St. Stephen's Green Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral
The Guinness Storehouse is also easily accessible, as is Trinity College, Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo and all of the many city centre theatres, galleries, restaurants and bars.
If you’re booking for the festive period, we’re super-close to Dublin’s Christmas market too!
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Situated in the heart of Dublin city and right on the edge of the vibrant Temple Bar District, Kinlay House Hostel offers rooms close to Dublin's best selections of bars, cafes and restaurants and within walking distance to all the top attractions including the Guinness Storehouse, Grafton Street, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, St Stephen's Green and Trinity College.
The hostel is 300 m from Temple Bar, less than 2 km from Croke Park Stadium and 2 km from The O2 Dublin.
Dublin Airport is 9 km away.
Trinity College Dublin
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.
Good location and clean. Breakfast is pretty standard stuff but cheap for 3euro - Dublin is pretty expensive for food othewise. Good location close to ha'penny bridge.
Très bon séjours
Lovely communal areas, great kitchen/dining area, great 6 bed bunk room with en suite, good location, chilled vibe
clean and modern
Everything there is great. The common facilitates, the rooms, the staff, the left luggage possibility, the showers, the towels, the beds, the location - simply loved it!!!!
Staff was very friendly and attentive. Best location to imagine in Dublin, just off O'Connell Street, however still very quiet. Nice offers like free beer on one evening and plenty of opportunities to meet other people.
I felt very safe, they had a useful kitchen and the staff were so friendly. It was a great stay!
Modern, clean, good staff and very central.
It was central and close to athe temple bar night life. It was also not a long way from the bus stop. The building itself had great character and was done up nicely.
Location is amazing, staff were fantastiic (very handsome man behind the desk at night too...) very clean, the rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable.
Great location and atmosphere! Really clean and roomy!!
Very clean, good location, comfortable bed
This hostel is in a great location, I was able to walk everywhere during my stay in Dublin. The staff are fun and friendly, and the free booze nights make it really easy to meet other travellers.
The hostel is very well located and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and the bathrooms were great.
Staff were friendly (for most part) and helpful, room was clean, beds were comfy, en suite shower room was really good! Location is excellent.
It is a very colourful hostel, it was really nice relaxing in the lounge. I also really liked the location, close to many shops, pubs, resaturants...
Free dinner on Wednesday night
That it has character whitin the building as it is a listed building, close to everything you possibly need. The place is easy to get to within walking distance from bus station. Plus the hostel put free sangria on for all backpackers ;-)
I loved its' location. Right on the Liffy and the city centre, and was a great atmosphere for the short time that I was there!
The staff were really helpful and saved a bottom bunk for me as I had recently had knee surgery. The ensuite bathroom was clean and modern.
I loved the location, which is right by the Liffey river, a short walk from many great attractions. Compared to many hostels I've been to over my years if traveling, the rooms were very nice and clean and I was surprised by how nice the bathroom in our room was. There was hot water all the time. There's a good atmosphere in the hostel.
Staff was helpful and it was fairly close to everything. Also the shower was nice.
Good positioning, price, cleanliness, and staff.
Cette auberge de jeunesse est super bien située. On a pu faire beaucoup de visites à pied.
Le staff est vraiment très sympathique.
Alors oui c'est un peu bruyant mais c'est à prévoir pour une auberge de jeunesse à temple bar. Pourtant je n'ai eu aucun problème à dormir! Petit conseil, investissez dans des Boules Quies, c'est magique!
L'accueil est souriant et extrêmement disponible. De bons conseils, toujours dans la bonne humeur.
Malgré le monde ambiance détendue et calme. Un must pour une auberge de jeunesse !;-)
L'auberge est très bien située, et offre une literie de qualité et un espace de vie propre. L'accès à l'auberge se fait grâce à une carte, ce qui la rend sécurisée.
Le petit déjeuner est bon, les pancakes sont extras. Le personnel est adorable, particulièrement à la réception. Je recommande vivement !
Very good place with good breakfast and at a very good location.
l'auberge est idéalement située... en plein centre-ville, et de la rue des bars... on ne peut pas faire plus proche! Très pratique après avoir passé la nuit à avoir fait la tournée des bars.
Les chambres sont spacieuses, l'accès sécurisé (carte magnétique), salle de bain privée dans la chambre.
Très bonne hygiène !
très bonne ambiance ! excellent rapport qualité-prix.
Le prix est assez élevé pour le service final à savoir des lits avec de matelas bas de gamme et des "oreillers" limite inutile pour l’epaisseur qu’il avait. La salle de bain était clean bien que là douche soit peu pratique, en revanche la chasse d’eau des toilettes fonctionnait mal voir pas du tout. On note tout de même la proximité avec temple bar qui est un très bon point + la bonne accueille de la part du personnels.
Odeur infecte dans la chambre
très bon séjour
Un super séjour dans cette auberge!
