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.

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Top 50 hostels in Ireland.

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

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Fortview House

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Fortview House

A warm welcome with turf fire awaits you at Fortview House, a family run farmhouse in the village of Cloverhill just 6 miles from Cavan town. The house is comfortably furnished with modern convenience. There are 6 bedrooms, 3 of which are en-suite with TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Gue...
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Rathgormack Hiking Centre/Hostel

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Rathgormack Hiking Centre/Hostel

*Please note that we are 25km outside of Waterford City* Rathgormack is a village situated in north Waterford at the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains where there are an abundance of scenic routes that one can take. The Comeraghs contain 2 very large lakes and some smaller lakes nearby. Acco...
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The Ritz Budget Accommodation

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The Ritz Budget Accommodation

The Ritz Budget Accommodation (previously an Cinema) hostel is a new purpose built accommodation in the centre of the beautiful harbour town of Killybegs in S.W. Donegal. All our rooms are ensuite, some with bath and shower and are spacious, colourful and very comfortably furnished. Linen and tow...
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Big Style Atlantic Lodge

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Big Style Atlantic Lodge

After a long day of adventure you enjoy our full kitchen facilities & pizza oven, then sit back and enjoy the view from our porch overlooking the mighty Atlantic ocean or get nice and cosy by the stove or campfire. At Big Style Atlantic Lodge we also provide surf board, kite surf and SUP board re...
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The Courthouse

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The Courthouse

The Courthouse is located on Main Street Ballyhaunis in Mayo, just 10 mins from Ireland West Airport (Knock Airport), which offers daily flights from Dublin and various UK destinations including (Stansted, Luton & Gatwick) Birmingham and Manchester. The opening of the M6 motorway has reduced the dri...
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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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Dingle Harbour Lodge

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Dingle Harbour Lodge

Each room at Dingle Harbour features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an en suite bathroom with free toiletries, and tea/coffee making facilities. Beautiful terrace area looking over the expanse of Dingle Harbour. Breakfast restaurant and cafe on site. Complimentary private parking....
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Samuels Heritage B&B

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Samuels Heritage B&B

Samuels Heritage B&B is set on 30 acres of farmland amidst the rolling hillside surrounding Waterford city and overlooking the River Suir, an ideal base from which to explore County Waterford. Our family run guest house has 6 en-suite rooms, one of which is fully wheelchair accessible. Amenities...
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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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Driftwood Country Hostel

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Driftwood Country Hostel

Driftwood Property is located 5 km/ 3 miles from the lively West Cork town Skibbereen, an ideal base to tour West Cork and Kerry. We are approx. 10 km from the closest point to the sea. Cork airport is approx 80 km and Kerry Airport approx. 125 km. You can visit the stunning nature reserve Lough In...
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Loughcrew Megalithic Hostel

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Loughcrew Megalithic Hostel

This Megalithic Property is aptly named because it forms the ideal backdrop to the Megalithic Sites on the Loughcrew Hills. Enjoy the free flowing theme of Loughcrew that is abundant throughout the area. Relax in the courtyard of the Heritage Cottage next door or check out the Adventure Centre down...
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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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Sharamore House

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Sharamore House

Sharamore’s bedrooms all have en suite bathrooms, lovely views of the Connemara land and seascapes, TVs, light refreshments, complimentary toiletries and WiFi . For Breakfast you can have fresh fruit and cereals from the buffet followed by a choice from our menu which includes locally smoked sal...
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The Gardens

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The Gardens

the gardens is a 3 minute walk from killarney town centre. It is nestled away in its own private walled garden.it is located only a 5 minute walk from the bus and rail station. We offer our guests comfort and a good breakfast to start their day. All rooms are ensuite with tea/coffee making fac...
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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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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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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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Temple Bar Inn

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Temple Bar Inn

The Temple Bar Inn is one of Dublin's most central hotels, located in the famous Temple Bar District, it is walking distance to many popular tourist destinations such as Trinity College, Dublin Castle and The Guinness Storehouse. It's chic, bespoke and modern design fits perfectly into the cultur...
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Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel

