Dublin: A (VERY) Quick Backpacker Guide With Not-So-Obvious Stuff

A budget guide to the birthplace of Guinness and Jameson

Levi Borba
7 min readMay 6, 2022


Temple Bar, Dublin
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Dublin is the capital of Ireland. It is a bustling city with a rich history and beautiful by itself, with its Georgian architecture and winding streets. Additionally, the city has several parks to explore, including St. Stephen’s Green Park, Phoenix Park, and Herbert Park. The diverse climate of Ireland allows for many different types of trees to grow in these parks, including oak, beech, and black poplar trees.

The Irish are known for their friendly nature and they certainly live up to that reputation in Dublin. There are many pubs and restaurants where you can chat with locals or other tourists and make friends. You can also visit one of the many museums or art galleries in Dublin to learn about the culture of Ireland or see works by famous Irish artists like James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett.

In this article, we reveal the 3 best hostels in Dublin, but more than that, we will give you a guide for enjoying the land of Guinness.

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What Is Ireland Famous For

Ireland is famous worldwide for its St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. There’s a reason why the majority of Irish bars around the world are packed to the brim on St Patrick’s Day, and it has everything to do with how much the Irish love their beer. And it’s not just green beer they love, either — there are a number of other alcoholic drinks that Ireland is famous for, including the Guinness beer and Irish Coffee.

Now, you may be wondering: what exactly is Guinness? The answer: it’s an Irish dry stout that was first brewed by Arthur Guinness at his brewery in Dublin, Ireland. It originated from the black porter style that had been popular in London in the early 1700s. Today, it’s one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the…