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Sky Backpackers

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Really nice hostel in the center of Dublin, full of nice people, good energy and with a really friendly and nice staff. I enjoyed my days here. The room was clean, with good lockers to keep all the stuffs safe. I will come back, next time that I will go to Dublin.

I’m always nervous when it comes to hostels, but Sky Backpackers was brilliant! It’s just across the river from Temple Bar, tucked away in a quiet alley. I stayed in a four-bed girls-only room on the second floor and my roommates were considerate and quiet. The bathroom was really clean and I loved that every bed had its reading light, plug socket, and a small shelf. Staff were polite and breakfast was okay for the price. There’s a big common room with a few computers, you’re welcome to cook your own food in the kitchen, and there’s also a laundry (not sure if it’s free of charge though). It’s quite pricey for a hostel, but I’m happy I paid a bit more to stay at a cleaner, safer place than the average “party hostel”, and would totally recommend it!

Overall, this hostel is a very nice place to stay. I slept in the 6-bed female only dorm and didn't have an issue with any of the other women in the dorm with me for the 4 nights I was there. I did have an issue, however, with the hotel across the alleyway. Our window was directly across from their bar/performance area in the hotel opposite ours and the noise was unbelievable. There was also nothing you could do about the noise, which only got louder as people opened the doors to the performance area to go in and out. I would suggest keeping ear plugs at the front desk to allow people in that room to get some sleep. The bathroom inside the suite was nice and clean so that was definitely nice to see after a long day of tours. Another thing to note is that two separate tour companies drop off right by the hostel so after walking/hiking all day it was nice to only walk 5 minutes to dinner (lots of restaurants nearby) and then five minutes to the hostel. The location really is quite perfect so I would stay there again, I would just bring some sleep aid and ear plugs for Friday/Saturday night.

I was booked into Sky for three days, but ended up staying for 6. Each room has an ensuite bathroom which is heavenly after a long cold day. Easy walking distance to Temple Bar - or most tourist spots in Dublin. Lovely staff. Can't say enough good things about it - highly reccomend.

First off, Sky Backpackers was impressively clean. The kitchen, common areas, rooms, bathrooms, beds, everything! On top of that the staff was extremely friendly! I was traveling alone to Dublin and would recommend this hostel to any solo travelers. Nightly activities keeps the hostel social and fun! 10/10!

When you choose to stay in a hostel in Dublin, you cannot go wrong with Sky Backpackers. If you're first time staying in a hostel, you'll be positively surprised (hostels can actually be very clean, renovated and beds comfy), if you're a backpacker and looking for international community to make new friends and hang out together, this place hosts a wide variety of nationalities and everyone I got to know were super open-minded and up for a city tour together. The streets around can be loud considering that you're literally in the city center and 5-min away from whatever you need, but the blankets are super good so you'll be able to manage! You do need to climb stairs like in most of the hostels so consider that when packing your luggage! The laundry works as well - 2€ for washing and 2€ for drying. There's all sorts of free drinks and food every night to increase the communication between the visitors and the breakfast is very fine as well.

Okay so this was my first visit to a hostel and the first time I was travelling alone. Sky Backpackers had great staff that always helped if you had any questions and kept the rooms clean and tidy. The safety of my belongings was more than sufficient and the commonroom/kitchen was really clean and nice. Overall I really have nothing to complain about. I know some people were not too happy about the nightclub across the streets but I can honestly say it was only on saturday that they were playing for a bit longer and since I spent most of my evenings at a pub myself I really couldnt care less. I really appreciated the stay here and couldnt have asked for a better place on my first "solo travel".

Stayed in a 4bed mixed dorm..bed was was rather small for the 4 of it was thing was toilet n hot shower working..bfast was included which was great..the place was exactly like the pic we saw on the internet when we googled the no tricks here what u see is what u get..Great place to meet people from all over the world as well..the 2 person who checked us in was friendly and helpful..a guy n a lady..sad that i didnt get their name..the perfect the heart of the city..every place we went was just walking distant..went on a tour to kilkenny and wicklow mountain bt thats juat another story ❤❤ is all i can say...cant wait to visit dublin backpackers is the perfect place to stay for me..thanks again..

I only stayed at sky backpackers for two nights and wish I could've stayed longer. Location is short walking distance to all main sights and the hostel itself was clean and comfortable. Loved the communal activities every night! While I was there it was free wine and cheese and it was a great way to get to know everyone before heading out for a drink. Will stay here again when I'm back in Dublin.

The room was fine in room 35. we hade 4 bed en-suite (attached to a private toilet). Door unable to close properly as the lock are loose. Others was good. We had a good sleep although it was a bit small. Breakfast was simple as expected. surrounding was clean. The people are friendly and helpful staff.

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Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Ha' Penny Bridge and The Spire
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Laundry facilities

Located in City Centre North, Sky Backpackers is next to popular attractions like Ha' Penny Bridge and The Spire. This 20-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and coffee/tea in a common area. Centrally located in Dublin, the hostel is also a short walk from O'Connell Bridge and General Post Office.


At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 20 rooms are shared and have free international calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and cable TV.

Property features

At Sky Backpackers, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. Airport transportation is made easy with a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) for EUR 7 per person. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This smoke-free hostel also has a TV in a common area.

Room options

Double Room, Ensuite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

One bed in 10 bed mixed dorm, Ensuite

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

One bed in 8 bed mixed dorm, Ensuite

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

One Bed in a Female Dorm Room for 6 people with Ensuite Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 357 reviews