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Marlborough Hostel

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M'bro uk
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Reviewed 26 September 2008

Just stayed at the Marlborough with 3 others in a 4 bed room, we had no worries at all, staff very friendly and welcoming, Hostel very clean and at the moment having a refurb, which is looking great. Only problem was lack of hot water........but for 2 days didnt matter too much. The location was perfect just a ten minute... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2008

We were a group of 6 that were away for a friends 30th. Staff replied promptly to our emails before we arrived. Door staff were friendly on arrival, then seemed a bit grumpy after that. Room was spacious but a bit drafty as the windows didn't close properly. Wasn't 100% sure that the sheets were clean ones. When you take... More 

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Reviewed 6 February 2008

My friend and I stayed at Marlborough early February for two nights. We found the reception to be a little on the cold side, they could have been a little bit more welcoming. Once inside, the lounge is inviting but you would not spend your nights there. There is free Wi-Fi available in lounge area only, and computers with a... More 

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Reviewed 1 November 2007

I am an American student studying abroad in London for the semester and Dublin was our first weekend trip outside of London. We found the hostel no problem but the neighborhood it was in was a bit on the shady side. There were a lot of homeless people on and around Marlborough Street and it wasn't very clean. On the... More 

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Reviewed 16 October 2007

I was with a crowd of 7 30-something female friends celebrating one of their birthdays. We go on holiday together once a year but normally stay in 3* hotels so we were all slightly nervous at staying in a hostel for the first time - thankfully all of our worries were unnecessary. On other websites there were reviews of the... More 

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Reviewed 1 June 2005

I read some of the other reviews before i went and was not hoping for a lot of good in the hostel, BUT it really is a good hostel!!I stayed in the Marlborough for 3 nights in a 8person dorm. The room looked really ok, just bring you own sheets and you'll have a perfect stay! Y0u also get you... More 

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Reviewed 26 November 2003

The location of the hostel is really the only good thing about it. The staff was not overly friendly and even sometimes cold. The rooms had dirty sheets, little heat and squeeky doors throughout (which as you can imagine makes sleeping difficult with people often coming and going). Showers and bathrooms were dirty and in need of upkeep and maintenance.... More 

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Reviewed 26 January 2003

Well located, just off O'Connell St but at the seedier end of town. All the decent action is south of the river, about 10 mins walk. Hostel is poorly equipped, kitchen overcrowded, breakfast just bread and jam. Showers OK but often queues. Kitchen & shower hours restricted. Bedrooms dirty with broken fittings. Guests get a very old sheet & pillowcase... More 

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Address: 81-82 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Number of rooms: 23
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