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Dublin's best hostel
When I first came to Dublin I booked a few nights on Abbey Court, situated on Bachelor's Walk.. I didn't like that hostel since it was so unpersonal and the staff wasn't that friendly. To make it short, I didn't feel comfortable living there. So, I went searching for another hostel.. And luckily I found the best one - The Rainbow Hostel on Marlborough Street. The staff feels like a family.. They're so happy to help you and everything. The toilet's are better than the ones on Abbey Court, but not quite as good as the one you're used to living at home. But they are okey. The only thing I could complain about, really, is the fact that some people are very bad with washing their dishes, so you always feel like washing the plates before you used them..! But you get used to it..
Unique Quality: I would definately recommend this place to everyone! ..You easily get to know people living there so well, and I bet you don't feel like leaving.. ever! I didn't! Gosh, I even ended up with a boyfriend after my stay there.. So did alot of people actually. Love is in the air at the Rainbow Hostel. Another thing that is great is that it's situated in the city centre.. Less than 5 minutes to everything!
Directions: Standing by the Spire, facing Parnell Street.. Having the Liffey in your back.. O'connel Street to the left.. Go to the right, following Henry street.. The first street that crosses is Marlborough Street. Turn right and the hostel is almost in the corner.
If you keep drinking you won't go anywhere!!
Dorm rooms with 6 to 16 beds, with mixed, or strictly male or female rooms only, available.
Beds are new. Pillows, duvets and all linen is included.
Fantastic kitchen with everything you need. Tea, coffee, milk and sugar available for free all day.
Great lounge area, plenty of seating, with large TV, video and internet.
The addition of a rooftop garden
with a barbecue has proved to be very
popular with our guests.
Laundry service at the hostel, or laundrette 2 mins walk up the street.
No curfew, reception is attended 24 hours.
Unique Quality: Basically has other travellers working the receptiona dn looking after the place, so its a very relaxed environment.
Beware though, you may find yourself not leaving to go anywhere, as there is a pub downstairs!!!
This place is ok to stay at for a couple of days.
It was really good the first time around, never that many people staying here. The kitchen is open 24 hrs which does not happen in most places I have stayed at.
They have computers to look up some things that can help you out when in the city.DVD player, free coffe & tea...it is also up-stairs from a real shady pub that I would stay out of...and a liquor store(off license).
Over all this place is pretty good for what its worth.
Directions: Rainbow Hostel is situated in the heart of Dublin's City Centre, north of the River Liffey. 1 minute walk from O'Connell St and the GPO. 2 minutes walk from Connolly Railway Station and Busaras, . Trinity College & Temple Bar are within 5 minutes walk.
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