Litton Lane Hostel
Address: 2-4 Litton Lane, Dublin 1
Public Transport: LUAS (Abbey Street), Dublin Bus (Quays, O’Connell Street)
Nearest Attractions: O’Connell Street, O’Connell Bridge, Ha’penny Bridge, Temple Bar
Just off Bachelor's Walk you'll find a lane that might have been unaltered since James Joyce's days, and he left Dublin early. The Litton Lane Hostel highlights is (rather small) place in music history to attract customers - Van Morrison, David Bowie and (a Dublin given) U2 used the recording studio that once was here. I'd rather recommend the hostel for location and compared quietness.
Whether the quiet extends throughout the night might depend on the people you share a dorm with – dorms are mixed sex and the odd nightly display of carnal knowledge has been reported.
Apart from this, the hostel has a normal standard, from a common kitchen to a TV room. And yes, I mean television.
If you are flexible and open-minded, consider the Litton Lane Hostel for its location alone. And if you are a musician, contact the management: they accept entertainment for the guests as payment for a bed! Tradition obliges, it seems.