Dublin - Hostel Barnacles Temple Bar House

8.8
Great
8.4%
Atmosphere 8.4
9.0%
Staff 9.0
9.3%
Location 9.3
8.5%
Cleanliness 8.5
8.4%
Facilities 8.4
8.9%
Safety 8.9
8.8%
Value 8.8
  • Wassam
    Stay on top!
  • CORINNE
    Génial ! Emplacement idéal, bonne ambiance cosmopolite détendue, excellent accueil

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julie
23 March 2019
3.4
Small, noisy and not very clean

Home top and lounge well equipped but tiny dorm despite the number of beds in it and showers / toilets not clean at all.

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Safety 4.0
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Value 4.0
Ronan
18 February 2019
7.7
Very good
A really good hostel in the Temple Bar area

The hostel is very well placed to be in the heart of the city without having too much transport to make to visit all the interesting places and monuments. The rooms of 4 are a little tight. The general condition of the hotel is a bit older, a good renovation would not be a bad thing. The kitchen has a lot of tables to find its place easily. Storing products in the fridge is a bit difficult. People tend to leave their dirty dishes in the sinks. But it is satisfactory overall for the price. Not too much contact with the staff.

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Anna
28 January 2019
5.7
Ok for a couple of nights

Really small room for a lot of bunkers bed. Really cold outside the room Not enough bathroom for the amount of people. But Really good emplacement and not expensive

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Atmosphere 3.0
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Wassam
8 September 2018
9.4
Fantastic
Stay on top!

This hostel is super well located. We could do a lot of walking tours. The staff is really very friendly. So yes it's a little noisy but it is to be expected for a youth hostel at temple bar. Yet I had no problem sleeping! Small advice, invest in earplugs, it's magic!

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Cleanliness 8.0
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CORINNE
31 August 2018
9.6
Fantastic
Génial ! Emplacement idéal, bonne ambiance cosmopolite détendue, excellent accueil

L'accueil est souriant et extrêmement disponible. De bons conseils, toujours dans la bonne humeur. Malgré le monde ambiance détendue et calme. Un must pour une auberge de jeunesse !;-)

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Atmosphere 10.0
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Julie
23 August 2018
8.9
Great
Excellent séjour !

L'auberge est très bien située, et offre une literie de qualité et un espace de vie propre. L'accès à l'auberge se fait grâce à une carte, ce qui la rend sécurisée. Le petit déjeuner est bon, les pancakes sont extras. Le personnel est adorable, particulièrement à la réception. Je recommande vivement !

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Atmosphere 9.0
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Value 9.0
Ombeline
1 August 2018
7.0
Very good
Very good place !

Very good place with good breakfast and at a very good location.

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Atmosphere 5.0
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Staff 5.0
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Cleanliness 8.0
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Sarah
1 August 2018
10.0
Fantastic
excellent !

the hostel is ideally located ... right in the city center, and from the street bars ... you can not get closer! Very convenient after spending the night doing the tour of the bars. The rooms are spacious, secure access (magnetic card), private bathroom in the room. Very good hygiene! very good atmosphere! Excellent value.

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PONCELET
27 July 2018
7.1
Very good
Uncomfortable poor value for money

The price is quite high for the final service ie beds with low-end mattresses and "pillows" limit useless for the thickness it had. The bathroom was clean although the shower was inconvenient, however the toilet flush worked badly not at all. Note however the proximity to temple bar which is a very good point + good welcome from the staff.

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Atmosphere 7.0
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Facilities 4.0
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Safety 8.0
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Value 5.0
Traveler
5.1
The carpet in our room was very stained and our room stank and despite the aeration the smell persisted throughout our stay. A little noise in the evening, the windows do not join completely but it was not the most serious. Breakfast simp

Odor infects in the room

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Atmosphere 5.0
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Traveler
very nice place

good

Traveler
10.0
Fantastic
Great, nothing to say !!

EXTRAORDINARY!

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Traveler
9.1
Fantastic
very friendly staff, clean premises, great location, only downside: the dorms are a little small

very good stay

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Traveler
8.7
Great
An establishment in the heart of Dublin, in the legendary Temple Bar neighborhood, 5 minutes from Trinity College, everything can be done on foot from the hostel! Staff very available, very nice, and always ready to help! The premises quite accepted

A great stay at this hostel!

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Atmosphere 8.0
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Kelli
9.0
Fantastic

Great location in behind the Temple Bar.

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glei
9.0
Fantastic

all things

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Traveler
9.0
Fantastic

all sights and touristic places within walking distance

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Traveler
10.0
Fantastic

Awesome location safe and secure. Loved it

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Rosalind
9.0
Fantastic

Great location, easy to find. Even though right in the action, street noise was shut out with the windows closed and I slept really well. Power sockets for every bed. Staff pretty friendly and helpful. Breakfast standard and simple. Nice common areas.

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Jessica
10.0
Fantastic

LOCATION!!!!

