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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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Customer review

Alone

City break

29 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, shower, location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

19 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the great location, good value for money!

Disliked: The room was a bit cold that's all!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

16 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was very good and the staff was very friendly. Pancakes for breakfast during the weekend.

Disliked: Wi-Fi worked only close to the kitchen. Cleanliness is less than average (corridors are quite dirty) Breakfast was very basic during the week, also for hostels standards.

80.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

13 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, location, location. Also decent breakfast, free Sangria, nice staff, and good value for money (stayed in a private en-suite room).

Disliked: No wi-fi in the rooms, 1 euro charge to use the hairdryer, atmosphere was average at best

80.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Sanne van Grafhorst

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

06 February 2012 Sanne would recommend this property

Liked: It's an excellent location, near Temple Bar and the city centre. The rooms are quiet and big and the beds are comfortable. There is free wifi and breakfast.

Disliked: The bathroom wasn't always that clean, and the wifi only worked in the kitchen/living room, not in the bedrooms.

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

24 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff and location were great the atmosphere was good too excellent for younger people

Disliked: could be noisy at times but expected as city centre at a weekend

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, liked the kitchen, nice and helpful staff, free hostel events...

Disliked: there is only one bathroom in the room for 10 people, sometimes a bit loud

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

21 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great value!

Disliked: a bit loud at times

88.6%
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Jamie Gordon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 December 2011 Jamie would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, right next to Temple Bar and best kitchen I've seen at a hostel; super big, plenty of dishes and cookware and always very clean.

Disliked: It's right above a bar, so it gets pretty noisy.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location + staff

Disliked: Noisy

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was the second time I have stayed in this hostel as the staff are friendly, the location is central and the rooms are clean. Would definitely stay here again.

Disliked: The only improvement that is needed is lockers in the rooms to lock valuables away, otherwise everything else was great.

51.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 December 2011

Liked: The location within Dublin was good and the staff were all very helpful with my inquiries.

Disliked: The hostel is located on top of a roaring bar, which means it is VERY loud when trying to sleep. The beds are absolutely ancient with the springs almost poking out. It was also generally grimy, and no Wifi in the rooms.

94.3%
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Ioana Lungu

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 November 2011 Ioana would recommend this property

Liked: Great place, excelent position, very friendly and nice, really nice and helpful staff, nice atmosphere... :)

Disliked: ...

100.0%
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Sadie Higgins

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 November 2011 Sadie would recommend this property

Liked: It is very spacious and clean, the lobby has hundreds of discounted things for you to do, and a homemade book of free things to do as well, and everynight they have a free hostel event such as "cheese and wine night" or "icecream and biscuits". The kitchen was always bustling with friendly people cooking dinner, and there was plenty of space for everywhere with couches and tvs. The showers have the best water pressure I've ever seen in a hostel, and even the bathroom has tons of room.

Disliked: There was only one bathroom for 10 people, but it honestly didn't bother me much at all.

97.1%
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Kathleen Goodrick

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2011 Kathleen would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, very friendly staff and clean amenities. And there was something different on every night.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Caitlin Young

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2011 Caitlin would recommend this property

Liked: It is next to Trinity College so easy to find, just head for any Trinity College signs. Probably best to book the tours that leave from hostel because at least you know they will be on time unlike the one I booked with another company (because I did not want to see the farm on the one offered at the Times) and this company had incorrect times on their website. Next time would book the tour with that picks up at the Times.

Disliked: Slow internet, though that seemed to be the case at most Hostels in the UK. So frustrating!

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I had a really great time at this hostel and met some cool people. It was a little crowded being in a 12 person room but for the price it was definitely worth it! The staff was great and the location was as good as it gets!

Disliked: There was only one bathroom for 12 people in our room.

100.0%
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Annika Ritari

With friends / other travellers

City break
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2011 Annika would recommend this property

Liked: I love it. The best hostel I have ever been in. Location was fantastic :)

Disliked: Behaviour of the other guests.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Even though i had trouble finding it (guess i am bit blind) it is a very good location with walking distances from attractions.

Disliked: I had a short stay and have no complaints.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very nice and helpfull and the location is perfect to see everything in Dublin.

Disliked: Two many beds in one room and therefore just one bathroom and no extra toilett.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was awesome! It was very clean, the staff were superb and the people I met there were great! The location is amazing your walking distance from everything that is good..when I go back to Dublin I am DEFINITELY coming back to this hostel!

Disliked: n/a

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: No lockers

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Geoffrey Colla

With my spouse / partner

City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2011 Geoffrey would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed for 2 nights in a double private room. We were checked in by Brig who was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was basic but a fair size and clean. Breakfast was basic (cereal, toast & juice) but good enough to start the day. The hostel offers free events each day such as a free dinner on Wednesdays which we were there for and the food was great. We did the free walking tour they advertised and it was also excellent. Very happy with the accommodation and would stay again.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

30 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's central location, very clean and tidy and excellent value for money.

Disliked: It was a little noisy and could be more mirrors in the rooms.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Alex Johnstone

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

10 August 2011 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Great location for city center, very friendly staff.

Disliked: A bit of street noise during the night, windows were open as in the dorm it would have been to hot allowing the traffic noise to be a bit loud.


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