Solo Female Travel in Dublin

Dublin, the vibrant capital of Ireland, is located on the country's east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Known for its rich history, Dublin abounds with varied architecture ranging from centuries-old castles and churches to modern industrial designs. Embodying Ireland's cultural heritage, the city is home to the iconic St. Patrick's Cathedral, the historic Kilmainham Gaol, and the lively Temple Bar district. Visitors can also explore the legendary Guinness Storehouse or peruse the timeless treasures in the remarkable Book of Kells at Trinity College. Dublin's charm extends to its welcoming locals, making it a truly unique destination that combines traditional Irish hospitality with a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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Is Dublin good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Dublin generally has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, making it relatively safe for solo female travelers. The local people are hospitable and willing to aid tourists. While like any other city, it has areas that are less safe, major tourist spots, accommodation venues, and public transportation are normally safe. Use common sense precautions like not walking alone late at night in unlit or less populated areas. Petty crimes like bag snatching and pickpocketing can occur, especially in crowded tourist spots and on public transportation, so always keep a close watch on your belongings.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Dublin is quite navigable without much difficulty. The city is compact enough to be explored on foot, which also helps you immerse yourself in its charm. If you don't wish to walk, there are numerous public transportation options available, including buses, trams, and bikes for rent. However, keep in mind that it may take some time to get used to the system. Despite occasional traffic, Dublin is generally safe for solo female travelers.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Dublin is rich in culture and history, making it an appealing destination. The city boasts fascinating museums such as The Little Museum of Dublin and Kilmainham Gaol, historic landmarks like Dublin Castle and St. Patrick's Cathedral, as well as the globally renowned Trinity College Library. Dublin's vibrant literary scene is also a must-explore with its Writer's Museum and varied literary pub crawl route. The food and drink scene, especially in Temple Bar, offers a tantalizing array of local and international flavors, and the warm Irish hospitality adds to the overall experience.
Food:

Food:Above average

The food scene in Dublin offers a diverse range of culinary experiences, from traditional Irish dishes such as seafood chowder and Irish stew, to influences from across the globe, particularly Europe and Asia. There are also numerous vegetarian and vegan options available. The quality of ingredients is excellent, with an emphasis on local, organic and fresh produce. However, dining out can be somewhat pricey compared to other European cities.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Dublin is moderate in terms of budget-friendliness. Though it's one of the more expensive cities in Europe, careful planning can still make it fairly affordable. Accommodation costs vary and food is mid-range, with cheaper options if you opt for grocery stores or local markets. Free attractions like Phoenix Park and National Museums are also available.

Is Dublin worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 32 experiences

Things to do

4.6/5

Safety

4.6/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

3.9/5

Couple travel experience

As a queer person travelling with my partner, I was nervous about how open and accepting Ireland would be towards us and the level of affection we would be able to comfortably display. I was so pleased by the community in Dublin, we felt safe and accepted the entire trip - even after strangers found out we were a couple. We also managed to find a very vibrant queer nightlife that was quick to welcome us and made our nights there incredibly memorable. Highly recommend city!!

Posted: May 23, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I stayed here while hiking the Kerry Way (which was an incredible experience, during which I felt safe the ENTIRE time). I really like Dublin, and generally felt safe there. There were one or two instances when I could not avoid walking at dusk and was made to feel uncomfortable by men, but I used good judgement and was ultimately just fine. The best thing about Dublin, IMO, were the museums. I really loved seeing the bog bodies! Highly recommend that. Otherwise though, get out into the countryside ASAP - there is no substitute for it. The Irish are incredibly welcoming and hospitable and if you enjoy the outdoors, it is amazing.

Posted: May 13, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Family travel experience

I visited Dublin with my family during summer last July. I feel quite safe in Dublin. But in my opinion there were many homeless people in the streets and also many garbage bags. I would like to recommend visiting Howth which is nearby Dublin by train. I also visited the EPIC museum about Irish Emigration, this museum was very interesting and also interactive.

Posted: March 14, 2024Experienced: June, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 3/5
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Solo travel experience

I enjoyed my time as a solo traveler in Dublin! There is definitely plenty to do around the city, and 2 days was not enough for it all. I felt relatively safe alone in the city- I stayed on Abbey St and explored the Temple Bar & surrounding areas alone at night and never felt threatened. There was occasionally begging but that was about the only time I was approached.

