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.
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.
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 !!!
We had the most wonderful time at Allyson's place and can strongly recommend her as host! Her house is in a quiet neigbourhood in a suburb. During the day the bus to the city center runs every 15 minutes, the bus stop is right in front of the house and it takes 30 minutes to arrive at the center. Allyson was helping us whenever she could. She has very valuable information prepared for her guests regading public transport, places to eat and shop. For other information like going to the theatre, day trips outside of Dublin, etc. she was always happy to give recommendations. We also enjoyed talking to Allyson about all different kind of things at the breakfast table or when returning from our daily programme. We just felt very comfortable at Allyson's house so that we would love to stay with her again should we return to Dublin.
My stay at Allyson's was great! It was the exact experience described in the listing. Allyson was very sweet and accommodating but also quite professional. She was prepared with detailed instructions & suggestions in writing and also willing to spend some time talking about the city. My room was wonderful & even had an extra heater for those cold Ireland nights! I enjoyed a quiet breakfast looking out into the garden. The kittie is also very sweet :) thanks Allyson!!
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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.
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