Dublin International Hostel
Dublin International Hostel at night
Ha'penny Bridge on a Summer's Day
Fireworks over the River Liffey celebrating St Patrick's Day
Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin City
"I wanted to let you know my friend's brother, Max, Joan and I had a wonderful time staying at the the Dublin International Hostel!"
Shannon U.S.A, July 2012
"The Dublin International Hostel was very welcoming, clean and friendly. We stayed within budget, which is brilliant considering all the things we did!"
Sacre Coeur College, March 2012
“Your Hostel is great! Thanks for the welcome. The staff are very kind and nice. I would return next summer no problem!”
– Liza Hallot, France, May 2013
TO CONTACT THE HOSTEL DIRECTLY, PHONE: +353 (0)1 8301766
Dublin International has been shortlisted in the top 5 as ‘Favourite Irish Hostel’, as voted for by readers of TNT Magazine!
Our Quality Awarded Dublin Hostel (YHA Dublin) is open 24 hours 365 days a year with FREE breakfast and FREE WiFi. One of the best Dublin hostels for international guests as it is a great base from which to visit Dublin city. With FREE secure guest parking and only a five minute walk to the city centre and the main Dublin tourist attractions. Our friendly staff can offer the best recommendations and discounts for things to do while visiting Dublin.
All guests get a FREE continental breakfast served daily in our Church restaurant and our chef also makes home-cooked meals for groups of 10 or more. The hostel is especially well-suited for groups and there’s lots of family rooms available too but all guests are given a warm and friendly international welcome. The hostel is safe and secure (with a FREE gated car park) and because the hostel is a short walk from Dublin city centre you can be sure of a good night’s sleep without any noise from outside keeping you awake!
This Dublin Hostel actually used to be a convent and was converted into a Youth Hostel with just under 300 beds but it still has “The Church” as our restaurant – complete with stained-glass windows and confession boxes!
Our Dublin Hostel is also just across the road from the infamous Black Church which is mentioned in James Joyce’s Ulysses. It was also the favorite Church of infamous English Poet Sir John Betjeman and the Dubliner Austin Clarke who refers to the local lore in his autobiography (called “Twice round the Black Church”) which says that if you walk counter clockwise around the church three times at midnight, you will summon the devil himself!! However we don’t suggest you try this!
The Dublin International Hostel is widely known for its friendly and helpful staff -it is no wonder we were awarded the HI-Quality Award. We have plenty of events on all year around and great discounts for all attractions from bus tours to pub crawls and an outdoors eating area too!
An Oige is committed to operating its hostels in a sustainable and enviromentally friendly manner. Our Dublin hostel has been accredited by Green Hospitality and holds the ECO Label for its efforts.
The Dublin hostel reception is open 24 hours a day all year round with FREE Wi-Fi access, making it the best place to stay when you want to visit Dublin hostels on a budget. We’re the only Hostel in Dublin with the HI-Quality Award and it shows! With its clean, comfy rooms and cozy atmosphere, you will be sure to enjoy your stay with us!
If you're driving an electric car, we now have a charging point for e-cars at our hostel which you can use for free if you stay with us.
OPENING DATES: All Year Round
OPENING TIMES: 24 Hours – we never close! There’s always someone on reception on hand to help with any queries!
CHECK- IN: From 11am onwards
You’ll find the best cheap accommodation in Dublin in Dublin International Hostel and the best hostel in Dublin for the quality of your stay!
Managers Pam Hanley & Misty Smith will be happy to welcome you to their hostel!
ADDRESS: 61 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7
For bookings or queries -
HOSTEL PHONE: +353 (0)1 8301766
EMAIL: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
HOSTEL FAX: +353 (0)1 8305808
We’re sure you can navigate around yourself – but here’s a helping hand with plenty of travel choices available!
