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16 Best Gay Hotels in Dublin

The gay nightlife area of Dublin is, conveniently, the same as the general nightlife area of Dublin: the cultural and party hub of Temple Bar. This is where most tourists spend the bulk of their time in Dublin, especially in the evenings. As well as all the pubs and clubs you could ever want, Temple Bar is home to museums, shops, and landmarks like Dublin Castle and Trinity College. Despite being the most popular area of Dublin for tourists, there are quite a few budget-friendly hotels and hostels to choose from. Most of these are no-frills in terms of facilities, but many have cool design or fun traditional bars. Pubs don’t usually open beyond 12:30, so you should be able to get some sleep even if your room is above a busy bar.

Legally yes, all hotels in Ireland are gay-friendly.

Ireland has seen a dramatic change in LGBT attitudes and policies within the space of a generation. For many years, Ireland was a conservative country with a strong religious influence, but in 2015 it became the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage on a national level by popular vote. People have the right to self-declare their gender, and there are strong protections from discrimination and hate crimes on the basis of sexuality.

Most gay visitors to Dublin book hotels around the Temple Bar area. This area includes most of Dublin’s gay nightlife and is also the most popular part of the city for tourists in general. As well as all the gay nightlife, the bulk of Dublin’s general pubs and clubs are located here as well the city’s museums amd shops.

 

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3/5
Why we love it

♥ Classic Art Deco style
♥ Under 5 minutes to several Dublin sights and gay bars
♥ Just around the corner from Street 66 gay bar and The Boilerhouse gay sauna
♥ Cool bar and club just downstairs

Paramount Hotel has a stylish 1930s art deco vibe, with cozy classic rooms furnished in dark wood and leather. Its location is impeccable, under a 5-minute walk to the River Liffey, Dublin Castle, and pretty much all the gay Temple Bar venues. Both Street 66, a popular gay bar, and The Boilerhouse, Dublin’s best gay sauna, are under 100m from the hotel. Paramount Hotel also boasts an excellent bar of its own, the Turks Head, which features a spectacular Spanish-inspired mosaic bar and DJs spinning until 3 AM every night.

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4/5
Why we love it

♥ Unique and colorful decor
♥ Amazing amenities for music lovers
♥ Uber-cool Rockstar Suite available
♥ 1-minute walk to gay bar and sauna

The surest way to feel like a rockstar during your time in Dublin, the Hard Rock hotel is a fabulous option for music and design lovers alike. The rooms are stylish and colorful, with unique artwork and furnishings. The main draw, however, are the top-notch amenities: in-room yoga classes on your TV (mat included), content casting capabilities, designer toiletries, curated playlists, a vinyl player with a selection of records – you can even have a Fender guitar sent to your room if you’re feeling inspired. Spring for a Luxury King or a Silver Suite room for large bay windows with sweeping city views, or go all-out with the Rockstar Suite, which comes with your own terrace balcony with BBQ overlooking the city. The hotel houses a stylish Peruvian restaurant and a swanky lobby bar, and is located just around the corner from Street 66 and The Boilerhouse gay sauna.

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/5
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♥ Trendy hostel with industrial design
♥ Awesome room options, including a Jacuzzi private dorm
♥ Cool shared spaces for socialising
♥ Discounted entry to Jameson and Guiness tours

This branch of trendy hostel chain Generator is directly adjacent to the Jameson Distillery, which is good news for Irish whiskey lovers. Its industrial architecture is cool and contemporary, with large shared spaces and minimalist rooms with custom-made furnishings, colorful accents, and wall art. The rooms come in a wide range of styles and sizes, from Deluxe Doubles that would look at home in a design boutique hotel to large dorms – you can even book a private dorm room with a Jacuzzi, for the ultimate group experience! There are plenty of social spaces to meet people, including a fun bar and a cool bar and restaurant. Plus, as a perk, guests get discounted entry to both the Jameson Distillery and Guiness Storehouse tours.

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♥ Range of private and dorm accommodation – ideal for groups
♥ Traditional Irish bar and restaurant
♥ Free breakfast
♥ Great Temple Bar location

This friendly, no-frills hostel is located in the heart of Temple Bar, under a 5-minute walk to all the gay venues in the area and to several major Dublin sights like Dublin Castle and Trinity College. It offers private rooms for two, four, or six people, as well as shared dorm accommodation. The hostel is attached to a traditional Irish bar and restaurant, with live music on every day. There is a shared kitchen if you want to make your own meals, and rates usually include a continental breakfast.

