Hostels in Dingle, Ireland

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Get to know Dingle (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Dingle. To help you make friends with Dingle before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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The town of Dingle, located on Dingle Peninsula, is a quaint place, but sits in the heart of one of the most scenic places in Ireland. It is best reached by car, but Bus Eireann also runs in the town. The nearest train stations are in Tralee or Killarney, and tour buses don't frequent the roads like they do the Ring of Kerry, so you can feel like you're in a remote place (without being isolated).

Within the town itself, there isn't much to do outside of your Dingle hostel (there are some local shops and a grocery, and some pubs) but don't let that limit you. There are lots of outdoor activities and opportunities. Take a bike ride to Slea Head if it's a sunny day, or jump in for a quick swim on the white sandy beaches if it's a warm day. You can kayak or explore the waterfront at the pier (keep an eye out for dolphins). There are some amazing views from the area if you like hiking. Also interesting to check out are the abandoned famine cottages, located on the hills.

Unlike the Ring of Kerry, the roads around Dingle are mostly inaccessible to tour buses (they are too narrow and there are some passes that are too short for buses to squeeze through). If you have a car, Conor Pass is an amazing drive, with breathtaking views. While Dingle might seem like a small town with not much to offer, the magic of the peninsula is sure to captivate anyone.

Written by local enthusiast for Dingle hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Dingle hostels Emily Schreiber

FAQ about Dingle Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Dingle. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Dingle. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Dingle costs on average $25 for a dorm. A hostel in Dingle with private rooms costs on average $78. shows all 6 Hostels in Dingle. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostels in Dingle, Ireland. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Dingle such as
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The SeaFront Inn is the best rated hostel for partying in Dingle.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Dingle

Your Packing List for Dingle

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Dingle and Ireland.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Dingle Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Dingle, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$25 Average dorm price
$78 Average private room price
$25 Cheapest hostel in Dingle
The Grapevine Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Dingle
The SeaFront Inn is the best rated
8.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Ventry (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Dingle Peninsula (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Cloghane (12 Km / 7 mi.)
Dunquin (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Annascaul (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Kells (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Great Blasket Island (19 Km / 12 mi.)

Travel Tips for Dingle - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Dingle. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Dingle. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Dingle is a great little town with nice pubs and music nestled in a craggy, picturesque shoreline along Ireland's blustery coast. The Small Bridge Pub is open year round with live Irish music and is a good choice to visit when considering the numerous drinking establishments. They would not let me tip at this bar so I left a bunch of coins on the bumper pool table, all night long beers were flowing with the friendly locals. Its easy to hitch-hike up and down the roads to get to and from your accommodation. Trekking along the coast and taking the short drive to Slea Head is a "must do." I have been to Europe forty times and can't believe I waited so long to find this little gem in Europe. Give yourself three or four days here.

Rich S

This is a mad town with great pubs.

tom bourke

Savage craic and savage Guinness -- a gem of a spot with beautiful surrounding areas.


The best bet in Dingle is a private tour by Denis Ryan, a musician/cab driver/tour guide! It costs the same as a big bus tour, and Mr. Ryan will take you to the sights you really want to see. It was the best part of our stay in Dingle (next to our hosts, the Brosnans, at Ocean View). His card is up near the pay phone in the pubs, so try it out - you won't be disappointed!

Terri and Shelby

Dingle is a small village with 52 pubs!

Wouter Van Der Veer

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