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Where to stay in Dublin

If you're a first time visitor to Dublin, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Dublin.

What's the best area of Dublin to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Dublin are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Avoid Temple Bar."  See More

"Temple Bar is right in the city - great location but a little more touristy - it's basically the tourist quarters of Dublin."  See More

"I know you're been getting mixed opinions about this, but I do recommend a stroll down the Temple Bar."  See More

"Temple Bar is our main "tourist trap", it will have all the traditional Irish stuff you would expect, but it is designed for tourists."  See More

"to Dalkey Howth and/or Greystones While away an hour or two in a good pub and talk to some Dubliners."  See More

"If you like the sea you could stay somewhere like Blackrock Clontarf or Dalkey and still be only minutes by DART from the centre."  See More

"Ranelagh or Rathmines Road Lower are great areas to stay in - walking distance to the city and just lovely areas."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Dublin?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Dublin, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"Some of my favourite pubs for ambience are: The Palace Bar Mulligan's Grogan's O'Donoghue's Pub The Front Lounge Kehoe's or take the DART train to Dalkey and have a pint or an Irish Coffee in Finnegan's of Dalkey after walking on Killiney Hill or Vico Rd You might meet Bono - it's his local!"  See More

Clontarf CastleAshford Castle) and others are open to the public but less well-known (e."  See More

"There are also backpacking hostels such as Kinlay House Dublin, Avalon House, The Times Hostel - College Street and Abigails Hostel."  See More

"Annally Bed and Breakfast Bill and Kathleen are the best and make huge delicious breakfasts!"  See More

"Take a look at Ireland's Blue Book for really lovely small but luxurious hotels or Airbnb for budget options."  See More

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What if I want to explore Dublin further?

If you're open to researching even more areas, some suggestions that might be less common but interesting to explore are:

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Dublin for a first time visitor?  (3 answers)

profile  Babak Hosseinzadeh from Tehran, Iran asked:
Where to stay and what to do in Dublin?  (9 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Dublin.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Dublin? Click the blue button below.

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Where can I find out more about Dublin?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Dublin locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Dublin.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Dublin? There is one major airport for commercial flights. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Dublin.

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