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Hostelworld Reveals Its Top 10 Irish Hostels

By Dave Simpson

Online booking platform Hostelworld has revealed its top 10 Irish hostels as part of its annual HOSCARs rankings.

Compiled from approximately one million reviews of 35,000 properties, ratings for the HOSCARs are based on customer experience, value for money, location, security, staff, atmosphere, facilities and cleanliness.

Talking to Independent.ie Travel, Hostelworld CEO Feargal Mooney asserted, "The hostel market in Ireland is showing strong growth." He said bookings for Ireland rose 4% last year, with US travellers accounting for 23.4% of all Irish hostel bookings.

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Mooney added that due to 90% of Irish hostels now offering private rooms, "more couples and short-stay visitors [are] opting for hostels than ever before."

Hostelworld's Top 10 Irish hostels are:

  1. Galway City Hostel, Galway
  2. The Times Hostel, Dublin 3.
  3. Jacobs Inn, Dublin 4.
  4. The Black Sheep, Killarney, Co. Kerry
  5. The Hideout Hostel, Dingle, Co. Kerry
  6. Sky Backpackers, Dublin
  7. Kinlay Eyre Square, Galway
  8. Neptunes Town Hostel, Killarney, Co. Kerry
  9. The Grapevine Hostel, Dingle, Co. Kerry
  10. Garden Lane Backpackers, Dublin
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