Garden Lane Backpackers

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Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (Sleep 6 ) | Terrace/patio
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Overview of Garden Lane Backpackers

Garden Lane Backpackers

2.0 star property
City-center hostel within walking distance of Dublinia

8.4/10 Very Good

59 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $115
Price available on 10/5/2022
Garden Lane, Dublin
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Communal living room
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Soundproofed rooms

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In City Centre Dublin
  • Guinness Storehouse - 9 min walk
  • Dublin Castle - 10 min walk
  • St. Stephen's Green - 15 min walk
  • Trinity College - 19 min walk
  • Croke Park - 44 min walk
  • Dublin Port - 44 min walk
  • Grafton Street - 8 min drive
  • O'Connell Street - 9 min drive
  • Dublin Zoo - 11 min drive
  • Bord Gáis Energy Theatre - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 27 min drive
  • Dublin Drumcondra Station - 5 min drive
  • Dublin Tara Street Station - 27 min walk
  • Dublin Pearse Station - 28 min walk
  • Four Courts Station - 12 min walk
  • Smithfield Station - 12 min walk
  • St. Stephen's Green Station - 14 min walk

About this property

Garden Lane Backpackers

Hostel in the heart of City Centre Dublin
Near Guinness Storehouse and St. Stephen's Green, Garden Lane Backpackers provides a terrace, a library, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Self parking (surcharge), outdoor furniture, and a computer station
  • Smoke-free premises, coffee/tea in the lobby, and multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance, a reception hall, and a water dispenser
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 11 rooms offer amenities such as free WiFi, safes, and sound-insulated walls.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • 8 bathrooms with rainfall showers
  • Communal kitchens, heating, and daily housekeeping


English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Covered onsite self parking (EUR 10 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Water dispenser

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room


  • Elevator


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • 8 bathrooms
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 20.00 (subject to availability)


  • Covered self parking costs EUR 10 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Garden Lane Backpackers Hostel Dublin
Garden Lane Backpackers Hostel
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Garn Lane Backpackers Hostel
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Garden Lane Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Garden Lane Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Dublin

Frequently asked questions

Does Garden Lane Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Garden Lane Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Garden Lane Backpackers?
As of Sep 28, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Garden Lane Backpackers on Oct 5, 2022 start from $115, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Garden Lane Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Garden Lane Backpackers?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Garden Lane Backpackers?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 10 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Garden Lane Backpackers?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. There's a charge of EUR 20.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 20.00 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Garden Lane Backpackers and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Dublinia (7-min walk) and Guinness Storehouse (9-min walk), along with Dublin Castle (10-min walk) and Grafton Street (14-min walk).
Are there restaurants at or near Garden Lane Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Drop Dead Twice (4-min walk), Two Pups Coffee (4-min walk), and John Fallon's (5-min walk).
What's the area around Garden Lane Backpackers like?
Garden Lane Backpackers is in City Centre Dublin, a short 9-minute walk from Guinness Storehouse and 15 minutes' walk from St. Stephen's Green. Travelers say this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Tuomi, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Comfy bed but very noisy stay
My room was on top of a neighborhood garage door room 4. All night long you hear and feel the vibration of door opening and closing. And the bathroom right by our door open and close. The bottom bunk only allow you to lay down. You can’t sit up at all. The positive side is bed very comfortable and there’s one table and a chair in room. Bathroom was clean.
Michelle, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

The only problem was checking in. The reception area was closed before 6. We were notified that if we were planning on arriving after 6 to let them know. We arrived around 5:50.
1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Vicente, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Zeeshan, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clean n simple- perfect place to crash for the night after raging st the Temple bar!
Kevin, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Brittany, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Nehha, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

I slept on the sofa
My flight was delayed and I tried to notify the property that I would arrive after the reception closing time. The phone number provided was wrong, the one on their site was a callcenter and nobody answered, no emails from them. I arrived at midnight and ... SURPRISE: I was locked out! Luckily I met a girl who was a guest of the same hostel and she let me in. I continue to call without any response. At the end I slept on the living room sofa without any blanket. The next day they admitted the phone number was wrong, apologized and finally gave me the room I paid for. They provided proof that they sent the instruction email, but I never received it (even in the spam folder that I checked that night to be sure). The same day, the same thing happened to a guy who didn't receive the email. Final surprise: they did not want to refund the night I paid for for which I did not receive the service purchased, even risking to have to sleep out or spend other money for a new accommodation. Luckily provided me with a small discount voucher. Thank you
Cristina, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One night only
I'm not a hostel type of traveller, but needed to stay in an affordable place for one night only as I had an early flight departing from Dublin airport. I stayed in a room shared with other 3 more people and have nothing to complain about my experience. I arrived late and, although the receptionist was still there getting things ready to finish his day, I had got emails giving me information on how to self check in should I needed it. Great service! My room was clean, bed was comfortable, and I was lucky to share my room with other very respectful people. I left early, so did not have breakfast there. It served the purpose of my short stay and would definitely stay there again for the same purposes.
Giovani, 1-night trip
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