Address: 8 Camden Place, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates: 53.335411, -6.264435 (accuracy not guaranteed)
The Times Hostel - Camden Place is listed on the following booking sites:The Times Hostel - Camden Place at Hostelworld Not listed at Booking.com Not listed at HostelsClub
Great staff, take your chance on a room, building dilapidated.
The front desk staff are the best part of this hostel. The second best is the 24/7 access to coffee, tea, and hot chocolate (it goes along way to improving your outlook). Now for the main job of any hostel -- cleanliness. Two of the three rooms I saw had extensive mold due to both the cheap renovation areas like bathrooms and windows and neglect of the integrity of the building. The cleanliness was average hostel level, though many rooms reek of bleach, no doubt from having to combat the mold in the badly built bathrooms. I had no qualms about the bedding though; it was perfectly clean, the mattresses are of crap quality but relatively new, and there was no carpet throughout the hostel. Every room is different in design and structure, so it's a toss of the coin as per the cleanliness of the rooms themselves. The kitchen and common areas are nicely done and kept clean, and have a great energy. The washing machine and dryer are cheap enough (5 euro for wash, dry, and detergent), but are not kept clean at all. Ditto with the dish washing machine -- dishes come out smelling like wet dog, which happens when the machine isn't routinely descaled. Wifi is good.
Clean and simple, staff are lovely
I did not have any real identity with me -- as I am Irish I didn't have my passport with me, and as I was traveling by bus I did not have my drivers license with me either and this slowed things down at reception. I did not see this as a prerequisite on the website. But common sense prevailed with whatever bits of identity I did have. So my advice is bring a form of official identity. The staff were very friendly, the place was spotless yet homey. Traffic noise was quiet and the price was far from expensive. All in all thumbs up and well done, I am proud that Ireland has great value for money places still around this is one of them.
Small rooms but great atmosphere.
Very central hostel close to a main road so sometimes it's a bit noisy. The reception is very cramped and get easily blocked by new arrivals and people just passing through to the dining area. The fridges are a mess as visitors doesn't seem to respect or value other people's bags of food. Troublesome steps if you stay upstairs. Can get cold in the rooms as the heater are only switched on at certain intervals. Good Wifi and nice TV area but get easily congested. Try to get rooms facing inwards and on the side street.
Very good value and location + neat facilities
Here's what I liked about this place. Fairly modern kitchen with multiple refrigerators, cooking range and a dishwasher. Wash machine and dryer, EUR 2 per use per machine, so that's EUR 4 per wash-dry cycle. Sweet interiors. Simple, clean and cool. Well used space and a decent layout. Finding rooms is an interesting experience -- make sure you remember your room's location well. Common areas are comfortable enough. En suite bath/shower can be nice. I'd like to see much cleaner standards for the baths. It might be nice to have a few more common bath/wc too. Totally cool crowd when I stayed there. Mix of laid-back and partying types of all "ages". All young spirited though. Fun people and many nations as one would expect. Beds made before you arrive. Very helpful!! It's a smallish hostel so there is no Theater or large space. It's cozy and nice. Sweet staff. Low prices for Dublin around $20 per night. Overall excellent value and location. Highly recommended.
Loved the location (5 minutes from Grafton Street, Temple Bar, bus/LUAS stops), the atmosphere (pancake weekends were the best), and the people (adding rooms, leaving luggage, asking questions were met with hospitality and concern). Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in Dublin!
General DescriptionThe Times Hostel - Camden Place is a medium-sized hostel situated just outside the heart of Dublin.LocationThe location of this hostel is pretty ideal. About a 10 minute walk to Grafton Street and St. Stephen's Green. This hostel is not really for those looking for the Dublin night life. Pick a hostel near Temple Bar if you want to party. Times Hostel is also About a 5 minute walk from the Green LUAS Line. Getting to the hostel is very simple, especially with the directions the hostel provides. The bus stop (1285) is only a short distance from the hostel. Just look for the sign before you get off at the stop and backtrack to Camden Street. Parking isn't available for this hostel.Rooms & BathroomsThe rooms are the general small size but the beds come with a gigantic luggage cage (I could fit my suitcase, backpack, and large purse with room to spare). Make sure you bring your own lock (a suitcase lock worked just fine). However, the rooms and bathrooms are not ventilated well. After someone takes a shower, the whole room feels muggy for some time afterwards. The room was clean when I got it, though for those allergic to dust, you may want to wipe down your bed. The walls are pretty thin, so you can hear those in the rooms next door, the common room and noise from outside. Bring a set of good earplugs and all will be well.Common SpacesThe common space includes a kitchen, dining area with four small tables, living room with a tables and some sofas, and a computer area with 4 computers. It is not large enough to hold everyone in the hostel, and the kitchen gets a little crowded at breakfast. However, this hostel does a wonderful job at providing great opportunities for it's guests. Each day has something different, such as free drinks on Friday, a pancake breakfast on Saturday and a movie night on Sunday. The hostel even partners with a free local walking tour. Great Irish hospitality!SummaryI would definitely stay in this hostel again. The location, price, and people are fabulous and I would recommend this hostel to anyone traveling in Dublin.
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Lockers in Rooms
Safe Deposit Box
Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons
Wi-Fi in Rooms
Pub Crawls (15.00)
24 Hour Security
Credit Card Payments
Power Point/Sockets in Rooms
Genders: Males & Females
Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 18
Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages
Min. Age without Parent: 18
Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)
Curfew: No Curfew
Maximum Stay: 14 nights
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Open Dates: All Year
Reception Hours: 24 Hours
Size: Very Large (100+ beds)