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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rude and unfriendly staff, avoid at all costs! It's clean and that's about the only good thing I can say about it. Staff are unwilling to engage in any conversation with you. Don't ask too many questions about the place because we did and I was told it's none of my business! Not at any point did I feel like...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The manager was racist calling my black mate a ni**er. The plug sockets were hanging off the wall which is a massive safety issue because they were hanging off the wall our phones didn't charge. The toilet seat was broken and the staff were a disgrace. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone the beds were shocking I had a dark...

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9Thank Jav R
Noto, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hostel with really helpful staff, comfortable private room. Clean facilities, made it easy for me to access breakfast by using the lift. Great for storing luggage before and after stay. Very accessible for Dublin castle and easy access to local bars and restaurants.

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Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a 6 beds room, the location was great, bedding and toilet were clean. Desk clerk was friendly but she got it wrong with my credit card transaction currency(€).. so I have to pay more for lodging expense. It's a hostel, simple but enough. You couldn't expecting much. I am female, I booking a mixed 6 beds room...

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Rimini, Italy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a hostel, of course. And I sincerely was not expecting much. But I beleive even if you decide to sell cheap one single bed in a room with 6, you should still provide some minimal conditions. Yes, the sheets where clean - or at least I beleive, since I could not turn on the light in the room. The...

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Timmins, Canada
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Comfortable private room. Free basic breakfast, nice hostel with a large common area, clean washrooms. Great location, short walk to temple bar, Trinity college and most major sites in Dublin. Would stay again.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a 4 bed room and were given an ensuite which was great. All of the hostel facilities were clean and staff were friendly. Having breakfast was a great perk. The location was great and easy to access all of the main sites. Would definitely stay again for the price we paid.

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Seattle
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were in Room 112 for only 3 nights. A family of 4 (me, hubby, 18yr old daughter and 14yr old son). When we arrived that evening we were greeted by 2 friendly and helpful guys at the 24hr front desk. It took only minutes to check in and we were off. As with most Hostels, there are no lifts/elevators....

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Thank Wendy R
Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Needed somewhere to stay in the centre of Dublin for a single night at short notice without needing to take out a bank-loan. Single en-suite toom was perfectly adequate and clean & I slept surprisingly well. it's not a luxury hotel, but it doesn't claim to be. Would stay there again.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a private four bed room with 3 friends. We found that all facilities that we required were readily available, the entire building was kept very clean and staff were friendly. Considering the low price we were extremely happy with our stay!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dublin’s most lively hostel, in the vibrant Temple Bar District – friendly, safe and clean! Free WIFI & Internet access and free light breakfast. In the famous Temple Bar district, Kinlay House is surrounded by the best selection of Dublin’s bars, cafes and restaurants and within easy walking distance to all of Dublin’s top attractions, including Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College. We have a great team that go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the ‘Irish craic’ and we have all of the facilities you would expect from a leading hostel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kinlay House

Address: 2-12 Lord Edward Street | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre , Temple Bar
Price Range: RM100 - RM559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Kinlay House 1*
Number of rooms: 49
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“Lower bunk is better choose”
  • 6 mixed beds room
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“A private room would help the solo traveller immeasurably.”
 of 5 bubbles Holidayrapport, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“6 bed dorms have a bathroom with shower in the room. Smaller rooms and bigger rooms need to use the cubicles in the washroom.”
 of 5 bubbles bassman274, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The smaller the room, the better”
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