Dublin

Hostels in Dublin: budget-friendly city breaks

Staying in the Big Smoke doesn't have to break the bank, and our pick of hostels in Dublin means you don't have to sacrifice style or comfort.

For a top trip to the capital that won’t break the bank, take a look at these hostels in Dublin. You’ll find plenty of friendly stays where you can hang out in common rooms, make new friends and get great value for money.

With both shared and private rooms, these city centre hostels are ideal for groups, as well as solo travellers looking to meet like-minded explorers. There are home comforts – from fresh sheets and fluffy towels – to luxuries like a sauna or a rooftop terrace with views of the city skyline.

Jacobs Inn Hostel

1/4
At Jacobs Inn Hostel, you won’t have to spend an evening trying to find a cool rooftop bar in the city – just head up to the fourth floor and enjoy views of the skyline with a bottle of local stout. As well as socialising up on the roof, the hostel has a retro-inspired dining and games room with cartoon-style artwork and industrial-inspired lighting. Get competitive over a game of pool or foosball before unwinding in front of the TV. Eager for adventure? This hostel is only a 2 minute walk from Busaras Station so it’s really easy to get out and about, plus Buzzing Temple Bar is only 15 minutes’ stroll.
Bunk down in a communal dorm where each bed has white sheets with a cosy duvet and kitted out with its own plug, light and USB port. There’s also a curtain for some privacy. If you prefer more of a hotel experience, go for one of the private rooms. Decorated in cool grey and mustard shades, these offer a few more home comforts such as a wardrobe, TV and hairdryer, as well as an en suite with a hot shower and towels.
Each morning, there’s an all-you-can-eat breakfast of toast with jams and spreads, cereals and hot drinks. Or you could head to the kitchen and fry up some rashers for your own take on a classic full Irish.
Show full description

Jacobs Inn Hostel

Dublin, 1.6 km to 3Arena
8.2 Very good (10612 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.7 / 10
View Prices

Sky Backpackers

1/4
At Sky Backpackers, you’ll be in the heart of the city, a short stroll from the River Liffey and a few minutes by bus from Temple Bar and Grafton Street. On top of all the entertainment Dublin has to offer, this place also has lots going on. Housed in a refurbished music studio, the hostel plays on its musical heritage with frequent gig nights – and sometimes Irish dancing, too. There are also evenings dedicated to food and drink, from wine-and-cheese events to burger nights, where the team will cook you up a patty to help prepare you for a big night out.
Make yourself at home in the laidback communal lounge, where an eclectic mix of leather sofas, vintage wooden chairs and walls of books create a hipster vibe. There are mod cons too, from cable TV to computers and high-speed Wi-Fi. Put your feet up with a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate – all free of charge – or rustle up a tasty treat in the contemporary shared kitchen.
The rooms vary in size, from a private double to a triple bunk bedroom. There are also shared dorms with between four and six beds in – some just for women. Each is decorated with bright, colourful walls, and has comfy beds. All rooms have en suites.
Show full description

Sky Backpackers

Dublin, 2.2 km to 3Arena
8.3 Very good (2149 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
View Prices

Isaacs Hostel

1/3
Located in the heart of the city, about 10 minutes’ walk from Temple Bar, Isaacs Hostel Dublin is both quirky and budget-friendly. The hostel is housed in a converted 19th-century wine store, with brightly painted windows and strings of bunting to welcome you. Its former life means there’s a maze of brick-wall arched tunnels in the cellar to explore. Some of these have been converted into a chill-out and games room, with leather sofas and a cosy reading corner with vintage wing-back armchairs. To unwind after a long day of sight-seeing, head to the hostel’s sauna and let the heat soothe your tired feet.
Pop to the self-catering kitchen chock-full of appliances, when you fancy making a coffee or playing chef for the evening. Every morning you’ll get a light breakfast, while on the hostel’s weekly free pizza night, dinner is sorted, too.
There are dorms with 16 beds, or you can book a private room if you’re a smaller group and want your own space. All have a bright and airy feel, with light-coloured walls, wooden flooring and fresh linens. Each floor has a contemporary bathroom with plenty of private showers and a space with mirrors, hairdryers and straighteners.
Show full description

Isaacs Hostel Dublin

Dublin, 1.7 km to 3Arena
8.1 Very good (9687 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.7 / 10
View Prices

