Ashfield Guesthouse, Dublin

Dublin 2
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Good location

hostel has very good location convenient for getting to and from the airport. rooms are a bit cold in the winter months as heating is regulated to certain time of the day. rooms are noisy due to the location on very busy road. they do provide free ear plugs though.

Age 34 | slovakia

Ashfield House City Centre is a reasonably big hostel right in the heart of Dublin, with all the necessities for a comfortable stay, including a great buffet breakfast each morning.

The Location

Ashfield House is located in the heart of the city and is a prime location for exploring Dublin, with Trinity College, O'Connell Street, and Temple Bar footsteps away. It is easy to find, as it's on one of the main streets, just metres from the River Liffey, and is well sign-posted. You need to buzz to get in, and will need to do this every time you want to enter the hostel. The train stations are a bit of a walk from Ashfield House, however there are a number of buses stopping within walking distance to the hostel, which makes you well connected to the airport, Galway, and Belfast.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are a range of different size rooms in this hostel, with the option of private rooms as well. The rooms are very basic, and there are no lockers available. There are some in the common room but they are priced per hour. There is free luggage storage provided by reception, though. The rooms are locked with keys, which with your sheets you are given on your arrival. You need to hand back your key each time you leave the hostel, and then show your check-in slip to get your key. Some of the rooms can be accessed with a lift, others with stairs.

The rooms have en suite bathrooms, and we found ours to be small and musty, with most of the water from the shower head spraying against the wall rather than on ourselves. The cleanliness is a little questionable, but there is hot water, and the facilities do get the job done. There are also some washrooms off from the common room, which is great if you are hanging out downstairs.

Common Spaces

The common room is also the lobby of the hostel, but it is a large area equipped with couches, chairs, and tables. There are lots of flyers available about tours and information on the area. There is a kitchen that is well equipped, and also computers to use (but you need to pay for internet access). Wi-Fi is free throughout the hostel, and works reasonably well. There is a good atmosphere about the hostel, and the common area makes it easy to meet other travelers. There were a lot of groups while we were there, though.


Ashfield House has a great location in Dublin, and with a good breakfast and comfortable couches, it's a good choice.


They don't seem to care much

I'll start with the pros -- it was cheap and in a great location, the one young guy working the desk was very cool and they have hard boiled eggs with their breakfast. Beyond that this was the weakest hostel I've stayed at yet. The rooms are cramped and wifi only works in the lobby (which as others have mentioned is weirdly, uncomfortably hot most of the time), our toilet had to be milked like a cow to work up enough pressure to flush, but worst of all was the generally unresponsive and uncaring staff members. Besides the aforementioned young man, they were not very helpful (couldn't tell me the right details about which bus to take to the airport) and any inquiry was met with disinterest. But hey, it's close to the Temple Bar area at least.


Ashfield House

First off, Ireland was the most amazing place I've ever traveled to and something you have to experience for yourself to truly understand. I have had terrible experiences in hostels before so coming into Ashfield House I was a bit apprehensive; however, I was quickly proven wrong. It is the most friendly atmosphere and with the most friendly workers -- I felt like I was home. If you get the chance to talk to conor, he is AMAZING and definitely deserves a raise for putting up with me all the time. Also breakfast is included which was super convenient and the hostel is pretty much in the center of everything with a 5 minute walk into town. LOVE IRELAND. cant wait to go back.

Melissa Tierney
Age 20 | USA

Poor -- Do not stay here

The hostel is dirty with poor security, they also charged me an extra 30 euros a month after i stayed here and when i called to inquire about it they just kept telling me to call back. I would not recommend staying here.


Very nice and well run

Ashfield house was a great location for us. You aren't right in the city center, but it's only a short bus ride. Price was comparable to hostel beds in Dublin, but the room was much nicer than the average hostel -- large, with coffee and tea in the room, private bathroom, and full breakfast. The staff are very friendly and helpful. A very nice stay for the price we paid. The only disadvantage is that if you like to return to your room frequently during the day then it's a bit out of the way. Highly recommended!


Ashfield House is located in the heart of Dublin, just minutes walk from O'Connor Street, Trinity College, and Temple Bar. Additionally, it is on or nearby several bus routes making train station, bus station, and airport access quite simple. The friendly staff are happy to help plan your stay and the reception area offers a wide range of information pamphlets on both Dublin and Ireland.

Rooms are available in anything from two-person up to eight- to ten-person dorms. The rooms, while small and crowded, have an ensuite toilet/sink/shower. Hot water is sometimes hard to come by, however shower pressure is great. There is not much space for luggage, let alone lockers in the rooms. Some coin-operated lockers are available for hire on the main floor. There is also a luggage storage room provided for use.

The large sitting area on the main floor has a television and several comfy couches for relaxing. There are a couple of computers for internet use as well as space to use your own with wireless internet. The large kitchen offers lots of space for multiple people to cook simultaneously and is quite well equipped. It is cleaned daily after the free breakfast provided each morning. You can also have your laundry washed and dried by the staff for a small price.

While friendly staff and a central location certainly make this an enjoyable hostel to stay at, prices per room can jump depending on whether it is a weeknight or weekend, if it is a bank holiday, or if there is a rugby match in town.

Gillian Hoyer

Don't stay here unless your only requirements are "cheap" and "central." It's REALLY DIRTY, and security is AWFUL no lockable cupboards (except tiny ones in reception that cost money), and I was in the dorm room (REALLY CRAMPED) which has no lock on the door, so literally anyone in the hostel can go in there. Plus the reception staff hardly ever ask for your pass, so pretty much anyone can walk in off the street. The staff are really UNFRIENDLY too, as are most of the other guests not recommended for individual travelers. And the first night there was a REALLY NOISY school group, screaming/running around/banging on doors till all hours!! BRING EARPLUGS!! Oh, and the breakfast rolls are stale. And for some reason, the lights didn't work during the day, so I couldn't use the bathroom. The whole place is in dire need of redecoration.


