I've been in and out of almost all of Dublin's hotels over the past 15 years, and enjoyed a drink in their bars, or eaten in their restaurants - and if I haven't, my friends or family have. I've based my top 30 recommendations on my experience, and the experience of my friends, to point users of this site in the right direction. I've included a fair mix of prices and standards in my top 30 recommendations to keep all budgets, and wallets, happy. I'm presuming that most people will be visiting Dublin for a relatively short stay, as is the trend at the moment, and so all of my properties are either within walking distance, or a short travel time, from the city centre. That's the beauty of Dublin - its city centre is compact and can be easily explored on foot, so these recommendations will take advantage of this great aspect of the city. I haven't included any hostels in my recommendations because I think that for value for money, guest houses win hands down. For 50 euros you can stay in a guest house and enjoy personal service, a homely atmosphere and a fantastic breakfast whereas these can be lacking in hostels that I've visited (however I'm open to suggestions!).
* Simonseeks has given star ratings out of five for all accommodation
recommendations. With hotels, these will tally with the hotel's official star rating where
it exists. Where a hotel has no official star rating, and in the case of b & bs and hostels,
the experts have made a judgment as to how many stars the accommodation deserves, in terms
of comfort, level of facilities and so forth.
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