The Times Hostel - College Street

8, College Street, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Distance from city centre: 0.6km

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Rating: 82%from 3 reviews

  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 80%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 100%Location
  • 73%Value for money
  • 73%Facilities
We're perfect base for everyone looking for a modern, stylish, clean, safe and friendly hostel in the centre of Dublin.

Located in the heart of Dublin's historic city centre, whether you are in Dublin for a day or a week, The Times Hostel - College Street will make you feel right at home with its super-friendly staff, cosy bedrooms, fresh linen, fully-equipped kitchen, common/chill-out area, hearty breakfast... and even home-made meals/pancakes on selected days!

You can find us right in the heart of Dublin City overlooking Trinity College, Dublin's oldest university. Grafton Street, O'Connell Street, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin's cultural quarter, Temple Bar, are all just a short walk away. So there is no need for taxis when staying here!

At the Times Hostel - College Street, we offer you everything you could want from a hostel and more, such as 24-hour reception, board games, recycling facilities, nightly pub crawls and the cleanest hostel in Dublin.

We have a mountain of free stuff available: free continental breakfast, free pancakes on Sundays, free ice cream on Mondays, free wine and cheese on Tuesdays, free dinner on Wednesdays, free coffee, tea and hot chocolate all day, free phone calls to 40 countries, free Wi-Fi, free maps and guides, free luggage storage, free bed linen, free book swap and a free daily walking tour of Dublin....not to mention our special pub crawl every Thursday, with free beer in the hostel!

All of our rooms are en suite and showers are completely new. Our spacious and bright common and kitchen area is perfect for meeting other backpackers, watching a few movies, having a few pints or just chilling out. If you like cooking, you will love our kitchen that has all the cookware you need to make a wonderful meal.

Whether you are travelling on your own or organising a trip away for a group of friends, we can cater for you. Our common area has a plasma screen with cable TV, free DVDs, board games and a great sound system to get you in a party mood!

Our friendly staff at reception are always there to help you with travel advice and recommendations for places to see. They can book a tour for you, make a restaurant reservation and organise your early-morning airport shuttle.

So if you want more than just a bed for the night, The Times Hostel - College Street is for you!

Please note: Children under 18 must be booked into private family rooms - they will not be permitted in shared accommodation.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Age Restriction
  • Board Games
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Not Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult and cannot be
placed in shared dormitory rooms.

Standard reservations may be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the date of
arrival without incurring a late cancellation fee. If you cancel less than
48 hours prior to the date of arrival or in an event of a NO-SHOW, you will
be charged 100% of the first night.

The default check-in time is 15.00! Check out is by 10.30am!

Please note when booking for 10 or more people different policies apply.
The property will contact the guests with details after the booking. Groups
are subject to our hostel group policy.

If you book multiple beds in a shared dorm, the property will do their best
to book you in a room together, however, due to the layout of the building,
this cannot always be guaranteed.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card from
each guest upon check-in. Guest travelling without valid ID may be refused.

Any customers guest must sign in at reception and are permitted on hostel
grounds until 10pm. They are not permitted to enter any bedrooms.

Please not that we have a maximum stay policy of 14 days (within three
months). Any bookings may be subject to modification down to 14 days or
cancellation if they exceed this limit.

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From Dublin Airport
By Public Bus:
The cheapest way to The Times Hostel - College Street from the airport is the 16 bus.
Get off on D'Olier Street (the stop after O'Connell Street), and keep walking the same direction the bus was coming from.
You must cross the street to the right and you will see on the corner Doyle's Pub (red outside)
Walk along the pub, and just next to it you will find us, right before the Barber Shop.
The bus trip takes approximately 40 minutes, but longer in rush hour traffic.
The fare is 3.30€ and you will need coins (notes are NOT accepted).

By Airlink Direct Bus:
The Airlink Bus No. 747 is a quick way to travel between Dublin Airport and City Centre. This bus will only stop at dedicated Airlink bus stops. The nearest stop to the hostel is on O'Connell Street. You can buy the tickets from the bus driver. The fares are: Adult Single - 7.00€; Adult Return - 12.00€; Child Single - 3.00€; Child Return - 5.00€.

By Express AirCoach Bus:
Also available is the express Aircoach bus, which offers service at all times during the day between Dublin Airport and the city.
You can buy an Aircoach bus ticket from either the Aircoach representative or from the Aircoach bus driver.
The Aircoach stops at Trinity College, which is very close to the hostel.
Walk back on College Green and then College Street, for one hundred metres, and you will see The Times Hostel - College Street on the left,
The cost of this journey will be between 7€ one way & 12€ return.

By Taxi:
Taxis from the airport take about 25 minutes and cost about 20€-30€. During rush hour a taxi from the airport can take up to 50 minutes.

From Heuston Station
By Tram (LUAS):
Get on the Luas (tram) at Heuston Station and go to Abbey Street Luas Stop. Walk back to find O'Connell Street, turn left and walk towards O'Connell Bridge. Straight ahead of you will be D'Olier Street. The Times Hostel - College Street is located on the corner of D'Olier Street and College Street, on the right side.

Our Address:
8 College Street
Dublin 2

Located Near

Temple Bar  1 MINUTE !
Trinity College  1 MINUTE !
(Some of our rooms with overview to Trinity College)
OÂConnell Street  2 MINUTES !
(Part of our rooms with overview to O'Connell Street)
The Spire  3 MINUTES !
Grafton Street  2 MINUTES !
Train & Dart Station  10 MINUTES !
Central Bus Station  10 MINUTES !
Guinness Brewery  20 MINUTES !
Croke Park  20 MINUTES !

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