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New experience, room cramped but not too bad. Not a bad place to stay.


This was a basic hostel located centrally in Dublin. It was relatively clean, there were big lockers under the beds to store belongings, and a pretty comprehensively equipped kitchen. All of the staff were incredibly friendly. There was a small common space where you could meet other travellers, but overall there was not much of a social atmosphere. That being said, I was able to meet some incredible people just by hanging out in the kitchen and eating in the common space


My room was clean and comfortable but VERY loud. Lots of kids and families which surprised me because its so close to the bars. Paying for the location on this one but I was happy with it!


Great location for staying in Dublin as you are very close to your departure/arrival locations and waking tours. Tram and bus stops very close as well.


Although the private room was very small, it was very clean and accessible. We were on the third floor facing the inner courtyard so it was quiet. The facility has no air conditioning and the downstairs is hot and muggy.

But the location is perfect!


Decent hostel. Staff are helpful and the communal areas are great, the kitchen is well equipped. I did wake up to some old guy naked with no blankets on sound asleep about 2m away from me, but it helped me get up in time for my flight. Cant really blame the hostel for that tho.


The men at the reception was really friendly.

Once in the room, I may choose my own bed because there where no bednumbers in the room they gave me.

Room was clean, but nothing more. Shower with cold and hot water.

Its not a really modern hostels, so I think the price was a bit too much for what you get.


Easy and quick checkin. Seemed safe since you had to be buzzed in by the front desk at the front door even in the middle of the day. Son and I were not in the same room which was disappointing but worked out ok. Lockers in the room are under the bottom bunk bed which makes it hard to be not wake up the bottom sleeper if the top bunker has to leave early or arrive late. Bring your own lock. Bathroom was clean but the shower did not drain so it quickly filled up and you had to turn off the water while sh


Geeta place for a quick stay. Best for solo travellers.


Too much money for a hot and cramped room that feels dirty and requires you to manage your own linens. Drop the extra 10 for added comfort elsewhere.


The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the place was generally inviting and pleasant. A lot of stuff was broken in the bathroom, but it was still usable. A drunk guy tried to climb into bed with me in the middle of the night, which was quite scary, but I suppose that's just part of the hostel experience. Overall, positive experience, and good value.


Ashfield hostel doesnt have the typical friendly atmosphere of some hostels, but is safe, clean, and really perfectly located.


Great location. Seems to have been recently remodeled. Nice and helpful staff. The walls are paper thinso bring ear plugs if you wish to sleep.


I was only there for one night, but the 4 bed dorm room I was in (non street facing) was pretty quiet. It was clean, and the bathroom was en suite, which I didn't know of until I got thee, so that was a pleasant surprise. A 5 minute walk to Temple Bar, which was super convenient. I would definitely stay here again.


A homeless man was sleeping in the entrace to the hostel on Saturday night. When we approached the door we were threatened with violence. We paid over 100 euros each for a dorm bed. Worst value for money of any hostel I've visited. The bathroom in my dorm was disgusting.

Don't stay here.


Good: Friendly staff, great location, clean bedding and bathroom.

Not so good: Quite expensive, lift broken, stairs and hall really need a freshen up.


Checked into an 8 bed dorm after midnight as my flight was delayed only to find I had to make my bed up. I didnt want to wake the other guests so just slept without bed sheets on which is ridiculous when it costs over 40 for a bunk per night. Nightclub downstairs so couldnt sleep until after 3am and awoken again at 5 am as its on a very busy street and it window was open (couldnt close it as it was next to another guest).


Solid hostel! Not much going on. It is noisy and a bit bright from the sounds/ lights outside with no curtains. You also have to make you bed (sheets etc) which sucks if someone gets in super late. The location is great and you can easily walk to a lot of things. Overall good hostel and would stay again.


A good hostel, was only there overnight to get to the airport. Great location. Quite pricey for what youre getting but everything in Dublin is. Staff were very friendly and there is a luggage room to lock your stuff in but its open to anyone staying at the hostel (get the key from reception).


I had the most wonderful stay of one week at this hostel in June of 2022. The staff were absolutely incredible in helping me with any questions I had about the city and gave me really solid recommendations for tours and for food. I look forward to staying here again as well as recommending it to anyone.



Ashfield Hostel is one of Dublin's most centrally located hostels, we are just a 5 minute walk from the popular Temple Bar area. We have twin, double and triple private rooms and 4 and 6 bedded dorm rooms, all are ensuite and include free continental breakfast each morning.

We offer free wifi for guests throughout the building. We also have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen and we have a 24 hour reception. There are also daily free walking tours of the city and nightly pub crawls you can join from the hostel, just ask at the desk!

Location and Contact


We are located right in the city centre between O'Connell Street, Trinity College and Temple Bar. We are a short walk from the bus garage and train station and are easily accessable from the airport.



Address: 19-20 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland

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Website Ashfield Guesthouse Dublin
Phone Number: +353 (0)1 679 7734
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller



City Tours

Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Lockers in Lobby (€1 - €5)

Pub Crawls (€12)

Safe Deposit Box (€1 - €3)

Towels (€1)

24 Hour Security

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Walking Tours

Airport Pickup

Lockers in Rooms


Wheelchair Accessible


Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 16

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 14 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All year except Christmas week

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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