Address: 19-20 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic location minutes from Temple Bar and Trinity College. Getting to the Guinness tour is a nice walk along the Liffey. I met some great people while staying here last year, including some of the staff! I had hoped to get back here, but didn't quite make it. I would recommend this hostel to anyone!
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Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons
Wi-Fi in Rooms
Lockers in Lobby (€1 - €5)
Pub Crawls (€12)
Safe Deposit Box (€1 - €3)
24 Hour Security
Credit Card Payments
Power Point/Sockets in Rooms
Lockers in Rooms
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
Maximum Stay: 14 nights
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Open Dates: All year except Christmas week
Reception Hours: 24 Hours
Size: Very Large (100+ beds)