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Is There a NICE, Interesting, inexpensive place to stay in Dublin???

Seriously! My husband and I will be in Dublin for 3 days in May and we're looking for a central, inexpensive, and interesting place to stay in Dublin. We are mid-thirties and fairly "cool", but a bit past the "hostel" phase in our lives. So we're looking for that "diamond in the rough" place that you just happened upon where we can stay for under $100 / night. On our last trip we were lucky with Priceline and found a great place in central London and were hoping for the same in Dublin, but so far we haven't had the same luck... We have reservations with Rick recommendation B&B's all over Ireland for this trip, but we'd love to find that perfect place in Dublin as well (we haven't had that luck with the Rick recommendations in Dublin). I know we're asking a lot, and don't mind sharing a bathroom, etc., but we'd love to find a great (or at least somewhat great) place in Dublin with the same recommendations... I love this site and really trust the feedback that you all offer!

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I stayed at Glen Guesthouse on Gardiner St. ( It's on a street with other guesthouses and hostels, just behind the Custom House and a couple of blocks' walk to O'Connell St. (just across the bridge from the Temple Bar area). It was very quiet at night, and the guesthouse advertises "power showers" -- and they are.

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I stay in Dun Laoghaire as I think Dublin only warrants 1 day visit. The local bus goes to Dublin regularly. Ck Ricks bk, under 100 dllars may be difficult.

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A few years ago, I stayed at the Mount Herbert Hotel for just over €100 per night, but I understand the price has increased significantly lately. The hotel lies within the quieter Ballsbridge section of the city, not centrally located, but within 50 m of a DART station. I particularly enjoyed the complementary "full Irish" breakfast.

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Dublin was not cheap. I couldn't find a " great " deal there but I would check out
Oliver St. John Gogarty . I suggest staying in a central location because even if the room is a bit more you'll save on transporation

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We stayed at the Jurys Inn Christchurch in 2006 and found it to be very comfortable, conveniently located within walking distance of most of the sights of Dublin, reasonably priced AND we had a wonderful view of the Christchurch Cathedral across the street. I emailed them to ask about reservations.
Ask for price w/o breakfast to compare.

Jurys Inn Christchurch
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8 Ireland
Phone: 011 353 1 454 0000

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thank you - these are all great suggestions. We have looked into staying outside of Dublin, but my husband and I really love being in the "city" when we travel, so I think that is a pretty set goal. I'll look into many of these suggestions, thank you so much. I just have this unrealistic, I am sure, hope of finding a cool but cheap place... I can keep dreaming!

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Give the Harding Hotel a look. Great location,newly remodeled,breakfast included.

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We will all wait with 'baited breath' to hear you have found a nice cheap place to stay in central Dublin.
I believe Dublin is something like the 3rd most expensive city in Europe

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Okay - so we didn't exactly stay below 100 dollars a night, but I went ahead and booked a double room at the Charles Stewart Guesthouse (a Rick recommendation) and it came out to 93 Euros / night, so I stayed under 100 somethings! The location is good, and considering we are going during an "event weekend," I found that everywhere seemed to be booking up early (and charging maximum rates). So thank you all for your recommendations and feedback... I am sure I will have more questions as we continue to plan!