The Oliver St John Gogarty hostel is in the center of Temple Bar, one of the liveliest places in the capital. It is not just a hostel, there's also a bar downstairs which gets full every night, features live music, and has an amazing atmosphere. Yes, the bar makes a lot of noise and you can hear the music in the rooms until late on Saturday nights. If you came to rest, this isn't the right place. A night in a shared room goes for 19 euros per night, and is shared between 10 people. If you're a couple, there are double private rooms with bathrooms which costs only 45 euros per night for the weekend. They also have a few apartments for rent, each with up to 3 bedrooms for 6 people. Prices are per weekend or midweek, and three rooms ran us about 300 euros, not bad for Dublin which is one of Europe's most expensive capitals. The hotel is noticeable from a distance and has a colored façade, decorated with flags of many countries.
The Travelodge Stephens Green is a small hotel, or I suppose you could call it at "boutique hotel," a trendy term to simply say that customer care comes first (as it should). The prices are not very high (90 euros for a double room) and it's a five minutes' walk from the Cathedral of St Patrick. There are a total of 41 rooms, a bar and a restaurant, and for business customers there's a conference room and banquet area. It's not in the best neighborhood in the city, but you're close to all the main attractions and you can reach the Gothic Quarter or Trinity College in about 15 minutes. Wireless internet is available throughout the hotel and there's an underground parking lot. The decor in the rooms isn't anything special, but you have everything you need (iron, minibar, TV, etc.).
This hotel was just taken over by the Maldron chain, and is comfortable and modern. It's just five minutes from O'Connell Street, which can be very advantageous. It offers 126 tastefully decorated rooms and the cleanliness is evident. The breakfast buffet is rather bland, but it's still a highly recommended hotel for a night in Dublin.
The Dublin Skylon Hotel is located in Dublin, just 1 kilometer from Croke Park. The international airport is 5 km away. The hotel is spread over 5 floors, and has private parking. Buffet breakfast and dinner are available in the restaurant. It also has a cocktail bar, meeting rooms for several people, and a business center.
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel when he came to visit me during my Erasmus in Dublin. When we saw the pictures on the internet, and fell in love with it. It was quite economical and, not being in a bad location, we instantly reserved it. The hotel is in Lesson Street, just behind St. Stephen´s Green. If you walk from the center, it only takes a bit longer, but the walk along Grafton and O´Connell are worthwhile. Also, there are several buses that you can take to the city center. The rooms are great and include a double bed, TV, fully equipped cupboards and bathroom with a huge bath. The rooms also have a kettle for free tea and a hair dryer! The service was very friendly, and if you like to party, right next door are two of the best Pubs, known for opening until late, but there are entry fees and the costs are a little expensive, but are usually included in the price.
The hotel was fantastic, especially for the price (70 euros with breakfast). It was an unbeatable location and had a public car park opposite the hotel with special rates for guests. But not everything was so easy. It's not recommended if you do not pack earplugs in your luggage. Whatever Monday in November, in the freezing cold, there was a party in the street until 4:30 in the morning. The breakfast was fine. Highly recommended except for the street noise.
Excellent location, situated in Parnell Square East, 100 m from O'Connell Street. It offers a wonderful Irish breakfast and attentive staff. The rooms are spacious and clean, as expected from a B&B with five stars. If you have to choose a place to sleep, I recommend it - cheap and comfortable, and the airport bus is just 5 minutes' walk away.
A hotel very centrally located, but in a quiet area. Very close to St Stephen's Green and a bus stop that goes directly to the airport. The decor is very British, with large maroon curtains and carpeting. No elevator, so if you get placed on a high floor as I did it can be exhausting. The breakfast isn't so great, with very few choices and not much substance such as eggs or an omelette, but the service is very friendly and they don't skimp on the coffee or tea or toast. The best breakfast for me was the soda bread, which is typical of Ireland and the butter is delicious. The employees are very resolute and nice, we had a problem with the shower and they didn't hesitate to change our room, always with a smile. Furthermore, we arrived 2 days late due to the strike and we weren't charged anything for the nights we missed. If you want to book directly at the hotel, do it by telephone (01-475 1092) or by mail albany@indigo.Ie because you are charged a 10% commission if booking on through the website.
In the end we decided on this hotel, which accepts children in a double room at no extra cost. The rooms are spacious, with a small sofa bed for the kids. There's a public bus stop nearby, where you can travel to the airport. The service was faultless, but we didn't have breakfast at the hotel because it was expensive. There's a bar in front with great prices. Right next door there are two supermarkets where you can do shopping for necessities. Quite well located, not too central, but in quiet location, close to Parnell Square and O'Connell Street.
This is one of the top-rated hotels in 2011 on well-known website, and the truth is that, although it is a bit expensive, if you get a good deal online it's pretty good for Dublin, and located in the famous O'Connell St. The rooms are fine, although in our case the deal we found online didn't included breakfast. As is customary here (and in many hotels and B & B in Ireland), rooms include an electric kettle, tea bags, instant coffee, and sugar. We also managed to buy a few breakfast rools. The cabinet also hid an entire iron and ironing board, heh, heh, and the decoration was with tasteful black and white photographs of Dublin. Moreover, its location is very quiet, which ensures you'll get some rest. You also have free wifi in the reception area (ask for the password, which lasts for about 48 h.).
Hidden in an alley behind the intersection of two of the most central streets, O'Connell and Parnel, this four-star hotel has a great location right in the heart of Dublin. To give you an idea: the hotel is located 20 meters from O'Connell Street, 500 meters from the "Spire", and Henry Street, 700 meters from Parnell Square and less than 1 km from the neighbourhood "that never sleeps", Temple Bar. In addition it is clean and quiet (no noisy pub below the hotel, a true "luxury" in Dubln), with a hearty breakfast, attentive staff, incredible prices, and is very competitive in comparison with the other hotels on O'Connell Street.