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Kinlay House Hostel

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Overview of Kinlay House Hostel

Kinlay House Hostel

2.0 star property
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

3.5/5 Good

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDublin Castle3 min walk
  • Popular LocationO'Connell Street13 min walk
  • Popular LocationGuinness Storehouse16 min walk
  • AirportDublin (DUB)25 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. Dublinia and Olympia Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Baggot Street and Dublin Zoo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Christ Church Cathedral - 2 min walk
  • Dublin Castle - 3 min walk
  • Olympia Theatre - 4 min walk
  • O'Connell Street - 13 min walk
  • Guinness Storehouse - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Four Courts Station - 6 min walk
  • Dublin Tara Street Station - 19 min walk
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 27 min drive

About this property

Kinlay House Hostel

Hostel located in City Centre Dublin
Kinlay House Hostel is located close to 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, tour/ticket information and a TV in the lobby
  • A 24-hour front desk, a front desk safe and luggage storage
  • A billiards/pool table, smoke-free property and a computer station
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
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk


No pets or service animals 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
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

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 ?

As of 7 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 3 Jan 2023 start from €113.85, 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 within a 10-minute walk of Christ Church Cathedral and Trinity College. St. Stephen's Green and Guinness Storehouse are also within 2 miles (3 km). Four Courts Station is 6 minutes by foot and Jervis Station is 9 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kinlay House Hostel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Kinlay House Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kinlay House Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 106 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 30 out of 106 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 32 out of 106 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 30%
Rating 2 - Poor. 12 out of 106 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 106 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 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

2/5 Poor

Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

2/5 Poor

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

4/5 Good

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

1/5 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

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The staff were helpful and friendly. Unfortunate the heating in the room didnt work, so with it being December it was very cold
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2021

2/5 Poor

Una F
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Didn't suit the occasion.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Jaime Scott
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

3/5 Okay

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Good enough for one night, but the room was really small