Hostels in Dublin, Ireland

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

Dublin, Ireland -- as the capital and largest city in beautiful Ireland -- has a lot to offer visitors. For international visitors, Dublin may conjure up images of leprechauns and Guinness -- and if that’s the case, then you won’t be disappointed. Even though Dublin has much more to it than this, you are still able to indulge in Irish stereotypes while in the city. The National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland is based in Dublin. Here you can explore Irish folklore and mythology to your heart’s content.

Dublin is a well-known and well-establish tourist destination. It's known for its lively pubs and night-life and wide array of museums and tourist attractions. The city also serves the main entry point to Ireland and has connections to the widest array of regions in rest of the country of any Irish city.

Hostels in Dublin are plentiful, though during peak travel times it can be hard to find beds (Easter, St. Patrick's, and some of the summer). Check out the quality and size of the dorm of your Dublin hostel. There are places that clearly market themselves as party-hostels; these will be fun if you want to really hit the town. If your content with meeting some locals on your own, and a more low-key night out at the pub, check that the dorm isn't huge as many in the city are, since with so many people here to go out, its likely that someone will be a drunken mess and wake you up stumbling in.

Location-wise, its notable that central Dublin is walkable; Dublin is big but mostly suburbs. Most hostels are located in the center and most areas are equally decent. Public transportation is not as thorough as in many European cities of the same size, but the bus network is very good, especially to the airport. Dublin Bus routes 16A and 41 are a bit slower than other routes, but the cheapest options into town at €2 a ride. The city has 24 postal codes, with the lowest ones being at the center. This can help you figure out if a place is central or not.


If a tasty tipple is more your style, you need to get your mouth around a pint of Guinness. While obviously, you could just head down to most pubs and get an authentic drop, you should also venture over to the Guinness Storehouse -- this brewery will give you a tour, teaching you all about the brewing process of the iconic drink. If you want to check off a few more breweries and bars while in town, worth a go are the John Jameson Distillery, Brannigan’s Bar, and The Porterhouse Brewing Company.

The Dublin Region’s natural scenery is simply breathtaking, and to not thoroughly explore it while visiting the area would be a fool’s move. Within close proximity to Dublin there are a number of places to consider. Take a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher for a view you won’t believe. You could also take a tour of Blarney Castle and Cork, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, or Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Some of the area has been used to film the addictively popular TV series "Game Of Thrones", so if you’re a fan, there’s even more reason to explore the surrounds. You can even take a tour that specifically takes you to all the filming locations if that’s something you’re interested in.

In Dublin, there are also a number of museums and monuments, which tell the story of the city’s rich past. These include the Irish Whiskey Museum, The Famine Sculpture, the monument to Oscar Wilde, and the Dublin Writers Museum.

There are many Dublin, Ireland hostels available at a range of price points. However, as Dublin is a popular tourist destination and on some occasions it can get really busy, booking a Dublin Region, Ireland hostel in advance is recommended, particularly if you’re on a budget are aiming to secure the cheapest hostel price possible.

Written by local enthusiast for Dublin hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Dublin hostels Carl

FAQ about Dublin Hostels

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

A hostel in Dublin costs on average $43 for a dorm. A hostel in Dublin with private rooms costs on average $149.
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The Times Hostel - Camden Place is the best rated hostel for partying in Dublin.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Dublin

Your Packing List for Dublin

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Dublin 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

Dublin 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 Dublin, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
21 Total number of hostels
$43 Average dorm price
$149 Average private room price
$21 Cheapest hostel in Dublin
The Apache Hostel is the cheapest
6 Party hostels in Dublin
Most Dublin hostels are located in
Dublin 2, Christchurch, Dublin 1
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Dublin - 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 Dublin. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Dublin. 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!

It's a great city, but better not to visit at Christmastime because everything's closed -- even pubs! And Dublin without pubs is not the same. It's a funny city and the Irish are the kindest people I've ever met. Don't miss visit Temple Bar, and if you have time then take a bus to Howth Village and see its cliffs and its lighthouse. It's absolutely fantastic!

Sira

I loved Ireland, but especially Dublin!

Anonymous

What a lovely stay it was! Though I was born in Paris and live in the Alps, I found Dublin city as one of the most rocking ever. People simply go there on drinking, talking and get laid purposes...

A french barman

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; friendly, helpful and easy to talk to. The crime rate isn't higher as in Berlin or in London; just use your common sense and you'll be fine. And the art collections belong to the best preserved exhibitions on the planet. They may not be large, but they are incredibly valuable for any connoisseur. Plan ahead, make sure to have list of places to go, things to do and landmarks to visit and it will be a fantastic trip!

Jana

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