Gardiner House Hostel

BLESSED STAY

Discover one of the "holiest" places to stay in Dublin! We can’t wait to welcome you.

 

Welcome to the Chapel Experience, exclusive to our Gardiner House Hostel in the heart of Dublin city. Enjoy a special stay in the atmospheric setting of a former church, steeped in history and stories. Beautifully refurbished with many original features, our Chapel Experience will make your stay in Dublin one to remember! At Gardiner House Hostel, we offer an authentic chapel experience but with all the modern facilities and comfort you could wish for. Dormitories and common areas are clean and modern, in a unique "blessed" setting that places you in the center of Dublin’s ecclesial past! 

 

A LITTLE HISTORY

Our historic Georgian building was once home to the Sisters of Charity Religious Order and was used as a convent and school to educate the less fortunate Catholic children of the city. For example, if you check the banister of the back stairs, you will find a line of wooden knobs fitted to the handrail to stop the children from sliding down! The Chapel was used for retreats, with an organ in the gallery to provide music for hymns.

 

Three pictures of the Gardiner Street Convent        

Photo collage with five pictures of the Chapel Experience at the Gardiner House Hostel

 

We have carefully preserved many "holy" features to ensure you have an authentic and inspiring stay with us when you book the Chapel Experience at Gardiner House Hostel. The church windows in the dormitories and common areas are a real highlight for our visitors. The ornate, stained-glass windows beautifully light up the rooms of the Chapel. Don’t forget to bless yourself at the holy water stoup before heading to bed! 

                                   Two pictures comparing the Original and Renovated Chapel Structure

       Two pictures comparing the original and renovated Chapel structure


Original details and stained glasses kept for the Chapel Experience at the Gardiner House Hostel

 

Other original features to watch out for include a collection box on the front railings of the building. A black metal pipe connects a coin slot into a secure cash box in the basement of the building, used to accept donations to institutions back in the day! 

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