Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a vibrant city with a rich history and a lively social scene. From medieval castles to 18th-century architectural gems, Dublin is a living museum that reflects a rich history and heritage.
Thanks to its small size, the city is also well connected to nature.
If you're looking for the best hostels in Dublin with private rooms to use are a base for your Irish trip, here are our top suggestions.
Jacobs Inn Hostel is a modern and affordable hostel that's only a short walk away from Dublin's lively Temple Bar district. Specializing in group hostel accommodations for schools, universities, and low-budget tours to Dublin, Jacobs Inn offers a variety of en-suite rooms, including dormitories and private rooms.
Guests can enjoy breakfast every morning for an additional charge and take advantage of the hostel's other facilities like a common room, laundry, and luggage storage. And let's not forget about the bar: Jacobs Inn's bar and restaurant offers food and drinks during your stay.
One of the most unique features of Jacobs Inn is that every day, there is a free guided walk of the city from the reception. The hostel is in a perfect location opposite Connolly Station, giving guests easy access to the entire city via DART or Luas.Available Dublin Hostel Private Rooms:4, 6, 8, 10 or 12-Pod Private room,Deluxe Double Room, Deluxe Twin Room.
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Garden Lane Backpackers is located in the historic Liberties area of Dublin, close to the world-famous Guinness Brewery and just a stone's throw from the city center and main attractions like Temple Bar and Grafton Street.
In addition to its well-equipped kitchen and rooftop terrace overlooking the Dublin skyline and mountains beyond, this hostel with private rooms in Dublin also offers business facilities like fax and photocopying, as well as an ironing service. And when the weather's not cooperating, guests can always relax in the TV and music room.Available Dublin Hostel Private Rooms:Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom.
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Abbey Court Hostel is the most centrally located hostel in Dublin. Temple Bar, famous for its cultural corner and nightlife, is just a two-minute walk away from the hostel. Dublin Castle and Christchurch Cathedral are both within a 15-minute walk from the hostel.
Guests can also visit the bar, where they can bring their own drinks and enjoy a variety of entertainment with a games and music room and a relaxing lounge.
Snacks and drinks are available 24 hours a day, and guests can make use of a self-catering kitchen as well.
Free guided walking tours are available daily, and the airport shuttle bus stops at the hostel's front door!Available Dublin Hostel Private Rooms:Double Room, Single Room with Bathroom, Standard Twin Room.
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Abigail's Hostel is perfectly located just seconds from the cultural Temple Bar, overlooking the Liffey River. The Hostel is a short walk from Trinity College and other popular attractions such as O'Connell Street, Grafton Street, and the train and Dart stations.
For budget-conscious travelers, Abigail's Hostel offers private rooms and shared dormitories with en-suite bathrooms. There are also communal areas, including a fully-equipped self-catering kitchen and comfortable dining room, where guests can enjoy socializing and sharing travel stories.
Abigail's Hostel is open 24/7 and boasts a friendly and knowledgeable staff that is always available to assist guests in making the most of their time in Dublin. This Dublin hostel also offers free guided walking tours of Dublin city and a ton of other free stuff, such as free Wi-Fi (lobby only), free city maps, and guides.Available Dublin Hostel Private Rooms:Twin Room en suite, Double Room En suite.
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Ashfield Hostel is a centrally located and affordable hostel in Dublin, situated between Trinity College and O'Connell Bridge. It is only a minute's walk from Temple Bar, Grafton Street, and other popular attractions. Ashfield Hostel offers private ensuite rooms, free Wi-Fi, bed linen, and no curfew.
Additionally, there are vending machines for drinks and light snacks, along with other services such as hot showers, luggage storage, and access to a self-catering kitchen and common areas.Available Dublin Hostel Private Rooms:3 Bed Private Room Ensuite, Twin room private Ensuite, Double Room Private Ensuite.
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Gardiner House is a modern hostel with a rich Irish history. Centered in Dublin, Gardiner House is only a short walk from O'Connell Street, Dublin's main street, Temple Bar, and Croke Park. Guests have access to everything they need to make themselves at home - whether staying in a private or shared room.
