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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The (very) Budget Single room was indeed windowless and clean which would have been fine if there hadn't been such a damp problem. The room my friend stayed in had visible mould. Because these rooms had no windows they smelt very bad all the time as there was no ventilation. There was no water pressure in the upstairs, and the...

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Dudelange, Luxembourg
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Much too expensive for the decrepit furniture and rooms. The toilet only flushes once and then takes 10 minutes to fill up again for the next flush, the shower is very dirty and old and the waterflow in it is just a drizzle. You can hear all noises through the doors. The only clean thing were the sheets on the...

1Thank lampadaire190353
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2015

It is a sort of nightmare place. You should not go there ever. The showers are dirty, the toilets stinky, and the rooms are very old. So, don't trust on the score at some webs, e.g. 7-8 out of 10, the whole thing is bad. The manager is fine, and helpful though.

1Thank ejgsantos
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Gordana was the best. We could even counted on warm tea :) Although do not try to check in at two in the morning without notice, reception is open till 11pm. Room was nice, simple and clean. Free unlimited wifi was available everywhere. Very good location, only 10 minutes walk to famous Temple Bar, unexpected breakfast option at the pub...

2Thank Malgorzata G
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

When you enter the Holyhead it seems like it's not what you expected. After one minute you'll meet Gordona and Shane and then you'll feel like you arrived home. The warmest and kindest people you will ever find on your trip! They will help you with everything you need! The place is warm and perfect for those who want a...

3Thank Oshriavigadol
Paris, Tennessee
Reviewed 12 April 2015

There is not one thing I can say bad about this hostel. From the moment I walked in it was so clean and buzzing in a good way with life. The most friendly person in Dublin, Gordana checked me in and she needs a promotion causes he is just overly happy at all times we met and was so friendly...

1Thank NachoMan007
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Stayed just after what I would presumed to have been a busy easter period for the hostel. Shared a private double with my girlfriend which included a basin, double bed with fresh linen, towels and a table. Toilet was always clean and the shower was what you would expect from a hostel. Staff were always friendly and available for when...

2Thank JamWhitch
Bradenton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 9 March 2015

It was advertised as a bed and breakfast and it is far away from that. It is even painted on the wall outside the house. The mattress was pure torture, we basically slept on springs. The shower was disgusting, scummy and dirty. The manage was nice though but would never use them again.

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2015

if u wanna have a cheap and still nice place to stay,the holy head should be your choice! it looks old (well it is) but its very clean! the people were very nice! i loved it! I think i loved the character of the hostel and d people within :)

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Reviewed 26 February 2015

We stayed there for 2 nights. Our Room no. 2 had a really huge and large antique pine bed for 2 which looked a little bit scary. The mattress wasn't the best to sleep in, like other users already stated. But since we only stayed there for a few hours sleep and left for the whole morning and day for...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of Dublin's oldest accommodations, right in the heart of the city! The best of Dublin is just a few minutes away from our front door: O'Connell street is around the corner, Trinity College and the Grafton Street area right across the Liffey river. Walk 10 minutes and find yourself enjoying a Guinness in the famous Temple Bar district. The Holyhead offers simple but clean and affordable rooms in a warm and easy-going atmosphere, 24h hot showers, free wifi - and kind staff ready to assist you! The Holyhead is located beside the Central Bus Station (Shuttle to/from the airport every 10min) and Conolly Railway Station: you have the whole of Ireland at your feet. Accommodation: All of our rooms are private, with a sink. Toilets and Showers are shared. Please note that our Twin, Triple and Family/Friends rooms are a mix of Singles, Doubles, and Bunk beds. 2 minutes walk away from the spire, and 1 minute walk away from Busaras station. Direction: How to find us? - Taxi, cost 15 to 20€ - Aircoach to O'Connell Street, cost 7€ one way or 12€ return. - Airlink (747 or 748) to Busaras Bus Station, cost 6€ one way or 10€ return. - Dublin buses 14 & 16 a to O'Connell Street, cost only 2.30€ one way.From the Spire on O'Connell Street, walk on Talbot street until you reach Gardiner Street on your left. We are just at the corner! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Holyhead Hostel

Address: 42 Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: RM313 - RM731 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Holyhead Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“I was in room 14, good size but right next to the traffic light outside.”
uniqueireland, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do not chose this hostel!”
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“Find another hostel.”
JesterYellow, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Go out and enjoy Dublin!”
935joshuad, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“I cannot recommend room no. 10 on the top floor (private single room).”
erkkap, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
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