Book accommodation in Dublin through Likibu to find the perfect place for you to stay on your weekend getaway. The bustling capital is the most exciting place to choose a holiday apartment in Ireland as it certainly has plenty to offer. You will find a thriving pub culture, incredible museums and galleries, beautiful seaside and impressive Georgian architecture. Find holiday rentals or apartments through our trusted partners Airbnb and TripAdvisor.
Dublin Apartments and Accommodation
This city hardly needs an introduction as Dublin offers charm, history, friendly locals, pubs, music and abundance of character. Book an apartment to rent in Dublin and find the best deals on Likibu. Stay in the best areas to be a stone's throw away from some of the main attractions such as the Hugh Lane Gallery where you can visit Francis Bacon's studio and the world-renowned Guinness Factory. If you fancy staying somewhere more homely and local, book an Airbnb in Dublin to immerse yourself in the Irish culture.
When is the Best Time to Visit Dublin?
The weather in Dublin is notoriously unpredictable but generally May, June and September tend to be the driest and sunniest months. Expect a mixture of rain and low temperatures from November to March, and don't be discouraged by the winter weather it can still be a great time to visit. The cold can add to Dublin's charm as there are plenty of cosy Irish pubs where you can enjoy a Guinness in front of a roaring log fire.
How to get around Dublin?
Dublin is a nice and compact city which makes getting around all the attractions very easy. Explore by foot or jump on the LUAS tram if the weather isn't quite in your favour, which is a possibility in this rainy city! Accommodation in Dublin varies from luxury serviced apartments and hotels to more affordable home-stays which will give you an authentic Irish homely experience and allow you to live like a local, wherever you choose to stay.
As Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland, it has well established transport links to the rest of the country, meaning it can be reached in a matter of hours wherever your accommodation may be. Visit Dublin from your holiday home in Limerick in just over two hours, or your holiday apartment in Galway in 2 and a half hours by car.
Where to Stay in Dublin?
Grafton Street, Temple Bar and Trinity College
You will find it all in this cosmopolitan hub: fantastic shopping, fine dining and a city filled with culture. This area is enclosed by Ireland's most beautiful neo-classical architecture. Not far away is the Old Library, home to the highly regarded Book of Kells. There are numerous apartments to rent in this area however if you are on a budget Airbnb's or hostels in this area might be a better option.
North of the River
The neighbourhood north of the River Liffey is worth booking a holiday rental in. You will find O'Connell street, the main boulevard of Dublin and the General Post, which is a must visit! There are a wide variety of houses available for rental, however if you are keen to interact with the Irish, why not rent a bed and breakfast in Dublin. You will also find Abbey theatre here, where several contemporary and classic dramas are held.
If you're looking for something upmarket, modern and full of luxury apartments, The Docklands will be your kind of neighborhood to stay in. Away from the hordes of tourists, the holiday rentals in this area of Dublin are reasonable, up-to-date and tend to be quieter. Known as Dublin's ‘tech hub', the vibe has a very Canary Wharf type of atmosphere; men in suits, classy restaurants and some lovely wine bars.
Howth or Malahide
If you want to escape the city and get a taste of real Ireland, but still within close distance of the centre then why not consider a house for rent in one of the villages just 30 minutes away. Howth is a stunning traditional fishing village with country pubs and beautiful cliff walks. Malahide is another delightful village only half an hour away from central Dublin with plenty of history, castles and restaurants to visit. Our recommendation is to spend a few nights in a Dublin apartment then head to the countryside and rent a holiday apartment to get a real feel of authentic Ireland.
Where to Visit in Dublin?
The Guinness Storehouse
A tourist attraction every Dubliner is proud of is the Guinness Storehouse. The converted grain storehouse of Ireland's most famous brewer, Guinness, is without doubt the most popular museum in town. Thousands of visitors make their way up, through each level learning about the different brewing stages to marketing tactics, eventually reaching the Gravity Bar at the top. Enjoy the views at the top as well as a free pint of Guinness that comes with your ticket. A truly unmissable experience.
National Gallery of Ireland
The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin boasts some 2,500 paintings and other works in mixed media. Enjoy looking around the permanent collection of famous works by renowned artists as well as temporary exhibitions. Free audio guides are available to rent for the permanent collection as well as free public tours at weekends.
Dublin Castle is in the heart of historic Dublin and stands just on the ridge of the River Liffey. The original C13th castle is partially in ruins, you can see this in the Mediaeval Undercroft. Look around original State Apartments and the Royal Chapel to gain an insight into the castle life.
The General Post Office
The General Post Office in Dublin is the headquarters of An Post, the Irish Post Office. This magnificent classical building is situated prominently in the middle of O'Connell Street and is the iconic symbol of the failed 1916 Easter Rising. Step inside and admire the impressive traditional interior.
The Stella Cinema
Get set for a truly unique cinema experience in the Stella Cinema. An iconic cinematic landmark which sits in the heart of Dublin 6. The interior mirrors those of the glitz and glamour of the 1920s, including personal lamps, bulky arm chairs and a grand stage. Visitors go through a surreal experience if watching a futuristic film whilst sitting in a traditional theatre.
Walk along Dublin's Coast
Dublin's lovely long coastline, complete with cliffs and beaching, fresh winds and seaside villages is not to be missed. Travel from the city centre on the efficient DART coastal railway to stretch your legs along the wonderful walking opportunities.