About this listing
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.
Allyson is a lovely person and a wonderful host. She made me feel very welcome (with a lovely pot of tea) and was very helpful.
She has an information sheet that tells you how to get into town on the bus, where to eat and suggestions as to places to visit.
She is willing to add her local knowledge and this is very beneficial.
The number 9 bus which stops a few metres away is very handy as it stops in town relevant to day tour departure points. It goes every 15 - 20 minutes.
The room was very clean, light, airy and comfortable. Perfect for a rest day.
There is a corner shop down the road, a Tescos 5 minutes walk away and a pub around the corner.
Thank you Allyson for making my stay so pleasant and enjoyable in your charming house.
Allyson did a great job hosting. The room and accommodations were as specified in her listing. She provided tea and breakfast each morning which was fabulous. In addition to the room, she provided tips on where to go and she had brochures of various sight-seeing options as well as maps. The bus was very convenient to take from her house and it took between 25-45 minutes to get to Dublin city center depending on traffic. Via taxi, it took about 20 minutes. This was my first airbnb experience and it was very delightful.
It was my first experience in airbnb and I couldn´t found a better host. Allyson is friendly and kind and she always help me giving tips to visit places and how to get there. The house is in a quiet neighborhood and you have the bus stop just in front of the house. I really enjoy the airbnb experience in Allyson´s house.
Thanks for all Allyson!
Staying with Allyson was a lovely introduction to Ireland. She had so much information on good things to do in her local area, as well as Ireland in general. The house was clean and cosy, and in a quiet neighbourhood. Allyson is super lovely, she even picked us up from town because of the bus strike! Definitely a great first Air b&b experience.
Alison is a wonderful hostess! She willingly helped me with all my issues (which were many). She also has a wonderful good cat!
Thanks to Alison for nice and interesting holiday in Ireland!
Allyson is a wonderful host - right from the time I entered to the time I left, she made me feel completely at home! Her place is warm and cozy, and in a very quiet neighborhood thanks to which I slept really well all the time I was there. She gave me her recommendations for things to see in the city and places to eat at, which I I really appreciated! The bus from the city centre stops right outside her house, which made it really easy to commute, even late at night. Thanks Allyson for making my stay such a lovely experience, and do write to me if you plan to travel to India! :-)
From the beginning of my arrival at Alyson I felt comfortable extreme. She gave me very good tips, especially since I'm interested in culture. The room was very warm furnishings. In the morning there was a sweet breakfast with coffee or tea. She is the fastest bus catcher in Dublin (she knows what I mean!). It's been a great pleasure to stay there. Very easy to reach by bus (No 9) to the city center and the airport is only 20 minutes away by taxi to the. Thank you for everything !!!
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About the Host, Allyson
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.