Avalon House Hostel

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Avalon House Hostel

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Avalon House is one of the largest hostels in Dublin yet still manages to retain a warm and homely atmosphere. Established in 1992, Avalon House is renowned for its friendly international staff who are fully equipped to give you the low-down on what's fun to do and where to do it in Dublin.

Avalon House is located in close proximity to Dublin’s main attractions. Temple Bar, on the city’s trendy south bank, Grafton St, the main shopping street and the beautiful park at St Stephens Green are only a few minutes' walk away. Dublin Castle & Trinity College and the National Museum and Gallery are also just a short stroll away.

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Our Dublin Hostel was established in 1992 on the site of a 19th Century school attended by George Bernard Shaw.

Dublin Hostel Avalon House is renowned for its friendly international staff who are fully equipped to tell you all there is to know about Dublin and give you the low-down on whats fun to do and where to do it…

Avalon House is one of the largest hostels in Dublin;  yet still manages to retain a warm and homely atmosphere, and will welcome you with true Irish spirit.

Avalon House Dublin Hostel is located in close proximity to Dublin’s main attractions. Temple Bar, on the city’s trendy south bank, Grafton St, the main shopping street and the beautiful park at St Stephens Green are only a few minutes walk away. Dublin Castle & Trinity College and the National Museum and Gallery are also but a short stroll away.

Our staff will explain how to get to the Guiness Store House or the Jameson's Factory so you can get a true taste of Ireland, or if you prefer a pint at the local then Avalon house has the perfect location for you to discover the true heart of Ireland's capital city.

Hostel facilities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free hostel booking service
  • Free Internet Access
  • Luggage room, lockers and safety deposit boxes
  • Fully equipped self catering kitchen
  • Bicycle Storage & Rental
  • Games room
  • Mobile phone charging
  • Ticket sales for all major tours and for bus services
  • 24 hour security
  • Hairdryers, towels, alarms, adaptors
  • Green hostel (recycling facilities)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Bureau de Change
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Useful information

City: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Address: 55 Aunglier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone 1: +353(0)1 475 0001

How to arrive

From the airport:

By Bus

The cheapest and best way to get here is on the 16 bus from the airport. It will drop you right beside the hostel on Aungier Street and costs €2.65. Make sure you have exact change as none is given on the bus. The journey lasts about 40/60 minutes and it operates from 7.45am during the week and 8.30am on Sundays. The last bus is 10.40pm except Saturday when it is 10.20pm. Buses go roughly every 20 minutes but check the timetable at the bus stop for exact times. You can also check the Dublin bus website at www.dublinbus.ie

The best way to know where to get off is to just ask the bus driver to let you know - that's the Dublin way!

Coach

Aircoach operates every 15 minutes nfrom 4.30am to midnight and then half hourly until 4.30am and costs €7.00. This will drop you off at Trinity College a ten minute walk from the hostel. From Trinity walk down Dame Street and take a left on South Great Georges Street. Aungier  Street, where we are located, is the continuation of this street. We are on the right hand side of the road just after the Carmelite church.

Taxis

From the airport cost around €25-€30 and take about 20 minutes depending on the time of day. During rush hour it can take up to 45 minutes.

From Bus Station (Busarus):
Follow the tramline west toward O’Connell Street – a five minute walk. From there you can take a 16, 16A, 19 or 22 bus southbound on O'Connell Street. Get off the bus on Aungier Street at ‘The Staircase’ coffee house opposite the large grey Carmelite Church. You can see the hostel on the other side of the road – a large red bricked Victorian building. Alternatively, it is only a 20 minute walk from the station. If you print out the map on this site you can find us easily. If you get lost just give us a call on the freephone 1800-AVALON and we’ll send you in the right direction.

From Irish Ferries Terminal North Wall:

 

Catch the city express to the Bus Station (Busarus) and then as above.

From Dun  Laoghaire Ferry Terminal (Stena line):

A 46A bus will bring you to St. Stephen's Green West from where you are only a 2-minute walk. You can also get the DART to Pearse Street or Tara Street, a 20 minute walk from the hostel.

