Best Places for Backpackers in Ireland.

Enjoy backpacking around Ireland without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Ireland.

Top 50 hostels in Ireland.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Ireland.

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Clare

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Clare's Rock Hostel

Whether it's B&B, Self-Catering, or Hostel type accommodation for Individuals, Families or Groups, Clare's Rock has something for everyone. In the peaceful surrounds of the Burren we can guarantee an enjoyable stay, in clean and comfortable ensuite rooms. The only Hostel in the High Burren, it is...
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Hill View Farm

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Hill View Farm

Warm hospitality in a modern spacious comfortable family home, Magnificent views of Connemara Mountains, Old castle/surrounding countryside. Near Cong Abbey/Ashford Castle/Lisloughry Lodge. Private car park, bike storage, drying/freezing. All ground floor rooms, Quietness assured, TV lounge, breakfa...
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Inveraray Farm Guest House

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Inveraray Farm Guest House

Inveraray Farm Guest House is a charming family home set in a picturesque location. Traditional hospitality is combined with courteous service and attention to detail. We enjoy a very peaceful and scenic setting with amazing views of Killarney's lakes and mountains, as well as the Gap of Dunloe....
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Tullaleagan Guesthouse

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Tullaleagan Guesthouse

All comfortable bedrooms are en-suite and have central heating and tea/coffee making facilities. Rooms boast spectacular views looking out over Lough Corrib or wonderful views of the Connemara Countryside. Breakfast at Tullaleagan Guesthouse is to be savoured, guests can choose from a selection o...
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Ballard House

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Ballard House

A warm welcome awaits you at Ballard in beautiful West Cork, situated in peaceful countryside. Close to restaurants, beaches, sailing, surfing, golf and horse-riding. Ideal base for touring West Cork and Kerry. Pets allowed indoors & have outdoor facilities...
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Taobh Coille

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Taobh Coille

Welcome to the website of Taobh Coille, a high quality bed and breakfast in Kells, County Kerry, Ireland. Taobh Coille is part of a working farm so you can eat lovely eggs from our free range hens with homemade bread as part of your breakfast. Farm, beach and mountain walks are all available dire...
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St Patrick

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St Patrick's

St. Patrick's Bed and Breakfast is located in a quiet and scenic area near Ennis in County Clare, Ireland. The location near the Ennis bypass of the N18 makes it the ideal place to stay before you flight departs out of Shannon Airport, or after your arrival there. Our house is central to all the...
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The Old Rectory

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The Old Rectory

We are a small family run guest house and creative retreat in a historic building dating from 1852, set among trees, with a stream running past our front lawn. Facilities Writing table in each room. Wireless broadband throughout the house. Sitting/ Music room Accommodation In the Rectory...
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Atlantic Guest House

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Atlantic Guest House

The Atlantic Guesthouse is one of the oldest established guesthouses in the heart of Donegal Town, family run for over 40 years, with worldwide visitors returning year after year. Located in the centre of Donegal Town, The Atlantic Guesthouse has a special & friendly atmosphere. The Atlantic guest h...
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Glen House

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Glen House

Your hostess, Mary, welcomes you to Glen House Bed & Breakfast in Youghal town centre. Owner run home with 3 en-suite bedrooms and Tea/Coffee/Television facilities, free wi-fi. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor with private entrance, the third is upstairs with magnificent views over Yougha...
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Sea Mist Bed and Breakfast

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Sea Mist Bed and Breakfast

Our accommodation Sea Mist Bed and Breakfast offers a bright and spacious, sunny south west orientation. We have a shared lounge where guests can relax and print from our guest computer. There’s free private parking available on site. Free Wi-Fi can be accessed from any room in the house. We’re...
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Skellig Hostel & Lodge

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Skellig Hostel & Lodge

Welcome to The Skellig Lodge in magnificent Ballinskelligs Bay Ballinskelligs (Baile an Sceilg) is a seaside resort on the edge of Ballinskelligs Bay. Ballinskelligs is a renowned Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area). The area has miles of sandy beaches and fantastic scenery. Overlooking Bal...
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Augusta Lodge

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Augusta Lodge

Augusta Lodge is a purpose built Irish Tourist Board approved Guesthouse situated in the award winning, picturesque heritage town of Westport. We have 9 ensuite spacious bedrooms of various designs and all are tastefully decorated to a very high standard. We have Double Rooms, Twin Bedded Rooms,...
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Willow Cottage Donegal B & B

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Willow Cottage Donegal B & B

