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Kinlay House

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Coral Springs, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off when I checked in, the balance due was below 15 euro, so I gave them my card. They cannot use it unless its contactless??? Or they charge a fee. Upgrade your card reader from 1989. The hallways and rooms smelled like rotten feet. It never went away. The carpet looks like it hadn't been changed or cleaned since...

1Thank JerryAscione
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a double room, and eventually we were put up in a room with a double bed and 3 more beds, but the room was entirely for us, so no hassle. Breakfast was for free although there wasn't a wide range of choices. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank robincoot
Zlin Region, Czech Republic
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had small private double room (I travelled with my wife), although I asked for double bed, we had two separate beds. Room was small, but ok. The problem was noise, room has quite bad isolation from the hall, and there was pretty noisy group of german young boys. But I think it's expectable in hostel for young people. The...

Thank berysoft
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night for the Wales v ROI game at the Aviva stadium. Arrived early but was told room wasn't ready which was fine, there was nowhere safe to leave our bags apart from behind the reception desk. Was give a room on the top floor, room 303 I think it was. The door was in the shape of...

Thank Lloyd2709
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Common room and kitchen was buzzing with positive energy and different languages heard. Everyone was friendly and helpful and the staff was all super energetic and top notch. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Affordable and clean. Why not? Will return again and again.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Kinlay House was a cool hostel with a great atmosphere, very social and open, comfortable but definitely young. You get what you pay for in a good way. Beds uncomfortable but what can you expect in a hostel that can house nearly 300 people? Not temperpedic beds, that's for sure. But they had separate facilities for girls and guys and...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Get what you pay for I guess. Was the cheapest accommodation we could find (mind you not that cheap compared to other places in Ireland) We stayed in a double without a bathroom, room smelled bad, mattress was uncomfortable, there was gum on the bed (ew). Also the room was hot and so we opened the window and it was...

Thank Jill P
Reviewed 3 March 2017

very good place to stay if you are a student for example. It is very big and cheap. It was very clean as well. You can let you luggages in a box for 2 pounds a day. There are lockers under the beds, don't forget to bring a locker with you. Very close to the city centre and right next...

Thank Caroline C
Marne-la-Vallee, France
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Hostel is clean enough, though a little worn out in place, but perfectly adequate for it's purpose. We stayed in the large 16 bed dorm. The beds themselves were comfortable but had to double up the thin pillow. Wifi reception was fine. Shared toilets and showers were okay. Kitchen facilities very good, offering a basic but decent breakfast. Best of...

Thank Dave77F
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place. I went to a 4 beds room. A lots of stairs. The man shower in my floor didn't wore for two days. The stag is ok and the living room is cool with a lot of activities and Netflix on the TV. So if you spending 2 or 3 days in Dublin the place is ok....

1Thank Nuno M

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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: $32 - $153 (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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