Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Dublin

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Dublin as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
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  • 4.6 Shelbourne Hotel Dublin

    The Shelbourne Renaissance Hotel, Dublin

    New York Times

    “Dating back to 1824, the Shelbourne is an elegant historic hotel overlooking St. Stephen’s Green. Its Horseshoe Bar is a Dublin landmark; anyone who’s ever been anyone in Ireland has stopped here for a drink.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Dublin.

  • 4.8 Merrion Hotel Dublin

    The Merrion Hotel, Dublin

    CNN

    “The Merrion is all class, kitted out in gleaming white marble and gorgeous restored Georgian details. The hotel’s 123 guestrooms are light and airy, fitted to an impeccable standard with period furnishings and Irish fabrics in neutral tones.”

  • 4.5 Westbury Hotel Dublin

    The Westbury Hotel, Dublin

    CNN

    “This traditional hotel enjoys an enviable location just off Dublin’s main shopping thoroughfare, Grafton Street. Recent renovations have given new life to The Westbury’s classic atmosphere: flourishes of modern decor take on an Asian-meets-Western aesthetic with cool, rich tones.”

  • 4.6 Marker Hotel Dublin

    The Marker Hotel, Dublin

    New York Times

    “The Marker is Dublin’s hottest new hotel, drawing trendsetters to its rooftop bar and tourists to its comfy, colorful, modern rooms. It’s part of the Daniel Libeskind-designed Grand Canal Square in Dublin’s new tech hub.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Dublin.

  • 4.3 Dean Dublin

    The Dean Hotel, Dublin

    New York Times

    “In a six-story Georgian building, this 51-room property bears the distinction of being one of the newest hotels in Dublin’s city center. A tasteful, reasonably priced crash pad for those who want to be in the heart of the night life district.”

  • 4.1 Generator Hostel Dublin

    Generator Hostel, Dublin

    The Guardian

    “This hostel offers everything from cheap, breezy shared rooms to design-focused single and twin rooms and higher-end deluxe rooms. The restaurant serves a mean burger, too.”

  • 4.5 Buswells Hotel Dublin

    Buswells Hotel, Dublin

    The Guardian

    “Buswells is a Dublin institution that offers restrained Georgian opulence in the heart of town. Rooms are compact and well-appointed, with those on the lower floors boasting higher ceilings, as is the case with nearly all of Dublin’s 18th-century town houses.”

  • 4.5 Conrad Hotel Dublin

    The Conrad Hotel, Dublin

    Lonely Planet

    “The style of The Conrad Hotel is contemporary chic – marble bathrooms, wonderfully comfortable beds and a clutter-free aesthetic that doesn’t skimp on mod cons (bedside docking stations for iPhones, USB sockets and HD flat-screen TVs) – and it works.”

  • 4.5 Iveagh Hotel Dublin

    Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin

    New York Times

    “The chic Iveagh Garden Hotel has rooms in a range of sizes, decked out in green and blue velvet accents and with generous bathrooms. The hotel backs onto the lush Iveagh Gardens and is walking distance from many city sights.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Dublin.

  • 4.2 Jacobs Inn Dublin

    Jacobs Inn Hostel, Dublin

    Telegraph

    “Colourful, modern, extremely keenly priced, and friendly, Jacob’s Inn offers excellent and economical accommodation in the very centre of Dublin. You won’t find frills and glamour here, but you will find a smooth and efficiently-run hostel that does its job well.”

  • 4.4 Harding Hotel Dublin

    Harding Hotel, Dublin

    CNN

    “Comfy and friendly, the Harding Hotel is situated on Fishamble Lane, where Handel’s “Messiah” premiered in 1742. More specifically, it’s located directly across from Christchurch Cathedral, which is visible from some rooms, and is within walking distance of all of Dublin’s main sights.”

  • 4.4 Aberdeen Lodge Dublin

    Aberdeen Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Dublin

    Lonely Planet

    “Not only is this absolutely one of Dublin’s best guesthouses, but it’s also a carefully guarded secret, known only to those who dare stay a short train ride away from the city centre.”

  • 4.3 Clarence Hotel Dublin

    Hotel The Clarence, Dublin

    CNN

    “Owned by Bono and The Edge of U2 fame, this riverside hotel is all class, with its bright oak woods and chocolate leathers. With 49 rooms — many of which overlook the River Liffey — The Clarence qualifies for boutique status, but without all of the bombast that characterizes many designer hotels.”

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The Shelbourne Renaissance Hotel, Dublin

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Frommers, Telegraph

4.6
187 euro 166 gbp 231 usd 24486 jpy 180 cad 180 aud 1808 hkd 304 sgd 217 chf 1466 cny 1905 sek 1395 dkk 1799 nok

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin

Reccomended by:

CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

4.8
251 euro 223 gbp 310 usd 32860 jpy 241 cad 241 aud 2427 hkd 409 sgd 291 chf 1968 cny 2557 sek 1872 dkk 2414 nok

The Westbury Hotel, Dublin

Reccomended by:

CNN, Fodors, Frommers, Telegraph

4.5
230 euro 205 gbp 285 usd 30210 jpy 222 cad 222 aud 2231 hkd 376 sgd 267 chf 1809 cny 2351 sek 1721 dkk 2220 nok

The Marker Hotel, Dublin

Reccomended by:

New York Times, The Guardian, Telegraph

4.6
183 euro 163 gbp 227 usd 24062 jpy 177 cad 177 aud 1777 hkd 299 sgd 213 chf 1441 cny 1872 sek 1371 dkk 1768 nok

