Globetrotters Tourist Hostel
46/48 Lr Gardiner Street,Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland
Doubles from: $61 to $74
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Your average hostel can feel like a clearinghouse with standardized amenities and an assembly line-like flow of student-age guests. There are all sorts of great things about them (the camaraderie, the bulletin boards, the low rates) but your run-of-the-mill backpacker could be forgiven for simply craving a little variation from time to time. Globetrotters Hostel, with its 260 beds, is cut of a different cloth.
For starters, instead of your average metal bunks in the usual hues, Globetrotters provides wooden bunk beds. They’re bright and clean, with an almost nautical feeling to them, and some are downright cozy, with tartan comforters and pillows. Dorms sleep six, eight or 12 people, and private triples, doubles and singles are equipped with a TV.
Some private rooms have their own bathrooms, while dorms and the cheapest private rooms share facilities. Note that there is an additional charge for towels (bed linens are included).
The building itself is grand and full of truly inviting common spaces, including a Japanese Garden for your relaxation needs. A big breakfast is included in the nightly rate, and Wi-Fi is free in the public areas. The Globetrotters Hostel also provides a secure space for locking up bikes.
And there’s a foosball table too, for good measure. (Globetrotters is a hostel after all.)
The hostel’s location—in a safe area at the south end of the Lower Gardiner accommodation strip—is a skip away from fun shops and the Butt Bridge leading into Temple Bar.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Handicap accessible rooms
About the Globetrotters Tourist Hostel neighborhood
Starting just above the Liffey, Gardiner Street shoots north from the Custom House, a behemoth of an 18th-century building located near Butt Bridge and across the water from Trinity College. Although not particularly scenic, Gardiner Street Lower offers a wealth of hotels and B&Bs with proximity to the Henry Street and O’Connell Street shopping areas.