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Enjoy Dublin on a Budget

Renowned for its warm welcome and mighty craic, Ireland’s capital does not disappoint when it comes to budget-friendly fun, entertainment, and tradition. Jam-packed with museums, markets, and boasting the quintessential 40 shades of green—with more green spaces per square mile than any other European capital city—Dublin is the perfect port of call for a buzzing budget vacation in Ireland. Hosting a whole range of activities to satisfy everything from the cultural to the culinary appetite, look forward to a warm Irish welcome in Dublin’s fair city!

Things to see in Dublin

A walk down O’Connell Street at the heart of Dublin city takes you past the General Post Office, with its lasting legacy of bullet holes from the Irish rebellion of 1916. Veer off down the colorful side streets, and experience the vibrant characters selling their wares on the market stalls of Moore Street. Feed the ducks in St Stephen’s Green, or see the homes of the President of Ireland and the United States Ambassador in Phoenix Park, one of the largest urban parks in Europe. Stop for a photo opportunity over the River Liffey on the iconic Ha’penny Bridge, and pay a visit to the statue of Dublin legend Molly Malone. Culture buffs will appreciate free entry into many of the city’s museums, with exhibits ranging from archaeology to modern art. End your day with a hearty Sláinte to toast your budget Dublin vacation, by sinking a pint of the black stuff in one of the city’s warm and welcoming bars.

Economy hotels in Dublin

As a popular tourist hub, there’s a wealth of discount accommodation in Dublin to suit every budget. You’ll find a wide selection of cheap B&Bs in the heart of the city, the ideal spot for cash-conscious visitors to explore by day and enjoy legendary Irish hospitality by night. Family-run budget hotels tucked away off the busy city streets make for the perfect weekend break in Dublin—stretch your budget further with included extras like free WiFi or complimentary breakfasts. Conveniently situated and well-equipped discount hotel chains offer the ideal base for a fun-filled adventure, whether traveling solo or with a group.

Where to stay in Dublin

The O’Connell Street area places visitors right in the city center. Buzzing with stores, bars, and restaurants galore, as well as some great-value hostels, this is the place to stay for historical sites, cultural attractions, and exciting nightlife. Dollymount Strand is a seaside retreat, home to Bull Island beach, a 3-mile UNESCO-listed biosphere. Coupled with the nearby 3-acre Rose Gardens, this the perfect spot to chill out in a cozy bed and breakfast. Just outside Phoenix Park is Castleknock village—bordering the city center, this offers comfortable cheap accommodation in close proximity to the most popular sights in Dublin.

How to get to Dublin

Snap up a budget flight to Dublin Airport, where a cheap and efficient express bus service will have you downtown within 30 minutes. The city also has two train stations, Heuston and Connolly, connecting Dublin to the rest of the country by rail. Hop on the LUAS for quick and easy transport by train within the city, or opt for great-value, unlimited travel on the Dublin bus service with a discounted tourist pass. For travel with a twist, check out the Dublin Bike Scheme—hire a bike at budget-friendly rates and see Dublin’s hotspots on two wheels!

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