The Hilton Kilmainham Hotel is located a little outside the city of Dublin, so it's not the best option if you want to visit the city centre. It's an area with a lot of traffic, so unless you're travelling outside of peak hours, it can be difficult to move quickly. But there are several interesting attractions nearby - Kilmainham Gaol, one of the country's most interesting historical landmarks, where famous patriots were imprisoned, and the museum of modern art. About 10 minutes walk away, you'll find the Guinness Brewery. The hotel is mostly aimed at business travelers, though, with nine conference rooms, internet and secretarial services. The hotel has decent prices, probably because of its distance from the centre: the price for a night starts at 105 euros for a double room, 115 with breakfast for two people.
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.).
With beds in a share rooms from 15 euros per night, Avalon House is one of the cheapest hostels in an expensive city. Another good point is that it's on Aungier Street, behind St Patrick's Cathedral and not far from the medieval area. Nightlife is a bit further away, but you shouldn't take more than 20 minutes to get there on foot. To get there from the airport, it's best to take the 16A bus (2euros) which leaves you next to the hostel. It takes about an hour. Prices include wi-fi and a computer if you did not bring your own laptop. In total, nearly 300 people can stay there in the single, double and shared rooms. There is a cafe where they serve breakfast in the morning (included in the price), and that you can use throughout the day for drinks. There is also a pool table and a kitchen to prepare your food. The shared rooms are simple but clean, and the atmosphere is nice.
This Radisson hotel has 150 rooms. It is between Golden Lane and Chancery Lane, off the medieval district of Dublin. Recently constructed, it offers cozy rooms for tourists and businessmen, with wifi throughout the hotel for free. The hotel is close to the station of St Stephen's Green, which is like the gateway city, which is "interesting" for tourists, and almost everything can be seen on foot. If not, St Stephens Green has a bus and tram. There is a French restaurant and an Irish pub. I recommend you go to try a true Irish pub, not a pub in a hotel! The Radisson Dublin is equipped for conferences and corporate events, with 15 meeting rooms and bigger rooms for lectures, equipped with projectors. The rooms can be reserved online, prices start in the low season from 170 euros per night, up to 280 for the suite with breakfast included in the price.
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 good place to sleep in Dublin. A great location, right on St Stephen's Green and two minutes from Grafton Street. The rooms have antique furniture and carpeting. Breakfast has several possibilities, including the Full Irish. The downside is that you hear absolutely everything. Overall it is a good choice, just avoid it if you are a light sleeper. Reasonable prices.
The Gibson Hotel is a carefully-designed hotel with spacious rooms featuring extra beds, chests of drawers, and bathrooms with larger showers than those usually found in this type of hotel. It's eye-catching, but a bit far away from the center (10 minutes walk from the convention center and 15 minutes by tram from the center), and located in an area which other, than the concert hall (the Arena), has absolutely nothing.
It is a three star hotel in the heart of Dublin, The rooms are right for the rating. But really what is striking are the common areas such as the breakfast room, bar, reception, etc ... for their decorations. The service is good and value for money too. Totally recommended.
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.
Situated on the banks of the River Liffey, the Clarence is one of Dublin's most famous hotels. That's not necessarily due to its quality, but rather its famous owners, Bono and The Edge of U2. The band used the roof of the hotel to record the music video for their song Elevation.
It is a modern hotel in the center of Dublin. The street is full of all kinds of pubs but this place is highly recommended not only for staying but to go to have a drink, as well. The hotel is very modern with something like a rococo but modern decor. The music is disco.
As I have said several times, there' s no public transport at night, so we were forced to book rooms as a group of friends to be able to go out partying on the weekends. One of the hostels we stayed in was Paddys Palace , a chain of hotels across Ireland that are famous for their low prices. The rooms are also bunked, like most Bed & Breakfasts in Dublin, and the cost per night was around 15 or 18 euros. It's at the corner of B Street, near Busaras and the Connolly train station. The only drawback to the rooms I've seen is that the curtains were not sufficient and a lot of light came in in the morning. The window looking over my bed didn't close and a lot of wind entered. The price includes breakfast, but you have to take it out of the building and go to the room next door where the kitchen is. You've got to get there early though, because we showed up late and there was hardly any food left!
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.).
Trinity Lodge is a lovely hotel and quite quiet despite its central location. The hotel is decorated in traditional style and the restaurant is perfect for breakfast (avoid the bacon, though, it tasted off), but is a bit expensive compared to the rest of the restaurants in the city. The only complaint is the staff who seemed a bit bitter. I actually left a complaint about this issue. I'd recommend the Trinity Lodge as a quiet place to rest after hours of walking around and visiting to city.
It's one of the most popular hostels in Dublin. They have offers of pints of Heineken and a Guinness-like black beer for 2.50 at the weekend, and you can get a burger made on the BBQ, too. The rooms have bunk beds, the bathrooms are outside, and the service is excellent. The reception has tables where you can eat breakfast, next to the kitchen, and there are also computers for the internet. The location is great, next to Busaras and Connolly Station. The only downside is that the noise from the train tracks might wake you up early.
The Citi Hostel is a hostel in the centre of Dublin, on a corner of Talbot Street, an area full of hotels. My Erasmus group and I used to stay at hostels during the weekend, as there was no public transport to take us home at night, and it was cheaper to stay in a hostel than get a taxi such a long way. A bed usually cost about 15 euros, cheaper if there were more of us. This time I think there were about 12 of us, and I can honestly say it was the crappiest place I've ever stayed.
The Spanish receptionist was friendly, which is a good point, but that was the only one. If you see the photo, there's a bench with a back patio and a cottage. Well, our room was upstairs in that little cottage, and luckily for the hostel, I didn't take any pictures. It had a dirt floor, dusty, with no curtains, and general filth. I'm not very fussy, but I found q-tips, empty bottles, etc ... disgusting. The bathrooms were even worse: dark, smelly, no toilet lid, no toilet paper, with hideous puddles on the seat. I close not to shower, because the bathroom made me want to throw up. I'll never come back here again.
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.
The Best Western Bracken Court Hotel is in the heart of the seaside town of Balbriggan, Dublin. Dublin International Airport is only 15 mins away. It's an ideal base for many activities such as golf, biking, shopping, heritage and trails. Also, in the area there's an equestrian center, pitch and putt and clay pigeon shooting. Here you can see many historic houses and castles. 40 luxury rooms.
Waking up early to be greeted by this view is just incredible! There's really nothing like it ... gazing out at the places that you'll discover in more detail later, then putting on a good, warm pair of socks and shoes, and going out into the world.