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Youth hostels and other super-cheap sleeping options in Dublin

Youth hostels and other super-cheap sleeping options in Dublin

In recent years, Dublin has shed some of its expensive reputation. Since the Celtic Tiger crash, prices have become more reasonable and there are deals to be found throughout the city. Dublin is also cheapo-friendly because it is very compact (walking everywhere is simple, no transportation required) and also because there are several affordable places » Read more

Dublin: Tips for solo female travelers

Dublin: Tips for solo female travelers

There are far more dangerous places for a solo female traveler than Dublin, but still, it’s important to be prepared. During my time living in the city I learned a few tips that I hope my fellow females will find useful during a trip to the Irish capital. 1. Always keep a close eye on » Read more

Dublin: The “City of a Thousand Welcomes” program connects tourists and locals

Dublin: The “City of a Thousand Welcomes” program connects tourists and locals

Few cities have civic initiatives with the purpose of demonstrating the warmth of its citizens. In Dublin, hospitality is part of the national character, and one program is helping visitors to see it: the City of a Thousand Welcomes. The program connects first-time visitors to Dublin with hospitable locals: 1,000 of them to be exact. » Read more

Dublin: A full day in Dublin for under €20

Dublin: A full day in Dublin for under €20

By Jessica Colley— A single €20 note can be stretched pretty far in Dublin. Unlike other European cities where transport can be a drain on your budget, Dublin is a compact, walkable city. As long as you have an umbrella for those impromptu showers, it is easy to spend an entire day in Dublin without » Read more

Dublin: 5 Christmas traditions for budget travelers

Dublin: 5 Christmas traditions for budget travelers

By Jessica Colley— Don’t worry about the cold – Christmas is the perfect time of year to travel to Europe, as the holiday season brings out old traditions, favorite songs, outdoor markets, and a variety of strategies for warming up. Dublin is no exception. This compact, walkable city is ideal for budget travelers looking to » Read more

Tipping in Dublin: When to leave a little, a lot, and nothing at all

Tipping in Dublin: When to leave a little, a lot, and nothing at all

Jessica Colley— Cheapos can rejoice when it comes to tipping in Dublin. While etiquette varies according to the situation, generally locals believe in keeping their money, and tips aren’t expected like they would be in other countries (especially the United States). For example, approach a bar in Dublin and order a drink. The total will » Read more

Dublin: Which neighborhood is right for your trip?

Dublin: Which neighborhood is right for your trip?

By Jessica Colley— Cheapos are faced with one difficult decision when stepping foot in a new city: which neighborhood to use as a home base? Often, affordable accommodation options aren’t in the best possible locations, leaving the choice of a few different neighborhoods. This is definitely the case in Dublin. The following neighborhood guide can » Read more

Dublin: 4 ways to keep it cheap

Dublin: 4 ways to keep it cheap

By Jessica Colley in Dublin— Summer travel can be one of the most challenging for Cheapos in Dublin—when the sun is shining and loads of people are traveling budgets can skyrocket. Yet with a few tips, there are many ways to beat the crowds and keep your wallet full. Here are a few tried-and-tested tips » Read more

Dublin: Vintage shopping with Cheapo prices

Dublin: Vintage shopping with Cheapo prices

By Jessica Colley— During the years of the Celtic Tiger boom, it was just about impossible for a Cheapo to do any shopping in Dublin. Sure, it’s fun to marvel at the gorgeous window displays at Brown Thomas department store on Grafton Street, but buying anything? Not in the cards, especially not with the exchange » Read more

Dublin: Hop on the city’s bike-share program for €2

Dublin: Hop on the city’s bike-share program for €2

By Jessica Colley— In 2009, the streetscape in Dublin changed for good. Almost overnight, the bicycle lanes were filled with splashes of bright blue – the Dublin Bikes (or simply “db”) bike-share program had launched. A development like this in a city as small as Dublin caused quite a stir. Suddenly, you could be almost » Read more

Dublin: “Budget Travel” tips and Cheapo hints

Dublin: “Budget Travel” tips and Cheapo hints

When we cracked open the June 2009 issue of Budget Travel magazine, we were happy to see a great “Trip Coach” article on Dublin. Writing to Trip Coach, Shana asks what she and her partner should do on a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Irish capital. Budget Travel provides many good tips on where to eat, » Read more

Dublin cheap souvenir: Special (brown) sauce

Dublin cheap souvenir: Special (brown) sauce

Travel is all about new experiences, whether in a museum, a castle, or a restaurant. In Dublin’s pubs, fish and chips always please, although it’s nothing new. But, behold brown sauce! It’s tangy, very Irish, and can be found in little packets… for free! Bring home a saucy surprise The “Chef” brand of brown sauce hit the commercial Irish » Read more

Flash: Discounted Dublin Pass

Flash: Discounted Dublin Pass

The Dublin Pass is on discount, though for just a few more hours. At the promotional discount of 15 percent, an adult Dublin Pass currently costs just under €42. This may seem expensive but works out to be a great value for a busy visitors. With free entry to over 30 Dublin attractions, free return » Read more

Dublin Flash: Get Daft

Dublin Flash: Get Daft

House prices have shot up in Dublin in recent years, and real estate aftershocks can still be felt in the rental market. For students and young professionals, this altered housing context has engendered real financial stresses. Those in the know use Daft to ease the pain. Daft, you say? Daft is Ireland’s biggest property site, » Read more

Dublin: iWalking Around Town

Dublin: iWalking Around Town

There’s nothing worse than running to catch a tour that has already left without you—unless it’s paying for an unwieldy, uninteresting, or too-pricey tour, of course. Dubl!n, the official online tourist office for Dublin, has made the frustrations of guided walking tours a thing of the past. Visitors can simply log on and download one » Read more

Dublin: EcoCabs Let You Go Green (and Blue and Red…)

Dublin: EcoCabs Let You Go Green (and Blue and Red…)

The next time you cross a street in Dublin, make sure to check both ways to avoid being flattened by the stampede of eco-friendly bicycle cabs zooming around the city. EcoCabs has just launched a free downtown service that offers weary pedestrians the chance to catch a quick lift between 10am and 8pm. These emission-free » Read more

Dublin: Airport Access

Dublin: Airport Access

Dubliners have become used to the sight of giant blue luxury buses criss-crossing the city. For most, these buses are a welcome sight. Aircoach, a private company operating special routes to and from Dublin Airport, provides the most comfortable service at the comparatively cheapest prices in the city – and possibly the whole island. For » Read more

Dublin: Free Morning Newspapers À Go-Go

Dublin: Free Morning Newspapers À Go-Go

The Irish call Ireland the Rip-Off Republic. With soaring prices, in addition to a 21% Value Added Tax added to most consumer items, it can certainly seem like value for money is an outdated concept in modern Dublin. At least when it comes to the morning papers there are still deals to be had. Metro, » Read more

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