Best Budget: Generator Hostel Dublin
Located just north of the River Liffey in the trendy Smithfield district, Generator Hostel Dublin puts you within a few steps of the Jameson Whiskey Distillery. Although it’s geared towards young travelers on a budget, this is not your average youth hostel. As well as ultra-affordable dormitory accommodations, the hostel offers a range of private rooms for those with a few extra Euros to spare. Throughout the hostel, the decor is industrial chic, with exposed brickwork and stylish elements of wood and stone.
For a budget hotel, the list of facilities is impressive. Wake up with a Full Irish breakfast in the social café and restaurant area, then choose from a list of inventive (and competitively priced) pizzas and burgers for dinner. In the evening, the bar offers a cozy atmosphere and regular live music events. Your room rate includes linens, city maps and Wi-Fi, while other amenities available for rock-bottom fees include luggage storage and laundry services.