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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Citi Hotel Dublin