Ireland’s capital city of Dublin has long been considered one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe, with lots of Europeans making it their preferred weekend getaway. With a compact and walkable city center, it is easily visited in a short period of time. You will find that to be good news, because unfortunately Dublin is an expensive city to visit. That is why finding a cheap hotel in Dublin is so important to make your travel budget go further.
If you are hoping to save a bit of money on your trip to Dublin, you will need to consider a few things. First, getting a cheap hotel in Dublin is going to be easier (in general) on weekdays rather than weekends. Because it is such a popular weekend getaway destination, weekday hotel rates can go down significantly. Second, while Ireland is not known for its balmy summer weather, summer is the season when rates will go up all week long, so for better deals think about traveling in the winter. Of course, if you want to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, you will need to be willing to fork over the cash!
Dublin’s city center is quite small, and there are budget hotels to be had within walking distance of most of the things you will want to do and see. There are lots of budget hotels clustered on the South side of the river, in the part of town called City Centre South. Just keep in mind that the area around Temple Bar, where many of the hostels tend to be, can be rather noisy. If you are light sleeper, a hotel on Temple Bar might not be such a good idea.
Some cheap hotels you might want to look at include the small and charming Abbey Hotel, Hotel Isaacs (part of the Isaacs chain, which also includes an Isaacs Hostel in Dublin, too), Portobello Hotel and the Jackson Court Hotel.