The 5 Best Hostels In Dublin – Cheap and Cool Places to Stay

Dublin is Ireland’s biggest city, capital city and also the city most visited by tourists. As you’d expect, there is a wide variety of accommodation in this city to cater for all tastes and budgets. The hostels in Dublin are perfect perfect for backpackers and for those of a budget. Here’s our top 5 hostels you can stay at in Dublin.

5. Ashfield Hostel

Ashfield Hostel is located in the heart of Dublin, between Trinity College and O’Connell St. Visitors to this hostel always comment on its ‘excellent location’ which makes Ashfield a ‘very handy little place to crash after a night in Temple Bar’. Ashfield has everything you need in a hostel, comfy beds, cleanliness, helpful staff, free luggage storage and a delicious breakfast. They also do walking tours of Dublin which are perfect for anyone wanting to know more about Ireland’s capital city.

Overall: Great location and Extremely Clean

Address: 20 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Prices: Start at €30 from

4. Abigails Hostel

Abigails Hostel is a modern hostel located in the heart of Dublin City Centre. With bright and open-planned common areas, this hostel is perfect for those who want to hang out and meet fellow travellers. Many guests have left great reviews praising the hostel for their free breakfast, citing the excellent variety of available yogurts, eggs, croissants and scones. This hostel is suitable for visitors of all ages from families and older travellers to young backpackers.

Overall: Great location and Extremely Clean

Address7-9 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

Prices: start at €27 from

3. Jacob’s Inn

Jacob’s Inn is probably Dublin’s best-connected hostel as it is opposite the main bus station of Dublin, and 50 metres from Connolly train station. This popular hostel ticks all the boxes you’d expect from a good hostel: it’s clean, modern and has plenty of communal spaces. The beds have privacy curtains and USB outlets in every bunk which are a nice touch to your experience. You can also cook up something nice in the self-catering kitchen. The hostel also has a roof terrace where you can grab a beer with other guests before joining one of the excellent pub crawls the hostel organises.

Overall: Best Connected Hostel in Dublin, Nice common area and Extremely Clean

Address: 21-28 Talbot Pl, Mountjoy, Dublin 1, D01 W5P8, Ireland

Prices: start at €29 from

2. Times Hostel

The Times Hostel in Camden Place is an excellent hostel in the very centre of Dublin. Just a few minutes walking distance from important Dublin locations such as Trinity College, Temple Bar and O’Connell Street, this hostel is safe, clean and cosy for backpackers’ of all ages. There is a nice Irish Bar located next door and there are many restaurants, shops, bars and clubs just around the corner. You’ll never be short of things to do if you stay here!

Overall: Great location, clean and pleasant place to stay.

Address8 College St, Dublin 2, D02 PX75, Ireland

Prices: start at €24 from

1. Generator

Generator hostels are making a name for themselves worldwide and Dublin is no exception. The hostel has a slick boutique-style design and state-of-the-art facilities draw in the cool kids, and the regular events, drink promotions and karaoke nights keep them smiling. The hostel is probably the best hostel to stay in if you want to socialise and meet new people. Indeed, it was named as the best party hostel in Dublin by Nomads Nation. The hostel has everything you need from open social spaces, a café and bar and easy walk to all the action at Temple Bar. We’d highly recommend this hostel if you are planning a budget trip to Dublin!

Overall: Very Social, cool environment, great location and extremely Clean.

Address: Smithfield Square, Arran Quay, Dublin 7, Ireland

Prices: start at €23 from

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