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Sky Backpackers

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Pros: Wonderfully located (5 minutes walking to: bus stop to/from airport, Trinity College, Grafton Street, Temple Bar area), clean, modern bathroom in ensuite 6 bed female, dividers on bed, large underbed lockers (bring your own lock), chargers in each bunk, strong free WiFi. Cons: There is a pub across the street, and if you have the misfortune of having the room directly across from it as I did, you will be treated to your own personal concert of crappy covers of American songs until 1AM on Fri & Sat night. It's so loud it's as if the music was being played in the room. If you are a heavy sleeper like me, it's no problem. If you're a light sleeper, you probably want to stay somewhere else. This is not your average muffled music and noise from drunk pub-goers on the street which you can pretty much expect at any hostel. Hostel is also pricey, but you should know that when you look up prices. Social atmosphere is meh - not the best but not the worst I've seen.

Staff members are really nice and the facility is quite complete. They have daily specials on provisions like wine/burgers/drinks. Simple but good enough to foster a good atmosphere for diverse culture groups. Ines and Alina are definitely the stars and very helpful to everyone if they have any errands/questions.

I've stayed in this hostel for 2 nights, 6 beds female dorm, which was quite small but clean and had everything you need, sockets (with USB so no need for adaptors), light and a little shelf for every bed, very confy mattress and totally warm room which was such a plus in that very cold week. Since it's a small room, every sound resulted in being quite loud, especially using the toilet (en suite) and opening the luggages lockers that are under the beds. On the other hand the toilet was also very clean and the shower was so so nice, powerful and always with hot water and soap. They clean it every morning. A plus is the pub in front that offers celtic nights with traditional live music, sometimes the hostel organise evenings to socialise, good for solo travellers, Thursday one was completely empty while Friday's (beer night) was full and allowed me to make some friends and continue the evening with them :) The reception staff was always very very helpful and happy to help with any questions, most of them also speak Spanish :) Very central for any attraction, would happily go back.

We were slightly alarmed when walking down the small alleyway to get to the hostel, but once you are inside the atmosphere and hospitality are brilliant. There were 6 of us in total and we hired a private dorm with ensuite. Our room and bathroom were immaculate as was the rest of the hotel. Each bunk had a metal cage which is big enough to fit a hand luggage size suitcase and any valuables. I recommend you bring a padlock as this is the only place to secure your belongings.There is a large kitchen where breakfast was served for 3€ or you could use the facilities to cook your own food, with complementary tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits. There was a large lounge area and dining room. Laundry services were also available. We were able to hire towels for a 5€ deposit, which was returned when giving back the towel. We were also able to borrow a hairdryer. I saw that some people had previously reviewed that nearby bars were noisy, so brought ear plugs with me, however the hostel does provide free ones. We did not need them though, as noise was not an issue for the 3 nights we stayed. Each evening the hostel hosted free evenings, comprising of free alcohol, burgers, cheese and wine, cookies and ice cream along with a lot more. The hostel is in a great location, with just a few minutes walk to Temple Bar. I would highly recommend this hostel and it was very reasonably priced. The staff were helpful. We were able to book a day tour through them with Wild Rover to Belfast. This was a great day out. Be warned there is no lift in the hostel, especially if you are on the 3rd floor.

Stayed at Sky Backpackers for a weekend with friends - hiring out several of the rooms. Its tucked away down an alleyway on the opposite side of the river to Temple Bar, so in an ideal spot for quick access to many areas in Dublin! Staff were all friendly and helpful and the hostel is modern and clean! The common areas are furnished really nicely offering comfortable seating to chill out in. The bedrooms were also clean and tidy with each bunkbed having a light and power/usb sockets for charging. The room did get very hot on the one night and on opening the window we found it very noisy being opposite a hotel bar with loud music, but we kept the window shut to hide away the music and opened it again during the night. There are free ear plugs at reception. But otherwise the hostel was quiet with no noise disturbance from other rooms. We didn't try breakfast as there are other cafes nearby. Overall the hostel is more upmarket and this maybe reflective in the price, but I didn't arrange the booking so not sure how it compares to other places. However it was a very pleasant stay with no issues and I would stay again if in Dublin if the price was comparable when searching for accommodation.

Really nice hostel, rooms were very clean and the bed had covers and places to charge your phone without an adaptor. However some beds weren't working and the shower in our room would not stay hot. The common room was really nice and there are many opportunities to meet new people. The breakfast cost 3 euros and was worth it, really good options for food. The kitchen was opened most of the time and offered free hot drinks and biscuits. The location was a really good spot.

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.

2-4 Lane Litton Dublin Dublin

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 Dublin, 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 City Centre North, 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 367 reviews