Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Top 5 Tips for Dublin on a Budget

Before I left for Dublin I had everyone telling me just how expensive it is, but being a poor student it meant that I didn’t have a lot of dosh to blow. At the same time I wanted to really enjoy my time there and I did so with only £50 spending money. These are my top 5 tips for doing as I did.

   1.  Utilize your hostel

Hostels always have tonnes of great (free or cheap) activities to do that will keep those Euros in your pocket. From the kitchen to book swap, free meals and walking tours, try it all. In general hostels are a great place for meeting new people and don’t be afraid to ask the staff what great cheap things there are to do. Chances are they know them all off by heart.

    2.  Prioritise

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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Hostel Review - Times Hostel College Street - Dublin

I have stayed in a lot of hostels in my time, from the scammers (Dar Warda, Fez) to the downright disgusting (Hostel 63, London) to the ridiculous friendly (Oporto Invinctus, Porto) and by now I’ve got a taste for what I like in a hostel. I like it fun and friendly with a community sort of vibe. When travelling is a priority sadly you have to keep things cheap, but with the right hostel that’s always an option.

Toilet doors are normally a must.

Times Hostel College Street was warm and welcoming from the beginning. READ MORE>>