Jacobs Inn Hostel Dublin, Dublin

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Jacob's Inn Dublin is a well-equipped, large hostel, catering to individuals and groups with a good central location near O’Connell Street.

The Location

Jacob's Inn Dublin is located near Connolly Station and Dublin’s main bus station. The central O’Connell Street is only blocks away, with the busy Temple Bar area located just across the River Liffey. Attractions within walking distance include Trinity College, Croke Park, and the O2. There are a number of bars and restaurants in the vicinity of the hostel in O’Connell Street and Temple Bar districts. The LUAS light rail and DART services pass close by to the hostel, offering connections around town. There is also a bus stop for Airport Link buses near to the hostel. There can be some noise overnight from the roads adjacent to the hostel and from other hostel guests, so earplugs are suggested.

Rooms and Bathrooms

This large hostel offers private rooms for up to four people, and dorm rooms for four to twelve people (mixed and female options are available). The hostel attracts individual travelers and large groups, so there is a mix of guests in residence. The rooms are on multiple levels of the building, with access via elevator or stairs.

The sturdy bunk beds have decent mattresses, clean white linens, and privacy curtains; however, the pillows are a little thin. Each bed has individual power sockets, USB charging points, and reading lights. Electronic keycards are issued for access into the guest areas and dorm rooms. For security, there are under-bed lockers for each guest to use their own padlock.

The rooms feature en suite bathrooms, including shower and toilet. Additional shared bathrooms are separated by gender, with several shower cubicles and decent hot water in each. The cubicles have sufficient room to change within them, despite not having a separated section for changing.

Common Spaces

There is a kitchen with a large dining area attached, with substantial cooking facilities catering for several users at once. Breakfast is served to guests in the dining area, with selections including cereal, toast, tea/coffee, and juice.

In the hostel’s foyer, there are many couches and tables for guests to hang out and use the good, free Wi-Fi. Entertainment in this area includes a TV, large chess set, and book exchange. There is also a games room on a mezzanine level, with foosball and pool table. Finally, there is a rooftop courtyard area for guests. With many guests in the hostel, those looking to socialise won’t have a shortage of fellow travelers to meet.

Other useful features of the hostel include free luggage storage, laundry service for a fee, and vending machines for snacks.


Jacob’s Inn Dublin is deserving of its high ratings, with its clean, comfortable, and modern facilities at competitive prices.
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Welcome to the hostel
Common area
Games room
Dining room
Dorm room
Shared bathroom
Michelle W
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on 2017-10-17

Jacobs Inn Hostel is a modern hostel very well located great for travelllers backpackers and students.

The Location

Location is probably one of the great things about this hostel. Jacobs Inn Hostel is really well located since you can find the train station within 2 minutes walking distance as well as the couch station where you could go to Galway, Cork... And you are just 10 minutes walking from the Spire where there are free walking tours every day.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Last year they implemented their new POD style dorms which is the perfect option if you like to have some more privacy. The beds are really comfortable and sturdy. You also have two different lights and a charger with USB port. It's also nice that the beds are already made and you could also rent a towel if you need one for 2.

The rooms also have a bathroom with shower which is really convenient because you do not have to leave the room in the middle of the night to look for a shared bathroom. However, there are also big shared bathrooms for women and men located in the corridors with several showers, and WCs. In terms of lockers, all rooms have a complimentary locker for each bed/POD that the guest will activate with a 4 digit password.

Common Spaces

There is no separte reception. It's all part of the main common area although they are refurbishing that area. There is where breakfast take place. In fact, guests have to pay 1 for coffe or tea. They have also some touristy information, you could also find some adaptors and they have signs with the different activities they offer and WiFi information (internet was really good at the Jacobs Inn). It also has a luggage storage for an additional cost but the recepction staff would also keep your bags behind the desk for free until check in time (at 15.00) if you show up before.

Reception is 24 hours which is great and if you are planning to get in the hostel past 23 at night you would have to show to a security person a code that would have been given to you in advance.


