River House Hotel

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

23 - 24 Eustace Street, Temple Bar Dublin 2, Dublin, County Dublin, 2, Ireland

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Costs 37% more and rated 26% lower than other 2 star hotels

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  • Terje1966's Profile Photo

    Where the action is!!


    This 2 star Hotel has nice rooms and a wery friendly and helpfull stafff. If you are in the Temple Bar district to party all night long this is probably one of your best choices.

    The rooms were a bit worn down but they were clean. Bathroom ok with bathtub and shower.

    However. If you want to go to bed early to get a good nights sleep you can just forget it.
    Almost right underneath the rooms you have 2 bars/nightclubs that play loud music all night.
    Since it is not allowed to smoke inside these bars it is constantly a lot of people out smoking and talking/screaming loud to each other untill early morning.
    The reception provides you with earplugs, but that would probably not be enough to fall asleep.

    Unique Quality: The place has a nice little breakfast restaurant that serves good Irish breakfast for 6euro.

    You do not have to go out to get into the large bar nextdoor.

    Directions: In the middle of the Temple Bar area. Be prepared to party.

  • Airpunk's Profile Photo

    Good place, right in the middle of the party zone


    The first time I went to Dublin, I booked a room in the River House Hotel. The offer I got was only little more than a dorm bed in a Dublin hostel. And it was for St. Patrick’s Day – the luck of the Irish! But even if you are not that lucky, there are chances that you will get a good deal, if you book ahead. The stay was great and I enjoyed being so close to a party and pub zone. The breakfast was included, nothing spectacular, but just fine. I tried to book it again when I returned to Dublin for the second time, but I knew that I was far too late. So the luck of the Irish left me and I needed to look for a place which still had affordable fees. Anyway, I would recommend it to anyone who wants a safe, clean and affordable place with basic comfort in a nightlife zone like Temple Bar.

    The big hotel is no more and no less than an average guest house in a 19th century building. However, with its location right in the centre of Temple bar, it has a great advantage over many other places in Dublin. A further advantage is the connection to a pub. You can get from your room into neighbouring “Mezz” music club without needing to leave the building. In the rear parts of the building (can’t say anything about the front part, as my room was in the rear), you won’t hear any noise from the pub. There is little noise from the street however. But that should be no problem if you are a good sleeper or arrive from a night out in Dublin yourself. Breakfast is Full Irish (without the Guinness) and is served in a simple, but functional room. The rooms were clean, but without an eye for detail. Some of the furniture as well as the radio alarm clock had large paint stains from the last renovation on it.

    Directions: In the middle of Temple bar, more or less between Ha'Penny Bridge and Dame Street

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Looking for fun, cool neighborhood to stay for one night in Dublin

by kathlenk

My husband (age 50), my mother (a young 77) and I (48) will be staying one night in Dublin in August before heading down to Cobh, and would like advice on a good areas to stay in. We like good music, good restaurants, good pubs and are OK paying for a nice hotel (but not super pricey) for the night. Lively but not loud, drunken would be our preference. It will be a Friday night. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Re: Looking for fun, cool neighborhood to stay for one night in Dublin

by BesarRahasia

In my opinion the best place for you would be the Temple Bar area of Dublin, I had a great time there,

There is a whole section within VT with revies etc here>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


there is another web site I would suggest, with good information and accommodation, restaurant bars and history etc >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


Have a great time

Re: Looking for fun, cool neighborhood to stay for one night in Dublin

by wise23girl

I would certainly visit Temple Bar and there are some good quality hotels in the middle of it all. There is Boxtys Restaurant with downstairs eating...quite well known. Some of the hotels would be pretty lively.

Personally I would favour somewhere such as Buswells not far from Grafton St ...visit upstairs Westbury Hotel for afternoon tea...go on to Temple Bar for music and food and on way home have an Irish coffee in Davy Byrnes.

My page on Buswells http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/111d0f/48455/3/

Re: Looking for fun, cool neighborhood to stay for one night in Dublin

by bigbrill

Try the Alexander 4 Star or Mont Clare 3 Star, I wouldn't necessarily stay in Temple Bar

Re: Looking for fun, cool neighborhood to stay for one night in Dublin

by CHLuke

I agree with the above, Temple Bar is ok to stroll through, but I would stay outside. The Merrion and Mont Claire are reasonable and a short walk from city centre pubs, and the immediate area around them is very quiet on weekend nights as its mostly offices.
CH Luke

Travel Tips for Dublin


by hevbell

On my last afternoon in Dublin the sun had come out so I headed to St Stephens Green to eat my lunch. When I was walking into the park I was handed a flyer for a free Shakespeare play that was starting in an hour in the park. I'd never read or seen a Shakespeare play in my life, but I figured it was worth checking out since it was free!!

