From its lively tourist hubs to its lesser-known wonders, Dublin is overflowing with unique experiences and must-see attractions. The city is best known for its ancient architecture, historic sites, and vibrant bar scene. With a constant stream of concerts, shows, and exhibitions, Ireland’s capital is filled with fun activities all year long. Dublin is also famous for its old-world libraries and impressive green spaces, and a short walk around will impress even the harshest critics with picturesque scenery and fascinating living history.
No matter what brings you to this unique medieval city, you’ll want to find a great place to stay to make the most of your urban adventure. To that end, we’ve created the following list of the best Airbnbs in Dublin, most of which are hosted by superhosts and boast Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts have a proven track record of providing exceptional hospitality while Airbnb Plus properties have been verified through in-person inspection. All of the rentals are also work-from-home friendly and come equipped with Wi-Fi and TV.
Bright Studio in a Georgian Building
First on our list is a second-floor studio in Mountjoy Square overlooking a park and a gorgeous historic streetscape.
Ideal for a solo traveler or a couple, this short-term rental in Dublin offers one queen-size bed and one private full bathroom with a walk-in shower. In the living area, you’ll find three large windows illuminating a small dining table and a cozy sitting space in front of an indoor fireplace. Elegant décor, opulent chandeliers, and overflowing bookshelves add to the loft’s alluring ambiance, and guests also have access to a separate full kitchen with modern appliances. Additional amenities include a dishwasher and a washer and dryer.
Mountjoy Square is surrounded by beautiful Georgian buildings and is conveniently located within walking distance of the historic city center. There are also several local restaurants and pubs nearby.
Duplex Penthouse With Skyline Views
Rent an apartment in Dublin that offers a luxurious stay in the heart of the city with this top-of-the-line penthouse Airbnb.
Up to six guests can stay in the apartment, which offers one king-size bed, one double bed, a sofa bed, and two full bathrooms with heated towel racks and walk-in showers. On the main floor, you’ll find a stylish living space with parquet floors, leather furnishings, a wooden dining table, and a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. Glass doors across from the sofa bathe the room in natural light and lead onto a spacious terrace overlooking the water. The first bedroom and accompanying full bathroom can also be found on the main floor. An antique cast iron spiral staircase leads you to the master bedroom, which comes with its own sitting area with a sofa bed, a main section with a king-size bed, and an en suite bathroom.
Located in Central Dublin, the stunning penthouse is just a few blocks away from several bars, cafés, and restaurants. The famous Temple Bar district and the popular shopping street known as Grafton Street can also be reached by a 15-minute walk.
Cozy Townhouse With a Patio
This recently restored townhouse is marked by a combination of rustic exposed brick and bright white modern finishes.
With a separate dining room, living room, and kitchen, the interior is spacious and well equipped. The living room offers a comfy white sectional sofa, a Smart TV, and a great selection of books, and the large kitchen features unique checkered floors, modern appliances, a red bar table, and patio access. There are also two bedrooms, one furnished with a king-size bed and another furnished with a queen-size bed. The luxurious full bathroom is characterized by an exposed brick accent wall and offers a rain-style shower with jets and a heated towel rack.
As part of an enclave of small artisan cottages, this quaint Airbnb in Dublin is set in the Inner City and is within walking distance of O’Connell Street and accompanying attractions.
Boutique Townhouse Near Grafton Street
If you’re searching for the best Dublin Airbnbs suited to large groups, look no further than this six-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse.
Formerly used as a cobbler’s workshop, the historic rental has been tastefully renovated to combine designer features and modern appliances with gorgeous original stonework. The open-concept living area is appointed with a lengthy wooden dining table, two comfy sofas, an elegant indoor fireplace, and a modern kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. Most of the bedrooms are furnished with double beds, some offer multiple single beds, and up to 15 guests can stay in the home. Each of the full bathrooms is characterized by bright turquoise tilework, and additional amenities include a washer and dryer and a private fenced-in patio with a picnic table.
The townhouse is in the heart of Dublin’s shopping district, and the historic park and garden, St. Stephen’s Green Park, is just a minute away. Temple Bar, Trinity College, the National Concert Hall, and the National Art Gallery are also within walking distance of the rental.
Luxurious Studio in Beckett Locke
For a designer studio rental with hotel-style amenities, check out this unique Dublin Airbnb in a luxury building in the Docklands.
