19 Temple Bar, Temple Bar

Price rates

€ 70 average price per room/bed (the price is per 1 night only)
€ 17 average price per Dorm/bed (the price is per 1 night only)

Info & Description

Best hostel in Ireland!
Best located hostel in Dublin!
All rooms ensuite
Free breakfast, wifi & internet
Free walking tour of Dublin
Massive discounts on tours, drinks, food and activities

Stay at the best hostel in Ireland! Yes, we have been voted the best hostel in Dublin as well as the best hostel in Ireland in 2012, and we are inviting you to celebrate with us!

To quote the 2012 Lonely Planet: 'Bright and spacious, in the heart of Temple Bar, this hostel is immaculately clean, has nice laid-out ensuite dorms and doubles with in-room storage. Because of its location, rooms are quieter to the back. Top facilities, comfy lounge and linen and towels provided'.

Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom and is centrally heated. Our cosy rooms have hot showers, comfy mattresses and individual reading lights to ensure you have a good rest. Each bed has a built-in under-bed locker to secure your luggage, and all rooms have electronic security card access keys.

All the dorms are cleaned daily and the beds made with fresh linen. Our housekeeping team are permanent and professional staff who care about what they do were committed to being the cleanest hostel in Dublin.

We can make your stay easier, from having the basic for hire like hair dryers, adaptors and alarm clocks to doing your laundry and cooking you dinner.

Here you’ll find all the facilities you need, like our free light breakfast, free Internet access and Wi-Fi, the fully-equipped kitchen, laundry service, bureau de change, recycling, tour ticket desk (open 8-10) and more.

We also make it easy for you to meet other travellers, with a selection of chill-out areas and a variety of group activities on offer. Make sure to go on our Barnacles Pub Crawl, daily at 21.00 – valid for 2 nights in the row. There’s no curfew, so you’ll have lots of time to explore the pubs and bars of Temple Bar.

And if you want to stay in, you can hang out in our newly refurbished lounge, where we have a huge DVD collection, a foosball table and lots of good cheer. There’s also a book swap, darts and featured movie nights and popcorn. We also periodically organize gigs in the hostel!

Were in the perfect location, in the heart of Dublin’s cultural quarter - Temple Bar. You can enjoy a pint of Guinness in the famous Temple Bar pub, only two doors away. When you stay here you’ll only be a minutes walk from everywhere else cafes, pubs, transport, internet cafes, supermarkets, convenience stores, banks, the post office and so much more. Not to mention tourist sites like Trinity College, Dublin Castle, the Old Jameson Distillery, Christchurch Cathedral and more!

Conveniently, there’s bicycle storage on the premises and parking (with a discounted rate) only two minutes walk away.

Our staff are young, helpful and friendly, as well as knowledgeable on what’s on and what to do in and around Dublin just ask! We can help you reserve car hire and we offer discounts on hop-on/hop-off city tour tickets and the airport shuttle, leaving direct from our door.

Reception is open 24hrs a day so there’s always someone on hand to help. If you need access to our secure room, its accessible 24hrs a day and is available for luggage and valuables. Safety deposit boxes are also available.

We have special weekly rates available including laundry, breakfast, Wi-Fi and internet. For more information ask at reception.
To make life easier for you, we have arranged discounts in many top venues, restaurants and activity centres in Dublin, giving you often over 20% discount on normal rates! Yes, drinks as well!

Heading to Galway as well? Check out our sister hostel, Barnacles Hostel Galway, here on Hostelsclub!


