The Best Hostels in Dublin
Dublin is one of the most amazing cities in Europe with it's beautiful Georgian architecture and its fantastic pubs. I can’t recommend it enough. Below is a list of the best hostels in Dublin. Over the last 10 years Dublin has come on leaps and bounds with restaurant choices, but you still have to try a hearty Irish stew served with a pint of Guinness. Then there's the wit of the Dub (something who comes from Dublin) and this is just priceless. Dublin also has a rich literary and cultural history.
All of the properties on this list are actual hostels that offer some form of dormitory accommodation. There no hotels, guesthouses, or other types of accommodation. Hostels have evolved greatly over the last 20 years and many are luxury or to use the term "flashpacker" hostels. These usually have a very high standard of customer service and have a more contemporary design. The other main type of hostel on this list is the community lead or traditional hostel. These are usually very social and will normally have a bar or a communal area or both.
1. Best Hostels in Dublin Gardiner House
Gardiner House is located in a beautiful historical building. They have a spacious kitchen open 24/7 with everything you need to cook your own meals, including plenty of fridge space and tea/coffee/hot chocolate available at any time. Free breakfast is available every morning.
There are many common areas, such as the dining and living room where you can hang out, meet other travellers, enjoy your meals, play pool, football table and board games, listen to music and have a few drinks.
There is a large TV room, furnished with very comfortable sofas and classy beanbags chairs where you can watch a movie or use our computers for free. A laundry room is available to wash, dry and iron your clothes.
Each room comes with its own wifi router and there is a flat screen TV in every private room. Read More
Address: 76 Gardiner Street Upper, Dublin.
Rating: 9.0 Prices: Dorms from €14.40 & Privates from €88.00
2. Best Hostels in Dublin Jacobs Inn
Jacobs Inn is just a 10 minute walk to Dublin’s Pub Hub, this purpose-built hostel provides affordable accommodations within the very heart of the city.
The rooms come with aand guests can choose from dormitories or . In the mornings, provides a free . Free tea and coffee is available in the kitchen, where guests can prepare their own meals.
Other Read Moreat Jacobs Inn Hostel include a game room and a , along with laundry and .
Address: 21-28 Talbot Place, Dublin 1.
Rating: 8.9 Prices: Dorms from €13.20 & Privates from €76.00
3. Best Hostels in Dublin Sky Backpackers
Guests can relax in the TV room with access to games and books. There is a 24-hour front desk. They run free events every night. Read More
Address: 2-4 Litton Lane, Dublin 1.
Rating: 8.9 Prices: Dorms from €19.00 & Privates from €69.00
4. Best Hostels in Dublin Garden Lane Backpackers
Garden Lane Backpackers is located in Dublin city center and is only 400 m from St. Patrick's Cathedral. This hostel offers free WiFi. At the hostel, all dorm rooms have a wardrobe and shared bathroom. A continental breakfast is served daily.
Garden Lane Backpackers offers an outside terrace and an excellent fully equipped kitchen where guest can prepare their own meals.
Some of Dublin's major tourist sights are within walking distance such as the Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. Read More
Address: 8 Garden Lane, Dublin.
Rating: 8.9 Prices: Dorms from €12.15 & Privates (4 people) from €72.00
5. Best Hostels in Dublin Barnacles Temple Bar House
Barnacles is located in the heart of Dublin’s cultural quarter - Temple Bar. You can enjoy a pint of Guinness in the famous Temple Bar pub, only two doors away. Famous tourist sights such as Trinity College, Dublin Castle, the Old Jameson Distillery and Christchurch Cathedral are all within walking distance.
Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom and is centrally heated. Each bed has a built-in under-bed locker to secure your luggage, and all rooms have electronic security card access keys. All the dorms are cleaned daily and the beds made with fresh linen.
Here you’ll find all the facilities you need, like our free light breakfast, free Internet access and Wi-Fi throughout the entire building. There is fully-equipped kitchen, laundry service, bureau de change, tour ticket desk (open 8-10) and more. Read More
Address: 19 Temple Ln S, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Rating: 8.8 Prices: Dorms from €13.00 & Privates from €73.00
6. Best Hostels in Dublin The Times Hostel
The Times Hostel is located in Dublin's in the heart of Dublin close to the hip nightlife area of Harcourt Street and its surrounding streets. It's a 5 minute walk to Grafton Street, St. Stephen's Green and St. Patrick's Cathedral, Temple Bar and Trinity College.
Amenities include fast free Wi-Fi and daily events. There are free welcome drinks, free luggage storage, a big kitchen to cook in, a lounge with TV, book swap, DVDs and board games. Read More
Address: 8 Camden Place, Dublin 2.
Rating: 8.8 Prices: Dorms from €15.00 & Privates (4 people) from €80.00
7. Best Hostels in Dublin Ashfield Hostel
Ashfield Hostel is located right in the center of Dublin in-between Trinity College and O'Connell Bridge and only minutes walk to Temple Bar, Grafton Street and other main Dublin tourist sites.
All rooms have free Wi-Fi and bed linen, and no curfew. There are vending machines with drinks and light snacks.
Other services included in the rate include: hot showers, luggage storage and use of fully equipped kitchen and common areas. Read More
Address: 20 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2.
Rating: 8.7 Prices: Dorms from €15.00 & Privates (4 people) from €62.00
8. Best Hostels in Dublin Abbey Court
They also provide a wide range of facilities for guests, including free bed linen, free lockers in the rooms and laundry facilities. Read More
Address: 29 Bachelors Walk, Dublin.
Rating: 8.6 Prices: Dorms from €13.50 & Privates (4 people) from €68.00
9. Best Hostels in Dublin Isaacs Hostel
Isaacs Hostel is situated within an 19th century wine store. The hostel come with free WiFi but it's main advantage is it's close proximity to both Dublin's main Train and Bus Stations. Connolly Train Station is 200 m away and Busáras (the Main Bus Station) is 100 m to the hostel. It is also the only hostel in Dublin with a sauna.
Rooms have shared bathrooms facilities. Hairdryers, hair straighteners, ironing equipment, and laundry facilities are available. In the mornings, Isaacs Hostel offers a complimentary light breakfast.
The hostel has a communal kitchen, where guests can prepare their own meals. Free tea and coffee is available all day. There is a basement TV lounge with seating, a pool table, and table tennis. Read More
Address: 5 Frenchman's Lane, Dublin 2.
Rating: 8.6 Prices: Dorms from €13.00 & Privates (4 people) from €49.00
10. Best Hostels in Dublin Generator Hostel Dublin
Generator is located close to the Jameson Distillery and Smithfield LUAS tram station. It offers budget en suite accommodation and a late night bar (see above).
Dublin Castle and the Guinness Storehouse are just a 10-minute walk away. Temple Bar is just 2 tram stops away.
Each morning traditional breakfasts are available at the Generator Hostel Dublin. Light snacks are available from the bar and there are regular entertainment evenings, including movie nights and quizzes.
Guests can relax in the 24-hour lounge and free Wi-Fi is available in all public areas of the hostel. Free walking tours are provided, and the hostel has a 24-hour reception and provides laundry and ironing facilities for guests. Read More
Address: Smithfield Square, Dublin.
Rating: 8.5 Prices: Dorms from €16.80 & Privates (4 people) from €67.20