Isaacs Hostel Dublin

2 Frenchman's Lane, Dublin, IrelandHostel

8.1 out of 10

Doubles from: $80 to $100

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Editor's Pick

Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors

From the street, the Isaacs Hostel has an undeniable, ramshackle charm. Bright red trim pops against a well-worn exterior of brick and stone. The reception area is similarly attractive, with wooden beams and stone walls, and the cute exterior courtyard bar is surely the site of many pleasurable nights of innocent debauchery.

Rooms at the Isaacs Hostel, which is operated by the same group that runs EuroCheapo pick, the Jacobs Inn, are absolutely fine, repeating the familiar Dublin template. (There must have been an enormous sale on blue metal bunk beds at some point in the Dublin area, we’ll say that much.) The low ceilings are the only noticeable downside. Dorms hold between four and 16 bunks and privates are available for one to four people.

All bathrooms are shared. Note that while linens are included in the price, there is an additional charge for towels.

The building, a former wine cellar and warehouse, is cavernous. The ground-floor reception area and TV lounge is furnished with wooden benches and reminiscent of a medieval dining hall. The basement lounge is equally atmospheric and outfitted with all the extras that make a hostel fun and convenient: pool table, guest kitchen and laundry facilities.

Additionally, the Isaacs Hostel can lay claim to one very unusual hostel perk: a free sauna. Other fun freebies include live music, walking tours and board games. Breakfast is included in the room rate and Wi-Fi is free.

Reviewed by: Alex Robertson Textor, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.

Amenities

Hotel

  • Airport Transportation
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach umbrellas and deck lounges
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Bike Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Concierge/Booking Services
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Machine
  • Garden
  • Guest Kitchen
  • Internet Station
  • Ironing Room
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pool Table
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Tourist information
  • TV Lounge
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free

Room

  • Bathroom: Shared
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap accessible rooms
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Safe
  • Soundproofed Windows
  • Towels

Contact

2 Frenchman's Lane
Gardiner Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland

Phone: +353 (0)1 855 6215
Fax: +353 (0)1 855 6574

Website: http://www.isaacs.ie/isaacs_hostel/index.htm

Email: hostel@issacs.ie

About the Isaacs Hostel Dublin neighborhood

Starting just above the Liffey, Gardiner Street shoots north from the Custom House, a behemoth of an 18th-century building located near Butt Bridge and across the water from Trinity College. Although not particularly scenic, Gardiner Street Lower offers a wealth of hotels and B&Bs with proximity to the Henry Street and O’Connell Street shopping areas.

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