Dublin Travel Guide

Sleep

Camping

Dublin is not well-served for visitors who wish to camp in designated sites. The nearest to the city centre is located to the southwest of the city.

Camac Valley Caravan and Camping ParkNaas Rd, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, +353 1 464 0644,
Budget

There are a huge number of youth hostels (mostly around €20 per night in dorm accommodation), bed & breakfasts (around €45 per person), and hotels (€50+ per room). Cheaper accommodation is to be found around Dublin's main bus station, Busaras. While areas south of the river contain more expensive options.

Abraham House Hostel82-83 Lower Gardiner StPhone: +353 1 855-0598Dublin 1. This is a good budget hostel. A sister to Ashfield House. It has questionable 'hot' water, and each room has one key that you share with the other occupants (whether you know them or not).
Adelphi Guesthouse67-68 Lower Gardiner StPhone: +353 1 836-3859Dublin 1. This is a city center bed and breakfast.
Almara Bed and Breakfast Dublin226 Collins Avenue West, Whitehall, Dublin 9Phone: +353 1 851-0512A four-star bed and breakfast accommodation with ensuite and standard rooms, guest lounge, complimentary tea and coffee and private carpark. Free high speed WiFi. Established in 1991, it is Dublin's longest-running 365 B&B. Refurbished and extended recently to accommodate 40 guests.
Anchor House Dublin49 Lower Gardiner StPhone: +353 1 878-6913Dublin 1. The Anchor House Dublin is regarded as one of Dublins most charming City Centre guesthouses.This is a city center family run bed and breakfast.
Ashling House B&B168 Drumcondra Rd, Dublin 9Phone: +353 1 837-0300Ashling House was built in the 1930s in the leafy suburb of Drumcondra.
Avondale House41 Lower Gardiner St, Dublin 1Phone: +353 1 874-5200Avondale House offers budget bed and breakfast accommodation in Dublin city center. Most of the rooms in the B&B are not en-suite.
Azalea Lodge67 Drumcondra Rd, Dublin 9Phone: +353 1 837-0300Azalea Lodge B&B is a red brick period house, built in 1917 in the leafy suburb of Drumcondra.
Backpackers Citi Hostel61/62 Gardiner St, Dublin 1Phone: +353 1 855-0035On the main accommodation St in the very centre of Dublin city. The hostel is based in a listed Georgian building with many of its old features intact. Beware of the very poor standards of cleanliness in both dorms and bath facilities.
Barry's Hotel2 Great Denmark St, Dublin 1Phone: +353 1 874-9407All rooms en-suite, tea/coffee making facilities, Free Wi-Fi.
Barnacles Temple Bar House19 Temple Lane, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 671-6277Fax: +353 1 671-6591 email=templebar@barnacles.ie templebar@barnacles.ieBright and spacious. Clean and nicely laid out ensuite dorms and doubles with in-room storage. Young and helpful staff.
Camden Place Hostel8-9 Camden Place, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 475-8588Friendly and clean backpackers hostel located in Dublin's Village Quarter and within walking distance to Temple Bar. 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi/Internet, breakfast (pancakes on the weekend), tea/coffee, big kitchen to cook in, international land line calls, lounge with TV, outside terrace, artist's gallery and more. Twelve room types: dorms with ensuite bathrooms/shared bathrooms, private doubles/ twins with ensuite/shared bathrooms. 9 and up.
Castle HotelGreat Denmark St, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 874 6949130 bedrooms all ensuite, facilities include tea and coffee facilities and free Wi-Fi. Live Irish music every weekend.
DCU Summer RoomsDublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9Phone: +353 1 700-5736Price: 36 - 89Dublin City University's accommodation is open to the public from June - September. There are three different types of accommodation. All have en suite rooms. Hot buffet breakfast is also available. Swimming pool and gym (additional fee) on campus.
George Frederic Handel Hotel16-18 Fishamble St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 670-9404Price: from 45 per roomIn the west end of Temple Bar.
Glen Guesthouse84 Lower Gardiner St, Dublin 1Phone: +353 1 855-1374Remote control colour T.V, direct dial telephone, tea & coffee-making facilities, power showers, en-suite.
Farrington's of Temple Bar28 Essex St EPhone: +353 1 671-5135Around 40 a night, good for young people.
Jacobs Inn Hostel21-28 Talbot St, Dublin 1Phone: +353 1 855-5660Nice, clean budget hostel with keycard security. A sister to Isaac Hostel. Near the bus station so easy when coming from the airport. Ensuite shower and bathroom as well as an additional washroom at the end of each hall.
Kinlay House2-12 Lord Edward St, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 679-6644Friendly, quiet place. Open 24h a day with keycard entry to the room. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Lyndon House Bed & Breakfast26 Gardiner St, Dublin 1Near the James Joyce Museum and the Custom House. This B&B is around 35 a night.
