Hostels in County WicklowHostels in County Wicklow

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

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

All Cities in County Wicklow

We list every single hostel in County Wicklow and the world. In total, we have 7 cities in County Wicklow 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.

All County Wicklow 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 County Wicklow. 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 County Wicklow

Magnificently blessed with scintillating views of the Irish Sea, the county of Wicklow is built in a semicircle around the Wicklow harbor. Not far away to the north is the picturesque Murrough walking trail that romantically embraced the shoreline of the sea.

The enchanting Wicklow bay is just a short distance away on the eastern coast of the town, and within view of many of the region’s best hostels. This crescent stone shaped beach is only 10 kilometres in length and boasts beautiful views of the Ballyguile Hill. Several other places of interest are within a stone's throw of many of the city's guest-houses.

An ideal spot for summer revelers; this enclave is home to some of the coolest summers coupled with its seasonally mild winters. Most of all, holiday visitors are in for a warm treat during May when the temperatures are absolutely splendid. The inviting sun rays make this region an ideal destination for sunbathers who are seeking the ultimate tan.

Travelers frequenting this tourist destination can enjoy scenic hikes on Wicklow’s most dominant feature; the Bride’s Head and Wicklow Head Mountains. These rocky headlands to the south of the region are close to many hostels and popular tourist attractions in the area.

Guest houses in Wicklow County offer private facilities for honeymooners. Visitors can also enjoy private accommodation at nearby hostels with features such as cable television, full sized beds, bathrobes and towels.

The wisp of fresh air that flows down from the mountains will absolutely blow your mind away.

On a daily basis, you will find a host of enthusiastic visitors and locals alike enjoying varieties of aquatic sports like sailing, swimming, rowing, skiing to name a few. Social gatherings are popular along the shoreline with strangers, lovers, friends and family hanging out and sharing their experiences. The Irish are known for their sociable character, and you'll see that in Wicklow as much as anywhere.

Golf anyone? Built in 1904, the grand Wicklow Golf Club is neatly sandwiched between the town and Wicklow Head Mountain, and the Blainroe Golf Club is just a few kilometres away.

There is plenty to see and do while in Wicklow! Whether you are young at heart or just a young adult you can expect a memorable holiday in this splendid tourist destination.

expert for County Wicklow hostels

Handwritten by local expert for County Wicklow hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ on Hostels in County Wicklow

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, and 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 comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

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

How much are hostels in County Wicklow?

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 County Wicklow here on 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.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in County Wicklow 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.