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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Garden Lane Backpackers

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

'Garden Lane Backpackers' is a brand new, stylish and contemporary hostel in a convenient city centre location, the Dublin Liberties area, neighbour of Christ church area. Our aim at Garden Lane is to make your stay in Dublin as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, making you feel right at home, while providing a high quality service at a budget price.

We're tucked away in a side street just off of Francis Street. It’s a great location for visiting the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, Christchurch Cathedral, Saint Patrick Cathedral, Dublin Castle and the Brazen Head - Ireland's oldest pub! And we're only a ten-minute walk from popular hot spots like Grafton Street, Temple Bar, Camden area and Trinity College. There are many restaurants, shops, bars, pubs and supermarkets just around the corner. You'll never be short of things to do here!

We offer comfortable accommodation in 4, 6 and 8 bed dorms (including female only dorms) each room with its own wi-fi router. Linen is free (yes, we'll make your bed for you) and we provide high quality mattresses and individual reading lights to ensure a high level of comfort. Each bed also comes with its own power socket, and an under-bed locker to secure your luggage. All the dorms are cleaned daily and the beds are always made with fresh linen. Each floor has multiple bathrooms that are cleaned three times every day (7am – 11 am – 7pm) to ensure a high quality standard of cleanness.

On the top floor we have a spacious kitchen with everything you need to cook your own meals spacious fridge/storage space and tea,coffee,hot chocolate at any time. From 7:30 to 10 in the morning we provide a free breakfast with 2 types of bread, 4 types of Jam, 2 types of peanut butter, 3 types of cereals and yes … the real brand NUTELLA! On top of this, we keep all of this available throughout the rest of the day and night. The kitchen has an outside terrace with a great surrounding view of Dublin and the hills around it.
Opposite the kitchen is the living room where you are always welcome to hang out and watch a movie, have a drink, stare at your smartphone or play a game with our staff members and guests. We have two PC’s here that are free to use for any purpose. A hairdryer or iron + board are available to all our guests free of charge.

Our international staff is very knowledgeable about things to do and see in and outside of Dublin, and we are always happy to offer you (practical) advice or to draw on our own experiences. As we are affiliated with several tour companies, we can offer you some great free or budget options to explore the city and the rest of Ireland. The taxi company we partner with offers a very competitive price for getting around the city or to the airport. Carkpark available for €10 a day (ask front desk for more information).

Feel free to contact us for further questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Garden Lane family!

Garden Lane policies & conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 hours prior arrival.
Please note in case of events such as St. Patrick, New Year's Eve, the amount of the reservation will be charged at the moment of the booking and no refund will be given in case of cancellation.
For 'Free cancellation' rate: This property may pre-authorize the amount of the first night of your stay 3 days prior arrival.
For 'Non-refundable' rate: The total amount of your reservation will be charged straight away and is non-refundable in case of modifications, no shows or cancellation.
Taxes included.
Reception is open from 8 am to 10 pm. Check-in window is from 14:30 until 22:00.
Late check-in must be requested in advance and arranged with the property.
No late check-in is available without request.
Check in will be available again from 8:00 am the following day. All phone calls after 10:30 will be diverted to our 24h main reception.
All guests must present a valid ID (EU guests: Passport or driving licence, NON EU guests: Passport) in order to complete the check-in procedure.
Guests are required to show the same credit card used upon check-in.
Breakfast included.

Gated car park is available for €10 per car per day and is subject to reception hours.
Special car park access hours can be arranged with reception.
Please note that there will be a €30 fee for the loss of key rooms.


No curfew
No smoking
Age Restrictions: 18 years old minimum.
Minors are not allowed to share dormitories. If your reservation will include minors please contact the property prior to the reservation.
Guests of all ages over 18 years old are welcome to stay but please bare in mind classical hostel features such as climbing to ta top bunk bed. If you are not comfortable with that or not aware such features we kindly ask you to contact the property.

Groups of 4 and more guests, a security deposit of EUR 30 per person is required upon arrival for incidentals / misconduct. This deposit is fully refundable upon check-out and subject to a damage inspection of the accommodation. Please contact the property for group bookings over 12 people.
Guests in groups of 2 people and more wishing to be accommodated in the same dorm room will need to contact the property prior to arrival for their preference. This will be subject to availability
Please note that people under the influence of alcohol may be refused entry to the Hostel. Management has the right to refuse admission
Please note that all special requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 7.3

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    10 Dec 2019
    Probably my favorite hostel to stay in when in Dublin. Quiet, clean, the best showers in Ireland. Good lockers, comfy beds. It's a little off the beaten path both for cars and partiers, so getting a good night's sleep is easy. The common room is underused and a little small, so it's harder to meet the other guests and make new friends, but that's a small price to pay for the best showers in Ireland. Yes, I'm that serious about the showers. You have no idea.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.7


    26 Oct 2019
    I had a great stay in Dublin at Garden Backpackers. The staff were very helpful on where and what to do in the city. I had a travel delay arriving and they were very good about checking me in after midnight and making sure I was all settled and safe!! This was very comforting being so tired from travel and in a new city. The cleaning crew were constantly busy keeping all the space tidy and welcoming. I would definitely return.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    04 Oct 2019
    This is an excellent hostel that books up quickly, so make sure that you make reservations well in advance because you can't just show up and expect them to have a bed for you. The location in the Liberties is a bit out of the way (check Google maps), but the upside of that is that the neighborhood is quiet unless the kids in the neighborhood decide to start shooting off fireworks, as they did when I was there in mid-October.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    04 Oct 2019
    Great place, very clean, the breakfast was great but they only have instant coffee, the building itself is very nice and has a nice view, the location is close enough to the centre that you can walk and far enough so you don't get the noise, the staff is super nice.
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Jan 2020
    Very Friendly and clean.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    31 Dec 2019
    Hotel is newly built. Bathroom was spotless. Staff very friendly and welcoming! Stayed in twin room.with lockers. The only downside is its a little out of the way from the centre of everything, 15 min walk. Bus stop 5 minutes walk away in a not so safe area at night, but plenty of taxis. I would definitely recommend this hostel.
    Ireland, Couple, 41+
  • 9.1


    12 Oct 2019
    Best showers in any hostel I've ever been in. Hot water, good pressure, and all within the guest's control. Just wish there were a little shelf for my toiletries, but that seems to be a universal lack even in homes in Ireland. Very clean hostel, very quiet. Safe neighborhood. Beds are comfy and rooms relatively spacious, but the cage lockers under the bunks are a bit worse for wear (not all locks will work anymore) and wheels or furniture felts would help reduce noise.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    16 Oct 2019
    Everything fine (almost). The only "strange" thing was that when somebody rang the bell at the outer door(?) an electronic sound came up on devices on *all the floors*, audible in the (sleeping) rooms, even at 1 o'clock in the night.
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    14 Oct 2019
    Overall we had a lovely stay. It’s a little smaller than the pictures appear but I don’t mind that at all. My only complaint is the toilet in the men’s room was broken and ran constantly, this would not have bothered me at all except it was right next to our room and I could hear it all night. The location is a little hard to find but once I learned my way around, it’s easily located near transit and has plenty in walking distance. It was a nice quiet stay, everyone was helpful and respectful.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 3.1


    17 Oct 2019
    I was expecting way more with the high ratings. The front desk was not helpful, didnt seem interested in helping provide recs and werent friendly. They also didn't clean the bathroom when they were informed the toilet paper was out. They made excuses that a new cleaning person just started and that that person doesn't know how to clean. It's not a social environment, if that's what you're looking for. It says there are lockers but instead it's these cages that you can reach into even when locked
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi