Dublin prices


1 EUR = 1.14 USD

Dublin hotel prices

Rating Price (USD)
36.36 - 68.18
51.14 - 119.32
54.55 - 179.55
61.36 - 221.59
214.77 - 323.86

Dublin hostel prices

Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
11.36 - 25.00

Hotel seasons


Since Dublin’s summers are almost always pleasant, the hotel seasons follow the typical North American pattern. The city’s high season is June through August, while Dublin’s low season is November through February, although during Christmas things can get quite full so it’s best to reserve as far in advance for that period as possible.

Outside of summer it’s usually fairly easy to get a room on the spot, but with prices being what they are it’s not surprising that many of the more popular and cheaper places do book up, especially on the weekends since Dublin has become a popular weekend break for other Europeans lately.

Recommended hotels


Belvedere Hotel Parnell Square

Doubles from €108/night

Our pick: The best cheap and central 3-star hotel in Dublin

Recommended hostels


Egali Hostel

Beds from €16/night

Our pick: The best cheap and central hostel in Dublin

During the famous Celtic Tiger boom in Ireland, Dublin quietly became one of the most expensive cities in the world for tourists. If the euro is strong against your currency then things are even worse, although some prices have actually come down in recent years.


Hotel bargains are possible and there’s plenty to choose from, including many good hostels with good locations. The tourist area in Dublin is quite compact so be careful of cheap hotels well out of the city or near the airport, as the money you might save likely won’t be worth it.

City tours and some of the more famous attractions are on the expensive side, but things don’t really get out of hand until you start with food and drink. Unlike, say, London, it’s hard to find a simple meal that you’d consider cheap. And even though Dublin now has a reputation as an international party city, be prepared to drain your wallet if you want to participate. Beers here are expensive and everything else is more. If you are going to be visiting the Guinness Storehouse and the whisky distilleries you’ll probably want to consider getting a Dublin Pass.

Dublin attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Guinness Storehouse The famous brewery has a slick exhibition that is most popular attraction in Dublin, and includes a free pint at the top-floor bar. Save 10% by buying online. adults 28.41
Kilmainham Gaol This historic prison is a must-see if you are at all interested in Irish history or jails. adults 9.09
seniors 6.82
child 4.55
Dublin Castle Not really a castle, more the official state residence for ceremonies. Price includes guided tour. adults 9.09
students 6.82
child 4.55
SIghtseeing bus tour These hop-on, hop-off buses do the same route and include live commentary. Discounts for booking online. adults 25.00
sen/stud 22.73
5-14 11.36
Viking Splash Tours Similar to the sightseeing bus, but this is amphibious and much more fun and interesting. adults 28.41
sen/stud 25.57
2-14 14.77
National Gallery of Ireland A welcome break to budget travelers, this impressive museum is free, as are daily tours and even audioguides. adults 0.00

Dublin transportation prices USD

Taxi from airport to city center 22.73 - 34.09
Aircoach bus from airport to city center 10.23
Dublin public bus from airport to city center 3.75 - 6.82
3km taxi ride in Dublin 6.82 - 11.36
Tram or bus ride in Dublin 1.70
All-day tram/bus pass in Dublin 7.84

Dublin food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast Many hotels come with breakfast included. If yours doesn't it shouldn't be too hard to find a quick bite nearby 3.41 - 6.82
Budget lunch There are a few fast-food places around Dublin and those are your cheapest option. Sit-down restaurants are all relatively pricey. 5.68 - 11.36
Budget dinner Dublin is an expensive city for eating out, but at least you've got plenty of options in the main hotel districts. 9.09 - 17.05
Pint of beer A pint of Guinness or just about anything else will be expensive, especially in the Temple Bar neighborhood. 5.11 - 6.82

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Dublin facts

Population 1,700,000
Metro area 1,700,000
Time zone UTC+0
Currency Euro
Airports Dublin Airport (DUB)

Avg temps & precip


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Dublin has a very mild climate throughout the year, with summer days rarely getting uncomfortably warm and winter days almost always above freezing. Snowfall in the capital is rare, though it does happen on average of a few days each winter.

The climate isn’t particularly rainy either, with the wettest period being the autumn, though it’s pretty consistent throughout the year. When it does rain it usually comes in the form of long drizzles rather than sudden drenching outbursts, so it’s unlikely to ruin your visit.

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