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2-12 Lord Edward Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Dublin
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Rated 8.0 by GoIreland customers (3 ratings)
One of Dublin's longest established tourist hostels, in the heart of the city right beside Temple Bar - friendly, safe and clean! All guests have access to free internet and WiFi, a free light breakfast, and free international phonecalls. We have a selection of private rooms - some with ensuite bathroom as well as a selection of dorms. We are within easy walking distance of all of Dublin's top attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse, Temple Bar, Christchurch Cathedral and Grafton Street.
We're open all year, 24 hours a day. We welcome groups and individuals of all ages. We can cater for groups of up to 200 people and have a wide range of packages available.
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Transport from the Airport:
Aircoach: provides a 24-hour service between the airport and the city (alight at Trinity College) with departures every 15 minutes from 05:00 until midnight and hourly from midnight until 05:00. Tickets can be purchased online or from the driver when boarding. This cost is €7.00 one-way and €12.00 return. Journey time approx 30 minutes
(see foot directions below)
Airlink: operates to and from the airport approximately every 20 minutes and is €6.00 one way / €10.00 return. Jump on either bus number 747 (05.45am - 11.30pm) and alight at O'Connell Street or number 748 (06.50 - 9.30pm) and alight at Wood Quay - a five minute walk from Kinlay House. Journey time approx 30 minutes
(see foot directions below)
Dublin Bus: the most economical means of transport into the city. Take the 16A and alight at College Green. The cost is €2.20 each way. Note, correct change is required. Journey time approx. 1 hour
(see foot directions below)
Taxi: costs between €30 - €40 depending on traffic and will take between 30-40 minutes.
Transport from Dun Laoghaire Ferryport:
DART: Dublin's train service operates a service from Dun Laoghaire Dart Station to Tara Street Station in the city centre. From the station it is about a 15 minute walk to Kinlay House.
Dublin Bus: Take the 46A bus into the City centre and alight at Suffolk Street. The cost is €2.20 each way. Note, correct change is required
From Trinity College: Walk along College Green onto Dame Street. Continue onto Lord Edward Street, Kinlay House is at the very top on the right hand side, just before Christchurch Cathedral.
From O'Connell Street: Cross O'Connell bridge and continue along Westmoreland street. Turn right at College Green (Trinity College) and continue on Dame street to Lord Edward street, you will find us on the right just before Christchurch Cathedral
From Wood Quay: Turn left before the Dublin City Council offices onto Fishamble Street, continue to the top of the hill (Christchurch Cathedral is on the right), turn left onto Lord Edward Street and you will find us on the left hand side.
Dublin Bus Concession Tickets:
Dublin Bus offers a variety of great transport deals for you to explore and see all that Dublin has to offer. Tickets can be obtained on your arrival at Dublin Airport from the CIE Information Desk in the arrivals hall and from the Dublin Tourism Offices or from many of the news agents in the city.
Rambler Tickets: Unlimited travel for one, three, five or seven consecutive days on the Dublin Bus network including the Airlink service (excluding Nitelink, Ferry services & Tours). Prices per adult - one day €6.00, three day €11.00, five day €17.30, seven day €21.00.
The 3 Day Freedom Ticket: Valid for three consecutive days on City Sightseeing Tour (hop on/hop off bus, all Dublin Bus commuter services, Airport Express Service and Nitelink - late night buses. Adult €25, child €16 (14 yrs and under)
Dublin's best hostel - in Temple Bar - Friendly, Safe, Clean and Central!
• Free international calls to 40 countries!!!
• Free WiFi & internet access
• Free Breakfast
• Free Walking Tour
In the famous Temple Bar district, Kinlay House is right beside the best selection of Dublin's bars, cafes, restaurants and within easy walking distance to all Dublin's top attractions, including the Guinness Storehouse, the Jameson Distillery, Dublin Castle and Trinity College.
We are the closest hostel to the Guinness Storehouse!!!
We have a great team that go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the 'Irish craic' and we have all of the facilities you would expect from a leading hostel, including FREE WiFi & FREE internet access, FREE light breakfast, cooking facilities, TV lounge, DVD library, luggage lockers and security boxes and FREE Phone calls YES FREE Phone calls to 40 countries so you can ring your family and friends.
FREE walking tours of Dublin!
Don't forget if we're full to check out our sister hostel Avalon House or if you're going west to check out our other sister hostel Rowantree Hostel in Ennis - the best place to explore the mid west, the cliffs of moher and the burren. Daily tours depart from the hostel and can be booked at reception.
Ideal also for those who have booked tours with Shamrocker, as their desk is located inside Kinlay House Dublin.
Please also be aware that all persons under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in a private room.
We offer a selection of private rooms - some with ensuite bathroom as well as a selection of dorms. All rooms are spacious, clean and comfy and operate on an electronic locking system for everyone's safety and security.
ALL bedlinen is freshly washed before EVERY arrival.
So what are you waiting for? Come and stay with us!
Ultan from Strabane
Stayed 07-2011Solo traveller
The hostel was central, clean and practical. No hassle travel.
Keryn from Durban
Stayed 06-2011Young couple
Kinlay House had very friendly and helpful staff, a really nice common rooms and breakfast facilities, and great extras like luggage storage lockers. Overall, very nice compared to some other hostels we stayed in!
Anonymous from Killarney
Stayed 06-2011A few friends
People at the desk were friendly and helpful.
• Open all year, staffed 24 hours, no lockout, you can come and go as you please.
• Free light breakfast (tea/coffee, juice and toast)
• Free International phone calls - yes free Phone calls to 40 countries so you can ring your family and friends
• Fully-equipped self-catering kitchen and large dining room
• Amazing games room with cinema screen, table tennis, pool table and games
• All bed linen provided (bring your own towel or hire one for €1)
• Hostel shop: food, toiletries, bus tour tickets
• Free WiFi internet access
• International payphones / calling cards
• Laundry service, iron and ironing board available
• Hair dryers available
• Luggage lockers and security boxes (ideal for laptops)
• All Major credit cards accepted.
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