10 Best Place To Spend Your Nights And Mornings In Dublin

The quintessential Irish Bed and Breakfast is a family-run business in a quaint, converted home with tonnes of home-comforts as well as a guaranteed helpful and kind nature. You'll find most of the guesthouses listed in this list also include the names of the proprietors - usually a husband and wife duo - and when it comes to reviews it is these people who are name checked over and over again as having gone above and beyond the guests expectations in order to make their stay extra special.

For some, being close to the airport for a short stay or at the end of the busy trip is paramount and several of these B&Bs such as Shantalla Lodge or Botanic Villa are located around 5km from the airport and are well connected making it a relaxing way to spend your trip. For others, being close to Dublin's top amenities while enjoying reduced prices and a homely atmosphere are top of the list and again, there are several houses such as the Anchor House or the Morehampton Townhouse as well as others that will suit your needs. 

Let's not forget of course part of the main focus of these guesthouses is the breakfast and you won't be disappointed. Whether it's a slap-up full Irish breakfast or a lighter option there are many B&Bs offering fantastic service and sometimes free breakfast on top as well as great rates - what more could you want?

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Azalea Lodge

Located not far from the airport and about a fifteen minute drive from the city centre, Azalea Lodge in Drumcondra is run by husband and wife duo Bernadette and Padraig. Frequent buses to the city centre make the commute easy and your hosts will...  Read More

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Anchor House Dublin

Anchor House is another city centre B&B that's close to Connolly Station, O'Connell Street, Croke Park and the O2 Arena. It is a charming 1790's home with a bright blue door that belies a cosy interior with free wifi and luggage storage as well...  Read More

Morehampton Townhouse

Located on the south side of the city and just ten minutes walk from the main shopping district the Morehampton Townhouse is another superb guesthouse that typifies the Georgian townhouse accommodation that the city has to offer. This is the...  Read More

Flyover Bed and Breakfast

The Flyover suggests what you would expect: a B&B located close to the airport, but it si miles away from the usual drab fare you get with near airport hotels. Tom and Sally will be your hosts at this charming house with traditional Irish...  Read More

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Waterloo Lodge

Here is another B&B convenient to the RDS Ballsbridge, the Aviva Stadium for rugby fans, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for arts lovers and mere minutes from Grafton Street and St. Stephen's Green. Waterloo Lodge is also situated beside the Grand...  Read More

The Merchant House Dublin

The Merchant House is a B&B with a difference. Located right in the middle of the action on Eustace Street in Temple Bar it also features suites named after famous Irish writers with highlights including the James Joyce Suite and the Oscar Wilde...  Read More

Botanic Villa

Ken and Sandra are the proprietors of the Botanic Villa B&B in Glasnevin, a guesthouse that is similarly convenient to both town and the airport although this time closer to the city centre. Croke Park is the nearest attraction for those heading...  Read More

Shantalla Lodge B&B

Shantalla Lodge is extremely convenient to the airport - just 3km away – but don't worry about being too far from the action as it's only 5km from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and many buses heading in both directions pass outside...  Read More

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Parkway Guesthouse

Situated in the city centre in a family run, 18th Century Georgian House the Parkway Guesthouse is a stone's throw from all of the city's major amenities and is but a two minute walk from the local swimming pool. Owner Seamus and his staff are...  Read More

Donnybrook Hall Hotel

The Donnybrook Hall Hotel is located in one of Dublin's nicest suburbs and has recently enjoyed €80,000 worth of renovations. Like many other buildings typical of the area the building is a Victorian Period townhouse and family run by the...  Read More


Meet Emily Carson

Emily grew up in Dublin, and studied French and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. During her university years, she lived in both Scotland and France, but traveled around Europe...  More About Emily

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