The ideal budget hotels in Dublin

It's not very easy to find a good budget hotel in a major city. The Internet offers numerous options, to be sure, but you can never really know what it's like on site until you get there. To help you make your decision, we've chosen some of the best budget hotels in Dublin, which will not only provide comfortable accommodations during your stay but will also make your trip an even more memorable experience.

The Schoolhouse Hotel

Great value boutique hotel

Located in a converted schoolhouse that has since been upgraded to accommodate guests, this four-star hotel offers excellent rooms and service for a very reasonable price. From its location in upscale Ballsbridge, it has seen two centuries of Irish history unfold around it. Offering the level of service expected of a boutique hotel, staff are typically friendly and go out of their way to make guests feel like family.

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Nearby attractions include the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and Aviva Stadium.

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The Schoolhouse offers 31 comfortable air-conditioned guest rooms, each uniquely designed. The discreet, friendly staff provide round-the-clock service. Room include super king-sized beds or canopy or deluxe twin beds with microfiber duvets. On the 26" interactive LCD TV, guests can watch complimentary movies, select tunes from the music library, or use email or the Internet. A power shower and bath, as well as luxury bathrobes and toiletries, are available in the bathroom. There's also a combined trouser press and iron with an ironing board. Complimentary tea, coffee, and cookies, as well as mineral water and ice are provided in the room.

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The hotel has only one dining venue and a bar, but these are among the most popular in the neighborhood. The Schoolhouse Bar & Restaurant is typically frequented by theatre-goers, locals, and romantics. Guests can be seated for lunch until 2:30 pm every day, the restaurant and bar stay open until 10 pm.

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The hotel's 31 rooms are uniquely designed to ensure maximum comfort and a restful sleep. Luxury micro-fibre duvets, fluffy towels and power showers are all included. The rooms can feature either a king-sized canopy bed or deluxe twin beds. All rooms receive complimentary access to Wifi, coffee, tea, cookies, sparkling and still waters, ice, luxury bathrobes and toiletries, and car parking.

109 to 220 €
109 to 200 €
109 to 200 €

O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

High-quality experience in a central location

The historic hotel offers comfortable rooms with all the amenities of a modern hotel, and it's less expensive that it looks. With 114 rooms, the Davenport is a large hotel, but it does have a boutique hotel feel to it. Overall, this hotel has a nice design, good food, spacious air-conditioned rooms, modern bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries from BeeKind, and a convenient location.

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The staff are helpful and friendly, and the rooms are clean and spacious. WiFi is available across the hotel, and guests have exclusive 24-hour access to the gym.

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Although its antique façade dates back to 1863, even featuring on the Irish register of historic points of interest, the hotel itself has only been in operation for 20 years, giving it a fresh, modern feel that still retains some of the building's old-world charm.

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The Davenport is an ideal hotel for those on a budget seeking a high-quality experience in a central location.

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With 103 classic bedrooms and 12 suites on offer, a large number of guests with special preferences can be accommodated. Each room is air conditioned and decorated in a classic Irish style. Rooms on the south side offer panoramic views of Dublin and Merrion Square. Each room has tea/coffee-making facilities, a personal safe, a 28" LCD TV, on-demand movies and music, a hairdryer, both European and American sockets, a trouser press, an iron with an ironing board, and laundry and dry cleaning services. The King Room features one king-sized bed, all of the usual amenities, and a large work desk. The spacious Double Room offers a double bed, soft furnishings, and dark wood. The Triple Room features one double and one single bed, which is ideal for adults with kids. The suites also make good options for families or large parties. The Junior Suite features a bedroom with a king-sized bed and a separate living room. There are ten of these compared with only two one-bedroom suites. The large beds are all very comfortable in each of the boutique hotels owned by the hotel group.

107 to 200 €
82 to 200 €
82 to 200 €

Roxford Lodge Hotel

Enjoyable stay on a small budget

The Roxford Lodge hotel is located in a gorgeous Victorian townhouse and marketed as a luxury boutique hotel. It is situated in the posh Ballsbridge area in Dublin and provides guest with easy access to most of the popular tourist attractions which are within walking distance.

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Situated in a restored Victorian townhouse in the fashionable Ballsbridge area, this reasonably priced hotel offers free on-site car parking, an infrared sauna and Jacuzzi bath in most rooms, free Internet, and free tea and coffee throughout the day.

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Rooms at the Roxford Lodge hotel are spacious, have large windows and come with free internet cable and WiFi facilities. All of the rooms have access to drinking water from the mains and a number of rooms are also fitted with a Jacuzzi bath and an infrared sauna.

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Families or groups with more than four members who are open to experiencing something new can opt to stay in one of the Townhouses. These Townhouses are located just a few meters away from the hotel and come with three bedrooms.

