Dublin Hostels

Abigails Hostel Dublin

Abigails Hostel Dublin

Abigails Hostel is one of Dublin’s newest and most centrally located hostels – Formerly the Aston Hotel. This Dublin city hostel is situated only a few seconds walking distance from Temple Bar.   Abigails Hostel Temple Bar Dublin has one of the city centres BEST locations for groups to base themselves.

Abigails Hostel Dublin is extremely popular with groups of all types and nationalities because of its amazing facilities, unbeatable location in Temple Bar and fantastic group prices!

Abigails Hostel Dublin offers groups a full range of room types – all ensuite from multi bedded rooms for students (10,8 & 6 bedded) to single and twin rooms for leaders.

Useful Information

  • Check in time: 15.00 hrs
    Note: If your group are arriving on an early flight – do not worry you can turn up at the hostel at anytime and store your luggage securely in the hostel and come back later to check in
  • Check out time: 10.00 am
  • Breakfast times : from 0730 – 0930 am
    Note: For groups that need to depart before 0730 am, early breakfasts can be arranged – advance notice is required for this service. No extra costs apply for this !
  • Towels : available to hire from reception from Euro 1.00 pp
  • Total beds in this hostel – 208
  • Total rooms in this hostel – 35
  • Room types in this hostel – single / twin / triple / four bedded / five bedded / six bedded / eight bedded / ten bedded / twelve bedded.

• FREE breakfast
• FREE bed Linen
• FREE luggage storage
• Self catering kitchen
• 24 hour access – NO curfew!
• 24 hour reception
• All rooms ensuite (shower & toilet in bedrooms)
• Vending machines
• Lift to all floors
• Internet access
• TV & lounge areas
• Safety deposit boxes
• Laptop safes
• Group meeting space

Directions to Abigails Hostel Dublin

From Dublin Airport

Coming from the airport you can catch the express bus, the local public bus or take a taxi to the city centre.

Airlink Express Bus (Dublin Bus Routes 747 & 748)
When you arrive at Dublin airport arrivals hall various buses are located outside the main arrival hall doors. For most routes, the stop you’re looking for is O’Connell Street – ask the driver to let you know when the bus has arrived here. When you reach O’Connell Street cross to the south side of O’Connell Bridge and turn right and you’ll find Aston Quay. Abigails Hostel is located 50 yards up on the left-hand side.
Services depart the airport from 05h45 – 23h30 at 10/20 minute intervals; €6 single, €3 for under-16s. Journey takes approximately 25 minutes.

When you arrive at Dublin airport you can take the Aircoach bus from outside of the terminal building. The stop you’re looking for is O’Connell Street; ask the driver to indicate when you’ve arrived. Journey takes approximately 25 minutes.

Route 16A
When you arrive at Dublin airport, take the bus located outside of the main arriving hall on your left side (the last stop). Get off at Upper O’Connell Street. Mon – Sat: 06h50 – 23h10
Sunday: 07h40 – 22h20
Approximately every 20 minutes. Exact fare is needed for the bus, as change is not given back. Journey takes approximately 40-60 minutes.

Route 41, 41A, 41B, 41C
Take the bus directly from outside terminal building. Get off at Eden Quay – walk towards O’Connell Bridge and follow the directions as above.
Mon-Sat: 06h25 – 23h30, Sunday: 07h30- 23h15

Dublin bus fares approx. (€2.65 adult). Exact fare is needed for the bus, as change is not given back.

By Taxi:
Taxis are available from the forecourt on the Arrivals level. The approximate cost of a taxi to Abigails Hostel is €30 (however this depends on traffic and the time of the day).

From Connolly Train Station or Busaras (Central Bus Station)

If you’re travelling from Busaras or Connolly Station, you can walk to our hostel (about 10 minutes walk).

On foot:
Exiting Connolly Station on to Amiens Street you will see Busaras, the central bus station. From Busaras, head southwest on Frenchman’s Lane toward Moland Place. Turn left at Lower Gardiner Street. Slight right at Beresford Place (you will see the beautiful Custom House building on your left-hand side). Crossing the River Liffey, turn right at George’s Quay and continue to follow the quays along the river, passing O’Connell Bridge on your right hand side. Continue on Aston Quay, and Abigails Hostel is on your left at No 7.

By Bus:
Take the 151 or 128

By Taxi:
Travelling by taxi could cost you approximately €7 depending on traffic.

From Ferry Terminals

Take the DART to Tara St station. Turn left when you exit the station, keeping the River Liffey on your right-hand side. Walk past O’Connell Bridge and continue along Eden Quay about 50 meters/yards; Abigail’s Hostel is on your left.

From Heuston Station

By Tram (LUAS):
This is the easiest way. Take the tram at Heuston Station and get off at Abbey St Luas Stop. Then walk back a minute to find O’Connell Street and turn left and walk towards O’Connell Bridge. We are located on the south-side of the bridge, on the right.

By Bus:
Take the no. 90 (€1.65)

By Taxi:
There is a taxi rank located outside the train station. A taxi from Heuston Station will cost approximately €15 depending on traffic and number of passengers.


"It was a wonderful stay made more wonderful by the helpful staff. I arrived at 8am and not only stored my luggage without any issue, also got invited to the breakfast and given a nice free map by the courteous and helpful staff. The rooms were large and relatively comfortable, the lounge is huge, and very functional, though not the most full of character place, still an effective area to meet fellow travelers. breakfast simple but good and great wifi!"

02 Feb 2013

Anonymous - Canada

"Very good hostel- good location (2 minutes from Airlink stop, 1 minute to Temple Bar/Trinity College), everything was clean, and breakfast was solid and filling, with the main common area being a fun place to hang out and relax. The staff was also friendly and had plenty of suggestions for me. I didn't sleep much with people coming in and out until of my room until 3-4am (especially in a 10 person room) but I can't really blame the hostel for that. Overall, highly recommended."

28 Jan 2013

Anonymous - USA

"Staff were very friendly and helpful always smiling. Hostal was efficiently ran. Generally good overall impression. "

22 Jan 2013

Anonymous - Ireland

"wonderful location, very nice and helpful staff, a cozy common room full of people. I enjoyed my 3 days there a lot "

21 Jan 2013

Anonymous - Italy

"The location is the best! Great place if you are looking to be very central"

15 Jan 2013

Aiman - Australia

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