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1. Posted by adzs2500 (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

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hi all me and partner are coming to dublin for a while does anyone no of any good places to stay (hostels) places to see clubs pubs etc etc and what is it like there
many thanks cheers

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

Yeah, Avalon House Hostel is th best place to stay.

A good pub is The Celts - on the North side of the river - not much tourists and live traditional music.

3. Posted by Ardy (Full Member 62 posts) 9y

Seriously, almost every bar is good... Temple bar is very touristy and kinda poserish. Local early twenty somethings getting smashed in scanty clothing and semi-mohawks. Just watching them attempt the cobble in high heels is fun enough! I don't know of any hostels, I rented while I as there. I agree with the Celts comment, there is a great bar on Grafton street, at least just off Grafton street but for the life of me I can't remember the name. If I do, I'll post it up. BUT Grafton area is great for shopping and buskers and markets.... if you need internet go to the Central Cafe on Grafton, I use to work there, its a three story internet shop, with phones to... very fun, and a good view for the top floor! There is also the sister shop on O'connel street -the global cafe, its underground, very very cool. Ah good times.

Ardy

4. Posted by quillber (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

Pubs: Temple Bar is touristy but its nice too. good pub streets - camden st, georges st, south william st these are all fairly easy to find on a map - Central Dublin is nay a huge area

Shopping: Wicklow St, South William and surrounding areas, Georges St (Dublins a bit shit for shopping it has to be said)
Grafton St is worth checking out for the park at the top or Stephens Green shopping Center but its generally generic, high street rip off stuff

theres loads of museums, you can look these up - Dublin Writers Museum (theres a few hmm.. slightly well known writers from the city, Dubliners will be impressed if you give a damn about those), Museum o' Modern Art, others

ive never stayed in a hostel here but theres a place around Connolly Station on the Northside called......em.......cant remember, sorry. i know theres not many thats about it

Temple Bar is good for film center, cafes, The Music Center venue, The Morgan Hotel is a good place for an outdoor area to have a fag, NB - cant smoke indoors here, thank god says me.

it depends what you like, im young and from here so im hardly going to go to a pub with irish trad music

i get annoyed hearing people say Dublin is filthy, i know they havent here but someone usually does. have they been anywhere else in the f@#ing world?! well i have and let me tell you, compared to most European cities, the States, Asia, not mentioning any places in particular, its clean and tends to be dirty on Sunday mornings before cleanup which is when most people seem to form their opinions of this great city.

ok its not Zurich or Vienna but would people have as much fun as it is possible to have here if it was?

answers no

im sure ive missed out loads, i can write again if theres questions

ps. bring your wallet

5. Posted by adzs2500 (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

so what is so expensive about dublin or is it everything lol
can ppl please tell me the price off a pint a good night out and like a meal out etc etc thanks adam

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

The last time l was out for food in dublin - 2 courses and bottle of wine it cost approx 75 euro.

A pint is around 4 - 5 euro in temple bar - if you are in a pub frequented more by locals its cheaper.

7. Posted by quillber (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

its not THAT expensive. pint is from about 4 euro to 5 euro, if your paying anymore than that your in a tourist trap. if you go to west Ireland you'll pay much less. id recommend you check out Galway if you have time.

food, im a vegetarian. Cornucopia on Wicklow St has great food. 10 euro a meal. i probabaly shouldnt tell y'all that!

great Thai place - Saba restaurant (book about a week in advance!)

pizza - defontaines in Temple Bar, Cafe Bar Deli Georges St

Dublins getting better for food variety but it has a while to go

transport is ok its not as expensive as London but not many places are. take the Luas or the bus, the Dart is not great if your a tourist as its not that scenic and tends toward suburban boring parts.

1 hour bus journey - 1.90
20 minute - 1.60
10 min - 1.40
5 min - 1

Luas is expensive actually. take it to 'Smithfield' for the Museum Modern Art. also theres a bar that plays great music (modern) near called Dice Bar for after, its quite cool but not too affected

you dont pay much into clubs. not the decent ones anyway.

8. Posted by quillber (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

if you want to get out of the city on a Sunday, id recommend Howth (where im from)

25/35 minute bus from the city on the Northside (get the 31/31b)

theres a small village, harbour with lots of boats, food market on sunday, beaches, cliffs, good pubs (id recommend The Summit)

Howth attracts famous types as its scenic, full of history and rich people. kate moss was hangin out there only a few months ago! pity she brought that messy boyfriend...

9. Posted by adzs2500 (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

hi guys (and ladys) thanks for all advice tis great to hear from ppl with knowledge of their local area

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Adzs

I usually stay at Ashfield House Hostel, on D'Olier St.
It is right in the middle of everything, in Dublin.
For history, visit Kilmainham jail.
For people watching, hang out at Bewleys Cafe, on Grafton Street.
Also, have coffee, in the Dome, in the Stephens Green shopping centre.

Mel