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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

24 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has everything

Disliked: A lounge seperate to the kitchen would be good

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

Thomas Nowak

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2011 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, clean, nice kitchen, helpful staff, free dinner

Disliked: Street noise

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

PHU-HENH LAM

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2011 PHU-HENH would recommend this property

Liked: Location and facilities, also really friendly staff and other people staying there.

Disliked: n/a.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

15 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The friendliness of the staff - mostly foreign students - which proposed lots of activities and tours, but also miscellaneous night visits of Dublin such as having drinks in pubs / the private bathrooms in each rooms...

Disliked: no lock nor safe place to place valuable properties in the rooms or the hostels

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very informative, staff is helpful, room is clean, new. everything is new. breakfast and free dinner are quite good. I will stay there again.

Disliked: not really.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

22 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location

Disliked: Woken at 4am by other residents. Staff took an hour to "evict" them. Not hostels fault but took the edge off our stay

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

16 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen space and facilities

Disliked: A general meeting area/ common space downstairs would have been more sociable

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly staff

Disliked: the street is very noisy

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

11 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was convenient for me as I was travelling to and from the airport. The aircoach line was only a block away...

Disliked: Only one bathroom per room made it difficult...

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

Choon Yeng (Selina) Lai

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2011 Choon Yeng (Selina) would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location, free breakfast and activities offered by hostel (walking tours, pub crawl etc)

Disliked: No lockers in room, pay for internet

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

Sandra Nestor

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 June 2011 Sandra would recommend this property

Liked: Unreal location, good big room, the ensuite was huge, the shower was so lovely and powerful!, everything was so clean and the staff were super helpful...had booked a private room for 2 people for 2 nights, ended up having a third person join us the second night and they worked it so we wouldnt have to switch rooms or anything.... It's really safe, staff came and watched as we put bags into the store room and went to get them out again, nothing worse than hostels that seem to just pass the key to anyone who asks!

Disliked: the blinds were broken in the room and in the ensuite, and the ensuite window wasnt even frosted so we had a nice view from the loo :-/ we were just on the first floor so if anyone looked in...especially from double decker buses....you wouldnt want to be too insecure!!! also a full lenght mirror wouldnt have gone unused! but it was still brill, definitely going to be my regular place to stay!!

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

Tiina Vigelius

With friends / other travellers

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

05 June 2011 Tiina would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location at the centre of the city. Quiet and cosy rooms. Clean beds and very clean shower also! The staff was extremely nice and helpful. We are definitely coming again! - Tiina & Anu from Finland -

Disliked: I guess we have nothing bad to say :)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

02 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, clean and secure.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

30 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: a bit if paint here and there

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Katharina Otruba

Alone

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

30 May 2011 Katharina would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly staff, free pancake breakfast, free luggage storage, felt safe

Disliked: dripping toilet, it's quite loud! in the ensuite 8-bed dorm i stayed in there was only one shower/toilet for 8 people. you really need a couple more toilets, and maybe another shower at least, in the hallway, otherwise there is no going to the toilet ever. i prefer female-only dorms. make sure people know to keep quiet after 11 p.m. some don't realize that you don't need to slam a door to close it ;o)

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

salvador camps

With my spouse / partner

City break

29 May 2011 salvador would recommend this property

Liked: it´s close to the city centre and the staff are kindly.

Disliked: It´s near to the police stacion so it´s quite noisy

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, very well located, great place to meet people.

Disliked: Only one bathroom (shower and toilet in the same room) per 10 bed dorm, not really convenient and not that clean.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jason Duncan

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 May 2011 Jason would recommend this property

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: Breakfast room was busy and no seats available so didnt have breakfast.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful staff, always ready to answer your questions, very helpful Facilities and services are excellent (wifi, free coffe/breakfast), clean, excellent location

Disliked: 1 shower for 10 beds, but it still worked well

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

Andrea Galasso

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Work / volunteering

25 May 2011 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: I like the friendly atmosphere inside the Hostel, the location near Trinity.

Disliked: The security system in the rooms was uncomfortable.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The friendliness of the staff

Disliked: No secure lockers

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

David Hayes

Alone

Work / volunteering

19 May 2011 David would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: security of bags in a cage in the room with a small padlock

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was friendly, it was clean, the breakfast was good and also we had free diner and drinks one night. Plus it was really quiet at nights.

Disliked: I liked everything!

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

Vanja Radovanovic

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday

11 May 2011 Vanja would recommend this property

Liked: A nice small hostel, good kitchen and rooms are OK.

Disliked: Nothing in particular... The room view was on another building a few meters away, but I guess you can't get better in the town center.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities were good, the kitchen was spacious and well stocked for utensils and various cooking necessities. Bowes Pub just around the corner was lots of fun, so the advertisements placed in the hostel were well chosen and useful.

Disliked: The arrangement of the tables upstairs might be changed around a little to ensure more seating space but honestly everything was satisfactory (except that pancakes do not equal crepes, cakes are light and fluffy and so panCAKES should be too. but the crepes were good)


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