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The Times Hostel - College Street

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I had A booking for 5 nights.but the week before I was Due to arrive I broke my Leg in A Football match.I cancelled one week in advance but they refused to refund me,After having A nasty leg break I found this very poor from the Hostel.I am not impressed at all with Times hostel College green Dublin.

Nice rooms with good security. Quite a nice breakfast served daily and fun events every night. Our room was clean and the shower was hot. Only complaints are the beds are old spring mattresses that could stand to be replaced and our room was cold. Great location, we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go, and the staff was very friendly helping us book bus tours.

The hostel is near the temple bar zone, near the liffay river too..the staff crew is very kind and reply for all ur questions..the rooms and the beds are ok..the bathrooms are so close to a pub, good for the beer lovers :)

Great location and for the price the accommodations are pretty decent. The staff is very friendly and accommodating! We stayed for four nights and had no complaints. The rooms were small but space efficient (think dorms). The lounge was really convenient for nights that we didn't explore or go out. Overall great budget place to stay.

The location is excellent. Not too far from the airport, and is quite close to the popular pubs and food joints of the area. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the shower is just amazing. The staff are very few and welcoming.

Visiting Tradfest in Temple Bar, the location of the hostel was excellent. My check in was efficient and welcoming despite there being an issue for my 3rd nights stay. This was easily resolved though. The dorm was spacious, though sometimes there was a wait for the bathroom, but that's to be expected with us girls. The common area had ample seating and facilities for cooking your own dinner. I would recommend this hostel and would have no problem staying here again.

Location Excellent How to reach Can easily reach from airport Taxi takes 30 Euro Air coach at airport takes 7 Euro 30 min travel vl drop u near bank of Ireland it's 1 min walk to hostel Staff V friendly Cooperative Always available Clean washrooms Heating had some issues Rooms V small Every room has bunker beds Spring mattress which make it difficult to sleep entire bed moves when u move while sleeping Even twin sharing & Double bed has same spring mattress Price Very Ecnomical for this location if you stay in shared rooms Kitchen Breakfast for 3 euros 7am till 9 Kitchen is clean has 2 fridges Free food is served sometimes You can cook stuff easily It's always open Luggage storage is available V good WiFi As it's in city center so all sorts of restaurants r nearby

Perfect experience at the Times Hostel. Staff really look after their guests, making your stay and visit to Dublin really easy. The rooms are comfy and clean, with ensuite toilet, and located right in the city centre. Couldn't ask for anything else. Thanks everyone!

Rooms are comfortables and cleans but noisy at night. Beds are a little uncomfortable and the pillow is too thin. Anyway it’s in the center of the city! That helps a lot when it is your first time here.

Our plan was to stay at The Times Hostel in Dublin for 5 nights from November 18-November 23. It's currently, November 22 and I'm writing this from a new hotel in Dublin having had a very unpleasant and frustrating experience at The Times. The location may be great but it is not worth saving the few extra dollars to stay in a place that is unprofessional and does not care about the guest experience. I realize it's a hostel and we were not expecting frills but I was also not expecting many of the things we encountered. Let's start with dirty floors (tip - don't walk barefoot or in socks in your room, they will turn brown and be covered in dirt.) I'll also mention the bed that squeaked anytime you moved on it and we're not talking a minor creak, this is a squeak that is high pitched and jarring. There are also the pillows, do yourself a favor and steal your pillow from plane, it will be thicker, larger and provide more support than the tiny lifeless one left on the bed. Be warned that towels are old and small and there is no proper place to hang them up so they will be damp everytime even you use them. There are also no shelves in the room, only the bathroom (but keeping clothes there will give you damp close), so if you want to unpack at all be prepared to hang everything up. Don't bother paying extra for breakfast, it's toast and cereal, you can get a much better experience for under 10 Euros almost anywhere else in the city. Finally, you'll notice a bucket with ear plugs at the front desk for " noisy roommates." Take a pair, it's not just roommates, we had to listen to a loud, off key dance party from the room next door. The walls are so thin we could every lyric and every word of dialogue spoken. The final straw and the reason I'm now writing for another hotel is because last night at 4:00am we realized our room was leaking. It was raining (not a surprise in Dublin) and we woke up to a splashing noise on our window sill. We realized that there was a crack above the window sill, rain was coming in, hitting the sill and creating a flood on the floor. My husband, ran down 5 flights of stairs (no lift)to the front desk to get towels. The night person gave us extra towels and did offer to move us to a room 1 floor down with bunk beds. Since it was 4:00am we declined but were told that the next day the other room with a double bed would be opening up and if maintainance couldn't fix the leak we could move to that room. We agreed that was a good plan and tried to return to sleep. In the morning we packed up all of our belongings, just in case they determined we would need to move while we were gone. We confirmed with the girl at the front desk that maintainance would be looking at it and hopefully fixing the leak and that we could move to the other double room. We left assuming everything would be fine. We returned nearly 11 hours later, checked in at the desk to find, not only did this worker not know about the situation but that no note had been left. Needless to say, I did not have a good feeling walking up the stairs to our room. When we entered our room we immediately noticed that no one had been in there. The towels we used to soak up the leak were in the exact spots and even more wet. My husband went back downstairs and returned with the reception worker who offered us a room with two bunk beds, saying the other room with the double bed, the one we had been promised, was now occupied. He also had no power to make the situation better and could only give us the email of the manager. At this point management has not responded to email attempts to rectify the situation. Very Disappointing!

8, College Street Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Trinity College and The Book of Kells
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in City Centre Dublin, The Times Hostel - College Street is next to popular attractions like Trinity College and The Book of Kells. This 29-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like a coffee shop/café, free in-room WiFi, and coffee/tea in a common area. It's in central Dublin and also a short walk from O'Connell Bridge and The Spire.


Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


The 29 rooms are heated and have washers/dryers. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

The Times Hostel - College Street features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and microwave in a common area. Offsite parking is available for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a refrigerator in a common area, laundry facilities, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Double Room, Ensuite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

1bed in 4 bed mixed dormitory ensuite

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

1bed in 6-bed mixed dormitory ensuite

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

1bed in 6-bed female dormitory ensuite

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 533 reviews