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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2011

I stayed here for 2 nights, got to the hostel and it smells. Take my advice and pay an extra few euros to stay in the good part of the city. Everyone that i met told me that the hostel was situated in the bad side of the city with a lot of drugs etc. I didn't see anything though....

2Thank rachel750
Reviewed 2 September 2011

I travelled for a weekend trip to Dublin with 4 friends in August. We had booked a room at the Times Hostel which had great reviews but when we got there they had stuffed up the booking and could not give us a whole room as we'd booked. They rang around and said we could have a whole room at...

1Thank kiwitams
Reviewed 7 August 2011

Staff were unhelpful, had to pay for a member of our group who didn't turn up, even though the bed was rented out to someone else so they didn't lose any money. No bed linen given, everything was either out of order or very old. Not worth the money. Won't be back.

Thank iFunky15
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 8 July 2011

I spent 4 weeks in this hostel while I was looking for a job in Dublin. It is the terrible hostel I ever saw. It is very dirty and cold. I saw also animals in the kitchen. I booked through a good website for hostels. In the reservation they said that the breakfast was in the price but one day...

2Thank antuneleta
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 June 2011

This hostel was rotten. The toilet and shower were growing bacteria. The toilet set was dirty and unstable. My friends and i were kept awake the whole night long with loud noises from outside the building. The location is terrible at night. i felt like it was truly unsafe. I didn't sleep a wink and im almost 100% certain i...

2Thank tripadv186
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2010

What a hole! As soon as we walked into the building the smell hit us. I can't even describe what the smell could be, but it was awful. To add to that, there were flies everywhere. The place is dingy, and extremely unclean. We were shown to our room to be welcomed by an even worse smell and a broken...

1Thank RWW19
Reviewed 20 March 2010

Was pretty cheap, I think 15 euro for the night but it wasn't worth it. We slept in a dorm room and the beds weren't in great shape. We woke up in the morning with a horrible smell in the room. We were 5 minutes late checking out and they made us pay extra. On the up side they did...

Thank goodgoose610
Reviewed 23 August 2009

So for 10 euros a night, this place was exactly worth that. You're placed in a mixed room with a bunch of other beds and no storage space. The women's bath wasn't even on my floor. From 11-2 they clean so you have to be out of the hostel. The location is near the train station though, so that was...

Thank Youthnation
Reviewed 18 April 2009

We stayed in Shining Hostel, Dublin, for one night in mid-April. We were travelling on a very tight budget and this hostel suited our needs in this instance. We stayed in a 20person dorm with an ensuite bathroom. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. Bedding was included but you will need to hire a towel if you haven't...

Thank KatieLM

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Additional Information about Shining Hostel

Address: 90-92 Marlborough Street, Dublin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > North City Centre
Number of rooms: 26

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