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Sky Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

RECENTLY RENOVATED with all ensuite rooms, Sky Backpackers offers affordable, comfortable and safe backpacker-style accommodation in the centre of Dublin in a unique musical setting.

The hostel is set in a former recording studio (Litton Lane Rehearsal & Recording Studios) and our clients included U2, Van Morrison, Sinead O' Connor, Def Leppard (Hysteria Album), and many more...

You will be staying in one of the most centrally located hostels in Dublin City just around the corner from the Liffey river, the Ha'Penny Bridge, O'Connell Street and a mere 1 minute walk from the Temple Bar Area.

Our aim at Sky Backpackers is to make your stay in Dublin as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, while providing excellent value. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can offer advice and tips to make sure you don't miss any of the good stuff. We have cable TV, games, books and guest computers. We also have DVD nights plus live music as often as we can.

During your stay here you will find a 24-hour reception (No Curfew!!), free Luggage Storage and free WIIFI so you can look for work and accommodation online in our comfy common room (The Old Rehearsal Studio). It is a great place to meet fellow travelers.

Also, be sure not to miss our extraordinary free events!

→ Every day: Free Walking Tour
→ Monday: Free Burgers
→ Tuesday: Free Wine + Cheese
→ Wednesday: Free Nachos
→ Thursday: Free Beer Night
→ Friday: Free Sangria Night
→ Saturday: Free Drinks
→ Sunday: Waffles + Ice Cream View House Rules

Overview

You'll walk in the footsteps of Irish greats U2, Van Morrison and Sinéad O’Connor at Sky Backpackers as we’re based in the former Litton Lane Rehearsal and Recording Studios! We make the most of our heritage with regular live music nights – maybe you'll witness the next Irish supergroup on their way up. See the Liffey River and the cast-iron Ha’Penny Bridge on our free daily walking tour, then come back for free food and drink events, like free stacked burgers, sangria or beer. Or just settle in for our DVD night.

Location

From our central location you can switch between the bars and buskers of Temple Bar – just 1 minute away – and the leafy paths of St Stephen's Green (a 13-minute walk from us). For some Irish culture, head to the National Gallery, just 15 minutes' stroll from us. Getting here is simple. Take the Aircoach or Airport Express 747 from Dublin Airport to O’Connell Street (3 minutes away on foot) and you’ll be here in 33 minutes. From Connolly railway station, we’re a 13-minute stroll.

Rooms and Dorms

No need to wander the halls in your pyjamas – our mixed and female-only dorms are all en-suite! Free linen is included in your booking – just remember to bring your towel. We have private rooms with their own bathrooms, too. Out touring the pubs for the day? Store your backpack in your locker.

Extras and activities

After a day at Dublin Castle, our common lounge (The Old Rehearsal Studio) is the perfect spot to play board games with other guests (or start a new band!). We've also got a communal kitchen with a washing machine so you can cook and do your laundry at the same time – bonus! Feeling like some quiet time? Use our free Wi-Fi, make for the book exchange or study your free city map. If you think you've ticked off all the sites, drop by our tour desk to make plans further afield.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jul 2019
    Everything I need/want in a hostel. Clean, good location, and good value.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jul 2019
    Hostel is like a home away from home- brilliant location for sightseeing and transportation, as well as being within walking distance of several attractions, it’s easily accessible and secure, facilities are brilliant, fully equipped kitchen, reception is manned 24/7 which is super convenient, plus daily organized treats eg sangria night, waffles and ice cream night, staff are super knowledgeable and offer heaps of information, enabling you to experience Dublin at its finest
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Jul 2019
    We had an amazing stay at sky backpackers! Location is fabulous, security is top notch - key pad to access the facilities, room keys and security bins under the beds. Full kitchen, en-suites and amazing staff!! We accidentally left our go-pro when we left and the staff has been amazing at helping us get it back! We would highly recommend this hostel!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    24 Jun 2019
    Location is unreal, so close to the centre of Dublin! Atmosphere was great and I was travelling solo so met lots of people on their event nights and their pub craw! Highly recommend!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    12 Jul 2019
    Great, safe hostel in central location. Room was clean and of a decent size as well as the ensuite bathroom. Communal area on ground floor is hardly ever used but is nice to relax in. Strong wifi throughout the hostel. No lift so was walking up narrow stairs but this was not dealbreaker. Staff were friendly and front door is locked by keypad so very secure. Overall great experience
    Portugal, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Jul 2019
    Easy to find, good location, helpful staff, nice breakfast, and a good room layout. There was a bit of street noise even late at night, but that's kind of to be expected with such a central location
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 Jun 2019
    Had my flights delayed by a day due to illness going to dublin and they wouldn't give me my money back for the missed night which really stinks. The room was clean though and its really night to have a full bathroom in the room. Also, ladies, there is a little vanity in the 6 person dorms which is really helpful for hair and makeup. I'd stay here again. Go on the pub crawl. It was fun and good value.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Jun 2019
    Overall a pretty nice hostel. Nice staff, good facilities, and clean. The events each night were good for meeting people in the hostel. In terms of proximity, location was very central and close to just about everything. On the flip side, there were indeed a group of homeless junkies who would hang out across the street, though they never seemed to bother hostel guests.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    25 Jun 2019
    Sky Backpackers was overall a great hostel. 20 meters to the river Liffey, 5min walk to Temple Bar district, 10min walk to shopping area and so close to tour offices and pick ups. Breakfasts were good, majority of the staff were helpful, and rooms were spotless. My one problem with Sky Backpackers was the side street it was on; it seemed to be a good hideout for drug addicts. On multiple occasions on my 3 days there I saw cr**k being smoked and shoot ups done, some cases leaving needles behind.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    11 Jul 2019
    The breakfast game was pathetic. Pretty much just toast and a banana. Otherwise amazing place to stay.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


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