A total of 24 youth hostels are operated by An Oige (Irish Youth Hostel Association). They provide simple dormitory accommodation with comfortable beds and facilities for cooking meals. Usage is confined to members of An Oige or other youth organisations affiliated to the International Youth Hostel Federation. Non-members can buy stamps at hostels entitling them to further hostel use. A Youth Hostel Accommodation Guide is available.
There are registered holiday hostels offering privately owned accommodation at reasonable prices. Dormitory-style sleeping accommodation and/or private bedrooms are available, with fully equipped kitchens. No membership is required. Some provide meals, others breakfast only.
Hostels in Dublin
Four Courts Hostel
15-17 Merchant’s Quay,
Four Courts Hostel is an award-winning property that provides guests with many amenities. It is located near many of Dublin City Centre’s top cultural attractions, including Temple Bar, The Guiness Storehouse and Christchurch Cathedral.
7 Old Dun leary Road,
Marina House is located in a renovated period building in the idyllic seaside town of Dun Laoghaire. It is ideally situated with easy access to the ferry port and the DART (Dublin’s local train system), which provides easy access to the city centre.
21-28 Talbot place,
Jacob’s Inn is a modern hostel situated in the heart of Dublin City Centre. It is within walking distance of Temple Bar, Croke Park, The O2 and O’Connell Street, making it the perfect base for exploring all Dublin has to offer.
23 Waterloo Road,,
Waterloo Lodge is situated in the lovely Ballsbridge area of Dublin City. The comfortable accommodation is walking distance from many major attractions, such as St Stephen’s Green, Trinity College and Aviva Stadium.
Hostels in Cork
Sheilas Budget Acommodation Centre
4 Belgrave Place,
Sheilas Budget Acomodation Centre is a comfortable, family owned budget accommodation situated right in the heart of Cork City. The hostel prides itself on its friendly atmosphere, excellent facilities and host of extra amenities.
Cape Clear Youth Hostel
The Old Coastguard Station,
Cape Clear Island,
Cape Clear Youth Hostel is situated along the south harbour of Cape Clear Island, County Cork. It is just steps from the sea and affords stunning views of the area. The hostel can accommodate up to 42 people and also has self-catering facilities.
Kinlay House Cork
Bob and joan’s Walk,
Kinlay House Cork is a hostel that caters to all kinds of travellers, including families and school groups. The property is located in Shandon, an old Cork City neighbourhood that is home to the clock tower of the Shandon Bells.
An Stór Tourist Hostel
An Stór Tourist Hostel is located in the bustling market town of Midleton, just 20km east of Cork City. The hostel offers comfortable rooms to suit the needs of groups, families and independent travellers.
Hostels in Galway
Aughrim Health Centre,
Auld Shillelagh is a family-run accomodation located in the village of Aughrim, which is near Ballinasloe. Visitors exploring County Galway will enjoy the hostel’s cosy, friendly atmosphere and helpful staff.
Inishbofin Island Hostel
Inishbofin Island Hostel,
Situated on one of Ireland’s beautiful islands, Inishbofin Island Hostel was originally a traditional farmhouse that has been converted into a cosy, modern hostel while retaining the charm of the old building. A variety of rooms are available.
Eyre Square Centre,
Welcome to the newly refurbished Kinlay Hostel in Galway City Centre. This multi-award winning hostel is located in the heart of Galway City on the corner of Eyre Square.
10 Quay Street,
The Latin Quarter,
Barnacles Hostel is situated in the heart of Galway, just steps from many of the city’s most popular restaurants and pubs. The backpacker hostel offers a comfortable, friendly environment and modern facilities.
Hostels in Kilkenny
Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
35 Parliament St,
Kilkenny Tourist Hostel is Kilkenny’s best established and best located Hostel offering spacious, clean, comfortable and cheap Dorms and Private Rooms. You’ll love the free WiFi, big kitchen, relaxed atmosphere and the charm of this lovely old house
MacGabhains Backpacker Hostel
24 Vicar Street,
MacGabhainns Backpacker Hostel is located in the heart of Kilkenny City, just minutes from the railway and bus station. The small, cosy property was voted the city’s best hostel by Hostelworld.com customers in 2010.
28-29 Rose Inn Street,
Lanigan’s Hostel is a purpose-built accommodation situated in the heart of Kilkenny City. It offers guests a safe, comfortable and clean stay within walking distance of all local amenities, including railway and bus stations, pubs and restaurants.