Avalon House Hostel

1 out of 5 stars1 Star

55 Aungier St, Dublin, County Dublin, 2, Ireland

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69%

Satisfaction Poor
Excellent
13%
29
Very Good
29%
64
Average
24%
52
Poor
18%
40
Terrible
10%
22

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 36% less than similarly rated 1 star hotels

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  • Families58
  • Couples51
  • Solo57
  • Business30
  • sirdavidanthony's Profile Photo

    The type of hostel that feels like a Hostel

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    As my title says Avalon House felt very much like a hostel, but that was something i really enjoyed about it. At the same time it also has all the amenities i needed. It's location is more than ideal with many great bars and restaurants near by. The staff was friendly and helpful, though not over the top or anything. The rooms were a decent size and the beds were aright. A lot of the opinions on hostels are based on other travelers staying there and being to loud or disruptive, but i try not to include those kind of things in reviews. Luckily at Avalon House the people were very respectful. The bathroom are coed, which is something to consider if you are not comfortable with that kind of thing. Although there is privacy within the bathrooms so it does not fell intrusive or anything. They have a simple breakfast that was enough for me to be satisfied. They have Internet there that works well and it feels safe inside the hostel. I really enjoyed the character Avalon House has and there are many sites within walking distance of there, i would defiantly stay at again. As a matter of fact i will be in January of next year.

  • fairestmom's Profile Photo

    Dublin's City Central

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    We arrived at the Avalon House Hostel after spending the night before in a very large suite at the Christopher North House Hotel in Edinburgh. There were 2 sets of bunkbeds in one small room and 4 adults, you cannot imagine how cramped our quarters were! The beds were the only furniture and there was no place for our luggage except under the beds. 2 small shelves and a hook was our closet and there was one small mirror and a lavatory basin. Our room had one very large window. We made our reservations via the internet and thought our room had restroom/shower ensuite, but upon arrival we found out we needed to use community restrooms and showers which were just down the hall and you had to pay extra to use their towels.

    Unique Quality: I have to say that the bunkbeds were very comfortable for sleeping and the linens were crisp and clean. The restroom and shower area was kept very clean which I was glad about. This hostel does not have a pool and there was not much of a view from our window. The location was great and we felt safe walking everywhere. Our stay also included a very basic continental breakfast. If you want to save money on lodging expenses this is a good place to stay. Eventhough this place was very different from what we were used to we would not trade our experience for anything.

    Directions: I am not sure what this area is called, but the Avalon House is about a 2 minute walk from St. Stephen's Green West and about a 5 minute walk from Trinity College.

  • yozza2005's Profile Photo

    Backpackers in Dublin

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    Stayed at Avalon House in October for three days. I can say that my stay was average.
    Its location is ideal. Just outside the Temple Bar district it's quiet and laid back.
    Dorms are clean, shared bathrooms could be cleaner.
    Free Internet and free wi-fi.
    The staff seem to be the problem, i checked in with my girlfriend and we were not told that we had to move rooms during our stay, so we had gone out for the day to Cork and came back to find our stuff was no longer in our room, and that it had been thrown in a closet! Clothes scattered everywhere!
    We were angry to say the least and demanded an explaination. We were given some awful excuse that the girl on reception was new and didn't know what she was doing!
    So we had to go and pack our clothes up and move to the room next door to where we were!!! How pathetic! They could have left us in our room and moved the other people into that room. They didn't seem to know how to run a hostel.

    On the plus side
    its located well. Bus stop outside
    Free breakfast is good, toast, fruit, orange juice.

    Overall, i would try to find alternative accommodation in Dublin in future.

    Unique Quality: Free internet
    Free wi-fi
    Free Breakfast

    Directions: Catch cab from main street. 5Euro
    Just south of Temple Bar

  • Travellingismylife's Profile Photo

    Fun hostel

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    Once again, I didn't stay at this hostel, but one of my friend did it and I went to see her there, so I hung out a while with other people in the hostel and got the chance to see how it was like. There was a great international atmosphere, it was clean, staff was friendly, etc. All the people I talked to liked the place. The prices are similar to the other Dublin hostels, and include continental breakfast. Check out the website for more details.

