Four Courts Hostel

15/17 Merchants Quay, Dublin

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Four Courts Hostel


Overview of Hostel

Dublin's favourite hostel has everything you require. We have the best location for visiting the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, Temple bar and the Brazen Head - Ireland's oldest pub!!
We were voted Dublin's best hostel in February 2011 and Lets go guidebook states 'Best hostel in Dublin'.

From Nights People


Airlink 747 Express Bus:
This bus will take you right into the city centre.
For convenience, get off on Ushers Quay (you will hear them mention Four Courts Hostel when the stop is announced and there is also a screen that will say Usher’s Quay/Four Courts Hostel).
From there, walk back in the direction from which the bus came, keep straight through the traffic lights and you will find us.
Single tickets for this service cost €6.
A return ticket is €10.
Journey time is about 30-40 minutes.
The service runs from 6:00am until about 23:30.
When you want to get back to the airport, the bus-stop is on the opposite the river from that stop on Usher’s Quay.

Bus number 16:
This is a public bus.
You can get off at O'Connell St.
From there, it’s about a 10-15 minute walk to the hostel and we'll explain how, in more detail, below.
This bus takes longer than the Airlink bus as there are more stops along the way.
It is cheaper however; the price is €3.30 for a single fare.
If you get a 90 minute ticket from the ticket machine next to the bus at the airport, it is only €3.10 and you can skip the queue to get on the bus itself!
Who's looking out for you?! ;)

It can be quite cheap if there are a few of you.
Some taxi drivers will agree to a fixed rate if you just ask them.
The more people there are in your group, the cheaper it will be per person.
The total cost would be from €20-€30, on average.

If you are arriving late at night, this bus runs every half-hour from 23:55 until 03:25 and then every 15 minutes until 23:55 again.
It will take you to Trinity College, which is about 10/15 minutes from the hostel by foot.

Walking from O'Connell Street:
Turn right after you cross the bridge so that the river is on your right side.
Walk down along the riverside until you've passed four bridges.
Once you pass the 4th bridge we'll be on your left-hand side, halfway between it and the next bridge.
There is a big sign that says HOSTEL so you won't miss it.
If you are still unsure, look across the river and you should see a big building, topped with a large dome; that's the Four Courts (not the Four Courts Hostel).

From the Bus Station:
You can also take the Luas (Tram) for €1.80 and get off at The Four Courts stop.
We are just across the river.
Alternatively, it is a 20/25 minute walk.

From the Train Station:
Take the 25a, 25b, 79, 79a, 66x, 67x, 25x or 51d Bus, for 2 stops (€1.95).
The Luas also runs between Heuston and The Four Courts stop, again, at €1.80.
The walk would be about 20 minutes.

From Dublin Ferry Port:
Take the 53 Bus for 17 stops (€1.95) to Talbot Street, Gardiner Street.
From there take the Red Luas towards Tallaght or Saggart for 3 stops (€1.80) to The Four Courts.
We are across the river from The Four Courts.

If you are driving follow the signs to the city centre which will lead you to the south bank of the River Liffey, pass four traffic bridges and we are on the left!

Getting from the hostel back to the Airport:
Have you got a ridiculously early flight out of Dublin?
We have an airport shuttle bus service that leaves from our hostel every 30 minutes from 03:30 – 11:00.
The journey takes 30 minutes and costs €7 per person.
Just book it through reception the day before you leave.
Precious sleeping time saved! Yaaahh..

Located near

The historic Four Courts building where the climax to the Irish civil war was fought. The Brazen Head- Ireland's oldest Pub. The Guinness Storehouse & Jameson Whiskey Distillery Temple bar Christchurch and St. Patrick's Cathedral Phoenix Park & Dublin Zoo Located overlooking the River Liffey.

Conditions & Policy

Credit Cards Accepted

Groups: A list of names of guest will also be required and a code of conduct will be issued.A bond of €250 is held and returned upon departure as long as no complaints are received. We'll try to put friends in the same room but we can't guarantee it. Please note that children under 18 cannot share in dorms, they must be booked into a private room. Cancellations need to be made by 3pm the day before arrival; seven days before arrival for groups of six or more. Check out is 10:30 am and check in on day of arrival will be between 1 and 3 pm depending on what floor you are staying on. Please note that bookings for St.Patrick's Day/ Rugby weekends and New Years Eve have a cancellation of 7 days and in the event of no show or late cancellation for either of these events then the full amount of the booking will be charged. Limited car parking is available for €10 per overnight stay. A key deposit of €50/Valid ID is required which is returned when the car park key is returned. Phew!! That's it. What you really need to know is that we will do everything possible to ensure you enjoy your time in Dublin. * Please note: We are entitled to do a pre-authorisation for groups of 6 people and over. The pre-auth will be the total for the first night’s stay and can take up to 10 workings days to be reinstated back into account depending on card type.