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The 10 Best Hostels in Dublin, Ireland

Some of the best backpacker spots in Dublin

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Gardiner House

Dublin City Centre, Dublin

All private rooms in the hostel are fitted with a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Guest rooms feature a wardrobe. Towels can be rented for a small additional fee. Hairdryers are available upon request. The very best you can get! Clean, good beds, super friendly staff and free breakfast.

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8.5
Very Good
2,426 reviews

Generator Dublin

Dublin City Centre, Dublin

Generator Dublin offers budget en-suite accommodation and a late night bar. A breakfast menu is available each morning and a delicious evening menu is offered as well. The property features regular DJs, live bands, quizzes, movie nights and live sports. Location, friendly and helpful staff, room, cleanliness, en-suite bathroom & shower facilities, all good.

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8.1
Very Good
3,305 reviews

The Four Courts Hostel

Dublin City Centre, Dublin

With dorms and private accommodation the Four Courts Hostel overlooks the River Liffey. Friendly staff can provide transport arrangements, sightseeing recommendations and discounted tickets to local attractions. The beds were extra comfy, the facilities exceeded my expectations

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8.1
Very Good
1,677 reviews

Abbey Court Hostel

Dublin City Centre, Dublin

Boasting an all-you-can-eat breakfast and free Wi-Fi, this modern hostel is located just off Dublin's famous O'Connell Bridge. Guests can enjoy 24-hour reception and nightly pub crawls.

Abbey Court Hostel provides a wide range of facilities for guests, including free bed linen, free lockers in the rooms, laundry facilities, and free use of computers with internet access. Seriously this hostel was one of my best part of staying in Dublin. You’ve got everything you need plus a prime location, literally you can walk anywhere in the city from this point

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8.3
Very Good
5,540 reviews

The Times Hostel - College Street

Dublin City Centre, Dublin

The Times Hostel has modern, simple accommodation close to Trinity College, Grafton Street, Temple Bar and O'Connell Street. All bedrooms are en suite and feature new showers and toilets.

The hostel has free Wi-Fi and free 24-hour luggage storage. The 24-hour friendly reception offers local information, with complimentary city maps and travel guides. Very friendly staff. Even printed our boarding passes for free. A lot of sockets in the room and a well equiped and clean kitchen also made our stay very pleasant. Cant ask for more for the location. U can literary access everything just by walking.

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8
Very Good
2,286 reviews

Abigail's Hostel

Temple Bar, Dublin

Abigail's hostel has private rooms and shared dormitories for budget-conscious travellers. Each room has an en suite shower and toilet. Abigail's has communal areas, free Wi-Fi, free bed linen and imposes no curfew. There is also a self-catering kitchen and vending machines. Rooms have their own toilet and shower which was so comfortable. Breakfast is amazing according to price. Location of hostel is amazing 5 - 10 min by walking to everywhere.

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8.2
Very Good
2,427 reviews

Ashfield Hostel

Dublin City Centre, Dublin

Ashfield Hostel is ideal for travellers or backpackers needing a low-cost base in Dublin. The hostel has all ensuite rooms (private bathroom), free Wi-Fi and bed linen, and no curfew. There are vending machines with drinks and light snacks. The whole booking, payment check in process was seamless and friendly and helpful staff made it enjoyable

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8.1
Very Good
1,686 reviews

Jacobs Inn Hostel

Dublin City Centre, Dublin

Just a 5-minute walk from Dublin’s lively Temple Bar entertainment district, this modern purpose-built hostel offers affordable accommodation within the very heart of the city. It specialises in group hostel accommodation for schools, universities and low-budget tours to Dublin. Staff was friendly. Laundry available. Room was comfortable, clean and spacious. They also provide adaptors if you need. The location was great, right next to a tram stop and also the bus station is a minute walk away. The place was really clean and a great atmosphere.

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8.5
Very Good
4,680 reviews

Garden Lane Backpackers

Dublin City Centre, Dublin

Located in Dublin, Garden Lane Backpackers is 600 metres from St Patrick's Cathedral. This property is situated a short distance from attractions such as Guinness Storehouse.

At the hostel, the rooms are equipped with a wardrobe. The shared bathroom is fitted with a shower. Tidy room, good bed. Nothing to complain about, personnel was very nice. I'm happy I chose this place for my stay!

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8.5
Very Good
824 reviews

Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel

Temple Bar, Dublin

The Oliver St. John Gogarty hostel is situated in the heart of Dublin’s cultural quarter, Temple Bar. The hostel offers private and shared accommodation with free WiFi and breakfast included.

There is secure 24-hour parking next to the hostel, where guests can receive discounted rates. Nice reception, nice location, nice foods, nice room, nice bathroom, nice price I don't deserve it Thanks Gogartys May the force be with you

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7.5
Good
3,358 reviews

Hostels – what are they?

Hostels offer so much more than a cheap place to stay – they're also a fun way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens and game rooms give you the chance to swap tips, tricks, and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long way since the first youth hostel opened back in 1912. Nowadays there's something for everyone, from budget "crash pads" to 5-star "poshtels." Whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll see that most hostels are cheaper than local hotels – and a lot more fun, too!

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