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Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel

Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel is an award-winning hostel nestled in the mountain village of Kilfinane, Co.Limerick in the Ballyhoura Mountains. Located on the borders of Tipperary & Cork, we are off the beaten path and make an ideal base to recharge the batteries, with all the homely comforts you need. B...
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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...
Sea Mist Bed and Breakfast is a guesthouse in Galway. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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The Black Sheep Hostel

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The Black Sheep Hostel

Voted best hostel in Ireland 2019 by Hostelworld 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 b...
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Blue Pool Tourist Hostel

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Blue Pool Tourist Hostel

Siobhan & Mike welcome you to the Blue Pool Hostel. The Hostel is situated in the picturesque village of Glengarriff in West Cork. We offer our guests a warm clean bed in comfortable surroundings with a light breakfast included. Our rooms range from dormitories to private rooms, something for eve...
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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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Bundoran Surf Lodge

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Bundoran Surf Lodge

Bundoran Surf Lodge is situated on the main street of Bundoran, close to all shops, pubs and amenities. The hostel is just a 5 minute walk to local surf beaches and reefs, with some of Ireland's best waves in the area. We have private parking at the back and a patio for summer BBQs. We also have...
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Ferry House Hostel- Tarbert

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Ferry House Hostel- Tarbert

The Ferry House Hostel is located in the heart of the village of Tarbert, one mile from the Tarbert/Killimer car ferry which links Killarney and Dingle in Kerry to Doolin and Cliffs Of Moher in Clare. The three storey stone building with wooden floors and open fires was built in the 18th century...
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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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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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Doolin Hostel

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Doolin Hostel

Free Healthy Continental Breakfast Buffet Free WiFi in all Rooms Free Internet, Computer and printing available Free Parking, Own Bus Eireann Stop and Ticket Office Family run modern boutique Hostel Coffee Shop We do not cater for Stag, Hen or Similar Parties Lonely Planet Top Choice...
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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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Bundoran Westend Accommodation

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Bundoran Westend Accommodation

Bundoran Westend Accommodation in the seaside resort of Bundoran, Co. Donegal. Waterfront property perfect for surfing fans (there is outside tap ideal for rinsing off boards and wetsuits). If surfing is not your thing there is still plenty to do; scenic coastal walks, Waterworld funpark with swimmi...
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The Hideout Hostel

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The Hideout Hostel

The Hideout Hostel is Dingle's newest & best hostel. There is a mix of dormitories & private rooms, all with en suite bathrooms with shower, toilet & sink. The hostel is in the centre of town on a quiet street. A light breakfast of freshly brewed tea & coffee, cereals, juice, yoghurt, toast & our o...
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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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Bru na Dromoda (Dromid Hostel)

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Bru na Dromoda (Dromid Hostel)

In our hostel there are 26 beds which comprise of 4 ensuite family rooms and two seven-bed dormitories with toilets adjacent and showers downstairs. We're open all year round to groups. We're especially suited to walking groups because of the wealth of natural walks in the area. Our hostel is al...
Bru na Dromoda (Dromid Hostel) is a hostel in Waterville. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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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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Errigal Hostel (Hostelling International)

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Errigal Hostel (Hostelling International)

Errigal Hostel is nestled beneath Errigal Mountain in the lakeside village of Dunlewey, County Donegal in Ireland's Northwest. It is the perfect location to base for a few day's exploration of the nearby mountains, beaches and Glenveagh National Park. The modern building encompasses floor to ceili...
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Hungry Hill Lodge

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Hungry Hill Lodge

This is the perfect place to stay on the rugged and unspoilt Beara Peninsula. Our lodge is situated at the base of the Healy Pass on the Wild Atlantic Way. Every effort is made to ensure that all our guests have a comfortable and relaxing stay and plenty of advice is available on what to do whil...
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Corrib View

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Corrib View

This property is a 10-minute walk from the beach. Located in Merlin Park, 2 km from Galway city center, Corrib View B&B provides free parking and free WI-Fi. It also offers a breakfast menu in the mornings. Each spacious room includes a comfortable orthopedic bed, central heating, and a cable TV....
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The SeaFront Inn

