There are a number of hostels we would recommend for you, or if you prefer to live with a host family,we can arrange that too. On average hostels cost €15/20 a day.
If you would like us to arrange your booking, let us know and we’ll arrange that too!
Some of the hostels provide terrific services, including breakfast, free tea and coffee, free wifi, free tours, free use of Skype headsets, free movie nights in, free advice on things to do, 24 hour security and access, adaptors, games rooms, laundry services, evening entertainment, bicycle hire, jobs boards, 24 Hour Reception, card phones, ceiling fans, currency exchange, fax services, free city maps, free internet access, hairdryers, key card access, kitchen, lockers, luggage storage, outdoor terraces, pool tables, shuttle bus, tours/travel desk, vending machines, washing machines….like being at home really!
We work with a selective list of quality hostels in Dublin.
These are a select few we choose with our packages for our students.
Host Family option
Host families costs can vary, depending on your requirements and will provide you with a private room, a breakfast, a packed lunch and an evening meal. It is a great way of continuing your learning experience, so you are fully immersed in the English language 24/7.
We have personally inspected and visited the host families on our books, so as to ensure that our students will find welcoming families and rooms that are required to meet our strict standards.
Ask about our host families. You won’t be disappointed.
Sandra, (see photo) is one of our most popular hosts for her friendly and warm homely Irish welcome!
FUN IN DUBLIN!
No better city to learn English in. A great cosmopolitan city with a lovely friendly flavour.
Museums and Irish Interest
National Museum of Ireland Museums of Decorative Arts & History in Collins Barracks and Archaeology in Kildare Street, both with excellent permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Free admission.
Dublin Writers Museum Housed in a beautiful Georgian building on Parnell Sq, the museum celebrates the rich literary heritage of Dublin and Ireland
National Library of Ireland The NLI houses the most comprehensive collection of Irish documentary material in the world. Fantastic family history and Irish heritage research resources. Free entry.
St Patrick’s Cathedral: Gulliver’s Travels? Dean Swift lived in the adjacent Marshes Library beside this beautiful imposing cathedral
St Michan’s Church A medieval church built on Viking ruins, with naturally preserved mummies in the crypt and a wealth of background stories.
Christchurch Cathedral Imposing city landmark founded in the year 1030, the cathedral houses a vast array of artefacts and nooks and crannies to explore.
Exhibitions and General Interest
Chester Beatty Library & Gallery of Oriental Art An art museum and library with a fabulous collection of Middle Eastern, North African, Asian and European artefacts. Free admission.
Trinity College Dublin. The historic university campus is a quiet haven in the bustling city centre. View the Book of Kells in the beautiful library; walking tours also available.
Sandeman’s New Dublin Tour *FREE* tour – starts 11am and 1pm every day from the square beside City Hall – look out for guides in red t-shirts. Visits all the major sights in approx 3 hours. Very popular choice.
iWalks (podcasts) Walking tour audioguides to download or just listen online, with accompanying brochure.
1916 Rebellion Walking Tour is conducted by expert historians, this tour of pivotal sites in the history of Ireland is entertaining and informative.
Vicking Splash Tours: Viking helmets and lots of shouting at the indigenous population !
Wild Wicklow Tours Crazy and fun guided tours of Glendalough / Sally Gap, coasts and castles…
Day Tours Unplugged Guided tours on small coaches to beautiful Wicklow / Glendalough or neolithic Newgrange
Game of Thrones Tour: New tour brining you to the key movie locations. Feel a part of the adventure!
Kilmainham Gaol -Creepy but fascinating, with excellent guided tour. Can be chilly. A favourite with our guests.
Jameson Distillery: Whiskey in a big jar! a whole distillery to explore, a good way of enjoying alcohol sensibly!
Guinness Storehouse Unique visitor attraction charting 250 years of brewing history. Don’t miss the views from the gorgeous Gravity Bar.
Parks and Seaside
Stephen’s Green: Beautifully manicured floral park, an oasis of calm within the rush of the city.
The Iveagh Gardens Hidden (literally!) behind St Stephen’s Green (entry via Hatch St), this ‘secret garden’ is a great place to relax with a book or a coffee between sightseeing visits. Free admission.
Phoenix Park Enormous enclosed park housing Dublin Zoo, the residence of the President of Ireland (Aras an Uachtaran) and many other treasures. Bikes available for rent in the Park are a great way to enjoy this amenity.
Howth Beautiful seaside town with working fishing and yachting port, captivating scenic walks and great seafood! Easily accessible via DART train.
The Abbey Theatre: Home to traditional Irish theatre: Think Beckett, O’Casey, Shaw….
O2 State-of-the-art entertainment venue (formerly Point Depot) attracting top international artists.
Restaurant Reviews & Menus Comprehensive guide to Dublin restaurants, with updated reviews and useful menu snapshots. Maps can be a bit hit-and-miss, so check the restaurant address.
Mulligan’s: Also considered Dublin’s oldest pub, right opposite where the magnificent Royal Theatre once stood. Illustrious visitors include, Bob Hope, Danny Kaye, Judy Garland…
The Brazen Head Pub Billed as Dublin’s oldest pub (est. 1198), with a great atmosphere and live music sessions. (music launches on opening) Whelan’s in Camden Street, lots of live bands and comedians.
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*Restrictions apply to Non-EU students
Talk to us about the options. + 353 1 254 2552
Package includes: Host family, 15 or 20 hours lessons at the Academy. Help with c.v. and interview skills