Lodging in Dublin

Old Feb 18th, 2003, 11:30 AM
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Lodging in Dublin

My husband and I will be traveling to Ireland this August, and I'm looking for a place to stay for our first 2 nights, which will be spent in Dublin. Many hotels seem to be booked (big concert one of those nights), and I've been shocked by the prices. I've secured a reservation at a bland chain hotel for about 100 euros a night, but I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for places in Dublin central (not the suburbs) with some charm, that aren't too expensive. B&Bs are fine, but -- like typical Yanks -- we'd want ensuite facilities. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
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Old Feb 18th, 2003, 02:16 PM
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Had a nice stay at Buswell's in 2001. Good location; nice pub in the hotel too.
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If it's true what they say about location being everything (or almost so), then you'll be hard pressed to beat Browne's (, a Georgian townhouse overlooking St. Stephen's Green, Dublin's most famous square and situated in the very heart of the city.

Relative to other downtown accommodations, Browne's is reasonably priceda and has a good reputation as regards breakfast and service.

Alternatively, you might consider the ever-eclectic Number 31, also located in Dublin city. It offers 21 rooms, and prices are less "dear" than Browne's. Part of Number 31 is a Georgian terrace house, but another part is quite modern. Therefore, you can choose a room that evokes either the 18th or 20th century. See

Best of luck.

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Old Feb 20th, 2003, 01:59 AM
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Check out B&B's in the Sandymount/Ballsbridge area. They are a quick 10 minute bus to the city centre. I feel the places mentioned above will be much more than 100 euros and it will be the high season in August.
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Old Feb 20th, 2003, 10:20 AM
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Maybe you are in fact "typical Yanks" as you say.

In a post you made last week I suggested a hostel. No doubt you are shocked by the B&B prices. The hostel I stayed in is in the heart of Dublin, you can stay in the same room together, and if sharing a bathroom doesn't sink your boat I don't know why you are so insistant on a B&B which you will pay 8 times more for and have to take a taxi to go everywhere. The hostel is very clean and looks like a victorian B&B from the outside.

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I've heard Trinity college dorms, open to non-students June 7th through the end of September, have rooms, and can offer doubles ensuite. Although they might book up first since there are fewer of them. Check the Trintiy college website and look at accomodation to find guest accomodations. Lots of people feel more comfortable with ensuite (in some areas I would feel unsafe as a female without ensuite). It's not a Yank thing, If you can pay for it, rather than complain about not having it, that's a much better option in any case. I've noticed many of Irelands B&Bs list them (unlike other areas) so it's obviously very common.
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It is often worth looking up for bargains in Irish or British hotels
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