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Generator Dublin
2 out of 5
Smithfield Square, Smithfield, Dublin, Dublin
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The price is £70 per night

This family-friendly Dublin hostel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Old Jameson Distillery, Dublin Castle and Guinness Storehouse. ...

4/5Very Good! (982 reviews)
Will return!

"A great hostel with loads of facilities for when the weathers bad! Room was lovely and clean."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Generator Dublin
Jacobs Inn - Hostel
2 out of 5
21-28 Talbot Place, Dublin, Dublin
The price is £91 per night

Located in City Centre Dublin, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of International Financial Services Centre, O'Connell Street and O'Connell Bridge. Trinity ...

4.1/5Very Good! (857 reviews)
Happy in a pod!!

"This hostel offers privacy so if you want a budget place to stay with your own space(even if it is only a pod) I would recommend"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Jacobs Inn - Hostel
Times Hostel - Camden Place
2 out of 5
8 Camden Place, Dublin, Dublin
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Located in City Centre Dublin, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Iveagh Gardens, St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street. St. Patrick's Cathedral and ...

4/5Very Good! (467 reviews)
Best place ever!!

"I met so many amazing solo travelers like myself. I made lasting friendships, and honestly, it was harder to leave the people than the beautiful country."…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2020

Times Hostel - Camden Place
Isaacs Hostel
2 out of 5
2-5 Frenchmans Lane, Dublin, Dublin
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The price is £900 per night

Located in City Centre Dublin, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of International Financial Services Centre, O'Connell Street and O'Connell Bridge. Trinity ...

3.8/5Good! (515 reviews)

"Lovely staff, great location, great facilities. Good locker space. Comfortable beds. You do get woken up by a train going past the window."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2019

Isaacs Hostel
Trinity College Campus Accommodation
2 out of 5
West Chapel, House 10, College Green, Dublin
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Located in City Centre Dublin, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Trinity College and Dublin Castle. St. Stephen's Green and Christ Church Cathedral are ...

4/5Very Good! (614 reviews)

"Very lively place. Tours going on, in the campus grounds, and Life happening out side the walls. Stayed here because it was the closest to the Book of Kells. Walked a fair amount. Easy to get around, if you don't mind the cobbles. Too many places to see...not enough time."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019

Trinity College Campus Accommodation
Abigails Hostel
2 out of 5
7-9 Aston Quay, Dublin, Dublin
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Located in Temple Bar, this hostel is steps away from Bank of Ireland, O'Connell Street and Ha' Penny Bridge. Trinity College and O'Connell Bridge are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (203 reviews)

"The rooms were spacious. The breakfast was wonderful"…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2019

Abigails Hostel
Destiny Student - The Point
2 out of 5
Point Campus, Point Village, Mayor Street Upper, Dublin
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Located in City Centre Dublin, this hostel is steps away from International Financial Services Centre and Dublin Port. 3Arena and The Convention Centre Dublin ...

3.9/5Good! (68 reviews)

"Hey, Expedia. Thanks for having a minimum 50 character review. I'm not interested in writing one, and resent it being mandatory to leave a good review for a place I stayed. This place was amazing. Cheers."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019

Destiny Student - The Point
The Times Hostel - College Street
2 out of 5
8, College Street, Dublin, Dublin
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Located in City Centre Dublin, this hostel is steps away from The Book of Kells and Trinity College. O'Connell Street and Grafton Street are also within 5 minutes. ...

3.7/5Good! (525 reviews)

"Big kitchen and sitting room facilities with free Netflix, etc. Wi-Fi not strong in some rooms. Building is generally old, but rooms are clean. Cery nice staff."…"

Reviewed on 4 Apr 2020

The Times Hostel - College Street
Backpackers D1 Hostel
2 out of 5
80 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, Dublin
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Located in City Centre Dublin, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of International Financial Services Centre, O'Connell Street and O'Connell Bridge. Trinity ...

2.4/5 (63 reviews)

"Staff were really friendly and room was good for the price"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

Backpackers D1 Hostel
Aparto- Dorset Point- City Centre - Campus Accommodation
3 out of 5
107 Dorset Street Upper, Inns Quay, Dublin
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Located in City Centre Dublin, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Parnell Square and O'Connell Street. Dublin Castle and Trinity College are also within ...

3.7/5Good! (369 reviews)

"Perfect"…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2019

Aparto- Dorset Point- City Centre - Campus Accommodation
Sky Backpackers
2 out of 5
2-4 Lane Litton, Dublin, Dublin
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Located in City Centre Dublin, this hostel is steps away from Abbey Street, O'Connell Street and O'Connell Bridge. Trinity College and Grafton Street are also ...

3.9/5Very Good! (218 reviews)

"This was my first time staying in a hostel and for me it worked perfectly. Staying in a single sex dorm with en suite helped! Everyone I met was friendly, staff were helpful and although the breakfast was basic, it did set you up for the day. And the location is amazing, just far enough from Temple ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Sky Backpackers
Destiny Student - New Mill
3.5 out of 5
8-10 Mill St. The Liberties, Dublin
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Located in City Centre Dublin, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Patrick's Cathedral and Vicar Street. Christ Church Cathedral and Guinness Storehouse ...

