Hostel Kinlay House (Dublin, Ireland)

Hostel Kinlay House (Dublin, Ireland)

About Kinlay House

Ideally situated in the lively Temple Bar District, adjacent to many of Dublin's favourite bars, cafes and shops, Kinlay Houseoffers casual comforts within the bustle of the city.  An easy stroll to Dublin Castle and Guinness Storehouse, this locale is perfect for the adventurous traveller. Rooms vary in size at Kinlay Housefrom single, double, twin, triple, four and six-bed rooms.  There are also hostel dorms for up to twenty-four people.  Some have private en-suite facilities and linen service. All have central heat and closet space. Hotel features comprise free Wi-Fi and laundry service. Dine on-site for the free daily breakfast.  Nearby restaurants include Oscar's Bar, Queen of Tarts and Rosie's Cafe, all within a ten-minute stroll of the hotel. Don't miss nearby attractions of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Old Jameson Distillery, Trinity College, The National Museum of Ireland and Iveagh Gardens, all within a fifteen-minute drive from the hotel.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


2-12 Lord Edward Street, Dublin, Ireland

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 6808  reviews from:
  • Location
    Excellent  9.2 / 10
  • Rooms
    Okay  6.8 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.2 / 10

Positive Reviews


Superb Location, Decent Hostel.

This is a hostel,not a hotel.  That said, it appears to be quite cosy and welcoming if you are the laid back sort.  A fantastic, fun atmosphere, very reasonably priced.  You'll get to immerse yourself in Dublin's culture from this fantastic central spot.  A minute's walk to plenty of sights and, of course, the Temple Bar is within a short stroll. There's a bus stop just adjacent on the route to the airport. Common areas are spacious, pleasant and kept surprisingly clean.  Check-in and check-out times were reasonable.  Guided tours of the city are plentiful, and many of the walking tours are free.  The downstairs bar has musicians performing some nights who bring in a somewhat more mature crowd. There's a pool table and television in the social room with DVDs to watch.  Breakfast is included too, if you like mostly cereals, breads, jams and tea.


Friendly Staff.

The staff are quite helpful and friendly here, never hesitating to recommend a local cafe or help out with directions or a map.


Cosy Rooms.

Rooms are simple, no frills, basic and tidy.  The facilities are kept very clean, and even the shared bathrooms are pristine.  Kitchens are large and well-equipped.  Towels are available for hire from reception if your booking doesn't provide them free of charge. Lockers are large and can fit small travel bags.  Plenty of sockets to charge up your devices.

Negative Reviews


Boring Breakfast .

If you plan to stay a while, breakfast may become a bit monotonous.  Try walking across the street to another cafe once in a while.


Wi-Fi Woes.

The Wi-Fi works best in common areas; very iffy elsewhere.


Room Foibles.

Lockers cost extra and so do towels with larger group bookings.  Water temperature is tricky to control, so showers may become extremely hot.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Non-smoking rooms
  2. Computer with Internet
  3. 24-hour reception
  4. Snack bar
Room facilities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Central heating
  4. Safe

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


2-12 Lord Edward Street , Dublin , Ireland
Telephone: +353(1)6796644 | Fax: +353(1)6797437 | 

Cleanliness policies

  • New safety protocols
  • Safe distance
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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