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Ashfield Hostel
Ranked #11 of 100 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012 via mobile

This hostel was just okay. The worst part was the cleanliness. The floors and the bedding was dirty in the roomService was fine and breakfast was also decent.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

The best price I found in Dublin, great location. However, there is room for improvement as far service and cleanliness are concerned.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kyriakos V
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A-Star-HostelsDublin, Manager at Ashfield Hostel, responded to this review, 22 May 2012
Thank you for rating Ashfield House so highly, we are so pleased that you were happy with our prices and location. We are always striving to improve and raise standards across the board.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

My sister and I stayed here twice during our 2 week trip and the 2nd time wasn't as great as the first. The 2nd time we stayed, there was still hair on the bathroom floor and in the sheets so we won't sure if they washed them or even vacuumed the room.
Location is great, very close to College Bar area but not so close that there's a lot of street traffic and noise.
Pros: Staff was friendly, location, free wifi (but in common room only), breakfast in morning
Cons: not the cleanest, paint peeling in rooms
Overall, you can't expect much as a budget traveler but not a horrible experience. A lot of young people so great way to meet new people.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank atso1212
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A-Star-HostelsDublin, Manager at Ashfield Hostel, responded to this review, 22 May 2012
Thanks for the positive comments, we’re happy that you enjoyed the location of Ashfield House and found it a good place to meet new people while travelling on a budget. We take pride in our friendly staff, so we really appreciate the positive feedback.

Be assured that all of our rooms and cleaned and all bed lined is freshly laundered for each guest, as we have a robust system in place to confirm cleaning has been completed before allowing check-ins. Once again, thanks for your positive comments and for choosing to stay with us twice; we hope to see you in Ashfield House again.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

My friend and I stayed here for three nights in May and had a lovely time. We booked two beds in a four-bed female room but had it to ourselves the whole time! Some parts of the hostel look a bit run down, flaking paint and the like, but it was clean and spacious. The staff were very helpful and, when the printer wouldn't work, allowed me to print all my trip vouchers (quite a few pages) in the office for free. Also the showers were lovely, good water quality, excellent water pressure, you can turn the flow on and off without adjusting the temp, and the temp did not waver throughout the shower. It was such a lovely thing to come back to in the evening.

Cons: One major complaint is that the window looked out on a busy street and the curtains, while thick, really could not block out either the noise or the lights, which my friend found disruptive to her sleep. Also took a star off because of the computers/printers/wireless not working properly and because they use actual keys, not key cards, which I find less secure. Also the toilet, sink, and shower were in the same room, which in a shared hostel room can be inconvenient and I usually see them separately, which I prefer. There are also no lockers in the room or readings lights in the bed, and we had only one electrical outlet to use for presumably four people.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank BananaMartini
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A-Star-HostelsDublin, Manager at Ashfield Hostel, responded to this review, 22 May 2012
Thank you for the positive review and we’re so glad that you and your friend had a lovely time staying with us in Ashfield House. We always try to give our guests a room to themselves if possible; we’re so pleased that you appreciated that, and that you found our hostel clean, our staff helpful and you enjoyed our famous showers!

We have invested significantly in providing all ensuite rooms, so that guests do not have to leave their rooms to use the bathroom, so we were surprised that you did not like this. We have taken on board your suggestions for improvements and thank you sincerely for taking the time to give us your feedback.
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

One of the worst places I've ever had the misfortune of visting! On arrival despite prior booking, the receptionist on duty refused to check us in even though we had valid documentation and identification. He then went on to insinuate that my travelling companion and I were PROSTITUTES and he didn't let our sorts stay in the hostel! I was appalled and extremely offended by his allegations and when I asked for an apology he rudely told us to immediately vacate the premises! I would never recommend staying here to anyone and if I could give it 0 stars I would! WORST HOTEL IN DUBLIN!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lola D
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A-Star-HostelsDublin, Manager at Ashfield Hostel, responded to this review, 22 May 2012
We have consulted our staff and bookings and have no record of this incident and no recent bookings from Canada. Please contact me directly [welcome@astarhostelsdublin.com] to give me the dates and details as we need to establish when/if this took place, as this is clearly unacceptable and if it occurred, we need to identify how it could have happened and ensure it never reoccurs.

For the wellbeing of our guests, we do have strict rules on allowing access to our hostel, which may have been poorly implemented by our staff on this occasion. If this is the case, we apologise for any offence caused to you and your companion.
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Additional Information about Ashfield Hostel

Property: Ashfield Hostel
Address: 19/20 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly Ashfield House)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 100 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,235 - ₹ 7,625
Hotel Class:2 star — Ashfield Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ashfield House is Dublin's most centrally located Budget Accommodation centre. Located beside Trinity College and only 2 minutes from Dublin's trendy Temple Bar, it is an ideal location to discover Dublin's many attractions and sample the best of Irish culture and night life. Ashfield house offers accommodation in twin, family and 4/6 bedded rooms and all rooms are en-suite. A light continental breakfast of Cereal, toast, juice, tea and coffee is included in the price. ... more   less 
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