Address: 5 Beresford Place, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, Irlanda
Paddy's Palace Dublin is listed on the following booking sites:Not listed at Hostelworld Not listed at Booking.com Not listed at HostelsClub
The hostel building we stayed in seemed a bit rundown. It also sounded like there was some sort of water pump constantly running in the room next to us. But, the beds were clean and had a basic breakfast included. Also in a convenient location next to the busaras bus station.
Noise, noise, noise
Paddys place is very very far from beeing a Palace. Few toilets and showers for many people. No electic sockets in the sleeping roooms so no way to charge safely electronic devices ... the sockets are all based in the central room, nude without a single chair. This room is also used by young adults, coming back from the pubs to exchange experiences and music from 0 to 6 AM. So if you can manage to sleep despite the traffic jam noise from outside (there's no double glazed windows) no way to rest for long ... Only if you have really nowhere else to go.
Cold showers and rude night staff. Rest, ok.
Cold showers and unhelpful (if rude) night staff. Otherwise, rooms, bed linen and breakfast were ok. Be careful with their schedules. They didn't let us check in 20 min earlier and when we tried to stay in the lounge until the first airport shuttle (staying for 3h until 5am) they told us we would have to be in the cold outside instead. Hard to recommend given the rudeness. I should add that the official photos are quite old and clean.
Poorly run hostel, cold showers, dirty linen left on the beds, and very unhelpful staff. I would not recommend Paddy's Palace to anyone!
Where to start? We went here when we were jetlagged right after an overnight flight. We booked a room for the night we flew over so we could get to our room right away in the morning instead of having to wait until three p.m. -- like I'm sure many people do -- and then the night after. They charged both nights to my creditcard when we didn't show up that night and then gave my room to someone else! So when we arrived they told us we paid for a room, but we couldn't have it! Luckily the people had left early. Then they told us to go the wrong way to get to the room so we went up four flights of stairs for nothing (it says
"reception" but that's where the rooms are?). And then that night, because they filled the paperwork out wrong, the night guy wouldn't let us in! Total idiots working there. The room was totally hot and faced a loud road where traffic starts at six a.m. Also there is a "secret" shower room no one bothers to tell you about and it has no sign on the door. On the plus side, this is closest to the bus station, but seriously, it's so poorly run, it's laughable.
The dorms are mixed and there is only one bathroom on each floor, but the place is clean. Breakfast is cereal, toast and tea. The staff are unhelpful, which is off-putting. I wouldn't stay here again, as compared to other hostels on the same street, it's a rip-off, as I found out when the staff lost my booking and I had to find a bed for the night.
It sucks having to share the bathroom with the whole floor, but that's forgivable. The hostel has a friendly staff and a pretty good location.
Clean hostel with good security and great location. Most residents are just coming back from or just about to go on a Paddywagon tour. Most of the people that work there were very nice and accommodating, but a few of the staff were unfriendly and were short with the hostel residents that asked them questions.
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Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons
Lockers in Lobby
24 Hour Security
Credit Card Payments
Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)
Curfew: No Curfew
Maximum Stay: Unlimited
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Open Dates: All Year except December 24-25
Reception Hours: 24 Hours
Size: Medium (30-60 beds)