So you’re visiting Dublin? Lucky you! Dublin is one of the most exciting cities in Europe. It’s packed with history, cultural activities, and amazing nightlife. While you’re in town you’ll probably want to see some of the top sights such as the Dublin Castle, explore the Guinness Storehouse, and visit a traditional Irish pub. Whatever your plans are in Dublin, here’s where to stay, from the best hostels to hotels and home rentals.
Best Dublin Hostels
Garden Lane is a new hostel that has risen in the ranks as the most popular budget option in Dublin. It’s a stylish hostel with clean rooms and a great social atmosphere. The hostel is located in the Dublin Liberties neighborhood, which is in the city center, close to some of Dublin’s top sights such as the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, Christchurch Cathedral, and Dublin Castle. The hostel puts on a delicious free breakfast spread, including toast with peanut butter and real Nutella. Yes, real Nutella! Not the cheap kind. While the hostel has a lot going for it, its top selling point is the outdoor terrace area, with a stunning view of Dublin and the surrounding hills.
Sky Backpackers has been recently renovated and its shiny new rooms make it one of the best hostels in Dublin. The hostel has a cool setting located inside a former recording studio, where the likes of artists such as U2, Van Morrison, and Sinead O’Connor have all made music. The hostel boasts an excellent location in the center of Dublin, right by the Liffey River, the Ha’Penny Bridge, O’Connell Street, and the bustling Temple Bar Area, where you can find some of the city’s best nightlife. The hostel has a really sociable atmosphere and puts on nights such as free wine and cheese night, and free sangria night.
Time Hostel in Camden Place is another top runner. The hostel is located in the middle of Dublin’s best nightlife district, just off Camden Street. It has an unbeatable location, close to some of the city’s wildest clubs, bars, and restaurants. Some of the hostel’s nice extras include free tea, coffee, and hot chocolate at any time of day, board games, and book swaps. They also put on fun weekly events including free pancakes on Saturday, wine and cheese nights on Tuesday, plus there are very frequent pub crawls guests can join.
Best Dublin Hotels
Ariel House is a hotel set in a traditional Victorian redbrick townhouse. It’s located just a few minutes walk from Aviva Stadium and is a short journey to the city center. The rooms are cozy and feature beautiful period detailing and furnishings. Splash out on a room with a traditional four poster bed to feel like you’ve taken a step back in time.
Cliff Townhouse hotel is set in a traditional Georgian townhouse by St. Stephen’s Green. It’s a stunning boutique hotel with luxurious furnishings. There are only nine rooms in the hotel, all of which have period furnishings, and some come with elegant marble bathrooms. There’s also an on-site hotel restaurant serving up delicious lunch and dinner options if you don’t want to venture out.
Best Dublin Home Rentals
This centrally located apartment is in one of the best areas to stay in Dublin, plus is spacious and can sleep up to six guests. It features a sleek, modern design and an enormous living room with high ceilings and comfy sofas. The apartment has a great location overlooking the trees of Trinity College, which is one of the oldest universities in Europe.
When in Dublin, why not stay in a beautiful penthouse? This spacious and light penthouse apartment has two bedrooms that comfortably accommodate four people, perfect for a small family or group of friends. It boasts an incredible location, just a few minutes walk from some of the top sights such as Dublin Castle, Dame Street, and Trinity University College. For more impressive rentals, take a look at Airbnbs in Dublin to stay like a local.
The Leon Residence is a stylish apartment in the center of Dublin, close to the Irish Emigration Museum and The Convention Centre. It’s a simple, modern apartment with two bedrooms and a living room. If you’re looking for something with great access to all the attractions and a good price, this is the place for you. There’s also a terrace where you can kick back and relax after a busy day exploring.