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 8,
Phone: +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.

Marina House
7 Old Dun leary Road,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin
Phone: +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.

Jacobs Inn
21-28 Talbot place,
Dublin 1,
Phone: +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.

Waterloo Lodge
23 Waterloo Road,,
Dublin 4,
Phone: +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.

Hostels in Cork

Sheilas Budget Acommodation Centre
4 Belgrave Place,
Wellington Road,
Phone: +353(0)214505562

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,
South Harbour,
Cape Clear Island,
Co. Cork
Phone: +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,

Phone: +353(0)214508966

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
Drury’s Avenue,
Co. Cork
Phone: +353(0)214633106

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

Auld Shillelagh
Aughrim Health Centre,
Co. Galway
Phone: +353(0)909673734

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,
Co. Galway

Phone: +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 cosy, 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,
Phone: +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,
Co. Galway
Phone: +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

Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
35 Parliament St,
Co. Kikenny
Phone: +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

MacGabhains Backpacker Hostel
24 Vicar Street,
Kilkenny City,
Co. Kilkenny
Phone: +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.

Lanigan’s Hostel
28-29 Rose Inn Street,
Kilkenny City,
Co. Kilkenny
Phone: +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.

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