3.7/5Good! (337 reviews)
All very good

"All good.. Very good"…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2019

Destiny Student - New Mill
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Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
4 out of 5
23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is £89 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,018 reviews)

"everything was great we will come back there for our next trip in Dublin."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Clontarf Castle Hotel
Clontarf Castle Hotel
4 out of 5
Castle Avenue, Dublin, Dublin
The price is £89 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,444 reviews)

"Loved our stay here. Great staff and beautiful area!"…"

Reviewed on 14 May 2020

Clontarf Castle Hotel
Temple Bar Inn
Temple Bar Inn
3 out of 5
40-47 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,353 reviews)

"Great location clean hotel friendly staff. Room could of been a little bigger"…"

Reviewed on 1 May 2020

Temple Bar Inn
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If you're keen to leave as many euros for those Guinness-tasting sessions and Irish stews as you can, a hostel in Dublin might just be the way to go. These are the often the cheapest stays in the whole fiddle-playing, pint-sloshing city, with budget-bolstering rates to rival any traditional hotel. But that doesn't necessarily mean compromising on quality. Some travellers will love the melting pot of people you can meet in the common rooms and on-site bars – perhaps over an Irish whiskey or two. Others will enjoy the vibes of the multi-bed dorm rooms, which mean sharing sleeping space with your new sightseeing pals. And then there's the colourful and quirky side to hostels in Dublin. So, look forward to mural-strewn walls and graffiti-scrawled lounges, brick-fronted Georgian architecture and foot-stomping music evenings.

What makes hostels in Dublin so fun?

One of the great draws of hostels in Dublin is just how many different sorts of travellers they can cater to. Solo folk can pick a vibrant, tavern-style inn, where Gaelic music rocks the floorboards until the early hours and stouts slosh behind the bars. Couples might find a cool, boutique stay that's got private rooms and on-site ticketing services. Larger groups can rent out whole dorms to bed down together, all while putting the famous pubs of Temple Bar or the roaring rugby terraces of the Aviva Stadium right next door. Anyone who's eager for a classic Irish stay won't be disappointed, either. Cosy terraces and brick-clad industrial depots are just some of the immersive settings in which you can find a hostel in Dublin these days.

Delve inside and you'll see what makes these places such a draw for lovers of more off-beat accommodation. Celtic art might adorn the walls of big breakfast rooms, communal kitchens could be bustling with cooks of different nationalities and the dorms may have quirky murals and furniture pieces. Other features like bike rentals and free walking tours should help you plan your travels through the iconic Irish capital, while free morning buffets can provide the fuel for trips along the Liffey and beyond. Night owls will also be pleased to hear that some of Dublin's hostels are a hotbed of hedonism, offering everything from pub crawls through Temple Bar to whiskey tasting all in the distilleries.

Things to do near hostels in Dublin

The vast majority of hostels in Dublin promise a low-cost bed in the very heart of the city. That's great news for anyone keen on checking off the main sights. A short walk from the reception and you could be unearthing the secrets of James Joyce, literary maestro. Or, you could be unravelling tales of Vikings and Norman invaders between the flying buttresses of Dublin Castle. For that, pick somewhere like immersive Sky Backpackers, though you might be distracted by its wine and cheese evenings and weekend happy hours. There's tour and ticketing assistance on offer at the terraced Times Hostel on Camden Place. It's a charming little escape with a graffitied exterior – the perfect spot to plan tasting sessions through the iconic Guinness Storehouse or the 1780 Jameson Distillery on Bow Street, perhaps.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Dublin?
By staying at a hostel, you can spend less on accommodations and use more of your trip funds for sightseeing during your trip. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and live music venues.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Dublin?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start: Jacobs Inn - Hostel - 2-minute walk from Busaras Station for easy access to public transport. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. You’ll find showers, free toiletries and lockers in all rooms. Generator Dublin - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Smithfield Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. You’ll find showers, lockers and linens in all rooms. Trinity College Campus Accommodation - Located steps from Trinity College. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. You’ll find towels, free toiletries and desks in all rooms. DCU Rooms at All Hallows College - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a restaurant. Rooms come with towels, showers and free toiletries. DCU Rooms Glasnevin - Located steps from Dublin City University. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and an indoor pool. You’ll find showers and desks in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather like in Dublin?
The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s a little information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 14°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Dublin is 766 mm.
What is there to see and do in Dublin?
In general, Dublin is known for its American football, museums and bars. Major attractions include Grafton Street, Dublin Castle and St. Stephen’s Green. Get out into nature with places such as Phoenix Park, Marlay Park and Iveagh Gardens. Cultural attractions include Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Guinness Storehouse and 3Arena.
What's the best way to get around Dublin?
You can search for flights to the closest airport in Dublin (DUB), 5.8 mi (9.3 km) away from the city centre. When you’re out and about, you might want to make use of public transport. Nearby metro stations include Jervis Station, Abbey Street Station and St. Stephen’s Green Station. To check out more of the area, catch a train at Dublin Tara Street Station, Dublin Pearse Street Station or Dublin Connolly Station.

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