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Barnacles Temple Bar House

19 Temple Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland, Distance from city centre: 0.7km

Rating: 89% from 30 reviews

  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 92%Staff
  • 90%Security
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 96%Location
  • 89%Value for money
  • 82%Facilities

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  • It was very noisy, not just the outside with people coming & going from Temple Bar which I expected, But toilets flushing which sounded like a river in our room, Fans making mad noises and doors banging.
  • 60%
  • 14 Feb 2015 Stephen Ireland
  • This place was great! 21 year old female college student traveling alone, so safety is important to me. I always felt very safe at the hostel. I stayed in the 8 bed mixed room and all the people I met were really nice. the hostel has very nice and helpful staff and also has free tours and a really fun pub crawl every day/night. I was only in Dublin for two days but I had such a blast because of all the people I met at Barnacles and on the pub crawl. Comfy beds and everything was clean.
  • 100%
  • 02 Jan 2015 Anonymous USA
  • The atmosphere was really great! Even in my short (1 night) stay I met a lot of wonderful people, who made me wish I didn't have to catch a flight home the next day. The staff was also superb!!!! From helping with how and when to get to the airport, to repeating directions on how to get to must see sights, to just being a smiling faces! When I left they were even trying to come up with a fun holiday celebration for everyone staying through Christmas! Overall it was a terrific place!
  • 100%
  • 21 Dec 2014 Jennifer USA
  • Great location..clean room..nice staff..reasonable price..wi-fi in the bed room..and if I could have better coffee for breakfast, it would be perfect..
  • 86%
  • 26 Nov 2014 Dony Abdul Indonesia
  • Best location in town! The staff was really nice and helpful with everything.
  • 89%
  • 11 Oct 2014 Andree-Anne Canada
  • Noisy - even mid week, the noise from the street came up through the windows. Great proximity to bars and clubs, but lots of coming in and out. The staff was very friendly and helpful. This spot is probably a little more suited to groups than solo travellers.
  • 77%
  • 02 Oct 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Barnacles was a great hostel, small rooms but awesome pun crawl. A little loud in therooms at night, can hear people walking around upstairs so bring ear plugs! Amazing location, definitely recommended
  • 91%
  • 29 Jul 2014 Anonymous USA
  • So much fun to stay in this hostel! Right in the middle of the nightlife action meant not too far of a walk home from the bars and the pubcrawls were a blast. Not to mention the staff was super helpful.
  • 94%
  • 28 Jul 2014 Anonymous USA
  • The hostel is right above the temple bar, so it's pretty noisy at night- we had to close our windows at night to be able to sleep, which turned our room into a sauna. The rooms are small, there's not really any extra room, but there are lockers under the bed to store luggage. The beds were clean and comfortable.
  • 89%
  • 03 Jul 2014 Evguenia USA
  • The electricity and shower in the room was broken. The staff was unable to fix it nut were very helpful in finding us another room that worked. The location was amazing and the staff was pub crawl out of any hostel
  • 89%
  • 10 Jun 2014 Sean USA
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