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If the luck of the Irish is on your side, a trip to Dublin is most definitely in the cards. When planning where to stay, it’s best to do as the Irish do. Below we’ve compiled a quick list of the best Airbnbs in Dublin to give you the full authentic local experience.
This stunning spot overlooking Dublin’s famous Liffey river is as close as you can get to the heart of Ireland. It’s a 30-second walk from the Ha’Penny bridge, 10 minutes walking to museums and art galleries, and five minutes from Grafton Street & O’Connell Street. It’s also just a quick stone’s throw from public transit. On the inside, host Paul’s place has a bright, colorful decór with wood flooring, a solid kitchen, and an indoor fireplace. The window view looks right over the river across the street, so you’ll feel like you’re in the heart of all the Dublin action. The host also offers free breakfast included in the price of your stay, which is fairly rare in the Airbnb space.
Sleeps: 4, Average Price: $180/night
How often are you able to stay in an accommodation built by a famous architect? William Spence, the architect that built, among other things, the original Guinness Brewery, also designed this apartment. It has a modern, edgy feel with urban vibes and sleek black furniture. It’s five minutes from the Guinness Storehouse, which will most likely be on your Dublin itinerary, and a 15-minute walk to Temple Bar, a historic Irish distillery and brewery that hosts music and live events. The location of this gem makes it one of the Best Areas for Airbnbs in Dublin.
Sleeps: 6, Average Price: $145/night
Few things say ‘Ireland’ like the outside of this basement flat. With worn brick and a walled barrier, this place gives off authentic vibes of old-time Europe. The inside is a cozy one-bedroom space with a surprising amount of natural light for a basement apartment. There’s a smart TV, enough room to relax, a makeshift kitchen, and a shelf full of games, books, and Dublin tour guides. Reviews praise the apartment for being exceptionally clean, so this is a great option for tidy travelers. The apartment is located in Rathmines, which was recently rated as the fourth best place to live in all of Ireland.
Sleeps: 2, Average Price: $100/night
One look at this place and you’ll see it’s full of character. If you’re traveling solo or with a partner, you should definitely consider renting a private room in a house. If you don’t mind sharing a few amenities, having a local roommate will feel like having a personal tour guide who may be keen on helping you explore the city. Enjoy the comfy sofas, the record player, the fireplace, help yourself to coffee, and feel free to pet the cat.
Sleeps: 2, Average Price: $62/night
This detached apartment in the south of Dublin has been recently renovated with huge glass doors and windows, meaning you’ll be cozying up with a book and a view onto the lushness outside. In a quiet residential location, the place is a two-minute walk from Sandymount Strand and Dublin Bay. If you’re recovering from jet-lag, take advantage of the black-out blinds and sleep away the first day or two of your vacation. Whether you’re coming to Dublin for a short term or long term rental, this detached flat will be more than accommodating.
Sleeps: 2, Average Price: $100/night
Another great social option for those keen on staying with a host, this private room in Franky’s house has excellent reviews and an even better location. The house is a 20-minute walk from the city center, eight minutes from DART (Dublin’s rapid rail system) and eight minutes from the beach. Inside is a cozy setup with a dark stone fire pit, a welcoming dining area and a room with your own private access. Outside you have access to a little patio and rock garden. If you’re looking for a peaceful spot that isn’t in the booneys, this is your best bet.
Sleeps: 3, Average Price: $92
For more advice and tips about planning your vacation to Ireland, check out 10 Things no one Told You About Traveling to Ireland.