Right in the heart of Temple Bar-- can't ask for a better location. The iconic Temple Bar is right downstairs. The service was pretty good. They offer breakfast in the morning, and access to free walking tours. I would recommend staying here.
Date of stay: January 2019, npfrombk
Great location 5*
Great place to stay in the center of the city. Well located for everything--bars, shopping, tour operators, sightseeing. Warm ,clean hostel, breakfast included every morning , friendly helpful staff. Enjoyed my stay there
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Date of stay: December 2018, Suzanne M
Great Hostel- great Location 5*
Room was clean and very pleasant. Breakfast was amazing lots of options and large kitchen area. I also went on the free walking tour and the pub crawl- both were great. I have recommended to all my friends that are going to Dublin!
Date of stay: November 2018, LauraMac92
Great, friendly, safe hostel 5*
This is the 3rd year running that we have stayed at Barnacles Temple Bar. We have a room for 10 and cannot fault it. Room is warm, shower is great, breakfast hits the spot, staff are super friendly and helpful and you cannot fault the location.Beds are really comfortable, but don't forget your earplugs (or get some from reception). Temple Bar is pretty lively until the early hours and then the road cleaners start coming through! You really are in the thick of it though, take your pick of bars, restaurants and coffee shops right outside the door.
November 2018, mandymootoo
The best youth hostel in Dublin 5*
I'm a french girl and it was my first solo trip. In Dublin, I went to Barnacles Hostel for couple nights and it worths it so much ! For a night it's between 10 to 15 euros depending on the room you want. It's just next to the Temple Bar, a very famous pub in Dublin. There are a lot of other bars so it's a perfect place for a nightlifer ! The staff is very welcoming and helps you with smile. The breakfast is free and we can have a towel for free too. There are plugs at every bed (not at every youth hostel I've been so it's very cool). I met very nice people there coming from all over the world. It's really an address that I will keep for my next time in Dublin. No hesitations, go there !
November 2018, prisci_priscillia
Anonymous - 10.0
04 Jan 2019
Perfect location close next door to temple bar Lots of other bars and restaurants near Clean hostel and the rooms were decent size All the staff on reception were lovely and chatty too
robynlaird995262 - 8.9
04 Jan 2019
We had a great time in Dublin and it’s the perfect location for all attractions. The staff were so helpful and friendly! Would definitely recommend to others :)
Anonymous - 10.0
29 Dec 2018
Great place to stay in the center of the city. Warm clean rooms, good breakfast provided, lots of guest activities, friendly staff.
Anonymous - 9.4
24 Dec 2018
Great place to stay! Everything was closed for Christmas so they made us a free dinner! Very convenient location for walking around too.
SageBrooke - 9.4
21 Dec 2018
Great and secure hostel with lovely staff! They let me check in early to drop off my bag so I could explore the city before properly checking into my room. The rooms were also great, each bed came with a locker so you could protect your stuff in each room. My four person room also had its own bathroom and shower which I really enjoyed. I would definitely stay here again! Not to mention that there are plenty of bars on the streets below!