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Award Winning Hostel

Best hostel in Ireland award

Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel wins Best IHH City Hostel and Best IHH Hostel for 2012 at the Independent Holiday Hostels of Ireland (IHH) awards ceremony. The Independent Holiday Hostels of Ireland are a co-operative society of over 80 Tourist Board Approved hostels throughout Ireland – North and South. IHH have over 6,000 hostel beds […]

Halloween Hostel


Dublin: Get spooked out in Ireland this Halloween! The Emerald Isle is known as being one of the most haunted countries on the planet with many of the world’s most famous supernatural characters and stories finding their roots in the tales told across the centuries by our ancestors around Irish peat fires on dark, dank […]

Ships Ahoy!

Stay in the Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel – the best located hostel in Dublin and enjoy amazing Dublin Tall Ships festival! All events are free and include Kings of concrete urban mini festival (think boards & bikes), on water cinema, best of Irish music performers and stunning tall ships! Barnacles Temple Bar House is only few minutes […]


Save money with us!

Save on your food & fun in both Dublin and Galway! All you have to do is to show our room key and you can avail of discounts! Don’t pay full price for anything, ever again! Dublin Food and drink The Mercantile Bar & Grill 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2 20% discount on your bill, […]

Ferris Wheel

Gallery of Galway July events

Our little spy has sent us images of awesome things that happened in Galway over the past few days. Check out some of the Volvo Ocean Race images and two of the in house acts we had in our Quay Street House hostel – Slam poetry by Robert D. Young and some trad  by Mo Hat Mo […]