Hostels in Dublin

The capital and largest city of Ireland is inhabited by more than 500,000 people (1.5 million more for the Greater Dublin).  The population is relatively young with about 50% of Dubliners being under 30 years old.  Located on the east coast of Ireland, Dublin is divided into two by the River Liffey. The center is not very large and is very easily covered by foot. In just 10 minutes, you can reach the main street on the north shore, O’Connell Street from Grafton Street, another main street on the south shore.

The official language is English, although the Gaélique is still widespread in Ireland, and the currency used is the Euro.

Transportation

If you arrive by plane at Dublin Airport, it is only 10 km north of the city. You can either take a taxi to the downtown, or take one of the many buses on the route, including the public system. Please note that there are no trains on this portion.

Once in the city, although it is possible and very easy to walk, Dublin offers different modes of transportation like buses (simply called Dublin Bus), train ( DART) or tram (Luas) with only two lines.  Other lines are planned for the future.

As we speak, the various transportation systems are becoming integrated. Buying a Smartcard, whose boundaries are beginning to spread throughout the city, offers you access to the bus or the tram for the same price.

Taxi is also a good option, but frankly, these are very difficult to find at night. Depending on where you go, it may be easier just to walk.

Finally, if you’re well equipped or it does not rain, a great way to explore the city is on a bicycle. Dublin has recently joined the city that offers a bike rental service similar to the Velib in Paris, called the Dublinbikes.

Hostel - Our suggestions for Dublin

Bar, Restaurant

The Brazen Head

The oldest pub in Ireland! Founded just before 1200, this beautiful pub has lost none of its charm and offers all you can expect from a typical Irish pub: Irish lamb stew, traditional music ... You can even learn to serve

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Attractions

Temple Bar

A visit to Temple Bar is a must! Once a notorious neighborhood, and even doomed to destruction in the 1980s, Temple Bar, located on the south bank of the Liffey, has now become the most fashionable district of the city.

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Attractions

Going out of Dublin for the day

If you have the chance, try to escape from the city for the day, by taking a a train ticket (the DART, Dublin Area Rapid Transportation). For less than 10 euros, you can use it without limits for 24 hours. The

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Events

Parade of St Patrick

If you are in Dublin in mid-March, do not miss the parade of  St. Patrick. You might have to get up early to get a good seat, but it's worth it. Even before the parade starts, you'll see fairies wandering around

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Attractions

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

Are you passionate about literature AND beer? Try Dublin Literary Pub Crawl and follow the footsteps of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and many others by visiting their favorite pubs while listening to excerpts from their works read by actors. These

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Museums

Museums in Dublin

Dublin has some beautiful museums that are recommended to visit if you have a little time, or if a rainy day makes you want to stay indoor. And what is great about Dublin is that the entry of all the

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Events

The Maritime Festival in Dublin

If you spend a weekend in Dublin in early June, do not miss the Maritime Festival, organized by the Dublin Docklands Authority. In a lively area where new attractions keep appearing, this festival celebrates everything that is maritime! You can

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Music

Concerts in Dublin: l’O2

This concert hall has been recently opened in the Docklands, a neighborhood in full development. It can accommodate 14,000 people. U2 was the first to play there, for a private audience ... It is advisable to go there by public transport,

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Attractions

Guiness Storehouse

The main attraction in Dublin is obviously related to the Guinness, the world famous local beer : it is the Guinness Storehouse. In this old building from the early 20th century where the Guinness was once brewed, you will learn everything

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