Accommodation & Short-Stay Apartments in Dublin
Finding somewhere satisfying to stay in Dublin
is not as easy as you might expect. There are plenty of hotels and hostels in Dublin, but if you can easily get caught up in the international traveler atmosphere and leave Dublin at the end of your stay without experiencing what it is really like to live in Ireland. A good way to experience Irish life is to stay in a real Dublin apartment, lived in by real Dubliners. At Wimdu
we offer short stay apartments, guest rooms and bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Dublin. We passionately believe in ‘travelling like a local’
and our Wimdu Hosts will help you to get the most out of your stay in the Irish capital. Choose from our list of Dublin cottages, modern studio apartments and chic Temple Bar lofts
. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect place to stay at and we know you’ll get a warm welcome from our Wimdu Hosts!
Nearly half Dublin’s population is under 35 years old.
Dublin’s Phoenix Park
is Europe’s largest park.
Guinness founder, Arthur Guinness
, originally planned to establish is brewery in Wales. It was only after his plans were rejected by the Welsh that he set up his business in Dublin.
Dracula writer Bram Stoker was born in Dublin. The name Dracula is said to come from the Irish words ‘droch ola’ – bad blood.
Ireland’s oldest pub, The Brazen Head
, is located in Dublin and was opened in 1198.
Dublin is a vibrant, bustling city at the centre of Irish life. It is Europe’s fastest growing tourist city and is full of exciting things to do. Dublin nightlife is legendary and a visit to Temple Bar, Dublin’s main area for pubs and bars, is highly recommended. We would definitely recommend you visit the popular tourists attractions as they well presented, good fun and will help you gain an appreciation for the Irish way of life. The Guinness Storehouse
brewery tour is the tourist attraction we would personally recommend to you in Dublin. Located just west of the centre, the Storehouse presents the history of ‘the black stuff’ as well as showcasing Guinness’s league-of-their-own marketing campaigns. At the end of the tour you are rewarded with a fresh pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar
, a rooftop bar with stunning views over Dublin and towards the Wicklow mountains. We also recommend you visit The Chester Beatty Library
, which has a fabulous collection of books, manuscripts and drawings from Beatty’s personal collection. There are many great parks in Dublin – Phonenix Park is huge and is the location of Dublin Zoo
. St Stephens Green
is a great place to relax after shopping on nearby Grafton Street
Irish food is hearty, diverse and always rich in flavour. Here are some Irish dishes we recommend you try during your stay:
The Breakfast Roll
– You can’t get any more Irish in terms of food than the breakfast roll. This breakfast snack includes all the classic components of a fried breakfast but is served in a French baguette. It’s great to eat on the move and will give you lots of energy for a day of sightseeing!
– There’s lots of fish around the Irish coast and the Irish know what to do with them. Look out for this hearty soup - it’s usually served with crusty Irish soda bread and is delicious!
– served everywhere and best enjoyed in a cosy bar with a pint of Guinness.
– special mention must go to Ireland’s various food brands. Barry’s Tea and Lyon’s tea rival any other breakfast tea brand we know of. Ballymaloe Relish is a rich relish best served with cheeses. It’s also great to cook with. Look out for Club Orange in supermarkets too – it’s a refreshing fizzy orange drink. Make sure you leave room in your suitcase so you can bring some of these great Irish brands home with you!
Dublin is famous for its wide selection of bars and there are endless possibilities to enjoy a pint of Guinness or an Irish coffee. To the south of the city centre we recommend you visit The Bernard Shaw
, located on Richmond Street. This classic Irish bar successfully recreates the raucous atmosphere of Western Ireland and the hedonistic nightlife of Galway Town. In the large beer garden there is a double decker bus – climb aboard the bus and enjoy tasty Italian pizza! We also recommend you visit The Porterhouse
, located in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar district. This bar serves its own homebrewed beer and it’s really good! Try the Oyster Stout
– the bar’s version of a Guinness but brewed with oysters!
Off the beaten path
Dublin rewards those who go exploring and there are many exciting bars, shops and curiosities to discover on Dublin’s lesser known streets. The Dublin Flea Market
, held on the last Sunday of each month, is located to the South-West of the centre on Newmarket Street. The market has many amazing food stalls amongst the bric-a-brac. The coffee is always good here too. Glasnevin Botanical Gardens
are free to enter and contain over 20,000 species of plant including many rare specimens. Take buses 13a, 19 or 134 from Dublin city centre. Your Wimdu Host will no doubt have their own top tips for Dublin so make sure to ask!
is located approximately 30 minutes from Dublin city centre. Buses leave for the city centre frequently. We urge you to not take a taxi – the journey from Dublin Airport into the city is the 12th most expensive taxi journey in the world! Ferries also connect Dublin with Wales and a Sail & Rail
ticket costing 40 euros will take you from Dublin to any part of the United Kingdom via its train network. Travel within Dublin city centre is cheap and straightforward. Two Tram lines serve areas North and South of the River Liffey, and there are many bus routes serving all major tourist attractions. You’ll probably find walking is sufficient as Dublin city centre is quite compact. Dublin has good connections with other Irish cities such as Sligo, Galway and Cork
, all of which are worth a visit.