Barnacles Dublin Hostel

171 beds

Barnacles Temple Bar, 19 Temple Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin

Discount parking in Fleet Street Car Park

+353 1 6716277


Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel in Dublin is multi-award winning hostel, recently voted the best hostel in Ireland. We are at the best location in town, close to the legendary Temple Bar Pub. We are surrounded by restaurants, pubs, galleries and theatres – as you would expect from Dublin’s cultural quarter. We have various dorm sizes, so you will always find a bed to suite your budget. Continental breakfast, WiFi, daily walking tours and hugs are free of charge!

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Room choices

Check-in from: 03.00 PM - Check-out until: 10.30 AM

Private Double Room

with private bathroom

Essentials included:

2 People Max

Free WiFi

Private bathroom


Toiletries Included

Twin Room

with private bathroom

Essentials Included:

2 People Max

Free WiFi

Private bathroom


Toiletries Included

Shared Dorm

with ensuite bathroom

Essentials included:

4-11 bed dorms

Free WiFi

Private bathroom


Under Bed Storage

Individual power socket & lights

Key card access

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What we offer / included

Check-in from: 03.00 PM

Check-out until: 10.30 AM

Ensuite Rooms & Dorms

Individual locked storage in rooms

Individual key cards for secure access

24 Hour Reception

Tour Booking Office

Communal kitchen

Chilled out common room

Smoke-free property

Vending Machine

Computer Corner

Games, Books & Music Instruments

Linen Included

Towel Rentals


Free WiFi in all rooms

Free breakfast

Free dinner on Mondays

Full "Hangover" breakfast on Sunday

Guest only discounts in Dublin

Free walking tour of Dublin


Property rules

No smoking

No curfew

Be nice!

Nearest essentials


Dublin airport 10 km

Food shops

Tesco 300 m

Spar 130 m

Public transport

747 Temple Bar Stop 200 m

Connolly Station 1.7 km

Bus Central Station 1.2 km


Fleet Street Car Park 300 m


Temple Bar 0 m

Trinity College 500 m

Dublin Castle 500 m

Christchurch Cathedral 550 m

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Frequently asked questions

Is breakfast included in the price?

Yes! A light continental breakfast which includes juice, tea/coffee/hot chocolate and a selection of cereals, breads and preserves is included in the price. This is available on a self-service basis in the kitchen between 7am and 9.30am daily. Special dietary requirements may be catered for, please get in touch in advance of our arrival!

There is a common room and a communal kitchen. Both of these common areas are closed between midnight and 6:00am for cleaning and to minimise noise inside the hostel. The kitchen is also closed just after breakfast for cleaning. There are fridges and storage cupboards if you wish to buy food and cook for yourself. Make sure to check out the equipment before you go grocery shopping!

All bed linen is included in your price. Towels are provided in Twin and Double rooms; and are available for hire at reception for guests in shared rooms.

Yes. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom. This includes a private toilet and shower.

Yes! There is free WiFi through the hostel building and you can also use computers free of charge in the common room.

No, there is no parking in our hostels. The closest parking to us is in Fleet Street Car Park (https://www.parkrite.ie/carparks/fleet ). You can validate your parking ticket at reception for discount on 24 hr rates.

There are large lockers under each set of bunks.  You can use your own lock or purchase one from the vending machine.

Safety deposit facilities are available (suitable for cameras, documents, laptops etc) for small daily charge. Please note that these facilities may only be available when there is a manager on duty so make sure to check this if you are storing something! We also operate a left luggage facility where you can store your bags during or after departure for €1 per bag.

All credit cards will have a pre-authorisation carried out on them approximately 3 days prior to your arrival. This is not a charge to your credit card. We are only checking that all credit cards are valid and that in the event of a no-show, the card has sufficient funds available to pay for the firsts nights’ accommodation as per the booking terms and conditions. This pre -authorisation will be shown on your bank statement but it will be automatically released after 3 – 5 working days. Release time for debit cards, prepaid cards and post cards will vary, so please contact your card issuer for further information. When you check in, you will have the option of completing this transaction and paying with the same card (must have the physical card with you as proof!) You can change your method of payment if you wish.

Our preferred methods of payment are cash, Mastercard and Visa credit/debit cards as payment. When making a reservation, a credit card number is required to guarantee the reservation. If you are unable to book via these methods, we may also take an electronic bank transfer. However, this must be organised at least a month prior to arrival. You can also prepay via PayPal. No Paypal account is required. Get in touch with our Reservations Team if you would prefer to do this.

Please note accommodation must be paid for in full on arrival, if not done in advance.

Email our reservations team on office@barnacles.ie with your name, reference, and dates of travel, so we can cancel booking for you (subject to your booking terms and conditions). We cannot accept cancellations over the phone – all cancellations must be made in writing. If you made a booking on Hostelworld, Booking.com or any other website other than our own website, please cancel on that website as well.

We operate different policies, displayed at the time of booking. If you booked a Non-refundable rate, it is indeed non-refundable and cannot be changed for different dates or cancelled. Otherwise, a 24 to 48 hour cancellation policy applies and this will be detailed in your booking confirmation. Reservations must be cancelled by 2.30pm on the day/2 days prior to the arrival date, otherwise a penalty charge equal to the cost of the first night’s stay will apply. Group reservations have different policies, displayed on your invoice.

Yes, we do! Get in touch with our reservations team for help with group bookings or check out our groups page for more info.

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