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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend stayed at the dorms (males). Decent rooms, clean showers with hot water. Lockers for personal baggage stored in a faraway room though. The location on Dame street is optimal and is adjacent to Temple Bar and a walking distance to the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle etc. All in all, good value for money!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

26th March 2016 • Leisure trip • Solo traveller • Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Shared Bathroom • Stayed 2 nights Plus points(4) The fact that there were lockers for my gear - my locker number was 7. Also, the very high standard of cleanliness throughout the entire building - both inside and outside. I also got talking to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

First up Kinlay House looked great and is in a fantastic location, myself an my party were looking forward to staying here for 4 nights. When we arrived unfortunately Kinlay House had cancelled our booking. The guy at reception (who claimed to be the manager) blamed the company we booked it through, but admitted that it was they who refused...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Everyone who works in the hostel and stays there are so nice. I'd advise getting earplugs or listening to music as on a hot day with the windows open, the traffic can be annoying. This was my first time staying in a hostel and I can safely say I'm more than eager to try out more hostels when I travel.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

I stayed in an 8p mixed room. The sheets were cleen and the room smelled nice. Very nice staff. Will I go back? Hell yes! But maybe next time I'll take a smaller room, as my roommates were snoring so loudly...

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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Kinlay House is a really cool hostel. We slept in the 24-Bed-Room and had no problems with that. Everyone was quiet when someone was sleeping and the air was fresh, but not cold because the room is one of these old, high rooms. The house is an old one, but in a very good condition. Everyone is very friendly. Breakfast...

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Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first hostel stay so I am maybe a bit biased by hotels. The showers were push button, and fairly far from our room. You also had to pay to get a locker. We stayed in Kinlay room. It was loud outside and in. Sheets were clean and well kept, it was obvious that the staff really care...

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

$13 a night and it includes a HUGE kitchen. Bathrooms are nice but the shower water is very hot and you have no control of the temperature. Good security, happy to go again. Very close to Dublin Castle and the park.

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Jouy-en-Josas
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My room (among many others) had no lock on the door; anyone could enter. They told me the cheapest way to go to the airport was a 7 euros bus, of which one was for them (for booking). And that was a LIE, for one euro they tricked me into booking instead of telling me there was a 3 euro...

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Look. This hostel is actually pretty good. Clean, safe, etc. But calling it lively in the temple bar region is misleading as hell. Mostly due to the fact that they do not allow any alcohol in the hostel and that is just uncool. I'm an adult, and if I want a beer with my dinner I should be allowed. People...

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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
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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: $30 - $162 (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
 of 5 bubbles ChiChiTama, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you aren't near the stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles 355WendyR, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“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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