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“Nice place, spartan rooms.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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MEC Hostel
Ranked #25 of 100 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice place, spartan rooms.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2010

The buildins is very nice, as well as the common room downstairs. The room we booked was a double ensuite. It was absolutely spartan: one bed, one chair. Nothing else, not even a picture on the wall. The bathroom was also extremely small and spartan, with horrible green tiles.
If it's just for sleeping it's ok, really no frills. The bed was comfortable.
The breakfast is not very big, just one drink (milk, coffee or juice) and one bread with butter and jam.
Nice position, close to the center.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Fe NM
Level Contributor
108 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2009

This was our second stay at Eccles Court, in the apartments next door to the hostel. This time we took our son, daughter and their significant others. We each had our own apartment at 70 EURO per night as we stayed one week. Since we were there in 2004, the bathrooms appear to be updated. Hot water whenever we wanted it, All appliances in the kitchen worked and we were able to save a lot of money by cooking breakfast and dinner most nights. We were in #4 and it is very BIG, Clean towels and linen whenever we asked. What we really like is the location, just one block off O'Connell St, easy airport access on all buses and about 15 min walk to Connolly and Temple Bar. A Great Deal!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Charliie2109
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frankfurt
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2009

we stayed 4 nights at mt eccles court in a 6bed room - were alone for the first night as well. breakfast is very basic, but included, and there is extra toast if you want. bathrooms are mostly clean, but very basic and could have been renovated better - but that is fine. beds and rooms are good and clean and comfortable. the location is just great, minutes from o´connell street and even less from quite a few decent restaurants.

take in the price and what you get for it, this is very good value - and staff are always helpful!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank han_ffm
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London
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2008

We stayed in this hostel in January 2005 on our little 'Round Trip' including Wales, Dublin and a bit of England.

The photos on the website looked ok, the prices were fine so we booked it. For two nights.

Our room looked nothing like the rooms in the picture. The staff were not friendly nor were they unfriendly. They were just indifferent to us. We had to walk what felt like a mile to our room through not sooo well lit corridors then left, right, left again..it was like a labyrinth. We eventually found it but were appalled by it's appearence: bare walls, a bed that seemed to be made of 2 blow-up-beds on top of each other with some really cheap covers. The bathroom was so horrible we didn't go in there without shoes or socks on. Needless to say we didn't have a shower in there, just the necessary wash.

The breakfast was absolutely basic (which is not necessarily a bad thing) but the lady there gave us two slices of bread pointing at the toaster which wasn't plugged in. No 'Good Morning, how are you, would you like some ....?'

All in all we have not a single good memory or thought of this hostel.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — The absolute disgrace they call the bathroom and the room itself, Breakfast
  • Stayed January 2005, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Turtletons
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2008

I stayed here with a group of friends for a rugby international weekend. The staff weren't terribly friendly, but they weren't bad either. The room was fine - spacious, but there were a few funny stains on the curtains/bedlinen. Didn't bother us really as we didn't spend much time in the rooms. Shower was much more powerful than expected, although the 'hole in the floor' plughole meant the bathroom got quite wet. If you're looking for somewhere cheap, safe, and within easy walking distance of the city center for a couple of nights, stay here. I wouldn't reccomend it for longer stays though, or for 'proper' backpackers, as it didn't have much character. And one more thing, if you're trying to find it, walk up O'Connell street and take it from there - it's much easier to find it that way rather than any other way! It's just a minute or two's walk from the top of O'Connell street.

Stayed March 2008
Helpful?
1 Thank MidWalesSiani
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Maine
Level Contributor
36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2007

Not a bad place. The location was pretty good. Not the best hostel I've stayed at - SHOWERS ARE HORRIBLE. Other than that, everything was fine.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — showers
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank summerrhi
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Cardiff, Wales
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2007

Possibly one of the worst hostels on the planet, and I've stayed in some dives! The place is filthy from the carpet to the ceiling. The mattresses look as if they were found in a skip outside a prison. The place hasn't been cleaned in a long long time. The showers are pathetic, and anyone can walk in off the street and hop in to the bed beside you! There is a doss house down the street full of junkies - they might have better accommodation! On the plus side - the location, near the top of O'Connell street is excellent!

  • Stayed October 2007
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Lar0usse
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Property: MEC Hostel
Address: Tallaght Cross West Hotel 42 North Great Georges St, Dublin 1, Ireland (Formerly Mount Eccles Court Hostel)
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 100 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Mec Hostel we provide a range quality accommodation for our guests in Dublin's city centre, from private suites with private bathroom and kitchen to shared dorm room accommodation at very attractive prices. Housed in beautiful georgian buildings on one of Dublins finest historical streets. With our very friendly and helpful staff, spacious lounges and rooms with keycard access and free lockers, garden terrace, Mec Hostel is the Ideal base for your visit in Dublin. ... more   less 
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