Posted: February 17, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Family travel experience

I recommend booking tours in advance (Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, etc) as they can get pretty full. Walking around is also a great way of visiting the city and getting an idea of what the vibe is like.

Posted: February 7, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

It was very safe and a great place to be despite the rain. It was decently priced and a humble city to be in with lots to see even outside of Dublin. Getting around in public transit is great. Food was ok. You can visit cathedrals, temple bar, castles, Guinness brewery, Worth a visit

Posted: February 7, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

I traveled with my boyfriend so I believe that I felt safer than if I was alone, but we didn’t felt afraid at night or with the locals of course you have to be careful with the scams even if I didn’t see much of it. There are a lot of junkies and people that sleeps in the streets. Temple bar is a most. You have like 3 or 4 free museums in the center of the city. Wax museum is cool to and the penny’s bridge is beautiful at night. I stayed 3 nights (400€) you can save money in meals, almost every market have “the meal deals” it’s a meal for 4,5€ and the wax museum was 16€ for students. the only public transport that i used was to go to the airport and to the hotel it was like 25€ I stayed in Baresford hotel, has a good location

Posted: January 4, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

Dublin was my first solo travel experience, it was a bucket list trip, and it didn’t disappoint. Some of my favorite things I did inside of Dublin were the Guinness storehouse tour, taking a cocktail making class at Jameson, visiting the botanical gardens, and visiting St. Stephen’s green. I took two days while I was there. The first was the cliffs of moher and Galway city, which was very enjoyable. The second was a tour that included a stop at a working farm and a visit to Glendalough and a drive through the mountains, also very enjoyable.

Posted: December 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I have some friends living in Dublin so i went for the summer vacations. Since I'm brazilian I've found a lot of places where i could eat and listen to music from my country, but i didn't miss the chance to enjoy local culture. There are a lot of museums and interesting places to visit. It's a lovely country, even if the weather is a little too cold and rainy for me 😅 I did a lot of touristing by myself, wich I love and it forces me to meet new people and exchange experiences. I wandered around enjoying the views and felt safe and at peace. The night life is also good, a lot of pubs and clubs to choose from. It was my second time around and I'm definitely going back 🥰

Posted: December 18, 2023Experienced: July, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Was a great experience! I went alone but I meet new friends from different countries. Ireland, specially Dublin receives people from different parts of the world, it's ideal to learn about other cultures and life experiences. The landscapes are amazing!!

Posted: December 17, 2023Experienced: March, 2020
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Dublin safe for women?

Safety rating

3.8 /5

Based on 13 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.8 /5

Based on 13 experiences

City centre at daytime is alright, definitely was better few years ago. Many junkies and thieves ruined image of capital. Just stick to crowed and open places,keep your phone and bag firmly and there's nothing to worry.People are nice and helpful so feel free to ask anything you need.

Posted: May 22, 2024
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I think Dublin is very safe for female travellers if you stick to basic safety procedures. Stay in well-lit-up areas, grab a taxi if feeling unsafe, keep up to date with local news. Dublin has a good transpired system

Posted: May 21, 2024
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It’s not too safe at night as big city but there is a lot of sightseeing and culture definitely worth the travel and exploring. Be sure to map out your journey and ensure you have right means of transportation and payment as most taxis do not accept Apple Pay it’s an app called revolut

Posted: November 18, 2023
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I was born, grew up, and lived in Dublin for most of my life. I would quite often go to parties, clubs, concerts, etc., and I always felt safe, even if I was alone, waiting for friends or walking between places. I often returned home alone from the city after nights spent on public transport or in taxis (often to some degree drunk), and sometimes walking, depending on where I lived. Personally, nothing bad ever happened to me. OK, there is a risk of pickpockets, catcalling, etc., as in any city, but I never had any problems or considered Dublin less safe than any other city if you are sensible, just like everywhere else. There are certain suspicious suburbs that I wouldn't necessarily want to walk through at night, but as a tourist, there's probably no reason for you to be there.

Posted: September 12, 2023
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