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Glen Guesthouse

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was an excellent place to stay. The room was cozy, clean, and quiet. There was always someone at the front desk who helped us with directions, calling taxis, and helping us choose which places to visit in the city. On our way to the airport the man at the front desk called the taxi driver and asked him to turn around because we had left a tablet in our room. It saved us from that terrible realization at the airport. Awesome place to stay. P.s. the free breakfast is a full breakfast with many options to order from a menu.

Stayed here on a weekend as it was cheaper than other rooms in the city. Stayed in a tiny single room at the back of the guesthouse. Room was very simple and dated. Could hear a lot of noise from other rooms so didn't get a good nights sleep, might be better during the week when people aren't coming in at all hours of the night. Won't be staying here again as I would prefer to pay a bit more for a nicer hotel.

Easy to find, take the 747 bus from airport and the stop is opposite the hotel on lower gardener street, 7 euros each. Comfortable bed and very clean room. Lovely cooked breakfast or choice of cereals. Only negative was the heat in the room, unable to turn down the radiator therefore had to open the window , but very busy and noisy road. Not put me off returning though

It's near the city centre, staff in the kitchen are all very kind. I forgot my purse in the room and my money just disappeared, they said they were not responsible for that, I asked to talk to the housekeeper and again I was told they could do nothing. It's a pity, because we were quite happy with the place, we're never going back again!

Great location very close to the centre, there's also a bus stop on the street outside where the airport bus stops. The front desk and staff were all polite and friendly, and they allowed me to leave my luggage at reception both on the first and last days of my trip. The breakfast was excellent, freshly cooked Irish Breakfast along with cereals, coffee and juice. The room was a decent size and had a balcony looking down into the street at the rear of the hotel, a nice touch. Coffee was provided in room along with a small TV and shower room. Whilst I found the room to be clean and tidy it's clear that quite a bit of maintenance is required to repair damaged tiles, skirting boards, door latches etc. Carpets are old and tired, and the shower is clunky. This hotel is perfect for the travel who spends little time in their room and wants to get out and explore the city. I got a decent price when I booked, definitely a lot cheaper than anything comparable in the city centre. With that in mind, I would definitely consider staying here again if I went back to Dublin - if the price is right I would have no problem with booking again.

This hotel is close to the centre so not much walking to the first pub. The room was in need of some to, sink was racked, wall in the bedroom area was damaged. There was no drinks available to buy to take to the room. The breakfast was ok but it's only a small dining area so alot of people were coming for breakfast and not being able sit. Staff not very happy so wouldn't stop again.

The location was good, the room was clean and adequate, and the breakfast was nice on the one day I was able to go within breakfast hours. But those are the only nice things I have to say. This was not a place I would recommend to anyone staying alone, as I was. The walk to my room involved multiple corridors, doors, an elevator, and a walk outside through a sketchy courtyard with a blind corner. The front desk staff in general was not friendly, but this one man in particular who worked the nights and early mornings when I most often came and went was horrible. I had friends walk me to my room at first, but one night, was told they could not walk me to my room, because "no guests were allowed" after midnight. It was 11:50, but he yelled, "no!" I explained they were not guests, and their purpose for being there was solely to get me to my room safely, but he again yelled, "no!" I then asked if they could walk me at least across the courtyard, and was told, "no!" and then my friend asked if this man would walk me to my room, to which we were told, "no!" Over the course of my stay, he rolled his eyes at me numerous times, refused to speak to me, threw my key on one occasion, and seethed every time I came in to request my key upon my return after 11:00 PM or turned my key in to leave for an early tour before 6:00 AM. It got to where I got nervous about going back to my room for fear of his response to my arrival and key request. I did not understand the reason for keeping the keys, but it seemed to cause great inconvenience to this man, and ultimately, to me. There were no hours or curfews posted, so I don't understand why I was treated in this way, but I could not wait to check out and be rid of this miserable man. He honestly scared me, and definitely had a negative effect on my trip experience as a whole.

Stayed here for 2 nights but for the price (£116 per night for b&b) I found the guesthouse VERY basic. There was no wardrobe, no drawers and no door on the wardrobe (a tall box!) and the room was very small. However breakfast was very substantial and served hot. The main plus for it is it's location...a 5 minute walk to the main centre of Dublin. Staff were pleasant and helpful.

It's cheap and cheerful. Room was clean and the is very little distance from the hotel to the city centre. There is only single glazing and our room was at the front of the hotel so it was a little noisy. Breakfast was nice but there are jot enough tables so some parties had to share which they didn't look happy about. Not disappointed in the hotel it did the job but the main reason for booking was it stated there was parking, which there is not. They do offer a very generous discount on a car park about 5 minutes walk away which to me is not parking at the hotel. But if you are looking g for something, cheap, clean, comfortable with a decent breakfast it will fit the bill.

We had booked at Avondale, but were moved here to apparently "a better room". I dread to think what the original room must have been like! Our Double was just 2 well-used singles pushed together, and the room was small, tired, and musty. The toilet was loose and gave a great thunk every time you sat on it. Breakfast was adequate (although I've not been served half rounds of black/white pudding before), served up fast by friendly staff. In fact, staff friendliness would probably be my only positive. I would certainly not stay here again for the price I paid.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

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Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

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42% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 381 reviews