Please read before booking!Small, single room in a clean, welcoming home. Quiet, residential area, 7 KM from centre by bus 9 and 83. Close to Botanic Gardens and DCU. Please note: I HAVE A CAT. Female guests or couples only.
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 (tea/coffee, cereal, toast).
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. My last guests loved going to the local pubs but I always go into town to socialise around Grafton St and George's St.
PLEASE PRINT BEFORE YOUR TRIP! 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 (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 (2.75). 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 can offer one parking space in my drive. If you are using public transport you can get a LEAP card; otherwise you need exact change on the bus.
Other Things to Note
I prefer female guests (travelling solo) or couples/friends.
The single room is very small and only suitable for short stays. 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. Smoking outside please - loads of space and seating in the back garden. Please don't shower after 11 pm.
This was my first experience with Airbnb and Allyson made it a great one. I lost my phone the first day and she was very helpful helping me find it. Her place is lovely, as described and within easy walking distance of bus stops. It was great, I'd highly reccommend her place. Thanks Allyson!
For my first Air BnB experience, as well as my first solo trip abroad, staying with Allyson was a dream!! She is an amazing host! I got to Dublin in the morning, then mixed up where she lives (I know McKee Ave is the first one that pops up on (website hidden) maps, but it's McKee ROAD. So embarrassing lol!) but Allyson was really super helpful, and gave me information on the bus system and where to get change etc, gave me a map of her area and a map of Dublin - she couldn't have been nicer! I really appreciated all the maps and extra info and definitely used them throughout my stay. The room was lovely, and Allyson's cat is so adorable! I enjoyed cuddling with Missy :) Definitely would recommend Allyson to a friend! I had a great time and wish I could have stayed longer.
Really nice stay with Allyson who is very open to discussion, I really enjoyed it.
The nieghbourhood is very quiet and nice and the bus is easy and direct.
Everything was perfect for a first stay in Dublin, I strongely recommend!
I enjoyed my stay at Allyson's a lot. She is the most amazing host, very friendly and communicative with an interest in foreign countries and dishes. She is providing basic breakfast in the fridge and you are free to use the kitchen to cook if you want. I felt very welcome and was pleased with our chats. The house is lovely and the area calm, so at night it is very silent outsite. It must be great to sit on the bench in the backyard in spring or summer. The bus station is directly in front of the house, it connects Finglas, which is in the very north of the city, with the heart of Dublin in about 20 minutes. It is advisable to get a Leap Card in one of the shops or at Heuston station for it reduces the price for tickets and makes paying them much easier since you usually need the exact change. It is a 5 minutes walk from Allyson's house to shops like Tesco and Spar. By bus you reach Glasnevin Cemetery, the Botanic Gardens or Croke Park in no time. If you have any questions, Allyson will help. Thanks a million, Allyson, those three weeks spun away and I am looking forward to return soon.
Allyson was a wonderful host! She was very kind and accommodating. The house is very close to the airport and has parking for a small car. It's just a short walk to town with a bus stop to the City Centre just across the street. The single room was small, clean, and perfect for my needs. Plenty of tourist information was available in the room, and Allyson had some wonderful suggestions for other destinations. Tea, coffee, toast, and cereal are available for breakfast.
Allyson is so amazing, from bus tours to if I needed taxis she took care of everything! The bus service is fantastic from her house. Also the place is so clean! I'm staying with her when I visit Ireland again.
Allyson was an outstanding host! I could not have asked for a better first AirBNB experience. She she so warm and welcoming! The room was so cozy and I just feel so lucky that she was able to accept my request so promptly! The room was the perfect size, the WiFi worked perfectly, and the public transportation was very reliable to/from the city center. Allyson truly goes above and beyond in providing her guests with all the information they could possibly need including restaurant, day trip, and pub suggestions! Would not hesitate to book again! Thanks Allyson!
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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.