Barnacles Temple Bar House
19 Temple Lane, Dublin, Ireland

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Awarded The Best hostel in Ireland,
6th Best Large hostel in the world &
The most popular hostel in Dublin!
… all by hostelworld cutomers like you!
All rooms ensuite
Free breakfast, wifi & internet
Free walking tour of Dublin
Massive discounts on tours, drinks, food and activities

To quote the 2012 Lonely Planet: 'Bright and spacious, in the heart of Temple Bar, this hostel is immaculately clean, has nice laid-out ensuite dorms and doubles with in-room storage. Because of its location, rooms are quieter to the back. Top facilities, comfy lounge and linen and towels provided'.

Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom and is centrally heated. Our cosy rooms have hot showers, comfy mattresses and individual reading lights to ensure you have a good rest. Each bed has a built-in under-bed locker to secure your luggage, and all rooms have electronic security card access keys.

All the dorms are cleaned daily and the beds made with fresh linen. Our housekeeping team are permanent and professional staff who care about what they do were committed to being the cleanest hostel in Dublin.

We can make your stay easier, from having the basic for hire like hair dryers, adaptors and alarm clocks to doing your laundry and cooking you dinner.

Here you’ll find all the facilities you need, like our free light breakfast, free Internet access and Wi-Fi, the fully-equipped kitchen, laundry service, bureau de change, recycling, tour ticket desk (open 8-10) and more.

We also make it easy for you to meet other travellers, with a selection of chill-out areas and a variety of group activities on offer. Make sure to go on our Barnacles Pub Crawl, daily at 21.00 – valid for 2 nights in the row. There’s no curfew, so you’ll have lots of time to explore the pubs and bars of Temple Bar.

And if you want to stay in, you can hang out in our newly refurbished lounge, where we have a huge DVD collection, a foosball table and lots of good cheer. There’s also a book swap, darts and featured movie nights and popcorn. We also periodically organize gigs in the hostel!

Were in the perfect location, in the heart of Dublin’s cultural quarter - Temple Bar. You can enjoy a pint of Guinness in the famous Temple Bar pub, only two doors away. When you stay here you’ll only be a minutes walk from everywhere else cafes, pubs, transport, internet cafes, supermarkets, convenience stores, banks, the post office and so much more. Not to mention tourist sites like Trinity College, Dublin Castle, the Old Jameson Distillery, Christchurch Cathedral and more!

Conveniently, there’s bicycle storage on the premises and parking (with a discounted rate) only two minutes walk away.

Our staff are young, helpful and friendly, as well as knowledgeable on what’s on and what to do in and around Dublin just ask! We can help you reserve car hire and we offer discounts on hop-on/hop-off city tour tickets and the airport shuttle, leaving direct from our door.

Reception is open 24hrs a day so there’s always someone on hand to help. If you need access to our secure room, its accessible 24hrs a day and is available for luggage and valuables. Safety deposit boxes are also available.

We have special weekly rates available including laundry, breakfast, Wi-Fi and internet. For more information ask at reception.
To make life easier for you, we have arranged discounts in many top venues, restaurants and activity centres in Dublin, giving you often over 20% discount on normal rates! Yes, drinks as well!

Heading to Galway as well? Check out our sister hostel, Barnacles Hostel Galway, here on Hostelworld!

Please note that guests under the age of 16 years must book private accommodation, only staying with people in their party


  • 24 Hour Reception 
  • 24 Hour Security 
  • Adaptors 
  • Airport Transfers 
  • Bicycle Parking 
  • Board games 
  • Book Exchange 
  • Breakfast Included 
  • Cable TV 
  • Card Phones 
  • Common Room 
  • Currency Exchange 
  • DVD's 
  • Fax Service 
  • Free City Maps 
  • Free Internet Access 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Foosball 
  • Games Room 
  • Hairdryers 
  • Hairdryers For Hire 
  • Hot Showers 
  • Housekeeping 
  • Internet Access 
  • Jobs Board 
  • Key Card Access 
  • Kitchen 
  • Laundry Facilities 
  • Linen Included 
  • Lockers 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Mini-Supermarket 
  • PlayStation 
  • Postal Service 
  • Reading Light 
  • Safe Deposit Box 
  • Shuttle Bus 
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities 
  • Tours/Travel Desk 
  • Towels for hire 


Coming in from the airport, the nearest bus stop is only a five-minute walk away.

From the airport via Airport Shuttle Bus:
The Aircoach operates every 15-20 minutes and costs 7 one-way. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.
Take the Aircoach as far as Trinity College on College Green. From there walk back to Dame Street and walk along until you come to Temple Lane South. Walk down Temple Lane South and you will find Barnacles halfway down the lane.

From the airport via the 16A - City Bus:
This bus costs 2.20 and takes approximately an hour and 20 minutes. They pass the airport every 25 minutes or so.
You can take this bus as far as Dame Street. It will drop you opposite the Central Bank in Temple Bar. Cross the road and walk along Dame Street until you get to Temple Lane South. Barnacles is located halfway down this lane.

From the airport via taxis/cabs:
There is a taxi depot outside the arrivals hall at the airport. From the Airport to Temple Bar it can cost from 25 to 30 (and no more) depending on the time of day and the traffic. Ask the driver for an approximate price guide before you get in and be careful youre not taken on the scenic route.

From the Central Bus Station (Busaras):
From the central bus station, walk around by the large building on your left (Dublins Custom House). Follow the path along by the River Liffey. Cross the river at OConnell Bridge and turn right, along Aston Quay, past USIT travel agents. At Merchants Arch, turn into Temple Bar, then turn right at the end of the alleyway, then take the 2nd right at The Temple Bar Pub and were two doors up from the pub. Were located on Temple Lane South.

From Dun Laoghaire Ferryport by DART:
This is Dublin Citys rapid train service and it operates from Dun Laoghaire Dart Station to Tara Street Station in Dublins City Centre. Turn left of the station and walk down along the Quays past USIT travel. At Merchants Arch, turn into Temple Bar, then turn right at the end of the alleyway, then take the 2nd right at The Temple Bar Pub and were two doors up from the pub. We are located on Temple Lane South.

From Dun Laoghaire Ferryport by bus:
Take the 46A bus into city centre and disembark at Fleet Street. Walk down Fleet Street and turn right at The Temple Bar Pub. Were two doors up from the pub, on Temple Lane South. This is just a five-minute walk.

From B&I Ferry Terminal North Wall:
Take the City Express bus to the Central Bus Station (Busaras) and follow the directions as above to Temple Bar.