11 Best Private-Room Hostels In Dublin, Ireland - Updated 2024

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Dublin, Ireland is a fun city to visit. Tourist destinations include the Guinness Factory, the Old Jameson Distillery, Trinity College, and the James Joyce Centre. Hostels are also scattered throughout the city. Each of them provides great amenities like TVs and gaming rooms. They also provide opportunities to make new friends while you travel. However, you may want some privacy while receiving the same hostel accommodations. While pricier than getting a dorm room, you will still be paying less than you would have if you had booked a hotel room. Keep reading to learn more about the best private-room hostels with in Dublin, Ireland.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of private rooms and dates, and decor. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 07, 2024.

1. 1. Abbey Court Hostel (from USD 53)

This place is deemed by many as one of the best hostels in Dublin. Abbey Court Hostel is located right in the middle of Dublin city centre, which makes many tourist destinations throughout the city walkable. Private rooms can cost as low as 68 EUR (77.55 USD). There are also great amenities that include breakfast, free wifi, lockers in all rooms, on-site laundry, a computer room, a hammock room, a games room. There is even a luggage store as well.

Abbey Court Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: 29 Bachelors Walk
687 meters (0.5 ft) from Dublin Castle

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Games room Internet services

2. 2. Barnacles Temple Bar House (from USD 21)

Another hostel in Dublin’s city centre right inside Temple Bar, it is one of the most popular private-room hostels in Dublin for tourists. Private rooms include free WiFi, a private bathroom, and toiletries. Accommodations include a kitchen, laundry service, free WiFi, and more. Many different tourist destinations such as Trinity College, the Guinness Factory, and the Old Jameson Distillery are only within walking distance. A knowledgable staff is also available 24 hours a day, who can provide tips for your stay in Dublin.

Barnacles Temple Bar House

Address: 19 Temple Lane South
325 meters (0.3 ft) from Dublin Castle

3. 3. The Sinclair (from USD 86)

Located in the centre of Dublin, it is convenient as it’s easy to go from this hostel to Dublin Airport. You only need to take the bus from the airport to O'Connell street, a famous street in the city. From there, you take a short 350-meter (382-yard) walk to The Sinclair. The kitchen is accessible until 1 PM. The building is a Georgian building that has many of its features remaining intact. This hostel only has private accommodations which include double rooms as well as triple and quadruple rooms. It is also within walking distance from many tourist destinations such as Trinity College and the Guinness Brewery. Much of Dublin’s nightlife is also within a short walking distance as well. This includes Temple Bar and Grafton Street.

4. 4. Jacobs Inn Hostel (from USD 142)

The Jacobs Inn Hostel provides a modern look with excellent facilities and accommodations. The breakfast is all you can eat, enabling you to be well fed before sightseeing. Private rooms can accommodate one to four people. They range from twin, double, triple, and quad rooms. Each of them comes with push-button showers, hair dryers, a vault, and fresh towels and linens. There is also a self-catering kitchen where you can store the food you’ve bought. There are sofas and bean bags throughout the hostel, where you can lounge and relax. The facilities enable you to make new friends with fellow travellers as well. There is a dining area, a game room, and even a library corner. The outdoor roof terrace is also accessible and it gives you a beautiful view of the city. You can enjoy a beer or smoke outside here. The hostel also contains a laundry room, luggage storage, and a 24-hour reception, ensuring that you will be well taken care of.

Jacobs Inn Dublin

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 21 - 28 Talbot Place
1.37 km (0.9 mi) from Dublin Castle

Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

Dublin (Region) Tour Guide

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Diana M

Hi there! I am Diana :) My passion in life (next to my loved ones) is travelling and meeting new people, showing others the beauty of the world, art in various forms. My private guided day tours are experiences that are unique and are a great way to do an interesting activity without being overwhelmed. You get to do something only few other travellers would get to do and a chance to gain a loc... Read more

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Dublin (Region) Tour Guide

Dave Kavanagh

Dave Kavanagh

Hello, My name is Dave and I am a local and national licensed Tour guide in Dublin, I operate walking tours taking you to some of Dublin's most iconic landmarks and buildings while discussing our great heritage and culture, we are known here in Ireland for our storytelling so expect lots of great stories on this tour.

