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The 10 best Airbnbs in Dublin

Stay in the Irish capital in style at one of its coolest Airbnbs

Written by
Danielle Goldstein
Rhys Thomas
Rosemary Waugh
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Camila Karalyte

Found on the Republic of Ireland’s east coast, Dublin is a capital city jam-packed with fun. It's soaked in history and plays host to endless glorious pubs and restaurants. But whether you fancy a foodie holiday or want to watch one of the many gigs and games (check out the Aviva Stadium), you certainly won't be short on things to do. Plus, it’s by the sea! You can't beat the sea.

Of course, to truly take in the city, you’ll need a good base to recharge your batteries at night (or early in the morning, we won't judge), which is why we’ve gathered the capital’s very best Airbnbs. From central locations to beautiful beach-side homes and cute, quaint cottages, here are some seriously cool Airbnbs in Dublin.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Best Dublin Airbnbs

The converted stable yard in Blanchardstown
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1. The converted stable yard in Blanchardstown

Like the people of Dublin, this Airbnb is full of charm, character, and simply lovely. This gorgeous converted stableyard Airbnb is just the place for relaxing after visiting the bustling city centre - and not a bad place to stroll into at 3 am from a night out. It sleeps up to nine guests in four bedrooms, making it a great place for families or a group of friends visiting Dublin. The Airbnb is situated on the edge of the famous Phoenix Park and only ten minutes away from golf courses, should you consider yourself a golfer (the property provides golf clubs, too). Explore the beautiful surrounding areas or hop to the city only ten minutes away. It's the ideal place for a trip combining fun, culture, and relaxation. You'll also have access to a sauna. Pack your Speedos!

Rooms? Four. Sleeps nine guests.
Mood? Old world charm.
Location perks? This gorgeous Airbnb is located at the literal gate of Phoenix Park. Happy roaming.
Budget range? A steal.

The contemporary city studio in the Docklands
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2. The contemporary city studio in the Docklands

Located in Dublin's up-and-coming area of the Docklands, this Airbnb studio is part of the recent development, Beckett Locke. It's giving co-living energy with a sense of play – you'll find co-working spaces and a lounge bar on the ground floor. Inside your fully equipped studio, you've got a kitchen, living space and open plan bedroom – complete with a wardrobe, marble countertops, an uber-modern bathroom and rainfall shower, as well as sweeping views of the docks. This is the digital nomad's dream in the heart of Dublin.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Modern delights.
Location perks? In the heart of Dublin's city centre.
Budget range? Can be a little pricey – try book in advance if you can.

Duplex penthouse with skyline views
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3. Duplex penthouse with skyline views

Enjoy the retro vibes of this stylishly decorated flat down by the docks. We’re totally here for that geometric-print brown wallpaper and the 60s leather sofa, both of which give it a distinct whiff of Don Draper and friends. The other star feature is the winding ornate staircase which leads upwards to the calming main bedroom suite and a little lounge area. Stay here and you’ll be very close to the absolute heart of the city, while avoiding some of the loudest parts at nighttime. Great transport links as well.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps five guests.
Mood? Mad Men in modern Dublin.
Location perks? Lovely watery views over George’s Dock.
Budget range? Splash out for that bit ‘extra’.

The stone cottage near Castletown
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4. The stone cottage near Castletown

If you're looking for a trip down history lane on your visit to Dublin, this Airbnb is the one for you. Just five minutes from your stone cottage is Castletown – Ireland's earliest Palladian-style house, built between 1722 and 1729. The local town is filled with rich history for you to discover – made even better when you're retiring to your very cosy stone cottage after a day spent exploring. The best part? It's just 12 miles out of the city centre. 

Rooms? Two. Sleeps five guests.
Mood? Cobbled cottage core.
Location perks? In a super secluded location on the outskirts of the Leixlip Village. 
Budget range? Well priced.

A New York Loft in Dublin 8
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5. A New York Loft in Dublin 8

A burst of eccentric colour and clutter (in the best way) greets those lucky enough to have booked a stay at this New York-style loft flat in Dublin 8. Things to like: the extra-large house plants, the huge number of books (never trust a house with too few books), the mismatched furniture and the wall of shoes. Other things to like: a gold bicycle, roses by the loo and a headless lady vase full of dried flowers. This place rocks.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Colourful, quirky light-filling city-living.
Location perks? All the fun of the Dublin 8 fair (top eateries, attractions and trad pubs).
Budget range? Nice price.

The cosy cabin in Howth
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6. The cosy cabin in Howth

This cosy Airbnb near Dublin is the perfect beach getaway from big city life. Just 45 minutes away from the city centre, this cabin is all you need to relax by the sea. Howth is filled to the brim with all things coastal – think beach cafes, bars and restaurants – and to say it's a postcard-perfect village would be an understatement. As for the cabin, it's a two-bedroom property overlooking the ocean, with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom to make yourself fully at home. Oh, and if you're here over the weekend, be sure to hit the market stalls for local produce and quirky curios

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Romantic getaway.
Location perks? You can't beat waking up to the ocean's fresh breeze. 
Budget range? Worth every penny.

George Street Apartment
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7. George Street Apartment

If you make most of your life decisions based on FOMO then this flat might be a good place to book when you stay in Dublin. Don’t worry about the (pretty inevitable) bit of city life noise at night and instead focus on just what a great location this is. Other things to think about? Well, it’s a super cute loft space with the bed in an alcove, a big piano and a nice mustard colour chair. There’s also a neat kitchen space with lots of useful things like a washing machine. But who cares about washing things when you’re

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? If you came to party…
Location perks? Right in the thick of it all.
Budget range? You pay for the location.

The historic oval studio in central Dublin

8. The historic oval studio in central Dublin

This quirky Georgian studio on a quiet street absolutely oozes charm. Built in 1792, the self-contained apartment lies at the top of the oval-shaped part of the building, where there’s a double bed on a mezzanine, kitchenette, lounge area and separate bathroom – it's a perfect amount of space for a couple. Nearby, you’ll find plenty of restaurants and cafés, as well as the Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art, Writers’ Museum, and Gate Theatre – all less than a 10-minute walk away. This is opulent living in the very heart of the city, a perfect place for a couple's getaway. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps three guests.
Mood? A slice of history.
Location perks? An easy 10 minutes walk from downtown and all it has to offer.
Budget range? A great deal indeed.

The romantic artisan cottage in Portobello

9. The romantic artisan cottage in Portobello

This quaint nineteenth-century cottage beside the Grand Canal sleeps two with ease. Its white exterior, sky-blue door, and pink roses remind you more of the Med than Ireland, but even a glimmer of sunlight on the terrace makes it a delightful place to stay. Otherwise, head off to nearby Camden Street for a bite to eat and drink, or take a 20-minute stroll into the city centre. Airy, chic, and on Dublin centre's doorstep, truly little more you could need! 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Boho artsy vibes.
Location perks? In the heart of Dublin's gorgeous Portobello. 
Budget range? A fantastic deal.

The loft apartment in central Dublin

10. The loft apartment in central Dublin

If you want to be close to just about everything Dublin offers, this Victorian red brick is worth looking at. This elegant four-bed overlooks the bustling Exchequer Street, host to numerous bars, restaurants and shops. If you manage to leave the street, St. Stephen's Green and the Little Museum of Dublin are only a 10-minute stroll, as is the River Liffey in the other direction. When you're done buzzing around the core of Dublin, unwind on the balcony by helping yourself to the drinks and games cupboard. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps five guests.
Mood? Luxury living. 
Location perks? Walking distance from some of the best bars, restaurants and shops Dublin has to offer.
Budget range? Very well priced.

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