Great location in behind the Temple Bar.
all sights and touristic places within walking distance
Awesome location safe and secure. Loved it
Great location, easy to find. Even though right in the action, street noise was shut out with the windows closed and I slept really well. Power sockets for every bed. Staff pretty friendly and helpful. Breakfast standard and simple. Nice common areas.
Perfect location to go out in the temple bar area
Great atmosphere and location, easy to meet people
It is located next to the Temple Bar Pub, so literally in the center and heart of the Temple Bar area. Also very close to a Tesco and many other attractions like City Hall, O'Connell Street, the Liffey, Dublin Castle, Trinity College and so on. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is free (just toast, jam, juice and tea but enough as you don't have to pay for it.) We stayed in a room including a private bathroom and it was quite clean for Irish standards. I have been to Dublin plenty of times and this was the cleanest bathroom I ever had.
After travelling around for a month with my sister an staying in a number of hostels, this one was by far the best. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We didn't feel stupid asking questions and advice on what to do. The facilities were good and clean and it was really great that breakfast was provided.
Location was perfect - right in the centre of Temple Bar; in fact, the famous Temple Bar pub is on the same small street. I stayed in a six bed dorm which was clean and reasonably spacious. The reception staff were friendly and keen to help, they have plenty of information about all the different things to do not only in Dublin, but elsewhere in Ireland. The recommended pub crawl and free walking tour were excellent, so I would definitely check those out. The pub crawl is 12 euros but you get a wristband which then lets you go for free, so if you go more than once this works out well. The free breakfast was simple but had a reasonable choice of fruit, cereals, toast etc. to start your day. The kitchen was spacious and great to cook in, and there was also a separate common room with computers, a television with DVDs and games console, and a guitar, so plenty to do when hanging out in there.
Would definitely stay at Barnacles again, and would recommend it to all my friends. :)
Good location. Great plugs and lights beside bed.
The room was lovely and the bedding very clean and comfy. The breakfast was great and we loved the communal meal in the evening. The plug sockets and lights by each bed were great.
Staff was really friendly. Good location for drinking (close to most major bars).
Staff are insanely helpful - always had a ton of suggestions on where to go and what to do, SO central, right in temple bar - main pub area and short walk to everything to see and all the pick up areas for tours, clean, good atmosphere - met tons of other travelers,
Very good location in temple bar and next to shamrocker a office for bus tours. Staff is very nice and went out of their way to give me ideas. Took a nice day trip to Howth at his recommendation and was very pleased. Breakfast is toast and cereal but kitchen is nice and spacious and clean.
Very good location. Next to the famous "temple bar pub". Staff were very helpful.
Staff are outstanding. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Probably the best location in Dublin City centre. Comfortable beds
Great staff, perfect location
close to the bars, open 24h and offers a great shuttle service to the airport for a very good price!
Best location in the heart of Temple Bar area, very friendly staff and lots of activities.
I especially liked the international, friendly and "young" atmosphere. It was also wonderful how helpful the staff was. We received a lot of great advice regarding trips and transportation and perfect support.
It's also very nice that the hostel offers a common room and a big kitchen as well as recurring events like Spaghetti Monday and movie nights. :-)
The location, of course, is also unbeatable.
EVERYTHING!!! Great location, extremely friendly atmosphere, clean rooms and facilities, free breakfast and dinner with plenty of food for everyone even if you go last minute! Had the best experience thanks to barnacles!!!
Auberge idéale : emplacement, propreté, commodités & atmosphère générale
Très bonne auberge
Located just off Dublin's famous O'Connell Bridge, we are the most centrally located hostel in the city. Temple Bar, Ireland's famous cultural corner and nightlife spot is a two-minute walk away and can be seen from the front windows. We're just minutes from all the major places of interest and shopping areas including Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse, Grafton Street and Stephens Green.
Really kind staff, always there if you nees any help. Dormrooms clean and very well equipied. Sanitary very clean also and their amount is more than enough for all the people hosted there. My trip in Dublin was a success partly thanks to this hostel!
Para mi la parte nueva me encanto. Perfecto todo.
Déçue par les douches...
Pas de tapis de bain et plein de cheveux par terre...
On doit faire le lit, cela m'a surpris mais ce n'est pas un problème.
Très bien accueilli pour l'arrivée et le départ.
Une superbe ambiance avec un bar très convivial.
aménagements modernes autant dans les chambres que dans le espaces communs, et relativement propres.
J'ai apprécié cette nuit a Generator hostel.
Thanks a lot!
Surpris par la fête dont nous n'avions pas entendu parlé. Cependant nous avons passé une bonne nuit.
Jolie cadre de vie avec des animations. Fish and chips délicieux !
