True centre! Comfortable, quiet artist's home
True centre! Comfortable, quiet artist's home


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This comfortable, quiet double bedroom is only a minutes walk from Dublin's main street! It's easy to get to from the airport which is only a thirty minutes drive away. This spacious apartment faces a shared roof garden, away from traffic noise and is filled with original artwork. The neighbourhood includes great bookstores, food shops, a famous art museum, cinemas, and one street away is one of Dublin's main shopping streets. Many restaurants, pubs and cafes are nearby. LGBT friendly.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 10AM - 11PM
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $6 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $461
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Description

The space

This calm double bedroom is in a three bedroom apartment with a spacious kitchen/ living room.

As well as the amenities listed I provide guests with adapters and umbrellas. The curtain has blackout fabric to help you sleep during the short Summer nights and is well insulated, warm and cozy in Winter.
There is a comfy seat for reading and two reading lamps. There's plenty of room for clothing with a wardrobe and two sets of drawers. Suitcases can be stored either under the bed, or if they're large, in the living room.
The bathroom is shared but each guest has their own storage space.

The apartment has plenty of space and is decorated in an eclectic style. There is a sheltered patio area for outdoor sitting.
There's free wifi and a small library of books and dvds for you to use in the living room. There's also free tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

Guest access

As well as your own bedroom you will have access to the bathroom (shared), kitchen/ living room, balcony area and roof garden.

Interaction with guests

You'll see me mostly in the evenings or the weekends as I work during most days. I sometimes socialize with guests then.

The neighborhood

The location really could not be better! It's in the absolute centre of Dublin, so it's close to everywhere yet just far enough away from the nightclubs in the South city centre to be a perfect location for sleeping too. The main tourist attractions are within an easy walking distance from here.

The main train and bus stations are within easy walking distance as is the nearest Luas station (light rail system). There's even a Dublin bike depot outside the front door on your right!

O'Connell Street, Dublin's main street, is just around the corner where buses leave for ever destination in the city, including the Dublin tour buses.

The GPO building is on this street, the focal point of the Easter Rising, along with various department stores and shops.

This part of Parnell St stretches from the Gate and Olympic theatres to the UGC cinema. In between there's a supermarket, a truly brilliant bookstore and a range of cafes and take-aways.

On Parnell Square, the block just north of here, is the Municipal Gallery with the famous Hugh Lane collection of fine art. This is free to enter and boasts a fine collection of late 19th and early 20th century art. This hosts free classical concerts every Sunday. Chapter One (a michelin star restaurant) is on this block along with the garden of Remembrance park.

Just opposite the apartment building is Moore street, the ancient, cobbled, open air fruit and vegetable market. Walk down this street and you'll come to Henry Street, one of Dublin's two main, very busy shopping streets.

At the other end of Parnell Street is Capel street which leads down to the river across the bridge from Dublin Castle. This street has dozens of pubs of different character, live music venues and restaurants.

If you cross the river (about a ten minute walk from here) you'll be in Temple bar where there's a wide variety of late night bars, clubs, cafes and more eclectic shops.

Getting around

There's every kind of public transport nearby.

The city centre in Dublin is compact so all of the main tourist attractions are within walking distance of this apartment.

Buses to everywhere in Dublin, including the bus tours of Dublin, leave from O'Connell St, around the corner. There is a Dublin bike (free bike hire) depot on Parnell St a minutes walk from the apartment building. The Luas (tram) stop on Abbey St is a five minute walk away. The main train station, Connolly station, is a 25 minute walk away. The main bus station, Bus Aras, is a 30 minute walk away.

From the airport any Dublin city bus that says "city centre" will bring you to O'Connell St, as will the aircoach (more expensive) or a taxi. From O'Connell St you're only a few minutes walk from the apartment building.

Other things to note

I hope that you'll feel very welcome here, like you're at a friend's home while you stay.

The living room is where I sew and make crafts so may be slightly cluttered at times.

I do keep the apartment clean but the floors and rugs are old and so have many marks on them.

I'm from here and know this city and the country very well so feel free to ask me about anywhere you'd like to go or about things you'd like to do.


