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Affordable Dublin Accommodations

Dublin - one of the world's most popular vacation destinations - offers a wide variety of budget accommodation to suit any trip; for more information on places to stay and hostels in Dublin visit Hostel Bookers. Whether you're a family, group of friends, students, backpackers or simply a financially savvy traveler looking for a comfortable place to stay at a reasonable price, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland has what you're looking for And, incredibly, many of the most affordable places to stay are centrally located close to famous Dublin landmarks such as Temple Bar, the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St. Stephen's Green, Grafton Street, The National Museum Of Ireland, Jameson's Distillery and much, much more. Whether you prefer the amenities of a budget hotel or the family atmosphere of an Irish B & B, here is just a sampling of what's on offer:

The Generator Hostel Dublin
Opened in July 2011, it has already been voted Dublin’s number 1 hostel on Trip advisor! Catering to a younger crowd, Generaor hostels are famous for their parties and the Dublin location is no exception, plus it features a newly remodelled bar, cinema room, pool tables and a self-service Guinness stand.The hostel also enjoys a close relationship with the famous Jameson Distillery which is located right next door.

If you’re looking for something more tranquil, a warm welcome awaits you at Shantalla Lodge Bed & Breakfast. Your hosts Keith and Moira Shannon will ensure your stay is both comfortable and memorable and their central location makes them a perfect base to explore all the wonderful sights of Dublin including nearby Croke Park, Dublin Port, Dublin City University, and major entertainment venues lik O2 and the Helix.

Families looking for superb value and convenience will love the Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley with its panoramic views, high tech health centre, children's pool and Dublin's premier shopping destination - the Liffey Valley Shopping Complex - just a few steps away. Located on the N4, close to the M50, the Clarion is only six miles from the city centre and just a short drive from family attractions like Dublin Zoo.

Planning an event? The Jackson Court Hotel located in Dublin City Centre and a short walk from Grafton Street and St. Stephens Green, is an ideal choice as it caters to business meetings, weddings, birthday parties and other functions; plus the Luas tram runs right outside the door to bring you anywhere in Dublin within in minutes. Boasting a guest combination of both locals and visitors from abroad, you can look forward to a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere!

In Dublin City Centre, there are plenty of great choices for comfortable yet inexpensive accommodation. The aptly named Dublin Central Hostel is in a beautiful newly renovated Georgian building in the heart of the city. Its biggest advantage is its central location with easy access to all tourist attractions. For travelers on a tight budget, it offers many amenities including complimentary breakfast, self-catering facilities, internet/WIFI games room and more.

For those looking for a bit more privacy, the Durban Residence is nearby as well, and puts you even closer to the nightlife in Temple Bar. And backpackers yearning for a home away from home should check out the Celts House hostel. Centrally located, both Dublin Castle and Trinity College are just a short jaunt. And for those seeking to be right where many of Dublin's best pubs are located, Abigail’s Hostel is actually within Temple Bar. Recently renovated to sleek perfection, it overlooks the River Liffey and its famous Ha'Penny Bridge.

Last but certainly not least, if you're into Dublin's impressive architecture, head for either the Parkway B&B or Abraham House. Both are in the city centre and each is in one of Dublin's famous Georgian townhouses. you’ll find Parkway B&B at Gardiner Place near O’Connell Street, and Abraham House shares a block with the main bus and train stations. The former offers a hefty Irish breakfast and the latter has plenty of space to relax; it's ideal for families or small groups.

You’ll love Dublin for more than just its friendly atmosphere and famous landmarks. You’ll love Dublin because it offers you all the best and most affordable accommodation options within easy reach of the city's most popular attractions. Best of all, you can rest assured that your time in Ireland's "fair city" will be well-spent - and without spending a fortune on where you rest your head!

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The Galway Hooker

This unique vessel, with its distinctive curved lines and bright red sails, originated in the village of Claddagh. During the 19th century, hookers supported a significant fishing industry and also carried goods, livestock and fuel. Seán Rainey is remembered for building the last of the original boats, the Truelight, for Martin Oliver who was to become the last king of the Claddagh; as king, he was entitled to white sails on his boat. Since the mid seventies, many of the old sailing craft which were on the verge of extinction have been lovingly restored and new ones have been built. During the summer months they can be seen at festivals such a Cruinniú na mBád - the Gathering of the Boats - in Kinvara.

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