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A variety of rooms are on offer at this hotel, depending on the needs of the guests. Guests can choose between standard or luxury single or double rooms, while twin and triple rooms are both defined as luxury rooms. The Luxury Triple, which features a double bed and two single beds or a total of three single beds, as well as the Family Room and the Executive Suite are all excellent options for families. The Family Room can accommodate two adults and two children. The Executive Suite offers a two-person Jacuzzi, a 3-4 person sauna, a fully equipped kitchen, a bar, a king-sized four-poster bed, a large flat-screen TV, a music system, a sitting area with a computer terminal, and a balcony with a breathtaking view of the Aviva Stadium. Guests who choose this suite will also receive a special surprise.

99 to 350 €
91 to 250 €
91 to 325 €

Waterloo House

Upscale B&B minutes away from the city centre

This traditional B&B in a pair of converted Georgian townhouses can be found on a tree-lined street in Ballsbridge, close to Merrion Square, the Gaiety Theatre, St. Stephen's Green, and Grafton Street.

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Guests can take advantage of free off-street parking, which is hard to find in central Dublin. All 19 rooms have modern facilities, free WiFi, and access to a 24-hour reception desk.

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The houses here are beautiful, and the rooms are charming, the dining room looks out onto the garden, the location is quiet, peaceful, and green, the price is reasonable. On the other hand, the rooms are very modest in size, so check in advance if the room size suits you, but if you are not going to spend lots of time in the hotel and are travelling with little baggage, this might be a perfect spot in Dublin for you.

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There are 19 rooms on offer at Waterloo House, each decorated in the traditional Georgian style. Each en-suite has an HDTV flat screen, direct dial telephone, and tea/coffee-making facilities. An elevator makes all floors accessible to guests who have difficulty getting around. Arrangements can be made for disabled guests.

89 to 190 €
128 to 190 €
111 to 190 €

Kingfisher Townhouse

Small hotel and self-service apartments

A contemporary B&B found near the Old Jameson Distillery and the shopping district on O'Connell Street, Kingfisher Townhouse is a family-run business in the heart of the market area. Moore Street, Dublin's oldest marketplace is nearby as well. The Drake family has run the establishment, which includes a restaurant, boutique rooms, and self-service apartments, for more than 35 years, making it a landmark in northern Dublin. The boutique rooms, which were refurbished in 2013, come in a range of sizes, including double rooms, twin rooms, and triple rooms.

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Here, you'll find a 24-hour front desk, private parking for a small daily fee, free WiFi, baggage storage, a taxi meet and greet service, and a photocopying and printing service. The self-service apartments feature all the necessary facilities in one- or two-bedroom apartments.

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The Kingfisher Townhouse is ideal for a short stay if you are on a moderate budget, want to stay in a central location (just a 2-minute walk from O’Connell Street), and don’t tend to spend much time in your room but prefer walking around the city and sightseeing.

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The boutique B&B rooms can accommodate a variety of group sizes since they come as single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and twin rooms. Single/double rooms have a king-sized bed or one double and one single bed. Twin rooms contain either a double and a single bed or two single beds. Triple rooms feature a double bed and two single beds or three single beds. The B&B rooms also have the option of one or more extra single beds in addition to a double bed. In the self-catering apartments, guests can expect every modern convenience. They come as either one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments. The one-bedroom apartments are located in a Georgian townhouse, while the two-bedroom apartments are only five minutes away from the hotel's restaurant. Each apartment is fully furnished. It includes original Georgian fireplaces, complimentary tea/coffee and sugar, a 32"plasma TV, and free WiFi. The kitchen features a fridge/freezer, microwave, fan-assisted oven, 4-ring hob, cooking utensils, toaster, cooking pots and pans, and a washing machine. The state of the art bathrooms feature heated floors, a luxury bathtub, a power shower, a hairdryer, and free linens and towels. There's also a living room with a plush sofa and a dining table. There is no work desk, but the small dining table may be suitable for this purpose.

56 to 220 €
100 to 220 €
56 to 220 €

The Harding Hotel

Reasonable prices, warm attitude, and great service

Located in Old Dublin on one of the city's oldest, quietest streets, Harding Hotel offers a noise-free, inexpensive option for local accommodation. It's right in the middle of the city, so all the best attractions are only a short distance away. Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, and Christchurch Cathedral are within walking distance. Although its unassuming Victorian red brick façade doesn't make it stand out, the hotel's rooms are large and comfortable, and the service is excellent.

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Most importantly, the price is right for those on a budget.

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The Harding hotel is a great option for those who need to be in the center of town but can't afford a high-end hotel.

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All of the hotel's 52 rooms feature artwork by Liam O'Neill. They also come with fresh linens, fluffy towels, and comfortable beds. All rooms have a TV, fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, a telephone, free WiFi, and an iron with an ironing board. Single, double, twin and triple rooms are on offer. They are all private en-suites and have powerful showers.

50 to 180 €
50 to 180 €
50 to 180 €
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Carolyn John, 2015

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