There’s so much to be said about the city of Dublin. Literature and art fuels the legend and folklore of this mysterious capital known for brotherly love and drunken camaraderie. Plus quaint shops and bridges overlooking the magnificent River Liffey add just the right touch of romance. No matter what you’re into, in order to make the most of your trip you’ll want to perfect your stay be selecting an accommodation that is well-suited to your lifestyle and budget. Choose from the following listings including Hostels, Hotels, And Vacation Rentals that are among the best places to stay in Dublin.
Set in a newly-renovated Victorian home, clean and modern facilities makes the affordable Egali Hostel a smart pick for frugal and budget-conscious travelers. The hostel is situated right in the heart of Dublin, near bars and shopping, as well as the pickup point for transport headed to the airport. Despite being filled with other bunks, dorm rooms offer night owls a bit of discretion with individual bedside lamps.
Address: 146 Parnell St., Rotunda, Dublin 1, Ireland (see map)
Price: from 11 USD
Access: 1 block from James Joyce Centre
Contact: +353 1 558 0882
Located off of a busier main street, one of the benefits of the MEC Hostel is that it has a quiet, homey feel that is conducive to a good night’s rest. Built in an 18th century Georgian house, MEC has dreamy spiral staircases, arched doorways, and mural-like artwork that give it a certain flair. In warm weather the spacious garden area is an excellent place for picnicking and outdoor games.
Address: 42 N. Great George’s St., Rotunda, Dublin 1, Ireland (see map)
Price: from 14 USD
Access: 4 min walk to Dublin Writer’s Museum
Contact: +353 1 873 0826
The Garden Lane Backpackers hostel is a great meeting place for friends and traveling groups. Start your morning with a stunning view from the floor to ceiling glass windows of the Garden Lane Backpackers hostel while enjoying a delicious breakfast spread provided by the hostel. At the end of the day comfy sofas, beanbag chairs, and psychedelic lava lamps make for a perfect post-sightseeing lounge for recuperation.
As its name suggests, the Uppercross House Hotel provides a warm, welcoming vibe that makes it feel less like a commercial accommodation and more like a private home. The best thing about the hotel is that it is extremely family-friendly, being located away from the activity of downtown. Pets are also welcomed at no additional cost to the owners. Meanwhile a full complementary Irish breakfast and outdoor beer garden only serve to enhance its impressive list of services and amenities.
The swanky Dublin Skylon Hotel is more than just a place to lay your head. Sure you can sleep like royalty between the plush bedding of a King Room, but the extent of its amenities go far beyond just that. Secure laptop safes, and bedside desks, and meeting rooms with overhead projectors makes it easier than ever to conduct business in Dublin. The hotel also operates a classy bistro with irresistible menu options.
Although situated in a quiet residential neighborhood, the family-operated Maple’s House Hotel is close enough to public transportation to afford its guests quick and convenient access to the city center. On foot it is less than 15 minutes from Dublin’s National Botanic Garden. Meanwhile fine dining and tasteful decor make it a top pick for style and comfort during your stay.
The Temple Bar Apartment is cozy duplex set in the highly sought-after downtown area. Although within close walking distance of bars and pubs, the apartment itself was built on a quiet street just away from the noise and even faces a calming residential courtyard. Bright, sunny, and modern, it is built on two levels, offering enough space for the comfort of five guests.
Temple Bar Apartment
Price: from 194 USD
Number of Guests: 5
Access: Near Temple Bar
This rustic cottage is an excellent choice for a romantic couple or small family looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Although you’ll spend a great deal of time in town or frolicking at the nearby beach, you can have a relaxing drink on the outdoor patio or seek warmth from the charming wood fireplace. The property is only 9 miles from the city centre.
Price: from 62 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Access: 9 miles to city centre
Contact: +1 888 829 7076
The Parliament Hotel, formerly known as the Arlington, is one of the best options in the city of Dublin for it’s centralized location, which makes it easy to take advantage of the downtown attractions and nightlife. Its own bustling bar serves up tasty eats and live Irish Music every weekend. Also, because it overlooks nearby Dame Street, rooms have a magnificent view of the historic Dublin castle.
Arlington Hotel Temple Bar
Address: Lord Edward Street
This simple, but welcoming first floor apartment is located a short distance from the downtown city centre and has the capacity to accommodate up to four people. Newly-renovated, and with an in-unit washer and dryer for your convenience, it is a spacious accommodation for a couple or small family. The DUblin Convention Center, Aviva Stadium, and the Grand Canal Theatre are all within walking distance.
CITY CENTRE (BALLSBRIDGE) ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT
Top guest reviewsthe apartment is situated in very peaceful and well-kept ballsbridge within a cvery clean and comfortable apartment would definitely stay againvery clean has everything you needaccommodations were quite adequate and very clean
Host:did not meet owner but very detailed instructions were easy to followthey are always willing to help remedy any problem again great hosts was hard to eat inthe hosts linda and brian are incredibly friendly and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location for marathon and shopping in the centresuper safe short 15 minute walk to dublin centerthis apartment was in a great locationnice safe area of the city about 25 minute walk to downtown attractionsthis apt is in a beautiful location
Not only is it affordable, but this newly-renovated modern apartment is very close to the seaside fisherman’s town of Howth, Ireland. Here renters enjoy the best of both worlds: the calm and tranquility of hiking the nearby cliffs and the exhilarating thrill of the metropolitan grind of the city. A variety of options for public transport provide quick access to the center. With the capacity for some 13 guests, it is a perfect vacation rental for families and large groups of friends.
Dublin Costal line between Howth & Malahide
Top guest reviewsthe rooms were clean had good wi-fi and very comfortable bedsthe accommodation was generous in size with an adequate kitchenbasically it was a kitchen with a love seat in it and a televisionthe unit was very clean and the beds were comfortable
Host:luggage stands would have been helpfulRead more reviewsthe location is greatclose to the water bus routes and interesting old villagesthe city of howth is very close quaint and pretty - definitely worth checking outit's close to dublin yet we could park our car without any problemthe dart station was about a 10 minute walk along the seafront and was a wonderful view
From the outside, the artsy, pub-style decor of the Times Hostel naturally draws in fun-loving travelers ready to explore the city. Conveniently situated next door to a barbershop and tattoo parlor, the Times isn’t without its quirks. Although bars and nightlife are only a few steps away, it also happens to be a rare family-friendly hostel, welcoming children under adult supervision.
The Times Hostel - College Street
Address: College Street
Finding a niche
With its amiable citizens and pittoresque sights, Dublin is one of the most tourist-friendly cities in the world. Fortunately accommodations are as bountiful as the restaurants and attractions here. From strictly economical, to midrange and more premium options for lodging, there’s a place for just about everyone.
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