To have all the amenities in the heart of Dublin but with a village feel that is what Rathmines has to offer.
15 min walk from St Stephens Green, Rathmines has the true Dublin feel, with shops, bars and numerous bus routes within 7min of the core of Dublin
The bright and spacious bedroom accommodates 2 people comfortably, with plenty of towels and wardrobe space. There is also tea and coffee facility in the bedroom as well as the use of the kitchen. There is a shared toilet with a seperate bathroom also shared. The living space is available to use by the guests if you want to unwind in front of the fire and have a chat.
All guests will have access to lounge and fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast of fruit, cereal, toast, cheeses,ham and teas/coffee/juice as complimentary.
Interaction with Guests
Julien and I work full-time but we do encourage our guests to interact with us when available so we can direct them in the right direction for the perfect Dublin break
Rathmines has the village feel within a large city. It has plenty of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cinemas, bars, leisure centres and swimming pool all at your door step. With some of the best trad sessions in Dublin available in the local pubs, some might say it’s the true Dublin untainted by the tourist traps.
Getting around Rathmines couldn’t be easier! Everything is on the one straight street which leads back into Dublin city centre. There are numerous bus routes that go through Rathmines which operate from 7am till 11.30. They pass by every 5 to 10 min to Temple Bar and city centre area. If you choose to get a taxi, they are available 1 minute away from the house.
There is street parking available but it is metered during day time.
We do not allow smoking in the bedroom, but if you wish to use the living room that’s fine. Sorry no pets, and just treat our home with respect.
Relax and enjoy!
We fell in love with Dublin after this visit. The first thing that caught my eyes was the brick building and the Georgian style red door (I told myself I'll have one of these regardless of the country). John welcomed us as soon as we got there without even having to ring the door bell.
The flat is just the way it's described. Well, you might say the description is not accurate when you'll feel the actual cosy feeling, which one can't feel just by reading a text.
The bed will make even the pickiest person fall asleep in it. But before that, we had to eat the chocolate that lay on it, otherwise we'd have made a mess. If you come from the continent and bring your whole technology with you, don't worry about plug adapters. The tea selection box turned me into a posh gentleman sipping tea in the morning.
The white cupboard and the hearth brought up the nostalgia in me. If you spend some time indoors, there are books and dvds.
What I enjoyed the most was the fact that we could spend time with the hosts in the living room and stay for a chat, not just the "I'm-a-tourist-give-me-some-tips" kind of conversation. Well of course, you get that as well, even a map.
If you liked to feel that you're a part of Dublin, and not just a tourist in a hotel, this would make a good choice.
Sebs and Dana
WOW! My first AirBnb experience was a tremendous success. The short time my friend and I spent at J&J's place was great. The two are absolutely friendly, fun to be with and talk to in the evening while watching discovery science. We had few but lovely moments together!
The room and the flat are even nicer in real life but the pictures on AirBnb definitely show how their place looks like. Everything is clean and absolutely cosy. It just felt so warm and a little bit like home! There were little chocolates in our bed and lots of towels. There was plenty to eat for breakfast - cereals, fruits, yoghurts, coffee, cheese, ham.... Just perfect! Couldn't have been better!
We spent a great time in Dublin and fell in love with this beautiful city. We had a great time with John and Julien at their lovely place just a 15 minutes bus ride from the city centre.
We would definitely come back to stay with them and we would love to spent an evening at Mother Reillys just across the street with these two guys! We will never forget this trip.
A big THANKS for everything and see you next time :)
All the best,
Luisa & Maggie
This was my second time using airbnb and very positive. John and Julien's place is fabulously located for best bars......eating places......shops and transport. Buses....plenty along the road. Easy to get to using bus or taxi from the airport. Their place is very clean, room excellent.....plenty of towels....tea/coffee etc. And the flat is lovely and warm. Their home has a warm feeling and the guys are friendly, helpful and welcoming. Breakfast was plentiful. I would definitely stay here again.
Nous avons passé deux nuits chez John et Julien. C'était super bien. La chambre est hyper confortable et très propre. l'appartement est très cosy avec un poêle dans le salon qui nous a permis de nous reposer au chaud avec un café dès notre arrivée. John et Julien sont très accueillants et sympathiques. Le petit déjeuné est très complet, nous avons pu nous servir ce que nous voulions et nous avons beaucoup apprécié ce point. Nous nous sommes crû à la maison.
Nous avons adoré notre séjour à Dublin. L'appartement est à seulement 10 minutes en bus de temple bar. Nous sommes rentrés tous les soirs en taxis pour 11 euros seulement.
Je conseille vivement cette chambre et nous y retournerons pour notre prochain voyage à Dublin.
Wir waren von 1.-5. Januar bei John und Julien. Wir fühlten uns sehr wohl und willkommen. Das Zimmer war bei der Ankunft sehr liebevoll hergerichtet, mit frischen Handtüchern, Tee, Wasser und Schokobons :-) auf den Kissen.
Während unseres Aufenthaltes hatten unsere Gastgeber stets ein offenes Ohr für Fragen und waren auch immer bemüht um unser Wohlbefinden.
Die Wohnung an sich ist sauber und liebevoll eingerichtet, die Lage perfekt. In nicht mal 10 Minuten ist man im Zentrum per Bus, wobei wir auch gelaufen sind, was in diesem Viertel Dublins zu keiner Zeit ein Problem ist.
Wir würden jeder Zeit wieder kommen!!
R & M
Lovely accommodation and great location. John and Julien were very welcoming. Really enjoyed the stay!
Situé dans un quartier agréable et très bien desservi par les bus passant par le centre-ville, la chambre et l'appartement sont propres et nous ont apporté tout le confort dont nous avions besoin pendant notre séjour. John et Julien sont des hôtes accueillants et bienveillant qui n'ont pas hésité à nous aider à faciliter au mieux notre découverte de Dublin.
Hi, we're John and Julien. We are a couple living together for the last 8 years in Dublin. Julien is orginally from France and has loved Ireland so much that he's been here for the last 13 years. I'm Irish, born in Limerick and living in Dublin for 8 years.
We love travelling exploring new cities, people and culture.
As we are both well traveled we have tried to create a restful gem for the wary traveler with all the things that wouldn't fit in your suitcase at your disposal.