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Best cheap hotels in Dublin

Are you looking for great but cheap hotels in Dublin? I won’t blame you! Dublin is EXPENSIVE! – And yess, I did all cap that. It is probably more expensive than London, and I lived in London for 2 years. 
This is why I have put together a list of the best cheap hotels in Dublin. Sure these cheap hotels are still very expensive – but trust me when I say these are the cheapest ones I could find in the city centre! 

I have also included a table at the END of the article (scroll down) with ratings and prices for each hotel. 

Charming, sparkly clean and overlooking the River Liffey, this hostel is in the heart of Dublin just hop away from Temple Bar. You will be at a walking distance from Trinity College, O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, O2 venue and new Grand Canal Theatre and the Convention Centre. This location is also a few minutes away from the train station.

If you’re travelling solo, this place is highly recommended. With shared dormitories with en suite showers and toilets, communal areas, self-catering kitchen and vending machines, it’s the perfect place for good repose and a mingle. Free Wi-Fi and free bed linens are added bonuses. If you prefer some privacy, they also have some private rooms with attached baths.

You can’t miss this fascinating, colourful, spirited façade. Just 10 minutes away from the centre, this is definitely a contender for top of the list of cheap hotels in Dublin. Cheap doesn’t have to be tasteless, and that it what you will find here at Dublin’s Village Quarter.

Times Hostel is also conveniently located  near Dublin buses and LUAS (Dublin’s Light Rail System) which will ensure to take you straight to and from the airport, for a small charge.

Whether you prefer a bed in a larger dorm, need a twin room or a smaller dormitory to share with just your pals, this hostel has got you covered. It is also so into the arts that it displays a new work from a new local artist in the ‘Artists Gallery’ each month. The 24 hour reception will help you out with any other entertainment or travel queries. 

If you’re looking for a hotel located in the city centre with a bar and restaurant, this is it. This one also one of the cheapest Dublin hotels with parking where special rates are offered to guests.

This hostel not only has both shared and private rooms, it will also feed you traditional Irish Food and provide you live music every night at the bar. With free WIFI also included, you would think you didn’t need anything else.

Just a hop skip and a jump away from the main sites of Dublin like the Dublin Castle, The National Museum of Ireland and the Guinness Storehouse, it is the perfect start to your Dublin travels. It is top rated for solo travelers as well. Oh and you also get breakfast (great for when you’re too hung over to walk out).

It might not be a Dublin hotel with spa, but the comfortable beds and extra soft linens will surely make you feel like you’ve been pampered all night.

Housing a large dormitory and many options for private accommodation, KGT House will offer you the repose you in a homey, cozy environment at a reasonable price. It will also offer you a wonderful continental or buffet breakfast so you won’t have to go looking for breakfast before starting off your site seeing, making it the perfect bed and breakfast.

This is not only another Dublin hotel with parking, but it is also located within a 200 yr old Victorian Chapel. This is one for the quirky culture enthusiasts. You will find glorious adornments of stained glass windows preserved from the chapel in dormitories and washrooms, and come across other remnants like the entrance to the old chapel which have been left intact.

The rooms are spacious with ample wardrobe space and a great outdoor area to chill out for when you’re not soaking up the sites of Dublin since it is a nice walk away from the Temple Bar and Trinity College.

From tea/coffee making facilities, a shared kitchen open 24 hours every day, fridge space to a sun terrace, billiard board and laundry services, Gardiner House will take care of you in every way.

Stylish and hip, this hostel is another one on the list of ‘Dublin hotel in the city centre’. It is also one for the modern interior enthusiasts. This hostel offers accommodation in ‘Pods’ instead of beds at the dormitories, but it also caters to whoever cares for more private settings as well. They even have a private dormitory with these ‘pods’ , for those travelling in groups or with children under the age of 16 who are required to book a private room.

The other facilities found here are the common room, luggage and laundry service, for whoever has been travelling for a while, this will be a top convenience.

Jacobs Inn is just minutes away from the famous Temple Bar district, which means it is located in close proximity to all the other sites such as Croke Park, the 3Arena, the Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, Trinity College, and O’Connell Street for some shopping.

 Apart from the numerous attractions just minutes away from the hostel, another added convenience may be the easy access to the entire city via DART or Luas.

This may be the perfect property for if you’re travelling for work. Apart from great accommodation options inclusive of an all female dormitory, it also offers a spacious wardrobe and rooms with plenty of light. The finely decorated interiors are cozy and offer a charming quiet setting. Garden Lane Backpackers also provides their guests with a great breakfast plus other amenities like ironing, photocopying and a fax machine, which may not be easy to come by if you’re a tourist in search of these.

This property is in close proximity to the Guinness Storehouse and just 600m away from the famous St Patrick’s Cathedral.

If you’re looking for a place that will also provide you with some in house entertainment, this one is it. The Shipwright Guesthouse hosts live music on the weekends at their bar located on the ground floor, karaoke DJ nights, and some Bingo on Tuesdays. How’s that for a well rounded all Irish experience?

Just 800 m away from the grand Aviva stadium which hosts international football, rugby matches, concerts and conferences.

The rooms are equipped with cable TV, a work desk and tea and coffee making facilities and they all come with a private bathroom with a shower or a bath.

This charming 2 star hotel is the perfect start to your Dublin adventure. You can start off with a breakfast offered at their dining room before visiting all the famous Dublin sites. From Temple Bar, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Guinness Storehouse to Grafton Street and Henry Street for shopping, this location is perfect to experience everything from culture to nightlife.

They even have a licensed bar at the premises, if you’re feeling like a nightcap to unwind from the day’s walks before heading off to your private room.

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Abigail's Hostel​




The Times Hostel Camden Place




Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel




KGT House




Gardiner House Hostel




Jacobs Inn Hostel ​




Garden Lane Backpackers




The Shipwright Guesthouse




Dergvale Hotel



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