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Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Reviewed 11 April 2015

I just love this hostel! That wasn't my first stay and it won't be the last one if I will go to Dublin again! First time it was with my parents who don't like the idea of hostels at all. But they really enjoyed their stay in here. Then I was here with my friend and now again! The staff...

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks so much for the lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Kinlay House Dublin All the Best Management & Team

Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Everything met or surpassed my expectations. The staff was friendly and accommodating. They booked all my activities for me, gave me good advice for running around Dublin, and even tips for getting to the Cliffs of Moher. The rooms were clean, beds were soft (and clean), breakfast was free, the common room is nice. But the best part is the...

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Hi Graham, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us, I am thrilled you enjoyed it and that our Team were able to help you with all your activities. Hope to see you back soon, we look forward to it :) All the Very Best Management and Team

San Francisco, CA USA
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Was stayed for 4 nights..the hostel is great location..close Temple Bar area as well as gay bars ( The George , The Front Lounge, PantiBar) the bus 747 from airport takes to there ) the hostel is clean but I do not like the bathroom (It's outside of your room) overall I'm satisfied...🍀😀. Since I only need a place to...

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, glad to hear you enjoyed it & hopefully see you again soon :) All the Best, Management and Team

San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Stayed here for 3 days... The rooms are clean... The bathrooms are disgusting. Don't like The fact that you have to rent a locker and the lockers are outside. Rented a locker after I checked out and the receptionist didn't tell me that I needed a different key to get back in. Stuck outside for 10 minutes in the rain...

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our apologies for that inconvenience I will ensure all staff explain perhaps better the situation with our lockers to avoid that happening going forward. Hopefully see you again :) All the Best, Management and Team

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I stayed here for 4 nights in the 24 bed dorm and had an overall nice experience. The hostel offers a basic free breakfast and free wifi throughout the hostel. The hostel is right by Temple Bar area and the river, so it's a great base for exploring. It's also right by the airlink bus stop, which is very convenient....

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Thank you Aimee for the lovely Review, hopefully we will you again on your next trip to Dublin All the Best, Management and Team of Kinlay House

West Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed 30 March 2015

First off, you get what you pay for. You have to realize before staying here that this is a hostel and it is close to Temple Bar/City Center. We stayed in the 24 bed dorm for a very affordable price. Had a couple days to spend in Dublin before getting back to London for work. I knew going in that...

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review, delighted you enjoyed your stay with us :) We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future All the best Management & Team

Reviewed 24 March 2015

My stay at Kinlay House was a wonderful experience. I found the staff excellent, really helpful with directions and general knowledge of the surrounding areas and where to go for shopping and dining Christ Church Cathederal right on your doorstep. This iconic church is a must see, St. Stephens Green and Grafton Street are but a stones throw away. I...

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Hi Mairead, Thanks so much for the lovely review, hope to welcome you back soon All the best, Management & Team

Reviewed 23 March 2015

Kinlay House is a great hostel! My partner and I stayed in the 16 bed dorm which was great value for our budget. The staff were helpful and the atmosphere was cool. The hostel was pretty clean and tidy. The location is great, close to the centre of town but not too loud to sleep at night. The hostel is...

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Hi Danielle, Thanks for the lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to you again soon :) All the Best Management & Team

Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Really good! Near to everywhere clean and cheap and with breakfast included to be ready to go to visit Ireland!The stuffs were really nice and it was a good place to meet people, in fact I met a really nice friend!

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Hi, great to hear you enjoyed your stay and were able to meet some lovely people!! Hope to see you back on your next trip to Dublin All the Best, Management & Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Great little hostel, close to the city center. We stayed in the 24 bed room and can't really complain. The beds were clean and comfortable and there were little heaters all around the room if you wanted to use them. The hostel is very well priced even near St Patrick's Day. The only downsides were the shower pressure was average...

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Kinlay D, General Manager at Kinlay House, responded to this review

Thank you for the Fab review!! We are delighted you enjoyed it and hopefully see you back soon All the Best Management and Team

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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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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 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Kinlay House 1*
Number of rooms: 49
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“A private room would help the solo traveller immeasurably.”
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“6 bed dorms have a bathroom with shower in the room. Smaller rooms and bigger rooms need to use the cubicles in the washroom.”
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