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The SeaFront Inn

Our property 'The Strand @ Inch' comprises of 8 ensuites rooms and 8 dormitory rooms which offer a wide variety of accommodation which appeals to surfers, families or couples who may enjoy a romantic break, an activity holiday or indeed a family getaway. We have a full bar and restaurant on site....
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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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Aille River Hostel

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Aille River Hostel

Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Centrally located Family-run Hostel. Free High-speed Fibre Wifi, Free Laundry. Sitting right on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Aille River Hostel is the gateway to the majestic 700 ft Cliffs of Moher, the world famous Aran Islands and the unique beauty of th...
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Greenwood Hostel

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Greenwood Hostel

Greenwood Hostel is a countryside hostel, 10 km out of Kenmare town and the ideal place from where to explore the magnificent scenery of the Ring of Kerry and the MacGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland`s highest mountains. The hostel combines the charm of an old-world-cottage with all the amenities that w...
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Lynfield Guesthouse

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Lynfield Guesthouse

Lynfield is located just 3 minutes walk from Eyre Square, Galway's city centre. Lynfield is a large detached house with solid walls and flooring. It is warm and comfortable and reasonably priced. All our rooms are en-suite, power showers, have multichannel plasma TV. Beds have memory foam mattere...
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Marguerite House

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Marguerite House

Marguerite House is a recently refurbished red brick house and is owner managed. We are located in Glasnevin is famous for amongst others, its stunning Botanical Gardens. It is nicely decorated with a welcoming atmosphere. On arrival you will be treated to Tea or Coffee and we be happy to help yo...
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Kilronan Hostel

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Kilronan Hostel

Located directly beside the pier on Inis Mór, Kilronan Hostel is the perfect place to stay to enjoy the magic of the Aran Islands. With stunning views of Kilronan Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean, our hostel is a stress-free zone where you can really feel at home! At Kilronan Hostel, comfort and cl...
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Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille

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Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Was as well as the International Appalachian Trail, our guests describe Aras as a ‘home away from home’. A short 5 minute drive takes you to the quaint little town of Glencolmcille (Glencolumbkille), and a 15 minute drive gets you to the world famous Slieve League Sea C...
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Galway City Hostel & Bar

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Galway City Hostel & Bar

WINNER: Best Hostel in Ireland 2018, 2017 & 2016 - (Hostelworld.com Awards) WINNER: Most Popular Hostel in Galway 2017 - (Hostelworld.com Awards) Galway City Hostel is ideally located beside the bus and train station overlooking Eyre Square, giving you the perfect starting point to explore all t...
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Dingle Harbour Hostel

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Dingle Harbour Hostel

Each Dorm at the Dingle Harbour Hostel features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an en suite bathroom, and fully dressed bunk beds. Beautiful terrace area looking over the expanse of Dingle Harbour. Breakfast restaurant and cafe on site. Complimentary private parking. Situated betwee...
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Leeson Lodge

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Leeson Lodge

The Leeson Lodge is located on Leeson Street Bridge, an exclusive area of Dublin city close to St Stephen's Green and graciously over looks Dublin's Grand Canal on a street of Georgian Houses. It is full of character and old world charms with high decorative ceilings, old furniture and a very warm w...
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Donegal Town Independent hostel

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Donegal Town Independent hostel

Welcome to Donegal Town Independent hostel, a warm friendly family run hostel with great showers,a self catering kitchen. This family run hostel is clean and friendly with lots of info on donegal town and county. This is an ideal base from which to tour donegal county ,walk on the highest sea cli...
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Rainbow Hostel Doolin

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Rainbow Hostel Doolin

Our small hostel is family run, in the heart of Doolin. It is a traditional farmhouse built in the 18th century. The Rainbow Hostel was established in 1986 with just 12 beds. The building was sympathetically renovated in Spring 2003 into a simple, easy going, warm, friendly and bright coloured ho...
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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).

A Mental Traveller

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.

marie-swaenepoel

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.

Isobelle

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).

bonita-svenska

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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