Are you planning a trip to the vibrant city of Dublin and opting for the communal vibe of a hostel? If so, you're in for a treat! When embarking on an adventure to Dublin, you're likely to spend your days exploring its rich history, savouring delicious cuisine, and immersing yourself in the local culture. If you've chosen to stay in a hostel, you're already making a budget-conscious decision. But to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay, it's crucial not to overlook these often-underestimated travel essentials. Remember, packing smart is crucial to make the most out of your hostel stay.
In this blog post, we'll provide you with a checklist of the most overlooked items that can make all the difference during your hostel stay in Dublin.
Let's start with an absolute necessity - earplugs. Dublin's bustling nightlife and hostels are full of life, and that means they can be noisy. Whether it's late-night chatter or early morning departures, earplugs will guarantee you get a good and peaceful night's sleep during your stay in a hostel. These small wonders can help you wake up refreshed and ready to explore. You can find good quality silicon earplugs at Boots per less than €7.
At Canbe Properties you can purchase it per €0.5/pair
2. Power Bank
Picture this: You’re out exploring Dublin all day, taking pictures and navigating with your phone. Then, you realize your phone battery is running low, and you still have hours left to explore.
In the age of smartphones and cameras, a power bank is a lifeline. With everyone vying for the few available sockets, having a power bank ensures you can charge your devices anytime, anywhere. Dublin's attractions are endless, so keep your devices charged on the go with this essential accessory.
3. International Travel Adapter
Ireland uses Type G plugs, so make sure to bring a compatible travel adapter. Stay connected and charged without any hiccups. Don't forget your travel adapter to keep your devices powered up – stay connected and charged without any hiccups.
At Canbe Properties you can purchase it per €5/each
Although some hostels provide basic toiletries, it's always best to bring your own – especially the ones you prefer. Plus, travel-sized toiletries are handy and won't take up much space in your luggage. This small touch can make a big difference in your daily routine. At Gardiner House Hostel you can purchase it per €1.50 (2 units).
5. Quick-Dry Towel
While most hostels provide sheets and bedding, not all provide towels. Opting for a compact, quick-dry towel can be a lifesaver! Prefer to save space in your bag? We feel ya! You can rent your towel at our hostels’ reception for only €2. Most hostels will offer the same service, so you are covered!
6. Flip Flops
Hostel showers are shared, so it's a good idea to bring flip flops. They're also useful if you just want to lounge around comfortably. Ensure your hygiene and comfort by packing a pair of flip flops or shower shoes.
Security is a top priority in hostels. Although most hostels provide lockers, they don’t always provide locks. Bring a padlock to ensure the safety of your belongings while you’re out exploring Dublin. It's a small investment for peace of mind to keep your most important valuables safe.
Forgot your padlock? No panic! Padlocks are available for purchase at our hostels' reception for only €5/each
8. Water Bottle
Dublin's tap water is safe and delicious. Stay eco-friendly and hydrated by carrying a reusable water bottle – it will also save you a few good bucks!
9. Eye Mask
Hostels in Dublin tend to have large windows and bright streetlights, meaning the lights can be intrusive when you’re trying to get some shut eye. An eye mask is a small item that can make all the difference when trying to get some quality sleep.
10. Ziplock Bags
Ziplock bags have countless uses while traveling, from keeping snacks fresh to organizing small items and even being used by laundry bag to keep your dirty clothes separate from your clean ones. Don't underestimate their convenience.
11. First Aid Kit
Accidents happen, and it’s essential to be prepared when traveling. Pack a small first aid kit with essentials like band-aids, painkillers, and antiseptic cream. Better safe than sorry!
12. Compact snacks
It's always wise to have some snacks on hand for when you get peckish. Opt for compact, non-perishable snacks like granola bars or nuts.
Don't overlook the small things—they can make a big difference in your travel experience. And before you set off on your Dublin adventure, share this checklist with your fellow travellers. Together, you'll have all the essentials covered, making your hostel experience much more comfortable and enjoyable.
Do you have any other hostel essentials that you swear by? Share your tips with us. Let's help each other travel smarter and better! Safe travels!