About the Homestay

Cosmopolitan Period style
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Welcome to our large redstone Victorian house in Dublin city the capital of The Craic, the art of life!   I hope you will have some fun in Dublin, it's really what we like to do best, part of our culture and legacy is to make the most of life. 
Our house is located in one of the coolest parts of Dublin.  It's been voted Ireland "coolest neighbourhood" and ranks 50th in Time Out Magazine to live in. Just a little north west of O'Connell Street we are 5 minutes walk to the Phoenix Park, 10 minutes from Heuston Train Station and 10 minutes from the LUAS Line (like a tram). Everything in Dublin city is walking distance with many museums and history on the doorstep of Stoneybatter one of Dublins oldest inhabited areas, it's got heaps of character.

Stoneybatter has a great sense of community, it's full of great restaurants, cool cafes like Social Fabric, Wuff, and the Cake Cafe close by and shops and the newly built Dublin Institute of Technology where thousands of students are located. The rooms in our Victorian home are well decorated and comfortable. There is a large kitchen to make light meals in and you have access to the washing machine, and back garden.

We (Fiona & Liam), have lived in 'The Batter' for 20 years now. We have travelled a lot, the USA, Africa, Europe, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Argentina, Tobago, Hawaii and lived in Australia for 6 years of that returning September 2019.

We enjoy meeting new people and expect anyone who comes to stay with us to enjoy the house as it would be their own.  We have welcomed people from all over the world, , we love to learn about other cultures and countries and aim to make your stay with us one to remember. The house was built in 1863, has 3 stories, 5 bedrooms and is full of unique character. We've renovated a lot in our house so it is clean and welcoming and we spend a lot of our time in the kitchen, cooking and chatting. Our guest rooms are large with double beds, tall ceilings and large windows with a spacious city garden. Being so close to the city, and it's a small city by global standards (more like a large town) there is plenty of transport options  to choose from, a bus service takes you to the city centre in minutes, or you can walk in 15/20 minutes depending on which area. A large number of shops, restaurants, bars, gyms, yoga studios, art studios and facilities are extremely close by on foot.

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 6 nights

Maximum stay is for 60 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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The Return
From 25 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
Nightly Price
45
Weekly Price
220
Monthly price
750
Garden Room
From 25 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a large comfortable room on the ground floor that looks out upon the back garden. There is a desk, double bed, plenty of wardrobe and storage space, and a small couch to read a book on.

 1 guest
Nightly Price
60
Weekly Price
260
Monthly price
750
Ensuite Main
From 30 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Very large room with high ceilings and fully furnished with ensuite shower and toilet, writing table and comfortable double bed.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
65
Weekly Price
300
Monthly price
900
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About the Area

Stoneybatter is where everyone wants to live right now, lots of character, community, artists, musicians, great food and shops, and close to the centre of Dublin.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Horse Stables
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Enjoy your time in our home as you would your own, make it home, normal rules apply including:

No smoking inside or outside
Shoes kept at the front door
Meals to be eaten in the kitchen not in your bedroom
Light meal prep in the kitchen
Clean up after each meal and put everything in it's place
No tea/coffee upstairs
No overnight guests
Be kind to the environment; recycle, save water & electricity

Smoking is not allowed.

22 Reviews

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    April 2022

    I really enjoyed my stay in Fiona‘s house and I felt very comfortable all the time. She helped me out in difficult situations and i liked talking with her in the evening or morning. The location of her house is also very excellent because you can walk everywhere in a few minutes or take the bus on the bus station just 1 minute away from her house. In addition to that, the house was very clean and well decorated and located in a beautiful, safe and quiet part of Dublin. I could have never wished for a better home for my stay in Dublin and I really recommend Fiona to everyone because she is such a lovely person and I quite felt like being at home. Thank you Fiona and Liam for the amazing stay in your house!

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    March 2022

    I really enjoyed my stay with Fiona. She's such a lovely person. I had great conversations with her and also got lots of insidertips on where to go for dinner or what to do in Dublin or near Dublin. I can just recommend staying with her.

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    Homestay Host Family Fiona in ,

    It was so amazing to host Jessica. She was always happy and is a very positive person, energised and so interested in seeing as much of Ireland and having as many experiences as possible during her stay. She was very engaging, and intelligent, and we had lots of nice times chatting during her stay. She was the most perfect of guests and I would highly recommend her as a guest to any future hosts. Fiona

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    Argentina
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2022

    Beautiful experience living in Fiona's house. she is kind and fantastic. I felt so good and comfortable that it was very hard for me to say goodbye. thank you Fiona, Liam and Rocky for having me at her house. I take them as part of this trip

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    Austria
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    February 2022

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    Germany
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    February 2022

    Meine Woche bei Fiona war wunderbar! Es war die schönste Unterkunft, die ich bisher hatte. Das Zimmer ist sehr gemütlich, schön eingerichtet, eine sehr gute Atmosphäre in dem Haus! Ich möchte unbedingt wiederkommen!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Fiona in ,

    Thank you Google Translate ;-) It was so wonderful to have you as our guest Maria. I really enjoyed your company and having you stay with us here in Stoneybatter, thank you for being such a lovely guest, I do hope you come back! Fiona

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    France
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    December 2021

    Fiona’s house is very pleasant, big, well-decorated and confortable. I felt like at home. It’s close to the centre by foot. A bus station is near the house also.
    The the surroundings are safety. There are plenty restaurants, cafés, pubs around . Fiona wasn’t there (she told me before I took the reservation) but she managed all things from the US where she was ! And she was really friendly and helpful. Thanks a lot Fiona.

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    Australia
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2021

    Fiona is such a lovely host and their home is so beautiful. My room was spacious and comfortable and they helped me to feel so at home. It’s also in a lovely area, not far from the city area and close to lots of transport. Would definitely recommend :)

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    Poland
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2021

    It was a very good time, spent chatting in a great huge kitchen with access to the patio. The house is elegantly decorated and Fiona is a wonderful and kind host. And the stories we shared feed our imaginations. Anna & Joanna

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    Poland
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2021

    A wonderful stay in a beautiful house! Fiona is a fantastic host. We spent many evenings talking, listening. Thank you Fiona for speaking more slowly for me. My friend and I were on an Erasmus teacher training course and we ended up in the best place for a 2 week stay. Thanks Fiona!

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2021

    When I left Fiona’s house at 6 am, it was so quiet outside and the sun just started to make an appearance. It was the perfect moment to consider my time in Dublin, leaving with many heart warming memories. Wherever I was in Ireland, Fiona’s house was a home away from home I loved to come back to. Fiona, Liam, and Amber are wonderful and living together in their big and cozy home was a pleasure. Whenever I was in need of something they kindly helped me out. We had lovely chats about how Dublin works or just my most current experiences. I felt more than very well accommodated. Thank you!

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How do I book?

Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.

When do I pay?

Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.

When can I share my contact details?

Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.

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