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Barnacles Temple Bar

19 Temple Lane South


HostelCulture says

Slap bang in the famous Temple Bar district and surrounded by a wealth of cafes, pubs and shops, this hostel is ideal for those of you who want to in the thick of it while in Dublin. A well-run establishment with super friendly staff, a buzzing atmosphere and thoughtful specials like free pasta nights, Pub crawl nights and live music nights makes Barnacles hostel a great base for exploring the city, meeting other travellers and making the most of Dublin's exciting nightlife.

Hostel Information

Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom and is centrally heated. Our cosy rooms have hot showers, comfy mattresses and individual reading lights to ensure you have a good rest. Each bed has a built-in under-bed locker to secure your luggage, and all rooms have electronic security card access keys.

All the dorms are cleaned daily and our housekeeping team are permanent and professional staff who care about what they do were committed to being the cleanest hostel in Dublin.

We can make your stay easier, from having the basics for hire like hair dryers, adaptors and alarm clocks to doing your laundry and cooking you dinner.

Here you’ll find all the facilities you need, like our free light breakfast, free Internet access and Wi-Fi through entire building, the fully-equipped kitchen, laundry service, recycling, tour ticket desk and more.

We also make it easy for you to meet other travellers, with a selection of chill-out areas and a variety of group activities on offer. Make sure to go on our Barnacles Pub Crawl, daily at 20.00.

Our staff are young, helpful and friendly, as well as knowledgeable on what’s on and what to do in and around Dublin just ask! Reception is open 24hrs a day so there’s always someone on hand to help.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVD's
  • Foosball table
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • PlayStation
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines



Traveler Reviews

“Very Impressed”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on October 15, 2018

I booked Barnacles for my hen party. We had 3 rooms of 6 and a room for 4. A few of my party were a little bit anxious about staying in a hostel but everyone thought it was extremely good for how...

“Basic Clean Base! ”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on October 14, 2018

We stayed as a large group of 22 and it was very basic but a great find for a stay in Dublin. Breakfast was included. We had private rooms and were small, as to be expected, but clean. Cleaners also...

“Barnacles Temple Bar”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on October 11, 2018

I was a last minute booking and they were happy to help accommodate me. They were reasonably priced compared to other hostels I had stayed at in Dublin and the facilities were clean and the staff was...


19 Temple Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

From the airport via Airport Shuttle Bus:
The Aircoach operates every 15-20 minutes and costs 7 one-way. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.
Take the Aircoach as far as Trinity College on College Green. From there walk back to Dame Street and walk along until you come to Temple Lane South. Walk down Temple Lane South and you will find Barnacles halfway down the lane.

From the airport on no.16 - City Bus:
This bus costs 3.30 and takes approximately an hour and 20 minutes. They pass the airport every 25 minutes or so.
You can take this bus as far as Dame Street. It will drop you opposite the Central Bank in Temple Bar. Cross the road and walk along Dame Street until you get to Temple Lane South. Barnacles is located halfway down this lane.

From the airport by taxi:
There is a taxi depot outside the arrivals hall at the airport. From the Airport to Temple Bar it can cost from 25 to 30 euros depending on the time of day and the traffic.

From the Central Bus Station (Busaras):
From the central bus station, walk around by the large building on your left (Dublins Custom House). Follow the path along by the River Liffey. Cross the river at OConnell Bridge and turn right, along Aston Quay, past USIT travel agents. At Merchants Arch, turn into Temple Bar, then turn right at the end of the alleyway, then take the 2nd right at The Temple Bar Pub and were two doors up from the pub. Were located on Temple Lane South.

From Dun Laoghaire Ferryport by DART:
This is Dublin Citys rapid train service and it operates from Dun Laoghaire Dart Station to Tara Street Station in Dublins City Centre. Turn left of the station and walk down along the Quays past USIT travel. At Merchants Arch, turn into Temple Bar, then turn right at the end of the alleyway, then take the 2nd right at The Temple Bar Pub and were two doors up from the pub. We are located on Temple Lane South.

From Dun Laoghaire Ferryport by bus:
Take the 46A bus into city centre and disembark at Fleet Street. Walk down Fleet Street and turn right at The Temple Bar Pub. Were two doors up from the pub, on Temple Lane South. This is just a five-minute walk.

From B&I Ferry Terminal North Wall:
Take the City Express bus to the Central Bus Station (Busaras) and follow the directions as above to Temple Bar.


A 48 hours cancellation policy applies. Reservations must be cancelled by 3pm , 2 days prior to the arrival date, otherwise a penalty charge equal to the cost of the first nights stay will apply.

If you booked one of our Non Refundable rates, your booking cannot be changed or cancelled. If you need to cancel it, it will be charged at 100%.

Please note that guests under the age of 18 years must book private accommodation, only staying with people in their party

If there are 6 or more in your party, you are considered a group. Your booking will be subject to our group bookings terms and conditions. You will be required to prepay your booking and the 24 hour cancellation will not apply. We will require a fully refundable €30 deposit per person as A Group Noise and Damage Deposit. Please see group confirmation email with details of what you will need for check in.