Paddy’s Palace Dublin
Paddy’s Palace Dublin is located just minutes from the Luas Red Line (tram), Connolly Station (one of Dublin’s major intercity & DART train stations), and the central bus station (Busaras). Paddy’s Palace is within easy reach of all of the city’s biggest attractions and shopping areas.
Housed in a Georgian home dating to 1792, this hostel has been refurbished in recent years and is perfect for exploring Dublin and beyond due to our tours and the nearby transit links. Buses from both Dublin Airport and Dublin’s North Wall ferry port stop at the central bus station Busaras. The DART train services Connolly Station and connects to the Dun Laoghaire ferry port and the atmospheric seaside villages of the Dublin Bay Area (E.g. Howth, Malahide, Dalkey, Killiney).
We also offer a free airport shuttle (for groups of 20+ where requested at least 2 weeks in advance) to Paddy’s Palace Dublin and a free day tour (from Monday to Thursday) for all guests who stay with us for a minimum of two nights.
The free tour offered to guests staying two nights or longer will take you to the peaceful ancient monastery of Glendalough (where key scenes in movies including P.S. I Love You and Braveheart where filmed) in County Wicklow before moving on to the historic city of Kilkenny. The tour is provided by Paddywagon Tours and normally costs €28. Departure time for the tour is 09:00am and you’ll be back in Dublin at around 6:30pm. All free tour places are subject to availability.
You can book a spot on the tour when checking into the hostel or by emailing us before arrival but proof of a night’s accommodation will be needed. This is a gift to you on our behalf, there’s absolutely no catch!
Paddy’s Palace is a hub of activity, conversation, and laughter in a wide range of languages, reflecting our international clientele. Free walking tours are available and our hostel is the Dublin HQ of Paddywagon tours, Ireland’s largest tour bus company. Paddywagon operates 10 guided bus tours from Paddy’s Palace to attractions across the length and breadth of Ireland. This is the only hostel in Ireland which also operates its own range of comfortable sightseeing coaches.
Our beautiful Georgian era building was constructed by James Gandon in 1792, one of the most prolific architects in Irish history. Paddy’s Palace is located right across the road from the elegant Custom House, which was also built by Gandon and is one of the most striking buildings of that era in Dublin.
We hope you enjoy your stay!
Once you make a reservation with us for a twin or double private room or dorm room bed at our award hostel in central Dublin, Paddy’s Palace, we’ll offer you a free transfer from Dublin Airport on our complimentary Paddywagon shuttle bus, which will take you from either terminal at the airport directly to the hostel.
The Free Airport Shuttle is for residents of Paddy’s Palace Dublin (groups of 20 or more travelling together). Residents are required to provide 2 weeks notice of their arrival to ensure availability of this service.
Taxi fares from Dublin Airport to the centre of the city can cost from €20 to €30, while public bus fares are €7 one way. By availing of our complimentary shuttle service you’ll not only be delivered straight to our front door but you’ll also save money too!
Joining one of our tours and spending your nights in Dublin at Paddy’s Palace means you won’t have to drag your bags along the busy streets of Dublin, as you would have to do if you opted for the regular airport bus, which stops a good distance from the city’s main hostels.
As regards the complimentary tour for residents:
Free Kilkenny/Wicklow tour for guests staying 2 or more nights (valid Monday – Friday inclusive).
The journey time is an estimated 45 minutes. If traffic is heavy or there are unforeseen circumstances this may take longer. We take no responsibility for you being late for your flight. Please allow 2 – 2.5 hours for check- in ahead of UK & Continental European flights. Please allow 3.5 hours for check- in ahead of flights to North- America and other long- haul destinations.
*This service is only available for groups of 20 or more travelling together. The transfer must be requested in advance & confirmed in writing by us (minimum 2 weeks notice needed).
These activities are available from our Paddy’s Palace Hostel, Dublin
5 Beresford Place,
Lower Gardiner Street,
T: +353 01 888 1756