For now, we are staying at the Abraham House hostel on Lower Gardiner Street. The hostel is pretty large and there are plenty of backpackers. Thankfully we were able to book a week in an ensuite which is a private room. Our room has three twin beds because it was the only room left with a private bathroom and shower--communal showers are gross, especially with the smelly creatures that usually stay at hostels. Thankfully I had the insight about smelly people because down in the luggage storage it reeks. It's a tiny room but far enough off the street to be quiet and with a huge rooftop window to keep things cool.
Abraham House-Dublin, Ireland
We are using Ireland's version of craigslist at daft.ie to do most of our looking. Hubby has been checking it for months and the guy at Carphones (where I bought our new cell phone) confirmed that it's the best place to find a flat. We want a 1 bedroom furnished apartment in either Dublin 1 or Dublin 2 near to the bus line to hubby's university classes. Here are a few that we will follow up on tomorrow. Where do you think we should live?