Laundry facilities and board games are available, as well as free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. The hostel also features a TV room complete with computers, a range of DVD movies, and a Netflix login. Gardiner House is known for its excellent facilities, including a fully equipped kitchen, a cool beer garden that hosts BBQs during summer months, a living room with a pool and foot table, and a cozy tea room.
Reception is available 24/7, and the helpful staff is available to give you tips on how to explore Dublin and Ireland and make the most out of your trip.Available Dublin Hostel Private Rooms:Double Room with Shared Bathroom, Double Room with Private Bathroom, Twin Room with Shared Bathroom.
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Located in Dublin, Leevin Hostel Mountjoy offers a variety of amenities for guests, including a shared lounge and kitchen, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Situated just a 16-minute walk from St. Michan's Church, guests can also easily explore nearby attractions such as The City Hall, Dublin Castle, and Chester Beatty Library.
In addition to complimentary WiFi throughout the property, guests can also enjoy playing pool and ping pong during their stay. All private rooms in this Dublin hostel come equipped with bed linen, providing visitors with a comfortable and convenient experience.Available Dublin Hostel Private Rooms:Standard Double Room.
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Generator Dublin is an award-winning hostel located in trendy Smithfield, close to Jameson Distillery and Temple Bar. It has state-of-the-art facilities and offers a fun atmosphere with friendly staff. The hotel features a cafe and restaurant, bar, 24-hour reception, and free Wi-Fi. Guests can choose from shared dorms to private rooms, with lockers available in the dorm rooms.
Generator Dublin has a lot of free stuff for guests, such as free bed linen, laundry facilities, walking tour, Wi-Fi, lockers, a lounge, a games room, pool tables, a TV, and great-value snack and drinks - 24 hours a day! It hosts free nightly events such as drinks specials, karaoke, DJs, quizzes, pool competitions, drinking games, madcap monthly theme parties, movie nights in its in-house cinema room, and more. Towels are available at reception for a small fee.Available Dublin Hostel Private Rooms:Deluxe Twin, Private 4 Bed Room, Family Room for 4, Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom, Deluxe King Room Single Room.
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Located in the heart of Dublin, only a 17-minute walk from St. Michan's Church, KGT House offers comfortable and convenient accommodations with amenities, including free WiFi and TV. Some units feature a cozy seating or dining area. For breakfast, guests can choose from a delicious buffet or a continental breakfast.
The shared lounge area provides a relaxing space for guests to unwind. KGT House's location is ideal, with popular points of interest like Croke Park Stadium, Jameson Distillery, and Connolly Train Station nearby.Available Dublin Hostel Private Rooms:Deluxe Double Room, Twin Room.
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Kinlay House, located in the famous Temple Bar district, offers budget-friendly and clean accommodations for travelers. The building is listed and radiates a traditional Irish aura, providing guests with a memorable experience.
The hostel is close to restaurants, bars, cafes, and bus stops, making commuting a breeze. Kinlay House has a 24-hour reception, secure lockers, and an on-site shop. It also offers an array of entertainment options, including a big self-catering kitchen, a guest lounge with a 42-inch plasma-screen TV, a pool table, and a huge chill-out room with Netflix. The building backs onto a traditional Irish pub, where you can enjoy live music while experiencing the Dublin nightlife!
Additionally, Kinlay House provides its guests with a complimentary light breakfast, which includes cereals, toast, and jams/spreads. A free walking tour departs from the reception every morning at 10:45.Available Dublin Hostel Private Rooms:Twin Room en suite, Twin Room with Shared Bathroom, Classic Quadruple Room, Budget Single Room.
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The Apache Hostel is conveniently located in the heart of Dublin, only 200 m from Dublin Castle and a short 5-minute walk from St Stephen's Green. Experience the vibrant Temple Bar district with its exciting selection of bars, restaurants, and clubs, all within easy reach from the hostel.
The reception is open 24 hours a day, and guests enjoy a discount at the nearby Apache Pizza Restaurant. In addition, the hostel offers laundry services, a rooftop, and a library with a wide selection of books, as well as a TV lounge.Available Dublin Hostel Private Rooms:Twin Room with Shared Bathroom, Double Room with Shared Bathroom.
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