Jacobs Inn Hostel is a perfect option to stay in Dublin. Not just in terms of location but also in comfort and security. Staff is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The hostel itself is very clean (rooms, bathrooms, kitchen...) It has a great atmosphere are you would meet with people from all over the world. And you have everything you need around the hostel: supermarkets, cafs, train and bus station, pubs, restaurants, stores...

JACOBS INN FACADE Common area POD room POD Terrace

Jacobs Inn set the bar for the other hostels we stayed at on our trip to Europe in June. They are by far one of the best hostels around and I have stayed at quite a few during my travels through the years.

We arrived at the hostel around 10-10:30 in the morning on Saturday, June 15th. We were able to check in and put down a deposit for a locker to put our backpacks in until we could come back later and get into the room. Deposits for the locker were 2 Euros per day and you received the deposit back at the end of your stay which is an added bonus to having a locker for your things. Upon check-in, we found out we would have to move rooms on our third day. I had made a reservation for three beds for four days. As you can guess by now, we were going to be staying in one of the 12 bedded dorm rooms. I wish I was informed that we would need to switch rooms on the third day since I had booked the reservation months in advance and should have been given a room for all four nights.

Things happen.. I thought it was going to be a problem having to switch rooms on the third day since I booked a day tour through Paddywagon for Kilkenny and Wicklow. I didnt think we would have time to get all of our stuff packed up and out of the room before we left on the tour. Amazingly, it worked out really well because the staff at the front desk gave us another locker to use (no deposit needed) to put the rest of our stuff in until we could check into the other room. On the third day, we moved all of our stuff into the two lockers we had and let reception know we would be coming back in the evening after our tour to check into the new room.

Breakfast was included in the price of the beds booked for our stay in Dublin. It consisted of milk, orange juice, bread, jams and cereal. What more do you need to start your day? Nothing. The room used for breakfast was off of the reception area and then when breakfast was over, it converted into a place for people staying at the hostel to watch television or sit around and chat since there were couches in the room. There were some tables and chairs off to the side of the room which we used once while we were there to eat dinner that we had bought from the store down the street from us.

I loved that Jacobs Inn was close to where the airport shuttle dropped us off. We found out that the bus station where we would catch the shuttle back to the airport was just around the corner from the hostel.

There are many reasons to stay at Jacobs Inn. The list would be too long for me to name all of them but here are a few of the reasons why I would stay here whenever I go back to Dublin. Cleanliness of the rooms, security (you can only get through the main door from reception if you are staying at the hostel), key card access so that the only people entering your room are the ones sharing the room with you, roof terrace which we used once when we brought our dinner up to the terrace and ate while watching the city of Dublin below us. How could I forget about the guest kitchen that we never got around to using? How about having elevators that would take you up to your floor so that you didnt need to climb stairs to get to your room? But the best reason would be LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.

I didnt realize how close they would be to everything we wanted to see. They were right around the corner from where the busses dropped you off from the airport and picked you up to take you back. They were a few blocks away from where we needed to be to take our tour with Paddywagon, they were so close to OConnell Street which is one of the main streets and the shopping area of Grafton Street and Trinity College were not much farther to walk to from OConnell Street. We did a lot of walking in Dublin and everything was within walking distance from the hostel.

My favorite word is location when talking about one of my favorite hostels because of how close they ended up being to Phoenix Park. You make a right out of the hostel, go around the corner and stay towards the right (not turning left at all) and you will get to the park, on foot, in less than 30 minutes. Well, it depends on how fast or slow you walk since the park is about 2 miles away from the hostel. I went to the park a couple of times I was there and loved how close it was to Jacobs Inn since I wanted to continue with my walking and jogging while traveling on this trip. Phoenix Park helped me do this a couple days while we were in Dublin.


Great place to stay in Dublin!

Jacob's Inn was a great place to stay for a night in Dublin. The rooms were clean with sheets included, and the front desk was very helpful with any questions we had. Big lockers were cheap to rent (2 euros per day) and we could keep our bags there before check in and after check out. Breakfast wasn't anything special, just toast, cereal, musli, and coffee/tea. The downstairs common area has comfy couches and a flatscreen TV, but is the only place you can get wifi (which is also a bit temperamental). It is about a 10-15 minute walk to the Trinity College or Temple bar areas and 30 minutes from the Guinness Factory, but just a couple minutes from great local Irish pubs and a pedestrian shopping area. The bus transfer from the airport is 30 seconds away which was super convenient. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to my friends as well!



