Why Stay in a Hostel

Backpacker hostels are located throughout Ireland and no matter what your budget you can find somewhere to match your interests. Even if you have a big budget it can still be a lot of fun to stay a hostel - they are generally more fun than traditional hotels and usually include the same type of facilities. Most hostels are excellent with modern facilities with bars, cafes and lounges. You will meet people from all of the world and have a lot of fun as most hostels have social areas.



Accommodation in Ireland isn't cheap, but hostels are generally a fraction of the price of hotels. You can choose from small independent hostels right up to large chains of backpacker hostels. Expect to pay between £10-£30 per night for a bed in a dorm. Private rooms are usually available at a higher cost. Most hostels also have kicthen facilities so this helps to keep costs down.


List of Top Backpacker & Cheap Hostels in Ireland

If you are about to travel to Ireland view our guide to the best backpacker hostels in cities and popular destinations below. Be sure to book well in advance to secure the best prices and to avoid rooms being full.

Achill Island

  • The Valley House


  • Finn McCool’s Giant Causeway Hostel


  • Vagabonds


  • TurfnSurf Lodge


  • Lahinch Hostel


  • Russagh Mills
  • Kinlay House Cork
  • Bru Bar & Hostel
  • Sheilas Cork Hostel


  • Hostel Connect 


  • The Hideout Hostel
  • Dingle Gate Hostel - Dingle Peninsula
  • Rainbow Hostel Dingle
  • Lovett's Hostel
  • Muiris Dan's Pub & Accommodation


  • Trá na Rosann Hostel, Downings



  • Kinlay Hostel
  • TurfnSurf Lodge
  • The Connemara Hostel
  • Galway City Hostel & Bar
  • Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel
  • Snoozles Hostel Galway
  • Sleepzone
  • Barnacles Quay Street Galway City

Inis Mor

  • Kilronan Hostel


  • The Gyreum, Castlebaldwin


  • The Black Sheep
  • Neptunes Town Hostel
  • Paddy's Palace Killarney
  • Killarney Railway Hostel
  • The Shire Accommodation
  • Killarney International Youth Hostel (An Oige)


  • Mountain Ventures, Donard


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