When you are trying to find a place to stay in Dublin you are spoilt for choice. From hostel accommodation to bed & breakfast to luxury hotels, Dublin offers a wide choice of accommodation to suit every budget. There are a staggering 56,000 hotel beds alone in the city. But beds can fill up very fast, with Dublin not only being Irleand's prime tourist attraction but also the country's main conference, sports events and trade fair centre.
Dublin offers a staggering 56,000 hotel beds (2008 figure) across a wide range of standards from the very basic to World class luxury hotels. In a city devoted to The Craic, the art of the good life, Dublin hotels often have that little something extra when it comes to atmosphere. From familiar international standards to the eccentric and from trendy minimalist chique to old fashioned comforts, the choice is yours.
There are some 30 hostels in Dublin, mainly concentrated on the inner city area. The style of accommodation ranges from converted 17th century Georgian houses to modern purpose built premises. In terms of location you can choose between lively locations in the middle of Dublin's nightlife quarter Temple Bar and quiet residential streets. Hostel prices in Dublin start from as little as €10.00 per bed per night in multi-bed rooms.
Bed & Breakfast
You are in for a warm Irish welcome when you stay with a Dublin family in their home, typically located slightly outside Dublin city centre in residential areas. From Victorian red brick houses to 1950s villas and modern bungalows, B&B accommodation can cater to all tastes. Each B&B prides itself on its take on the traditonal 'Full Irish' breakfast, a mix of fried meats such as sausages, black and white pudding and bacon plus mushrooms, baked beans, tomatoes and an egg or two done in your favourite way. Try some Irish soda bread, brown or white, white this and you are set up for the day. The majority of B&Bs will be situated near frequent bus, Luas (tram) or Dart routes, offering easy travel into the city centre. Typical B&B prices are around €30.00 per person per night.
If you are travelling in the summer months from June to September, you have the option to stay in student accommodation in historic Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university dating back to Queen Elizbeth I. Or stay in the modern Dublin City University with its extensive spa and fitness facilities. Student accommodation in Dublin offers great value for money, with room prices between hostel rates and budget hotels.
At the top end of the market, Dublin's luxury hotels show character and no two houses are the same. As you would expect in a city inhabited by people who appreciate The Craic, luxury living in Dublin is about enjoying life. Come and enjoy the social whirl at the Shelbourne, a classy Dublin institution for afternoon teas and pre-dinner drinks. Relax in the cosmopolitan atmosphere at the Clarence, owned by Irish rock stars Bono and The Edge of U2. Or feast your senses on the combination of 17th century architecture, a famous contemporary art collection and Michelin two-star cooking at the Merrion with its award winning restaurant run by Patrick Guilbaud.