From Heuston Station:

Take the number 92 bus to Kildare  Street. If you have come by train you do not need to pay for the bus – just insert your ticket in the machine when you get on. Walk to the top of Kildare Street until you get to Stephens Green. Turn right and continue until you reach Grafton street. Follow the Green around to your left and take a right onto York Street. The hostel is at the bottom of this street.

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80% 26 March 2015
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Had a great St. Patrick's Day in Dublin! Stayed 3 nights at Avalon and had a pretty mixed experience. My major complaints were lack of security, no mirrors in our room, and how plain the rooms were compared to the artsy and fun downstairs decor.
However, the staff was very hospitable and willing to help with everything. The nightlife was vivacious and wonderful in and around the hostel, and breakfast was exactly what I had hoped for, very plentiful but plain. All things considered, I would definitely stay here again!

80% 01 December 2014
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Rooms need decoration and the bathroom in our room was pretty bad, not dirty but a bit old. I like the downstairs area and especially the open mic night that was on when we stayed. Location is easy to arrive on foot and also to get to the airport with the bus right outside.

80% 24 September 2014
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I love avalon house! Could do with a 'sprucing up' but the place is great and the breakfast simple but plentiful

80% 23 June 2014
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Great location, friendly staff! Rooms could do with a bit of a renovation but all in all good

100% 22 May 2012
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excellent!

80% 25 October 2011
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It was a great stay, rooms clean, quiet, and a perfect place to enjoy a delicious capuccino in Bald Barista.

100% 06 September 2011
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Great location, friendly staff!

80% 20 June 2011
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Well organized, location, not bad rooms.

80% 15 March 2011
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friendly and helpful personal cafe chillout area free internet locker

100% 19 February 2011
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very good

100% 31 December 2010
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I cannot say enough about how wonderful the staff, facilities, location and atmosphere made my first trip to Dublin totally wonderfully epic!!!!!! Wonderful time, great people... A plus!!!!!

100% 30 December 2010
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I stayed at Avalon House for my 21st where i received a nights stay free of charge on production of my passport. The staff were very helpful in recommending great places to visit and eat. The hostel itself was in a fantastic location, clean and safe and we availed of the complimentary breakfast. I would recommend it to anyone staying in Dublin.

80% 18 December 2010
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My time in Avalon House was great ! Warm atmosphere with cool people and good helpfull staff. And Dublin is one of my best stop in Europe ! I felt like at home in a big sharing house ! Thanks guys

100% 17 December 2010
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had a mrvelous stay in 2007

100% 12 December 2010
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The nicest people in Europe (specially the Italian girl that's moving to Berlin ;) ! The hostel is cool & the bold caffe too!

100% 01 December 2010
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Sweet ass Hostel (Y)

100% 17 August 2010
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This hostel was great! I met so many awesome people and had a ton of fun. This hostel felt very safe and was pretty clean. I would definitely recommend this hostel to everyone.

100% 15 August 2010
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staff were very friendly and allowed us to change our beds so mhy friend and i could both sleep up in the loft. The rooms are pretty cool. The breakfast is your average continental, but the cereal changed every morning i was there, which was good. The location isn't as good as some but its definitely walkable to the shopping area and the night life.

100% 09 July 2010
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Great stay at the Avalon house! Nice staff, great location, thanks!!! :)

60% 04 July 2010
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Its understandable that this place doesn't have a bar because Dublin is overrun with pubs, but it would be a better way for travelers to mingle. The hostel cafe has some of the best coffee I had in Europe hands down. The location is also phenomenal, just a short walk to Temple Bar. The rooms were decent (you got your own bathroom, plus floor bathrooms). Lockers in the room, even small ones, would be convenient. The staff were friendly and helpful!

80% 03 June 2010
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The best place to stay in Dublin. Cheap and spacious security lockers; roomy kitchen facilities; excellent cafe attached; good laundry facilities; nice rooms of varying occupancy; extremely helpful staff; take advantage of the free walking tour of Dublin -- it's excellent!

100% 03 June 2010
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Avalon is so good, young&helpful staff, good common rooms to meet new people (ping-pong, sofas, big screen+movies), free access to internet, pool, big kitchen, all commodities, no big rooms, but nevermind at al. Dublin is so cool, Guinness rocks the house ! Go there now ! Cheers

80% 20 May 2010
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So much fun. Everyone was so nice and treated me well. Having the Bald Barista next door helped tremendously in the morning. What a great place! Only problem is the showers... man do those showers stink out loud.