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 10AM - 11PM

Keep noise levels low especially after 10pm.
Use the expel-air before a shower and leave it on for about ten minutes after it.
Only smoke outside on the patio.
Leave the kitchen as you found it.
Shower only between 8am and 11pm.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
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Natasha User Profile
June 2017
Niamh was a kind and helpful host who offered many recommendations for daily outings. Overall though, many things occurred that have left me to leave the following not so gentle, but very honest review. Upon arrival, Niamh met us at the front of the building but directed us to walk all the way around back, with our luggage, after walking from the bus station, due to the landlords not approving of her use of airbnb and her not wanting to cause a scene. She instructed us to leave the same way upon departure. This whole situation made us very uncomfortable and feel very unwelcome. She even went as far as to instruct us to tell anyone who asked that we were staying with "a friend." During the initial walk through, Niamh informed us there were two other travelers staying at the apartment. This equates to a total of 5 people sharing 1 bathroom with very, very limited hot water and space. It would have been very nice to know this beforehand, as I would not have booked the apartment. The floors in this apartment are incredibly loud, and the walls are paper thin. There was one instance when I woke up around midnight to my friend next to me snoring. I laughed briefly, and was immediately confronted with an airbnb message from Niamh telling us to be quiet as sound travels easily and it was late. Although she was a kind person, and the apartment was centrally located, I would not recommend this apartment. I ESPECIALLY would not recommend this apartment to anyone interested in exploring and enjoying the Dublin nightlife. The only suitable travelers for this unit are people who don't mind sharing a cramped space and plan on being in bed and quiet at 9pm. Sad to say, but this was our most uncomfortable stay in the whole 2 weeks visiting Ireland.

David User Profile
June 2017
Great place. Niamh was more than helpful and went out of her way to make us feel at home. Was great company and easy to talk to. Recommend this place to anyone.

Viera User Profile
May 2017
Niamh was a great host and extremely friendly. Very easy and very pleasant to have around. The area the apartment is located is fairly centrally and I was able to walk to all locations.

Attracta User ProfileAttracta is a superhost.
May 2017
Well, This was my first Airbnb experience as a guest and what a joy!. Niamh's apartment was very easy to find and check-in was warm, welcoming and informative. Niamh had a good city map and a list of the restaurants in the area and was ready and happy to share her knowledge. Her Artistic career and nature is well displayed in her cozy, relaxing and charming home. Her eclectic spaces pair modern, period and vintage pieces with style and flair. The kitchen, decorated with magnificent innovative hand crafted tiles is well equipped. I enjoyed lovely restful sleep in the calmly dressed comfortable bedroom. The shower was invigorating with lots of hot water, fresh towels and toiletries. There is a beautiful decorative garden balcony just off the living area. I would love to have had the opportunity to sit and read for a while. Niamh provided a set of keys so I could come and go with ease. Thank you Niamh for everything. I would heartily recommend your 'True Centre' home to other guests.

Jamie User Profile
May 2017
Niamh is very warm and welcoming. The apt is very close to the airport shuttle stop and downtown (but rather far from UCD, which is what I needed, and ended up being 40-60min. away by bus). Nice, comfy bed and quite clean, but you hear every breath in that house-bring ear plugs!

Emily User Profile
May 2017
Niamh was a great host and extremely friendly! The check in went smoothly and she had maps and restaurant suggestions already prepared for us. She respected our privacy but was glad to interact with us as well. The location was perfect, all our day trips pick-up points were a 5 minute walk away and all Dublin sites were reachable in under a 30 minute walk. The room was clean and spacious enough for two people Highly recommended host!

Rebekka User Profile
April 2017
We stayed with Niamh from 12th April to 17th April and it was a perfect stay. We had our own set of keys and could come and go as we wanted. The location of the apartment is perfect, very close to O'Connell Street and all the main attractions are within walking distance. I've been to Dublin before but Niamh's room was one of the best places that I've stayed. I absolutely recommend her cozy apartment.

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Dublin, Ireland · Joined in April 2014
Niamh User Profile

Hello. I'm an Irish artist and teacher who's been living in Dublin for many years. I have a wide range of interests including hiking, reading, films, photography, every craft imaginable, science, history and am a keen rugby fan. My favourite places to travel are deep in any unspoilt countryside or old, busy cities like Amsterdam or Prague.
As a host I love talking with guests and finding out about life in other countries but as I make art at home and sometimes go out of an evening I won't around all the time.

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