Dublin Is Full Of High Class Hostels With Plenty Of Freebies

Long gone is the norm of dingy hostels without sheets or security in the wrong part of town. Dublin's hostels are all furnished and equipped to the highest standards and as a result they are each trying to outdo each other in terms of fun activities and free added extras in order to make themselves top of the pile. 

Most of these hostels are located in or around Dublin's party centre, Temple Bar, and none are far out of reach of the city's main attractions. Excellent security facilities, free internet and linen combined with secure parking mean that you won't have to worry about your belongings while you take to the streets to soak up Dublin culture before hitting the pubs and clubs all night. For the nights you want to take it easy there is a wealth of cinema rooms, games rooms, special free food nights and walking tours for those who want some structured fun to see the city or simply walk off a hangover.

The emphasis seems to be very much on making friends, going out and having a good time and most of these hostels seem intent on making it possible for you to return at any time, day or night. Rest assured if you're drinking in Temple Bar you might be glad of the late night receptionist.




The Generator is part of a chain of European hostels that pride themselves on good prices, a buzzing atmosphere and the Dublin branch has just been voted number 1. hostel in Dublin on TripAdvisor. The parties and events thrown on site include...  Read More



The Times Hostel offers everything a backpacker could possibly dream of: central location, ensuite bathrooms, free wifi and a litany of fun activities, tours and ideas to really make your stay in Dublin worthwhile. You'll be staying next to one...  Read More

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If medieval Dublin is your bag then the Four Courts Hostel should be your base camp during your stay. Located near to Christchurch, the Jameson Distillery and Dublin's Oldest pub The Brazen Head this hostel offers plenty of communal space and...  Read More



Harvey's is more a guesthouse than a hostel and its lovely Georgian townhouse surroundings attest to that. Located on Gardiner Street just a ten minute walk from the O'Connell Bridge you can expect old Dublin charm and wonderful facilities from...  Read More

Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar


Voted number 1 hostel in Ireland for this year it's not hard to see why people keep coming back to Barnacles in Temple Bar. The rooms are spacious and immaculately clean and you really can't get better location-wise. However, it's the added...  Read More

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Abbey Court


If a river view and 'spotless' interiors is what you're after then the Abbey Court is where to head. Situated opposite Temple Bar and nearby to O'Connell Street Abbey Court is an immaculate hostel with plenty of fun amenities to add to your...  Read More

Oliver St John Gogarty Hostel & Penthouse Apartments


If you want the value of a high-end hostel but with the privacy of your own apartment then the Oliver St John Gogarty Penthouses are for you. Located in Temple Bar above the pub of the same name these apartments cater for up to 26 people in...  Read More

Ashfield House Hostel Dublin


Ashfield House is another Dublin hostel that can boast a central location and nice finishing touches to make it one of the best budget places to stay in the capital. Located on D'Olier Street just minutes from both Grafton Street and O'Connell...  Read More

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Avalon House


Avalon House is located near to the busy nightlife quarter around Wexford Street and Camden Street. This hostel is focussed around the social aspect and offers a large lounge with foosball, a table tennis table and a playstation while free films...  Read More

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Jacobs Inn - Hostel


Jacob's Inn is located nearby to Connolly Station which makes it super convenient for those travelling around Ireland either before or after their stay. All the rooms here are en-suite and previous guests often lovingly compare it to a more...  Read More


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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