Dublin: Hostel Info Request

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1. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello Ireland,

Passing through Dublin Jul 6th on the way to NYC the next day. Never been to Dublin and looking for a good hostel to stay the night and party. My flight to NY is in the afternoon on Jul 7th.

Is there a train or coach to the Airport that is not that expensive?

Thanks in advance


2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5297 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

There's two busses from the airport - the aircoach ($7, low blue bus) and the airlink express coach ($5, blue and yellow doubledecker bus, same as the regular lines - line 747 goes to just north of the temple bar (which is the name of a neighbourhood, not of one specific bar), which is presumably where you'd want to be for partying).

I stayed in the Kinlay House. Pretty convenient location (~10 minutes away from the bus stop, and right at the corner of the temple bar), and a reasonable quality hostel, though it could be much better. I assume there'll be a host of other options in that general area, though.

3. Posted by NatDoog (Budding Member 20 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi MM,

I agree with the last above, the best hostels are in Temple Bar and in addition to the one already mentioned two other very good ones are Oliver St. John Gogertys and Barnacles.

Definitely the best and most reliable transport to the airport is the blue aircoach. It is quicker and much more comfy than the 747 and comes along every 15 minutes to each of the stops. It is a little bit more expensive than the other option but I would say a better choice.

If you do stay in Temple Bar, make sure you get out of it atleast for a little while to have a pint elsewhere - you will find more genuine Irish people outside Temple Bar than in it. A great pub for a pint is O'Neills - very Irish and great craic!


4. Posted by dancedance (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi there!
Would recommend to you definately NOTgoing to Browns Hostel. Oliver St John Gogarty's is great though. Most of the hostels around temple bar are good.
Hope this can help you!

5. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Oh and l must say Oliver St John O Grogartys is a great wee pub too!! Temple bar is buzzing with tourists & travellers less likely to meet Irish folk though - way too expensive for a pint!! Enjoy Dublin for your night!

The air coach picks up (l think) outside Trinity College - here's the website www.aircoach.ie