Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is located on Ireland’s East Coast and offers something for everyone. Whether you enjoy exploring old castles, soaking in nature, or exploring museums, Dublin has you covered.
Adults will enjoy all of the famous distilleries and breweries like Jameson Distillery, the Irish Whisky Museum, and Guinness’s Storefront. Those with kids will enjoy walking through the Dublin Zoo or St. Stephens Green. If you are a history buff, you will like seeing The Book of Kells at the Old Library Exhibition or Kilmainham Gaol Museum. At night, the neighborhoods of Temple Bar and Grafton Street come alive with restaurants and bars at each corner.
While Dublin can get quite expensive, your accommodations do not have to be. We will discuss three options that can fit any budget. These options will not break the bank and will allow you to have some extra spending money on all the adventures Dublin offers.
Drury Court Hotel
Drury Court Hotel is a cute contemporary-style hotel located within walking distance to many of Dublin’s great attractions. The hotel is a few feet from Grafton Street and a five-minute walk to Temple Bar. The hotel is steps away from Dublin’s best restaurants, shopping, and theatre. Dublin Castle, Irish Whisky Museum, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral are all just a few steps from the hotel.
The Drury Court Hotel offers Wi-fi throughout the hotel. There is also a restaurant and bar on-site and room service available. Guests will enjoy the 24-hour front desk and the family rooms. There is no parking on-site, but everything is in close proximity that guests really do not need a car to get around most places.
The hotel offers contemporary styled rooms that are warm and spacious. Each room includes a tea and coffee maker, TV, and private bathrooms with a hairdryer. Rooms can fit up to six adults and come in single, double, or triple rooms, or one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.
Guests have described this hotel as exceptional. They enjoyed the location being within walking distance to many restaurants, shops, and attractions, and they have found the staff to be friendly, and the rooms to be clean and well-equipped.
28-30 Stephen Street Lower, D2 Dublin, Ireland.
4.5 out of 5
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Trinity Townhouse Hotel
Trinity Townhouse Hotel is a Georgian-style hotel located in the heart of Dublin and is right next to Trinity College. The hotel itself is three buildings next to one another that have been restored and converted into the elegant hotel set within Dublin’s quiet historic center.
Trinity Townhouse Hotel is located next to so many great attractions including the National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, the Little Museum of Dublin, and Leinster House. It is easily accessible by taxi and public transportation. While there is no parking on-site, there are so many restaurants, shops, and attractions within walking distance.
Each room is beautifully decorated with modern yet elegant décor and includes amenities such as free Wi-fi and complimentary tea and coffee machines. Rooms include either two twin beds, a full bed, a queen bed, or a king bed. Each room can accommodate up to two adults, but the hotel does offer family-style rooms with two rooms next to one another.
Previous guests have talked highly about this hotel. They enjoyed the chic, clean, and comfortable rooms, and the perfect location to walk to many different attractions.
29 South Frederick Street, D2 Dublin, Ireland.
4.5 out of 5
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The Hendrick Smithfield
The Hendrick Smithfield is a contemporary hotel located in the center of Dublin. It is just a short distance from City Hall, Dublin Castle, and Guinness Storehouse. In addition, it has many great restaurants just a few steps outside the hotel, and a bar located on-site.
The Hendricks Smithfield offers many amenities, including a 24-hour front desk, free Wi-fi throughout the hotel, and free toiletries in each room. Unlike many hotels in the heart of Dublin, this hotel offers private parking nearby at a cost of 18 euros a day.
The rooms are sleek and clean and offer a desk, flatscreen TV, and private bathroom. Rooms are offered in twin, double, and triple, and are great for couples and small families.
Past guests have described the Hendrick Smithfield as an amazing urban hotel. They enjoy the modern décor, comfortable beds, and central location next to the city center and public transportation.
Smithfield Hendrick Street, Dublin, Ireland.
4.3 out of 5
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About our budget hotel recommendations in Dublin
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Please note, we only list hotels that have an aggregated guest review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5. We aggregate all reviews from different booking sites and other unbiased review websites. Any hotel listed here should have a price of $100 or less per night. Hence, you can be certain all hotels listed above offer you a great and affordable stay in Dublin.
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Top 3 budget hotels in Dublin
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