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City Centre Apartment | TEMPLE BAR | DUBLIN CASTLE
Hosted by Garrett
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5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Fantastic, top-floor, two-bedroom apartment in a beautiful, old building in the very, very heart of Dublin City. Dublin City is quite literally at your fingertips! This is the best located Airbnb listing in Dublin - and that's no exaggeration.

The space

Top-floor, TWO-BEDROOM apartment in an Edwardian building right in the heart of Dublin city's old historic centre.

It has unique won't-find-anywhere-else views of Dublin Castle and City Hall, two of Dublin's most iconic historic landmarks. The building is on Dame Street in Dublin 2, and is just a couple of minutes (or less) walk from all of Dublin's historic, cultural, social and tourist attractions.

The apartment is full of history, tradition and character. It occupies the top floor of an old Edwardian building, located midway along Dame Street, which links Trinity College to Christ Church Cathedral.

As well as views over Dublin Castle and Dublin City Hall from the living room and one bedroom, the other bedroom looks west towards Christ Church Cathedral. Where else would you get it?

The apartment has been completely renovated in recent years (so has all the modern conveniences you could want, including fast WiFi internet connection, central heating, an electric shower and a fully-fitted kitchen), its original period features have been preserved (including solid oak wood flooring in the living room and bedrooms, granite stone flooring and a wonderful Belfast sink in the kitchen, and large sash windows in every room).

It has two bedrooms (one with a double bed, the other with two single beds), a decent-sized living room with a kitchen off and a bathroom.

Every room has large sash windows characteristic of the Edwardian era (early 1900s), so the apartment is full of natural light (if you're lucky, sunshine too!) from early in the morning until late in the evening.

Everything you might need (bed linen, towels and kitchen items) is provided, as well as a small library of books on Dublin. Free 30Mb Wifi.

Guest access

You have access to everything and everywhere - it's all yours.

Interaction with guests

I'll meet you when you arrive to say hello, give you keys, show you around the apartment, tell you what's what in the area and answer any questions. After that, if you need anything or have any questions, you can phone or email me. Always available and happy to help!

Other things to note

Standard check-in is at any arranged time between 3pm and 9pm. Because I can't personally do a check-in after 9pm, check-ins after 9pm are subject to a €50 fee to cover the cost of paying someone to meet you.

Standard check-out is before 10am on the day of departure.

If you're arriving into Dublin very early in the morning or departing late in the day, please consider the 3pm check-in time/10am check-out time before booking.

Unfortunately, there is no luggage storage facility in the building. For those who need to store luggage before check-in or after check-out, I recommend Tourist Office Dublin (almost directly opp. the Front Gate of Trinity College Dublin at 37 College Green, Dublin 2, which is a 2 minute walk from the apartment). They'll store luggage here in a secure lock-up for a small fee.

Please also consider that this apartment is in the very heart of Dublin City. Genuinely, its location can't be exaggerated - you won't find a better located listing on Airbnb. There are hundreds of positives to this, but there a couple of negatives too: for one, there is no parking in the building (but if you're likely to need parking, let me know and I'll tell you the various options). Also, you have to expect that such a central location won't be exactly tranquil - there'll be the usual 'sounds of the city' and there's nothing anyone can do about it, I'm afraid! If this is likely to be an issue for you, let's talk about it before you book.


Extra people $24 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $73
Security Deposit $364
Weekly Discount: 8%
Weekend Price $230 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

This is a residential building so please be considerate and respectful towards neighbours - this includes all the usual stuff but particularly noise, especially in common areas (entrance, stairs, hallway etc) between 10pm-8am).

Please don't smoke - neither in the apartment itself nor anywhere else in the building. Hanging out a window isn't an acceptable solution, I'm afraid. The only option is to exit the building and smoke on the street.

Please don't do anything that could or might cause damage, injury or anything like that. If you break or damage something, please tell me (I do like surprises, but not that kind).

Please don't bring anyone - whether known to you or not - into the apartment without first clearing it with me. Only guests named on the original reservation can stay in the apartment.

Please be aware of the check-in (3-9pm) and check-out (10am) times. It will usually be possible to facilitate a late check-in (after 9pm) but this will be subject to an additional fee of €50, unfortunately. Please confirm whether it's possible before booking.

The apartment can accommodate up to five people when the guest group is comprised of couples or a family. Where the guest group is comprised of single friends, the maximum occupancy is 3. Bookings from groups of 4 or 5 friends/individuals are not permitted. Any bookings of this nature will, unfortunately, be cancelled.

While it's not necessary to have a government-issued ID uploaded to your profile when booking the apartment, this must be done (and must appear on your profile) after confirmation. Without this on your profile, I reserve the right to cancel.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

319 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
October 2017
Garrett's space is fantastic! Roomy for the two of us, equipped just as we hoped. It is perfectly located to check out all the sights in Dublin, and super easy to get to on the airport link bus. The apartment is comfy and tastefully decorated. It was lovely to have a cup of tea in the evening and watch the world below. The windows allow in lovely light and the beds were comfortable. And (perhaps my favorite part), we were just above the delightfully charming Queen of Tarts cafe.

Gabrielle User Profile
October 2017
What a delight Garrett's place was. The view was out of this world. We loved the comfortable beds, clean, space, and awesome local guides that where provided. I will recommend this flat to all, and will come back next time I find myself in Dublin.

Lesley User Profile
September 2017
Our group of four loved this house. It could easily sleep more I'd need be. Garrett was a great host and very accommodating. The place was very central to all the attractions Dublin has to offer. The house was safe and clean. We would stay here again in a heart beat!

Eric & Heather User ProfileEric & Heather is a superhost.
August 2017
Location was perfect, a quick 5-15 walk to all the main Dublin area activities. We had 3 adults and 2 teenaged girls in our group and the space worked fine. The apartment was clean, had everything we needed and suited our needs. Loved having the Queen of Tarts right downstairs, yum!

Ana Mari User Profile
July 2017
This location was perfect for our family of 4- two parents and two adult children. The flat consists of two bedrooms (one with a queen size bed and the other with two doubles) that were very comfortable. The beds had great mattresses and the bedding was lovely. So important after being our on your feet all day. The location on a triangle with Christ's Church, Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral was ideal. The walk to The Guinness storehouse was not far! We did not cook but could have- the kitchen was well appointed. Temple Bar area is steps away as well. The building felt very secure. I recommend the flat without reservation.

Mary User Profile
June 2017
The location of the apartment cannot be (URL HIDDEN) is right across the street from the Dublin Castle. Easy walking distance to all the major attractions. While in the Temple Bar area, it was still family friendly. Most impressive were the detailed descriptions and recommendations -to include detailed walking directions/time for each. Bus stops are right out the door...for the hop on hop off, public and airport buses. The apartment was clean and comfortable.

Stephanie User Profile
June 2017
We had a great stay at Garrett's place. There was plenty of room for our family of four. We really enjoyed the location for exploring Dublin. Don't miss the Queen of Tarts Bakery below.

Dublin, IrelandJoined in August 2012
Garrett User ProfileGarrett is a superhost.

A native Dubliner back living in Dublin after stints in New York, London and the West of Ireland. Fond of travelling but always happy to get back to Dublin. The apartment I have listed is right in the very centre of Dublin City - very genuinely, it couldn't be any more central; the centre of the centre, if you like.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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