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Over ten million adventurers visit Dublin, Ireland every year, drawing tourists and backpackers to this lively city. It is no wonder that Dublin's popularity grew over the past five years, due to its unlimited entertainment options. Needless to say, there's an abundance of Dublin things to do and see while you're in the city.
Whether it's enjoying a pint at the legendary Temple Bar, touring their historic museums, or listening to live music while indulging in some delicious Irish Stew; Whatever it is you're visiting, plan to have an absolute blast in Dublin.
Why should you stay in a Dublin Hostel
Ireland earns a prime spot on most traveler's bucket lists. The demand has been causing the price of five-star hotels to skyrocket. That is why staying in hostels has become an affordable and fun option for adventurers of all ages.
Hostels, all in all, are a great alternative for solo travelers and large groups. It is a fantastic way to connect with like-minded individuals who are also looking to make friends explore the city. There are over forty hostels in Dublin alone, with each providing a different feel that caters to all types of travel personalities. Keep reading to find out which Dublin Hostel fits your travel needs.
Top Hostels in Dublin
Somewhere unique - Oliver St. John Gogarty’s Hostel
When you hear of Dublin you think of the historic Temple Bar District. A vibrant and fun neighborhood is referred to as the Bohemian Quarter. This location offers unlimited art, entertainment and delicious food options. Oliver St. John Gogarty’s Hostel is one of the top-rated hostels in this area. Due to its location in the cultural quarter of Temple Bar.
The hostels are located in self-catering penthouse apartments. There are mixed bedrooms of four, six, eight and ten-bed dorms. Private twin rooms are available as well at an extra cost, for those wanting their own space.
What makes it unique? The hostel is part of Oliver St John Gogarty’s Irish Bar. An award-winning restaurant that has live music almost every night of the week. A historic hostel, which provides local Irish music and food, just a few steps away from your room!
Sit back and relax - Garden Lane Backpackers Hostel
Garden Lane Backpackers Hostel is known to be one of the quieter hostels in Dublin.
Perfect for those looking to get a good night’s rest or have to be up early for their next morning adventure. Located in the historic Liberties area in southwest Dublin. The infamous Guinness Brewery is a short ten-minute walk from the hostel.
If you want to indulge in art, check out the National Gallery of Ireland. A national collection of Irish and European art. Only a twenty-six-minute walk or a short five-minute cab ride away.
This hostel includes accommodations ranging from four to eight beds. Which are in mixed dorm-style rooms. There is a fully equipped communal kitchen to prepare meals. Free WiFi and Netflix have added bonuses when staying here. Ideal for those looking to get some work done or catch up on their favorite shows.
What makes it relaxing? The most spectacular part of this hostel is the rooftop terrace. View the Dublin Skyline as you wind down on the rooftop at night. Take in the stunning city lights and sunset mountain views.
If you want a private getaway
Hostels are fun because you get to meet new people and make new friends. Some may even eventually become family. But sometimes it is nice to shut off, recharge and have a bit more privacy.
That is why Jacob’s Inn is one of the top-rated Hostels in Dublin. Located in the heart of the city. With walking distance to both Busaras Central Station & Connolly Train station.
They offer two options, private rooms or dorms. The dorms sleep four to twelve people. You can choose from a mixed dorm or male/female only. The dorm beds are more private and have walls, curtains and shelves in each pod. The private rooms sleep 1-4 people and include their own showers.
Jacob’s Inn still wants you to still have the hostel experience.
While priding themselves on privacy & safety. Sign up for one of their Dublin day walking tours. A free three-hour tour led by local guides. If nightlife is more your speed, join their Dublin Pub Crawl. Leaving at 8:00 PM every evening. Guides bring you from pub to pub while linking up with other hostels in the city. A fun way to meet other travelers while experiencing the local bar scene across Dublin.
What makes it private? In addition to the sleeping pods, your own private lockers are also offered. Perfect for those wanting to leave their bags secure, while exploring the city.
Friendliest Hostel - Isaacs Hostel
You have to take advantage of the nightlife when staying in one of the world’s best party cities. Isaacs Hostel is recommended for those ready to let loose and take on Dublin! This quirky spot is rated as one of the friendliest backpacker’s hostels in the whole city. The hostel is located in Dublin’s City Center. Providing easy walking options to tons of restaurants and bars.
This house was once a 19th-century wine store that was converted into a hostel. Isaac’s provides a common area with a pool table, a fully equipped modern kitchen and free breakfast. They have washers and dryers on-site as well. Hang out with other backpackers in the common areas. Play pool, ping pong or even foosball. Their room types range from private rooms or shared rooms, with shared bathrooms.
You can sign up for multiple tours through this Isaacs Hostel. A full-day tour to Cliffs of Moher and Galway City. Hop on Hop off Bus tour of Dublin. Even a Game of Thrones location tour is a unique option for fans of the show.
What makes it friendly? If you want to hit the town, join their Hostel Pub Crawl. For only $15 USD per person, you get a free Guinness, free shots and discounts on nightclub entry. A fun way to party the night away with your fellow Hostel guests. End your night with a competitive game of foosball in the common area.
Visit Dublin with Pilot!
Dublin has a Hostel type for every backpacker.
Whether you want to pub crawl through the city or spend your evening relaxing on a downtown rooftop, remember to take advantage of getting to know your fellow Hostel Guests.
It is a great way to learn about different cultures and connect with people who are also passionate about traveling! Speaking of traveling, give Pilot a try for your next trip.