Four Courts Hostel

15-17 Merchants Quay


HostelCulture says

One of the longest running hostels in Dublin, the Four Courts Hostel maintains a unique charm in a building full of old character. With a laid back yet professional approach, the young hostel crew make the atmosphere social, fun and friendly. A great sized kitchen means easy cooking and decent sized communal spaces, chill out areas and happy, welcoming desk staff make this Dublin hostel one of the best in the city. It's location opposite the historic Four Courts building on the river Liffey means it's a great base for day-time adventures and makes for a nice short stroll passed beautifully illuminated bridges and buildings to the heart of the city's action come evening.

Hostel Information

Wednesday is discounted pub crawl night and Thursday is free BBQ and discount beers night. Cool!
Enjoy the latest movies with surround sound, Wii games, foosball, a pool table, board games, a book swap library in our reading room and even free guitars to make yourself more attractive to the opposite sex!

If you feel like cooking we've got a large self-catering kitchen and dining area; we can also provide packed lunches and arrange meals for groups.
Drinks and snacks are available anytime from our vending machine.
Plus there's bottled water to combat that morning-after feeling after a night out on our Hostels Pub Crawl!

Our facilities include a smoking area, laundry facilities, car parking, an elevator, recycling facilities, a printer for boarding passes, plus discounts on all major tourist attractions, pub crawls every night, day tours and car hire arranged right at our desk.


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Foosball table
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Ironing board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Dear Manager”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on March 06, 2018

Good location for sightseeing, bad for druggies and traffic noise - please get a better window. PROBLEM WITH WIFI: You can stream HD videos but not games on mobile devices, I am not sure why this...

“Clean and excellent location ”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on February 25, 2018

Clean hostel with friendly staff, as expected in Ireland! Excellent location 10 mins walk to temple bar! Free breakfast and good social spaces, over priced like everywhere in Dublin but overall would...

“Just a poor excuse for a hostel.”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on February 15, 2018

I mean it's a great geographic location in that it's smack-dab in central Dublin, however it's right next to a drug rehabilitation center and frequent stomping grounds for junkies. It's pricey for...


From the Airport:
Taxi: There is a taxi rank outside the arrivals hall. It will cost around �25.

Bus: Hop on the No. 747 Bus directly outside the airport and ask to be let off at Merchant's Quay. It will cost €6. He will probably let you out on Ushers Quay which is just past our hostel. When you get off the bus, turn left and walk back to the hostel past the traffic lights.

There is also a 24hr bus service, the Aircoach Express Bus, that brings you to O'Connell street for €7.

A cheaper option is the regular bus #41 or #16A which will drop you at O'Connell Street. This bus costs €2.20. You can then take the Luas (tram) from Abbey street straight down to the Four Courts stop. Cross over the river and you should see us.
Alternatively, a short walk along the river from O'Connell street will get you to us.

Walking from O'Connell Bridge:
Turn right after you cross the bridge so that the river is on your right side. Walk down along the riverside until you've passed four bridges. Once you pass the 4th bridge we'll be on your left-hand side, halfway between it and the next bridge. There is a big sign so you won't miss it.

From the Bus Station: The No. 90 will cost just €1.10, or a taxi should cost around €6. You can also take the Luas (Tram) (€1.50) and get off at The Four Courts stop.We are just across the river.

From the Train Station:The No. 90 bus runs between both Heuston and Connolly Stations and it passes right outside our door! The Tram also runs between Heuston and Conn


Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Any guests younger than 18 years must be in private accommodation
Groups of 6 or more may require a Group Code of Conduct to be signed before access to the room