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

  • 70%


    Dublin's interesting and beautiful!

    Dublin's been really great. There are so many locations you can visit. The food (especially the Dinner) is really expensive in Ireland and of course, in Dublin as well. You should always have lunch instead of Dinner ;) The public transportation system is sometimes a bit confusing. For tourists I'd recommend the Freedom Busticket. It's a bit pricey but you can use the Hop-on Hop-off Bus as well.

    Insider Tip:I'd recommend a great pub, but than it was no longer a Insider Tip ;) Go and check out the Trinity College. I loved the library.

  • 70%


    Dublin is Great

    Dublin is a great city, full of endless things to do (many of them free) and see. It has a big-city feel while still remaining manageable on foot and not scary at night. Overall the restaurants are pretty pricey, but there are plenty of supermarkets with hot meals for only a few euros.

  • 50%



    It only rained on us once! Such a great, historical city. There isn't much in the way of public transportation but walking around the whole city in a day is easy enough.

    Insider Tip:Get the Dublin Pass from the tourism center. It helps so much getting into places for free and gives you extra perks.

  • 80%



    We spent one night in the city center to see all the sights without driving/parking. (We picked up our car rental after our night in town) The other two nights in Dublin area we were on the outskirts. We are not party-ers but love atmosphere and the sights.

  • 90%


    If only every city was like Dublin...

    It's a lovely city filled with even lovelier people. During the day, it's a good city. We sat at a coffee shop, did the Guinness Storehouse, and walked around near the river. At night though, the city is magical. The live music is incredible. The people are wonderful, friendly, and helpful. And the people fill the streets and pubs. If you're caught kissing on a street corner, the Irish will tell you that you look beautiful and romantic.

    Insider Tip:If you're staying in a hostel, do the pub crawl one night.

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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