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Kinlay House Hostel

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Exterior detail
Free WiFi
Business centre
Interior entrance

Overview of Kinlay House Hostel

Kinlay House Hostel

2.0 star property
7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
2-12 Lord Edward St, Temple Bar, Dublin

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTrinity College12 min walk
  • Popular LocationGuinness Storehouse16 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt. Stephen's Green16 min walk
  • AirportDublin (DUB)24 min drive

Room options

About this area


Kinlay House Hostel is located in City Centre Dublin, a neighbourhood in Dublin, and is near a metro station. Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathedral are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at St. Stephen's Green and Wicklow Mountains National Park. The Book of Kells and Baggot Street are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Christ Church Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Dublin Castle - 6 min walk
  • Trinity College - 12 min walk
  • Guinness Storehouse - 16 min walk
  • St. Stephen's Green - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Four Courts Station - 6 min walk
  • Dublin Tara Street Station - 16 min walk
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 25 min drive


  • Street 66 - 3 min walk
  • The Beer Temple - 3 min walk
  • The Bull and Castle - 1 min walk
  • Chorus Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Zampas - 2 min walk

About this property

Kinlay House Hostel

Hostel located in City Centre Dublin
Kinlay House Hostel is located close to Dublin Castle and Trinity College, and provides free continental breakfast, a corner/local shop and a library. Free in-room WiFi and dry cleaning/laundry services are available to all guests.
Other perks at this hostel include:
  • Bike hire, a billiards/pool table and luggage storage
  • A 24-hour front desk, a computer station and tour/ticket information
  • A front desk safe, a TV in reception and smoke-free property
Room features
All 37 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities such as free WiFi.


Croatian, English, French, Hungarian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe
  • Corner/local shop
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station


  • This property does not have any lifts


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an access code

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 4 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts

National rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Kinlay Hostel
Kinlay House
Kinlay House Dublin
Kinlay House Hostel
Kinlay House Hostel Dublin
Kinlay House Hostel Dublin
Kinlay House Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Kinlay House Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Dublin

Frequently asked questions

Is Kinlay House Hostel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Kinlay House Hostel?

As of 10 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kinlay House Hostel on 25 Jun 2023 start from €141.45, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Kinlay House Hostel?

This hostel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Kinlay House Hostel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Kinlay House Hostel?

Checkout is at 10 AM.

Where is Kinlay House Hostel located?

Located in City Centre Dublin, this hostel is steps away from Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Trinity College and Guinness Storehouse are also within 1 mile (2 km). Four Courts Station is 6 minutes by foot and Jervis Station is 9 minutes.




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Rating 2 - Terrible. 7 out of 112 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

4/10 Poor


Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Last resort
It was my second time staying here and that is down to the extortion by hotels in these times. I checked in on line thinking it be just to collect key card when I arrived but the process took 10 mins. Had to climb 3 flights of stairs to get to my 8 bed dormitory when it had a fowl smell and evidence of condensation on the walls. The bed was the only clean place, everywhere else had dust cobwebs all around.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

6/10 Okay

Miss Lowri

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness
Great stay, shame about cleanliness of ensuite.
Bathrooms need attention, paricularly the ensuite in shared dorms, main bathrooms seemed better - not what you'd expect. No toilet roll, dirty, no bin so someone left ised contacts and sanitary pad in the bathroom on the side. Not a pleasant experience. Other than the ensuite being grim, this hostel was great. Staff on reception were polite and helpful. Able to store bags in lockers if early or need to store bags after check out - super helpful. Shared spaces to relax and a friendly atmosphere.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay


As a budget hostel in high priced Dublin, it meets expectations. A 2-4 bed room with en-suite bath/shower would meet my needs, but only if price is paramount. Beds were well made. The ventilation for rooms leaves a lot to be desired. Management should consider an air freshener, and even better, air handling. Finding your way to a room is much easier because of guidelines painted on the floor.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Great shower, but room was warm in spite of the outside being cold. The downstairs restaurant was excellent but was also source of late night noise.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/10 Poor


Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

4/10 Poor


Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Filthy and unkempt.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Location is excellent and staff helpful. A bit noisy.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

2/10 Terrible


Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Awful! Herrendous! Felt like jail. Showers broken, mold in toilets. We couldnt stay... so we paid 187e for 5h luggage keep. But leaving was the best practise.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022