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Barnacles Temple Bar House

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8.0
Excellent
2,280 reviews
+353 1 671 6277

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Free Wifi
No Smoking
Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar is at the perfect location, in the heart of Dublin’s cultural and entertainment quarter - Temple Bar. You can enjoy a nice pint of Guinness in the famous Temple Bar pub, only two doors away. When you stay here you’ll only be a minutes’ walk from some of Dublin’s most famous attractions: Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Christchurch, the newly refurbished old Jameson Distillery or the amazing Guinness Storehouse.
Once you walk in the Barnacles hostel, you will feel right at home! We have a lot of extras included for you completely free of charge: continental breakfast, daily cleaning service, Wi-Fi throughout the hostel, free city maps, free luggage storage on check-in as well as your fresh bed linen. Towels are included in the private rooms only.
To make your stay comfortable, you can pick from variously sized dorms and private double or twin rooms – all ensuite, Relax in the large lounge room with computers, games, Netflix, or put your cooking skills to test in our fully equipped kitchen.
We also offer 24 hours reception, towel hire and hairdryer hire. If that is not enough, you can buy adaptors & locks or book an airport shuttle & bus with us as well. Our receptionists will be happy to book one of the many tours we offer, so you can explore Ireland with ease.
We try to make it easy for you to meet other travellers, with a selection of chill-out areas and a variety of group activities on offer. Make sure to go to our nightly Pub Crawl, try the free walking tour or enjoy free pasta night dinner on Monday. There’s no curfew, so you’ll have lots of time to explore and experience the famous Dublin nightlife.


Please note:
Check-in: 15.00/ Check-out: 10.30. If you arriving early you're welcome to leave your luggage here until the room is ready.

Reservations for more than 6 people are considered as a group and must be prepaid in advance. We also request a fully refundable €30.00 deposit per person when checking in. You will be contacted directly by the property after your reservation has been made with further details on these.

Guests under the age of 18 years must book private accommodation, only staying with people in their party.

Directions: Coming in from the airport, the nearest bus stop is only a five-minute walk away.

From the airport via Airport Shuttle Bus:
The Aircoach operates every 15-20 minutes and costs 7 one-way. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.
Take the Aircoach as far as Trinity College on College Green. From there walk back to Dame Street and walk along until you come to Temple Lane South. Walk down Temple Lane South and you will find Barnacles halfway down the lane.

From the airport via the 16 - City Bus:
This bus costs 3.30 and takes approximately an hour and 20 minutes. They pass the airport every 25 minutes or so.
You can take this bus as far as Dame Street. It will drop you opposite the Central Bank in Temple Bar. Cross the road and walk along Dame Street until you get to Temple Lane South. Barnacles is located halfway down this lane.

From the airport via taxis/cabs:
There is a taxi depot outside the arrivals hall at the airport. From the Airport to Temple Bar it can cost from 25 to 30 (and no more) depending on the time of day and the traffic. Ask the driver for an approximate price guide before you get in and be careful youre not taken on the scenic route.

From the Central Bus Station (Busaras):
From the central bus station, walk around by the large building on your left (Dublins Custom House). Follow the path along by the River Liffey. Cross the river at OConnell Bridge and turn right, along Aston Quay, past USIT travel agents. At Merchants Arch, turn into Temple Bar, then turn right at the end of the alleyway, then take the 2nd right at The Temple Bar Pub and were two doors up from the pub. Were located on Temple Lane South.

From Dun Laoghaire Ferryport by DART:
This is Dublin Citys rapid train service and it operates from Dun Laoghaire Dart Station to Tara Street Station in Dublins City Centre. Turn left of the station and walk down along the Quays past USIT travel. At Merchants Arch, turn into Temple Bar, then turn right at the end of the alleyway, then take the 2nd right at The Temple Bar Pub and were two doors up from the pub. We are located on Temple Lane South.

From Dun Laoghaire Ferryport by bus:
Take the 46A bus into city centre and disembark at Fleet Street. Walk down Fleet Street and turn right at The Temple Bar Pub. Were two doors up from the pub, on Temple Lane South. This is just a five-minute walk.

From B&I Ferry Terminal North Wall:
Take the City Express bus to the Central Bus Station (Busaras) and follow the directions as above to Temple Bar.

Near: We are located two doors up from the Temple Bar Pub and across the street from the the Button Factory music venue in Temple Bar.

Conditions: As there are 6 or more in your party, you are considered a group. Your booking will be subject to our group bookings terms and conditions. You will be required to prepay and the 24 hour cancellation will not apply. We will require a fully refundable €30 deposit per person as A Group Noise and Damage Deposit.
Please see email to follow sent direct from us and bring with you on the day.

Notes: We pre-authorised guest’s credit card for the first night stay the day before arrival. Guest can do a completion on arrival or pay by other method.

As there are 6 or more in your party, you are considered a Group. We will require a fully refundable €30 deposit per person as A Group Noise and Damage Deposit.
Please see email to follow sent direct from us and bring with you on the day.
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19 Temple Lane South
Dublin, D2
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User Highlights
8.0
Excellent
Location
"Fabulous location" "Location is fantastic"
100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Service
"Fantastic staff" "Excellent customer service"
97% found the staff to be very friendly.
79% said the reception staff was great.
Breakfast
"Waffle machine was working" "Free breakfasts"
96% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Vibe
"Fun place to stay" "Hip hostel"
74% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
74% criticized the unstylish hostel.
WiFi
"Free computers" "Internet wasn't working"
65% said the wifi quality was bad.
Room
"Extractor fan was not working" "Bed room was tiny"
72% complained about the bathroom.
Beds were acceptable for 59%.
Comfort
"Extractor fan was not working" "Bed room was tiny"
Beds were acceptable for 59%.
89% said rooms were small.

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