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Fully Furnished
Fully Furnished
All Bills included
All Bills included
WIFI
WIFI
Free Breakfast
Free Breakfast
Free Cancelation
Free Cancelation
WIFI
WIFI

Reviews for Backpackers

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Charlotte
Everything is clean Everything is healthy Everything is new High quality
9.7
Best place in dublin
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ROCIO
Good
9.1
Good facilities, friendly staff and the location is good
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maria
Para mi la parte nueva me encanto. Perfecto todo.
9.7
La parte nueva un 10,la parte sin reformar un 3
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Thomas
Very well located hostel, not very expensive for Dublin with free breakfast. Ideal for making new acquaintances! Great location, not very expensive for Dublin with free breakfast. Ideal for making new acquaintances!
9.3
Good location, cheapest, Free breakfast

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Welcome to Dublin

What’ll it be? Pint of the black stuff? There’s no denying it – a lot of people who book a Dublin hostel are in it for the craic. Famous for its best-in-the-world Guinness (well, the brewery is around the corner) its talkative locals, its traditional pubs and its huge student population, this is a hell of a place for a lost weekend. Or week. Or month. You get the idea. But as you stagger out of your hostel dorm and the fog of the night before clears, you’ll find yourself in a potted history of Ireland: Viking relics, winding medieval streets and elegant Georgian squares with brightly-painted doors. Plus, of course, all the shopping, culture and great grub you’d expect from a thriving modern capital. Sound good? Then check out the range of hostels: cheap hostels, backpacker-friendly hostels, city centre hostels, downtown hostels – take your pick and get booking. We’ll be waiting at the bar.

Dun Laoghaire Regatta

Leave the dorm behind and head to picturesque Dublin bay to catch four days of racing. Irish and international teams battle it out on the water, and there’s plenty of entertainment on shore too. The event takes place from the 9th – 12th July 2015.
Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Dun Laoghaire Regatta

Free Museums

There are plenty of museums that budget-conscious backpackers can visit for free. The Natural History Museum on Merrion Street is popular, but if you’re a design fan you can’t beat the Decorative Arts and History Museum on Benburb Street.
Free Museums
Free Museums

O’Connell Street

Or visit O’Connell Street, the main thoroughfare in Dublin and a great area to look in if you want a downtown hostel. It’s one of the widest streets in Europe and it’s populated with statues to notable Irish folk heroes and historical figures. The famous GPO sits on this street too.
O’Connell Street
O’Connell Street

Dublin Zoo

One of Dublin’s most popular attractions, the zoo is full of animal life from all corners of the globe. Visit them at Phoenix Park, Dublin 8. Adult tickets cost €16.80. Check the website for group prices and concessions.
Dublin Zoo
Dublin Zoo

Dublin Castle

Now an Irish government building, Dublin Castle was the headquarters of British rule until 1922. Situated on Dame Street close to the favourite backpacker haunt of Temple Bar, the historic site has two museums, cafes, and gardens. Adult tickets cost €4.50.
Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle

St Patrick’s Cathedral

Visit the soaring spires of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Situated at St Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8 this ancient building is worth a visit. Tickets cost €5.50 for adults, and €4.50 for students.
St Patrick’s Cathedral
St Patrick’s Cathedral

Kilmainham Gaol

A former prison, now a museum, you can find this historic building at Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. Cost of admission is €7 per adult, only €3 for students.
Kilmainham Gaol
Kilmainham Gaol

Natural History Museum

Step out of your hostel dorm and into the past. This grand building contains a collection of Irish artefacts that offer an insight into how the beautiful island developed. Located at Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2. Admission is free.
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum

City Centre

The heart of the Dublin experience. Situated around the River Liffey, the area provides excellent eating and nightlife options as well as great shopping - particularly on the bustling Grafton Street, just south of Trinity College grounds.
City Centre
City Centre