100% 18 May 2010
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I come back from Dublin, and it's great!!!Fun, beautiful... Avalone house is in the center of Dublin,and have a very good staff!!!!!!!!!Hostel is very good, clean, have a good breakfast!! Go to Dublin and to Avalone House!!!!!It's the better choice!! ;)

100% 14 April 2010
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Great hostel! The breakfast is delicious and the staff is super. Thank you§

100% 13 April 2010
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Avalon House is really a good place to sleep in Dublin. Clean, good location in the centre, very attentive staff. I'm not disappointed about my stay.

100% 12 April 2010
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HI, I found that the youth hostel was great! The room was all cute and I found the bathroom very clean. The kitchen area was spacious and friendly with lots of useful utensils! Let's talk about one of the best things of the hostel...breakfast! miam! Food lovers will be delighted! The staff was very nice, friendly and welcoming. They gave us good addresses and advice! In short, I had a wonderful stay in Dublin is a highly dynamic city! See you Dublin!!! Bye

100% 12 April 2010
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i've passed 4 days and nights in Avalon, it was soooo good! the town is great, and the advice of staff to go out (bars, museum, disco) were good advice. I've really passed good holidays!! Thanks to you! I'll come back! Coralie

100% 12 April 2010
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Avalon House is the best hostel where I've been. The staff is great and very well located in the city. Has information about Dublin. It's great to find a sustainable bio hostel. The building is very nice and well kept. I give it a 10!

100% 12 April 2010
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Great hostel with a really welcoming staff !!

100% 10 April 2010
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Great hostel, super friendly staff and good vibe.

100% 10 April 2010
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Just the best hostel ever. Never felt so home !

80% 03 November 2009
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I liked the Avalon, very good vibe. The breakfast is good better than just toast. The rooms were very clean and nice. I had a good time.

100% 08 October 2009
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This place was fantastic. We loved the Irish dancing classes and the walking tour - thanks Avalon!

80% 08 October 2009
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Clean, comfortable and close to the most visited areas. Within walking distance to tourism center, Trinity College, Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green, and others. Breakfast was not exciting, and never could get on the internet (always busy), but well worthe the value.

80% 12 August 2009
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Very nice and good prices. Not the best hostel I've been to, but no serious complaints except that the rooms (even with the lights turned off) were quite bright at night due to the hallway lighting coming in.

100% 07 February 2017
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Great Value!!

100% 07 February 2017
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Positive: The breakfast is really good. Negative: I booked mixed bedrooms for a group of 3 and for some reason we had to be split.

100% 22 January 2017
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Great hostel, clean, good staff, affordable. Perfect location! Recommend highly

94% 22 January 2017
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The Avalon House is for me one of the best hostels in Dublin. I know them well, I travel to Ireland four times a year for work, they are the only suitable accom...

97% 06 January 2017
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Good overnight stay.

100% 29 December 2016
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I was totally glad to stay in the avalon house

100% 18 December 2016
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Great accomodation for absolutely best price in a Dublin.

88% 29 November 2016
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Positive: The price included free breakfast more than decent and all the facilities were clean. It´s right in the city centre. Negative: The shared room for 4 w...

100% 20 November 2016
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Good place

97% 01 November 2016
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Great hostel in centre of Dublin, clean comfortable. Staff very polite and helpful even though I was arriving and leaving at silly o/clock.

92% 27 October 2016
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Positive: Beds were really comfy, staff were helpful, really good value for money. Negative: Nothing, really!

100% 05 October 2016
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Very nice hostel , great location and helpful staff . The rooms are clean and the kitchen is big , the flowers on the tables makes a friendly atmosphere .

100% 18 September 2016
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Great hostel! In the middle of everything. Clean and well managed hostel. Staff very knowlegeble and super friendly.

96% 04 September 2016
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Positive: I had everything I need thanks.

90% 23 August 2016
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This is a great hostel, I stayed overnight in a room for 2 people a private room but the room was great everything you would want. The location is great and the...

