Hostels in Temple Bar

Barnacles Temple Bar House

Barnacles Temple Bar House, which is located on Temple Lane South, is, in our opinion the best hostel in temple Bar. It is on the same street as the Temple Bar pub, so you will be able to wander over to one of Dublin’s best pub and take your first sip of Guinness, within ten minutes of booking in. At between 10 and 15 Euros per night’s stay it is also one of the cheapest accommodation options in the whole of Dublin.

Barnacles Hostel in Temple Bar
Barnacles Hostel in Temple Bar – a great base for touring Dublin on a budget

The Oliver St John Gogarty

The Oliver St John Gogarty is another excellent of Temple Bar’s excellent hostels. Located, just above the Oliver St John Gogarty pub, on Anglesea Street, it is popular with those who don’t like too long a walk home after a night out! This pub is very popular with tourists and locals alike and you can be assured of a warm welcome. I once spent the first two days of a holiday in this pub and then dragged myself off to my bed upstairs at 11 o’clock. At 12 Euros per night, this youth hostel is cheap, but ten pints of Guinness each day isn’t!

Kinlay House

Situated on Lord Edward Street, Kinlay House is right at the other end of Temple Bar from the Oliver St John Gogarty Hostel, but it is fairly close in terms of quality and value. Kinlay house’s most famous resident is Tito the Turtle, who enjoys pride of place in a tank in the lobby. As with most hostels, Kinlay House is quite crowded and you may feel you are staying in an over-crowded fishbowl. However, it is great value and the staff are friendly, and they wont forget to feed you. The cheapest rooms in this hostel can be booked for 14 Euros.