The Willow Cottage B&B is a small, family - operated Bed and Breakfast in the Hills of Donegal. Five minutes away from the Wild Atlantic Way. One of Europes highest cliffs, Slieve League, the Artists island Tory and Glenveagh, Irelands famous National Park are just around the corner....
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Hogan

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Hogan's Bed and Breakfast

Hogan's Bed and Breakfast is family owned and operated Bed & Breakfast centrally located close to all amenities and services in the Edenderry area. The Bed and Breakfast offers well presented rooms in spacious surroundings with all conveniences to provide you with a 'home from home'. Relax in the lo...
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Kilcatten Lodge

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Kilcatten Lodge

Kilcatten Lodge B&B is a friendly, family run bed and breakfast offering spacious luxurious accommodation located between Kinsale and Clonakilty, in one of the most scenic areas of West Cork. Approved by Failte Ireland to 4 star quality, all rooms are finished to an exceptionally high standard. The...
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Lurgan House

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Lurgan House

Welcome to our highly recommended Spacious Georgian home in a quite peaceful location. Hospitality is the traditional hallmark of bed and breakfast accommodation, and that’s just what you’ll find from the Scahill family at Lurgan House B&B Westport. Our comfortable family house welcomes guests f...
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Lakeland House

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Lakeland House

Lakeland House is surrounded by the beautiful Connemara countryside between Loughs Mask Corrib, only 30km from the Wild Atlantic Way at Killary Harbour and 1.5km from Cong, one of Ireland's most spectacular villages. Single, double, twin, family rooms ensuite and private and shared rooms with s...
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Ashbrook

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Ashbrook

Ashbrook is a luxurious, welcoming home just 5 minutes drive from Killarney and a 10 minute drive from Kerry Airport. Guest rooms come with ensuite facilities, television and hairdryers. Complimentary tea and coffee are available. There is a spacious guest lounge and the house is surrounded by g...
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The River House

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The River House

Whatever your reason to choose The River House, you can always expect courteous, friendly treatment. A continental serve yourself breakfast is included in the price or for a little more you can have a full breakfast in the dining room. We are less than 2 minutes from the main street, yet the sou...
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Springfield Lodge

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Springfield Lodge

Springfield Lodge is a family-run Kerry Bed & Breakfast located on the edge of Killarney town in beautiful County Kerry. It is an ideal base for anyone wishing to explore the natural beauty of Killarney, go golfing in Killarney or fishing in the excellent facilities available in the locality or v...
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Abbey View B&B

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Abbey View B&B

We offer Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a friendly and spacious home. The relaxing ambiance and the friendly welcome will ensure that you will enjoy your stay. The house is newly built and is tastefully decorated. All guest rooms are en-suite, have TV’s and Tea & Coffee making facilities and a...
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The Oliver St John Gogarty Penthouse Apartments

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The Oliver St John Gogarty Penthouse Apartments

Stay on top of the city in the city! With great views over Dublin and the Liffey, our penthouse apartments right in the middle of cultural temple bar offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation. The Oliver St John Gogarty penthouse apartments are located in Dublin's premier tourist loca...
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Dingle Gate Hostel - Dingle Peninsula

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Dingle Gate Hostel - Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Gate hostel is a newly renovated family run hostel with free pick-up and drop off to Annascaul village,Annascaul lakes and water falls and inch beach on request. It is situated in the heart of the Dingle Peninsula, 1 km east of Annascaul village on the main Tralee/Dingle road. We are 16km...
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Garnish House

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Garnish House

Experience Our By Now Famous Gourmet Breakfast & A Welcoming Afternoon Tea On Arrival ...in one of CORK CITY premier GUESTHOUSE Accommodation, a RAC & AA 4Star Luxury Guest House with 24 hour reception, complimentary wifi & ample free parking. Enjoy your stay in our attractive Georgian Guest H...
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Croagh Patrick Hostel

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Croagh Patrick Hostel

Croagh Patrick Hostel has beautiful & very spacious bedrooms/dorms, all ensuite. We cater for individuals, couples, families, small & large groups. We offer guests free continental breakfast in our stunning dining room each morning. A stove turf fire in the trendy lounge will add to the comfort & c...
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Bayside

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Bayside

A warm Irish welcome awaits you upon arrival at Bayside Guest Accommodation. Bayside is a family run Four Star Approved Bed & Breakfast, which was established in 1991 and we pride ourselves in offering our customers a home away from home. Enjoy the picturesque views from the guest sitting room, whil...
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Clover Lawn

