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Jacobs Inn Hostel Dublin

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Jacobs Inn Hostel Dublin


Jacobs Inn Hostel is Dublin’s coolest and most modern hostel (soon available as cutting edge pod hostel - Central Dock with luxury Pod beds ), boasting a fantastic city centre location, just a 2 minute walk from Dublin bus/train station and all the main attractions.

Renovations will be completed in summer 2019. Please note that during the renovation phase – disturbance to guests is being kept to a minimum and the renovations are being carried out in sections of the hostel to ensure this.

Renovation Update May 2019:
All multi bedded rooms now contain the Pod concept (The first of its kind in Ireland). Enjoy the best night’s sleep you have ever had in a Pod bed – providing lots of privacy and comfort; USB charging; led lighting and in room personal secure storage ( code access) Check out the Pods now.

Presently the twin & double rooms are being refurbished and will be to a hotel standard.


The ground floor & facilities of the hostel are being completely upgraded and will consist of a bar & restaurant (completion summer 2019) Services provided – bottomless breakfast; tasty food all day; full bar and nightly curated events.
Note: Guests under 18 years of age can access the bar up to 9 pm provided they are dining.


Self- catering facilities are no longer available in the renovated hostel ( from March 2019)

For 2020 season - rates are provided on a bed only basis. Bottomless porridge breakfast option is available for a supplement. Other breakfast and exciting dining options will also be available when the ground floor renovations are completed and the restaurant is open.


There is a dedicated area within the hostel that can be used by groups to have breakfast/meetings etc. There is seating in this area for 25 persons only. This area must be booked in advance and is subject to availability.

Ref student groups in 2020 season - Maximum group size: 30 Students & 2 Leaders. Age limit policy: Students over 16 years only in 2020 season.
For leisure groups of larger sizes – on a request basis.

Jacobs Inn becoming Central Dock - luxury Pod Hostel - summer 2019

Photo Gallery
twolevels of pods with access ladder - modern hostel accommodation
Security Lockers and shooes shalves in pods in hostel room
combination lock on the security locker in the pod hostel in Dublin
10 Bads Capsules Room - Pod Hostel Dublin
Comfortable Bed/Pod Interior with all equipment - shelf, rack, hook and light switch
Security Lockers in the corner of the five pod room in dublin's hostel
access ladder to upper capsules in pod hostel brightly lighted
Inside of a Single Pod  - shelf, hanger, bad

Distance by bus...

...from Dublin Airport: 25min (14km)

...from Dublin Ferryport: 15min (5km)

...from Dun Laoghaire Ferryport: 30min (12km)

...from Busaras Central Bus Station: 1min (500m)

...from Connolly Train Station: 1min (500m)

...from Heuston Station: 20min (3km)

  • Free Breakfast ( 2019 season only)
  • Free Bed Linen
  • Free WiFi throughout hostel
  • Free Luggage Storage
  • Free Dublin City maps
  • Free towels (leaders' rooms)
  • Free lockers


General / Services
  • 24 hour reception
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 24 hour access - no curfew!
  • Safe deposit boxes
  • Internet access
  • 4th floor patio with BBQ
  • Towels fo hire
  • Laundry room
  • Group meeting space - must be pre booked in advance & subject to availability
  • Laptop safes
  • All rooms ensuite*

*Shower & toilet in bedrooms


Food & Drink
  • Breakfast options available - bottomless porridge breakfast & other options (when renovations completed)
  • Bar & restaurant - including full bar & tasty food all day ( when renovations completed summer 2019)
  • Group meal booking service available in house ( when renovations completed summer 2019)

*Packed lunches & evening meals at local restaurant before renovations completed.

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

11:00 hrs


Breakfast Time

From 07:30 hrs - 09:30 hrs daily


Breakfast includes ( 2019 season only)

Tea, coffee & drinking chocolate, orange & apple Juice, toast with butter and selection of jam portions (strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant),nutella, cornflakes and muesli, tins fruit cocktail


Group Types

University & College, Festival & Events, Leisure



Towels can be hired from reception for € 2.00 per towel – leaders’ rooms have towels included


Total Capacity & Room Types

Total beds in this hostel - 412

Total rooms in this hostel - 66

Room types in this hostel – For Students 12 bed pod / 10 bed pod / 8 bed pod / 6 bed pod / 4 bed pod. For leaders twin and double rooms. All rooms ensuite

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