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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

First of all the location was fantastic as was the price. Unfortunately due to no fault of the guest house we had booked a twin room with no option of joining the beds together. So be careful if you are considering this in the future.
Our room was very small and decor was very poor with sections of wall paper falling off. The bed was very poor and looked liked it had been nailed back together probably more times than it should have.

The shower supplied hot water when it felt like it.

The breakfast was faultless and the servers were very polite and at hand to tend to you as you required however. We ordered just toast but still ended up with a full breakfast.

On the whole we didn’t let the room ruin our trip as we laughed about it so much.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank arronf78
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Avondale was a very pleasant stay. The bed was comfortable and the sheets really soft and clean. The design with the shower and basin in the room is also really great with the toilets always being available and close by. Our room was quite noisy as it was facing the busy street, but I booked upon arrival so probably was given one of the last rooms, you may have more luck with a quieter room. The location was excellent, I didn’t use any public transport because I could walk everywhere and there were some awesome pubs right outside the guesthouse. The free breakfast was a full Irish breakfast and the service fast and friendly.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank johnstonhe123
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

No other options for renting in the city center were available so we took a chance and booked a last minute stay.

Issues:

- faulty heaters without controllers so you freeze at night during Winter
- windows that do not close properly and allow for freezing air to enter
- dirty carpeting
- bed frame that are breaking but held together by metal clasps
- flattest pillows I have ever seen
- moldy bathrooms
- 1/3 small bottle for shampoo or hand washing (who doesn't fill the whole bottle?!)
- leaking toilets with pipes covered in wet rags
- toilet missing touch button!!
- bedside chair was dirty and complete covered in 'grease'
- Irish breakfast: 2 gluey thin sausages, 1 oily egg, a bit of hard streaky bacon, and cold bbq beans. Dry cereal and milk are available along with coffee and watered-down orange juice. Packaged cheese from Holland and coffee cookies are available. Do not try the canned fruit mix, nobody touches that and it is permanently covered in cellophane (cling film).

There are plenty of rooms at this hotel, serving at least 30 people. The amount of money that is charged for the facilities and food is exorbitant. This establishment is making tons of money since the amenities are old, the windows are broken, and the heaters are faulty. The heaters do not have knobs and therefor you cannot control the "heat" that is supplied. There is MOLD EVERYWHERE in the bathroom. Our toilet was leaking and covered in wet rags. The room (including the bathroom) was about 18 sq meters with a double bed. Color tv was spotty and mainly gray.

1 star for location. If you decide to stay, there is a Tesco around the corner where you can get disinfectant and breakfast/lunch for cheap.

Room Tip: rest elsewhere
  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank pracheng
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

The place is cheap. About the same price as a hostel, but we had our own room and en-suite bathroom.
There is full english breakfast as a breakfast option.
Avondale House is only about 5 - 10 min walking distance to the main bus station.

Staff should work on their customer service skills.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Aleinad W
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Being the cheapest 'hotel' option I could find on short notice, I decided to give it a chance. After all, I'm just there to sleep - how bad could it be? Terrible, is the answer.

The facilities themselves were probably worse than any other hostel in the area. The entire building had a run-down feel, the shared toilets were inconvenient and the room had terrible insulation, letting the cold night air set into your bones. The beds were hard, rooms were small and also ugly/run down, but with an exhilarating view of barbed-wire fencing. The breakfast was greasy and left me feeling sick for the rest of the morning.

The absolute worst part, however, was the front-desk serviceman. I have never experienced such an apathetic, rude and generally unpleasant person - much less in Ireland where friendliness is second-nature to half the city. The guy knows that he will probably never see any of his customers again so does not mind treating them terribly. Do not fall into this trap!

If you're looking to save money, the hostels in the area are much cheaper. If you are looking for a cheap hotel, splurge the extra 5 euros and stay somewhere that doesn't feel like it should be in the fourth circle of Dante's Inferno.

Room Tip: Rooms in a different hotel are more pleasant.
  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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