If you only choose hotels which have lots of stars to recommend them by, then staying in Dublin won’t be cheap. However, if you are willing to research and then take the plunge, you can find a number of excellent family-run hotels which are not only cheap, but homely and authentic expressions Irish hospitality.
Outside the city
Given Dublin’s excellent transport links you could choose to avoid the hustle and bustle of Dublin’s centre by staying just outside the city in one of the beautiful seaside resorts such as Dún Laoghaire, Bray, or Greystones and take the DART (a train which runs every half hour) into the city. The hotels that operate in these resorts are cheap, cheerful and great value. These resorts also have a number of cheap restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a traditional Irish Breakfast or pub lunch.
Inside the city
If you are looking to stay closer to the bustling city, you can choose from among the numerous hotels dotted around central Dublin. One popular area for hotels is Temple Bar – this is Dublin and Ireland’s nightlife capital, which enjoys many excellent bars and hotels.
You could also try O’Shea’s Hotel, located on Talbot Street, just up the road from O’Connell Street – Dublin’s main thoroughfare. This hotel boasts an excellent bar, regular live music and makes for an excellent budget choice.
Dublin also has a number of youth hostels in and around the city for those looking for the cheapest options. Dublin is a really vibrant and exciting city that attracts many young people from across the globe. To cater for these guests, Dublin also has a huge array of youth hostels dotted all around the city. One of the best is Barnacles, in Temple Bar. This hostel has a really exciting vibe, and visitors from every continent bring a sense of fun and adventure.