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Old 03-25-2002, 01:42 PM   #1
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Thinking about going to Dublin.. Hotels, etc help!

Yahh!! my friend and i are planning a trip to Dublin!! but i need some help- any advice on where to stay??? I need something relatively cheap but not slummy! anything else you can tell me? I know there've been 1000 posts about this before but i'd appreciate any help!

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Old 03-25-2002, 04:43 PM   #2
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you might try http://www.hostelireland.com/

I stayed at Jacob's Inn on Talbot Street while I was there and found it a good, servicable hostel. Quite close to the Bonovox shop too.
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Barnacles and Oliver St. John Gogorty's are really cheap and good quality hostels. En-suit bathrooms, a communal tv room and a shared kitchen. Also they are pretty much next door to the Clarence and Kitchen
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Old 03-25-2002, 05:20 PM   #4
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thanks guys! there is so much to look up!
we think we found a good hotel south dublin... but we're still looking.

does anyone know if there are any flights/boat etc (i seriously am clueless about this) to get to England for a day or two? is this easy? or too much trouble?

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thanks guys! there is so much to look up!
we think we found a good hotel south dublin... but we're still looking.

does anyone know if there are any flights/boat etc (i seriously am clueless about this) to get to England for a day or two? is this easy? or too much trouble?

thanksss!
It's really easy. I live in England and travel to Dublin quite a bit. you can get a boat from Dublin or you can fly. The boats sail to the liverpool area. If you fly you would probably be best flying with Ryan Air. You can get really cheap flights with them to all around England. Last return flight to Dublin with them was 25.

Hope this helps If you need anymore advice or help just ask
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Uv2001 thanks sooo much

ack! it turns out that the hotel we were looking at is like 12 miles which they put as 40 min ?? outside of Dublin! blarch!

we wanted to stay in a hotel but might have to go w/ the hostel..

did you find that Barnacles and the Oliver St. John are close to the center of Dublin? we want to be able to walk...

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The two hostels are right in the centre of the city in the temple Bar area. They are just next to the river and all of the shops, bars, St. Stephen's Green and loads of other things. They are also less than 5 mins walk away from a train station where you can get the train to Killiney. It takes about 30 mins on the train and costs 3.10 euro return.

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hostels are fine. Really, I've used hostels a lot all over Europe, including Dublin and they are cheaper than hotels and you meet interesting people. No worries.
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The two hostels are right in the centre of the city in the temple Bar area. They are just next to the river and all of the shops, bars, St. Stephen's Green and loads of other things. They are also less than 5 mins walk away from a train station where you can get the train to Killiney. It takes about 30 mins on the train and costs 3.10 euro return.

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OM you guys have no idea how excited I am!!! I looked at both these hostels on line and they look perfect!

this is all going to come together wonderfully... my friend decided she wouldn't mind taking a trip over to England for a day or a nite, like you had mentioned.... I hate to bother you but if you could give me any advice at all on where to stay, where to go, ANYTHING i'd sooooo appreciate it!!!

THANKS!!

thx 2 sula too! anything you can recommend me seeing?? this might be my only chance to really do this, have a vacation w/ me and my best friend and do ANYTHING we want!



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my pleasure. Any particular places you want to see? U2 stuff? etc.?
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my pleasure. Any particular places you want to see? U2 stuff? etc.?
Everything, yes. U2 and non U2. and U2.
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I was there with a few others for Slane and we stayed at a couple of Dublin Hostels. Barnicles (right in the heart of Temple Bar) is nice and comfy but are a bit unorganised and dont be shocked if they stuff up your booking (as they did with us on 2 seperate occasions!).

We also stayed just outside Temple Bar at The Four Courts Hostel. Very nice place, better organised with lovely staff!!

Have a lovely trip and make sure you take in all the great U2 sites that Dublin has to offer!

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Where abouts in England do you want to go. I know compared to America it is tiny but it's still not that small. If you end up near Newcastle we must meet up

What are you more interested in London/city type stuff or the more historical side of the country or countryside or what? Hope I can help.
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Where abouts in England do you want to go. I know compared to America it is tiny but it's still not that small. If you end up near Newcastle we must meet up

What are you more interested in London/city type stuff or the more historical side of the country or countryside or what? Hope I can help.
Hmmm... well I've been to London before and really it is a blur now, but I think we saw the Westminster Abbey, oh the British Museum of Fine Arts I saw (is that in London? we went all over england) I know I'd LOVE to see that again. I'd have to ask my friend since it's up to her- she's never been to London and I'll go anywhere. Are there hostels (safe ones, obviously) around that area? Through my travel agent I can book a roundtrip flight from Dub to London for $112. We're so pumped, we're pretty sure we will go to England to. ANything you'd recommend? I know we'll be seeing lots of countryside stuff in Ireland so maybe we should stick to city stuff in London? Unless there's something you'd recommend in England.. Sorry, I know I'm being vague - we haven't had a chance yet to look online and see where we'd like to go. Is Madame Tousseaus (spell) in London, too? I remember I saw Les Mis there, in that theatre built for Les Mis.. ah.. Oh I LOVE history stuff too- so that would be exciting. LOL. i know i'm all over the place. Maybe if you could recommend some good things to see both in the city and in the country then we'll decide where we'dl ike to spend our time. I think if we do this we'll do two days there. thanks!!



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If you end up near Newcastle we must meet up

I was born and lived in Newcastle till I was 7. Spent lots of time there last year when I was over with my rels. You live in a lovely town!!

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