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4/5
Why we love it

♥ Bright, airy, modern rooms with upscale amenities
♥ Luxurious suites available
♥ Complimentary access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities
♥ Ideal Temple Bar location

The Morgan Hotel offers sleek minimalist rooms with a relaxing white and grey palette, upscale amenities, and power showers. All the rooms are bright and airy, with the Deluxe rooms being especially spacious. For extra luxury, book a suite with freestanding tub and super king size bed – the Aston Suite even has its own terrace with city views. Guests at the hotel get complimentary access to the nearby Westwood Club Pool & Gym, which boasts first-rate fitness facilities including a 20M pool, spa, and a huge gym over two floors. Meanwhile, the hotel bar and restaurant serves delicious food and even more delicious cocktails. The Morgan is located in the heart of Temple Bar, with all of the area’s gay bars under a 5 minute walk away.

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/5
Why we love it

♥ Large hostel, awesome for socialising and meeting new people
♥ Choice of private rooms or dorms of various sizes
♥ Range of cool hangout areas
♥ Nightly pub crawls and daily free walking tours

This sprawling hostel is located on the northern banks of the River Liffey, about a 10-minute walk across the picturesque 19th-century Ha’penny Bridge to the Temple Bar nightlife. Choose between a private room (which can sleep up to four people) or a small, medium, or large dorm. The largest dorm sleeps 34 people, making it incredibly easy to make new friends, but you may want to choose one of the smaller dorms for more peace and quiet. The hostel boasts several cool hangouts, including a games and music room and a relaxed lounge with hammocks, and the walls are covered in original murals. The bar is lively and reasonably priced, and they even let you bring in your own drinks. There are daily free walking tours and a pub crawl every night, so you’ll always have people to go out with.

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2/5
Why we love it

♥ Good value – cheap, simple rooms by the River Liffey
♥ Riverside location
♥ Walking distance to Temple Bar
♥ Two friendly, authentic Irish pubs just downstairs

This budget hotel is located on the north bank of the River Liffey, about a 10-minute walk to The George and the rest of the Temple Bar nightlife area. Rooms are simple and no frills, and come in single, double, and triple. Some rooms have views of the Liffey – ask to book one of these if you can. There are two bars attached to the hotel: Lanigan’s and Metropolitan Bar, both friendly, authentic Irish pubs serving classic Irish bar food.

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5/5
Why we love it

♥ Convenient and picturesque location
♥ Classic, old-school luxury
♥ Fabulously comfortable beds in every room
♥ Well-equipped Fitness centre

Westin Dublin has a beautiful location overlooking Trinity College, under a 10-minute walk to the gay bars in Temple Bar. Rooms are decorated in a classic style, with luxe materials and high-quality furnishings – including the Westin Heavenly bed, well deserving of its name. The Heritage Rooms, with their large windows and decorative touches inspired by Irish nature, are especially attractive, while the luxury suites go all-out with the old-school elegance – think patterned wallpaper, towering headboards, and vintage furnishings. The Presdiential Suite even has direct views of Trinity College (as well a private steam room, marble bathroom, and balcony). Facilities include a well-equipped gym, an upscale steakhouse, and a lovely atrium serving lunch and afternoon tea.

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♥ Fantastic location on Dublin’s shopping street
♥ Stylish and relaxing rooms with first-rate amenities
♥ Fabulous luxury suites available
♥ Beautiful hotel restaurant

This five-star hotel is located right on Dublin’s Grafton Street, one of the city’s main shopping streets, making it one of the best-located luxury hotels in the city. Rooms are bright and airy, with a classic decor in muted tones, fabulously comfy beds, and luxury toiletries. Opt for a Deluxe Room for extra space and more upscale design, or a Suite for added luxury with a four-poster bed, city views, and designer furniture. The hotel boasts a gorgeous restaurant filled with greenery, a trendy all-day-bistro, and a swanky 1930s-themed cocktail bar. The Temple Bar nightlife and gay bars is under a 10-minute walk away. The Westbury Hotel is the most booked luxury gay-friendly hotel in Dublin.

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♥ Bright and relaxing all-white rooms
♥ Fantastic beds
♥ Luxurious suites with river view available
♥ 2 minutes from PantiBar

This DoubleTree by Hilton hotel offers clean, all-white minimalist rooms with incredibly plush king-size beds and spacious layouts. The Suites are especially roomy and comfortable, with an added seating area, bathtubs, Nespresso machine, and casting capabilities on the TV – you can even book a suite with a lovely river view. The hotel boasts the usual Hilton DoubleTree hospitality – including the famous warm cookie on arrival – as well as an excellent grill restaurant and a Fitness centre. The location on the north bank of the River Liffey is under a 5-minute walk to the Temple Bar gay bars like The George and Street 66 – PantiBar, a popular gay hangout owned by Dublin’s favorite drag queen, is just around the block.

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