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The Holyhead Hostel

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stay away, sleep on a park bench! This is not worth one star, it's a disgusting joke! Its not even cheap, one room for 3 of us, 150 euros a night!!!!!!!. Can I find ANYTHING good to say? well in all honesty yes, sheets were clean, NOTHING else, anywhere is!!!!!

Thank richard w
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I traveled to Dublin with my mother and booked The Holy Head Hostel before. It was one of many hostels I had checked. The location was the only good thing. We arrived and rang on the bell, some guy came and opened, he offered us coffee (from who knows what year) or water that has been out there for hours....

Thank Emskling
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Got to the place a nice welcoming women was at the door to let us in.. Pre booked online. I said I've to leave for a ferry in morning for 6.30 and she told me its impossible boss dosent allows u to leave until 11am. It wasn't the lady's fault but I was actually really shocked. So I had book...

Thank 00980
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I'm used to staying in hostels but this place was terrible. There was poor communication from the staff, as they explained about teas and coffees he mumbled something and sat back into the office and I never saw anyone again after 3 nights sleep there. On Sunday when we checked out, it was explained to us by the cleaner that...

Thank Abbey J
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The only thing going for this place is the location but saying that I stayed in another place a few days up and that was amazing and similar price. Uncomfortable bed. Dirty bathroom and toilet. For what it is, overpriced.

Thank Toa T
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Location is 100% in that it is very central. Only two minute walk to O'Connell Street. The bedroom I git was appaling, it had dust all over the floor and could of badly done with a lick of paint. There is a sink in the bedroom. The toilet on the ground floor was out of order so had to use...

Thank uniqueireland
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I made the check-in and left the hostel immediately, going to my room only at night to sleep. When I laid on the bed, I realized it was soaked with piss, probably from a former guest. There was no one to complain, since the it has no 24h clerck. It was useless to turn the matress around; it was wet...

1Thank Andre F
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Could not sleep a wink with 80 (!) bites by bed bugs. (Actually found a bug so they are definitely in my bed). Double bed only 1,5 bed and very short (while I'm am only 1.70). Dirty floor in the room, shower tiny and not very clean, water sometimes cold, toilet ok. Very small room but for a hostel I...

1Thank Conchita S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Last minute on Booking.com and I paid over 100 euros for the most disturbing, horrible, dirty uncomfortable night. It was advertised as a B&B, not a hostel. I slept on an old mattress with visible springs. The shared bathroom was a health hazard and the open windows were a major safety issue if you were to have children staying with...

Thank zsa r
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This was a last minute booking for me and one that I think I will regret forever. The hostel is little more than a tenement. People float through the place like ghosts and it's impossible to tell who is staff and who is just a guest. On a number of occasions I had guests actively go and fetch staff from...

Thank JesterYellow

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of Dublin's oldest accommodations, right in the heart of the city! The best of Dublin is just a few minutes away from our front door: O'Connell street is around the corner, Trinity College and the Grafton Street area right across the Liffey river. Walk 10 minutes and find yourself enjoying a Guinness in the famous Temple Bar district. The Holyhead offers simple but clean and affordable rooms in a warm and easy-going atmosphere, 24h hot showers, free wifi - and kind staff ready to assist you! The Holyhead is located beside the Central Bus Station (Shuttle to/from the airport every 10min) and Conolly Railway Station: you have the whole of Ireland at your feet. Accommodation: All of our rooms are private, with a sink. Toilets and Showers are shared. Please note that our Twin, Triple and Family/Friends rooms are a mix of Singles, Doubles, and Bunk beds. 2 minutes walk away from the spire, and 1 minute walk away from Busaras station. Direction: How to find us? - Taxi, cost 15 to 20€ - Aircoach to O'Connell Street, cost 7€ one way or 12€ return. - Airlink (747 or 748) to Busaras Bus Station, cost 6€ one way or 10€ return. - Dublin buses 14 & 16 a to O'Connell Street, cost only 2.30€ one way.From the Spire on O'Connell Street, walk on Talbot street until you reach Gardiner Street on your left. We are just at the corner! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Holyhead Hostel

Address: 42 Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: ₹ 5,296 - ₹ 10,980 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Holyhead Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“I was in room 14, good size but right next to the traffic light outside.”
uniqueireland, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do not chose this hostel!”
314andref, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Find another hostel.”
JesterYellow, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Go out and enjoy Dublin!”
935joshuad, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“I cannot recommend room no. 10 on the top floor (private single room).”
erkkap, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
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