I love travelling and reckon I have clocked up about 75 countries so far! i am a keen snowboarder too; the last place i got to do this was Lake Tahoe.
Derek is a nice guy which is very easy to interact with. I had the chance to stay for a week and I felt like in home.
The room is very spacious and nice. One simple bus connects to the city center, and Derek helps you with everything you need to know! :)
Derek was fantastic! When we got there he supplied us with a Dublin travel book and a map, and marked places we should go and bus stops we should use. He completely opened his home to us. The room was great, too, and the bed was really comfortable. All in all, we had a great stay with no complaints.
Derek was a really welcoming, helpful in all, very nice and friendly.
The house is very pretty and the double room is really cozy and comfortable, he helped us in everything.
He showed us transport for the city centre.
City center is at 20 minutes by bus
Bardzo fajna kwatera. Pokój był czysty i spełniał wszystkie nasze wymagania. Pozostałe części mieszkania lekko nadgryzione zębem czasu, więc tu i ówdzie przydałby się mały remont. Nie stanowiło to jednak problemu podczas naszego pobytu. Derek był bardzo uprzejmy i pomocny i w każdej chwili można było na nim polegać. Autobus do centrum znajdował się tuz obok domu, a podróż trwała ok 25 min. Polecam pełnym sercem!
Me and my partner had the most amazing stay at Dereks. Cozy, private room with a big bed and loads of room to relax. Derek is a great host who makes you feel at home and can provide you with info about basically everything you'd like to know :-) Nice breakfast and good connections to the city center. I highly recommend him as a host if you're visiting Dublin!
I stayed in Dereck's appartment for one week. I travelled alone and it was the best accomodation. He picked me at the airport so I didn't have to look for his appartment. He was always available to discuss but you could stay alone if you want too. He was really helpfull and gave me a lot of advices.
The room is bigger than that you can see on the picture.
I would definitely recommend this place for anyone who travel alone and want a place safe and welcoming.
My boyfriend and I had a great time at Derek's place. Derek was very friendly and helpful. He immediately provided us with a lot of information on shopping, the bus route, the city centre etc and a city map. The place itself is very nice and situated near the city centre.
I can definitely recommend Derek's place to everybody visiting Dublin.
Derek is a kind host and he is helpful to help me in every my desire. The room is very big and comfortable. Derek's home is near to a shopping centre and to the bus stop (9 - 83 - 140: the bus ticket costs 2,40 euros) that bring me to the city centre. I wanna recommend you to book with Derek if u have to stay in Dublin.
Derek is a very kind host and was very flexible with my check-in time. Derek is a night owl, but he woke up early to pick me up at the airport with no problem. While I was staying in Ireland there was a bus strike for a couple of days, but he gave me a ride to the city and he also recommended a taxi cab that gave me a discount. The apartment is very close to the shopping and grocery store, so it helped my budget since I was able to buy some food at the grocery store. The apartment is very close to the bus stop and it's very easy to get to the city. It drops you off at O'Connell Street which only took about 26 minutes. I highly recommend Derek's Airbnb. He is a great host and don't forget to bring him a fridge magnet from your country! :)
Derek is a lovely, friendly, helpful guy. He was in touch from before I left for my trip, and gave lots of useful advice on everything from bus passes to airport transport, and he made sure there was breakfast food in the house.
However, although he quit smoking a little while ago, his apartment smells strongly of smoke. If this bothers you, this isn't the right place for you.
excellent guests: nice, clean, friendly. it was easy to relate positively with them.
hope to see them again !!
You're guaranteed a laugh (if you're looking for one) but also a chilled and relaxed atmosphere with a very laid back easy going lad.. Fantastic location, good company and advice on whats hot and happening in the 'Big Smoke' of Dublin city. Highly recommend you give Derek a call ! :)
If you want to start your holiday with great adventures you have to stay with derek,he lives in a great location,a free local guide with all the travel tips you wll never read in a travel guide,it is worldwide known how friendly and helpfull the irish are and derek will not dissapoint
...whether you're looking for peace and quiet or a lively tour of the real Dublin, then you'll be hard pushed to find a more accommodating host. Derek's really easy going, always happy to help and comes complete with an encyclopedia of fascinating travel stories and the lowdown of all things Irish. I'd just say; look no further because you're not going to find a better place to stay!
I've known Derek for years - couldn't imagine a better person to stay with. He's traveled the world and knows loads about Dublin life. You won't be stuck for conversation, good cooking or practical advice. Highly recommended.
Derek was very easy to get along with (doesn't sing loudly in the shower) and the bed in the spare room is very good! The surroundings of the house are quiet en it is an easy commute into town. Recommended!