Marlborough Hostel – Trekker’s Hostel Highlights
Greetings and salutations fellow travelers. Over the next few weeks I hope you will join me as I explore Ireland. During this time I will be writing thumbs up or down on the numerous hostels scattered throughout the country. Due to the high number I was unable to stay at them all so these reviews are my initial take on the vibe, the cleanliness, how friendly the staff was and all that jazz. Feel free to comment or if there is an Ireland hostel you want to hear more about be sure to let me know.
Fàilte or Welcome to Dublin. After facing the masses in London and drinking to friends in Scotland I have made my way to Dublin’s fine city. My initial research into the hostels here did not prove very fruitful but after arriving I soon realized there are tons to choose from.
So, without further comments here’s the review for…
Starting on the North side of the river Liffy we find Marlborough Hostel appropriately named after its location on Marlborough Street. The staff is very friendly and you are greeted by music in the reception area. The entire building is very secure and the location is just one block from one of the main streets, O’Connell, and right on the bus route to the airport.
With 3 common rooms to choose from there is sure to be plenty of comfy couch space for everyone. A pool table offers the opportunity to test your skills and there is FREE internet and Wi-Fi, a rare find in hostels these days. The walls have just been repainted fun and wacky colors to brighten your day.
There is a large courtyard complete with BBQ for summer fun. To add to the fun the hostel often hosts movie nights, sports nights featuring the latest rugby or football games on tele and the staff are happy to help you book tours. Keep a look out for the hostel cat, a little shy but often makes a surprise appearance.
The hostel has been here for 16 years, and with only 80 beds it means that you get to know everyone. Like all hostels in Dublin, the dorm beds are all the same, metal frames and metal lockers underneath. Comfy and basic. Presently Marlborough does not have laundry facilities but hopes to in the near future.
To book check out the Marlborough Hostel Dublin.
81/82 Marlborough St
Tel: 353 1 874 7629