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Clover Lawn

Welcoming family home in Kilrane village, just off N25. 3mins drive from Rosslare Ferryport, 2 mins walk to pubs/restaurants. Wireless broadband access, early breakfast, private parking, mature gardens, family friendly. Rooms ensuite, TV, Tea/coffee, hairdryer....
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The Sleepy Camel

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The Sleepy Camel

The Sleepy Camel is located at Glenbeigh on the Ring of Kerry and beside the famous blue flag Rossbeigh beach. it has a large sitting room, dining room, kitchen and a conservatory that leads onto the patio to a large garden. There is a ample parking space and bike lock up facilities and storage fac...
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Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel

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Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel

Ballyhoura Hostel is an award winning luxury hostel nestled in the mountain village of Kilfinane in the Ballyhoura Mountains at the foot of the Galtees. Located 27 miles outside Limerick city, we are off the beaten tourist track and make an ideal base to recharge the batteries, with all the homely c...
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Rougey Lodge

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Rougey Lodge

Situated in Bundoran town, on the west coast of Ireland. We are close to all amenities; Rougey Lodge has dorm and private rooms (doubles and twins) and all prices include breakfast. Facilities at Rougey Lodge include a guest kitchen and offers free breakfast for all guests as well as providing infor...
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Errigal Hostel (Hostelling International)

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Errigal Hostel (Hostelling International)

Errigal Youth Hostel is nestled beneath Mt. Errigal in the lakeside village of Dunlewey in Donegal. It is on the Wild Atlantic Way and is a 20 minute drive from Donegal airport and 30 minutes from Letterkenny. The hostel has been part of the Gaeltacht community for 45 years but it has been transfo...
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Sive Hostel

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Sive Hostel

We are situated on the main street of the picturesque town of Cahirsiveen, where the hills of the ring of Kerry sweep down to Dingle bay. We have en-suite private, family, double, twin and dormitory type rooms. Also on site are free hot showers, laundry facilities, fully equipped kitchen and bik...
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Sandrock Holiday Hostel

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Sandrock Holiday Hostel

Located at Irelands Most Northerly Point at Malin Head overlooking the fishing pier, beach, sea and highlands of Donegal across the bay. The ever changing spectacular scenery, especially the seascape can be observed from the hostel PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT LOCATED IN DONEGAL TOWN! We are...
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Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille

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Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille

Adjacent to Slieve League with its breathtaking sea cliffs, Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille takes pride in offering superb accommodation at an affordable price. Free wi-fi is available throughout the building and we also operate a free 24hr shuttle service to/from the local pubs & restaurants, walk sta...
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The Pilgrims Rest

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The Pilgrims Rest

The Pilgrims Rest Country House Hotel, near Lismore and Cappoquin is situated in a beautiful part of the magnificent Irish countryside in County Waterford 50km from Waterford City. The Pilgrim's Rest Hotel Is your choice for Peace, Rest and Retreat! Beauty, style and elegance. Our beautif...
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Lord Edward

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Lord Edward

The Silken Thomas Accommodation (formerly The Lord Edward) offers guests stylish accommodation in the centre of Kildare town. Located just off the M7 motorway, the Silken Thomas Accommodation is less than a 10 minute walk from Kildare Village Chic Outlet Shopping and 15 minutes from the Irish Nation...
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Castle Moor B&B

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Castle Moor B&B

Castle Moor B&B is a charming bungalow set on the road from Dublin to Limerick - perfect for a stopover on your way to discover the West of Ireland. Just 5 minutes from the University of Limerick, we have a number of fresh and spacious guest rooms, all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, TVs, haird...
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Barry

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Barry's Hotel

Barry's Hotel is one of Dublin's oldest hotels. It is situated in the City Centre just three minutes walk from O Connell Street, within walking distance of the Abbey and Gate Theatres, Croke Park, principal shopping districts and major tourist attractions. Barry's Hotel was opened in 1889 by...
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Farmstead Lodge

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Farmstead Lodge

Welcome to Farmstead Lodge B&B. We are a Traditional Farmhouse situated at the foot of Ireland's highest mountains in the heart of Kerry, between the very popular and well known areas of Killarney, Killorglin & Beaufort. We offer a tranquil and homely athmosphere and the unique personal attentio...
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Kenmare Failte Hostel

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Kenmare Failte Hostel

Kenmare Fáilte Hostel is a family-run Hostel with a 01.30am curfew (no entry after this time). We are delighted to be awarded “The Best IHH Town Hostel in Ireland” & Failte Ireland approved since 1986, & guests consider us to be your “Home away from Home”. We are situated in the centre of Kenmare...
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The Western Hotel

