Rooms from €99
A welcoming Victorian townhouse in the leafy residential area of Ballsbridge, Ariel House was once again featured in the McKennas’ Guides’ 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2016, getting a special mention for its top-notch Irish breakfast and afternoon tea. Consisting of three restored Victorian-era buildings with many original features, this charming 37-bedroom guesthouse gives the visitor a taste of old Dublin, while still providing all the creature comforts of the modern age.
Jurys Inn Christchurch
Rooms from €169
The Jurys Inn at Christchurch is in an ideal location. It’s just a short walk from most of the main city-centre attractions, close to Trinity College and Temple Bar, but not close enough to be kept awake by late-night revellers. Waking up to views of Christ Church Cathedral directly across the street, guests here can enjoy all the expected amenities, such as free wifi and room service. Jurys also runs a special with up to 25 percent off two-night stays, meaning this spot is especially good value if you’re on a short city break.
Rooms from €95
This old-style hotel is in the heart of Georgian Dublin, next to the building that was once the ducal palace of the Dukes of Leinster, now the seat of the Irish Parliament. Buswells Hotel is the perfect base from which to get a cultural overview of Dublin city – nearby attractions are the National Library and National Museum of Ireland, Trinity College, and the authentic Georgian areas of Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square. Buswells offer a range of deals on their rooms, from mid-week packages to 31-day advance-purchase offers.
Rooms from €70
Kingfisher is a restaurant and boutique accommodation provider off O’Connell Street, one of Dublin’s main streets and probably its most historic. Only 500 metres from the GPO building where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were stationed, it can be found on the street now named after Irish nationalist politician Charles Stewart Parnell. This city-centre townhouse offers both rooms and apartments, and has been granted a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. A solid option for a trip with friends, it’s clean, well situated and significantly better value than most other alternatives in the surrounding area.
Private rooms from €80
The Generator design-led hostel in Smithfield offers en-suite private rooms that are comfortable, modern and chic, within walking distance to the very centre of Dublin. The Generator is right on Smithfield Square, opposite the independent Light House Cinema and close to the Luas tram line. With some of its best bars and restaurants located here, this is one of the city’s most popular areas. Premium doubles at the Generator come with the option to check out late, as well as complimentary toiletries, water and snacks.
Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Arran Quay, Dublin 7, Ireland, +353 1 901 0222