I am planning a trip to Ireland in March and am looking for the best places within Dublin to get an AirBnB. What areas of the city are best to stay in?
Determining the best areas to stay depends upon your objectives and interests. For my first few days, I stayed close to St. Stephen’s Green which was close to the major tourist areas. It was a small, inexpensive place, and I could get to major tourist sites on foot quickly. It was also near lots of bus stops.
After touring Ireland, I returned to Dublin for a few additional days, and I stayed in a more residential neighborhood south of St. Patrick’s Cathedral which was a little less convenient to the Trinity College, River Liffey, Temple Bar, O’Connell Street tourist areas, but it had interesting neighborhoods and was close to a nice canal walk, so I saw a different side of Dublin than I did while staying closer to the major tourist areas.
Both places were inexpensive, but small. If you want more luxury, you may have to stay further out. It’s helpful to see how close the places are to bus stops unless you plan to travel by cab.
Do you want to visit with the host or just tour the city? Many of the ones in the prime tourist areas have hosts who are friendly, but they will not have a lot of time to visit or talk. Some of the hosts further out may have more time to talk.
I would rather just tour the city. I enjoy staying in areas that are close to or in the middle of major tourists areas which will allow me to do more walking than taking public transit. I'm not familiar with the city of Dublin and wanted to get an idea of where the tourist areas are. I will definitely look into St. Stephen's Green!
Go on airbnb and look up 38 Aungier Street. Stayed there this past weekend, this was a easy walk to everywhere, 0ne bedroom with sleeper sofa, reasonable rates. Only issue was the street was noisy at night so it's great if you're a deep sleeper.
Most AirBnb listings show a map of the approximate location, so if you use Google Maps to find directions from that spot to a popular tourist attraction such as Temple Bar, or Trinity College, Christchurch Cathedral, or Ha’Penny Bridge, you can check the walking distance and times and the bus times to get a good general idea of how convenient the place is to where you want to visit.
We stayed at Jacobs Inn Hostel, 21 - 28 Talbot Place, Ireland Phone number: 35318555660. We got a room for two with a shower. Toilet was down the hall. Decent accommodations. 4 or 5 block to the Dublin Spire. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spire_of_Dublin Turn left at the Spire, go over the bridge and you are in the party zone for Dublin. Walk straight and you are in the Dublin shopping area.