The heart of Temple Bar, Dublin (a)

Apartment - Private room · Music Hall, Copper Alley, Dublin 2, Ireland

This comfortable double bedroom is right in the heart of the city! It comfortably fits two and is centrally located in a quiet area of Temple Bar, just minutes from most key sights. Enjoy a full kitchen, roof access, and easy access public transport.

The Space

This is a great two bed, private room in the heart of Temple Bar, but on the quiet end! Everything in Dublin City Centre is no more than a five minute walk away and all the major transport hubs such as Train and Dart stations, Luas Tram and Bus stops to all parts of Dublin are within very easy reach. The AirLink bus from Dublin airport stops almost at our front door!

Wireless internet, including use of a netbook is included as are multiple iPod/iPhone chargers and powered speakers. multiple plug converters for plug types from all around the world. There is also a large LCD TV with a wide range of channels in the living room.

We provide all bedclothes and towels and there is a clothes washer and dryer if you wish to freshen up your clothes during your stay. There is also a hairdryer and You will have exclusive use of your own bathroom which has a shower and a full sized bath.

The apartment is free most weekdays and weeknights and many weekend days as well.

As there are over 200 restaurants and cafes within a 10 minute walk from the apartment you won't be short of places to eat! If you wish to cook for yourself the there are also full kitchen facilities in the apartment.

You essentially have all of Dublin city at your feet when you stay with me. You will have no need for transport of any kind to get around the city and can easily walk to a huge number of cultural and tourist spots.

On confirmation all guests receive a 1,000 word document with tons of hints and tips, including the best way to get from the airport, suggestions for things to do and see along with a list of good places to eat.

Your host is a photography tutor who is usually on hand to point out the great spots to photograph in this beautiful the city and beyond.

Guest Access

Guests will have full access to the apartment, including the kitchen, TV/Cable and full washing facilities with a washing machine and dryer in the kitchen.

Interaction with Guests

When schedules allow, Dave will normally meet you off the bus from the airport and bring you up to the apartment. He will also give you an in-depth overview of where to visit and eat in the immediate vicinity of the apartment.

The Neighborhood

We are so close to everything that it's almost criminal! The nearest coffee shop is 55 seconds (with many, many more within a 5 minute walk), the nearest pub is 45 seconds away (and again, with so many to choose from within easy walking distance) which the choice of restaurants almost endless.

Getting around

We are right on the Stop Number 10 from the Airlink airport bus and are within easy reach of the main train stations and central bus station.

Other Things to Note

Single bookings are not accepted for weekend nights (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) until a few days before the date, if available. Please contact me via the Airbnb messaging system if you have any queries about single night weekend bookings.

As an added security measure I also do not take bookings from guests who have no profile pic, or whose pic is of something that is obviously not them.

Experience: Business
Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Great location and host! Had a wonderful time!!

    April 2014
  • Dave is a very welcoming, friendly, and helpful host. He was always available prior to and during our stay, though we had no issues to contact him about! The flat couldn't be in a better location. It is mere minutes to amazing restaurants, Trinity College, and great shopping. The fact that the flat was set back from the main street meant that you were right in the amazing area of Temple Bar, but weren't kept awake by any outside noises. The room was exactly as pictured, and the flat had a clean kitchen with any appliances you might need to cook your meals. We highly recommend booking with Dave if you are looking for a safe and comfortable place to call 'home' while in the heart of Dublin. Thanks again Dave! We will definitely be back!

    April 2014
  • We had a nice stay at Daves Apartment. He is a great host and told us a lot about the city when we arrived. The location is almost in the city centre, so you don't need a bus or train to get there. Overall it's was a greate time in Irland and I can highly recommend Dave and his Apartment.

    April 2014
  • Staying at Dave's apartment was perfect! We had no problems during our stay there. The bed is a bit small for two people but perfect for just a place to sleep. The kitchen was fully equipped although we didn't use it. Although we only saw Dave once, he was very helpful with our travels in Dublin. Perfect location in Dublin. In the middle of everything which is perfect for pit stops.