Temple Bar

Known as the capital’s Cultural Quarter, Temple Bar is defined by its cobbled streets, and its historical Dublin experience - it’s the Dublin many backpackers come to see. There’s a food market held on Saturdays, and you can find jewellery and clothing stalls along Cows Lane, just off Lord Edward Street.
Temple Bar
Temple Bar

Georgian Dublin

For travellers looking for a quintessential taste of Dublin, there are a number of streets to the southeast of the city centre to explore. Baggot Street, Merrion Square, and Fitzwilliam Square contain elegant townhouses with brightly painted doors.
Georgian Dublin
Georgian Dublin

Dublin International Film Festival (March)

There’s loads of variety at this film festival. From independent features to major blockbusters, Dublin hosts an influential festival that grows bigger each year. It takes place in March.
Dublin International Film Festival
Dublin International Film Festival

The Big Grill Festival

Forget that hostel pub crawl - The Big Grill is a whole other level. It fills Herbert Park in Ballsbridge with BBQ, craft beer, live music and cocktails. Tickets for the whole weekend cost €45 but you can buy individual day passes.
The Big Grill Festival
The Big Grill Festival

Saint Patrick’s Day

Perhaps the most famous Irish export, Saint Patrick’s day takes place on March the 17th. Book yourself into a Dublin hostel to experience the event properly. There’s colourful pageantry, bands from around the world, and streets overflowing with celebrations and booze.
Saint Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick’s Day

Dublin Writers Festival

Add some culture to your hostel experience with this major literary event, which takes place at a variety of venues throughout June. Over fifty writers and poets from all over the world congregate in Dublin for readings, discussions and debates. Don’t miss the Rattlebag poetry slam.

The Festival Of Curiosity

From the 23rd – 26th July 2015, Dublin hosts the Festival of Curiosity. It’s an eclectic event that encompasses science, arts, and culture. The event has grown to become one of the most innovative festivals in Europe. Keep an eye on their website for more details and ticket prices.
The Festival Of Curiosity
The Festival Of Curiosity

Guitar Festival Of Ireland (July)

If you love guitars, book your hostel in the first week of July - this festival is all about them. There are plenty of genres to enjoy, including bluegrass and traditional Irish folk music.

Bluefire Street Fest (September)

This is free festival offers a day of live music, art and entertainment, with graffiti artists painting live. Find it at Smithfield Square, Smithfield, close to the city centre hostels of North Inner City.

Longitude

Sound familiar? Longitude is the Irish sister to England’s Latitude festival, and it’s every bit as cool and eclectic. It’s based a little way south of Dublin, but there’s no camping, so expect hostels in the city to book up fast!

Madina

This is easily the cheapest place to feast on a curry in Dublin, frequented by locals and backpackers alike. You’ll get change from a tenner with meals costing as little as €7.
Madina
Madina

Gerry’s Coffee Shop

For €6.50 you can tuck into a great fry up from Gerry and stagger back to the hostel absolutely stuffed. Consistently turning out tasty, hearty food, Gerry’s is very cheap and very cheerful.

Kanum Thai

If you’re after a takeaway then this is the place to go. Every night of the week Kanum has a special for just €9.99. They chuck in rice and a bottle of water too. There are two locations, but Mespil Road is the more central.
Kanum Thai
Kanum Thai

Green 19

For €10 you and your fellow backpackers can get a whole roast dinner at Green 19. It comes with all the trimmings, and there’s no skimping on quality - it’s seriously good stuff.
Green 19
Green 19

Fish Shop

Serious about fish and chips? So you should be. These guys are too, and their meals cost under €7 - you can get a drink too and still be heading back to the hostel with change from a €10 note.
Fish Shop
Fish Shop

Alchemy

Right in the heart of Dublin’s backpacker-friendly cultural quarter, Alchemy blends style with contemporary tunes. Find it at 13 – 17 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, D2.
Alchemy
Alchemy

Club M

Club M is all about good, uncomplicated fun – it’s a popular club that plays an eclectic range of dance and pop. Head to 2 Cope St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 for a great night out.