    Unique Quality: As for the other two hostels I included in my tips, Avalon House is situated in the city centre, five minutes walking to Temple Bar and Grafton St.

    Directions: From O'Connell Bridge, take Westmoreland St., turn right on Dame St., and then left on South Great Georges St. Walk up this street. You'll see that the name changes for Aungier St. after a couple of minutes of walking. Avalon House will be on your right.

  • Lyneke's Profile Photo

    Avalon House

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    wij boekten er een kamer voor 4 personen, met badkamer inclusief. de kamer gaf uit langs de straatkant, maar van lawaai hadden we geen hinder. wat de accomodatie betreft: deze is zeer basic, maar geen klachten hierover.

    het ontbijt is ook inbegrepen in de prijs van de overnachting. weereens: basic maar goed (toast en confituur + keuze tussen talrijke dranken)

    gratis internet.

    is 5 à 10 minuten wandelen van Grafton Street.
    naast de uitgaansbuurt gelegen.
    qua ligging echt wel top!

    Unique Quality: ooit begonnen als victoriaanse doktersschool. het café komt uit op de straat, hoge plafonds en prettig haardvuur.

  • RachelSmith's Profile Photo

    Friendly hostel

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    Having stayed in quite a few hostels, i would say this isn't much different from the norm... but it is clean and friendly, and you do get free internet and a free breakfast - which i slept through today, so can't tell you how good it is! There's a decent tv room with good sofas, and another video room downstairs, and a huge kitchen... We're in a twin room, and it is petite, but cozy enough... only thing i think it misses is somewhere to put your stuff... there are a few hooks, but there's not really a real place to put your bags. But i guess that's not a huge deal for the rest of the stuff you get... like your own sink...

    We're not right in Temple Bar, which is what i would call central to a visit to Dublin, but it is well located, and only a short walk to practically anything. The other bonus is there's a bus direct from the airport that drops you off just over the street, for only 1.80 Euros each way... not bad at all!!! (That's 16A for ref and goes right down O'Connel St too!)

    Directions: Just south of the Liffey, 5-10 minutes walk from Temple Bar, heading down Great George St, which turns into Aungier St.

  • RachelSmith's Profile Photo

    Friendly hostel

    by

    Having stayed in quite a few hostels, i would say this isn't much different from the norm... but it is clean and friendly, and you do get free internet and a free breakfast - which i slept through today, so can't tell you how good it is! There's a decent tv room with good sofas, and another video room downstairs, and a huge kitchen... We're in a twin room, and it is petite, but cozy enough... only thing i think it misses is somewhere to put your stuff... there are a few hooks, but there's not really a real place to put your bags. But i guess that's not a huge deal for the rest of the stuff you get... like your own sink...

    We're not right in Temple Bar, which is what i would call central to a visit to Dublin, but it is well located, and only a short walk to practically anything. The other bonus is there's a bus direct from the airport that drops you off just over the street, for only 1.80 Euros each way... not bad at all!!! (That's 16A for ref and goes right down O'Connel St too!)

    Directions: Just south of the Liffey, 5-10 minutes walk from Temple Bar, heading down Great George St, which turns into Aungier St.

  • Eszter's Profile Photo

    Great location

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    Avalon House is Dublin's most centrally located hostel, only a few minutes walk from Grafton Street (the main shopping street), Temple Bar, and O'Connell Street.
    Facilities: 24-hour reception, friendly international staff, luggage storage, kitchen, email and internet access, etc.
    Breakfast is included.

    Directions: From Bus Station (Busaras): take bus 16, 16A, 19 or 22 southbound on O'Connell Street.
    From airport: airport shuttle bus operates every 10 minutes. This will take you to O'Connell Street, where you can catch one of the above-mentioned buses.

  • faboo's Profile Photo

    "Hostel" Living

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    Since Dublin was our first major city, it was also our first expierience in living at a hostel. it was interesting as we shared a 12 bed room. we were fortunate we had the upper loft which had 4 beds, 2 on each side of the room.

