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Dublin is rich in both culture and things to do, with over 1,000 pubs and countless must-see landmarks like the beautiful Old Library and Book of Kells at Trinity College. The best of the Irish capital can be easily explored on foot since the center is as compact as it is charming. A visit to the Guinness Storehouse offers a fascinating glimpse into one of the city's most famous exports, with an on-site bar offering panoramic views over of the city and plenty of pints of "the black stuff."

Down the charming cobbled streets are a variety of museums, monuments, and galleries like the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery, and Dublin Castle. If you want to dive even deeper into the city's past, walking tours are available almost every day, and some are even free.

When evening comes, head to the lively area near Temple Bar, which is packed with traditional pubs and bars. It gets crowded at night, so if you're looking for a more subdued yet authentic Irish expereince, head over to Grafton Street.

Dublin Airport is located about 6 miles from the city center, with an express bus service running between the two every 15 minutes.


From $132 per night

This weekend

From $401 per night

Next weekend

From $928 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.06
Language English
Average weekend price $221 per night
Average weekday price $218 per night
Average stay 1 night

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We loved the ancient history of Dublin.

September 26, 2023

We loved the ancient history of Dublin. The museum, Trinity College, art galleries, libraries, old pubs, and more were all great places to visit. The weather even came good for a while. Getting around was easy with lots of hop on hop off choices. Even walking was easy as most things were quite close. There are plenty of places to eat out although a little pricey. We felt very safe and enjoyed the interaction with the locals. Drinking out was expensive.

Rodney Australia

There's lots to do in Dublin, but it's more...

September 26, 2023

There's lots to do in Dublin, but it's more expensive than you might expect, so plan in advance! Check out Irish dancing experiences, bars, and the EPIC museum shouldn't be missed. If I'd stayed longer, I'd have visited more of the cultural offerings, and maybe travelled out to surrounding towns and cities.

AndyDainty Mexico

Was very pleasantly surprised at my trip.

September 26, 2023

Was very pleasantly surprised at my trip. Lovely historic city with lots to see and do. There's also many excursions outside of the city too. My cons would be: It is the most expensive city in the EU. So be prepared. Its a bit unsafe. I saw a guy get mugged in the middle of the day in Temple bar district.

Tiffany Japan

Dublin is a beautiful city marred by alcohol use by locals...

September 25, 2023

Dublin is a beautiful city marred by alcohol use by locals and tourists alike. It is very sad to see so many homeless people and people under the influence. I felt a sense of menace during my time in Dublin- which was not misplaced- this feeling culminated in knowing about tourists being attacked. I did not stay out at night as a consequence. This is a sad indictment on what could be a very pleasant place to visit or live. Unfortunately Dubliners are generally not friendly, despite the myth of the Craic. I heard much racism about foreigners- sad. I feel sorry for people who have to live in this environment. I very much doubt if I will return- it is also the most expensive country I have ever visited in 40 years of travel. That said, the National Concert hall and the Abbey theatre did not disappoint, the parks are lovely and historic. The Liffey is dark and mysterious - with a long history as does the surrounding areas. The food can be quite good- a great variety from all corners of the world.

Suzanna Australia

This was a first-time visit.

September 23, 2023

This was a first-time visit. I love the people. Everyone was very kind and welcoming. It was very busy and next time I will book tours in advance. The only disappointment was the Red City hop-on-and-off bus tour. Pick another company.

Smarbad United States of America

Nice city , the people are friendly and really nice , I...

September 22, 2023

Nice city , the people are friendly and really nice , I stayed in the city center, I was walking after 10:00 pm I noticed alot of drunk or maybe stoned :-) and people misbehaving in that area but it’s like same all big cities , there are plenty of good restaurants and supermarkets to get something to eat. Cameras are everywhere in the shops even a small coffee shops , also all restaurants and bars has a security guards standing in front of the door , which for me is strange coming from Germany where normal restaurants does not have a security guard standing in front of it , but mainly in the night clubs . However I felt safe there and welcomed so I would say go for it and see Dublin ,

Ahmad Germany

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