“ Address: 61 Mountjoy Street / Dublin 7 / Co Dublin / Ireland „
We stayed in this YHA for one night in February as part of a longer stay in Ireland.
We booked online, which was really easy. We had to leave a deposit of 10% and paid the rest on arrival. This youth hostel is a converted convent, so the building has quite a few features including confessional phone boxes and beautiful stained glass windows. There are several differnet rooms on offer, including dorms sleeping 10+ people. We were just a couple and so had a basic room with bunk beds and a sink! It was fine, it did the job. We did find the room quite noisy, we were at the front of the building and there isn't any double glazing. I'm not used to much noise in the night, so I didn't sleep too well.
We did have some trouble finding the place, mainly as I didn't have a map - only the road name and a vague idea of where it was. The road was signed so it was a bit tricky. It's not situtated in the nicest area of Dublin, although it is only a short walk from the centre, so it made a good base.
We paid 50 euros for the two of us for one night, this included a continental style breakfast where you could have a selection of fruit, cereal, toast, tea, coffee and fruit juice. Cooked breakfast was extra. There was a communal kitchen and dining room, which was well equipped. You do need to leave a deposit though if you wish to use the saucepans! There were also vending machines for snacks and drinks.
The welcome was great, and it was run by really friendly and helpful staff. There was a games room and TV room where you could watch some films.
I'm not too sure if we would stay here again. It was a good cheap base for viisting Dublin, but the room wasn't the most comfortable and if you are just a couple then you may want more from your stay. It's probably great for students and those on a tight budget.
Located in the heart of Dublin.