A warm, friendly hostel only 2 minutes from St Stephen's Green and serving the best espresso in Dublin!
Are you looking for cheap, clean and secure accommodation close to everything in Dublin city centre? Avalon House is located just minutes' walk from Trinity College, Temple Bar and St. Stephen's Green.
We offer a variety of rooms, from 12-person dorms, 6- and 4-person rooms, singles and twins, with en suite or shared facilities.
Rates include bed linen and breakfast, free Wi-Fi and Internet terminals. We have a large self-catering kitchen, a games room with table tennis, foosball, Playstation and a pool table, plus a cinema with free movies every night.
We have free city maps, event guides and discount books, plus a free walking tour which departs reception at 10.30am every day! We also offer bicycles for hire, laundry service, luggage storage, laptop safes and a travel desk with a tour-booking service.
We're also home to the famous Bald Barista Café where you can enjoy the best espresso in Dublin.
A proud member of Europe's Famous Hostels, Avalon is one of the only hostels in Ireland that uses wind and solar energy to power the hostel and has full recycling facilities.
The cheapest way to get here is on the 16A bus from the airport. It will drop you right beside the hostel on Aungier Street and costs €2.65. Make sure you have exact change as none is given on the bus. The journey lasts about 40/60 minutes and it operates from 7.45am during the week and 8.30am on Sundays. The last bus is 10.40pm except Saturday when it is 10.20pm. Buses go roughly every 20 minutes but check the timetable at the bus stop for exact times.
Please note that guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and cannot share dormitories.
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- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Pool Table
- Postal Service
- Safety Deposit Box
- Tours Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and cannot share dormitories.
Check-in to all rooms is from 2pm onwards.
You pay for your room upon arrival but please make sure your credit card is valid. Cards are verified the night before arrival and bookings with invalid credit cards may be canceled.
If you have booked using a debit card, you must contact the hostel at least 24hrs before arrival to confirm.
If you are in any doubt about this please ring and confirm your booking before you arrive.
Photo I.D must be shown on check-in - passport, driver's license or European I.D cards.
Please note that all dormitories and toilets are unisex unless otherwise stated.
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From the airport:
The cheapest and best way to get here is on the 16 bus from the airport. It will drop you right beside the hostel on Aungier Street and costs €2.80. Make sure you have exact change as none is given on the bus. The journey lasts about 40/60 minutes and it operates from 7.45am during the week and 8.30am on Sundays. The last bus is 10.40pm except Saturday when it is 10.20pm. Buses go roughly every 20 minutes but check the timetable at the bus stop for exact times. The best way to know where to get off is to just ask the bus driver to let you know - that's the Dublin way!
There is an express Aircoach that operates every 15 minutes from 4.30am to midnight and then half hourly until 4.30am and costs €7. This will drop you off at Trinity College, a ten-minute walk from the hostel. From Trinity walk down Dame Street and take a left on South Great Georges Street. Aungier Street, where we are located, is the continuation of this street. We're on the right-hand side of the road just after the Carmelite church. Street signs are on the sides of buildings in Ireland so watch out for them!
Taxis from the airport cost around €25-€30 and take about 20 minutes depending on the time of day. During rush hour it can take up to 45 minutes.
From Bus Station (Busaras):
Follow the tramline west toward O'Connell Street - a five minute walk. From there you can take a 16, 9 or 122 bus southbound on O'Connell Street. Get off the bus on Aungier Street at 'The Staircase' coffee house opposite the large grey Carmelite Church. You can see the hostel on the other side of the road - a large red-bricked Victorian building. Alternatively, it's only a 30 minute walk from the station. If you print out the map on this site you can find us easily. If you get lost just give us a call and we'll send you in the right direction.
From the Ferry Terminal North Wall:
Catch the city express to the Bus Station (Busaras) and follow directions above
From Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal:
A 46A bus will bring you to St. Stephen's Green West from where you are only a 2-minute walk. You can also get the DART to Pearse Street or Tara Street, a 20-minute walk from the hostel.
From Heuston Station:
Take the number 92 bus to Kildare Street. If you've come by train you don't need to pay for the bus - just insert your ticket in the machine when you get on. Walk to the top of Kildare Street until you get to Stephens Green. Turn right and continue until you reach Grafton Street. Follow the Green around to your left and take a right onto York Street. The hostel is at the bottom of this street.
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