The Times

8, College StreetDublinIreland
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About The Times

The Times is a budget-friendly hostel that is very popular with young people and has a central location.

All rooms at The Times have en-suite facilities, and most utilise bunk beds. Guests can book gender-specific dorms or choose mixed accommodations. Linens are provided, but towels are extra.

This property has a lounge, communal kitchen, luggage storage room and 24-hour reception. Free social events are offered most nights of the week. There are also board games to play, and a book swap area.

Breakfast is included in the hostel rate. Although the facility does not have offer a restaurant that serves later meals, the Wednesday night social gathering offers free dinner, and on Tuesdays, wine and cheese is offered. The hostel has coffee and tea available for free, as well.

Just over a mile from the Old Jameson Distillery, this hostel is a ten-minute walk from the Ilac Shopping Centre.


8, College Street, Dublin, Ireland
Telephone: +353(1)6753652 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

In the Heart of Dublin

Guests appreciated how this property is close to many notable Dublin city centre attractions, such as Trinity College and the Temple Bar nightlife scene. Even if you don't feel like walking to your destination, the central location means many buses serve the area. There's even one that goes direct to the airport, which guests often used at the conclusion of their trips.

Evening Social Events Are Included

Hostel living often means being okay with getting to know new people and having to share tight spaces. Although some people thrive in that setting, other guests may feel awkward. Fortunately, this hostel offers free evening social events that encourage everyone to make new friends and get more comfortable with the hostel concept.

Computer Access is Available

Guests reported Wi-Fi is complimentary at this property, and clarified it usually worked well in the common areas. Also, if you didn't bring a laptop or tablet, guests mentioned the hostel offers several computer terminals you can use for a modest fee.

Negative Reviews

A Noisy Atmosphere

Some guests felt the environment at this hostel was a little loud. Usually that was either due to street noises, fellow guests who were not being quiet, or both. However, the noise issue was easily solved with earplugs.

There's No Lift

If you are bringing a heavy suitcase or have a mobility impairment that makes it hard to navigate stairs, keep in mind this property does not have a lift.

The Beds Could Be Softer

Many guests complained that it's past time for the beds to be upgraded here. The discomfort usually didn't make it impossible to get slumber, but complicated the matter, especially when guests reported being able to feel springs pressing into their backs.

Rating Overview

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7.9 /10
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    8.1 /10
7.9 out of 10 based on 3702 reviews