Maple Dublin Hotel74/75 Lower Gardiner St, Dublin 1Phone: +353 1 855 5442Cheap accommodation with an average price of roughly 30-40 per night. A traditional Irish breakfast is served 8AM-10AM.
Maldron HotelParnell Square West, Dublin 1Phone: +353 1 871 6800Good position around the corner from the Writer's Museum. Typically around 59 for a double room.
OSheas HotelTalbot St, Dublin 1Family run hotel famous for it musical history. U2 and Thin Lizzy are just two of the many bands to have started at OSheas Hotel. Only a few minute walk to O'Connell St and Temple Bar.
The Times Hostel8 College St, Dublin 2New backpackers' hostel in Dublin. Only a one-minute walk to Temple Bar.
The Townhouse47- 48 Lower Gardiner St, Dublin 1Phone: +353 1 878-8808Parking available, private garden area
Travelodge Hotel Dublin CityLower Rathmines Rd, Dublin 6.Phone: +353 1 491-1402Fax: +353 1 496-7688Price: From 35
Trinity College (May to mid-September only)Various locations on the Trinity College campusPhone: +353 1 896-1177 (ext. 1497)Price: From 60Summer accommodation at Trinity College is available in single, double or apartment-style accommodation (some with ensuite). The continental breakfast is very generous. Campus security may be frustrating for guests who stay out late as there are limited access points into Trinity College after midnight, which can result in a long walk from the main gate to some of the residences.
Mid-range
Abbey Hotel52 Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1Phone: +353 1 872-8188In the heart of Dublin city centre, offers excellent hotel rooms and a nice modern bar.
Albany House Dublin84 Harcourt St, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 475-1092A guesthouse in the city centre.
Baggot Court Townhouse92 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 661-2819Price: 65- 135A 3 Star Georgian Townhouse, rates are inclusive of a traditional Irish breakfast, WiFi and carpark.
Belvedere HotelGreat Denmark St, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 873 770092 bedrooms each featuring free broadband. 2 meeting rooms. Free Wi-Fi in lounge areas. From 50 per room.
Bewley's Hotel BallsbridgeMerrion Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4Phone: +353 1 668 1999Beside the RDS. Room rates from 59.
Bewley's HotelBaskin Lane, Cloghran, County FingalPhone: +353 1 871 1000Fax: +353 1 871-1001A three-star hotel with room rates from 59. Operates a free and frequent shuttle bus service to and from Dublin Airport.
Buswells HotelMolesworth St, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 614-6500Georgian three-star hotel in the city centre between Trinity College and Stephen's Green. Rates from 72 with complimentary Wi-Fi in most rooms.
Carlton Hotel 4-star hotel with free bus transfer to the airport. Stand-by rates per room are €99 and rates of €85 per person sharing are available. Bar-food menu and a restaurant on the top floor.
Castle HotelGreat Denmark St, Dublin 1Phone: +353 1 874 6949Georgian Hotel in the heart of city centre, 2 minutes from O'Connell St. 130 bedrooms all ensuite, free Wi-Fi, TV, tea & coffee facilities and hairdryer. Hotel facilities include restaurant & bar with live Irish music every weekend.
Days Hotel Dublin AirportSantry CrossPhone: +353 1 866-9500Airport hotel with restaurant, bar and parking. Seven minutes' drive from terminals on the private shuttle bus.
Dublin Citi Hotel46-49 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 679-4455Dublin Citi Hotel also has the Trinity Bar and Havanh nightclub. All rooms are en-suite.
Express Holiday Inn Dublin AirportNorthwood Park, Santry Demesne, Dublin 9Phone: +353 1 862-8866Price: 79Modern hotel (renovated 2006) on the road to the airport, adjacent to the Crowne Plaza. Free airport shuttle (every 30-60 min), wired internet, good continental buffet breakfast. No gym, and while buses 16A/33/41 pass nearby, it's at least 30 min to the city centre.
Fitzwilliam Townhouse Dublin41 Upper Fitzwilliam St, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 662-5155Price: 55-135Dating back to the 1700s, this Georgian House retains many of the original features of Georgian living in Dublin. All room are en-suite and offer free Wi-Fi.
Fleet St Hotel19-20 Fleet St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 670-8124Three-star hotel accommodation. Check out Sunday to Thursday special rates from 25 per person sharing.
Grafton House26-27 South Great Georges St, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 679 2041Fax: +353 1 677-9715Price:, 65-200In a 112-year-old Victorian Gothic style building but with pretty generic modern interiors.
Jurys Inn has three locations; Jurys Inn Christchurch Hotel, Jurys Inn Custom House Hotel, and Jurys Inn Parnell St Hotel. The Christchurch location is across the street from the one thousand year old Christ Church Cathedral and Temple Bar. The Custom House location is in the middle of the International Financial Services Centre. Guests also have a view of the Liffey River that runs through the city. The Parnell Street location is in the centre.
