About the Homestay
I live in a 3 bedroom home in Finglas with my partner and my dog Lexi. I have 2 bedrooms available for guests 1 single and 1 double room. Being very close to the city centre it's an ideal location for those wanting to experience real Dublin life students or tourists. I love cooking so am more than happy to cook dinner for you during your stay too.
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is located in Finglas on the North side of Dublin city. It's close to DCU, 25 mins walk.
I am also very convenient for the city centre only 20 mins on bus #40 into city centre. There is also a direct bus #3 to the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. Tolka Valley Park is closeby too.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No overnight visitors allowed
Smoking is not allowed.
Nothing short of fantastic!
Friendly host..room very small and cooking in kitchen was not encouraged.
I spent New Year’s Eve and day in Dublin so 2 nights in the homestay. The first evening and when I arrived my host was welcoming and friendly . But after this evening I didn’t see her at all. The house was pretty cold with the heating only on on occasions. I felt the room could have been made more cosy and maybe a tv provided. The cost for these two nights was €120 which was more than usual I believe due to new year. I do think for this amount maybe breakfast could have been offered.
The room hasn't been cleaned, well I didn't mind much the floor but the sheets...
The bathroom is always dirty, perhaps due to other guests but still. Nearest place to eat something not fried is 20min walk away. Though it's true I haven't asked for a meal, neither was I offered one.
This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
Lorraine is very friendly and helpful. There is a bus 1 minute from the house that leaves downtown in about 25 minutes. If I had to say something bad it would be that there was a lack of space in the closets to leave our things.
The rest is great!
Home from home, pleasant and quiet, will stay here again. Thanks Lorraine
Nice place, host very helpful. Recommended.
We booked for 30 days in Lorraine’s house but we only stayed 12 days because we really don’t feel comfortable there. We didn’t have intimacy, she called Homestay twice because we were not at home during the weekend and she wanted to have access to our room to paint all the room (yes during our booking .. ).
Lorraine took the money for 2 weeks but was never around to give a receipt. There was no lock on the bedroom door.I was the only guest in the house? Room had never been cleaned and I was t told that there was only cold sparsely running water in the shared basin. Had to use the electric shower for warm water.
How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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