The city of poets and travelers Dublin is a joyful, vibrant city, the capital of Ireland and the westernmost member of the European Union with a well-developed economy. Full of charm and atmosphere, Dublin is the most visited and loved city on the island. Ireland has two official languages: English and Irish-also known as Gaelic. Dublin's Gaelic name is Baile Átha Cliath , literally meaning "the city of the ford of the fence" or black pond. Dublin is one of the oldest cities and was founded by the Vikings, their remains being found in the old city center. Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, is not a part of the 'British Isles', or part of the UK like Scotland or Wales. Dublin is much more expensive than you might think and if you're a smoker, you might want to take a couple of packs with you because you might pay more than 15 euros for a pack of cigarettes. Free WiFi in Dublin is available across the city, so you can enjoy complimentary WiFi, including at Dublin airport, all Dublin city buses, bars, cafés, and eateries also provide free WiFi for their customers. ACCOMMODATIONS Dublin has different accommodation options that suit different travel styles and budgets: hotels, bed and breakfasts, aparthotels, and even hostels. From accommodation costs to going out for a meal, be sure to have a budget for a more expensive trip than you might have already planned for. Plan and book your stay from time for your accommodation well ahead of your stay. If you want to cook your own meals to keep costs low, or if you’re traveling with kids, family, or a large group, self-catering accommodations are the perfect choice for you. Some of the self-catered aparthotels have staff reception and sometimes breakfast included. Here are our top accommodation choices! Abigails Hostel is a modern budget hostel located in Temple Bar district next to O'Connell Street Road. This hostel is a huge hostel, similar to a hotel, with free basic breakfast everyday. The hostel has 35 guestrooms featuring iPod docking stations and FREE Wi-Fi throughout the building. Abigail's hostel has private rooms and shared dormitories for budget travelers. All rooms in the hostel have ensuite bedrooms. The large, stylish and comfortable common area has a fully equipped modern kitchen where you can cook your own meals, vending machines and a spacious living area. Destiny Student - Dominick Place is a student home away from home in Dublin. The hostel offers en-suite rooms and studio types for you to choose from. The hostel is located right in the heart of Dublin city center, close to all of the shops, museums, pubs and bars. Double ensuite rooms and twin rooms share a kitchen with the other rooms in the apartment, while the studios come with a private kitchenette and free WiFi throughout the property. The hostel has a roof terrace from where you can enjoy panoramic views over the city. Located in the historic Irish capital, Broc House Suites has a total of 24 self-catering rooms available for guests' convenience. A rooftop terrace and free self-parking are also available on site. The self-catering rooms are bright and homely, with spacious open-plan living areas featuring kitchens with refrigerators and stovetops, microwave, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea at your disposal, washing machine and separate dryer, LCD tv and and free wireless internet access. They also provide utensils including crockery, cutlery, pots and pans. Kinlay House is located 5 minutes walking from Dublin Castle and offers you a budget option with different types of accommodation, private rooms and shared mixed dormitories up to 24 beds, with a total of 37 rooms, to make the most of traveling solo, in a small gathering or a big group . The hostel provides free simple breakfast and a full communal kitchen for preparing meals. The full kitchen has several ovens, kettles, and toasters, plus tableware, coffee, and milk machines. Guests can relax in the TV-lounge and use the free WiFi connection. A family-run business, ideal for budget travelers, the Abbey Court Hostel offers comfortable accommodation-mixed, male and female-only dorms available, as well as private guest rooms, 4-24 bed dorms. There is a place to cater for everyone: from lone travelers to large groups.The female-only and family dorms have private bathrooms (outside the room). There is a large shared kitchen, two TV lounges and the games/music room. The rooms are all different designs, with different names and quirky art! SUPERMARKETS The range of supermarkets and their range of stock is much more limited in Ireland. If you're on a strict budget,just plan your shopping so you know what you can afford and have a list with you. Ireland has a plastic bag tax, so unless you want to pay for a bag, then bring your own. Most of the supermarkets are open 24/7 or have long opening hours like 08.00am – 10.00pm everyday. Fallon & Byrne Food Hall is specialized in high-quality food products from all over the world. They are well stocked and have a wide range of fruit and vegetables displays, lots of spices, artisan coffee, biscuits, sweets, and chocolate. cheese, and drinks. Here in this place, you can find ingredients that are impossible to find in most places. The meat section has a butcher with lots of selections and good quality meat. The supermarket is pricey, but you’re paying for good quality. With 8 stores across Dublin, Fresh The Good Food Market is a Dublin based Grocery, Fresh Food, Fine Wine, Craft Beer and essentials group of stores and online delivery. Once you step into the store you will be amazed by the wide range of gourmet, bakery, fresh, exotic and specialty produce that you can’t buy in most ordinary supermarkets.Also you can find a good selection of goods: from ready meals to some organic foods, gluten free and so on.They also offer an online delivery service with all products made fresh in their store Food Hub and delivered straight to their customers and supermarkets each day. Connect with us: BackpackGo is a product of Privacy policy Remove stored cookies Our story: aka about us Your story: who this app is for