Yes, even those looking for a great party hostel in Dublin are catered for. Just keep scrolling. We traveled around the country for a full month.
It is such a beautiful country, and it is said Ireland has the highest variety of green coloring. We urge you to head over to Dublin but also step out of the city and explore the land itself – from Cliffs of Moher to Ring of Kerry.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Hostel Location: All hostels mentioned in this article have a great location. In general, Dublin is really walk-able. It is not a big city like Paris or London. Therefore, I would not worry too much about it.
In need of some down time but want the social vibe of a hostel?
Check out the pod-style dorms. The curtain adds that (sometimes) necessary privacy to a dorm stay.
A free continental breakfast is available every morning before you set off on an adventure around Dublin.
Get social at Jacobs Inn Hostel by making use of the common areas. There’s plenty to do including movie streaming, Foosball, pool and board games.
Secured lockers under the beds
Location is important and Jacobs Inn couldn’t be in a better spot.
There is a direct 25-minute link to the airport right outside the hostel. All main sights and attractions are within a 10-minute walk. Just around the corner is The Celt Bar – a perfect place to enjoy a cold Guinness.
Jacobs Inn is the best place to stay in Dublin for:
Welcome to Isaac’s Hostel in Dublin. This beautifully design hostel will give you the sensation that you are staying at a wine store.
Located in the heart of Dublin, at just 200 m from Connolly Station and 100 m from the central bus station. Also, very close to the main sites in Dublin such as Trinity College, Dublin Castle and Temple Bar which is located just at 10-minute walk.
What can you expect at this hostel:
Rooms w/ shared bathrooms
Ironing equipment and
Yes, sauna, luxurious, right!
This hostel is one of the best hostels in Dublin for couples that we have picked up for you. Why?
It also offers:
A communal kitchen (so you can prepare you own meals)
Free tea and coffee available all day
Isaac’s Hostel offers cheap accommodation in Dublin, best for backpackers as well.
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2), and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen. Although, keep in mind a bad location far away from the city center costs you more in transport. It is worth it to pick a hostel in the city center of Dublin to avoid extra transport costs.
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Dublin.
Open Hostelworld with full list of accommodations in Dublin
Order the listing by price
Make sure you read the reviews carefully. Pay special attention to the extreme comments, meaning the best and worst.
These reviews usually give you a pretty good idea what expect; and what not to expect.
Fancy 5 sweet Hidden Gems in Dublin?
As mentioned in the beginning, we spend a whole month around Ireland. It was FUN! In the process, we experienced many different landmarks, landscapes and hidden gems.
We have for you 5 unique recommendations for Dublin – by friends, for friends.
The tips include:
A hipster brunch place to get a creamy coffee
Our recommendations for a great restaurant with veggie options
An amazing fun pub inside a demolished-looking building offering good pizza – is there really a pub inside?
A great café with quirky decoration and comfy sofas – have a rest!
Beautiful views of Dublin Bay – get out of the city!
We also include the best gem: A spot to go for a morning swim in the Ocean! With a bit of luck you could run into Bono from U2. Okay, this is very unlikely, but this swimming spot is nearby his neighborhood.
Okay, we have the hidden gems covered, but what about the things you need to know beforehand?
Dublin is the capital of Ireland, English is the language and EURO the currency. It is not the capital of Northern Ireland, that is a whole different story. Once you are traveling around here, you will for sure come across more information.
Dublin and Ireland as a country is not party of the United Kingdom, but Northern Ireland is.
The most famous bar in Dublin is the super popular “Temple Bar”. Now, everybody knows this bar or let’s say term.
Yet, it is interesting to know: Temple Bar is actually the very central neighborhood.
Again, Temple Bar is a name of an area.
A very smart business guy or girl picked up this name and called his/ her bar: TEMPLE BAR.
Now this bar “Temple Bar” is a tourist magnet and maybe the most photographed sight in Dublin. Since we talk about a bar, remember you have the Guinness brewery right around the corner – it is right here in Dublin!
It is said (and we can confirm) that Guinness beer tastes different inside Ireland.
Certainly true, we think. Give it a try!
Last but not least: We recommend to join a Walking Tour at the beginning of your stay.
There are many free walking tours to pick from. Just go with the one your hostel teamed up with. All of the top hostels in Dublin we recommend work with a Free walking tour, just ask the reception desk for more information.
Any Discounts or Promo Codes?
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts or Promo Codes for hostels in Dublin.
If you are looking for the best hostel in Dublin for couples, we recommend you to check out The Generator Hostel in Dublin.
This hostel offers state-of-the-art facilities, a fun atmosphere and central location all for the right price.
The design is a real mix of modern and quirky, leaving the place feeling super hip.
Great for couples, at the heart of Dublin.
Flights to Dublin?
Your backpacking trip through Ireland kicks off most likely in Dublin. The Irish capital is well connected with major cities in Europe and you can score cheap flights.
Especially since Ryanair has their headquarter based in Ireland.
We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Europe including Dublin, London and more. This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Update: Sorry folks, this hostel has permanently closed its doors. We keep this content here for your information.
A former recording studio, Sky Backpackers has been recently renovated into a cosy, colourful, musical themed youth hostel in Dublin.
Super cool: big names such as Van Morrison, David Bowie and Sinead O’Connor recorded albums here.
All linen is included in dorm rooms, some of which have en-suite attached. Towels are available for hire.
Free luggage storage
Free walking tour every day
Computers, books and games
The common room is the place to be – it used to be the rehearsing studio!
Meet fellow travellers and enjoy the free themed nights here. Sunday is perhaps the best with an offer of cookies and ice-cream.
I can practically hear your mouth watering.
Sky Backpackers is in one of the best Dublin city centre locations.
Just around the corner are Liffey River, O’Connell Street and Temple Bar area.
Sky backpackers is the best hostel in Dublin for:
backpacker on a budget
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