Overview of Hostel
At Avalon House, we pride ourselves on Irish hospitality, an unbelievable location, and helping each of our guests to experience the best that Dublin has to offer. We provide clean, secure and budget accommodation and are located between the legendary nightlife areas of Temple Bar, Camden Street and
From the airport:
The cheapest and best way to get here is on the 16A bus from the airport. It will drop you right beside the hostel on Aungier Street and costs €2.30. Make sure you have exact change as none is given on the bus. The journey lasts about 40/60 minutes and it operates from 7.45am during the week and 8.30am on Sundays. The last bus is 10.40pm except Saturday when it is 10.20pm. Buses go roughly every 20 minutes but check the timetable at the bus stop for exact times. The best way to know where to get off is to just ask the bus driver to let you know - that's the Dublin way!
There is an express Aircoach that operates every 15 minutes from 4.30am to midnight and then half hourly until 4.30am and costs €7. This will drop you off at Trinity College, a ten-minute walk from the hostel. From Trinity walk down Dame Street and take a left on South Great Georges Street. Aungier Street, where we are located, is the continuation of this street. We are on the right-hand side of the road just after the Carmelite church. Street signs are on the sides of buildings in Ireland so watch out for them!
Taxis from the airport cost around €25-€30 and take about 20 minutes depending on the time of day. During rush hour it can take up to 45 minutes.
From Bus Station (Busaras):
Follow the tramline west toward O’Connell Street – a five minute walk. From there you can take a 16, 16A bus southbound on O'Connell Street. Get off the bus on Aungier Street at ‘The Staircase’ coffee house opposite the large grey Carmelite Church. You can see the hostel on the other side of the road – a large red bricked Victorian building. Alternatively, it is only a 20 minute walk from the station. If you print out the map on this site you can find us easily. If you get lost just give us a call on the freephone 1800-AVALON and we’ll send you in the right direction.
From the Ferry Terminal North Wall:
Catch the city express to the Bus Station (Busarus) and follow directions above
From Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal:
A 46A bus will bring you to St. Stephen's Green West from where you are only a 2-minute walk. You can also get the DART to Pearse Street or Tara Street, a 20 minute walk from the hostel.
From Heuston Station
take the 145 bus If you have come by train you do not need to pay for the bus – just insert your ticket in the machine when you get on. Walk to the top of Kildare Street until you get to Stephens Green. Turn right and continue until you reach Grafton street. Follow the Green around to your left and take a right onto York Street. The hostel is at the bottom of this street..
Temple Bar Trinity College St. Stephens Green Grafton Street Dublin Castle Christchurch Cathedral St. Patrick's Cathedral The Guinness Storehouse
Conditions & Policy
You pay for your room upon arrival but please make sure your credit card is valid. Cards are verified the night before arrival and bookings with invalid credit cards may be canceled. If you have booked using a debit card, you must contact the hostel at least 24hrs before arrival to confirm. If you are in any doubt about this please ring and confirm your booking before you arrive. Photo I.D must be shown on check-in - passport, driver's license or European I.D cards Check-in to all rooms is from 2pm onwards. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and cannot share dormitories Please note that all dormitories and toilets are unisex unless otherwise stated. Please note some of our Quad rooms are located in POD 500 & POD 600, these rooms are accessed from outside however the keycard provided will give you access to all public areas of the Hostel. NON-REFUNDABLE RATES - Rules & Restrictions Payments for bookings at Advance Purchase/Non-Refundable rates. Non refundable rates are based on a concession and bookings will not be modified. The full amount due will be charged to the card securing the booking within 24 hours of making the booking. Failure of successful payment within the 24 hours will result in your booking being cancelled without further notification.