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10 Tips To Save Money In Dublin For The Backpacker
Dublin is a great place for travelers. Its vibrant nightlife attracts backpackers from every city. Despite the city's wealth of history and culture, it is not an unaffordable destination and savings can be made by those traveling on a budget.

Getting There

There are many low-budget ways of traveling to Dublin. The increasing number of cheap airlines has made the city very accessible. Ferries from the UK and rail and coach travel from Northern Ireland are also inexpensive ways to get to the city.


Dublin hostels are the best accommodation option for backpackers on a budget. Areas with a large student population as well as the Temple Bar district offer the best value Dublin hostels.

Discounted Travel

Upon arrival in Dublin, backpackers should take advantage of the many discounts and passes that are offered by the main transport providers. Ticket offers are also offered by major transport providers such as Dublin Buses.

Free Museums

Soaking up the rich history of Dublin does not have to be expensive. The National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street and the Natural History Museum do not charge an admission fee. Entry to the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Chester Beatty Library and Gallery of Oriental Art is also free.


There are also a number of free art galleries in Dublin. Backpackers can make their way from their Dublin hostel and spend a few hours at the National Gallery before moving on to the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios and the Douglas Hyde Gallery without breaking the bank.


Dublin has a rich literary heritage and is the birthplace of a number of famous writers. George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde are all from Dublin and more can be learned about their lives and work at the National Print Museum of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland.


Visiting the sites in Ireland can also be an inexpensive experience. Trinity College Top, the Irish Parliament, City Hall and St Patrick's Cathedral can all be viewed free of charge.


Taking a stroll through one of Dublin's many parks is a great way to spend some time. St Stephen's Green and Merrion Square are very pleasant.


Dublin is known for its thriving nightlife. St Stephen's Green, which encompasses Harcourt Street, Camden Street, Wexford Street and Leeson Street, is buzzing with cafes, bars and clubs. Guinness and whiskey are the tipples of choice for Dubliners.

Temple Bar is also the place for backpackers to paint the town red. Described as Dublin's cultural quarter, it has a bohemian feel and is packed with photographic, art, music and drama centers. Art-house cinemas can also be found here.


Dublin has a cosmopolitan vibe and the range of cuisine reflects this. For an authentic Irish meal head for a traditional cafe and ask for a serving of bacon and cabbage or Irish stew. Those who are feeling more adventurous could try smoked salmon on soda bread or boxty and mussels.
About the Author
Before settling down and becoming a copywriter for HostelBookers.com Paul Scottyn did a backpacking tour of Ireland, he checked out a variety of including a Dublin hostel
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