Best Party Hostels in Dublin

If you are looking for the best hostels to party in Dublin, meet other fellow travellers, with sociable staff and organised events, these are the Party Hostels for you

Dublin is a city with a wide cultural and historical offering, but also with a thriving party scene for those looking to have a good time between sight-seeing sessions. Travelling solo or in group, if you are looking for hostels where you can meet like-minded people looking to have fun in Dublin these hostels are the place to go! Friendly staff, fun atmosphere and plenty of organised activities to encourage guest socialising. Book now and prepare to unleash the fun in Dublin

8.6

Barnacles Temple Bar

Right in the heart of the famous Temple Bar area, this hostel is the perfect place for party goers to set basecamp. Great staff who will go the extra mile to make sure you have a great time. Free tours and pub crawls organised regularly. Common areas are always lively and busy with travellers hanging out.

Average dorm price: 18.0 €

8.7

Isaac's Hostel

Cool friendly hostel with fun and social atmosphere, great to meet other travellers. With plenty of cool and big common areas to chill, hang out play and party. Live music, pool table, fussball, table tennis and more. Friendly and helpful staff organising an amazing pub crawl, free walking ours, pizza nights, quiz nights and many more social activities to facilitate guests’ interaction. Great place!

Average dorm price: 14.4 €


What are the Party Hostels in Dublin like?

The party hostels in Dublin are not as crazy as party hostels in other European capitals, but they are quite social and lively. No hostel in Dublin has a bar on-site, but the ones we recommend here have great common areas where people hang out and make friends to go out with. That's what party hostels in Dublin are for, instead of going crazy inside the hostel, meet people over a chill beer in the hostel, and then go out explore the amazing nightlife that Dublin and the Irish people have. Here is a small party guide so you and your new friends can make the most of Dublin's night!

Nightlife in Dublin

Even though it falls on the expensive side of the European backpacker trail, Dublin has been always a great party spot full of international people enjoying the tremendous amount of pubs and, as locals say, having the craic! It was (and still is) one of the favourite destinations for stag and hen parties, and even though partying in Dublin is always attached to pubs, the nightclub scene rivals other European capitals. It is a bit more difficult to find though, but that makes it even more special.

Basic information about nightlife in Dublin:

How to party in Dublin like a boss

Here are some of our recommendations to party the sh*t out of Dublin:

1. Pub crawling Temple Bar

Yes, going to Temple Bar might be one of those typical and touristy things to do in Dublin, but you have to do it. No matter what day of the week it is, you will find Temple bar crowded with people having a good time (yes, even on Monday nights). We would suggest to visit a few of the bars in the area, having a few pints of Guinness (or your poison of choice) here and there. A very good option is to book one of the famous pub crawls , where a friendly tour guide will take you and a bunch of other party goers from all over the world all around the bars and pubs in the area. We recommend this Pub , as it has the best drink special offers and it finishes the night with a free entry to a club (which would already cost you 10€ if you were to go on your own).

In case you want to do it yourself, here are some recommendations of pubs worth a visit in Temple Bar (apart from the actual Temple Bar Pub):

2. Drink some local juices ;)

So, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Ireland? (apart from rain :D) Exactly! Guinness and Whiskey! You can’t leave Dublin without having tried at least one pint of Guinness and one shot of Jameson . You can find both all over the place and in literally any bar you go, so do try them. But just so you know, you can also try them directly where they are made. You can visit the Guinness brewery (which comes with a pint on their Gravity Bar) and also visit the Jameson Distillery , where you can have a comparative whiskey tasting. And if you are really into whiskey, there is a Whiskey Museum you can visit , which also has whiskey tasting included in the ticket (who said museums are boring?).

3. Visit the less touristy party areas

Even though a lot of Irish and Dubliners go to Temple Bar from time to time, there are other hot spots for partying that are more frequented by the locals (or by foreigners living in Dublin). Not far from Temple bar, we have the areas around South Great George’s Street and South William Street , with plenty of pubs to choose from. The most famous ones are:

For those looking at clubbing, you should look at the Harcourt St. area . There you can find some of the famous nightclubs that stay open till 3:30 am, just a bit more than the pubs. And if you want to have a few pints in a pub before hitting the nightclub, check the neighbouring area of Wexford Street and Candem Street. The Bleeding Horse or Flannery’s should do the trick. As per nightclubs:

For those Techno lovers out there , I must warn you: Dublin might not be your city. You can find some techno gigs at The Button Factory from time to time, and Index ,… but you’ll need to check their programme for the night.

PRO TIP: Techno and House in Dublin are very underground , with illegal raves popping every weekend around the city in empty warehouses or at house parties. If you look for it hard enough through the night, you might be able to meet someone that invites you to join one of those parties, but it is a hit or miss. Your guide on the Pub Crawl might know about it ;)

4. Go to a Live Music venue/concert

The Cranberries, U2, Thin Lizzi, Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison, Sinéad O'Connor , and many other famous musicians are from Ireland. The Irish culture is heavily influenced and surrounded by music, and it is not unusual to find that the friendly Irish person you have just met in the pub knows how to play an instrument, sing or riverdance. The music scene in Dublin is huge. From buskers playing in every corner of the city centre (try Grafton street or Temple Bar), to concerts, live music or open mics every night in pubs across the city. There are also plenty of music venues with live shows and concerts, even during the week. You should definitely consider going to one. Here are the most famous music venues in Dublin:

5. Eat chips, pizza or kebab after the party

No, when the pubs close at 2:30am and kick everyone out, the party is not over yet. When the bouncers empty the crowded pubs, the fast food places around are the next target for those hungry people looking for comfort food before getting into a taxi to go home. Most bizarre and funny things you’ll see in a Dublin night will be at 3:00am in any “chipper” or pizzeria around Temple Bar, South Great George Street or Wexford Street. Make sure you try the chips with vinegar and salt (no need for the fish if you don’t want to).

PRO Tips for going out in Dublin

Looking for something else to do in Dublin? Have a look at all the other tours and activities available here

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