Hotel was lovely, clean and very central. However, staff were very unsure about certain queries e.g. Parking. Could not tell us before hand the rate for parking. Just gave us a "guess". When we were leaving they told us we didn't need the ticket stamped, that we were to just say that we had stayed at The Mercantile. This was not correct and resulted in us not getting any discount off parking and had to pay the full price as we did not have time to return to the hotel to get it stamped. Also, there is no chance of checking in before 3pm. Even if rooms are ready.
This is one of the better hostels. Rooms hold as few as 2 people all the way up to dozens. We chose a four person room, and the price was great. The continental breakfast was simple, but filling. There was a lift, too, which was extremely nice. It is on Fleet Street in Temple Bar, so bring ear plugs if you are sensitive to noise. I am a light sleeper and had no problem with the ear plugs. People who choose to stay in a hostel need to remember that they are NOT hotel rooms. You will be bunking with strangers, the rooms will be small, there is no daily maid service, and you will have to share a toilet and shower. However, you will meet many nice people and have a really fun time.
My daughter and I stayed in Temple Bar Hotel for 5 nights in August. We found the location was excellent as it is in the heart of the entertainment and tourist area of Temple Bar.
We both absolutely loved it.
The hotel was an excellent experience, clean and welcoming throughout our stay. The hotel is located in a fantastic place with all the hustle and bustle of Dublin on the doorstep! Would stay there whenever I'm in Dublin.
A very comfortable hotel, set in a busy street in the heart of the tourist quarter. Difficult to access by car (one way systems, road works, bus lanes, rush hour, tourists etc) but I'd stay there again.
Staying in Dublin City to see a concert. The hotel is just around the corner from the venue which meant a couple of minutes walk. No need for taxi's everything within walking distance, loved it, the location was perfect , highly recommended.
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