Abigails Hostel Dublin

Abigails Hostel Dublin Review – Good And Bad Points

Abigails Hostel Dublin Review

Thinking of staying in Dublin? Not sure where to stay, should you stay in a hostel or a hotel? Well, I normally recommend a hostel in any traveling situation where possible. So here I am reviewing one of the highest reviewed Hostel in the Heart of Dublin. It’s got some great points and some points that are not so great but these points are all my own opinion.

I was not paid in any way to write this review. (All the opinions are my personal ones and my experiences may be different to yours)

Basic Details 

Address: 7-9 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 DX56, Ireland

Price: Competitive

Where to Book: www.hostelworld.com

Abigails hostel Dublin

The Positives and the Negatives

Let’s start with all the positives, Then move on to the negatives.  By the end of this article, you should have an idea if you want to stay in Abigail’s hostel in Dublin.


The best thing about Abigal’s Hostel is its location, perfect distance from everything. It’s located right next to the main high street, but not close that you get all the noise. This is the same for the temple bar area, which is located just behind.

The hostel itself is not far from the Ha’ Penny bridge and is a lovely area at night.

Ha' Penny Bridge Dublin at Night

Not far at all from the hostel!


I wouldn’t say the floors were so clean you could eat your dinner off them. But the fact it was clean is a big deal for a hostel so I thought I would give it a mention.

Free Breakfast

I didn’t know this hostel had free breakfast when booking it and I must say it was a pleasant surprise. Not going to big it up much as it was a “hostel Breakfast” but free food is free food.

Tours and Pub Crawls

While staying there I went on the Pub crawl, which was amazing and the Tour of Cliffs of Moher and Galway 

I am going to write some reviews on the tours itself so stay tuned.

Cliffs Of Moher

Cliffs Of Moher


The hostel did have a couple of negatives and they were more in the way of my personal preferences.


The lockers are one of my biggest things when visiting a hostel, As I feel the better the lockers the better the security. These lockers had two issues;

  1. The fact the was located under the beds. Fine if it’s in the day but early in the morning and late at night when you have to get something you will wake up the person on the bottom bunk trying to get your stuff. (plus image waking up to someone crouched down next to your bed)
  2. You could see what was in the lockers and the fact there was holes meant you couldn’t put items lose in the lockers.

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Heads up: Make sure you have a locker for a hostel locker

Communal areas and The lack of atmosphere

The small communal area doesn’t help the fact there is no atmosphere in the place. This is because no one sits down downstairs so they sit in their rooms and no one talks in their rooms and then… no atmosphere. This is not a problem if you are traveling as a group but not best as a solo traveler.

Abigails hostel Dublin

Downstairs communal area… No charge points that are free, and looks like a school canteen


Toilets and showers

I’m never a fan of shared toilets and showers inside and shared room. This is because it can be noisy, dirty and smelly but these weren’t actually the problems with these toilets. The problem was the size and the fact it was nearly impossible to get changed in the rooms without hitting the walls

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Overall Thoughts and ratings

Would I stay here again, Yes. It might have had some negatives but it wouldn’t put me off staying here. I would give the hostel a 3.5 out of 5 and would have probably given it a better review if I wasn’t staying there as a solo traveler.

Thanks for reading

I hope you enjoyed my review on Abigal’s Hostel in Dublin and you enjoy your time in Dublin.

If you are visiting Dublin, I would recommend visiting the Guinness Storehouse, You can read my review on it here: Guinness Storehouse Tour Dublin -Good For Non-Beer Drinkers?

If you want to see more reviews on Ireland, Check out Europe – Tips, Hacks And Some Funny Articles then scroll down all the Republic of Ireland Articles

Don’t forget to smash it.

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