Best Hostels in Dublin

Dublin is one of the most exciting cities to visit in Europe but staying here can be expensive. With so many cool hostels in Dublin to choose from, deciding where to stay can be tough. View our guide to the best hostels to stay in Dublin and book your perfect place to stay today.

There are so many hostels and budget accommodation in Dublin and each one is different in terms of price, location, facilities, atmopshere and reviews.

Before making a booking you will need to decide what you are looking for for example are you seeking a social/party hostel? Do you want somewhere very cheap? Travelling solo or as a couple? Open to a dorm or want a little more privacy? Narrowing this down will help you to choose a perfect place to stay.

Check out our backpacker and budget accommodation recommendations in Dublin for solo travellers, couples and groups below:


Generator Hostel

Generator Hostel Dublin

The Generator Hostel is one of the most popular places to stay in Dublin due to the social atmosphere and extremely cheap prices. There is a great common area, a late night bar and it also has one of the most stylish designs - it is easy to see why this hostel is award winning. 

This is without doubt one of the coolest places to stay in the Irish capital right in the heart of the city with easy access to all the main sights. It is located next door to the Jameson Distillery and Smithfield LUAS tram station with Dublin Castle and the Guinness Storehouse just a 10-minute walk away. 

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Sky Backpackers

Sky Backpackers

Looking for a unique place to stay whilst exploring Dublin on a budget? Sky Backpackers is located in a former recording studio where famous musicians like U2, David Bowie, Def Leppard, Van Morrison and The Cranberries and recorded hits. This hostel is located right in Dublin city center, close to famous O’Connell Bridge.

Benefits of booking a stay here include 24 hour reception, shared kitchen facilities, free Wi-Fi, games, tv and lockers. There is regular live music in the lively common area which is just one of the many benefits of staying here. Dorm rooms cost around €20 with privates around €40.

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Abbey Court

Abbey Court Hostel

Abbey Court is a modern and funky hostel with a very unique design located just a few minutes away from Temple bar making it an ideal place to stay. The atmosphere is great with a large kitchen/common area which is great for meeting other travellers. Staff are very friendly and can help you to arrange sightseeing activities and they also offer a famous pub crawl.

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Avalon House

Avalon House

This hostel is one of the oldest in the capital, and its location on Aungier Street means that it’s perfect for those wanting to experience everything the city centre has to offer. The hostel is open 24 hours and the buildings history and character is obvious on arrival.

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Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel

Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel

Looking for the most amazing destination to stay in Dublin? Stay right in the centre of all the action in the middle of Temple Bar. This is a great place to stay close to all the famous local bars and means you won't need to venture too far after a big night out. There is a kitchen, a laundry service, free internet access and a tasty continental breakfast served every day.

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Four Courts Hostel

Four courts hostel

Four Courts Hostel is a good alternative to the other hostels we have added to our list. Located on on the Liffey river, this hostel is a perfect relaxing place to stay and staying here makes visiting sights like the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery and Temple Bar easy. Prices are very cheap making it one of the most affordable hostels in Dublin and another benefit is the amazing free breakfast!

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Jacobs Inn

Jacobs Inn, Dublin

Jackobs Inn is centrally located making it a great place to stay for sightseeing and getting around. This is a relaxed and modern hostel with great facilities like a common and games rooms. The kitchen is large and they also offer free tea and coffee.

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Garden Lane Backpackers

Garden lane backpackers

Garden Lane is located away from the huslte and bustle of Temple Bar in nice Christchurch area of Dublin. This hostel is very close to popular tourist sights like the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, Christchurch Cathedral, Saint Patrick Cathedral and Dublin Castle. It also also around a 10 minute walk to other places like Trinity College and Temple Bar. This is a very new and modern hostel with clean rooms and free breakfast.

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Isaacs Hostel

Isaacs hostel

Isaacs Hostel is is an impressive building - an old converted wine house! The hostel has been modernised with a cutting edge design which looks great whilst still maintaining original features. This is a very social hostel and a friendly place to stay due to the staff, common areas and organised activities like music, tours and events. Isaacs is in a very central location and you can walk to places like O’Connell St and Temple Bar. Other benefits of staying here include free breakfast.

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Best Area to Stay in Dublin: 

We recommend staying in the city centre


Attractions to Check Out When Staying in Dublin: 

Temple Bar (home to some of the most famous bars in the country), Trinity College, Dublin Castle and O’Connell Street


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