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Sky Backpackers

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  • 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 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Jun 2019
    Great place. Nice and clean.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jun 2019
    Great place to stay, super clean and quiet.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jun 2019
    Great hostel. My go-to for Dublin trips
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Jun 2019
    I stayed at Sky Backpacker’s for one night and it happened to be pretty quiet at that time which was perfect for me! A really nice and helpful girl at the reception, the dorm bed was comfy and all in all the hostel was clean. The only thing was that the ensuite bathroom was not very practical in the dorm because everyone can hear you and you just end up disturbing everyone if you use the toilet late at night or early in the morning.
    Finland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Jun 2019
    Location is great, near multiple bus stops and a very short walk to Temple Bar and other tourist areas. Events such as free sangria and drinks @ 8pm each night so people could meet. Lockers under the bed where you can put your stuff and I stayed in 6 bed girl’s room and the bathroom was very clean. You can rent a towel for 5 euros and get your money back when you return it, as well as buy detergents pods for 1 euro. Definitely would return here (:
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    05 Jun 2019
    The hostel is located right in the city center 5 mins to temple bar. The facilities are modern and really clean, only the beds are not comfy, I could feel every spring of my mattress. Atmosphere is good a lot of people socialising with the help of the evening activities offered by the hostel. It's kinda expensive, like most hostels in Dublin, but it's worth the price. Would recommend.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    11 Jun 2019
    Nice place, bathrooms were very clean. Events daily in the common room is nice for meeting people. There were a lot of older people (27+ maybe?) and not as many young travelers during my stay.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Jun 2019
    We had a blast at SkyBackpackers! I can’t stress how conveniently located the hostel was. It was near enough to the river and the city center where it was easy enough to pop out for a meal or a night out, but the street itself was fairly quiet. There was always someone at reception, but getting into the building was admittedly pretty easy. Even if you didn’t have a key, someone would buzz you in (so that has pros and cons). Overall, a great dependable stay!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    15 Jun 2019
    Overall found the hostel to be really pricey. The free food and drink events didn't really bring many people to socialise. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable with big lockers. Overall the hostel was a good experience with everything you need to have a good time in Dublin just don't expect it to be lively.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    04 Jun 2019
    Rooms were ok, beds were comfortable, but it's located right next to a bar where they perform celtic shows so it's music and noise all night, plus the main entrance is right on an alley so you also get drunk people or lowlives getting drugs. Cleanliness looked decent but definitely not the best. The best was their staff, very friendly and welcoming; the worst was the fact I got NO WiFi AT ALL. There was WiFi, yes, but the signal doesn't reach every room, so I had to sit in the hallway to use it.
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
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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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