We’ve split this section down into three areas, Short Term, Long Term and Student Accommodation. Short Term features links to sites for the likes of hotels, B&Bs, hostels etc. Long Term links to resources on apartments, housing and staying for the medium to long term, and Student Accommodation is links to on campus and private rented properties.
Dublin is an ideal base for a short break and we’d be more than delighted to have you visit. There’s so much to see and do with the city, sea and mountains all within easy reach. Of course there’s a lot of different options for accommodation from hotels to hostels to Air B’n’B and more. We’ve linked to the best listings from around the web to make things a bit easier. If you’re already in the city, the symbol to look out for is ‘Follow the Shamrock’ which is Fáilte Ireland’s seal of approval. Oh, and the average price of a hotel room is €129 as of March 2016.
VisitDublin’s accommodation listings
Fáilte Ireland's dedicated site for all things tourism and has comprehensive accommodation listings across hotels, B&Bs etc
Search over 30 Dublin hostels with traveller reviews for each. Hostelworld Group is the leading global hostel-booking platform with Hostelworld, Hostelbookers and Hostels.com in its portfolio operating in 19 different languages. Connecting young travellers with hostels around the world, Hostelworld has over eight million reviews across 33,000 properties in more than 170 countries.
As anyone who’s ever lived in Dublin will tell you, it’s quite compact. The city certainly is anyway with a population of just over 500k in an area of 114.99 km². County Dublin, which includes the city and three other Council areas, has a population of 1.2 million and an area of 922 km².
The consequence of the economic recovery and a limited supply of accommodation is rising prices and availability, particularly in the city area and the rental sector. If you’re willing to live outside of the city, you’ll find that prices are lower in general. The best places to get further advice and search listings are:
Ireland’s largest property site and lists properties for both sale and letting. You can use the search tool to specify the greater Dublin area or specific areas and postcodes.
There are a variety of options to choose from when deciding on accommodation:
On Campus Accommodation: All universities have halls of residence, which include a private room and shared bathroom, kitchen and living spaces. Prices vary and can be found the university’s website. All universities also have an accommodation officer who can give you advice. See our list of universities and colleges.
Private rented accommodation: Flat/apartment sharing is a popular option for a lot of students. We’ve linked to sites for advice and search listings below or visit the coming to study page in our Learning section.
Private Student Accommodation
Daft.ie – Student Accommodation
Find student accommodation in Dublin, e.g. student house shares, student lets and rentals, etc.
Ireland, as you may or may not be aware, is an island off the west coast of Europe with Dublin sitting about midway up the east coast. So your options are:
By air and sea
If you’re looking to get here from abroad, you’ve got two options, by air or by sea. Dublin Airport is located 10km north of the city with two ports, Dublin Port located 4km east at the mouth of the River Liffey and Dún Laoghaire located 12km south of the city. There are many options for flying, sailing or cruising in so check out VisitDublin for more information. You may also want to have a read of our V
View the stunning book of Kells that dates from 800AD at Trinity College, stand atop Howth Hill and watch the sun set over the city, enjoy a drink and the craic of a traditional music session in a pub. With Ireland’s National Museums and Galleries located in Dublin, there’s plenty to see for the culturally inclined. There are hundreds of public parks and gardens all across the Dublin region, some large, some small, some modern and some dating back hundreds of years. Dublin’s got so much to show you that even the locals are still discovering it.
Check out our curated events listing of what's going on across Dublin city and county. From theatre to festivals, sport to business conferences and everything else inbetween, you'll never be short of ideas when it comes to finding an event to attend in Dublin.