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The Litton Lane hostel is located on the banks of the River Liffey about halfway between the Ha'Penny Bridge and the O'Connell Street Bridge. It has an excellent location for walking to all parts of the city center. Don't be fooled by its alley entryway, once you get inside it's bright and cheery.

The walls have been painted with Andy Warhol-like paintings of Bono, The Edge, Sinead O'Connor, and other artists that apparently used to have a recording studio in the same building. The reception area always has music on. The tv lounge is large with big, well-worn couches with lots of seating. There are usually people hanging out watching tv, reading, or browsing some of the many tourist brochures. The kitchen is also large and breakfast is offered in the morning which consists of cereal, toast, and coffee or tea. But you do still have to do your own dishes!

They also offer luggage storage at no charge and you can store valuables behind the front desk. There is a payphone for your use as well. No alcohol or smoking is permitted in the hostel.

The hostels rooms are all up stairs and there isn't an elevator. The rooms are clean and comfortable with plenty of space and natural light. The bathrooms are also clean. The showers, however, barely trickle and the toilets don't always flush due to extremely low water pressure. Also, the toilet stalls are extremely small -- a claustrophobic or a larger person would be very uncomfortable using the facilities.

As the building is rather old, it does have some very squeaky floor boards that can wake you up in the evening. And the metal beds squeal every time you move your big toe. Also, the hostel is located right next door to a traditional Irish pub with a very good sound system. So if you are looking for a fun, clean hostel and plan to be out in the pubs until they close then this is the place for you.

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February 2005
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   Cool! Really had a great time in Litton Lane hostel! The price is so cheap!! Just 10 Euros! That's pretty insane if you think that you have wifi, TV, a computer to use on your own, FREE BREAKFAST, kitchen to prepare your own meals. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. The staff is the most friendly that I met in Europe. The receptionists were from Spain (so I could speak Spanish with her) and an English girl who was in love with Yorkshire, and strongly advised me to go there. To sum up, go there!  , Argentina ()
5   Clean and respectable with very helpful staff Staying in this hostel was great -- the staff were friendly and very helpful, and the location is ideal. The facilities were clean and in good condition and the breakfast was good. My only criticism was the unreliable temperature of the showers, but this is a minor detail compared to some hostels I've stayed in! I had a great time in Dublin staying here and would definitely recommend it.  ()
4   Not too bad. Great staff, nice and friendly and helpful. Luggages could be left with them even after you've checked out, and important documents or stuff would be kept by them privately, so it's much safer. That being said, the hostel beds themselves were a little scruffy to the eye, and the blankets were definitely not washed for a period of time. Thank goodness they provide top sheets!  , Singapore ()
4   Hip and Friendly Staff was friendly and seemed to offer good security. The hostel is right by O'Connell and Ha' Penny bridges, so it is a great location just across from Temple Bar. Everything is clean, and the place is bright with pictures of the artists who used to record there on the walls.  , USA ()
4  What a great place at a great rate! Very friendly and helpful staff -- free luggage storage for your valuables. Wifi what a bonus! Free breakfast to boot! Great spot for easy access to all parts of the city. Couldn't ask for better value for money.  ()
1  The staff were unfriendly and people came in and were loud late after midnight. The showers on my floor were broken, so that there were four showers in the whole hostel for females!!! The breakfast was okay, I suppose, but that is the best thing I can say about this hostel.  ()
4  The noisy bar across the street is the worst feature of this place. The staff were friendly, the breakfast was free, there was a kitchen, and a nice big TV lounge. It's a pretty cool place in a good location, but not the greatest place I've ever been.  ()
3  I stayed in a ten-bed room. Most beds are still prepared with linen. The rooms are large. The toilets are poor (there's only one male and female toilet on each floor) with only two washing basins and two showers on each floor, all in bad condition. One shower was defective, and on the second floor both showers were under construction. You better not think of the confusion and the queue-up if the hostel was full. Breakfast was poor, but you can't expect much for this price. There's a comfortable common room, and very friendly staff. The hostel is in a very central location, but the bar across the street can be very noisy.  ()
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