1.6 miles from downtown
With its grand Victorian houses and leafy avenues, this is the heart of well-heeled Dublin. This is where you’ll find many diplomatic outposts, including the landmark US Embassy, a striking circular building with echoes of Celtic design. For echoes of the sporting kind, just down the road you’ll find Lansdowne Road, the home of Irish rugby.
Places to stay from $55 a night
1.8 miles from downtown
Dublin has a plethora of vibrant little village-style suburbs on the outskirts, with a splendid mix of redbrick Victorian and Edwardian mansions and terraces. The “Three Rs” – Rathmines, Rathgar and Ranelagh – are on the south side and rank among the best of them. The majestic Grand Canal flows through all three, less than 5km from the centre.
Places to stay from $57 a night
0.4 miles from downtown
In the days before the Celtic Tiger economy, penniless artists lived in Temple Bar. Now this web of narrow streets, bang in the city centre, is a mix of art galleries, restaurants, pubs and music venues. Handel’s Messiah was first performed here in 1742. Cow’s Lane has a Saturday fashion and design market – there’s a surprise round every corner …
Places to stay from $14 a night
1.1 miles from downtown
There’s a lot to see on these classic Dublin suburban streets – including the Gaelic games stadium, Croke Park, which towers over much of Drumcondra. Start at Fagan’s Pub, local haunt of former Taoiseach (Irish for “Prime Minister”), Bertie Ahern. It was here he brought US President, Bill Clinton, in September 1998. See the photo on the wall.
Places to stay from $47 a night
Saint Stephen's Green
0.7 miles from downtown
If shopping is your bag, start from St Stephen’s Green – and make elegant and affable Shelbourne Hotel your campaign headquarters. Grafton Street has all the luxury boutiques your wallet can bear. Dawson Street adds restaurants. And believe it or not, the Irish parliament, Trinity College and the National Gallery are all in the same square mile.
Places to stay from $66 a night
0.3 miles from downtown
Cross the River Liffey to O’Connell Street, which runs all the way to Parnell Square. Here you’ll see monuments dedicated to two very different Dublins: the GPO, with its Greek-style porticos, is where Irish independence was won in 1916; while the 398-foot stainless steel Spire of Dublin was completed in 2003 as a salute to Ireland’s new prosperity.
Places to stay from $41 a night
2.8 miles from downtown
The first thing Dubliners will tell you about Clontarf is that it’s where Ireland’s last High King, Brian Boru, trounced the Vikings in 1014. The second thing they’ll tell you is that the only battle today is for desirable homes – preferably with views of Dublin Bay. It’s also the perfect setting for a walk in St Anne’s Park or Fairview Park.
Places to stay from $115 a night
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
From $401 per night
From $928 per night
|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.06|
|Average weekend price||$221 per night|
|Average weekday price||$218 per night|
|Average stay||1 night|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ,
From $183 per night 9.8 Exceptional 5 reviews
From $341 per night 9.7 Exceptional 54 reviews
From $164 per night 9.6 Exceptional 8 reviews
From $211 per night 9.5 Exceptional 126 reviews
From $144 per night 9.3 Wonderful 68 reviews
From $59 per night
From per night
From per night
From $169 per night
From $70 per night
From $889 per night
From $41 per night
From $14 per night
From $42 per night
From $93 per night
From $70 per night