Halloween in Dublin

What are your plans for Halloween in Dublin this year? Any good ones? If not Isaacs Hostel is hereto help you out with some ideas for this spookiest month in Dublin for Halloween on 31st October and the amazing Bram Stoker Festival from 24- 27th October. Whatever you get up on Halloween and make sure […]

Indoor Adventures – Bouldering and Trampolining

Sometimes the Irish weather can get the best of us – but with these Indoor Adventures you’ll be getting your adrenalin fix in no time! Bouldering is very similar to Rock Climbing, you still climb up walls, but these walls are a maximum of 4.5 meters high, and there’s some lovely big cushions at the […]

SUPing the Sea – Paddleboarding Dublin

Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUPing to the pros is a relatively new adaption of the water+board family. Heading down on the DART south of Dublin, I soon arrived at Dun Loaghaire and from the station I was at Aboveboard within a couple minutes. I was greeted by Richard, the Venezuelan who would be guiding around […]

Urban Wakeboarding in Dublin

Sounds like a crazy idea – but until you’ve tried Urban Wakeboarding you’ll have no idea how great it can be. Wakedock is located in the Central Canal, just 5 mins from the DART station and 20mins walk from the hostel. The day we headed down was sunny with little wind, after introductions and instructions […]

The Old Jameson Distillery

jameson distillery

Triple Distilled, twice as smooth – Jameson Irish Whiskey The Old Jameson Distillery is one of the top attractions in Dublin, where the story of John Jameson & son is told in an exciting, engaging way that is guaranteed to enlighten any visitor. Located in the heart of Dublin and only a short hop (a […]

Newgrange and Knowth – Ancient Ireland


Newgrange and Knowth are two of the oldest structures on the planet – and less than an hour drive from Dublin. It would be crazy to miss it while in Ireland We hit the road about 11 on Saturday morning and drove directly to the Br na Binne Visitor Centre, the gateway to the Newgrange […]

Dublin Zoo – An Alternative day out in Dublin

Dublin Zoo provides entertainment for all, and makes a great break from big old stone buildings and pints of Guinness. Using the mini-card discounts available in the hostel reception, the entry price is very reasonable, and getting there is easier enough. Once inside, the layout excellently guides you through and past the animal enclosures, giving […]

Culture Tuesday – Dublin Culture for free!

Dublin is famous for its history, it’s bars and it’s music, but what about the more sedate side of life? Where is the Dublin Culture? There is a huge range of galleries and museums often overlooked by tourists who are distracted by the bigger attractions. But if you’ve got a little extra time, or you’re […]

Turf n Surf – must you be mad to surf in Ireland? No, but it helps!

‘Hey I’m Pawel!’ ’Hey everyone this Pawel, Pawel this is everyone…’ That is how it started. We got to know each other names, got in the bus and got moving. Time to surf in Ireland! The weather was great, beautiful cloudy sky and constant drizzle, typical Ireland. We had a long way ahead of us, […]

Isaacs Hostel does the Wicklow Way


The shoe was on the wrong foot 2 weeks ago I was working with my Manager (Renata) at reception one early Sunday morning in Isaacs Hostel. Now I won’t mention if any of us were suffering from the usual Saturday night dose of “food poisoning”, but needless to say we were not as shiny as […]