Isaacs Hostel

Top choice hostel in North of the Liffey

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8.2 out of 10

The northside's best hostel – actually for atmosphere alone it's the best in town – is in a 200-year-old wine vault just around the corner from the main bus station. With summer barbecues, live music in the lounge, internet access, colourful dorms and even a sauna, this terrific place generates consistently good reviews from backpackers and other travellers.

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Situated within an atmospheric 19th century wine store, the Isaacs Hostel offers affordable accommodation in the heart of Dublin. With free WiFi, the award-winning hostel is just 200 metres from Connolly Station and 100 metres from the central bus station. It is also the only hostel in Dublin with a sauna. Rooms have shared bathrooms facilities. Hairdryers, hair straighteners, ironing equipment, and laundry facilities are available. In the mornings, Isaacs Hostel offers a complimentary simple breakfast. The hostel has a communal kitchen, where guests can prepare their own meals. Free tea and coffee is available all day. There is a basement TV lounge with seating, a pool table, table football, and table tennis. Trinity College, Dublin Castle, and Temple Bar are within a 10-minute walk. Shops, restaurants, and pubs are all close by. With a 24-hour front desk, the Isaacs Hostel has helpful staff who can provide tourist information and tour bookings. Families travelling with children under the age of 16 are required to book private rooms.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.
Children under 17 years cannot sleep in dormitory rooms shared with other guests. Families travelling with children under the age of 17 are required to book private rooms. The property only accepts bookings from guests aged 17 years onward. Bookings cannot be accepted from anyone under 17 years of age, and guests will be refused check-in.

Guests travelling in pairs/groups and are wishing to be in the same dorm room are required to request this prior to arrival with the property directly. The property suggests booking private rooms or whole dorms if guests want to ensure staying together. Subject to availability.

In line with the hotel's group policy, a security deposit may be charged on the day of arrival. This will be refunded at departure if no damages are incurred during the stay.

During busy periods, the accommodation may ask you to move rooms (to a room of the same type, or an upgrade). It is possible that members of your group may not be allocated the same room.

Please note that maximum length of stay is 14 nights. This applies cumulatively to separate bookings in a 6 month period.

Features of Isaacs Hostel


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage


  • Sauna


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Family rooms
  • Games room
  • Internet services
  • Billiards
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Library
  • Tour desk
  • Ticket service
  • Wifi
  • Entertainment staff
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Board games/puzzles


  • Free WiFi available