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Old 07-24-2008, 06:10 PM   #1
 
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Default Cheap but clean hostels in Dublin?

Hi everybody out there...

Does anybody of you know a real budget hostel in Dublin? It should be clean, but it shouldn´t cost that much!

My 2nd question is:
Do you know cool venues or bars there to drink a few beers or whiskeys? My favorite music has to do with punk, hardcore and ska or even metal...and also alternative music... Would be cool if i could enjoy my Guinness/ Jameson while listening to a good band playing live or a Dj is rocking my ears...

Would be cool if some of you could help me!

Thanks a lot and see you in Dublin this september

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I'd go for Abraham House. Its 11 Euros in the cheapest dorm, plus is very close to the main street, O'Connell Street, and the central bus station (great if you are coming/going to the airport as I always am when I visit Dublin). I stayed there for one night and I found nothing too objectionable. They need to redo the bathrooms but they weren't very terrible. Offers a pretty decent breakfast. Staff was friendly and helpful when I arrived at 2 AM and some troublemaking dormmates decided to steal the pillow from my bed!
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Sounds cool! Thanks a lot for your help...
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entertainment.ie will has lists of gigs and bars around Ireland. If your on a budget your best off to buy your drink in a supermarket before going out, Dublin is very expensive a pint can cost €5. In the supermarkets you can get drink for €1 a bottle.
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thanks a lot for your reply! it helped me very much...
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Here's a list Dublin hostels, for your perusing pleasure.

Kinlay House looks pretty good and had very good ratings.
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Hi,

I'm from Dublin so I can tell you the best ones around. Isaacs is one of the hostels with the best reputations in Dublin. I've been inside and it's a really nice hostel, great restaurant too. Very friendly and helpful. They have 10euro beds too so very cheap. If cheaper for any of the hostel sites if you book directly on their site.

Good pubs are Whelans and The Village. There are some great live bands that play all kinds of music in Whelans - it's famous as a live band venue.

Try to stay out of temple bar. Very expensive! Plus in some pubs, they increase the price of a pint after 11, 11.30 etc. Kehoes on South Anne Street off Grafton street is a good pub and popular with locals. It's like being in someones sitting room when you go upstairs. Part of the charm The main thing...Have fun!!!
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Thanks for the review Dunnie. And welcome to travelpunk.com !
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thanks for the info Dunnie and welcome to Tpunk! I have passed this hostel before but never really thought about staying there. Def going to check it out next time I'm in Dublin.
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thanks a lot! i think this will help me a lot
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Does anyone of you know this hostel in Dublin?
Mount Eccles Court

Found it on Hostelworld

It was the cheapest i could find!+
Any experiences with it?
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