    Unique Quality: breakfast offered a muffin, a banana, and a drink (oj or coffee). it was ok, but got kinda blah after awhile. there are pool tables, and several TVs. interenet is available, at a price of course. lockers for storing your packs. one of the nice bonuses is that it's very near the downtown. so, it's good "stumbing" distance and there are good jumping points to starts your adventure. and most of the staff is pretty cool. which is nice for someone visiting a new country.

  • Pretty Decent Hostel

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    A large hostel located next to a church.

    Unique Quality: Well kept, internet access, large, places to store your stuff.

    Directions: Half mile from Temple Bar.

  • alfredop's Profile Photo

    Second best option...

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    Avalon House is a listed Victorian building, providing a range of accommodation from singles to large dorms. The hostel is only 5 minutes walk from Temple Bar, Dublin's cultural quarter, and from Grafton Street, Dublin's main shopping street. All Dublin's main attractions are within walking distance. There are plenty of pubs around the hostel - too many to mention.... Avalon House's reception has all the information you need about tours, sights, nightlife, ....

  • kathycollins's Profile Photo

    Avalon house - AVOID this place!!

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    Avalon house on augier Street was a very bad experience. They lost our original reservations and put us in a room with shared bath - one bathroom for the whole second floor! If someone was showering you had to go up to another floor to use the facilities. Our room had no heat and a broken window - I got sick from the air blowing on me all night. It gets COLD at night in March! Staff were remarkably unhelpful. The desk attendant told my roomate to go find toilet tissue in another bathroom herself - she didn't have any at the desk and it wasn't her problem! It may be highly recommended by guide books, but our experience was terrible!

    Unique Quality: lousy breakfast - stale muffin, sour yogurt, tea or coffee

  • Bigs's Profile Photo

    Avalon House

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    Unique Quality: This hostel is very international, but the rooms are small. No space for luggage. There are lockers downstairs...The showers/toilets are also on 1st floor.....well there is one toilet/shower on each floor:-(
    There has been no working heater in our room....and you couldn´t open the window.....
    Breakfast is packed for each guest. It´s the same every day (Muffin/Orange Juice/Joghurt/Tea/Coffee).
    Kitchen. Internet Access.

  • munchie_cat's Profile Photo

    Avalon House (though next time...

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    Avalon House (though next time I'll be staying at Kinlay House, it's a lot closer into Town)
    We stayed in a 4 bed dorm with ensuite last time, first 2 nights were just my sisters and I, on the last night, a young irish lad from Belfast joined our room. I think he panicked! But it worked out to about £13 each per night.

    Unique Quality: No curfew, clean and adequate facilities. Internet access but neither of the net points were working when I was there. Includes breakfast.

    Directions: Aungier St - about 10 minutes walk from Temple Bar (But I do have short legs)

  • haimee's Profile Photo

    A Comfy Hostel

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    Average priced and includes continental breakfast(which i missed). There are single, twin, four and six bed rooms, some ensuite. They offer internet and email access, a game room and have no curfew. Convenient location in Dublin's centre near Grafton St., Temple Bar and St. Stephen's Green. I enjoyed my stay here but the room was incredibly hot, even with the window open. However, the girls across the hall were perfectly comfortable.(guess it was just our room?)

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RE: Avalon House

by kathycollins

It seems to me that the folks who raved about this place must be young adults who all shared a love of partying with the staff. I have never stayed at a dirtier place with more hostile staff. Accommodations were botched - no ensuite room available. The only toilet was shared by the entire floor. When we asked for toilet paper we were told to fend for ourselves and find some on another floor! If you are over 30 years old don't even think of staying here! Breakfast was a dry muffin, a container of yogurt and a packet of juice - hardly edible. No heat in March, and a broken window blowing cold air in all night .

Personally I by far preferred Globetrotters on Lower Gardener St.

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Address: 55 Aungier St, Dublin, County Dublin, 2, Ireland