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The Western Hotel

The three star Western Hotel is located in the heart of Galway city and offers the highest standard of accommodation. The family run hotel comprises of three impressive Georgian buildings and blends an old style feel with all modern conveniences. The Western Hotel has a long tradition of hospitalit...
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The Black Sheep Hostel

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The Black Sheep Hostel

This recently renovated, 19th century townhouse is run by a mixture of globetrotters and locals. It’s like a home away from home. Between the knowledge and experience of our Killarney natives and our multi-national Black Sheep team you will not be left short of ideas for what to see and do while i...
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Cradog B&B

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Cradog B&B

Cradog Bed & Breakfast is situated outside the pretty village of Freshford on the road from Kilkenny to Cashel....... A warm welcome to all our guests. We serve complimentary tea and coffee and fresh home baked scones or apple tart on arrival. We have a warm open fire to welcome our guests. A...
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Kilmurry Lodge Hotel

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Kilmurry Lodge Hotel

The Kilmurry Lodge Hotel is a 5 minute walk from the University of Limerick and the National Technological Park, Castletroy and, with a bus stop located by the hotel gate, Limerick City Centre is just 10 minutes away. Set among 3 acres of manicured gardens, this charming family run hotel offers gue...
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Killyliss Country House

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Killyliss Country House

Recently built 3 story country property, set on Cavan/ Monaghan border, rooms en suite, real fires, piano in lounge for guests use. Our Guest House offers all the amenities of an upscale hotel, but in a cozy, intimate setting. Each of our rooms are decorated with luxury in mind. With Irish home...
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Ocean Bar and Hostel

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Ocean Bar and Hostel

The Ocean Bar and hostel is the only one of its kind in the seaside town of Ballybunion. This location is the perfect mix of sun, sand and sea, making this hostel in Ballybunion the perfect place to slip into a wetsuit and hit the waves. After a day of working out in the water, the on-site Ocean...
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Lus Mor

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Lus Mor

Lus Mor is hosted by a local to the area so helpful and knowledgeable advice about the area is always available. Ideally situated along the Wicklow way walking track half way between Glendalough hostel and Knockree hostel. Lus Mor is very inviting and focuses mainly on guests feeling settled an...
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Moloney

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Moloney's B&B

Modern, comfortable, clean home situated in quiet cul de sac only five minutes drive from Shannon airport. Located right in Shannon town only 400 yards from shopping centre. We are Bord Failte approved and lonely planet recommended. A warm welcome awaits you on arrival at our home. Complimenta...
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Kerry Ocean Lodge

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Kerry Ocean Lodge

The Kerry Ocean Lodge is a luxury 20 bedroom Lodge offering Double, Twin , Triple and Family rooms all en-suite with power showers, TVs, hairdryers and tea/coffee making facilities. We are centrally located in Glenbeigh on the Ring of Kerry with fantastic views of Rossbeigh Beach and Seefin Mo...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Ireland.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Ireland.

If you're already planning to visit Ireland - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Green and yellow fight for domination on the hills, there’s a million rabbit holes scattered all around, and my path takes me on sharp ascents and descents, sliding in the sand and grabbing the weeds for support.

So I limbo under it, climb down the hill and at long last I’m back on the shore, back where I started. It’s been a long, beautiful day full of different landscapes and unique experiences. I’ve not so far seen anything in Ireland like the east side of Inch Beach, and it’s a hike I would definitely recommend to the adventurous traveler (and when I say adventurous I mean masochistic).

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Getting around Cork

There’s so many things to see and do in Cork, after all is the second biggest city in Ireland. I am not going to bore you with all the museums and churches you can of course visit if you have more time and interest, however just to fill you in, Cork is very much alike Dublin only on a smaller scale. The city is located at the southern part of Ireland being the second most important port in the country after Dublin. So, if you are travelling from France and looking for a see adventure, then take the ferry from Roscoff and you’ll get to Cork in about 14 hours. Otherwise Cork is served by an international airport which is 15 min away by car from the City Center.Coming from Dublin, like we did, and not having a car the best option and cheapest would be the bus. We spent around €50 for 2 people on return tickets with GoBus. The tickets can be bought online from here and the journey will take 3 hours. Once arrived in Cork, the bus will drop you at the main bus station on Parnell Place and you’ll have to hop on in another bus to the hotel.

