15 Cheap & Best Hostels in Dublin

  • AADITEE KULKARNI
  • UPDATED May 29, 2018
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Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is a charm-laden city that is full of fascinating history, culture, and people. Tourists here can visit the city’s famous monuments like the 18th-century St Mary's Church, Dublin Castle, and the former House of Parliament; or stroll around the lively Temple Bar neighbourhood; or just take an unhurried stroll by the River Liffey. Experince the very best of authentic Irish fare, diverse music, dancing, pub-crawling, and storytelling when you come here next. 

In Dublin, immerse yourself in a friendly Irish culture. In no particular order, here are top 15 cheap hostels in Dublin that are just perfect for the backpacker in you! 

1. Sinclair House

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Located in the heart of the city, just 200 metres from Parnell Square and 350 metres from O'Connell Street, Sinclair House offers a wide range of accommodation from a single, double or triple room that sleeps 5 to 8 guests. While the double and triple rooms are en suite, the single rooms have shared bathrooms. While the rooms are very basic, it’s the hostel location that steals the show! For a traditional Irish breakfast, you can visit the many cafes that are located just off the corner. 

Address: Dublin 1 3 Hardwicke Street, Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 14:00 hrs onwards 

Rates: € 37.5 onwards

Amenities: Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, Daily maid service, Adult only, Heating, Internet services, Shared kitchen

Things to be noted: Kindly inform the hostel in advance about your expected time of arrival. If you have any special requests, kindly convey the same to the management at the time of the booking. 

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2. Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel

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This bright and quirky hostel is one of the top cheap hostels in Dublin. The Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel is situated in the heart of Dublin’s cultural centre. Offering a range of accommodation, right from private to shared, this hostel is located close to some of the city’s best shops, bars, and restaurants. The rooms are nicely done, with a relaxed vibe around it. The en suite bathrooms and free WiFi only add to your comfort. The property also has a few 2- and 3-bedrooms apartments with full kitchens.

Address: Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, D2 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 15:00 hrs to midnight

Rates: € 16 onwards 

Amenities: Parking, Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, Restaurant, 24-hour front desk, Lift, Bar, Heating

Things to be noted: For bookings over EUR 500, 50% of the total amount needs to be deposited in advance. Guests are required to provide a photo identification at the time of check-in. Discounted parking is available at the property. 

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3. Backpackers Citi Hostel

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Set inside a beautiful brick townhouse, the Backpackers Citi Hostel is a short walk from the River Liffey. Just minutes’ walk from Dublin Central Bus Station, this hostel features a 24-hour reception and free luggage storage room. The property has a few more amenities for your comfort, like free Wi-Fi, a self-catering kitchen, a TV room, free bed linen, free board games, and an outdoor patio area. While here, you can choose from a variety of private rooms and shared dorms. The numerous nightclubs and pubs located in the vicinity will only make your stay an even more exciting one! 

Address: 61/62 Lower Gardiner St., D1 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 14:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs

Rates: € 20 onwards

Amenities: Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, 24-hour front desk, Garden, Heating, Luggage storage, Designated smoking area, Internet services

Things to be noted: Guests under the age of 18 years are required to book a private room. Pets are not allowed at the hostel. 

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4. Jacobs Inn Hostel

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Situated close to the main city bus terminal in Dublin, Jacobs Inn Hostel is one of the cheapest and best hostels in Dublin. The guests here can choose from mixed dorms, single-sex dorms, and twin private rooms that are en-suite. A self-catering kitchen is available where the guests can prepare their own meals.  Freebies at the hostel include continental breakfast, daily guided walking tours, intimate movie nights, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Many Dublin attractions like Croke Park, the O2, the Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, Trinity College, and Temple Bar are located within a walking distance from the hostel.  

Address: 21 - 28 Talbot Place, D1 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 15:00 hrs to midnight

Rates: € 20.79 onwards

Amenities: Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Family rooms, 24-hour front desk, Lift, Terrace, Daily maid service. 

Things to be noted: Guests under the age of 16 years need to be booked in private rooms. A refundable security deposit needs to be made at the time of check-in. 

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5. Backpackers D1Hostel

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Housed in a laid-back Georgian building, Backpackers D1 Hostel is one of the top tourist hostels in Dublin. The property is not very far from the bustling city centre, and guests have an easy access to many bars and pubs in the lively Temple Run neighbourhood of Dublin. The rooms are basic with wireless internet connection, fresh linen, and shared bathrooms. For entertainment, guests can watch television in the TV room and play board games in the games room.