Decimal: Latitude 53.355918 Longitude -6.268451
Minutes & Hours: Latitude 53° 21’ 21” North Longitude 6° 16’ 06” West
From Dublin Airport: (BY BUS)
The cheapest option is Bus 16 (€2.40 pp - Exact Change needed)
Travel time should be approximately 20 to 30 mins to Upper Dorset Street. Ask the bus driver who will be able to help you!
Look out for a pub on the LEFT of the road called the 'TEMPLE pub’ and push the bus bell to get out at the next stop. Continue in same direction as the bus until you come to the intersection of Fredrick and Upper Dorset (Mayes Pub – With the Guinness Clock)
Cross over to the other side of Upper Dorset Street to the red & white Mr Macs Barber Shop and walk up Blessington Street (one way street). Take a LEFT at “Deli Suz” onto Mountjoy Street. Walk to the Pub called “The Berkley” The hostel is directly opposite this pub and to the LEFT of the Mountjoy Street Centra. We are number 61 with the Green door. Push the buzzer at the door and come on in. Fáilte go dtí Dublin International Hostel!
ALTERNATIVELY – there are these options:
The Aircoach runs 24 hours – costs €7. Get off at Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street. Either take the bus or walk following directions below.
Airlink 747 operates until midnight – costs €6. Get off at Parnell Square. Follow directions as below from Parnell Square – in the O’Connell Street directions.
From O'Connell Street: (BY FOOT)
Walk North up O'Connell Street towards Parnell Street and the Ambassador Theatre. Continue up past Parnell Square, then the Garden of Remembrance and Mayes Pub, (North Frederick Street). Cross over Upper Dorset Street to Mr Macs Barber Shop and continue up Blessington Street (The Street between Mr Macs Barber Shop and Larkins/SPAR). At the end of Blessington Street turn left at Deli Suz onto Mountjoy Street. We are number 61, the green door to the left of the Mountjoy Street Centra. Push the buzzer and come on in! Fáilte go dtí Dublin International Hostel!
From O'Connell Street - (BY BUS)
Catch the bus number 46A from outside the McDonalds nearest to the Dublin Spire. (€0.50c per person - city centre fare) You get out at the 2nd bus stop at Mountjoy Street. Push the bus bell and the bus will stop next door to the hostel outside the Mountjoy Street Centra. We are number 61, the green door to the left of the Mountjoy Street Centra. Push the buzzer and come on in! Fáilte go dtí Dublin International Hostel!
From Bus Áras, Main Dublin Bus Station (BY FOOT)
Go out the main doors of the main Dublin bus station (Bus Áras), either follow the Luas tram lines to the left or follow the signage to O'Connell Street. Follow directions from O'Connell Street above.
From Connolly Train Station: (BY FOOT)
Go out and down the stairs to the main street. Cross at the cross walk and continue in the same direction down Talbot Street. This will take you all the way to the Spire on O'Connell Street. Follow directions from O'Connell Street above.
From Heuston Train Station: (BY TRAM)
Go out of the station and to the LUAS tram station - a ticket will cost approximately €2. Take tram to O'Connell Street (Connelly Station direction) On O'Connell Street follow directions from O'Connell Street above.
From Heuston Train Station: (BY BUS)
Go out of the station and cross over the tram bridge to your left. At the lights cross over and head left up towards Phoenix Park. Continue 300 metres up this road until you get to an intersection or road called Infirmary Road on your right. Walk up Infirmary Road until you see the Bus number 46A bus stop 200 metres. From here catch the bus to Blessington Street (costs just €1.65pp – exact change needed). At Blessington Street you will need to walk back in the direction the bus has just come from, turn left at Deli Suz and the hostel is 20metres down on the right hand side of the road. We are number 61, the green door to the left of the Mountjoy Street Centra. Push the buzzer and come on in! Fáilte go dtí Dublin International Hostel!
From Dublin Ferry Port: (BY BUS 53)
This goes straight to the city centre main Dublin bus station (called Bus Áras). Walk to O'Connell St and either follow the walking/bus directions from O’Connell Street as above.
