Abrahams Hostel is located on Lower Gardiner Street, just a 5 min walk from O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main thoroughfare. All Dublin’s main tourist attractions such as Trinity College, Grafton Street and the Temple Bar area are all within 15 mins walk of the hostel.
82-83 Lower Gardiner Street,
Telephone: 00 (353) 1 855 0600
Fax: 00 (353) 1 855 0598
When you arrive at Dublin airport arrivals hall (terminal 1 or 2) various buses are located outside the main arrival hall doors.
Airlink (747) – The Airlink is an express bus into the city centre. It runs from 04:45 -00:30 7 days a week and goes approximately every 15 mins. The price is €7.00 for a single, €12 for return, €3.00 for under 16s and €5 return for under 16s. Once you’re on the bus the stop you are looking for is Gardiner Street – ask the driver to let you know when the bus has arrived here and Abrahams is right across the street!
16 – If you want a cheaper option than the Airlink, you can take the regular Dublin bus, number 16, that leaves from outside the terminal 1 arrivals hall. It will take a little longer as it will make a lot of stops on the way to the city centre but is a good way to save a few euros. The bus runs from 8.00–23.30 on Mon – Sat and 8.20–23.30 on Sundays.
The fare is €3.30 and you must have exact change for the driver as they cannot give you change in return and you cannot pay with notes, coins only. Get off the bus at O’Connell Street (Just look out for the spire!) and Abrahams is just a 7 min walk from your stop following the directions below.
Aircoach – The Aircoach is another express bus from the airport which leaves from both terminals into the city centre. It’s a little more expensive (€7 single, €12 return), but it runs 24 hours a day and the bus is a bit more comfy too. There are ticket stands outside the terminals, make sure to tell them you’re going to the city centre. Get off the bus at O’Connell Street/The Gresham Hotel (stops are announced on the bus) and follow the directions below.
Airport shuttle – We do have an airport shuttle service that will collect you from Abrahams reception at off peak hours for your return journey to the airport which leaves every 30 mins between 03.00-11.00 and is €7 one way (€6 per person if there’s a group of 4 or more). They can also collect you from the airport when you arrive if you book a day in advance on their website www.airportshuttle.ie but it must be for 4 people or more for airport collection.
Taxi – A taxi from the airport will be roughly between €25-€30 depending on the time of day and the traffic.
Busáras is the main bus station in Dublin for all national bus routes. The bus station is right beside us at Abrahams just a 4 min walk away (see below).
There are two main train stations for national routes arriving into Dublin city; Heuston station and Connolly station.
Heuston Station – If you’re arriving in to Dublin by train into Heuston station, probably the easiest way to get to the hostel is to take a left when you exit the station and walk to the Heuston stop on the Luas (tram) line. You can buy your ticket from the machines on the platform. Take the Luas until the Busáras stop. The names of the stops are well signposted. Once you get off the Luas, it’s a quick 4 min walk, the same directions as from the bus station above.
Connolly – Arriving in to Connolly station means you have just a short walk to the hostel following the direction below.
Dublin Port – Arriving into Dublin port with Irish ferries you can take the express bus (timetable and info here: http://www.irishferries.com/uk-en/faq/dublin-bus-times/) which brings you to Busáras, the main bus station. From there you can walk to Abrahams in 4 mins following the directions above.
Dun Laoghaire – If you’re arriving by boat into Dun Laoghaire, you can walk to the Dun Laoghaire DART (train) station and buy a ticket to Connolly station at the ticket desk. The train will take about 25-30 mins. Once you get off at Connolly you can follow the directions above.