All Hostels in Waterford

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Waterford 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 Waterford, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Hostels in Waterford for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Get to know Waterford (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 Waterford. To help you make friends with Waterford before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

The oldest city in Ireland, Waterford was established as a settlement by Viking raiders, and since its establishment, it has seen plenty of action as it is so near to the coast.

Waterford hostels centrally located in the city are well within walking distance of food shops and shopping centers and the bus and rail station. There is also an airport. Driving to and around Waterford is not very difficult, as the main motorway runs past the city. While it is the oldest city, it neither the largest nor most popular city in Ireland, however there is plenty to do, day and night in Waterford. The colorful streets are crammed with shops and pubs and a few historical buildings.

Reginald's Tower is a popular attraction for history buffs, because of its long history that runs back into the Viking era. The River Suir (on which Waterford sits) provides access to the sea, and the harbor of Waterford has an important maritime history.

Waterford crystal used to be an important industry in the city, but since the factory was shut down in 2009, they no longer make it. You can still buy Waterford Crystal from smaller shops, however. Be sure to check out the Quay, which stretches for over a mile along the harbor -- it is still an important part of Waterford's social scene. There is also a park in the city, which is nice to walk through on a sunny day (if you're lucky).

If you're driving along the coast of Ireland, Waterford is a good place to stop over between Dublin and Cork. If you're just taking the bus or the train, it's also a fun place to spend the night. It's not too hectic, but there is always plenty going on.

Written by local enthusiast for Waterford hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Waterford hostels Emily Schreiber

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Clonmel Clonmel (42 Km / 26 mi.)
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FAQ about Waterford Hostels

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A hostel in Waterford costs on average $23 for a dorm. A hostel in Waterford with private rooms costs on average $99. shows all 5 Hostels in Waterford. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 5 hostels in Waterford, Ireland.

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    Your Packing List for Waterford

    Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Waterford 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:

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

    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.

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