We asked lots of our lovely hostel guests what they most enjoyed doing during their stay at Isaacs hostel in Dublin and here are our survey results of the Top 10 guest favourite things to do in Dublin.
1. Hostels Pub Crawl
Our pub crawl is amazing if you want to meet people and discover pubs with live music in Dublin. It’s a crawl with fun professional guides. You have discounts in each bar. Every night 8 different hostels participate in the pub crawl so there are lots of people to meet. It starts between 8.00 pm and 8.30 pm at the Mercantile Bar.
When you have done the crawl once, you can do it again and again for free!
More info: http://www.backpackerpubcrawl.com/dublin/
2. Free Walking Tour
Our free walking tour is a handy way to discover the big attractions if you are in Dublin for the first time. The tour start at 10.25 am every morning. You don’t need to book. You just have to wait at the reception. The guide comes in to Isaacs and calls “Anybody for the free walking tour”? Simples!
More info: https://www.generationtours.com/dublin
Guinness Storehouse is a really famous attraction in Dublin. It opened in 2000 and they has received over four millions visitors. The museum cover 7 floors where you can discover the secret of the Guinness Beer. You will have the opportunity to taste and to serve a beer in the 360 bar at the top with views all over Dublin.
More info: https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en
4. Ha’penny Bridge
Ha’penny Bridge is the most renowned pedestrian bridge in Dublin and probably the most photographed. This bridge cross the Liffey River and leads you from the Northside to the Southside and in the popular Temple bar area.
5. Trinity College
Trinity College is the oldest university of Ireland. It was founded by Queen Elisabeth 1 and is Irelands most famous university. Not to be missed if only to wander in and out if only to mingle with the students at the Cricket pitch pavilions bar during the summer months. Of course you can be more cultured land visit the book of Kells and the library there.
More info: http: https://www.tcd.ie/
Do you want to discover the secret of Irish whiskey? The Irish Whiskey Museum is an interactive exhibition with a very good professional guide. You will have the opportunity to taste all different types of whiskey brands – it is centrally located just opposite Trinity College .
More info: http://www.irishwhiskeymuseum.ie
7. Pubs with music Dublin is awash with Pubs with music and a guest local favourite is the Celt
Only 2 minutes away from Isaacs Hostel, so it is quite handy if you want that ‘quiet’ drink before bed or in our case after work. There is live music every night, a nice blend of locals and tourists and friendly bar staff who create the perfect local genuine experience that many of our Hostellers seek They also serve excellent Irish food that is cooked in that comes from the brilliant chefs in the Bon Crubeen restaurant next door. There has been known to be many a late night in here with a music session going on until the early hours.
More info: http://www.thecelt.ie/
Portherhouse is a pub where you can find a lot of different beers from all over the world. It’s situated near Grafton Street.
Taste their delicious apple cider
More info: http://www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-central.php
Bad Bobs is a cosy pubs with live music every night until late. On Friday and Saturday, there is a DJ with a saxophonist. They offer you 2 cocktails for only €10.
More info: https://www.badbobs.ie/
8. Grafton Street
Grafton street is famous for its shopping. With Department stores to chain and designer stores there is something for everyone. Grafton street musicians and street entertainers are in abundance and add to the atmosphere if you just want to browse or take a break from shopping. More info: http://graftonstreet.ie/
Howth is a beautiful Irish village situated on the East of Dublin. With a beautiful harbour great pubs and restaurants and a stunning Cliff views where you can walk to admire the silence and the sea. Don’t forget to have a look at the Howth Market and tuck into the freshest sea food meal before leaving!
10. Cliffs of Moher / Galway city
Cliffs of Moher are the most visited attraction a day tour from Dublin. It offers you an amazing view of the wild Atlantic. Galway is a beautiful city where you can find a lot a tiny pubs, shops, and amazing landscapes if you want to go to the coast.