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Barnacles Temple Bar House, Dublin

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Awarded The Best hostel in Ireland,
6th Best Large hostel in the world &
The most popular hostel in Dublin!
â?¦ all by hostelworld cutomers like you!
All rooms ensuite
Free breakfast, wifi & internet
Free walking tour of Dublin
Massive discounts on tours, drinks, food and activities


To quote the 2012 Lonely Planet: 'Bright and spacious, in the heart of Temple Bar, this hostel is immaculately clean, has nice laid-out ensuite dorms and doubles with in-room storage. Because of its location, rooms are quieter to the back. Top facilities, comfy lounge and linen and towels provided'.

Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom and is centrally heated. Our cosy rooms have hot showers, comfy mattresses and individual reading lights to ensure you have a good rest. Each bed has a built-in under-bed locker to secure your luggage, and all rooms have electronic security card access keys.

All the dorms are cleaned daily and the beds made with fresh linen. Our housekeeping team are permanent and professional staff who care about what they do were committed to being the cleanest hostel in Dublin.

We can make your stay easier, from having the basic for hire like hair dryers, adaptors and alarm clocks to doing your laundry and cooking you dinner.

Here youâ?™ll find all the facilities you need, like our free light breakfast, free Internet access and Wi-Fi, the fully-equipped kitchen, laundry service, bureau de change, recycling, tour ticket desk (open 8-10) and more.

We also make it easy for you to meet other travellers, with a selection of chill-out areas and a variety of group activities on offer. Make sure to go on our Barnacles Pub Crawl, daily at 21.00 â?“ valid for 2 nights in the row. Thereâ?™s no curfew, so youâ?™ll have lots of time to explore the pubs and bars of Temple Bar.

And if you want to stay in, you can hang out in our newly refurbished lounge, where we have a huge DVD collection, a foosball table and lots of good cheer. Thereâ?™s also a book swap, darts and featured movie nights and popcorn. We also periodically organize gigs in the hostel!

Were in the perfect location, in the heart of Dublinâ?™s cultural quarter - Temple Bar. You can enjoy a pint of Guinness in the famous Temple Bar pub, only two doors away. When you stay here youâ?™ll only be a minutes walk from everywhere else cafes, pubs, transport, internet cafes, supermarkets, convenience stores, banks, the post office and so much more. Not to mention tourist sites like Trinity College, Dublin Castle, the Old Jameson Distillery, Christchurch Cathedral and more!

Conveniently, thereâ?™s bicycle storage on the premises and parking (with a discounted rate) only two minutes walk away.

Our staff are young, helpful and friendly, as well as knowledgeable on whatâ?™s on and what to do in and around Dublin just ask! We can help you reserve car hire and we offer discounts on hop-on/hop-off city tour tickets and the airport shuttle, leaving direct from our door.

Reception is open 24hrs a day so thereâ?™s always someone on hand to help. If you need access to our secure room, its accessible 24hrs a day and is available for luggage and valuables. Safety deposit boxes are also available.

We have special weekly rates available including laundry, breakfast, Wi-Fi and internet. For more information ask at reception.
To make life easier for you, we have arranged discounts in many top venues, restaurants and activity centres in Dublin, giving you often over 20% discount on normal rates! Yes, drinks as well!

Heading to Galway as well? Check out our sister hostel, Barnacles Hostel Galway, here on Hostelworld!

Please note that guests under the age of 16 years must book private accommodation, only staying with people in their party
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Hotel Details

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  • Breakfast Included
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Linen Included
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Towels
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • 24 hour reception
  • Travel Desk/Travel Info
  • Key Card Access
  • Bureau de Change
  • Common Room
  • Bike Parking
  • 24 Hour Check In