Backpackers D1 Hostel Dublin




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80 Lower Gardiner Street, Lower Gardiner Street, ダブリン, County Dublin, アイルランド
53.351421, -6.254912 (accuracy not guaranteed)
+353 (0) 1 836 4900
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It was by far the worst hostel I ever went to in Ireland!!! The sinks are ripped out of the wall or blocked, the toilet floods the whole bathroom when flushed and there is basically mildew everywhere. The staff (apart from one girl) was unfriendly. The back house (where we slept in) was stinky and seemed to be not cleaned for ages. THIS HOSTEL IS A DISGRACE! We had much better ones for less (even in Dublin)!
Stellina Jo
Age 22, Germany
  this is a mad place. the owner Michael, is a psychopath, really. he is so rude to people, i've never met anyone like him since, thank god. the hostel is a dump, with little or no facilities but if you don't mind the dirt, alcoholics, a few junkies, its such an interesting place to stay for a night or two. i had such fun in my time there and made some lifelong friends. i'd recommend for a party weekend, but be warned, its as rough as they come and avoid the owners at all costs.
Awful and dirty
I went there at the last minute and did not read web reviews -- big mistake! Basically the room was filthy and cold. The kitchen was really dirty, and you have to wash the dishes before cooking. My food was stolen from the fridge. I left early because of these problems and no refund was given. Please avoid!
Please shut this place down before they take any bookings for the gathering.
  Stayed here a while back, Fab hostel & great location.
Caroline Fox
Jekyll and Hyde Manager with a lot of ''energy''!
I have never stayed in such appalling conditions, it's partly my own fault as I did book last minute for a party of 6, but how did I know there'd be 70,000 Americans in town that weekend for the Navy vs Notre Dame game, consequently leaving all hostels and hotels full booked ... apart from this dump (that local hoteliers refer to as 'The City Morgue' -- very apt considering I was so on edge there, I was waiting to be attacked or raped, I'm just grateful I had my friends there (who saw the funny side, the side I'm still waiting to see), I however can think of far nicer places to stay and celebrate my 30th! On arrival to the hostel, the manager was trying to tell me (in no uncertain terms) that he would love us to cancel our booking so he could sell our rooms on at an overpriced rate to the Americans that were in town (most of which were older -- less likely to put up with the filth and inhospitality of the manager). The door code to ALL the rooms was the same -- I know this because just after I'd paid the cash he told me the door code, soon after, a gentleman booked in and he was given THE SAME DOOR CODE. My friend also noticed this and so said 'we have the same code!' -- his response was 'SHUT UP!' Absolutely shocking. I couldn't believe I'd ended up in such a god forsaken hellmouth! It gets better!!! So, now we arrive at our room, dirt, mould, litter everywhere! I'm just waiting for my lungs to close up on me by this point. There's even dirt on the bed that is situated close to the open window. We go and ask the manager for clean bedding, his response this time, 'let this be your last complaint!' At this point we are only 2 girls, the others don't arrive for a few more hours. The moment he said this, I really started to fear for my safety in that place, referring to as 'Hostel' the movie. The manager's overly 'energetic' behaviour and Jekyll and Hyde nature really were the icing on the cake. So, in short, unless you don't mind being bullied, sleeping in crap and you yourself have vile hygiene, then this is not the place for you. I kind of feel that this place has sullied my view of Ireland -- No way will I ever go back! And to top it off, I have never seen so many heroin addicts walking around! It's a sight NOT to behold!!
You wanna get sick? Book this hostel!
We (4 girls from Germany) wanted to stay 2 nights in this hostel and stayed one in a different Hotel and one at Dublin airport! When we arrived there was this smell of feces and it didnt get any better! Kitchen was a whole mess, all parts of the oven burned and some groceries seemed to start living again! HORROR continued in the bathrooms -- dirty walls everywhere, no toilet seat and paper and guess what, mold everywhere! How the rooms look? no idea, but dont really wanna know! So my advice, Spend some more money and book a different hostel -- your health will thank you!
This hotel is a shame!! To be banned!!
How to describe this place? It's daylight robbery!!! I paid 180 Euros (60 Euros per night for 2 people) for a double private room en suite for such a crap. I used to live and travel in India for 3 years, and even over there, I have never seen such a disgusting and so badly maintained place. I did not even tried to have a shower ... The flush was not working (no evacuation at all), worst mattress I have never seen, dirty carpet and curtain. No insulation (you can hear everything about the neighbours: what they say, what they do). My wife and I could not sleep at all ... In the middle of the night, we have been to the reception for a complaint. We would like to thank a lot the friendly staff for offering us the opportunity to move the next day to another room in their sister hostel, few meters far from this hostel. The room was better but still not good enough to justify the amount: 100 Euros per night for 2 people for a double private room en suite!!! I guess the owner is purely stealing the money of the young visitors without reinvesting in maintaining and improving his hostel. A real shame. At that price, in Europe, we could have booked a room in a chain of hotels! It is not worth at all the money I have spent and it wish I would not have paid the entire bill in advance. Finally I wish this place could close soon. Meanwhile, to help in closing it, please do not book any rooms in this hostel!!!

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