Very good 7.2
Based on 19 reviews

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About Barnacles Temple Bar


Located in the lovely area of Dublin City Center, Barnacles Temple Bar enjoys a commanding position in the restaurants, nightlife, culture hub of Dublin. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Melt, Working Ireland, Ark Children’s Cultural Centre.

Barnacles Temple Bar also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Dublin. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer can be enjoyed at the hotel.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide internet access – wireless, heating, shower, shared bathroom to please the most discerning guest. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the games room. Barnacles Temple Bar is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Dublin.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Vending machine
  • Shared kitchen

Access, services, and conveniences

  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
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  • Minimum age of guests is: 16 year(s).
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:30 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:30 AM
Internet Usage Fee: 0 EUR
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Rooms : 32
Reception Open Until: 12:00 AM
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Very good

  • Cleanliness 7.2
  • Facilities 6.6
  • Location 7.9
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.5
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for money 7.1
  • Food/Dining 5.8

Taejin C.
South Korea
August 02, 2016
Little expensive
Compared with other hostels, here is little expensive whereas the facilities need to be improved. 001~003 base dormitory rooms are little damped and in a tightness. Two-floor beds are little short to tall men. Other facilities such as bathroom, toilets, restaurant and restrooms are good.

Giang D.
July 13, 2016
Rooms were too small for the number of people.
The room was too small for 6 people. Could not breath. Boy are dirty. Too many boys in one room. Should have an even mix if possible.

Shakeel A.
United Kingdom
May 25, 2016
It is average
Prices are high but no value for money. Location slightly far from o'connel street. Bunk beds toooo low in height. We all banged headsany time. Can't even sit properly on bunk beds. Windows were faulty, didn't close properly. Outside are pub/club so very noisy outside whole nigh. We had to use earplugs. Windows not sound proof. Location hard to find as building is different than in pictures and most buildingd there has similar names. Breakfast is very simple. ------------------- Staff seems OK. Cleaning is OK. I don't think i ll use this hostel again.

Demilade T.
March 05, 2016
Nice place.Nice pple.

Amanda B.
United States
February 15, 2016
hostel in center of dublin
people i got to meet, location and price
I would say it was great. I had great roommates like everyone is so friendly in Dublin. Definitely bring your stuff though as you would in other hostels (bring lock, towel, shampoo and stuff, adapters, etc.) that way you don't have to rent them. But I loved it here and I would stay again. Even my second stay there with a bunch of spanish guys as roommates they were cool too.

Amanda B.
United States
February 01, 2016
Good hostel
It was a good experience staying there. My roommates were really great and the staff was very helpful. The location is excellent as well. Issues were running out of hot water. Like one morning we had to all shower and the water was frigidly hypothermia inducing cold. I guess everyone had used up the hot water but it was checkout time so it was tough when 6of us all needed a shower and had to not take one or deal with seriously cold water. Our shower door was also broken. And there is no adjustable shower head so you have to get in and turn the cold water directly on you until it warms up. Also I think the layout it is not as much for a community of people. There is common area on one floor but still not really big enough for every one. I would stay there again though.

Cynthia A.
November 07, 2015
Next to Temple Bar
Apart from next to Temple Bar I can't think of any...
Very expensive room probably next to Temple Bar. The room and attached bathroom size are tiny.

pavel D.
Czech Republic
July 23, 2015
cheap stay in Doublin
relaxing room,kitchen, personal
It was very good until I went to sleep.. It was like my bed was in the middle of a pub=so noisy... There is no cover for the beds so no privacy. I wouldn't stay again..

Melissa R.
July 08, 2015
Staff very friendly and was super clean.
Location, clean, good price.
It was great. I was there for one night and it suited me perfectly

Lina F.
June 26, 2015
Location, service, price.
Good place to stay when in Dublin (for a gig, theatre), wouldn't stay for more that one night though. The street cleaning machines are out 2am-4am and it is impossible to sleep with the window open in summer. We are regular customers though and will be back.


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