The Dean Hotel, Dublin

Reccomended by:

New York Times, The Guardian, Telegraph

4.3
98 euro 87 gbp 121 usd 12826 jpy 94 cad 94 aud 947 hkd 159 sgd 113 chf 768 cny 998 sek 730 dkk 942 nok

Generator Hostel, Dublin

Reccomended by:

The Guardian, Telegraph

4.1
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Buswells Hotel, Dublin

Reccomended by:

The Guardian, Telegraph

4.5
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The Conrad Hotel, Dublin

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.5
196 euro 174 gbp 243 usd 25758 jpy 189 cad 189 aud 1902 hkd 320 sgd 228 chf 1543 cny 2004 sek 1467 dkk 1892 nok

Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.5
89 euro 79 gbp 110 usd 11660 jpy 85 cad 85 aud 861 hkd 145 sgd 103 chf 698 cny 907 sek 664 dkk 856 nok

Jacobs Inn Hostel, Dublin

Reccomended by:

Telegraph

4.2
17 euro 15 gbp 22 usd 2332 jpy 17 cad 17 aud 172 hkd 29 sgd 20 chf 139 cny 181 sek 132 dkk 171 nok

Harding Hotel, Dublin

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.4
59 euro 53 gbp 74 usd 7844 jpy 57 cad 57 aud 579 hkd 97 sgd 69 chf 469 cny 610 sek 446 dkk 576 nok

Aberdeen Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Dublin

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.4
98 euro 87 gbp 122 usd 12932 jpy 95 cad 95 aud 955 hkd 161 sgd 114 chf 774 cny 1006 sek 736 dkk 950 nok

Hotel The Clarence, Dublin

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.3
100 euro 89 gbp 124 usd 13144 jpy 96 cad 96 aud 970 hkd 163 sgd 116 chf 787 cny 1023 sek 748 dkk 965 nok

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Dublin?
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland that is located on the east coast of the country at the mouth of the River Liffey. The capital city is the home to several iconic buildings and landmarks including Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, St Stephen’s Green and The National Museum of Ireland. Some of the best neighborhoods of Dublin are:

Dundrum
Dundrum is a historic southern suburban neighborhood that is the home to Ireland’s largest new shopping centre. The neighborhood’s Town Centre consists of over 160 stores including Hollister, Zara and House of Fraser. It is also home to a multiplex cinema and various restaurants.

Drumcondra
Drumcondra is a neighborhood that has excellent public transport networks and is located close to the city centre. It is the home to Croke Park GAA Stadium and is situated in the vicinity of Glasnevin Cemetery and National Botanic Gardens.

Phibsborough
Phibsborough is a neighborhood that is filled with modern eateries, Victorian pubs, and vintage and antique shops. The neighborhood was named as the top property hot spot in 2016 by the Irish Independent. The area is sought after by young professionals and has a famous café named Two Boys Brew.

Ringsend
Ringsend is a neighborhood close to the area called ‘Silicon Docks’ where a wide number of technology companies like Google have opened their offices. The neighborhood has bars, shops, restaurants, a local library and a park.

Rathgar
Rathgar is a suburban neighborhood that is located in south Dublin that has a neighbourhood café, red-brick residences, independent stores, and a city centre.
Which Dublin hotel serves great breakfast?
Try The Conrad Hotel if you're looking for a delicious breakfast. The Dublin hotel has excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.
How much does it cost to stay in a Dublin hotel?
For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $170 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $220 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Dublin hotel then you can expect to pay around $380 per night.
Which Dublin hotels have the best rooftop bars?
If you're looking for a great place to have a drink with a view, then try The Marker Hotel or The Dean Hotel. Both hotels have excellent reviews for their rooftop bars.
What are the best things to do in Dublin?
Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin. From the comfort of a luxury coach, admire stunning Irish countryside and travel along the Wild Atlantic Way to the incredible 700-foot high Cliffs of Moher. Price: $54.

Guinness Storehouse Tour & Pint. More than a million people a year visit the home of Guinness, and most agree that it’s a high point of a trip to Dublin. Take a self-guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse, learn all about world-famous Guinness Stout, and enjoy a complimentary pint. Price: $23.

Discover Dublin By Boat. See Dublin from the River Liffey on a 45-minute boat cruise, and admire the city’s monuments from the water. Learn the history of Dublin, from the arrival of the Vikings to the rapid development of the city in the 18th and 19th centuries. Price: $18.

More things to do in Dublin

About Dublin

Dublin is the capital and the largest city in Ireland. Dublin is a global city with a ranking of alpha which suggests that it is among the top thirty cities in the world. Dublin is a major historical and contemporary center for sectors such as arts, administration, economy, education and even industry.

Dublin is famous for its significant literary history that includes some of the most influential, prominent and renowned writers in the world. The city has also been the location for notable works of literature which makes the city even more popular.

The city has a number of big libraries and literary museums, which make for good tourist attractions such as the National Print Museum of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland. For its influence in literature, the city was recognized by UNESCO as a City of Literature in the year 2010.

The city also has some well-known theatres which include Gaiety, Olympia and Grand Canal. Dublin has a vibrant nightlife that makes it even more attractive to visitors throughout the year. There are several pubs in the city center, and as such, Dublin is regarded as one of Europe’s most youthful cities.

If you like our list of best places to stay in Dublin, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in London or the best hotels in Stockholm.