Abbey Court Guesthouse, Dublin

O'Connell Bridge
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Stay to the back for a good sleep

Rented the 6 bed room for our family of four. Clean. Unfortunately, if you don't smoke this isn't the room for you. there is a bar directly under your window and smoke wafts in. Be prepared for loud nights in this room because of the centralized location it is packed with people all up and down the river. They sell ear plugs at the front desk. I am sure there are quieter rooms towards the back. Breakfast is continental style and they have a staff that handles the dishes. Nice rooms throughout for hanging out. Front desk was nice. Stayed June 2016.

Age 43 | USA

Abbey Court is in a tall, Georgian-style building with a distinctive flowery design. The reception desk is just inside the front door, on ground level. Everyone has to pass reception to access the rest of the building using a key card. A lot of the inside is painted with colourful characters and personalities.

The Location

This hostel has a fantastic, central location overlooking the River Liffey and very close to the main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street. It is easy to walk here from one of the local bus stops. Just across the bridge lies the famous Temple Bar district, which has a range of bars, small shops, and a decent-sized supermarket.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are rooms with a view of the river. In our dormitory there is an en suite bathroom as well as a second sink in the bedroom itself. There is a shelf and a chest of drawers, along with hooks on the wall, but no chairs. The lockers are large, metal drawers that slide in underneath the bed. We need to provide our own padlock. The beds are comfortable bunks with a metal ladder attached to the bed. They don't rock too much when we climb up. The top and bottom bunk are quite close together. Reception lets you know the number of your allocated bed and there is a fine if this not observed. There are not a lot of sockets in the walls but a four-bar extension plug is provided. Bedding looks fresh and is not faded. There is one central light and a light in the en suite bathroom.

The bathrooms are cleaned regularly. There are also lots of public bathrooms; some include a shower, so there is private space to get changed. A large, female bathroom has pretty pink walls and four showers with a curtain across them but no locking doors. There is a lot of communal space in this room where women can get changed together but no lock on the main door. Women might appreciate more security when feeling vulnerable. Outside this room, there are well-lit mirrors for getting ready to go out.

Common Spaces

This hostel provides a lot of options for socialising or being alone. There is a relaxing room with two armchairs and four hammocks. There is a large room with sofas, TV, and six computers with free internet. There is an authentic-looking, old fashioned bar area with a piano in the basement. There is a large dining room attached to the kitchen and this has a TV in one corner. There is also a small outdoor area with a roof for the smokers.

The kitchen is a good size but it is closed from 10 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. when breakfast becomes available. The complimentary breakfast is a generous, self-service affair -- although the toast is done in advance, so it is generally cold. There is cereal, milk, sausage rolls, and sliced-up fruit (apple, kiwi, or melon -- no fruit juice). At 8 a.m., slices of meat and cheese are set out as well. There is no access to the kitchen facilities for guests wanting to make their own breakfast at this time.


This is one of the better hostels. The location is excellent. There is free Wi-Fi. The spacious social rooms are a really nice asset and there is a good choice of bathrooms. We do not notice any sound from the streets during our time here. This hostel functions well and would be comfortable for a longer stay.

Exterior Dining room Kitchen Kitchen Computers Hostel bar Outdoor area Hammock room En suite Dorm Dorm Female bathroom

Great hostel

Great staff. clean hostel. Good enough breakfast with competitive rates. I would highly recommend it.

Age 32 | irish

Worst hostel ever stayed in.

I stayed here for 2 nights. I wouldn't recommend this place at all. There isn't really anywhere to store valuables, wire cages in bed would be easy to break into. I tested it out and got my laptop out easily. The bathroom was disgusting. There was black mold in the shower so I wouldn't even use it. The first night I stayed, there was a couple in one the beds who were feeling each other up after a complaint was told that as long as they had paid for the 2 beds there was nothing they could do. On the second night they woke up most of people in the room as they were having sex. Was a total nightmare.

Age 22 | Ireland

The rules in this hostel are too much.

This hostel is ok old and worn but ok. The location is amazing, but the owners must be school teachers with a bad attitude because the rules are plastered everywhere, talk about a downer, and to add to the rules, fines for breaking them. They close the tv room at 9pm and the smoking area and there is nowhere that is a social area after 9. It's like a lock down by the fun police. You don't feel homey here. 50 questions by a rude night worker to enter at night, A shame because a change of attitude by management could really make this place awesome.

Age 28 | Australia

No complaints

Excellent hostel, friendly staff and great location. Couldn't ask for more.

Age 28 | England

Great location and all essentials are provided.

This hostel is a very convenient place to stay. Most sights are in walking distance, and computers, left luggage are offered free of charge. Great service too. The showers weren't great, but that's minor.

Age 19 | Australia

Enjoyable stay at Abbey Court

To be able to stay in such a central Dublin location in this safe, clean hostel is wonderful. The staff was helpful and polite. People quieted down at a reasonable hour. I recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the city.


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Abbey Court Guesthouse Reviews from the Web

Very well equipped, clean, cosy, central hostel in Dublin.


The staff were very friendly and especially helpful. The hostel is located close to the main strip of bars which was great. However, the rooms are extremely cramped, making them very hot. There were no fans in the rooms, so the windows needed to stay open, but because of this it was hard to sleep because you would hear people yelling in the streets all night when they were coming home from the bars. The common rooms were a nice touch. The hostel was $91 one night which is insane and unrealistic.


