Copper Alley Bistro, 2 Lord Edward Street

Right beside the hostel – special discounts available for guests. A big buffet at cheap prices.

Da Pino, Parliament St

Situated on South William Street, Powerscourt is a centre for crafts, antiques and designer clothes as well as a range of restaurants, bars and cafes.

Elephant and Castle, Temple Bar

Casual restaurant serving an American-style menu, including burgers, salads and omelettes and an awesome American brunch on Sunday’s.

Havana Tapas Bar, South Great Georges Street

The best Tapas in Dublin.

Leo Burdocks, Werburgh Street

The best fish and chips in Dublin – so good that often it’s hard to get a table. Especially as there aren’t actually any tables because it’s a take away. Everyone from Bill Clinton to Bono have had their chips here and it’s just across the road from the hostel.

Queen of Tarts, Dame St

Queen of tarts on Dame St. is just that – the best tarts and quiches in town.

Toffoli, Castle Street

Without doubt the best Italian in town. Around the corner from the hostel they serve piadina, pagnotta, pizza and the finest coffee in the city.

Salamanca, St Andrews St, Dublin 2

Great selection of excellent tapas (the best in town) at reasonable prices.

Silk Road Café, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle

One of Dublin’s best kept secrets – serving a selection of delicious Middle Eastern inspired dishes.

Yamamori, South Great George’s Street

Reasonably priced Japanese cuisine – and a great atmosphere too!