Bonne localisation. Juste a coté de la Distillerie Jameson (Attention, notre GPS ne nous avait pas emmené au bon endroit lorsque nous avions mis le nom de l'auberge, nous avons donc mis Jameson Distillery a chaque fois pour rentrer.)
This Dublin hostel is must. Lots of backpackers and the vibe is excellent. Clean and safe.
Great location close to the Jameson distillery. Very nice dorms and friendly staff.
Really great location and the staff were friendly and gave good suggestions of what to do around Dublin.
Very clean hostel. Right beside jameson distillery and not far from guinness brewery. Short walk to temple bar.
Great open plan layout for the main area, with great bar area. Really well designed, funky modern interior which was great to relax and chill with a pint. Rooms are very clean, beds are comfy and linen is provided. No issues with noise at all apart from my dorm mates snoring! Loved the huge under-bed lockable storage boxes - very secure once locked with your own padlock.
Best hostel in Dublin, can't find a fault
Good location, bustling with activity in the lounge instead of the rooms!
I have stayed quite a few times and every time the staff treat you as one of thier best customers so friendly and very helpfull
I was so impressed by this hostel - definitely one of the best I've stayed in. Gorgeous bar/lounge and cafe area. Rooms were really well equipped with two plugs and a light per bed as well as a huge lockable (if you have a padlock) storage box under the beds. Everywhere kept very clean.
The location, and the few staff who were kind. The design was interesting. They tried to keep things secure. Try is the operative word.
The staff was extremely helpful - before arrival and during my stay. I was able to book a great day trip to the Cliffs of Moher through the front desk. The lockers in the rooms held all my stuff easily and were secure.
Great hostel. It's location is in a very open, modern and clean area of Dublin right across of Lighthouse Cinema and nearby the Coca-Cola bike share rental stations. The front-desk staff were friendly, the design of the place was cool, and the amenities were well-kept. There were social events almost every night too.
Bar and big lounge make it really comfortable . Supermarket across the street with a cafe , perfect for budget travellers .
A short walk to all the main attractions, good atmosphere to chill at night in the bar area (where the drinks are a lot cheaper than a lot of the bars in the Temple Bar region!) We stayed in 418 and it was clean and comfortable, quite basic but we didn't spend much time in the room anyway. I would recommend this hostel to anyone!
Very cool vibe and great location
Great location. Friendly staff. Brilliant social areas with good bar and sitting areas. Loved it.
Excellent friendly staff, great food
Best hostel I ever stayed at.
Great place. The staff are friendly and informative. The food is delicious and well priced. The bar has a great atmosphere. All rooms, bathrooms and general areas were exceptionally clean. Would definitely visit again!
Really big, clean and central
Great style and decor. It looks impressive and modern.
There is a great bar with pool table plus lots of tables and seating spread around the lobby.
Clean rooms including bathrooms and very comfortable beds.
Friendly, approachable staff - checking in was easy and they were very accommodating.
Its a great location near to the city center and in the same building than the Jameson destillery. Its a nice bar downstairs which is quite good to meet new people!
Parfait, rien à re dire
This is a GOOD hostel.
The layout of the bar / cafe downstairs is great, dark and cosy, a bit hipster but not too loud or expensive.
The rooms are small but not poky - my 6 bed female dorm had its own bathroom with a great shower, lockable drawers under each bed and all the modern trappings such as two plugs behind each pillow and a personal light.
I arrived at 9 am and was politely told that check in as at 2pm, however they checked to see if my room had been cleaned and told me to wait in the bar - within half an hour the lovely women at reception had come to find me and give me my key!
The location is great - about 8 minutes walk to Henry Street, maybe 12 minutes to O'Connel Street.
What a beautiful place!!
It was quite good value for money, good social areas and the place does have quite a bit of character
Lage und Atmosphäre top,
I liked the common areas very much and the atmosphere I experienced there.
Séjour agréable dans une auberge idéalement située. Personnel aimable et accueillant ; chambres propres et claires ; petit-déjeuner continental ou britannique, abondant et de qualité.
Très bon auberge. Douche et toilette commune par etage (6 douches et une toilette, ce qui est largement suffisant). Petit déjeuner de qualité pour une auberge de jeunesse et bonne ambiance. Les decorations dans les couloirs sont tres belles (des peintures murales). Enfin, l 'emplacement est idéal, à 300 m de temple bar. Le tout en étant peu chère, surtout en semaine.
Je recommande !
accueil froid, endroit bruyant de part les fréquentations ce jour là, très dérangé par les occupantes durant le nuit, allumer les lumières à 2h du matin , puis à 4 heures du matin lors de leur coucher sans aucun respect de celles qui dormaient, petit déjeuner en sous sol sans air ou ouverture sur l'extérieur sauf si fumeur... et mauvaise qualité. Dommage toutes les autres auberges fréquentées à Dublin et en Irlande étaient toutes au rendez vous. Ne pas rester sur cette très mauvaise impression.