Address: 80 Lower Gardiner Street, D1 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 15:00 hrs to midnight 

Rates: € 72 onwards 

Amenities: Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, 24-hour front desk, Adult only, Heating, Luggage storage, Designated smoking area, Internet services

Things to be noted: This is an adult only hostel, so kids under the age of 18 years are not allowed in the hostels. Pets are not allowed in the hostel. 

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6. Sky Backpackers

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Yet another popular hostel near the River Liffey, the Sky Backpackers is a funky hostel that is set in a converted recording studio where U2, David Bowie, Def Leppard, The Cranberries and Van Morrison once played. The lodging offered here ranges from mixed or female-only dorms, along with private rooms that feature free Wi-Fi and en suite bathrooms, and fresh linens. Rated one of the most values properties in Dublin, travellers must not give this one a miss! 

Address: 2-4 Litton Lane, D1 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 14:00 hrs to midnight 

Rates: € 35 onwards 

Amenities: Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, 24-hour front desk, Daily maid service, Heating, Luggage storage, Laundry, Internet services

Things to be noted: Children under 18 years cannot be accommodated in shared dormitory rooms. If booking for more than 10 people, different booking policies apply. 

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7. Generator Hostel Dublin

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Generator Hostel Dublin is one of the cheapest hostels in Dublin. This hostel is owned by Old Jameson Distillery and is located about 1.3 km from the Guinness Storehouse. The private rooms and dorms are tailor made for privacy while the female-only dorms come with a relaxing Jacuzzi. The guests can chill at its 24-hour lounge where free Wi-Fi is available. A 24-hour reception provides laundry and ironing facilities to all guests and also arranges for free walking tours. 

Address: Smithfield Square, Smithfield, D7 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 14:00 hrs to midnight 

Rates: € 18 onwards 

Amenities: Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, 24-hour front desk, Lift, Bar, Heating, Luggage Storage. 

Things to be noted: Guests need to pay the hostel the entire cost of the reservation at least 1 month before arrival. Failing to do so will result in can cancellation. 

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8. Harrington House Hostel

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Set on a residential street in Portobello, this hostel is quite a hit among the backpackers, thanks to its funky atmosphere. It offers shared dorms, female-only dorms, and private rooms which boast an en-suite bathroom and a TV. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Fresh and crisp linen is provided free of charge which can be collected from the reception every morning. The modest and snug rooms come with bunk beds, TVs, and DVD players.

Address: 21 Harrington Street, D8 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 14:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs

Rates: € 48 onwards 

Amenities: Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, Garden, Heating, Luggage storage, Designated smoking area, Internet services.

Things to be noted: Smoking and drinking is not permitted at the property. A surcharge of EUR 30 applies for arrivals after 22:00 hrs. Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at the time of check-in.

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9. Abrahams Hostel

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This hostel is set in an old Georgian brick building and is only a 5-minute walk from the main bus terminal and Connolly Railway Station. The private rooms and dorms are decorated using bright wallpaper and bold patterns that instantly appeal to the guests. These rooms come with en suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and beds with built-in electric sockets. The dorms here can sleep up to 16 guests. The O2 venue, Grand Canal Theatre, and Convention Centre are some of the other Dublin attractions that are located within a walking distance of Abrahams Hostel.

Address: 82-83 Gardiner Street, D1 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 14:00 hrs to midnight 

Rates: € 16 onwards 

Amenities: Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, 24-hour front desk, Luggage storage, Internet services, Safety deposit box, Airport shuttle (additional charge)

Things to be noted: Photo ID is a must at the time of check-in. Children under 16 years cannot sleep in shared dormitory rooms. The maximum length of stay at the hostel is 14 nights.

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10. The Times Hostel - Camden Place

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The Times Hostel - Camden Place is located in the heart of Dublin's Village Quarter and has a 24-hour reception where its helpful staff will be more than happy to assist you with any enquiry about the touristy places in the city. The down-to-earth mixed and all-female dorms sleep 4 to 10 guests and come with en-suit bathrooms. What sets this hostel apart from the rest in the city is the ‘Artists Gallery’ where a new artist is featured every month. For entertainment purposes, this hostel has a TV lounge, with a DVD library and board games. 

Address: 8 Camden Place, D2 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 15:00 hrs to midnight 

Rates: € 25 onwards 

Amenities: Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, 24-hour front desk, Heating, Luggage storage, Laundry, Internet services, Shared kitchen 

Things to be noted: Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card at the time of check-in. Any special request must be told to the management in advance. 

