"Backpackers in Dublin" Avalon House Hostel Tip by yozza2005

Avalon House Hostel, Dublin: 765 reviews and 14 photos

Stayed at Avalon House in October for three days. I can say that my stay was average.
Its location is ideal. Just outside the Temple Bar district it's quiet and laid back.
Dorms are clean, shared bathrooms could be cleaner.
Free Internet and free wi-fi.
The staff seem to be the problem, i checked in with my girlfriend and we were not told that we had to move rooms during our stay, so we had gone out for the day to Cork and came back to find our stuff was no longer in our room, and that it had been thrown in a closet! Clothes scattered everywhere!
We were angry to say the least and demanded an explaination. We were given some awful excuse that the girl on reception was new and didn't know what she was doing!
So we had to go and pack our clothes up and move to the room next door to where we were!!! How pathetic! They could have left us in our room and moved the other people into that room. They didn't seem to know how to run a hostel.

On the plus side
its located well. Bus stop outside
Free breakfast is good, toast, fruit, orange juice.

Overall, i would try to find alternative accommodation in Dublin in future.

Unique Qualities: Free internet
Free wi-fi
Free Breakfast

Address: 55 Aungier Street, , Dublin, County Dublin 2
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Catch cab from main street. 5Euro
Just south of Temple Bar

Phone: +353 1 475 0001
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hostel
Website: http://www.avalon-house.ie

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 24, 2007
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