Great place to meet different people, make different friends -- if you dont mind stayin in a room with 9 other people who might snore (which i frankly dont care because im a heavy sleeper) it is pretty awesome. the internet needs a bit of work -- very temperamental and only available on the ground floor. the staff there are all pretty awesome. It does get pretty rowdy at night. but thats what makes great atmosphere isnt it?


Great location, good accommodations, friendly staff

Spent two nights in August, 2008. It's a busy place with lots of younger people there to enjoy the attractions of the city, yet it was very quiet. The building was clean and well maintained. The included mini-breakfast was adequate, but more toasters and a rearrangement of the serving table would make things move quicker. The desk staff were friendly and helpful.

C.E. McLean


I've seen better hostels but this one seemed to be decently clean. I just really didn't appreciate checking in at 2 a.m. and having the guy receptionist ask me if I was traveling alone, and when I said yes, he said "Isn't that dangerous?" Why would he say that? It didn't make me feel comfortable as a young woman at his hostel at all. To boot, I was in a mixed dorm with all guys, no other girls in the room. Oh well.


Clean and pretty nice. Staff were very nice also, and helpful. Lent me a converter so that I could charge my cell phone, and even let me cancel a reservation last minute. The breakfast was pretty disgusting, though. Another bad thing was that the locks all stopped working so we couldn't get into our rooms for a long period of time, which was inconvenient. Oh and also, they open check in at 4, and EVERYONE is there, waiting, at once. Kind of a pain, with everyone pushing and shoving to be next. But not a bad hostel. Cheap and works.


I stayed there for two weeks (searching for job and room), and, especially in the end, it was like a nightmare. We reserved two beds in a mixed room with my boyfriend, but they put us in different rooms, and didn't even try to help. The rooms are far too small for so many people, there's no air to breath in at night. There's neither place to put your clothes, there was one tiny shelf for twelve people. The kitchen is the worst, it's dirty, nothing works, and it's always stinking of a really horrible lemon-like-scented detergeant (strangely enough, in the end, the smell in the kitchen turned into something like the smell of human sh*t). But it's cheap, has a good location, and nothing was stolen from us during the two weeks.


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I would rate this hostel better if it had kitchen facilities, which was a bit of a shock coming in. It did have a really lovely bar, great staff and a fun atmosphere. I met tons of people here and there was never a dull moment. Compared to other Dublin hostels it was pretty great


Super clean, comfy beds! The curtains work really well for privacy and theyre black out type curtains so if you need to nap in the day it works perfectly! Social hub and the staff are super friendly. My only comment is the lack of A/C


Great place, great location (5 minutes walk from Connolly train station and 3 walk

from bus station) and very clean. Great bar BUT for a hostel, I find that the

common areas are lacking (you have the option between the pub or lobby area only).

Food can only be eaten in the lobby area (not the pub, not in your room). There is no

kitchen, no free coffee nor free breakfast, so for the outrageous high price paid (60

Euros/night/person for a pod), I find it poor value for money.


Great overall but beware staying in times of hot weather the pod beds are enclosed and can get extremely hot overnight.


Far too expensive, you can stay in a spacious double room in maynooth college for 40 euro, hostels are supposed to be cheap, its disgusting that ye charge a minimum of 55 euro for a 6 4 foot coffin for a room.


The hostel was really nice, you have a lot of privacy. If you want to meet people it could be complicated becaus there is no open space.

You also need to pay for luggage Storage.


The property was nice and modern. Only the shower was blocked and it was flooded and very uncomfortable to take the shower with the flood


As a supposed hostel I think it needs a facility for people to make their own food or drink. At one point i paid over 100 euros for a night in a shared pod and even in a hotel I could've made myself a coffee.

Generally it's well run and clean and safe.

