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“A Mixed Bag”
Review of Citi Hostels

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Citi Hostels
Ranked #84 of 118 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
10 reviews
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“A Mixed Bag”
Reviewed 18 October 2006

Citi Hostels has its good and bad points. We booked a double ensuite and had no problems checking in. Beware if you have heavy bags though, because you have to drag them through a maze of hallways and stairs, past a lifesized Jesus statue.

We were pleased with the size and cleanliness factor of our room. This was the only room on our trip that had a full length mirror and a fairly good-sized closet, so that was a bonus. Everytime we entered the room though, it had a faint sewer-y smell to it. Nothing to make you gag, but it was there nonetheless

It's a good 5-10 minute walk to Grafton Street, but is close to lots of good, non-touristy nightlife on Camden/Wexford/Harcourt Streets. We loved the Harcourt Diner right next to the hostel, as well as the internet cafe around the corner (1 euro for an hour!).

We thought it had a decent atmosphere and we grew fond of it over our 4 night stay. I thought the value for money was good.

  • Liked — Harcourt Diner right next door
  • Disliked — The sewer-y smell
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 October 2006

this hostel is in a great location 5 mins from grafton street/st.stephens green. the luas line is across the road from the hostel if your too tired (or lazy) to walk.

the first night we staed in an 8bed mixed dorm. there was 4 of us so 4other people would be sharing with us. in the end it turned out we had the room to ourselves as the hostel wasnt so busy. the next night we stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm. this was en-suite. the shower was great. you need to bring your own towels. or else you can rent a towel for a euro or two. there is a tv in the room. beds are comfy. i haved stayed here 4 times because of price and loaction. for somewhere in dublin it is great!

there is a kitchen if you want to cook downstairs. also there is a dining area spearate from the kitchen which we used when we got a take away and ate in there and watched the tv.

i would stay there again the next time i go to dublin. everything is so close! it is clean place to stay and staff are friendly.

i booked through ---

  • Liked — the prices are great and the location
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 September 2006

Do not stay at this hostel when something else in Dublin is available! We booked a two night stay in a double room ensuite there and is wasn't acceptable at all. The bathroom had no storage, there was no possibility to put up towels, the floor was kinda rotten, etc. The only thing that was good was the power shower. The light in our room wouldn't work and we told the staff but nothing happened. Apropos staff: The rudest receptionists we've met in Ireland so far. There was a sign that said "Ask the friendly staff members", but they weren't at all. We didn't even get a real receipt after we had paid the full two days in advance.
The kitchen was disgusting. It wasn't cleaned up at all, the sink didn't work and there were only about 2 plates for the whole hostel. This is about it, but as you can see, it cannot get any worse. Try the Litton Lane or Isaacs instead and book a long time ahead of your stay so you don't end up in the Citi Hostel.

Stayed September 2006
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Additional Information about Citi Hostels

Property: Citi Hostels
Address: 2 Charlemont Street, Dublin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 118 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Price range (per night): ₹ 754 - ₹ 3,618
Hotel Class:2 star — Citi Hostels 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Citi Hostels is located in the highly fashionable " village quarter" in the heart of Dublin city and only 10 minutes walk from Grafton Street - the shopping centre of Dublin and 15 minutes from Temple Bar -Ireland's Culture Capital with its lively pubs, restaurants and festivals!We are also located at the edge of old Georgian Dublin, which boasts the finest example of Georgian architecture anywhere in Europe. Our reception is open 24 hours as is our fully fitted kitchen!Don't want to cook? No problem -breakfast is included in the price Stay in our en suite dorms from €10 per night or book a private twin/double room from €16 per person per night Nowhere else will you get such competitive rates for such high standards!-All our rooms are en suite, except the Double Rooms shared bathroom.-Free use of Hostel Computers & free WIFI-We have Double, Twin, and Double/Single private en suites as well as dorms-Did we mention the free breakfast?! ... more   less 
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Citi Hotel Dublin

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