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1. Posted by Pemmer1 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 26 Jun '07 02:57

Hi guys!

I am currently looking for a cheap and nice hostel in Dublin...we are 3 people in whole who want to explore that city.

B&Bs would also be fine.

We are travelling from 18 July to the 25 July.

We don't want to spend more than EUR 250 pps for the accommodation.

Everyone of us has EUR 500 to spend for the 1 week - is that enough?
The thing is that we are not allowed to rent a car so we have to go by bus or trains or whatever...we also want to go to Northern Ireland (Belfast - just for 1, 2 days)...and we want also to see some attractions. But the entrances are sometimes very expensive (for an example: The Guinness Storehouse).
Do you think that we can make it with EUR 500 (accommodation, food, attractions, transport costs...)?

Any suggestions?

rgds
chris

2. Posted by nicojammes (Budding Member, 26 posts) 26 Jun '07 03:56

Hey Chris
To be honest with you, I don't think you'll make it with €500 for the week, unless you find a cheap hostel and pay attention to what you spend! For hostels check on lower gardiner street, there are a few ones. I personnaly recommend the Abraham House, it's not bad at all. Otherwise, closer to the city centre there is the Avalon house which is a bit better!
Most of the things to see in Dublin can be done by foot, so it avoids spending a lot for buses! If you guys are students you also get discounts, and if you buy a card you can also get discounts for the trains and buses, but for that you have to ask either at the bus or train station

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 26 Jun '07 08:21

Hello Pemmer1:)

I think Isacs hostel, near the bus station, is probably the nicest, of the Dublin hostels. It costs a few euros per night more than the other hostels, but it is not expensive. All the other Dublin hostels(except the one on Mountjoy Square) are of similiar quality and price. They are cheap and central. I certainly see nothing wrong with them, and I stay at them, when I am in Dublin. Avoid B&Bs. They are too expensive, for the budget u have.

U have over 60 Euros per day. Is that right? I think that is enough.

Suggestion: If u are travelling with a mixed group of guys and girls, pair off into couples or 2 girls together and hitch hike. That will save on transport costs. It has been 10 years, since I last hitch hiked, in Ireland. It was easy to do, back then. I am not sure how easy it is now. Maybe somebody who has done it recently will comment here.

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 26, 2007, at 8:27 AM by Mel. ]