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Traveler
10.0
Fantastic

Perfect location to go out in the temple bar area

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Traveler
9.0
Fantastic

Great atmosphere and location, easy to meet people

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Rebecca
10.0
Fantastic

Great staff!!

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Atmosphere 10.0
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Julia
8.0
Great

It is located next to the Temple Bar Pub, so literally in the center and heart of the Temple Bar area. Also very close to a Tesco and many other attractions like City Hall, O'Connell Street, the Liffey, Dublin Castle, Trinity College and so on. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is free (just toast, jam, juice and tea but enough as you don't have to pay for it.) We stayed in a room including a private bathroom and it was quite clean for Irish standards. I have been to Dublin plenty of times and this was the cleanest bathroom I ever had.

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Atmosphere 8.0
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Traveler
8.0
Great

The location!

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Atmosphere 8.0
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Traveler
9.0
Fantastic

After travelling around for a month with my sister an staying in a number of hostels, this one was by far the best. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We didn't feel stupid asking questions and advice on what to do. The facilities were good and clean and it was really great that breakfast was provided.

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Loli
10.0
Fantastic

Location was perfect - right in the centre of Temple Bar; in fact, the famous Temple Bar pub is on the same small street. I stayed in a six bed dorm which was clean and reasonably spacious. The reception staff were friendly and keen to help, they have plenty of information about all the different things to do not only in Dublin, but elsewhere in Ireland. The recommended pub crawl and free walking tour were excellent, so I would definitely check those out. The pub crawl is 12 euros but you get a wristband which then lets you go for free, so if you go more than once this works out well. The free breakfast was simple but had a reasonable choice of fruit, cereals, toast etc. to start your day. The kitchen was spacious and great to cook in, and there was also a separate common room with computers, a television with DVDs and games console, and a guitar, so plenty to do when hanging out in there. Would definitely stay at Barnacles again, and would recommend it to all my friends. :)

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Traveler
9.0
Fantastic

Good location. Great plugs and lights beside bed.

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Traveler
7.0
Very good

The room was lovely and the bedding very clean and comfy. The breakfast was great and we loved the communal meal in the evening. The plug sockets and lights by each bed were great.

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Atmosphere 7.0
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Traveler
8.7
Great
Hostel very well located and secure, in the lively night area right next to Temple Bar, and close to shops and tourist spots. Friendly and welcoming staff. Many services and animations proposed. We rented a

Very well

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Traveler
7.0
Very good

Staff was really friendly. Good location for drinking (close to most major bars).

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Atmosphere 7.0
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Alexandra
10.0
Fantastic

Staff are insanely helpful - always had a ton of suggestions on where to go and what to do, SO central, right in temple bar - main pub area and short walk to everything to see and all the pick up areas for tours, clean, good atmosphere - met tons of other travelers,

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Traveler
10.0
Fantastic

Very good location in temple bar and next to shamrocker a office for bus tours. Staff is very nice and went out of their way to give me ideas. Took a nice day trip to Howth at his recommendation and was very pleased. Breakfast is toast and cereal but kitchen is nice and spacious and clean.

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Paul
10.0
Fantastic

Very good location. Next to the famous "temple bar pub". Staff were very helpful.

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Graeme
10.0
Fantastic

Staff are outstanding. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Probably the best location in Dublin City centre. Comfortable beds

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Atmosphere 10.0
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Desiree
10.0
Fantastic

Great staff, perfect location

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Alvaro
10.0
Fantastic

close to the bars, open 24h and offers a great shuttle service to the airport for a very good price!

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Traveler
10.0
Fantastic

Best location in the heart of Temple Bar area, very friendly staff and lots of activities.

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Traveler
10.0
Fantastic

I especially liked the international, friendly and "young" atmosphere. It was also wonderful how helpful the staff was. We received a lot of great advice regarding trips and transportation and perfect support. It's also very nice that the hostel offers a common room and a big kitchen as well as recurring events like Spaghetti Monday and movie nights. :-) The location, of course, is also unbeatable.

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Traveler
10.0
Fantastic

EVERYTHING!!! Great location, extremely friendly atmosphere, clean rooms and facilities, free breakfast and dinner with plenty of food for everyone even if you go last minute! Had the best experience thanks to barnacles!!!

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Traveler
8.6
Great
Ideally located in the city center (1 hour walk to reach the outskirts of Dublin, close to Airport Bus stop & other lines, bike rental right next to the hostel), the location is perfect to get "lost" in the city ​​without a plan. The

Ideal hostel: location, cleanliness, amenities & general atmosphere

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Traveler
8.9
Great
Good hostel, good hospitality, clean rooms, comfortable bedding and the hostel is very well placed. Convenient to move downtown.

Very good hostel

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Traveler
8.1
Great
Very well thank you

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Atmosphere 7.0
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Traveler
7.7
Very good
The hostel is well placed. She is in the middle of the Temple Bar. It's cool if we like doing a lot of things. On the other hand, there is a lot of noise in the street, which does not help to sleep. The staff is very friendly. The kitchen is well equipped

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