Kinlay House Hostel

2.0 star property
City centre hostel, steps from Dublin Castle

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Kinlay House Hostel

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Exterior detail
Free WiFi
Business centre
Interior entrance

Overview of Kinlay House Hostel

7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
2-12 Lord Edward St, Temple Bar, Dublin
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Corner/local shop
  • Vending machine
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Corner/local shop

Room options

Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dorm En Suite

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Twin Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Basic Shared Dormitory

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Basic Quadruple Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Basic Single Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dorm En Suite

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Basic Single Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In City Centre Dublin
  • Dublin Castle - 6 min walk
  • Grafton Street - 12 min walk
  • Trinity College - 12 min walk
  • O'Connell Street - 13 min walk
  • Guinness Storehouse - 16 min walk
  • St. Stephen's Green - 16 min walk
  • Bord Gáis Energy Theatre - 28 min walk
  • Croke Park - 33 min walk
  • 3Arena - 37 min walk
  • Aviva Stadium - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 25 min drive
  • Dublin Tara Street Station - 16 min walk
  • Dublin Pearse Street Station - 20 min walk
  • Connolly Station - 23 min walk
  • Four Courts Station - 6 min walk
  • Jervis Station - 9 min walk
  • Smithfield Station - 10 min walk


  • Beer Temple Dublin - 3 min walk
  • Darkey Kellys - 2 min walk
  • Street 66 - 3 min walk
  • Sano Pizza - 3 min walk
  • The Lord Edward - 1 min walk

About this property

Kinlay House Hostel

Kinlay House Hostel offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Dublin Castle and Trinity College. Free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. This Victorian hostel is also a short five-minute drive from Guinness Storehouse and O'Connell Street. Public transportation is only a short walk: Four Courts Station is 6 minutes and Jervis Station is 9 minutes.


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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 37 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an access code

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Pool table

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1920
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
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.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Kinlay House Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kinlay House Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kinlay House Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Kinlay House Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kinlay House Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Kinlay House Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kinlay House Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What's the area around Kinlay House Hostel like?
Kinlay House Hostel is in City Centre Dublin, a short 6-minute walk from Four Courts Station and 6 minutes' walk from Dublin Castle.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

I got some sleep at least
The service was generally acceptable, front desk were there and receptive. The room I was staying out however, smelled of sewage and was very unpleasant and barely cleaned. Plus my bed was not near a charger at all so I had to charge on a shelf, and climb down my bed and run to the alarm when it rung. The luggage storage was a pain because you had to look all around the building, outside to an alley, and back into another building. The luggage storage definitely needed to be cleaned and aired out, all I smelled was a high school gym locker. The shower and restrooms could've also used a bit of cleaning as well
Dennis, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Robbie, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

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.
Declan, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

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.
Miss Lowri, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

1-night trip
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6/10 Good

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.
Richard, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

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.
Richard, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Kristina, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Filthy and unkempt.
Paul, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Location is excellent and staff helpful. A bit noisy.
Francis, 1-night family trip
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