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City Guide Dublin, Ireland

Visiting Dublin

Birthplace to many of the world’s most popular musicians, writers and singers, Dublin is the perfect city for a break at any time of the year and has something for everybody. If you are looking for culture there are a host of museums to visit; if the great outdoors are your thing then you can take pleasure in a stroll in one of the world’s largest city centre parks, and if you enjoy letting your hair down you will love its legendary nightlife.

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Dublin Podcasts

Dublin - Ask the locals

In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of Dublin to ask the locals where they like to go out at night, where they like to eat and what are their favourite parts of the city. Listen to find out the best traditional pubs in the city, the nicest suburbs close to the centre and more.

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Dublin Videos

St Patrick's Festival in Dublin

Held every year in Dublin around St Patrick's Day (March 17th - Ireland's national holiday), the St Patrick's Festival is a festival not to be missed. Highlights include a traditional 'céilí' (Irish dance), the famous parade, and of course the 'craic' in the many pubs.

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Dublin Pocket Guide

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Dublin City Reviews

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Driving Was Not Bad

    As an American that drives an automatic on the right, I was hesitant to rent a car, but it was not as bad as I thought. The City is like a sleepy hollow compared to New York City and Washington DC (where we had just come from). Driving through was the easiest way to see the city, but we also walked and took public transit. This is a great city, with plenty of culture even if the drivers are very reserved, kind, and....slow.

    Insider Tip:Parking is expensive. Prohibitively so, in some cases. If Dublin is your only destination, don't rent a car. We toured the entire country and needed one.

  • 100%

    cokonut13

    awesome place

    great place to stay, geeat breakfast, awesome location, ok living area, great kitchen, great staff, clean rooms, good security.

    Insider Tip:ask about the free daily walking tour and ask for the 7 euro private pick up to the airport that picks you up from the hostel!

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Gorgeous City - So much to see!

    We were there for four days. I spent an entire day without an itinerary, simply walking around. That was my favorite day. So much to see, so many friendly people. 3fe coffee shop is worth the walk. Christchurch is beautiful. Temple Bar is a necessary experience.

    Insider Tip:We took a day trip to Cliffs of Moher through Paddywagon and it was brilliant. Also, 3fe coffee shop in Dublin is worth the walk. Get the trip sampler. You'll be on a caffeine high all day.

  • 80%

    olgadab

    Dublin

    is great :) cool city, lots of nice places, relaxed and safe. People are very nice! I will get back there for sure :)

  • 90%

    soulcj6130

    Dublin, the lovely and peaceful city ever with politest people

    Everyone in Dublin were very friendly, no racism (I am South Korean) at all. Everyone were eager to help me without any hesitation :) Still, there are not much to see in Dublin unless you are planning to travel entire Ireland. I saw most of popular places in Dublin by one day, but still Dublin is a good place to chill and relax :)

    Insider Tip:Starting from Writer's museum (It is not really worth to visit unless you are studying literature tbh), end was Guinness Storehouse (YOU MUST VISIT). If you are taking a ferry, don't ever think of reaching to port by walking. It takes more than an hour and its really tiring. Check the weather before you visit Dublin :) Bobo's and Queen of Tarts were best restaurants ! Never forget to drink GUINNESS !

Ireland: Itinerary

Ireland is a very easy country to get around thanks to an extensive bus service which connects all major towns and cities. It also has a country wide rail service but for most journeys the bus is more flexible, frequent and most importantly, at least 50% cheaper than taking the train. It’s not a big country so you can easily make your way to the major cities but it certainly makes for an action packed seven days. Where better to begin your speedy tour than in ‘Dublin’s Fair City’ - the fun filled capital of the Emerald Isle. As well as the host of attractions on offer, the city can really only be appreciated by those who truly immerse themselves in the culture and there’s no better way to do this than by frequenting the host of the pubs and restaurants on offer. Sip on a pint of Guinness in its native home while listening to some Irish music or sampling traditional cuisine and you’ll know what we mean.

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