What a wonderful city Dublin is it has so much to offer and I feel I have packed a lot into my 24 hours here.
I flew with Ryanair from Newcastle and then took a number 16 bus from outside Dublin airport into Dublin. There are plenty of tourists info places around so I stopped to get directions to my hostel which was around a ten minute walk from the city centre.
I found my hostel pretty easily which was just tucked off the main road. I stayed at the Times Hostel in Camden Place, a trendy clean hostel with friendly staff and in house events every evening if you wanted to go to them. I was pleased to find I was upgraded to a room to myself with en suite plus a free breakfast next day. Not bad for €20. The hostel is also close to some great bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs.
I packed a lot into my 24 hours here. I saw Grafton Street where the main shops are and the next day visited Temple Bar. I was lucky enough to find a lovely new age and crystal shop and stopped in to buy a few treats which I couldn’t resist.
It was also nice to see some street art too
After a few hours round the city, I made my way back to the hostel stopping for a wonderful hot chocolate en route.
Next day I left my hostel and headed for Trinity University college where I had a look round and viewed the book of Kells and the ancient library.
After this I then hopped on a city tour bus for an hour tour round the city. It’s a great way to pack a lot of sightseeing into your trip and you know it would take too long to walk, especially when on a 24 hour trip.
The whole trip cost me under £50. I booked my hostel via hostel.com. For the best hot chocolate in town go to Butlers as they do awesome hot chocolate and artisan confectionery. If you don’t get time to go into Butlers while in Dublin, there is a Butlers chocolatier at the airport.
I got a bus from and to the airport. I got the 16 into Dublin which is the cheapest way at €3.30 and I got the 747 airport express bus to the airport which cost €6.00 these prices were correct at the time of my writing this blog.
There is plenty to do at the airport while awaiting your flight. Ryanair flights leave from terminal one. The departure lounge is like a shopping mall with lots of cafés and shops plenty to keep you occupied until your board the plane.