Dublin Spire, Dublin

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The very first attraction you spot when you visit Dublin will likely be Dublin Spire, a huge, stainless-steel monument reaching 121.2 m (398 ft) in height. Ian Ritchie Architects' simple and elegant monument looks like someone stuck a giant pin in the city. Although the monument seems to disappear in the sky at dusk, lights at the bottom and top of the pin are illuminated at night. The spire does not have an observation deck, but visitors can snap great pictures from O'Connell Street. A visit to Dublin Spire represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dublin trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Ideal to use as a meeting point, otherwise I would view it a monumental unimaginative waste of money. A perfect symbol of the pin that burst the economic bubble circa six years after construction. If ...  more »
  • it marks a spot as a person from dublin i still cannot belive they could not have come up with better a shame on us i see it every day  more »
  • The spire which was the tallest structure in Dublin city center is near the main post office If you wanna have a nice meeting point and spire will be your best choice  more »
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  • Facilities in my 4 bed room were good (bathroom etc) as well as the common areas and breakfast. Despite this, my stay here was probably the worst I have ever experienced at a hostel. I have stayed at a number of hostels in different countries and I have never experienced something like this. On my first day, a jacket went missing from my room - a 4-bed I was sharing with my sister and two other people. Despite following this up multiple times with the Manager (I believe his name is Joao) the situation was never clarified (and my jacket never appeared) but at the time it went missing nobody was in the room. You needed a card to get in so it shocked me when this happened. When I went to the staff about this, the response from management was disgraceful, they offered absolutely no help at all and I was not treated well (I would like to point out that this does not extend to all staff, some of them were more understanding but management was not). For the remainder of my stay, in addition to having to feel overly preoccupied about my belongings, I had to put up with some really unfriendly attitudes from the staff (again, some of them, not everybody). I was particularly surprised that after being quite understanding with the hostel who said they needed time to look into the situation, we ended up checking out with no contact whatsoever from them with a final answer. So I strongly DO NOT recommend this place, it's a shame.
  • You have to make your own bed, I couldn’t get the wifi to work, the beds were very creaky so if anyone in the room got up it would wake you. No locked storage available in the room itself, and not enough outlets for everyone. Limited interactions with the staff were good.
  • Rooms are clean and beds are comfortable and there is free wifi but the noise from outside and from other people in the house made me wake up several times and kept me awake. And I'm not easy to be disturbed by that.
  • Good, be aware that you may need to carry your full filled luggage upto 4th floor through the narrow stairs
  • Awesome staff, very helpful, and always around to be of assistance. Free breakfast to boot!

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Where to stay in Dublin

Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
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