Quirky spots around Temple Bar hostel

There is more to Temple Bar than pubs and expensive beer! Over the last while, Temple Bar has turned into a cultural center of Dublin, dotted with galleries, quirky shops, excellent markets, buskers, street art, night clubs and much, much more! It would take you days to see all it offers!

We particularly love shops that have recently opened all around our Temple Bar hostel!

If you are looking for a bargain on designer clothes, Siopaella has you covered! How grate would it be to come back from your budget holiday with budget vintage designer clothes? We likey!


If you are already in a shopping mood, check out retro Eager Beaver as well!  dublin now project   Make sure to munch on some yummy treats while you shop! Have you seen Candy Lab yet? We are in love with Twinkies, all over again! templebar9  


Another cool and quirky place to visit, is Crowbar – bar, excellent pre-gig place, great projector for watching matches, and super food as well! We like it because as a Barnacles Temple Bar House guest, you get special happy hour discount (details on your confirmation!), you are in Temple Bar but you are never really crowded, they have great coffee and super cheap food menu… and are close to all gigs happening in the Button Factory! It’s awesome, for real!



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Have you seen Library project in Temple Bar yet? Imagine a library dedicated to Photography and Image Culture with unique, contemporary publications from all over the world, free for you to enjoy. It is awesome place to hang out with cool crowd, we promise!


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But wait folks, there is more! We will of course do more posts about quirky spots in Temple Bar in the future, but for now, we leave you with our final recommendation for this time – Hippetys! Art gallery slash retro coffee house slash wine bar? How could you not love it?



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So many reasons to love area around our Temple Bar Hostel! What are your favorites?


If you are looking to stay in Temple Bar, the coolest and quirkiest area of Dublin, check out Barnacles Temple Bar hostel, voted the best hostel for two years in a row! THE best location, free breakfast, free wifi, free walking tours, great crowd and free hugs are all here for you!