life at jacobs inn

The FAQs

1. Is the hostel in the city centre?
If it was any closer, you’d be in the river Liffey! We’re beside the main Bus station (Busaras), just 2 minutes from Connolly Street train stations. The O’Connell Street and Henry Street shopping area is just 5 minutes’ walk away and Temple bar is about 12 minutes’ walk away. Mention the Luas??

2. Is breakfast included in the price?
A Light Continental breakfast is included in the price which includes brown or white toast, butter, jams, cereals, fruit cocktail, juice, tea and coffee and is served between 7:30 am-9.30 am daily. Slept in or want to make your own breakfast? Our self-catering kitchen which is open from 7am. If you’re looking for an “Irish Breakfast” ask at the desk and we’ll recommend a café nearby.

3. Are linen and towels included?
Bed linen is included and beds are made up ready for your arrival. Towels can be hired for €2 - private rooms have towels included.

4. What safe-keeping facilities are provided?
Dormitories have underbed storage baskets with locks for purchase if required (€5 at reception). Private rooms (1- 4 people) come with safes included.

5. Are left-luggage facilities provided?
Large lockers are provided in a secure luggage room. The luggage room is free to use, just bring your own padlock – or buy one at reception for €5! This is ideal if you arrive before check-in time and want to explore, or if you have to check-out before a late flight and want to do a last bit of exploring, without hulking your luggage around.

6. What are the check in and check out times?
Check-in - Anytime after 3pm
Check-out - Before 11am.

7. Does the hostel have a curfew?
No. Dublin is a bit like New York in that way, it never sleeps!
Reception is open 24 hour a day. We just ask that you respect your roommates if coming in late. Quiet is requested between 11pm and 7am in rooms and corridors

8. Are multi-bed rooms – dorms - single sex only?
No, we have unisex rooms, male only dorms and female only dorms. Whatever you want, it’s up to you ….. and your friends!

9. Are any bedrooms En Suite?
All dormitories and private rooms are En Suite, with toilet and shower. There are more communal bathrooms on the landings, so nobody gets caught out!

10. What methods of payment are accepted?
We’re very open minded, we like all types of money: cash, credit cards -MasterCard and Visa, Debit Cards. When making your reservation be sure to give us either a deposit or your credit card, to guarantee the reservation.

11. What if we have to cancel?
If you made an individual standard reservation with us directly, we will accept cancellations up to 72 hours prior to the date of arrival. If cancelled later or in the event of a no show the full balance of the booking will be charged. If you booked through a 3rd party we may require longer – if in doubt, email us. Any Advance purchase 'Pay Now' reservations are unfortunately non-modifiable and non-refundable.

For groups, we require pre payment on bookings of 8 or more persons. Any group cancellations must be made in writing 4 weeks before the arrival date of the group.

12. Do I have to be a member?
The only membership you require is membership of the human race ! Jacobs Inn is proud to be an Independent hostel. We are members of the Independent Holiday Hostels of Ireland Association ( Include Reserve right to refuse admission if behaviour deemed unacceptable)

13. Do I need ID ?
Show us your valid photo identification and have enough money to pay for your bed for the night. It’s that simple!

14. Do you have age restriction?
Groups that include people under 16 must include adults of 18+.
Families travelling with children under age of 16 are welcome but we ask that they book private rooms. Dormitories are not appropriate for family accomodation.

15. Can we bring Alcohol into the Hostel
First of all, you have to be over 18 to drink alcohol in the Republic of Ireland. If you are old enough, you may drink alcohol in kitchen /common areas – but not too much! Drinking is NOT allowed in dormitories and rooms.

16. Can we stay long term? (Max/Min Stay)

You are only able to book a maximum of 14 nights, online and directly as we are a short stay hostel. We also operate a min stay policy for some weekends/events. Should you wish to extend your stay this is entirely at the discression of management. Management also reserve the right to refuse admission.

Lastly, if you’re boozing while others are snoozing, show respect. Please keep the noise levels down between 11pm and 7am.


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