    April 2014
  • Dave is an excellent host! He met us as soon as we got in and made us feel right at home. In fact what I liked best about the apartment was that it felt like home. He even surprised us with cookies (a wonderful treat after three flights) and a water jug in our room. Dave gave us a map and provided recommendations about what to visit, eat, etc. His welcome email is also extremely informative and helpful. The apartment is centrally located in the temple bar region, which was extremely convenient as we were trying to maximize our time. The Dublin castle is across the street. The Christ church Cathedral and Saint Patrick's are just a short walk (less than 5 minutes) from the apartment. Right downstairs is a delicious place called the queen of tarts, it does not disappoint. We honestly loved our time in Ireland. Our only regret was not staying longer.

    March 2014
  • We were greeted by Dave after landing at Dublin airport and he couldn't have been a more gracious host. His place is very clean, modern, and located right at the center of everything! He provided us with a city map and recommended places to see. He was also very easy to contact and an all around cool guy! I would definitely recommend that anyone looking to stay in Dublin stay with Dave.

    March 2014
  • The stay at Dave´s apartment was absolutely great! He is a very friendly host. The house is equipped with all the amenities. The bathroom is private. The bed is comfortable. The location is great and you will love staying there. The only thing I wished was that I had some more time to catch up with him. All the photographies he has spread in the apartment help provide a good atmosphere. He seemed a very interesting person and I will surely book again when I return to Dublin.

    March 2014
  • The area is lovely, the apartment is easy to find, and it was a very relaxed experience for me all around. The host is very kind and willing to give advice and directions; he's virtually a city guide! The rooms are also very neat and cozy. I felt very at home here, and wish that I could have stayed longer.

    March 2014
  • Dave was great! He gave us lots of information and tips just when we arrived. The room was very cosy and it is just in the centre of Temple Bar. There are a lot of amenities and nice restaurants and cafes around the flat. We tried some of Dave´s recommendations and were amazing. Definitely a good choice if you are visiting Dublin.

    March 2014
  • A really nice place to explore the city. It is in a quiet street in the heart of temple bar! And for breakfast we highly recommend Queen's tarts, just underneath the complex.
    Dave was a very nice host. We haven't seen him, only on arrival. Communication went very good. The room in the apartment was even bigger than we thought by the photo's. The bed was good. The only thing is that it could have been a little bit more clean than it was now.
    We would recommend this stay!
    Lidwien and Marinus

    February 2014
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Colaiste Dhulaigh, Hutchinson High, Hutchinson High, Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education, Institute of Photography in Dublin
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Institute of Photography - Ireland
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I'm from Dublin, Ireland but have spent quite a bit of time in Kansas, USA and have travelled extensively since I was a teenager. As an experienced traveller I know what it is that is most precious to those who find themselves in foreign cultures; a clean and warm bed, a welcoming host, some insights into where the locals go to eat and drink. I have taken all these thoughts and combined them into an experience that I would love to have had in my own travels. I am a founder member of the Dublin Host Ambassador Group for Airbnb. Our group advises them of improvements we feel will enhance the whole Airbnb experience and we also direct new hosts on the road to creating positive memorable guest interactions. While I'm always pleased to meet people from any corner of the world, I have to admit that I have an immense fondness for Americans, this comes out of great experience I had living there when I was younger and for the huge amount of support and encouragement I received from some many Americans over so many years. I've not yet an American that I couldn't like! I have also made many visits to Germany, Austria and Switzerland and enjoy interacting with guests from that neck of the woods. Please bear in mind though, that my German speaking skills extend to being able to order a beer and a donut :-) I'm a photographer who runs his own photography school which allows me to travel around Ireland, Europe and the USA to shoot scenes that I like, many of these are on the walls of the apartment. If you're also a keen photographer then I look forward to talking cameras, techniques and creativity with you. If you're not then I still look forward to hearing your story!
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