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Sky Backpackers

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here as we just wanted somewhere to get our heads down for the night. We were pleasantly surprised at how good this place is. It was clean and the facilities were good. It also had a communal room making it easy to meet others. Loved the decor as well. Great stay!

I stayed for two nights and three days in a four bed dorm . There are four cage boxes under the lower bed for storing your back pack contents . Comfort room is attached and common for the 4 pax . One starts adjusting to others which is fun. I had three other room partners - two ladies and one male. We were from India ( me) Russia ( the lady under my bed that is lower bed) a guy from Aus and s lady from Canada. We did manage to interact with each other which is the most enjoyable aspect of stay. Mercifully all the 4 of us were non-snorers so sleeping was possible. The best thing about this Hostel is it's very spacious meeting place , spacious kitchen , dining area ,Toilet facilities , PCs with wifi connection and funny but delightful interior decorations. Break fast was included and you can make your own from the vide choice of continental items kept in the kitchen . You can walk into the kitchen anytime for free coffee or tea and relax in the meeting room . You can also buy stuff from any Convenience Store and cook your own dinner . The location is fantastic and there is a general bonhomie among the Hostel inmates. After check out one can store luggage in the cloakroom on ground floor . For a back packer's Hostel the tariff is high but then the location and friendly informal atmosphere is contagious . The Receptionists also often acts as Break Fast supervisor and she takes excellent care of you without infringement. I am a pure vegetarian and she helped me to pull out edible food from the treasure chest. I forgot her name but know she belongs to Portugal. She is helped in the Reception by a girl from Chilli and both of them are great assets to SBP . They are friendly ,courteous, helpful and make you feel at home My appreciation to these two lovely ladies.

We were only at this hostel for one night but it was just lovely! Great location, comfy beds, individual plugs. Breakfast isn't free as the trip advisor site says, it's 3 Euro. Great breakfast though!

I'm sure there are quieter hostels, but with this location there's not much you can do. I liked the beds, the room is clean and there's a nice crowd. Not the youngest people (25s 30s 35s), so that suited me well. They have free drinks at night, which is a nice opportunity to meet everyone.

Stayed here for 3 nights in September 2017. Our room was fairly basic, but it was clean and tidy. Sky Backpackers is in a great location and right near the main shopping street, however it was quite expensive for a hostel.

It was my first experience ever staying in a hostel and I am so happy and grateful I got to have this experience at Sky Backpackers. I had absolutely no trouble finding the place once I got off of the Sky Bus from the airport. I arrived a little earlier than check in time but my room was already ready which was super nice. The security of the hostel was really nice. The room itself was 2 bunk beds, and a bathroom. Each bed had its own little privacy side piece covering your face while you sleep which was nice to block the light of someone going to the bathroom. The room itself was a bit hot and muggy due to the summer heat, and especially when someone uses the shower. On evenings the club next door has live music so if the window is open it is so so so loud, I recommend wearing ear plugs to sleep. It was so nice that someone comes and makes your bed each day. That was a really nice touch for a hostel. Each bed has a power bar above your head which has lights, USB ports, and a charging port. Every bunk has a grate under the bed to store all of your things. You will need a lock for it though. ALTHOUGH, I did not use a lock at all and all of my roommates were so amazing and so trustworthy I never locked anything and didn't have a problem. it was a really nice atmosphere there. The bathroom was clean and quaint. Really small but it was functional. There were NO towels, so I went to a store called Pennys and got a towel for 5 euros. I think the hostel might supply towels in the lobby but I didn't find that out until I checked out. There was lots happening each night down in the common area but I was always out exploring and going on adventures to be in the hostel for much time. I would recommend this hostel to anyone looking for an amazing time and meeting amazing people. I talked with other backpackers and they did also complain about how expensive this hostel is for being a hostel...

Great hostel with friendly staff. The rooms are nice and clean with usb plug and light above each bed. The bathrooms are ensuite to the room. Plenty of space for bags with an underbed locker and floor space. 50m down an ally off the main street so queit but great location 1min walk from O'Connell street. Really good communal facilities. Only negative was room get quite hot in the middle of summer with 6 ppl in the room.

Picked this place for a long weekend visit with a mate. Room was compact, but with everything necessary. Very clean, good shower. Staff friendly. Location excellent, perhaps a little loud for sensitive sleepers (I'm not one!). Would certainly stay again. Also easy to reach by bus from the airport in about 30 mins for 7€.

I stayed here June/July 2017. I was travelling on my own and was perfect for a solo traveller. Great location to bus stop for airport and so close to all the action and bars in Dublin. Every evening they had either free drinks or food and guests and staff got together and went out to pub/bar crawl. Staff were really great and felt more like other guests than staff which was really nice but had all the info for the best trips and things to do. Breakfast was great in the morning. Room and en suite was really clean and tidy and great, I stayed in a mixed dorm as I wasn't bothered as to who I was sharing with but was great they have an option for Families and all female rooms. Everything was brilliant from cost to accommodation to staff. Would definitely stay here again and would definitely recommend this place to anyone travelling and needing a place to stay.

I had a really great stay at Sky Backpackers hostel. The staff is really nice and helpful all the time and they have information about a lot of great stuff to do in Dublin, cool daytrips included. I stayed in 6- female - dorm and was surprised about the size, the room wasn't too small at all. The bathrooms are cleaned daily. Please remember to bring a lock if you want to lock your things up. They offer different free things every evening like wine & cheese, or even Burgers. And you can also get free towels, you have to pay 5€ as a deposit, but you'll get that money back afterwards. Only bad point: the matress was an old one, with metal springs, not nice sleeping on it. So if you aren't just looking for a place to sleep but also for getting in touch with new people feel a bit of Dublin's vibe, then really choose this hostel ;)

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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 343 reviews