I'm going to be staying in Dublin for 3 nights in April. I'm a young, recent college grad and I really want to find the hostel that's the most fun. This Europe trip is my last extended vacation until I get a real job so I want to party. So far I've found Jacobs Inn, Globetrotters, The Brewery Hostel, and Abraham House. Barnacles Temple Bar is booked for the nights I'll be in town. I was hoping someone could tell me which of these would be best or if they have any better suggestions. My primary concerns are fun, location (center of town), and cost (I'm gonna be in Europe for over two months so I want to keep things cheap). Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.
I stayed in most if not all these Hostels - was JUST in the brewery hostel last weekend.
let me start first by sayin the best hostel i ever stayed in after years of backpacking is in Dublin but not on ur list - Avalon House on Angier street... its a must!! - I think it wil be the best choice for u.
Jacobs Inn, Globetrotters, and Abrahams - i think are all located in the north end of the city - correct?., God its been years since i backpacked Ireland! - a bit far from Temple Bar - But these are all good Hostels - esp Jacobs. Average cost too but when i was backpacking there, it was before the Euro.
Barnacles Temple Bar - is dead center in TB! I stayed there for one night and hated it - its impossible to sleep and i was sick as well so maybe u can hav better luck. Dublin is soo small that anything just outside Temple Bar like the Avalon house is fine.
Brewery Hostel is too far from the center for you i think - 15 min walk maybe from TB. for me it was fine but the hostel was kinda run down - the water was too HOT (thats a first) the cold water was turned off!! But its probably the cheapest of all on ur list.
But like i said Avalon house is where u should stay.
Thanks for the feedback! Unfortunately Avalon House is booked the very first night I arrive, so I'm probably going to pick something else. I really don't want to have to switch hostels in the middle of my stay in Dublin. I was reading somewhere that Kinlay House was fun and had a great location. What's your take on it?