From Dublin Ferry Port: (BY CAR)
From Dublin Airport: (BY CAR)
Secure and close to town yet in a quiet area so you can get a good night’s sleep, the Dublin hostel is open 24 hours a day for those interested in partying in Dublin city centre and for families or those who prefer a quieter visit, there are private en-suite rooms, as well as family rooms, FREE gated parking, FREE continental breakfast for all guests, FREE WiFI access, and discounted tour bookings from our reception!
Are you travelling around Ireland? That’s no problem! We have 26 hostels all around Ireland and can book these for you from our reception to ensure you get the best rates with no booking fee!
Our Dublin Hostel staff come from all corners of the world and will be able to chat with you in French, German, Italian, Spanish and even Korean!! They can recommend the best things to do during your stay that suit your budget and we have discounts available for all guests on almost all attractions so be sure to ask!
Our Dublin Hostel is the only hostel in Dublin that is a member of Hostelling International meaning that standards are continually monitored. With a free breakfast and bed linen to all guests, as well as lunches and dinners available to groups in The Church Restaurant, why stay in the rest when you can stay in the best!
Conference Facilities and meeting rooms are also available in our Dublin Hostel and FREE for groups with an advance booking (subject to availability).
Gerard Hanley, the fully qualified chef is our on-site chef who creates our delicious homemade meals for groups of ten or more in The Church Restaurant – so named because it actually used to be a Church! We can seat up to 80 people in The Church Restaurant making it ideal for groups on a budget.
YES – We have Family Rooms
YES – We have Self-Catering
YES – We have FREE secure parking
YES – We have secure deposit safes at reception
YES – We have secure lockers in every room
YES – We have FREE WiFi
YES – We have Laundry facilities and Drying Rooms
YES – We have FREE Conference Rooms and Meeting Rooms for groups
Our Dublin International Hostel is minutes away from some great Dublin attractions including the Dublin Writers Museum, the renowned Hugh Lane Gallery, the Gate Theatre and the world famous Abbey Theatre.
If you are looking to experience some traditional Irish culture you should not miss an opportunity to go to a Céilí (Traditional Irish Dance) at Comhaltas - a céilí is held each Friday night here from 9pm to 12 midnight throughout the year.
Other Dublin attractions you shouldn't miss include the following:
Trinity College – Book of Kells (€8.50/€7.50)
St. Stephen’s Green – Free
Chester Beatty Library – Free
Kilmainham Gaol (€5/€3)
National Botanic Gardens – Free
Christ Church Cathedral (donation)
National Museum/National Gallery (Free)
Pub crawl for €12
McGowan’s – popular with locals – with a nightclub up-stairs – free Irish coffee with your mains – free entry before 10 – and only €3.50 offers for drinks on certain days!
Use your Hostelling International Membership card to receive discounts in the following attractions in the area:
1. Over the Top Tours
2. Guinness Storehouse
4. Ardgillan Castle
5. St Michans Church National Geographic – most hauned
6. Old Jameson Distillery
7. Hop on Hop off
8. Casino Marino
9. Dublin Castle
10. Kilmainham Gaol
As with all accommodation, prices vary depending on the time of year.
Please note: the prices below are indicative of the price range for the hostel – use our booking engine to get an exact price for your booking.
Keep an eye out for our packages and special offers which can save you €€€s and also, if you are a group of 10+ we also give group discounts where possible.
Lastly if you are a member of An Óige/Hostelling International, you will get a 10% discount on accommodation costs at our hostels per person, per night (see the Ts & Cs for that!). Make sure your membership card is up to date or order a new one now!
*Price for the hostel includes breakfast and bed linen.