Kildare Street Hotel47-49 Kildare St, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 679-4643The Blarney Inn pub and Club Nassau are also part of the Kildare St Hotel.
Marine HotelSutton Cross, Dublin 13Phone: +353 1 839-0000Price: 75-190Three-star hotel with its lawn rolling down to the shore of Dublin Bay. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, restaurants & bar. Close to the airport and Howth Village.
Mercer HotelLower Mercer St, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 478 2179Fax: +353 1`475 6524One of Dublin's boutique hotels with only 41 bedrooms. The hotel is central, but secluded on a quiet street.
Morehampton Townhouse78 Morehampton Rd, Donnybrook, Dublin 4Phone: +353 1 668-8866Price: 45-125Rates are inclusive of a traditional Irish breakfast, WiFi and car parking. All 22 room are en-suite.
Nua Haven41 Priory Rd, Dublin 6WPhone: +353 87 686-7062A 4-star quality gay bed and breakfast, with private baths, cable TV, WiFi, in a nice setting in Harold's Cross. 110 per room.
Portobello Hotel33 South Richmond St, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 475-2715Most of the rooms have views overlooking the Grand Canal
Riverhouse Hotel23 - 24 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 670-7655The Riverhouse Hotel is located right in the center of Temple Bar.
Sandymount Hotel (formerly Mount Herbert Hotel)Herbert Rd, Lansdowne Rd, Dublin 4Phone: +353 1 614-2000Price: Rooms from 59A three-star hotel located in the Sandymount and Ballsbridge area next to AVIVA Stadium. Nice classic building and good size rooms equipped with large bathrooms makes it good value. The bar is great and there is a nice patio area overlooking the hotel's garden. Free Wi-Fi, conference facilities, and the staff is friendly and approachable.
Stillorgan Park HotelStillorgan Rd, Dublin 18Phone: +353 1 200-1800Price: 75-160A four-star, AA-accredited hotel with facilities such as spa, restaurant, bar, free wifi throughout the hotel, and free carpark.
The Clarence HotelWellington QuayRepresentative of modern Ireland located on Wellington Quay right off the River Liffey. The hotel is owned by Bono and The Edge, members of the Irish music group U2. If the band has a concert in Dublin or the surrounding area you may catch a glimpse of them leaving The Clarence to go to sound check!
The Tara Towers4 Merrion Rd, Dublin 4Phone: +353 1 269-4666Fax: +353 1 269 1027The Tara Towers hotel is in Blackrock close to Ballsbridge, UCD, RTE, Stillorgan and Sandymount. The hotel bedrooms enjoy spectacular views of either the Dublin mountains or Dublin bay.
Waterloo Lodge23 Waterloo Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4Phone: +353 1 668-5380Price: 55-149Home cooked breakfast included in the price. All 20 guest rooms are en-suite and free car parking is available.
Splurge
Hampton Hotel29 Morehampton Rd, Donnybrook, Dublin 4Phone: +353 1 668-0995Four-star boutique hotel. Original Georgian building with stylish interior design.
Hilton DublinCharlemont Place, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 402-9988Pleasant, modern hotel. Quiet rooms. Excellent housekeeping, very clean. Very accommodating to requests (such as bringing a small refrigerator at no extra cost). Luas Charlemont light rail station right across the St. Laundry, with self-serve and wash and fold around the corner. Breakfast may be provided with the room. It's not great. Don't eat there if you have to pay money. There are many other options nearby.
Morrison HotelOrmond Quay, Dublin 1Phone: +353 1 887-2400Located on the Liffey across the river from The Clarence and near the Ha'penny Bridge.
Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin AirportDublin AirportPhone: +353 1 1 844-6000This four-star accommodation was formally The Great Southern Hotel Dublin Airport and is located within the airport complex just minutes from the passenger terminal.
Radisson Blu Royal HotelGolden Lane, Dublin 8Phone: +353 1 898-2900A five-star hotel very centrally located. Double rooms about 145.
Radisson Blu St Helen's HotelStillorgan Rd, BlackrockPhone: +353 1 218-6000This five-star hotel is a little more than five kilometres south of city centre, 16 kilometres from the airport via the Port Tunnel.
The Morgan10 Fleet St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2Offers stylish accommodations. Choose from standard rooms, suites or penthouse apartments. All characterised by clean, modern design.
The Ritz CarltonPowerscourt Estate and Gardens, Enniskerry, County WicklowPhone: +353 1 274-8888Fax: +353 1 274-9999Five-star world-class luxury hotel located in the little village of Enniskerry, 30 min from Dublin.
The Shelbourne27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2Phone: +353 1 663-4500Five-star hotel overlooking Stephen's Green in the centre of Dublin. Building dates back to the early 19th century. Part of the Marriott chain.

source: Wikivoyage

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