The Iveagh Hostel is the largest hostel for homeless men in Ireland, with 195 single rooms, and is still run with the same ethos today as when it was founded in 1905.
Staff are on hand 24 hours to give support and guidance, but also allow residents to live their own lives. The Iveagh Hostel is their home, for as long as they choose.
To check availability, call the hostel on 01 454 0182 or drop in.
- All residents have their own room.
- The current cost for accommodation and food plus facilities is €118.90 per week. Other rates apply for shorter stays.
- The Iveagh Hostel has an open door policy, and accepts both self referral and agency referral. The Hostel will accommodate both unemployed and working men and has no minimum or maximum length of stay.
- The Hostel is committed to the principal of equality of opportunity in the delivery of all its services and will seek to ensure that its allocations policy is being operated in a manner that is fair to all sections of the community regardless of nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, or sexual orientation.
- The hostel provides full board for its residents, serving 4 meals a day.
- Breakfast served 8am to 9am, Lunch 12pm to 12.30pm, Dinner 4.15pm to 5.15pm, Supper 8pm to 8.30pm.
- Residents have access to the Hostel and rooms 24 hrs a day.
Services & Facilities
The hostel is well equipped, offering residents a wide range of services & facilities. Each floor is laid out with lounges & kitchenettes, thereby building up small self-care units for the residents.
- CWO Clinics – The Community Welfare Officer for the hostel holds an information clinic for residents every Tuesday morning.
- Laundry - Residents have the use of laundry facilities, available from 2pm – 9pm week days, weekends 9am – 9pm. The service is free of charge but residents must provide their own washing powder.
- TV Rooms - TV Rooms & lounge areas are located on each floor.
- Games Room – Recreation facilities include a full size snooker table.
- Gym – The hostel gym has a range of up to date fitness equipment.
- Computer Room - Broadband internet & printing services are available.
The Iveagh Trust continues to offer transitional housing as a stepping stone into long term secure housing for Iveagh Hostel residents. Currently the Trust has 7 units of transitional accommodation on our Bull Alley Estate specifically for men who wish to and are able to move on from The Iveagh Hostel. These units comprise of a bedsitting room, with a small kitchen area, and, across the landing the tenant has the use of their own private bathroom. All transitional units are fully furnished.
All prospective tenants are interviewed before placing them on to the waiting list for an offer of transitional accommodation. They are made aware of what is expected of a responsible tenant and are requested to keep in contact every 6-8 weeks to show their continued interest in being considered for a transitional flat.
After at least one year of living in the accommodation, if all goes well, they can then be put on to the list of eligible persons waiting for permanent 1 bedroomed accommodation within the Trust’s housing stock.
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Equal Opportunities Statement
The Iveagh Hostel is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity in the delivery of all its services and will seek to ensure that its allocation policy is being operated in a manner that is fair to all sections of the community regardless of nationality, ethnic origin, marital status or sexual orientation.
- The Iveagh Hostel is a male only hostel, with a minimum age of 18 years.
- The Iveagh Hostel has an open door policy and has no restrictions on the length of stay by a resident.
- Residents can book their rooms on a daily or weekly basis.
- The current rent charge is €118.90 per week full board or €22.80 daily.
- All residents’ bookings are on a licence only which can be cancelled at any stage, the excluded residents will be given any refunds they may be due.
- All new residents will be required to co-operate in the completion of an assessment form, to be completed by Iveagh Hostel staff and to give permission to contact other agencies or individuals in connection with the assessment. Any omissions or false information given in the assessment can lead to the resident being excluded.
2. Health And Safety
- Residents are expected to keep their rooms clean and tidy.
- Residents’ rooms will be cleaned once a week by staff e.g. sheets laundered, hand basins and floors washed. Residents must leave their rooms when these duties are carried out.
- Residents are advised that spot inspections are carried out on rooms and that staff can access rooms to carry out their duties at all times.
- Residents are restricted to their designated area of the Hostel. Please enquire for further details.
- Residents are required to familiarise themselves with the fire escape routes, to read fire notices and to refrain from interfering with any fire fighting equipment or fire detectors in their rooms or areas. It is a criminal offence to do so.
- The Community Welfare Officer for the hostel holds a clinic every Tuesday morning at 10am approximately, for general enquiries, e.g. rent subsidy, clothing allowance etc.
- Smoking is restricted to designated areas only.
- Unsafe or unsuitable electrical appliances are not permitted.
- All bookings are on a full board basis.
- Breakfast served 8am to 9am.
- Lunch served 12pm to 12.30pm.
- Dinner served 4.15pm to 5.15pm.
- Tea served 8pm to 8.30pm.
- Residents can book a late dinner for 8pm if they are working or carrying out personal business, i.e. not socialising. This must be booked before 9am.
- Residents have access to the hostel and their own room 24 hours a day. Residents may be requested to vacate their room to allow for inspection and general cleaning of their room.
- Residents are restricted from having any other resident or visitor in their room at any time.
- The hostel has a residents’ gym. A medical certificate of fitness to use the gym will be required.
- The computer training room and internet can be used at different times during the day. A user agreement form must be signed by the resident if he wishes to use the computer room.
- Residents have the use of the laundry, which is available weekdays from 2pm to last wash at 9pm and on weekends from 9am to 9pm. This service is free of charge but residents must provide their own washing powder.
- The Iveagh Hostel will not tolerate any abuse of drugs, either prescribed or illegal, or the possession of drug paraphernalia on a residents person, or in their room.
- The Iveagh Trust will not tolerate excessive abuse of alcohol which disrupts the residents or staff or the running of the Hostel.
- Possession of alcohol in the hostel is strictly forbidden.
- The Iveagh Hostel will not tolerate any bullying or intimidation or any acts of violence to any of its residents or staff.
- The Iveagh Hostel will not tolerate any inappropriate behaviour from any of its residents or staff.
Any resident who has a grievance or complaint can make it known in the first instance to the supervisor on duty, the hostel manager, or by writing to:
The C.E.O., The Iveagh Trust, Bull Alley St. Dublin 8.