I wouldn't necessarily recommend this hostel...the mattresses on the beds are very hard and the atmosphere isn't very communal. The staff are very nice and helpful but the environment isnt very comfortable. There isn't really a place to relax ..because the mattresses are so hard. It kind of felt like living in a highschool lol I actually wouldn't doubt if the building used to be a school...


It has been ages since I stayed in a hostel. I had thought about introducing my teenage daughter to hosteling this summer but wasnt sure what to expect these days. So glad I booked at Abbey Court! It was great and Id have no reservations booking here in the future. Great place to see Dublin from.


Great location and they have laundry, but probably the worst hostel Ive been to so far. Theres no elevator so you have to carry your luggage up a lot of stairs. Its like a maze to it was difficult to find my room. The room itself was bad. Theres a tiny window for a cramp room of ten people. It was difficult to breathe and it smelt like mildew. I realize the last day that there was mold on the corner one of the walls. They dont clean very well. Housekeeping dont clean the floors.


clear and nice hostel, with breakfast. fully recommended


I had a nice stay at Abbey Court.



Friendly staff


My room had a tiny window. By say 2 the room was stuffy & already beginning to have a smell to it. I stayed 6 nights I couldn't really sleep because it was stupidly hot in those rooms! Especially if you closed the bed curtins.

Bed curtains are joined for both top & bottom bunk, not separated.

My roommates bed was changed by accident & a staff member took his expensive earphones.

Breakfast - for people with dietaries


Perfect location, nice staff, roomy rooms. A tad difficult to navigate given the layout but at least its entertaining with all the art. Several people in my room had active covid symptoms and there was zero ventilation, but other than that great!


This hostel seems geared to groups rather than individuals. We stayed there twice for several days and each time had to move our rooms even though we reserved in advance. One move was up 4 flights of stairs and we had to store our stuff in a luggage room which required us to return to the hostel between 2:30 and 5 or get fined. Our last move was to a poorly-ventilated room which had a weird smell to it. I would not stay here again.


Very good very clean very central


Overall it was a wonderful stay. The staff were all incredibly friendly and welcoming. The bunk rooms were nice but a bit cramped, the bathrooms also could have been a bit cleaner. The location & facilities were excellent!


First hostel experience and I was pleasantly surprised! I stayed in a large dorm and it was very clean and safe. Very friendly staff monitoring 24/7 and absolutely perfect location. Only negative is that the shower rooms were not as up-kept and clean as I wouldve hoped.


Very friendly and helpful staff, great location, decent breakfast and quite clean. However, it is particularly expensive for hostel, not enough space in the rooms and unnecessary charging for luggage room. It looks like the prices in hostels in Dublin have been doubled (or tripled) after the lockdown, but not any serious effort was made to renovate the facilities.


Good digs. Nice location and security. Met nice people there. Bring earplugs as there are loud birds outside at night since it's right next to the river. Bathrooms are tiny but manageable. Good luggage lockers and it's great to have curtains around the bunks.


Really great place to stay our first couple days in Ireland. Breakfast was consistently good, staff were conscientious. Location couldn't be better--a direct airport shuttle got us there with ease. And all for a great price.


Staff are impeccable, and the location is perfect. I had a lovely stay.


Beds have curtains but its shared with other bottom/top bunk, so when open and closing its loud and also cant control if you want open or closed as sharing the curtain with someone else.


Our private bathroom was moldy, so I used the hallway bathroom.


I had a great stay here!

Of course it's still a hostel in city center, so you should that it looks nore like a club than a shiny hotel and don't forget things like earplugs and a towel.

The hostel has a very nice atmosphere and the staff was so kind! :)

+ they offer a lot of additionals like game room, laundry, etc.

+ the breakdast was also great


There had been a glitch with my booking that I made online, but the staff were super accommodating and found me a bed. Apparently, I had been booked to a room that didnt exist, and for a single night when they normally dont allow for that. Wonderful experience.



Our hostel is situated in the heart of Dublin city on O'Connell Bridge, overlooking The River Liffey, and within a short walk of all major attractions, restaurants, bars and shops.

We have dorms ranging from 4 - 24 beds, most of which are ensuite. We also have private ensuite rooms and apartments.

Some of our facilities include a cinema room, computer and games room, music room, hammock room, free DVD use, Xbox, Wii. Breakfast and free internet is included in the price of your stay. We also offer a free beer on arrival.

We are a family run business renowned for the warmth of our welcome. We are known to be the cleanest, most central and best value for money hostel in Dublin.

Location and Contact


• From the Airport: Take the Aircoach (€6.50) or Airlink (€4.50) airport buses to O'Connell Bridge & follow the map. Or take any bus to the city centre. These buses costs approximately (€1.80).
• From the Heuston Train Station: Bus numbers 90 and 90A bring you directly to Bachelor's Walk (€0.75) OR walk 15 minutes towards O'Connell Bridge.
• From the Connelly Train Station: Walk South to the River and then West along the quays to O'Connell Bridge (10 Minute Walk).
• From Busaras (Central Bus Station): Walk 5 minutes towards O'Connell Bridge. Dublin Port Bus Numbers 53 & 53A take you to the Customs House (€0.75) - then walk West towards O'Connell Bridge.
• Nearest Car Park: Fleet Street - Temple Bar. Overnight rates for parking are €7 per night.
• Dun Laoghaire Sea Port: Take the DART (train) Northbound to Tara Street Station and follow the map for directions.



Address: 29 Bachelor's Walk, O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

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Website Abbey Court Guesthouse Dublin
Phone Number: +353 (0) 8780700
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Solo Traveller



City Tours

Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Lockers in Lobby

Pub Crawls


24 Hour Security


Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table


Table Tennis


Walking Tours

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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