Barnacles Temple Bar wins best hostel award

Every year, all hostel managers come to Hostelworld conference, to learn new stuff, party a bit and see who are Hostel Award winners. Awards are based on customer reviews, and reflect ratings by over 1 million travellers that booked hostel beds over the last year and rated their experience in six categories: fun, cleanliness, staff, security, location and character.

Barnacles Temple Bar got awarded The Most Popular hostel in Dublin, The best hostel in Ireland and we are 6th Best Large in the World!

As you can imagine, we are absolutely delighted! We are especially thankful to all of our guests who have taken the time to share their experiences at our hostel. These awards are truly representative of customer opinion, which is of extreme importance to us!


These awards are based on reviews of people who stayed here, like these ones:

I absolutely loved this place. In is right in the heart of “Temple Bar” with a million possibilities to do something. The staff was super friendly and very helpful at any time. the kitchen and common room were awesome as well. If you are looking for cheap but also cool place to stay this hostel should be your first choice.”  marinabrands1346, Germany, Female, 25-30

Good location, clean, friendly staff. I will stay here next time!” Anonymous, Taiwan, Male, 41+

It was one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed! I will come back to the same one, that is for sure.”  Anonymous, Mexico, Female, 18-24


This is Shane, Barnacles Temple Bar Manager, with some of the awards 🙂

Best hostel in ireland best hostel in dublin and 6th in the world award