Hostels in IrelandHostels in Ireland

You are looking for hostels in Ireland? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Ireland hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Ireland.

All Cities in Ireland

We list every single hostel in Ireland and the world. In total, we have 151 cities in Ireland for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

Achill Island
1
Adare
1
Adrigole
1
Annascaul
4
Aran Islands
2
Ardara
1
Ardee
2
Ashbourne
1
Ashford
1
Athlone
2
Athy
2
Bagenalstown
1
Balbriggan
1
Ballinafad
1
Ballinasloe
1
Ballinskelligs
2
Ballintrillick
1
Ballybunion
3
Ballyconnell
1
Ballyhaunis
2
Ballyvaughan
1
Baltimore
1
Banagher
1
Bantry
3
Belmullet
2
Black Valley
1
Blarney
1
Borrisoleigh
1
Bray
1
Bruckless
1
Bunclody
1
Buncrana
1
Bundoran
10
Bunratty
2
Caherciveen
1
Cahirciveen
2
Cahirdaniel Village
1
Camp
1
Cape Clear Island
1
Cappoquin
1
Carlingford
2
Carlow
2
Carrick
2
Cashel
5
Castlebar
1
Clare Island
1
Claremorris
1
Clifden
10
Cliffs of Moher
2
Cloghane
1
Clonakilty
1
Clonmel
1
Cobh
1
Cong
5
Connemara
6
Cork
18
Corofin
1
Dingle
12
Dingle Peninsula
1
Donard
1
Donegal
6
Donore
1
Doolin
8
Downings
1
Drogheda
3
Drumshanbo
2
Dublin
79
Dundalk
3
Dungarvan
4
Dungloe
1
Dunmanway
1
Dunquin
1
Ennis
6
Ennistymon
1
Errigal
1
Feakle
1
Galway
35
Gaoithe
1
Glenbeigh
2
Glencolumbkille
2
Glendalough
2
Great Blasket Island
1
Greystones
1
Inishbofin
1
Inishowen Peninsula
1
Kells
1
Kenmare
11
Kilbrittain
1
Kilcar
2
Kildare
2
Kilfenora
2
Kilfinane
1
Kilkee
2
Kilkenny
9
Killaloe
3
Killarney
38
Killorglin
2
Killybegs
1
Kilmeaden
1
Kilmore Quay
1
Kilrush
1
Kiltyclogher
1
Kinsale
4
Kinvara
1
Knockree
1
Lahinch
2
Letterkenny
3
Lifford
1
Limerick
11
Lisavaird
1
Lisdoonvarna
1
Loughrea
1
Louisburgh
1
Macroom
1
Maynooth
1
Midleton
2
Milltown Malbay
1
Monaghan
1
Mountmellick
1
Moville
1
Mullingar
2
Murrisk
1
Navan
2
Nenagh
2
New Ross
2
Newcastle West
2
Oldcastle
1
Oughterard
5
Portlaoise
1
Portmagee
1
Roundwood
1
Shannonbridge
1
Skibbereen
4
Slane
1
Sligo
8
Strandhill
1
Tarbert
1
The Burren
2
Tipperary
2
Tobercurry
1
Tralee
7
Tramore
4
Tullamore
1
Valentia Island
1
Ventry
1
Waterford
8
Waterville
2
Westport
9
Wexford
2
Wicklow
5
Youghal
2

All Ireland hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Ireland. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Ireland

Travel Tips for Ireland - from the Community

Oh man, so far no one from the community has left a comment or travel tips for Ireland. How about you kick start the discussion here? Gather your best backpacking recommendations for Ireland and jot them down below. The community thanks you.

Lisdoonvarna is a perfect spot to spend a few days. We stayed three and that was perfect. We visited the Cliffs of Moher and drove to the beach at Lahinch twice. Lisdoonvarna was close to the sites but you don't have to deal with the hassle of Lahinch. This was our third trip to Ireland and our first to Lisdoonvarna …

I think that Ballinskelligs is the most beautiful place that I have seen and the people are so nice and friendly lovely place to have a holiday when you get the weather!

Bundoran is a beautiful area by the beach, but unfortunatly I find it a little dirty sometimes. Overall I think it's a lovely town and most of the people are sweet and kind.

Doolin is a gorgeous place to visit. And a good place to rent bikes and explore.

Killarney's a good base for the Ring of Kerry, however it is the hugest tourist trap I've ever seen. Worse then Disneyworld. I suggest you visit any small town within the country and rub elbows with the farmers to experience the "real" Ireland.

Kiltyclogher is a beautiful town nestled in between the lovely hills of Leitrim. The Cosy Corner pub has great traditional music and very chatty locals. We had a wonderful time.

This is a great city -- small, so it is easy to explore on foot. I rang the Shandon Bells (nice thing to do -- hear your tune played out over the city!). The English Market is cool to wander in and buy lunch -- I ate it in the Peace Park across the way. I like the cafe in the Crawford Art Gallery too, but my best cup …

Apparently the town can be spelled Cahirciveen, Cahersiveen, or Caherciveen. Take your pick.

I lived in Kilkee for three months and I have to say that it's a beautiful place. The town is just charming.

I have just been able to determine that Dunmanway is the ancestral home of our family, with the head being Nathan Capron Davis. My mother who is deceased tried to determine this for years, but never succeeded. I certainly would plan on visiting the area to make her wish come true.

I lived in Ennis for 6 months and I have to say that I really miss that colourfull village. Even it is a small place, there's always something to do. The pubs are an amazing centre of music. Libraries, shops, cinemas... Have I said enough??

Dingle is a small village with 52 pubs!

I visited Black Valley on my honeymoon and it is a fantastic place - real magic!!

I stayed in the little town of Liscannor and then walked to the Cliffs of Moher. I was traveling all by myself, a girl of twenty on her first trip out of the U.S. It was the best experience of my life. Liscannor is amazing. After one hour at Egan's Pub, I was being treated like family. One warning, if you don't like …

I have not only visited Dublin but I've lived there for a year. And all I can say is: It's a great city! Yes, it is a bit more expensive than other European metropolitan areas, but at the same time you won't find nicer people, more fun and better accommodation anywhere else in the world. The Irish are nice folks; …

FAQ on Hostels in Ireland

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Ireland?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Ireland here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Ireland safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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