**Extra supplements will apply for Special Event Weekends including Rugby Matches, St Patrick’s Day and major events.
10 bed dorm from €13.00 (low season) up to €17.00 (high season) per person per night (pppn)
8 bed dorm from €14.00 (low season) up to €18.00 (high season) per person per night (pppn)
6 bed dorm from €15.00 (low season) up to €19.00 (high season) per person per night (pppn)
4 bed room en-suite from €76.00 (low season) up to €88.00 (high season) per room per night
4 bed room standard from €72.00 (low season) up to €84.00 (high season) per room per night
Triple room from €54.00 (low season) up to €63.00 (high season) per room per night
Double/twin room from €44.00 (low season) up to €50.00 (high season) per room per night
Single room from €26.00 (low season) up to €30.00 (high season) per room per night
Continental Breakfast (cereal, juice, bread/toast & beverage) Included in overnight price (served between 7am-10.30am only)
Full Irish Breakfast @ €4.50pp extra
Vegetarian Breakfast @ €4.50pp extra
Packed Lunch @ €6.00pp (sandwich, drink, fruit & chocolate bar)
Packed Breakfast @ €3.00 pp (Juice, muffin, 1 piece of fruit, 1 cereal bar)
Budget Dinner (suitable for students & leaders on a budget)
1 course budget meal @ €7.00 pp
2 course budget meal @ €9.50 pp
3 course budget meal @ €11.50 pp
Meals are served from 5.30-9 pm, please specify time when booking. Dinner & Packed Lunch are only on a request basis and for group bookings only. All main courses are served with water/tea/coffee. To view a sample of our dinner menu please contact our groups department at email@example.com
Want to rent the Whole Hostel…?
You can rent out the whole hostel during the low season only for special occasions (reunions, parties) or even if you just want the run of the place! See below for the room breakdown.
If interested in a rent-a-hostel for Dublin International Hostel in low season only, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries.
Hostel Room Details
Twin room/ 2 Bed Room
4 Bed Room
8 (3 en-suite)
6 Bed Room
9 (1 en-suite)
8+ Bed Room
Total Number Beds
We'll be updating this page regularly with up-and-coming events!
Dublin Super Cup
What is it? Endemol Sport has teamed up with The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) to create the Dublin Super Cup, a pre-season competition that will bring the biggest names in world football to Ireland’s Aviva stadium.
The star-studded first squads of Scottish giants Celtic FC and Premier League title-chasers Manchester City will join reigning Italian, European and World Club champions Inter Milan for the inaugural football festival. The electrifying line up will be completed by the Airtricity XI, a team selected from the best players from Ireland’s top domestic League.
When? 4th of august until 5th of August
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Dublin Horse Show
What is it? The Horse Show is a Dublin institution. A celebration of Ireland's affinity with the horse, the Dublin Horse Show has the best show horses and the best international show jumpers compete for honours. It is one of Ireland's largest events, a highlight of the summer, each year welcoming tens of thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world...
When? 15th until 19th of August
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National Heritage Week
What is it? There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week. From medieval fairs, night time bat walks, classical music, poetry, theatre, traditional music, storytelling, historical re-enactments, local history walks and talks, maritime and coastal events, food fairs, traditional skills workshops and archaeological digs. There’s something for everyone and most events are free!
When? 18th until 26th
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Tall Ship Races
What is it? Dublin City will be bustling with entertainment as part of The Tall Ships Races 2012. The quaysides will be alive with street performers, buskers and bands. A FREE family programme in Grand Canal Square will present nautical themed workshops and installations, interactive concerts, puppet shows, storytelling and amazing water sports displays in Grand Canal Dock. The quays will host a series of of illuminated evening performances and events. Bulmers present a FREE live music stage in George’s Dock.
When? 23rd until 26th of August
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What is it? Electric Picnic has established itself as a truly unique Irish festival, set amid the rolling lawns of Stradbally Hall, Co Laois, a beautiful 600 acre estate just 50 mins from Dublin. Great music, art, theatre, comedy, pantomime, food and holistic health...and a little bit of magic.
When? 31st of August until 2nd of September
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