Double room, 7km from centre

House - Private room · McKee Road, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Double room in a clean, cosy, welcoming home. Quiet, residential area in north Dublin, about 30 minutes from O'Connell St by bus 9 and 83. Close to Botanic Gardens and DCU. Please note: I HAVE A CAT. I only take female guests or couples

Your host, Allyson
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Double room in a clean, cosy, welcoming home. Quiet, residential area in north Dublin, about 30 minutes from O'Connell St by bus 9 and 83. Close to Botanic Gardens and DCU. Please note: I HAVE A CAT. I only take female guests or couples

The Space

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.

Guest Access

Shared bathroom, towels provided. Sorry, but I can't offer cooking facilities as my kitchen is tiny. However, you're free to make tea/coffee or sandwich/snack. 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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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. If you are here for a short stay you should get the Dublin City (website hidden) 5-day pass (about 27.50) which can also be used on the 747 express. The Adult Freedom pass is for 3 days and includes Nite link (late night bus), Airport Express and hop-on, hop-off. Very good value. 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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $14 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $259 /week
Monthly Price: $771 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Pour ma 1°expérience avec airbnb, je suis satisfaite à 100%. Les prestations correspondent bien à l'annonce avec en plus la gentillesse et la disponibilité d'Allyson pour nous accueillir autour d'une tasse de thé réparatrice après le voyage en avion et nous conseiller malgré son emploi du temps chargé. De même, la mise à disposition du plateau thé ou café , le sèche-cheveux dans la chambre, le coup de fil pour réserver le taxi du départ sont des attentions bien appréciées en voyage! Encore merci à Allyson pour la qualité de son accueil.

    May 2014
    Response from Allyson:

    Merci bien, SAndy! It was a pleasure. x

    May 2014
  • Allyson (email hidden) who made us feel very welcome. Highly recommended!

    April 2014
    Response from Allyson:

    And thank you for being so incredibly tidy and organised! Hope you've enjoyed the rest of your trip.

    April 2014
  • This (email hidden) to stay. Allyson was friendly, accommodating and had great tips on places to visit. Very quiet, nice neighborhood. We definitely recommend staying with Allyson!

    April 2014
  • This was my first Airbnb experience and I could not have asked for a better one! Allyson's home was beautiful, and the company was great. Allyson always kept her home warm and comfortable and the room was stunning. Very convenient both from the Airport and easy to get to City Center. Allyson (email hidden) - truly a super experience!

    April 2014
  • Our stay with Allyson was the best! She made us feel so at home, we ended up spending our last day in Dublin just laying about and relaxing. Being a fellow traveler, Allyson had answers to most of our queries before we asked! She helped us get our bus pass (excellent value!) and arranged a taxi for our next stop. Her home is indeed lovely & welcoming.
    The bus to the City Centre stops just across the street, so getting around is no problem. There's also a shopping area about 15 minutes walk away. We loved the SuperValue grocery there - excellent selection & prices.
    We can't wait to visit Dublin & Allyson again!

    April 2014
    Response from Allyson:

    Thanks, Jerald! Hope your trip is going well. :-)

    April 2014
  • Allyson (email hidden) - she gave us so many good information abouts sights and thinks to do in and around Dublin. She was extremely helpfull and we loved her cosy house.

    March 2014
  • thank you ALLYSON to host us a second time all was perfect like the first time we have a great time in your lovely house and we like to come back every afternoon to your nice home

    March 2014
  • Allyson (email hidden)e made sure to let me in even though I arrived quite early in the morning, and even gave me a lift when I needed it without me even asking. I would certainly stay with her again.

    March 2014
    Response from Allyson:

    Thanks, Christin. It was lovely to host you. Good luck with new job.

    March 2014
  • We had a really nice time with Allyson. She welcomed us with tea, and we fell right into conversation around the dining room table. Her place is in a safe, friendly neighborhood right outside of Dublin, so it was conveniant for us to spend time in the city (without paying city prices for a hotel!) and also get to the airport bright and early on our last day in Ireland. I definitely recommend her place!

    February 2014
  • The neighbourhood is nice and well connected to the city centre.
    Allyson's mother was very friendly and kind with us. We haven't seen much of Alllyson during our stay but she was also friendly and polite . Missy, Allyson's cat is a lovely cat and she was very friendly too :-)

    February 2014
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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.
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