Abbey Court

1/4
Travelling solo? Get to know the capital through the eyes of your hostel guide on one of the morning walking tours that Abbey Court organises, or hire a bike and explore by yourself. In the evenings, join the gang on a guided pub crawl of some of the city’s favourite bars, such as Temple Bar and the Brazen Head, thought to be the oldest pub in Ireland.
The four-storey mural of brightly painted flowers is a fitting front to this arty hostel. Abbey Court has a creative energy running through it, with wall art decorating the common areas, you’ll also find lots of places to kick back in – hammock room, anyone? The TV and music rooms are great for unwinding in or, if you fancy watching a film, pop into the hostel’s cinema. There’s a spacious self-catering kitchen stocked with snacks and drinks when you fancy a nibble.
Make your home in one of the single or double rooms for some privacy, or pick a bunk in the communal dorms with between four and 24 beds – great if you’re travelling with lots of friends. These all have the same artistic spirit, with colourfully printed bed sheets and playful artwork on the walls. Most rooms also have an en suite with power showers.
Show full description

Abbey Court

Dublin, 2.2 km to 3Arena
8.1 Very good (8298 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.4 / 10
View Prices

Garden Lane Backpackers

1/4
Garden Lane Backpackers combines the all the fun aspects (and bargain prices) of hostel accommodation with hotel-style services. It also has a relaxed atmosphere and a cosy home-from-home feel. Tucked away down a quiet side street, but still only a 10 minute walk from Trinity College and Temple Bar, the hostel has a modern kitchen, wooden furnishings and arty canvases on the walls.
Put your feet up in one of the shared dorms, with between four and eight beds. Relax on your high-quality mattress while charging your phone from your individual socket, or pop on the reading light to finish your book. There’s also a locker under the bed and free Wi-Fi. You’ll be pleased to know that each bed is dressed in white sheets and changed (and made) daily by housekeeping. Every floor has several bathrooms, which are cleaned several times a day to keep them nice and fresh.
On the top floor, you’ll find the kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer great views out across the city to the mountains beyond. Make the most of the panoramas by stepping out onto the balcony to have your breakfast of toast and cereals, or in the evenings to kick back for a few beers with friends.
Show full description

Garden Lane Backpackers

Dublin, 3.3 km to 3Arena
8.5 Excellent (28 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.1 / 10
View Prices

Times Hostel

1/4
Just off Camden Street, in one of the city’s lively areas with plenty of pubs, cafés and bars, the purple-painted Times Hostel – Camden Place, can’t be missed. The hostel’s colourful decor continues on the inside, with artistic wall murals sitting alongside natural wood for a contemporary look with a homely feel.
With a range of private rooms and shared dorms, each with comfy beds covered in soft linens, the hostel caters for single travellers, couples and groups. You’ll have a modern en suite with stacks of towels, which are included in the private rooms and can be hired for stays in the dorms so you’ll have more room in your suitcase for essentials like party outfits or another pair of trainers.
Chill out before exploring the city on the hostel’s comfy leather sofas in the common room – go old-school with a board game (and beers) or play the retro arcade machine. There’s also a computer and free Wi-Fi. The up-to-date shared kitchen is open 24 hours a day, so you can whip up a snack any time you like, and there’s free tea and coffee. Plus, each morning, you can tuck into a continental breakfast laid on by the hostel.
Show full description

Times Hostel - Camden Place

Dublin, 2.8 km to 3Arena
8.1 Very good (3652 reviews)
Excellent Service 8.5 / 10
View Prices

Abrahams

1/4
Whether you’re keen to socialise in a shared dorm or are on a budget break with a group of mates, Abrahams has a room to suit. Located in a restored Georgian townhouse, the cheery dormitories, decorated with bold and colourful wallpaper, range from cosy four-person rooms to spacious areas with 16 bunks. Each has an en suite with a shower (several showers in the larger ones) as well as Wi-Fi and plenty of plug sockets. If you’re travelling solo, with friends or a partner and want your own space, you’re in luck. The private single, doubles and triples give you just that, plus a wardrobe and a bathroom with towels.
Downstairs in the communal kitchen, you can cook up a storm (or heat up a microwave meal), make yourself a cup of tea and munch on midnight snacks from the vending machines. Every morning, there’s also a buffet breakfast of cereals, toast, jams and fruit juice.
Join the hostel’s walking tour to explore Dublin’s sights, such as Trinity College Dublin and Grafton Street, both about 10 minutes by foot away. As well as guiding you around the city by day, the staff will also point you in the right direction when it comes to bars with their nightly pub crawls. Or, if you want to go it alone, you’re only a 10 minute walk from the cobbled streets of lively Temple Bar.
Show full description

Abrahams

Dublin, 1.8 km to 3Arena
7.9 Good (9233 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.7 / 10
View Prices

Comments