PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING! Double room in a clean, cosy, welcoming home. Quiet, residential area, 7 KM from centre. Close to Botanic Gardens and DCU. Please note: I HAVE A CAT. I only take female guests or couples.
I have lived here for five years and I like my home to be as appealing, comfortable and welcoming as possible. I love hosting with Air BnB and I'm happy to say I have great reviews from the great people who've stayed here.
Shared bathroom, towels provided. My kitchen is tiny so you're free to make tea/coffee or sandwich/snack but it's not available for major cooking. I'll leave a light breakfast out for you in the morning (toast, cereal, tea/coffee).
Interaction with Guests
I'm friendly and helpful and I can give you lots of tips about where to go for the best value and quality in Dublin/Ireland. I enjoy hosting people but I also realise that you'll probably be busy with your own plans or tired/jetlagged so I won't intrude! Sometimes I work from home; sometimes I go out a lot.
My neighbourhood is quiet and safe with nice parks and lots of greenery; only 10 minutes by bus from Botanic Gardens or Andersons Cafe. Very close to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and the famous Gravediggers pub. The no.9 bus stops outside my house and takes you straight to Trinity College and the whole city centre.
COMING FROM THE AIRPORT: The taxi takes about 15 mins and costs about 20 Euro. Please print out my address on (website hidden) Maps before you come (58 McKee ROAD, Finglas) as the taxi drivers don't always know my street. OR you can get the 747 express bus to town (about 6 Euro) and then the 9 bus from O'Connell St to my house (2.65).
No 9 takes you straight to centre and Trinity College from my house. Also on 83 route and quite close to 40 or 140. I go into town all the time by bus or car as my area is very central. I can offer one parking space in my drive. For public transport you can buy a LEAP card. Otherwise you need exact change on the buses.
Other Things to Note
I prefer female guests (travelling solo) or couples/friends. Guests - please get verified on Air BnB and post a photo if you don't mind. I don't accept people who are not verified.
I prefer female guests (travelling solo) or couples/friends. As this is my home, and not a business, I expect guests to respect the space, clean up after themselves if they have breakfast or use the shower etc. Please don't shower after 11 pm. Smoking outside please - loads of space and seating in the back garden. If you come home late at night, please try to be quiet. I will do the same for you when I'm coming home late.
Siamo stati in coppia da Allyson per 5 notti: è stato come essere a casa! Allyson è splendida, ci ha aiutato tantissimo per i nostri spostamenti e ci ha dato ottimi consigli su cosa vedere in città. E' così bello quando si viaggia conoscere persone gentili come lei.
Allyson is a lovely host, her descriptions and explanations on how to get to her house were very clear so we managed to get there without any problems. And when we arrived she gave us a warm welcome. With her descriptions about the house, neighbourhood, distance from the centre etc. she is very honest, so no suprises. During our stay she was always willing to help us or give us tips and advices about where to go and how to travel. Staying with Allyson was a very pleasant and nice (first airbnb) experience! I can really recommend Allyson as your host!
I arrived late at night after a long day of traveling. I was exhausted and so it was comforting to open the door to a friendly face and a clean, organized home. It's a relaxed, quiet environment with a lovely little backyard. My room was comfortable with closet space and lots of natural light. The location is more of a suburb than city. However, it's very easy to access the bus which is located directly across the street. For a short ride on the bus you will be in the middle of the city where it is loud and bustling with people. It was actually nice to come back to the quiet suburb after a long day in the noisy city. It was great meeting Allyson. She was extremely helpful and even called me a cab for the following morning. Thanks for everything Allyson!
First of all, thank you Allyson for this great stay at your place! Honestly, we were disappointed we couldn't stay longer than two nights.
Allyson's place is nice and cosy just as you can see on the pictures. Allyson is a really sweet person, she is helpful and she even waited for us for several hours when our flight was delayed.
I would recommend this place to everyone who wants to spend a really nice time in Dublin!
Thanks again Allyson and plan your trip to Slovakia asap! We would love to see you again,
Veronika & Sylvain
Alison is a great host. She is very friendly and welcomed. Room was very comfortable and cozy. Everything was great. We will definitely recommend them.
It was my pleasure meeting Allyson. She is a very nice person and has been a very good host as well! She is very friendly and ready to help, also she shares her travel experiences and appreciates listening to other people ones'. The room is spacious and functioning. I highly recommend
Allyson a été très accueillante et nous a donné plusieurs indications pendant notre voyage. La chambre était fonctionnelle et le logement n'est pas très loin du centre (en bus 9 environ 30 minutes). Nous recommanderions !
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I'm a teacher of English at a secondary school in Dublin. I love to travel, and recent destinations include Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Czech Republic, France, New York, Connecticut, San Francisco, Venice and Turkey! I hope to visit Morocco on my next 'big' trip. I'm a friendly, respectful, independent guest and I've been hosting for a year now on Air BnB, which has been a very positive experience due to all the lovely, interesting guests who've come to stay at my home. I love helping guests to get the most out of Dublin and have tons of info about the main sights and the less-known, off-the-beaten-track alternatives.
I love books, movies, eating out, cooking and (some) baking, spending time with family and friends.