Tourist Information Dublin

Self Catering & Youth Hostels

There is a wide variety of accommodation in Dublin, from five star luxurious hotels to self catering hostels from about €10 per person per night. Many of these are in great locations in the centre of Dublin City.

Youth Hostels
Hostel Accommodation is traditionally fairly basic accommodation designed for back packing students. However, these days you no longer have to be a "Youth" and wheelie suitcases are as welcome as back packs.

Hostels offer relatively cheap accomodation, often with shared bathroom facilities. You could find yourself sharing a dorm with 6 or 8 other people. As a result hostel accommodation can be very sociable as you get to meet many of your fellow travellers. However, it is possible to book twin rooms and even ensuite facilities, but of course this will increase the cost considerably. Most hostels have cooking facilities for guests' use. Some hostels offer wi-fi and even a free light breakfast. So it is worth shopping around and checking out the facilities carefully before you book.

If you plan to do lots of travelling you might consider joining the Youth Hostelling Association - there is no age limit, but it is cheaper for those under 26.

Self Catering Accommodation
Self catering accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes ranging from thatched cottages in the country side to smart city centre apartment or campus accommodation. It is normally in a house or apartment where you have no on-site service, but you have sole use of the property for the time you are there. Sometime you can ask for a basic food package to be in the accommodation when you arrive - this might include milk, fruit juice, bread, tea and coffee - so that you don't have to go out shopping immediately you arrive. Beyond that you are responsible for buying your own food.

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