Breakfasts and coffee too dear


Excellent for my research into FUREY Family. I have to travel to various parts of Ireland and Jacobs Inn has been an excellent base.

Easy access to public transport, yes just spot on. Shall return next trip out from Brisbane, Australia. Will tell my friends.

Denniston FUREY


It's a fine place for sleeping, though for the price I paid it was a pretty expensive place to just spend the night, especially since breakfast was not included. The hostel lacks common rooms, actively engaging staff and activities which makes a hostel have a great travelers atmosphere. I would have expected more in this aspect, especially from a city like Dublin.


Check in didn't start until 15:00 and I got there at noon, so I had to have a nap in the common room, which is a the front lobby off the bar-restaurant and doesn't facilitate meeting new people or naps. I also had to pay three euros for bag storage because one doesn't get free bag storage until after one is checked in. Pod was insanely comfortable and cozy. Nice lighting. Good sound muffling. Breakfast costs ten euros and isn't worth it when there are cute coffee shops all over.


The rooms were great and spacious! I liked having a bathroom and shower in the room. The bunks have plugs, lockers, and curtains for privacy. The restaurant/bar area looked really fun! The desk is open 24 hours, I think, so that was helpful.


Overall a wonderful stay. I had the best time in Dublin. Travelling solo, the hostel made me feel extremely safe and I met so many great people, thanks to the pub crawl I did on the first night! Facilities were really clean. I visited everything by foot from the hostel, even the Guinness factory. Cons: there is no kitchen or fridge to have your own food, but the bar downstairs is really nice and it is near groceries and cheap eats. Pods can get hot as they dont seem ventilated.


I really enjoyed my stay. I loved the cubby beds. Very quiet and private.

The address is on Talbot Place and the street behind is Talbot Street. This caused me distress at 1:30 in the morning when I was walking up and down Talbot Street. I think maybe let people know when they check in.

I thought it could have used a ti y kitchen where you could put leftovers or milk and make yourself a tea or coffee. The bar downstairs charged me 3 euros for a tea. Thought it was a bit much.


Jacobs inn is definitely the nicest hostel Ive ever stayed in. At first I thought it was pricey, but after visiting Dublin and realizing that its all a little more pricey, the hostel was complete worth the value or even better honestly!


Room was clean. It was pretty far away from everything that I did in Dublin except the EPIC museum. I had a random man walk into my private room in the morning before 9am while I was undressed. He did not knock and I had no idea how he got the code. I told the front desk and they just said oh its probably the cleaners sorry. He did not seem to care. Privates we super pricey, not much cheaper than a hotel.


Great place to stay, pods were nice but a little warm.

Enjoyed the breakfast and the buiding.

Price was higher than any other hostel I stayed in.


We enjoyed our stay - a much cheaper option for a Dublin stay than hotels and apartments. Location was great.


Fantastic stay, only complaint is how hot the pods get. So make sure you've got a fan! Breakfast was great.


Nice location and staff were accommodation. The lockers provided kept malfunctioning and forced me to go to reception almost every time I tried unlocking which was extremely frustrating. The faucets and showers were on annoyingly short timers meaning I had to press the buttons over and over. The pods were clean but extremely hot making sleeping almost impossible.



Enjoy the freedom of our new luxury serviced apartments, located just minutes from the International Financial Services Centre, convenient to the city centre, Temple Bar and the bus and train stations.

Each beautifully appointed apartment consists of one or two bedrooms, living/dining room and kitchen area. In addition to being furnished to the highest standard, each apartment is equipped with all facilities pertaining to modern living, television, microwave to name but a few.

Apartments are available for both short-term and long-term lettings

Location and Contact


Adjacent to the central bus station and the main train and dart station, Conolly Station. Very central location just minutes from Temple Bar and the main shopping centre of Henry Street.



Address: 21-28 Talbot Place, Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland

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Website Jacobs Inn Hostel Dublin Dublin www.jacobsinn.com/
Phone Number: +353 (01) 855 5660
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Facilities and Amenities


Family-Friendly Hostel

Female Solo Traveller

Groups (10+ people)




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange




Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Table Tennis

Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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