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11. The Times Hostel - College Street

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The Times Hostel is a modern and simple hostel that is located close to Trinity College, Grafton Street, Temple Bar and O'Connell Street. The mixed and female-only dorms here are en suite and feature new showers and toilets along with free Wi-Fi and free 24-hour luggage storage. The staff at the reception is friendly and will help you with complimentary city maps and travel guides. The common areas are perfect to lounge around where you can watch some television or play board games. 

Address: College Street, D2 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 14:30 hrs to midnight 

Rates: € 29.44 onwards 

Amenities: Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, 24-hour front desk, Heating, Luggage storage, Laundry, Internet services, Shared kitchen

Things to be noted: Children under 18 years cannot be accommodated in shared dormitory rooms.

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12. Gardiner House

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Compete with a lovely sun terrace and a games room, Gardiner House is your perfect home away from home. Set inside a 200-year-old converted Victorian chapel, this property is located at a 20-minute walking distance from the City Hall. The rooms come with comfortable bed and are fitted with a television. The bathrooms are clean and are equipped with a hairdryer. The shared kitchen at this property also has a fridge where the guests can you store their food. The staff at the reception is friendly and speaks Italian, Spanish, and English.

Address: Dublin 76 Gardiner St. Upper, Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 15:00 hrs to midnight

Rates: € 21.12 onwards 

Amenities: Parking, Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, On-site parking, Family rooms, Private parking, 24-hour front desk, Lift.

Things to be noted: The property will charge payment 72 hours prior to arrival. For a group of 4 and more guests, a deposit of EUR 30 is changed for incidentals. 

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13. Abbey Court Hostel

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The Abbey Court Hostel is set on the River Liffey's waterfront promenade and features an all-you-can-eat breakfast and free Wi-Fi. This modern hostel offers its guests a wide range of facilities like fresh bed linen every day, free lockers inside the rooms, laundry facilities, and free use of computers with internet access. The property features mixed and female-only dorms, private rooms, and apartments. The 24-hour reception and nightly pub crawls are just a few more reasons to choose Abbey Court Hostel on your next trip to Dublin.

Address: 29 Bachelors Walk, D1 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 14:30 hrs to midnight 

Rates: € 13.50 onwards 

Amenities: Free WiFi, Airport shuttle, Non-smoking rooms, 24-hour front desk, Terrace, Heating, Luggage storage, Designated smoking area.

Things to be noted: Groups of 6 or more must pay a fully refundable EUR 30 security deposit each. Guests under the age of 18 cannot be accommodated in a shared room. 

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14. Abigail's Hostel

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This lovely hostel is set inside a rustic-looking brick building that overlooks the River Liffey. Many of Dublin’s attractions like Temple Bar, Trinity College, O''Connell Street, and Grafton Street are located within a walking distance from this property. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and its relaxed private rooms, as well as mixed or female-only dorms come with power outlets, USB charging points and reading lights. A self-catering kitchen and vending machines are just a few more amenities at the hostel. 

Address: 7-9 Aston Quay, D2 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 14:00 hrs to midnight 

Rates: € 18 onwards 

Amenities: Free WiFi, Airport shuttle, Non-smoking rooms, 24-hour front desk, Lift, Heating, Luggage storage, Internet services. 

Things to be noted: Children under 16 years cannot sleep in dormitory rooms. All guests must produce photo ID at the time of check in. 

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15. LIV Dublin

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LIV Dublin is particularly for the ones who are looking for a bit more of a private experience. Located at an 8-minute walk of The City Hall, LIV Dublin has over 200 room with shared kitchens. The residents have access to the gym and an on-site café. The rooms here come with a bed, a desk, floor to ceiling window, black out curtains, wardrobe and a bathroom, plus high-speed WiFi. The Dublin Airport is located at 8 kilometres from the property. The management will be more than happy to arrange an airport shuttle for you at an additional cost.

Address: 27 Church Street, D07 RR82 Dublin, Ireland

Check In: 15:00 hrs to midnight

Rates: € 85 onwards

Amenities: Free WiFi, Non-smoking rooms, Fitness centre, 24-hour front desk, Lift, Terrace, Luggage storage, Internet services

Things to be noted: Kindly inform the hostel in advance about your expected time of arrival. If you have any special requests, kindly convey the same to the management at the time of the booking. 

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*Hostel prices are dynamic and subject to change.

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AADITEE KULKARNI AADITEE KULKARNI

Ever since my first trip at the age of 4, I’ve been fascinated to explore places around the world. Lover of world cultures, food, souls and all things blue; I spend most part of my day writing about travel. I also travel with my buddies when my boss approves my leaves.

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