Cris

Dublin: the best spots

Dublin, also known as the Big Smoke is one of my favorite place on Earth for several reasons: live music, cobblestone streets, pubs and Irish people with their lovely Irish accent. I have lived in Dublin for a year while I was studying for my final year of Bachelor’s degree at University College Dublin and if I had to choose a place to settle, it would probably be there. This city is unique. Even though the place is the capital of the Republic of Ireland, it feels like a small city. In this article, I would like to introduce you to my three favorite districts.

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Ireland: Explore with The Waterford Greenway

County Waterford is located in the “Sunny South East’ of Ireland. It’s famous for its beautiful beaches, Viking heritage and rich historical background. In the summer of 2017, they added to its long list of reasons to visit, with the opening of the new Waterford Greenway. It is a magnificent 46km off-road cycling and walking trail, on an old railway line. It stretches all the way from Waterford City to the beautiful seaside town of Dungarvan. The Greenway is a great way to discover Waterford, here are some more reasons to start your journey along the Greenway and beyond.

Walter Cullinan

Travelling while being a Workaway

Agree on the terms I wanted to travel around Ireland, while I was doing the workaway. I talked to my hosts, Patricia and Gerry, about it and we agreed that my two days off would be Tuesday and Wednesday every week. That way I could take off Monday afternoon and be back Wednesday evening and have two nights away. I would say that it definitely depends on, where you are and what kind of workaway experience you’re doing, but I really needed two nights away from my host place.

Thalia

Ireland: pure green nature

The first thing you will notice when in Ireland, is that at least once every two days it rains, for what I whole-hearted recommend to bring or buy a proper waterproof jacket as a simple umbrella will not be suitable due to the wind.

Pedro Ireland

Top activities in Ireland during summer!

Ireland is fast becoming a place to visit. I only relocated here to live with my husband in 2012 but since then, I noticed the surge of tourists visiting this country especially during the “nicer” months of summer. Even my husband who’s living here close to 10 years now tells me that it wasn’t like this when he first got here!

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Ireland: pure green nature

The first thing you will notice when in Ireland, is that at least once every two days it rains, for what I whole-hearted recommend to bring or buy a proper waterproof jacket as a simple umbrella will not be suitable due to the wind.

Pedro Ireland

Drinking in Dublin and listening to live music

As Ireland is so talented with music and you want to enjoy live music and have a few drinks I would recommend a few places and the first one is Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines, there are always playing Irish brands and it has a smoking area inside, pool and staff are friendly which Is what you want. I went there to see my friend playing once and fell in love straight with this place. It was pretty busy as my friend is a good singer but whenever I had a few drinks me and my friends were playing pool and enjoying the music. In the smoking area, there is heating and tables and sofas. Another place I would recommend if you are looking for live music is Workman’s. I enjoy going there to spent time with my friends to listen to some music.

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Still hungry?

Apparently, real party means good food, and Ireland has a lot to offer in this matter, no matter if you’re omnivore, carnivore, vegetarian or vegan, you will for sure find an option for yourself. Just behind the corner of the Lincoln Place, on the Pearse Street, you can find the healthiest takeaway, called “Camille”. They offer Thai cuisine, and they do perfect prawns for their curries. There is the white collars favourite “Staple Foods” on the Grattan Street that offers Paleo diet whose menu is brief but fresh, and the service is friendly and fast.

Adriana Jama-Lipa

Top 5 Things To Do In Ireland

Ireland is famous for its art, natural beauty, and creation of what many consider the finest whiskey and beer in all the world– so grab a drink, a great book, and check out these amazing places that have inspired some of the greatest literature in the modern age.

Andrew Calderone

From the biggest parties of Ibiza to one of the smallest villages in Ireland

I know sometimes it sounds a little bit crazy to go and travel by yourself, but there are not always people who would follow us or go with us, but on this long journey I truly believe we meet a lots of similar people who might decide to keep with us. From the biggest parties of Ibiza to one of the smallest villages in Ireland Most of my friends keep telling me how crazy I could be to choose to move for a half year to a place in the middle of nowhere (Eyeries, village with 66 inhabitants in South-West Ireland), when the past half year I spent in the most party island in the world (Ibiza, Spain). I know, I am a little bit extreme sometimes, but I think this makes me who I am right now. I wanted to know how the people live in Ireland, their habits,  but their nature is that fascinated me the most. Since I was studying in Sweden (remember this cause most of my travels and stories are connected to Sweden) I was thinking about visiting Ireland (that was already 4 and a half years ago).

