with dishwasher and detergents in case others can't be bothered cleaning their stuff). Very friendly and helpful staff, good location and free overseas calls. Mixed dorms are clean and beds comfortable. Lockers available under beds. They had some daily specials (pancakes on weekends?) but I wasn't there when they were available.

Disliked: Lockers under the beds are mesh and people could (theoretically) pull through/get access to smaller bags/items left there. The floor of the bathroom/shower room in the big mixed dorm on the 2nd floor was a bit unpleasant. Hair and dirt/mud on the floor for the duration (2 nights) of my stay.

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Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

18 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff. Warm welcome. Clean rooms. Comfortable beds. Security. Breakfast. Large / clean kitchen. Broadband.

Disliked: Narrow, winding staircase.

91.4%
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Ramon Almaguer Chio

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2012 Ramon would recommend this property

Liked: The location is awesome. Its close to everything in Dublin, it couldnt be better.

Disliked: The internet didnt work in the third floor, had to go to the common room to use it.

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

Christian Sigl

Alone

Partying / nightlife

15 July 2012 Christian would recommend this property

Liked: the location and reception staff

Disliked: street noises very loud in some rooms

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place, not too many proper backpackers - a lot of city guests. Enjoyed that they had; a Skype phone, good wifi, free breaky and great night activities. Could do with more bathrooms especially sharing 1 between 10 in the big dorms. Also some padding on all the doors to muffle the slam would go alright!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Die Lage (Verbindungen zum Flughafen, zu den Bussen und die Nähe zur Innenstadt machen das Times zu einer guten Wahl.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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