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

Dublin Pocket Guide

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Dublin City Reviews

  • 100%


    Love Dublin

    Absolutely fell in love with Ireland. Our first stop was Dublin and it is to date my favorite cty in Europe. Great atmosphere, food, and things to see and do. Beautiful place, I cannot wait to go back.

  • 90%


    Good stay

    We only stayed one night but the staff was really on top of always checking the people who came in and out and the breakfast was good. Beds were comfy.

  • 80%


    I like it but...

    I love Dublin like a city! Its just lovely and lively. Its so crowded sometimes but thats what I like. On the other hand its not to big so its mainly full of tourists. The transport is awesome but because it is not so big so you can walk to everywhere. I love Irish people and I love the feeling you can meet many people in here. If its nice weather you can sit down in the park and just talk to someone. They are just so nice. You can do many things in Dublin but there are not to many sights.

    Insider Tip:If you really want experience go to Guinness Storehouse and pour your own pint of Guinness. Then you have to go to the Temple bar during the night because it is just amazing! Crowded but I love the live music on the streets an why not to try the pint at the special place? Just bring a lot of money cause Dublin is the most expensive place I have ever been yet.

  • 40%


    Typical Large City

    Don't plan on spending more than 1 day here. It's your typical large city, hard to get around, and not very authentic Ireland. Go to the smaller towns like Kilkenny or Killarney.

    Insider Tip:Bring warm clothes. I didn't and it got VERY cold even in the spring/summer and I was left buying a hat and scarf from the tourist shop at an outrageous price.

  • 80%


    Favorite City

    Dublin had to have been my favorite city, hands down. It was just lovely in terms of atmosphere and 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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