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Discover the Cliffs of Moher in beautiful Ireland

These Cliffs are utterly amazing. They stand 702ft tall and are located on the Atlantic Coast of Ireland. According to the Visitor Center, the Cliffs are one of the most visited spots in Ireland receiving up to 1 million visitors a year. Ok, so some history, I’ll tell you a little bit about what I learned at the Visitor’s Center.  The Cliffs are named after an old promontory fort called Mothar or Moher, which once stood on the Hag’s Head – the southernmost point of the cliffs, now the site of Moher Tower.  The closest towns to the Cliffs are Liscannor (6 km to the South) and Doolin (7 km to the North). My group went to Doolin where we enjoyed a mean chowder at a fantastic little pub called O’Connor’s.   At the main parking lot of the Cliffs, there are some cute little shops you can visit, although they sell the same things as the Visitor Center’s gift shop at mostly the same prices.  I did find a neat t-shirt and a cute little sheep keychain however!

Lauren

Getting your Nature Fix in Dubin

What too many people forget is that Ireland has always been known as one of the greenest countries to visit, full of rolling hills bursting with wildflowers and sheep, goats and cows to keep you company along your walk. A trip to Dublin would be incomplete without immersing yourself for at least a day (or longer!) in the local flora and fauna.

Jess Tang

Ireland: Glendalough & The Wicklow Mountains

If you are planning a trip to Dublin, Ireland, it would be worth your while to look into touring Glendalough & The Wicklow Mountains.

Jennifer Latchford

Dublin: Beer, Cheer and some Green

As a hungarian student, I am proud to say that I got to live in this beautiful place for 3 months, and oh, still I dream about the colorful streets, the hidden alleyways and the soft green grass in Dublin. This is a little inside tip collection for those who want to discover the capital of Ireland-The Green Emerald. So as the first part of my Ireland series, I collected you a few mainstream, but also some inside tips for your trip to the capital of Ireland. The home of James Joyce has a wide scale of sightseeing attractions to offer for the cultured and the curious. Dublin is a very small city, with an even smaller centre that is easy to get to know and discoverable by foot. Hereby I planned a little tour for you that will take you to the most important sights and I highly recommend you to take this little walk, especially when it’s sunny! ( I would say it is, most of the time, but predicting irish weather is like trying to guess the Lotto numbers. )

Csinszka Bene

A walk around Dublin sipping a Guinness

Dublin is one of the places I love the most in the entire world! I’d wanted to go there since I was a little girl and I saw an episode of Chip’n’Dale Rescue Rangers set in Ireland in which the two chipmunks were helping the last leprechaun retrieve his pot full of gold. (Here’s the link if you feel like watching it: Chip’n’Dale Rescue Rangers The last Leprechaun). I really wanted to go to Ireland and find my personal leprechaun! My mom eventually convinced me I could find one in our garden so I decided to give up on my Irish trip. Time passed by and I grew up, I didn’t believe in Leprechauns anymore, but I still wanted to visit Ireland, Dublin in particular, so I did. The first time I went there was a couple of years ago, I spent a nice weekend with some friends and totally fell in love with the city. Since then I’ve been to Dublin four more times, good thing I have a friend who lets me crash at her place whenever I ask (and I ask A LOT). Since she works, I usually end up wandering around the city by myself and, I must confess, I enjoy taking my time to just walk around listening to music. I never feel lonely, I always discover something new and come back more in love with this city than I was before.

federica-gobbo

Welcome to Dublin, the heart of the Emerald Isle

Baile Átha Cliath, commonly known as Dublin, is the capital of the Republic of Ireland as well as the most populated and richest city of the Emerald Isle. Economically speaking, Dublin has seen considerable development in the last two decades that made this marvellous city become the heart of the whole country. And if you are thinking about moving to a place where joy and culture are well mixed together, Dublin is certainly the perfect city for you!

Giorgi

Northern Ireland - A newly discovered destination

A few years ago nobody would even think of going to Northern Ireland for a visit. Today things have changed and we are glad they did. Northern Ireland is today a very interesting destination, with many interesting things to see. First of all, if you are considering going there, don´t underestimate it. Yes, it is a small country, but it is worth staying for a couple of days. If you really want to experience everything you are entitled to, rent a car and do it at your own pace!

Alexandra Côrte-Real

Dublin, my life between a Guinness and Whisky

Once we arrived in Ireland, we were picked up and driven home. We were so tired, and we didn’t get to sleep that much because of the time difference. Ireland is 6 hours ahead of Panama.

Patty Wasabi

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