The Wiley Fox

Stocked full of craft beers and pulsing to the best live music, The Wiley Fox is an excellent all-round venue that also serves up great pizzas and pies. And it’s right round the corner from several city centre hostels.

Soder + Ko

A Scandinavian-Asian fusion? We’re in - and we suspect most backpackers will be too. Come for a classy Swedish cinnamon bun in the afternoon, or dumplings and delicate broths in the evening - followed by dancing into the small hours.
Soder + Ko
Soder + Ko

Fibber Magees

Dublin has a pretty high concentration of swanky cocktail bars, but sometimes you just need to rock out. Fibber’s buzzes with live bands and a cool, alt crowd. Backpackers fit right in.
Fibber Magees
Fibber Magees

Waterways Visitor Centre Market

Head over to the Waterways Visitor Centre Market at the Grand Canal Dock for tasty food at a great location. It runs every Wednesday, with stalls selling everything from fish to falafel.
Waterways Visitor Centre Market
Waterways Visitor Centre Market

Makeshop

Bring some creativity to your hostel experience with Makeshop, attached to Dublin’s Science Museum. Aimed at budding ‘makers’ and experimenters, it sells everything from craft supplies to 3D printers.

Temple Bar Market

The market at Temple Bar has a great city centre location and some amazing budget eating options. The stalls and the buzz generally spill out onto the surrounding streets. Open on Saturdays from 10:00 – 16:30.
Temple Bar Market
Temple Bar Market

Avoid St Patrick’s Day

However tantalising Saint Patrick’s Day in Dublin is, it can be an expensive time to travel. If you’re looking to get the best deal it’s probably best to book your hostel another time of the year.

Take the ferry

For backpackers heading to Ireland from the UK it’s a good idea to look up the cost of a ferry before purchasing flights. You can find some real bargains.

Leapcard

Consider picking up a Leapcard. It can make travel around Dublin much cheaper but do read up on the conditions of use. It can be quite limited so make sure it suits your needs.

Airports Dublin Airport is where you’ll arrive if you fly to the city. It’s an international airport, offering links to the rest of Ireland too, and it’s only 5.4 miles from the city centre. The AirLink 747 and Aircoach line 700 bus services will take you to the city centre and its hostels for €6-€7. If you’re able to spend a bit more, there are taxi ranks outside both terminals. Rail There are two major train stations in Dublin. There’s Connolly Station, located to the north of the city centre, and there’s Dublin Heuston. It’s a bit further from the centre of town and it serves the south and west of the city, and provides rail links to the rest of the country. Bus Backpackers travelling by bus arrive at busaras (Central Bus Station) in the heart of the city. It offers intercity and regional bus services and it’s easy to walk into the city centre from this location. You can reach the airport from here too. Getting around On most inner city buses you’ll need coins to pay your fare. Most drivers won’t have change for bank notes. Consider the trams too – the Red Line will carry you past some of the city’s loveliest landmarks. Language: English/Irish Currency: Euro Electricity Voltage: 230v Timezone: Utc+00:00 Dialing codes: International callers should use 353. Dublin’s area code is 1. Post office Dublin’s General Post Office O’Connell Street Lower Dublin 1, Ireland Tel: 01 705 7000 Hospital Saint James’s Hospital James’s Street Dublin 8, Ireland Tel: 01 410 3000 Saint Vincent’s University Hospital Elm Park Merrion Road Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: 01 221 4000 Tourist information Visit Dublin 25 Suffolk Street Dublin 2, Ireland Opening hours Business opening hours for most shops are 09.30 to 18.00, although some larger ones will stay open until 19.30, and many shops stay open later still on a Thursday. Typical Sunday hours are 12.00 to 18.00. Most pubs and bars will stop selling alcohol at around 23.30. Clubs close at 03.00. Emergency numbers You can access the emergency services on either 999 or 112.