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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

“Really Perfect”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on December 14, 2018

From the beginning: I payed a ridicolous price for 3 night enjoyng an offer pay 2 stay 3 nights. After my reservation i recived an email with all the details for reach the hostel.Barnacle is situated...

“Cheap hostel very noise”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on December 04, 2018

Clean hostel, room and bunk bed very small. you can not seat on the botton bed because it is not high enough. It was very noise during night due to temple bar being 10 m away, they kinldy offer you...

“Great, friendly, safe hostel”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on November 29, 2018

This is the 3rd year running that we have stayed at Barnacles Temple Bar. We have a room for 10 and cannot fault it. Room is warm, shower is great, breakfast hits the spot, staff are super friendly...


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.