The interior is bright and refreshing with a modern style and a full selection of brand-new furnishings and appliances. Although the apartment is just a small studio, the efficient layout makes great use of the space and comes with a separate living room and a full kitchen with navy blue cabinets, a dining table, a washer and dryer, and a marble backsplash. The sleeping area is partially separated from the living room by an open divider with a Smart TV, and the full bathroom boasts a rain-style walk-in shower and blue tiles that match the rest of the apartment. The studio is pet-friendly, and Beckett Locke is filled with high-end communal amenities, including a fitness center, a cocktail bar, a coworking space, and an all-day restaurant.
The Dublin Docklands lie along the north and south banks of River Liffey in the city’s business district and offer some incredible waterfront fun, fascinating museums, and breathtaking architecture. The indoor amphitheater known as 3Arena is also just a short walk away, as are the Convention Center Dublin, the Bord Gáis Energy Theater, and several fun bars.
One-Bedroom Flat in the City Center
Next up is a homey one-bedroom apartment close to all that Dublin has to offer.
The interior boasts a simple design with tranquil neutral-toned décor and all of the comforts of home. With one full bathroom, a double bed in the bedroom, and a full-size sofa bed in the living room, the apartment can sleep up to four guests. The spacious living room also offers a glass dining table and large glass doors that lead onto a sunny balcony overlooking a rose garden. In a cozy nook, you’ll find a separate kitchen with a microwave, an electric stovetop, and a washer.
When you stay in this fantastic vacation apartment for rent in Dublin, you’ll be able to reach popular attractions like O’Connell Street, Temple Bar, Trinity College, and the Spire within 15 minutes.
Spacious Temple Bar Apartment
Located in a quiet quarter of the bustling Temple Bar neighborhood, this Dublin Airbnb is within walking distance of several live music venues, popular bars, and local dining opportunities.
The bright and airy one-bedroom apartment offers all-white finishes and a massive living room window, making a cheerful stay for up to four guests. The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, and the living room offers a comfy sectional sofa that converts into a double bed, a small dining table, and private access to a sunny balcony. There is also a full bathroom with a heated towel rack and a full kitchen with modern appliances such as a dishwasher and a combined washer-dryer. Additional amenities include a building courtyard and an elevator.
Few apartment rentals in Dublin offer this unit’s unique combination of peaceful surroundings and a convenient location.
Modern Temple Bar Apartment
Situated in the same building, this convenient Airbnb in Dublin is another great option for anyone looking for a quiet stay in the Temple Bar neighborhood.
Up to four guests can stay in this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, which is furnished with a king-size bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. The living room is also equipped with a Smart TV, a two-person breakfast table, and a glass door leading onto a private patio. When you’re not checking out the neighborhood’s popular dining options, the full kitchen is filled with modern appliances and cooking supplies, also offering a convenient washer and dryer.
With a full selection of modern amenities, ample outdoor space, and a perfect location, this contemporary rental is hard to beat.
Central Apartment With Castle Views
Set in the city’s Medieval Quarter, this first-floor apartment boasts a convenient location and a comfortable interior with brand-new furnishings and facilities.
The focal point of the apartment is the combined living and dining room, which offers elegant black and white décor and floor-to-ceiling windows that face the famous Dublin Castle on Dame Street. There is also a modern full kitchen with shiny white cabinetry and a combined washer-dryer. The luxurious bedroom is perfectly suited to couples with a double bed with hotel-quality linens and an en suite bathroom and shower room. A third guest is also welcome to crash on the living room sofa.
The Medieval Quarter is the oldest part of the city and includes some of Dublin’s most popular attractions such as Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College, and St. Stephen’s Green. The district is conveniently situated next to Temple Bar, making this one of the best Airbnb rentals in Dublin for guests looking to check out the city’s best sights on foot.
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Grand Canal Apartment
This private Airbnb in Dublin offers a luxurious stay in a convenient location, ideal for solo travelers and couples.
Although the rental is in the basement of the host’s main home, it is completely private and self-sufficient with its own entrance and a private full bathroom with a walk-in shower. The unit also gets great natural light with windows in every room and a set of glass doors leading to a shared garden patio. The open-concept living area is furnished with a sectional sofa and a small table and also offers a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a dishwasher, and an espresso machine. The entire apartment is fitted with heated wooden floors, and the spacious bedroom is furnished with a luxurious king-size bed. Additional amenities include a washer and dryer, and a cleaning service is available for longer stays.
Ideal for people on vacation and business travelers alike, the apartment is within walking distance of Grafton Street, Trinity College, and all of the city’s main tech firms.