I had a lovely afternoon watching a Midsummer Nights Dream in the little "ampitheatre" beside the Yeats memorial! I think it was a rather uncoventional rendering of the bards work but very enjoyable and a lovely setting!! :)

Dublin Tip

by colleenmcc

The first thing I did when I got to Dublin was visit the Guiness hopstore. It was mostly
art and advertising they had used to sell the beer. They also gave me a pint to drink at the end of the tour. It was tasty, but after you drink the beer you are led to the gift shop. The fact that I was quite drunk explains some of the souveniers that I bought.

Temple Bar, Why we hate it.

by Buckz

Booze Brawls Beggars Binges, Temple Bar makes Prohibition look like a good idea. Walk through Temple Bar at night and you will see every walk of life, and none of them can walk. Falling drunk and stupid from fake "Oirish" pubs blasting out 3rd rate rubbish music, it doesn't get any worse. A few young pubs add a selection of dangerously out of control kids to the mix. Each ATM has its resident beggar to hassle you.
The few decent restaurants are so well hidden you won't find them.
Every Booze weeekend that comes to Ireland comes to Temple Bar, Meander through streets avoiding drunks and raucous groups all shouting at each other, avoid the piles of rubbish and half eaten (or half digested ) fast food.
The tourists who "see" temple Bar are usually so drunk they can't see straight.
If you can see straight of think straight, see straight through Temple Bar.

Just avoid Temple Bar.

Avoiding unpleasantness ...

by Lochlainn

Dublin, like any city, has a seamy underbelly into which the unwary visitor should not stray. This is not just true geographically, but also conversationally - either way straying from the recommended path can have potentially dire consequences.

Pockets of real poverty and deprivation exist quite close to the city centre and it is not advised to wander round these places without knowing full well what you might be getting into. These include areas off O'Connell Street, the Sheriff Street area near Connolly Station, some areas near the Guinness Brewery and various other pockets that any Garda will readily identify for you if you ask. I must stress that there are many decent people living in these places (to me they are some of the last bastions of the "real Dub" wthout which the city is all the poorer) and that the dangerous element living there represent a tiny minority. Still, a tiny minority kicking the crap out of you still bloody hurts so you'd be mad to carry expensive gear or clothes that mark you out as an obvious "outsider" when wandering around there!

Conversationally the city is also well mined with booby traps. Subjects to avoid change with events but at the moment try to steer clear of the following if amongst strangers, or at least be prepared for "lively" debate!:

Anything to do with Irish history if you have an English accent.

Anything to do with the Middle East if you have an American accent.

Gay rights unless you're pretty thick skinned - Dubliners can be quite blunt.

Ethnicity and racism - Dublin is on the verge of discovering just how racist it is and the state of denial that many Dubliners are in can cause them to be quite "vociferous".

One old taboo - the Catholic religion - has recently lost that status due to scandals so the challenge now should you criticise it is to find someone to disagree with you!

. Having said all that, life is no fun unless you break some rules now and again. A visit to Dublin can be memorable as much for the lively banter as for the sights it offers, at least to those who negotiate the minefield described above successfully (or plough through it with gay abandon!).

One piece of advice holds true above all others however, regardless of whether you broach these taboos or not: - Never sound like you know more on a subject than the stranger to whom you speak, even if you can produce written qualifications from your pocket to back up your authority in the matter! The typical Dub's expertise has been acquired through his or her own "private research", not from listening to others, and he or she is not about to change his or her study method now!

hop onto one of these horse...

by Krystynn

hop onto one of these horse carriages for a brief tour around the city center. Very nice! Unfortunately, I didn't find enough time to do this. :-( By the time I finish work, it's usually almost time to scoot off to dinner with my buddies. Duh.

You can find many of these horse carriages parked along St Stephen's Green. (see pic above).


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Address: 23 - 24 Eustace Street, Temple Bar Dublin 2, Dublin, County Dublin, 2, Ireland