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Dublin B&B or Hotel?

Hello. I am looking for moderately priced accommodation in Dublin for next May. Rick's recs jump from hostels to still kind of expensive. I realize it's a big city, but I've identified a few, better-priced options. I'd appreciate any feedback on these or other suggestions in the 79-99 Euros range: Grafton Capital Hotelgood reviews on Trip Advisor, but a little worried about noise. Ariel House (Ballsbridge)price is right and seems very nice. Distance from City Center a little bit of a concern but DART nearby (train adds cost, though) Avoca House (Dromcondra)price is right and seems very nice. Distance from City Center a little bit of a concern. O'Neill's Victorian Pub and Townhouse, near Trinitygreat reviews and location. Bit of a concern about noise. Leeson Bridge Guesthouse, near St. Stephen's Greengreat location and price, reviews a bit mixed. Thanks!

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These are my views Tara. Grafton Capital, very central, I would doubt that noise would be an issue. Ariel House, as you say a bit far out. Avoca House, again a little bit far out and in the North side of the City which means you will have further to travel to the main sightseeing attractions. O'Neill's Victorian Pub and Townhouse, on one of Dublin's busiest traffic streets so your concern about noise could be justified, a fire station very close by as well, and also The Light House is close by (I am a bit reluctant to say this as they do great work but one could feel slightly imtimidated at times - don't want to put you off here, more to just make you aware of it). Leeson Bridge Guesthouse, good location but don't know anything about the quality. A better location is The Mespil Hotel, Leeson Bridge Guesthouse is on the Grand Canal at Leeson Street Bridge, the next bridge down is Baggot Street Bridge, the Mespil is just before Baggot Street Bridge, looking out on to the canal and just a short stroll from the Lr Baggot Street/Mespil Row strip, my favourite little stretch with the best pubs to be found in Dublin imo and a reasonable choice of restaurants. Hope this helps, anything else just let me know and I will try to help.

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Hi Tara, I stayed 4 nights at the Trinity Capital Hotel (http://www.trinitycapitalhotel.com/) located just a block or so from the front gates of Trinity College. It's regular room rates are higher than your target budget, but I was able to stay there in August of 2010 for 4 nights in one of their Executive King rooms for an average of 93 euros a night. I took advantage of their "3 nights for the price of 2" offer. They have several such offers, so depending on your length of stay you might be able to work it into your budget. I loved the location as it was easy walking distance to just about everything I wanted to see and do.