  • Internet access
  • Internet access
  • Security boxes / Lockers
  • Security boxes / Lockers
  • Security boxes / Lockers
  • Laundry
  • Heating
  • Rent a bike
  • Bike Rental
  • Games room
  • Children accepted
  • 24h reception


  • double bed private with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 2 bed/s private with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • 4 bed/s mixed dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • 6 bed/s mixed dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • 10 bed/s mixed dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • 6 bed/s female dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 8 bed/s mixed dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 11 bed/s mixed dorm with private bathroom

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Read what others are saying about Barnacles Temple Bar House

  1. Lynda From USA On November 30, -0001

    Great hostel right in the heart of Temple Bar. Clean and well appointed, but no air conditioning or fans, which is a problem if it’s hot out. It’s also right in the middle of all the action, which is only a problem if you require sleep.

  2. Marc-Andre From Canada On November 30, -0001

    Very clean, staff very friendly and helpful, directly located in the heart of the city. In the room I was in, there was no noise at night, besides from the couple in the bed under me who probably thought I was asleep... But there is nothing the hsotel can do about it. ;)

  3. Adrienne From USA On November 30, -0001

    I really enjoyed the location of this hostel but it wasn´t my favorite hostel in Dublin. The staff were incredible.

  4. Lydia From USA On November 30, -0001

    The location next to Temple Bar may be good if you're up for a night out, but it makes it very difficult to get any sleep!

  5. Cecilia From Italy On November 30, -0001

    it was the best hostel in which I stayed in Ireland! and I changed six hostels... Be ever the same :D

  6. Johannes From Germany On November 30, -0001

    a little bit loud but placed in one of the nicest areas of Dublin!

  7. Adam From USA On November 30, -0001

    Barnacles is centrally located,clean and has lovely staff. It is noisy, despite what the staff do to keep it quiet. Between the busy street and the large number of guests, it never really quiets down. Rooms and common rooms were in top shape. Overall a great stay!

  8. Barbara From Poland On November 30, -0001

    Very good location, close to the bars (just underneath). Very good for people who are looking lot of fun and do not want to walk a lot to city center.

  9. Enrica From Italy On November 30, -0001

    Staff is prepared, the kitchen is equipped, position is perfect; they even have am emergency shop if you have missed something at home! Faults: noise on Temple Bar and meagre breakfast.

  10. Sabina From Germany On November 30, -0001

    The position is absolutely amazing to go out and have fun. If you need information about anything the friendly staff will help you. I had a great time!

  11. Peter From Netherlands On November 30, -0001

    The perfect location for visiting Dublin Centre, Temple Bar, pubs, etc. The staff is very helpfull and the atmosphere is good. Rooms are little sober, but good enough. I had a good time.

  12. Tawny From USA On November 30, -0001

    I stayed here for 2 1/2 weeks and loved it. It was very clean (they vacuum the halls and rooms, clean the bathrooms, kitchen and halls every day). And the staff are all helpful and friendly. It's also very centrally located, but it's very noisy at night due to the bars around it, so bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper!

  13. Carolina From Spain On November 30, -0001

    Thank you for a wonderfull hostal!

  14. Alan From Canada On November 30, -0001

    Great location near Temple Bar, well-run front desk, very clean rooms. Enjoyed our stay and would come back again.

  15. Natasha From New Zealand On November 30, -0001

    A great place to stay and see the sights. The security factor was brilliant, especially if traveling alone. Definitely the place to stay while in Dublin.

  16. Edgar Eduardo From Mexico On November 30, -0001

    Its a very good place with a friendly staff and the location is excellent, you can find easily anything what you need.

  17. JAN From Germany On November 30, -0001

    Really good to stay a long time

  18. Adrian From USA On November 30, -0001

    Only complaint I have is that the common areas close from midnight till 0700. It would be nice to have a place to hang out after the bars close.

  19. jazmin From Mexico On November 30, -0001

    the hostel was perfect, thank u

  20. Niall From USA On November 30, -0001

    I have stayed in a number of hostels around Europe, and Barnacles was one of the best. The location is very convenient for anything you want to do in Dublin, and it is close to the train station if you're going further afield. It is noisy at night because the area is very crowded with bars full of folks singing Old Lang Syne, but if you're in the bar it isn't a concern.