Tours by Dave

5. 5. Gardiner House (from USD 26)

Located on Upper Gardiner Street in Dublin, it is only minutes away from O'Connell Street and a 10-minute walk from Grafton Street and Temple Bar. The hostel is also only within a walking distance from the Aircoach and Airlink 747 buses that get you to and from the airport, making this private-room hostel very convenient. As a former church with much of its original features intact, you will have the opportunity to sleep near stained-glass windows and holy water stoups. The Gardiner House features private double and twin rooms that have free wifi, a TV, and coffee and tea-making equipment. Each bed contains a reading light, power and USB outlets, and a locker under each bed. The kitchen is available 24/7, complete with enough fridge space to store your food. Free continental breakfast is provided as well. Gardiner House also has a dining and living room where you can interact with fellow travellers, eat meals, play pool, foosball, or even board games. There is a large TV room, complete with bean bags as well. The hostel contains a laundry room, which ensures your clothes are cleaned and ironed during your stay in Dublin.

Gardiner House

Wifi Available

Address: Dublin 76 Gardiner St. Upper
1.72 km (1.1 mi) from Dublin Castle

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Games room Ironing service

6. 6. Ashfield Hostel (from USD 25)

Located right between Trinity College and the O'Connell Bridge, the Ashfield hospital is the centermost located hostel in Dublin. It is also within a short walk between Temple Bar, Grafton Street, and many other tourist attractions. The private rooms range between singles, doubles, and triples. Each private room has access to its own bathroom. Accommodations include free breakfast and free WiFi. The reception desk is available 24 hours. Ashfield Hostel also contains a nice comfy common area and a well-equipped kitchen. The hostel provides a free walking tour and nightly pub crawls as well.

Ashfield Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: 19/20 D'Olier Street
757 meters (0.5 ft) from Dublin Castle

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Safety deposit box Heating Fax/photocopying Luggage storage

7. 7. Backpackers Citi Hostel (from USD 16)

Located in the centre of the city, Citi Hostel is in a Georgian building with many old features left intact. The Hostel has private single, double, and triple rooms. The hostel includes free WiFi, a self-catering kitchen, a TV room, 24-hour reception, security lockers, 24/7 security monitored cameras, an outdoor patio area, and even a free luggage room. As with other hostels located in the centre of Dublin, it is within walking distance of many tourist attractions such as the Guinness Brewery, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, and O'Connell Street.

8. 8. The Times Hostel - College Street (from USD 13)

Located in the middle of the city, the Times Hostel on College Street is located right next to Trinity College and it is only within walking distance of Dublin’s old Viking and Medieval districts. It is also only a two-minute walk from the Temple Bar and other bars and clubs throughout the city. Private rooms at the Times Hostel range from double, twin, or even private three to four-person rooms. Services include 24-hour reception, free WiFi, free continental breakfast, a large common area, a large kitchen, ensuite bathrooms, luggage storage, a laundry room, and even a free book tour.

9. 9. Generator Dublin (from USD 60)

If you’re still wondering where to stay in Dublin, check out Generator Dublin. It’s an acclaimed hostel that offers pocket-friendly rooms. Guests are provided with traditional breakfasts, and they can also get some snacks at the bar. Generator Dublin also has a lounge and a bar, as well as a 24-hour front desk, laundry, and ironing equipment that guests can use. The hostel also provides entertainment for its visitors, such as trivia nights and movies. If you check-in here, you can also go to nearby popular tourist destinations such as Dublin Castle and the Guinness Storehouse.

Generator Dublin

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Smithfield Square, Smithfield
919 meters (0.6 ft) from Dublin Castle

Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

10. 10. Kinlay House Dublin (from USD 125)

Another great private-room hostel in Dublin is Kinlay House. This accommodation is located in the Temple Bar district, making this property in a prime location that’s close to many restaurants, bars, and cafes. Guests can choose from either an en-suite room or a dormitory room. The hostel also provides breakfast, and all guests have free 24-hour access to hot showers. Services here are also great as the hostel also offers secure lockers and an on-site shop. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Dublin, consider staying in this hostel.

Kinlay House Dublin

Wifi Available

Address: 2/12 Lord Edward Street
179 meters (0.2 ft) from Dublin Castle

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Safety deposit box Tour desk Heating Fax/photocopying

11. 11. Blue Horseshoe (from USD 20)

One of the many great hostels in Ireland is the Blue Horseshoe has private double rooms that can allow you to sleep in privacy while visiting Dublin. They provide basic accommodations such as a TV, free WIFi, a kitchen, and a continent breakfast. It is a short walking distance from the James Joyce Centre Museum, which honours the Irish novelist.

12. Frequently asked questions about private-room hostels in Dublin, Ireland

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Don't sacrifice affordability for privacy

When visiting Dublin, you don’t have to sacrifice affordability for privacy when it comes to looking for a hostel. You can still get your own private room while receiving the same hostel accommodations. These hostels are also closeby to both nightlife and tourist attractions such as the Guinness Factory and Trinity College.

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