Youth Hostels

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.

Backpacker Hostels

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,Dublin 8Co. DublinPhone: +353(0)16725839 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.

Waterloo Lodge

23 Waterloo Road,,Ballsbridge, Dublin 4,DublinPhone: +353(0)16685380 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.

Marina House

7 Old Dun leary Road,Dun Laoghaire,Co. DublinPhone: +353(0)12841524 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.

Jocab Inn

21-28 Talbot place,Dublin 1, DublinPhone: +353(0)18555660 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.

Generator Hostel

Smithfield Square,Dunblin 7,Co. DublinPhone: +353(0)19010222 The award-winning Generator Dublin is located right next to the Jameson Distillery and just beside the Smithfield LUAS stop, offering you easy access to every part of the city. 

Abbey Court Hostel

​29 Bachelors Walk, North CityDublin 1, DublinPhone: (01) 878 0700 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.

Hostels in Cork

Cape Clear Youth Hostel

The Old Coastguard Station,South Harbour, Cape Clear Island,Baltimore, Co. CorkPhone: +353(0)2841968 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, CorkPhone: +353(0)214508966 Kinlay House Cork is a hostel that caters to all kinds of travelers, including families and school groups. The property is located in Shandon, an old Cork City neighborhood that is home to the clock tower of the Shandon Bells.

Sheilas Budget Acommodation Centre

4 Belgrave Place,Wellington Road,CorkPhone: +353(0)214505562 Sheilas Budget Accommodation 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.

Hostels in Galway

Inishbofin Island Hostel

Inishbofin Island Hostel,Inishbofin,Co. GalwayPhone: +353(0)954585 Situated on one of Ireland’s beautiful islands, Inishbofin Island Hostel was originally a traditional farmhouse that has been converted into a cozy, modern hostel while retaining the charm of the old building. A variety of rooms are available.


Kinlay House

Merchants Road,Eyre Square,Eyre Square Centre, GalwayPhone: +353(0)91565244 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..

Barnacles Hostel

10 Quay Street,The Latin Quarter,Galway,  Co. GalwayPhone: +353(0)91568644 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

Lanigan's Hostel

28-29 Rose Inn Street,Kilkenny City,Co. KilkennyPhone: +353(0)567721718 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.

MacGabhains Backpacker Hostel

24 Vicar Street,Kilkenny City,Co. KilkennyPhone: +353(0)567770970 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 customers in 2010.

Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

35 Parliament St,Kilkenny,Co. KikennyPhone: +353(0)567763541 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

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