Designer Apartment With River Views
For a stylish stay in the heart of the city, check out this newly renovated studio overlooking River Liffey.
The modern apartment is spacious and airy with an open layout surrounded by windows. Feel free to peer outside and gaze out at one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks, the Ha’penny Bridge, from the comfort of your own private loft. Furnished with a small desk, one king-size bed with a memory foam mattress, and one ultra-comfy sofa bed, the studio is ideal for a solo traveler, a couple, or a small group of up to four guests. White walls and cabinets, shiny pink ceilings, and colorful accents make the space bright and lively, and the full kitchen offers impressive modern appliances, including double stainless-steel ovens and an espresso machine. There is also a sparkling clean full bathroom, and additional amenities include a washer and dryer and an elevator in the building.
This convenient rental apartment in Dublin is within walking distance of most major sights, bars, and restaurants, and the Temple Bar district and Trinity College can be found just over the bridge.
Elegant One-Bedroom Apartment
If you’re interested in a peaceful stay in an upscale neighborhood, check out this cozy Dublin Airbnb in Ballsbridge.
Recently renovated, the one-bedroom apartment boasts a sophisticated style with brand-new finishes, high-end furnishings, and beautiful grand windows. The spacious living room is bright and well decorated, making it the perfect place to enjoy a meal or lounge on the sofa in front of the cozy fireplace. There is also a modern full kitchen with new appliances and a luxurious full bathroom with a deep soaking tub and heated floors. Ideal for a relaxing solo adventure or a romantic couples retreat, the apartment offers one bedroom with a queen-size bed, fluffy pillows, and high-quality linens. This contemporary Airbnb is also appointed with a wide range of convenient amenities, including a washer and a dishwasher, making it ideal for both short-term and longer stays.
Ballsbridge is a tranquil neighborhood on the southside of Dublin that is popular among local residents and close enough to the city center to walk to major attractions. If you’re looking for a convenient rental tucked away from the hustle and bustle of major tourist attractions, this may be the perfect Airbnb for you.
Stylish Red Brick Townhouse
Set in the quiet neighborhood of Phibsborough, this vacation rental in Dublin offers a peaceful retreat in close proximity to the city center.
The stylish interior is characterized by mid-century furnishings, bold accent walls, and unique industrial details. On the main floor, you’ll find a modern full kitchen and a spacious combined living area with a round dining table and a comfy leather sofa. A spiral staircase leads to the lofted bedroom area complete with a double bed with a memory foam mattress and a luxurious en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. Guests also have access to a private patio, and additional amenities include a washer and a heated towel rack.
Phibsborough is a residential neighborhood on the northside of Dublin, popular for its beautiful parks and botanic gardens and great local pubs and eateries. The apartment is only a few steps away from the tram station, where you can ride just 10 minutes to O’Connell Street and the popular attractions of the city center.
Large Townhouse in Portobello
This award-winning period home offers a luxurious stay, well suited to larger families and groups of friends.
Up to six guests can stay in the three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom townhouse, which is furnished with two double beds and one king-size bed. Each of the bedrooms boasts high ceilings and pillow-top mattresses, and the brand-new bathrooms are sparkling clean. The sunny living room is warmed by an indoor fireplace and offers a wall of glass doors that lead onto a private patio. There is also a gourmet full kitchen with a breakfast bar and a wooden dining table with room for the entire group.
Portobello is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Dublin, characterized by its unique Victorian architecture and close proximity to the city center. Guests of this incredible Dublin Airbnb can take a short stroll to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Grafton Street, and St. Stephen’s Green.
Sunny Room in a Central Apartment
Our last Airbnb in Dublin offers a private bedroom and bathroom in a luxurious shared apartment.
Ideal for a solo traveler or a couple, the colorful bedroom features a double bed and direct access to a shared patio. You’ll also have exclusive access to a modern full bathroom offering granite countertops and a deep soaking tub. The shared living room is spacious and full of light with a contemporary style and attractive splashes of color. When you’re not trying out the nearby pubs and restaurants, there is also a fully stocked kitchen with modern appliances, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer, as well as a glass dining table surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows.
Centrally located, the apartment is just a short stroll away from popular attractions like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and the Guinness Storehouse.
That concludes our list of the best Airbnbs in Dublin. Whether you’re interested in the city’s exciting nightlife, medieval history, or fascinating art scene, you can’t go wrong with any of these fantastic rentals.