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Avondale House Dublin - Guesthouse

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

First of all the location was fantastic as was the price. Unfortunately due to no fault of the guest house we had booked a twin room with no option of joining the beds together. So be careful if you are considering this in the future. Our room was very small and decor was very poor with sections of wall paper falling off. The bed was very poor and looked liked it had been nailed back together probably more times than it should have. The shower supplied hot water when it felt like it. The breakfast was faultless and the servers were very polite and at hand to tend to you as you required however. We ordered just toast but still ended up with a full breakfast. On the whole we didn’t let the room ruin our trip as we laughed about it so much.

Avondale was a very pleasant stay. The bed was comfortable and the sheets really soft and clean. The design with the shower and basin in the room is also really great with the toilets always being available and close by. Our room was quite noisy as it was facing the busy street, but I booked upon arrival so probably was given one of the last rooms, you may have more luck with a quieter room. The location was excellent, I didn’t use any public transport because I could walk everywhere and there were some awesome pubs right outside the guesthouse. The free breakfast was a full Irish breakfast and the service fast and friendly.

No other options for renting in the city center were available so we took a chance and booked a last minute stay. Issues: - faulty heaters without controllers so you freeze at night during Winter - windows that do not close properly and allow for freezing air to enter - dirty carpeting - bed frame that are breaking but held together by metal clasps - flattest pillows I have ever seen - moldy bathrooms - 1/3 small bottle for shampoo or hand washing (who doesn't fill the whole bottle?!) - leaking toilets with pipes covered in wet rags - toilet missing touch button!! - bedside chair was dirty and complete covered in 'grease' - Irish breakfast: 2 gluey thin sausages, 1 oily egg, a bit of hard streaky bacon, and cold bbq beans. Dry cereal and milk are available along with coffee and watered-down orange juice. Packaged cheese from Holland and coffee cookies are available. Do not try the canned fruit mix, nobody touches that and it is permanently covered in cellophane (cling film). There are plenty of rooms at this hotel, serving at least 30 people. The amount of money that is charged for the facilities and food is exorbitant. This establishment is making tons of money since the amenities are old, the windows are broken, and the heaters are faulty. The heaters do not have knobs and therefor you cannot control the "heat" that is supplied. There is MOLD EVERYWHERE in the bathroom. Our toilet was leaking and covered in wet rags. The room (including the bathroom) was about 18 sq meters with a double bed. Color tv was spotty and mainly gray. 1 star for location. If you decide to stay, there is a Tesco around the corner where you can get disinfectant and breakfast/lunch for cheap.

The place is cheap. About the same price as a hostel, but we had our own room and en-suite bathroom. There is full english breakfast as a breakfast option. Avondale House is only about 5 - 10 min walking distance to the main bus station. Staff should work on their customer service skills.

Being the cheapest 'hotel' option I could find on short notice, I decided to give it a chance. After all, I'm just there to sleep - how bad could it be? Terrible, is the answer. The facilities themselves were probably worse than any other hostel in the area. The entire building had a run-down feel, the shared toilets were inconvenient and the room had terrible insulation, letting the cold night air set into your bones. The beds were hard, rooms were small and also ugly/run down, but with an exhilarating view of barbed-wire fencing. The breakfast was greasy and left me feeling sick for the rest of the morning. The absolute worst part, however, was the front-desk serviceman. I have never experienced such an apathetic, rude and generally unpleasant person - much less in Ireland where friendliness is second-nature to half the city. The guy knows that he will probably never see any of his customers again so does not mind treating them terribly. Do not fall into this trap! If you're looking to save money, the hostels in the area are much cheaper. If you are looking for a cheap hotel, splurge the extra 5 euros and stay somewhere that doesn't feel like it should be in the fourth circle of Dante's Inferno.

First time in Dublin, I was going to stay on a hostel but this B&B came up and very reasonable for Dublin (did some research the usual going rate is £65 or around €80 per night). The B&B was perfectly located only 2 minutes from the 747 bus stop from the airport. To access the B&B you need to ring the bell, the hotel only has stairs, no lift. I was on the 1st floor, the room had a shower in it but the restroom was on the landing outside. The room was in need of TLC, as you may have read, the windows need attention; they didn't close correctly but I wedged the bed runner at the bottom and 2 towels across the window, the blackout curtains definitely help keep the draft out, the electrics were safe, even though they looked like something out of faulty towers. The room had only 1 plug socket, no table or a chair but was comfortable but as you may have just read, towels were provided. There was no tea making facilities in the room too. The breakfast was very nice and just the perfect size of sausage, egg, beans and bacon, with toast. The girls serving were extremely helpful and very diligent, even when you ask to make your eggs the correct way! It's no 5* but if all you need is the no frills and a bed to rest your head, it's okay for short stays. Plus on the first night the fire alarm went off, the gent at reception didn't have a clue what was going on.

I've stayed in guesthouses before, and they're all the same. Tiny rooms with twin beds, if you're lucky you get your very own sink, and they're cheap. This one, however, came with its own shower stall as well. It's more like a coffin, and might have been better used as a closet, but it's a shower none the less. My complaint starts with the price. Now, it was one of the cheapest options we could find, but it's still not worth what they charged, which was around €100 a night. Especially, when they have a permanent sign posted out front stating that they have rooms from €50. The room was typical of your standard guesthouse room, but the sink counter was dusty. Like it hadn't been used in a very long time, and there was toothpaste in the sink. Makes you wonder if they bothered to clean the rest of the room. We also received a half bottle of shampoo, which seemed weird. Then you have to go up three flights of stairs to find the toilets. Not horrible, but it sucks when you really have to pee and you're on the first floor. The walls are paper thin. I understand there's not much they can do to help that, but we could hear a full phone conversation between a man and his wife. The staff seems to be nice enough, not profesional but nice. They do offer a free full breakfast, which is both filling and tasty. 1 fried egg, a piece of ham, 2 sausage links, baked beans and bottomless toast. They have cereal options too, but why would you choose cereal over a hot meal in a rainy city.

Im definitely a person that believes the right attitude can solve any problem. I can assure you that no problems were being solved. Our room was right behind the reception so we heard two men talking well into the night. It was ready for us quite early in the day so that was great, and did seem quite clean. The "shower" was a basic hole in the wall right next to the bed. The bed... oh the beds.... rock hard. Had hip issues the next day from laying on a slab of rock. The saving grace. Parking. The lot is a bit of a walk but the parking pass saves you almost €15 for the 24 hrs.

Run down, broken sinks, Windows, toilets. Disgusting! We would never recommend this awful place! Very cheap, worse than a hostel. When we said we were leaving after one night, we got screamed at by the woman on reception saying you have to pay for all the nights. One night of non sleep was more than enough!!

We booked with Ryanair a flight to Dublin and a stay in Avondale House. Although it was not expensive we found the quality very poor. Unfriendly staff, not even a chair in the bedroom, everything was cracked, even our window, no noise isolation, no toilet on the room, not even on the same floor, towels were dirty. The floor in the breakfastroom was also dirty, there were marmalade parts on the table etcetera. We don´t recomment ths Guesthouse at all !!

40-41 Lower Gardiner Street Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Garden of Remembrance and Ha' Penny Bridge
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in International Financial Services Centre, Avondale House Dublin - Guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Abbey Theatre and Custom House. This 32-room guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Centrally located in Dublin, the guesthouse is also a short walk from Garden of Remembrance and Ha' Penny Bridge.


Dining

Free full breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi.


Property features

Guests of Avondale House Dublin - Guesthouse have access to free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Ensuite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

24% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 326 reviews