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Rennes, France
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Good place for students ! We can meet a lot of young people I stayed in dublin for 10 day free breakfast every morning the city centre is very close you can't need to take bus wifi everywhere in the hostel people are nice and the respect is very present

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Cong, Ireland
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Just stayed there for 1 night, the staff was very nice. I was with a friend in a 4 beds dorm, with 2 people that seemed really nice, I slept like a baby ! I really liked the paintings on the walls, Viking style, lovely & funny ! The toilets were not really clean at the end of the afternoon,...

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Pamplona, Spain
Reviewed 21 August 2015

A good place to stay for a couple of nights. The staff was nice, the place is quite old but clean, and you have everything you may need in the kitchen and the common room. Nice decorations, too. Breakfast was simple but enough to start the day (tea/coffe, toasts, cereals). I slept in a female dorm, and was happy with...

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SaarLouis, Germany
Reviewed 20 August 2015

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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

The staff at kinlay house is very friendly. The rooms are nice and clean. The noise level is minimal compared to a lot of the other hostels in Dublin . It's on a main road but still walking distance away from the "party" spots . Showers are really big and clean . The breakfast was just ok but it's free.

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The hostel is in the middle of everything. There is an express shuttle from the airport straight to its doorstep. The beds were very comfortable, despite their small sizes. Breakfast was good and the receptionists were quite friendly.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I booked a private room with shower. The room I was given (118) was spacious with 3 single beds. I overlooked the main street which was busy and noisy. However I slept well despite this. Bed was comfy and clean with free sheets and towel. Shower was very good and there was plenty of hot water. I arrived early in...

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Malta
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The hostel is very centrally located just 5 minutes walk from the center-rooms are of a decent size and are very clean so are bathrooms both shared and private ones. Free internet and a common area which you can spend time in. The hostel was great to just sleep in especially for those touring the city with good breakfast and...

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Thank You for the lovely review we are delighted you enjoyed your experience All the Best Team @ Kinlay House

Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Kinlay House is a cool and relaxed place to stay at. It's right in the centre of Temple Bar. Unfortunately, the WiFi doesn't always work and the hallway showers' water temperatures can't be adjusted. The staff are flexible and always helpful. In relation to the price it's a good place to sleep at and discover Dublin.

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review, hope to see you back on your next trip to Dublin All the best Team @ Kinlay

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 8 August 2015

The hostel is very well located, but that is about the only thing it has going for it. The rooms are very small and the one I was staying in did not even have a window to open, which meant no air circulation. The bathroom smelled like a mixture of mildew and horse crap from it being wet ALL the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dublin’s most lively hostel, in the vibrant Temple Bar District – friendly, safe and clean! Free WIFI & Internet access and free light breakfast. In the famous Temple Bar district, Kinlay House is surrounded by the best selection of Dublin’s bars, cafes and restaurants and within easy walking distance to all of Dublin’s top attractions, including Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College. We have a great team that go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the ‘Irish craic’ and we have all of the facilities you would expect from a leading hostel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kinlay House

Address: 2-12 Lord Edward Street | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre , Temple Bar
Price Range: ₹ 1,601 - ₹ 7,712 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Kinlay House 1*
Number of rooms: 49
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