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Where to Stay in Dublin: Best Hotels, Neighborhoods & Travel Tips

Where to Stay in Dublin

Where to stay in Dublin! A guide to the best neighborhoods, things to do, and the best accommodation options no matter what your budget is.

It's hard not to be stunned by Dublin. Craggy cliffs, wildflowers, and rolling green hills perfectly set the backdrop for Ireland's gorgeous capital. Dublin's rich history and majestic landscapes make the city a must-visit if you're planning a trip to Europe. There's a reason why Dublin is considered the best place to live in Ireland by many.

As for where to stay in Dublin, the city has plenty of accommodation options suited for any travel style, whether that is traveling solo, with friends, or with family. From staying local in the suburbs, to central B&Bs and grand hotels, there's a little something for everyone in this Irish city.

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2017, A Year to Myself

2017, A Year to Myself | The Atlas Heart

I never expected 2017 to be a year to myself, but then again, I guess you never really know what life will bring you with each new year.

I should know better by now.

Even though I didn’t expect it to be a year to myself, I can say with full clarity now that I’m so very glad that it was. This was the year that I found my independence again, understood fully what I deserve in my life, and embraced my alone time.

I’m someone who is already pretty good at being alone. I’m an introvert, most of my pastimes are solo ones – reading, playing my guitar, listening to music, cooking. And my work is very much a solo pursuit, from writing to doing digital marketing for clients.

I’m used to being alone, but 2017 was a year where I really just had myself to pull me back up from my bootstraps, to lean on, to make sense of stressful, happy, and sad situations.

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Adventuring to the Edge of the World in Ireland

Solo female travel in Ireland, Cliffs of Moher - Europe Travel

One of my first experiences with solo travel included a trip to the edge of the world – also known as the Cliffs of Moher.

When I stepped off the plane in Dublin, I thought to myself, what have I gotten myself into? Traveling to Ireland all by my lonesome, not knowing anyone, and staying in a hostel by myself for the first time.

These were the thoughts of impending doom swirling around in my head as I made my way closer and closer to the city, imagining my roommates were going to be some sort of coke addict junkies.

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