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Four Courts Hostel (Dublin)
Member Name: vickijohn2012
Four Courts Hostel (Dublin)
Advantages: Cheap, friendly, central
I booked this hostel in February 2011 when myself and 3 friends decided to go to Dublin for a weekend, we heard about how fun it was and decided to have a weekend, as we were students we couldnt afford a hotel or a premier inn so a hostel it was. It cost about 15 euros each and we paid for a private room. The location was perfect looking onto the union canal and along from temple bar (on the same side of the river). Along the canal and across a bridge to O'Connell street, it is in a good location.
When we arrived we had to press the bell on the front door, someone then pressed the buzzer and let us in. The reception was immediately on the left hand side, it was full of men working on the computers and it had a lot of information books and leaflets both on the rack and beside the desk on the reception. We were given our keys so we could enter our room. The room was quite large and had four sets of bunk beds which gave us eight beds in total, although we only needed four, we had ample space.
The room was clean and tidy and had a large windo to let lots of light in, it was however very noisy and very bright during the night so getting sleep was very hard. There was a small shower/toilet room on the left as you came into the room, it was very clean and tidy just like the room. You had to pay 4 euros for towels if you wanted them, where as toilet roll and soap were supplied which is always good, as you never expect to pay for these. We also had to make the beds ourselves which I dont mind doing. As there were eight beds in total we were able to have an extra pillow each which was good. There was also a mirror in the room but it was not full length this was awkward, as you like to see what you look like in full. There was also one chair in the room, this i felt was unneccesary as there was no table or anything in the room.
The hostel also had a canteen, but you had to spend money for anything in there, there was also a games room with an xbox etc in, with computers for the internet and various vending machines and a bar. This was good but as we were there for the nightlife we headed out. It was a good ten minute walk from temple bar, the main clubbing, drinking and eating part of dublin. It is also 5 mins walk from the main shopping street in Dublin, which is good for both during the days and nights.
Overall I would definitely stay in this hostel again as it was cheap, clean and tidy and it was good value for money. It was also very welcoming, friendly and warm, we all said we would stay here again if we went to dublin.
Summary: Central dublin hostel which is cheap and has nice clean rooms