Joe is a lovely host and the location of his house is perfect for anyone who needs to spend time at UCD (like I did). The room was clean, bright and big, the bed comfortable, and the house felt safe despite there being multiple guests. So overall, I had a good stay.
Having said that, there were a few minor glitches. For example, I messaged Joe the day before check-in and only got an answer on the day of arrival - this caused me a bit of anxiety. On the other hand, once Joe got in touch, he was incredibly welcoming and flexible and let me check in early.
Another example - there was no paper in the toilet for the first day and a half of my stay. Once I ran into Joe and asked, he immediately provided it.
So in short, one needs to perhaps be more proactive here than at other airbnbs.