Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar is located on the cobbled streets of Dublin’s cultural centre, Temple Bar. The hostel is very easy to find, simply follow the directions below.

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From Dublin Airport

Airport shuttle Bus: AirCoach operates 24 hours, every 10 minutes during day and less frequently in the evening and costs €7.00 for an adult one way or €12 return. This takes approximately 40 minutes and has the closest drop off point to Barnacles Hostel. Take this bus as far as Trinity College. From there, walk down onto Dame Street and walk along until you get to Central Bank, keep walking on and you will come to Temple Lane South. Barnacles Temple Bar House is located down the lane on the right – Look out for our hostel banners! This is handy map that will guide you to hostel from Trinity College.

Bus Route 747: Departs Dublin Airport and services the central Bus station “BusAras”. From Mon-Sat, the first bus is at 5.45am and then every 10 mins until 19.40 when the buses come less frequently. On Sundays, the first bus is at 7.15am.

Transfers: We can organize transfers for 5 or more of you coming together from €6pp! Get in touch!


From “Bus Aras” Dublin’s Main Bus Station / Connoly Train Station

Walk around by the large grey building – Dublin’s Custom House. Follow the path towards city centre along by the River Liffey. City Centre is to the right if you are facing river with the Custom House behind you. Cross the river at O’Connell Bridge and turn right along Aston Quay past U.S.I.T. At Merchants Arch, turn left into Temple Bar. Turn right and walk 150 meters. Our hostel is located on Temple Lane, which is just around the corner from The Temple Bar Pub.

Confused? Get walking directions map here. 


Taxis/Cabs from Airport

There is a taxi depot outside the arrivals hall at the Airport. From the Airport to Temple Bar, it can cost anything from €16.00 upwards depending on the time of day and the traffic. Ask the driver for an approximate price guide before you get in and be careful you are not taken on the “scenic route”.


To get from  Barnacles Hostel Temple Bar to the Dublin Airport make sure to book  airport shuttle bus : For Early morning flights leaving from reception at 3.30am, 4.30am, 5.30am and 6.30am. You can book this at reception and costs €7.00.

Bus Route 747: The 747 is available early morning from Bus Aras.


From Dun Laoghaire Ferryport


By Bus: Take the 46A bus into the City centre and disembark at Fleet Street. Follow the direction from here to Temple Bar and it’s just a 5 minute walk to our Hostel.

DART: This is Dublin’s rapid train service and it operates from Dun Laoghaire Dart Station to Tara Street Station in Dublin City centre. Turn left out of the station and walk down along the Quays past U.S.I.T and continue to Merchants Arch. Turn left through the Arch and into Temple Bar. We are located on Temple Lane.

From B&I Ferry Terminal North Wall: Take the City Express bus to the Central Bus station “BusAras” and follow the directions to the hostel as above to Temple Bar.