96% 11 August 2016
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Positive: I love the staff, the facilities and the location. Price is good too, although at weekends it tends to be a little pricey but that's weekends in Dubli...

88% 25 July 2016
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94% 03 July 2016
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The bathroom in our dorm room was smelly, and no amount of cleaning helped. They need to do something with the drain in the shower. The shower in the women's ba...

94% 18 June 2016
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I was fully satisfied with my stay. I will definitely pay a visit back

100% 01 June 2016
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Central Location , great coffee shop , clean rooms , friendly staff , happy atmosphere .

97% 13 May 2016
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Great location on aungier street where there is some very good bars rather than just heading into temple bar

86% 06 May 2016
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Tried a good number of hostels in Dublin and i need say this one stands out for cleanliness, quiet and good arrangement. Position is also very good, not close t...

100% 25 April 2016
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Positive: everything from staff reception and attitude to service provided it is excellent. Negative: nothing

100% 13 April 2016
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I loved it! It was in the perfect location for me. The atmosphere was great and the staff was really helpful.

79% 02 April 2016
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Positive: Location was really good. Hostel had cheap and own bus to the airport! Nonstop staff at the reception. Negative: Small shower for gnomes. A little bit...

88% 01 April 2016
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Positive: Good location helpful staff.

100% 27 March 2016
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Location is amazing , staff are very helpful .

The hostel looks fresh and and clean .

The sofas are so comfortable and the coffee delicious .

Nice experience...

79% 27 March 2016
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Positive: The location is really good, near to the city with a lot of bar and restaurants nearby. Negative: The pillow is flat and uncomfortable. Breakfast opti...

79% 25 March 2016
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Positive: Very friendly, happy and welcoming staff. Always ready to answer and help with a smile. Friendly guests, superb lokation. Negative: Room so little, do...

94% 20 March 2016
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Liked: Nice clean surroundings, friendly atmosphere, a well organized hostel, courteous staff personnel. Disliked: n/a.

63% 17 March 2016
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Negative: room was on 5th floor. No lift.

71% 13 March 2016
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Positive: It was good value for money. Free breakfast, free wifi and friendly staff. Negative: I booked a bed in 4 person's room. Room size was small to have 4 ...

63% 12 March 2016
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Positive: Liked the location & price. Negative: The elevator broke when I was going Down to reception and me and two other guests were stuck in it for 10 minute...

67% 08 March 2016
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Positive: Great location, comfy beds. Negative: Really noisy, music on all night downstairs in main area, ask for higher floors to avoid disturbance but even th...

79% 08 March 2016
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Positive: The location was great, the staff were happy to deal with any of your queries, and the breakfast was great in the morning, to give you the boast you n...

71% 08 March 2016
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Positive: Friendly staff, 24 hour reception, everything extra, such as deodorants and toothpaste can be purchased from the reception. Negative: You have to pay ...

67% 06 March 2016
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Positive: vriendelijk onthaal. Negative: sanitair op kamer, restitutie voor ontbijt ( we moesten om 4u45 in de ochtend al naar de luchthaven)was niet mogelijk, ...

83% 01 March 2016
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Positive: Breakfast dining area is a good quality cafe-restaurant the rest of the time. Good coffee and nice lunches. Negative: Room somewhat cramped

83% 28 February 2016
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Positive: The staff.

75% 27 February 2016
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Positive: Nice and helpful staff. Negative: Toilet 4th floor didn't work during my stay.

79% 25 February 2016
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Positive: Great customer sevice. Negative: Matresses couldve been better

79% 23 February 2016
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Positive: table tennis, breakfasts, pubs and restaurants next to the hostel, staff. Negative: cold water, no lockers in the dorm, entry cards to the room not al...

94% 20 February 2016
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I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived to Avalon and saw our room for the first time. When you pay a very cheap rate you sometimes expect the worst from the...

75% 16 February 2016
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Positive: I liked so much the ubication and the breakfast (it was many food). Negative: The beds can be more comfortable, but it was OK for 3 days.

63% 16 February 2016
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Positive: The location, facilities n stuff were really great!. Negative: Really uncomfortable beds and flat pillows. Ended up with a sore neck and back after my...

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