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Kinlay House

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The staff were very helpful and informative and the rooms were clean. The bathrooms were not as great as I would have hoped and the breakfast was very basic. It was a bit of a trek to the lockers but they were secure.

Thank Mae W
Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The location was convenient and central to most of what we wanted to do. The staff was extremely kind and helpful when we needed directions and bus times which makes all the difference when you don't know the area. The hostel also provides a nice breakfast with options of various cereals, toast, and coffee. The bathrooms were clean, but for...

Thank laurzbarz
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We (2 people) had a Private Double with Ensuite Bathroom. The room was very small (as expected) - just the bed, a tiny desk and a corridor to reach it with absolutely no space to put your stuff except on the desk. The private bathroom was very mouldy. Didn't dare to use the shower. There was a fire exit door...

Thank anne79b2015
New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I have stayed in hostels throughout my teens and 20's. Now that I'm in my late 20's, I just don't think they are for me any more. Especially hostels like the Kinlay House. It was kind of shocking to see how many older people were at this hostel considering the teen party atmosphere of it. There was crappy techno music...

1Thank Mila K
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The hostel is situated in the city center near to Temple Bar , very close to local restaurants and shops .The staff is friendly and helpful , rooms are clean and the beds comfortable even if are bunk beds .We had a 24 bed dorm , the rooms is big and spacious ,the price is cheap , very good for...

Thank Cloe S
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 5 September 2015

The good- this hostel is reasonably priced. There is a good kitchen, and decent free breakfast. There is free wifi. It is walking distance from nearly everything in Dublin. And it is fairly quiet for a hostel located in the rowdiest party neighborhood in Ireland.The staff is very good at recommending free or discounted things to do in Dublin. The...

Thank Thomas C
Ein Hod, Israel
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

If location is everything than this hostel wins. Right at Temple Bar close to the historical sites, restaurants, pubs, shops and theaters. As far as comfort don't have great expectatins. Rooms are spread on 3 floors and out houses and bathrooms are not always close by. I would recommend to book the ensuite dormatory. Also not having lockers in the...

Thank Ronnie E
Legnano, Italy
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Well organized shared rooms (even if I would add ham and cheese) and good location in the very centre of the city, near Tempel Bar. Bad bathrooms and the locker costs unjustly too much (10 € even for very few hours!). The staff was not as kind to me as in other hostels I have been in.

Thank Ludo92p
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Kinlay House 2 nights at the end of August. The stuff is really friendly. The double bed room was small but enough for the price. The location of the hostel is great. You can reach the Temple Bar, other pubs and the train station in a few minutes. Next time in Dublin we will stay here again.

Thank Wanjka N
Northern Ireland
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Close to city centre and Temple Bar. Cool paintings and art! Helpful staff and clean rooms and bathrooms. Would definitely stay again. Good safe storage lockers too. Didn't make it up in time for breakfast but there were lots of travellers cooking in the kitchen. Nice laid back feel about the place.

Thank PP2010

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: RM95 - RM450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Kinlay House 1*
Number of rooms: 49
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“ask for quiet room.”
berysoft, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room NOT facing the road.”
  • Double room? Triple Room?
darsot77, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lower bunk is better choose”
  • 6 mixed beds room
ChiChiTama, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you aren't near the stairs!”
355WendyR, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A private room would help the solo traveller immeasurably.”
Holidayrapport, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
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