The suggestions for Accommodation offered HERE concentrate on hotels in the city centre as well as suburbs on the South Side of the city as these are the most accessible to UCD.





Hostels (Prices start from 12€ per night and weekly rates may be available)

Abbey Court

Abbey Court is located beside O’Connell Bridge, which is the very centre of Dublin City.

Transportation is easy; all airport buses stop a short distance away on O’Connell Street.


Abbey Court, 29 Bachelor's Walk, Dublin 1.


phone: 00353 1 878 0700

Abigail’s Hostel

Is situated on Aston Quay overlooking the River Liffey with Temple Bar just few seconds walk from our doorstep. Short distance to main routes to UCD campus. Bus stop adjacent to the hostel when coming back from the campus by route 39A.


7 - 9 Aston Quay
Dublin 2


phone: 00353 1 677 9300

Ashfield House

Ashfield House is situated on D’Olier Street, just south of the river Liffey. Dublin’s most centrally located hostel, Ashfield House is just a 1 minute walk from Temple Bar, Trinity College and O’Connell Bridge. Immediately adjacent to routes 46A and 39A, both pointing towards UCD.


19/20 D’Olier Street,

Dublin 2


phone: 00353 1 679 7734

Avalon House

Situated in Aungier street, Avalon House is close to all amenities and is situated a short distance from St. Stephens Green Park.


55 Aungier Street, Dublin 2


phone: 00353 1 475 0001


Situated in the very centre of Temple Bar, only 2 doors away from the famous ’Temple Bar’ pub.


19 Temple Bar Lane, Dublin 2


phone: 00353 1 671 6277

Gogarty’s International Hostel


This international hostel is ideal for those on a budget seeking mid-week or weekend accommodation in Dublin.


Fleet Street and Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.


Tel: +353 1 6711 822.


Isaac’s Hostel

Visitors can also catch the 27x, route which serves towards UCD once in the morning and is back in the afternoon, on by walking 2 minutes to Amiens Street.


2-5 Frenchmans Lane
Dublin 1


phone: 00353 1 8556215

Kinlay House

Situated in the heart of the city and right on the edge of the vibrant Temple Bar.


2 Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2


phone: 00353 1 679 6644

Sky backpackers- The Liffey

 Sky Backpackers - The Liffey was originally a recording studio (Litton Lane).  Is located beside O’Connell Street and steps away from the route 39A towards UCD Campus.


2 Litton Lane, Dublin 1


Phone: 00353 1 872 8389

The Times Hostel

The Times- College Street: Getting to the hostel is easy. The 16-A local bus and the Aircoach will drop you off just around the corner from the hostel at the Trinity College Stop.

Is situated steps away from several routes to the UCD Campus.


8 Camden Place, Dublin 2 // 8 College Street, Dublin 2, Ireland


Phone: 00353 1 475 8588





3 Star Hotels 

Ballsbridge Hotel

A short walk from Baggot Street where visitors can take the 39A bus to UCD. It is also conveniently served by the Ballsbridge Aircoach, which stops just outside the Hotel grounds. 10 minutes walk from Grafton Street and St Stephen’s Green

Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4           email:    phone:  00353 1 6379300

Harcourt Hotel

Less than five minutes from St Stephen’s Green and Trinity College where buses can be taken to UCD. The hotel is also located close to many of Dublin’s most popular bars and nightclubs.

60 Harcourt Street, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

email: phone: 00353 1 4783677

Central Hotel

The Central is adjacent to one of Dublin’s most interesting and eclectic shopping areas. It is also only  a short stroll away from Temple Bar, Trinity College, the Chester Beatty Library Christchurch Cathedral

1- 5 Exchequer

Street, Dublin 2      email:        phone: 00353 1 6797302

Grafton Capital Hotel

Two minutes walk from Grafton Street, Stephen’s Green and the Gaiety Theatre and ten minutes from St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Stephen’s Street

Lower, Saint

Stephen's Green, D2



phone:  00353 1 648 1074


Morehampton Townhouse

This guesthouse is situated in the quiet suburb of Donnybrook and is located on the 145, 46a, 84 and 39a bus routes between UCD and the city centre.

78 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4    email:                                                  

phone: 353 1 6687973

Mespil Hotel

Situated on the grand Canal a short walk from Baggot Street, this hotel is convenient to the 39a bus route serving UCD

Mespil Road,

Dublin 4                                               email:           phone: 353 1 4884600

Maldron Hotel Smithfield

A short walk from Jameson Distillery, O’Connell Street and Christchurch Cathedral. Visitors can also catch the 39A by walking 2 minutes to Blackhall place, Arran Quay or Inns Quay

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7 email: phone: 353 1 485 0900





4 Star Hotels


The Burlington Hotel

Located close to the quiet, leafy suburb of Donnybrook, yet still within walking distance of Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street

Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4                                    email:                         phone: 353 1 6185600

Brooks Hotel

This boutique hotel has an enviable location close to unique boutiques and craft shops, as well as great pubs on Wexford Street and Camden Street 

59-62 Drury St, Dublin 2                              email:            phone: 353 1 6704000

The Morgan Hotel

Noted for its stylish interior and welcoming atmosphere , the Morgan is on one of the quieter streets in Temple Bar, meaning visitors can be close to nightlife and shops without having to sacrifice a good night’s sleep!

10 Fleet Street,

Temple Bar,

Dublin 2                                    email:               phone: 353 1 6437000

Bewley’s Hotel Ballsbridge

A beautifully restored 19th century building in the vibrant Ballsbridge area this hotel is within walking distance of UCD and is also close to the 2,3, 46a,145 and 84 bus routes and the DART at Sydney Parade.

Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4                                                      email:             phone: 353 1 6681111

Herbert Park Hotel

Also located in Ballsbridge this hotel is easily accessible to UCD by bus and within walking distance of the centre. It is also close to the Aviva Stadium, the National Gallery and the Grand Canal Dock Area


Dublin 4         email:                                                         phone: 353 1 6672200

Schoolhouse Hotel

This unique, intimate hotel sits nestled on the Grand Canal, a ten minute walk from Grafton Street

2-8 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4     email:

phone: 353 1 6675014





5 Star Hotels


Dylan Hotel

10 minutes from Grafton St and on the 39a bus line and yet off the beaten path enough to ensure a stay in its luxurious surroundings will be quiet

Dylan Hotel, Eastmoreland Place, Dublin 4                      


phone: 353 1 6603000

Merrion Hotel

A gorgeous Georgian building just off historic Merrion Square, close to Grafton Street, the National Gallery and the National Museum

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2     email: phone: 353 1 6030600

The Shelbourne Hotel

Ireland’s most famous hotel the Shelbourne has been the site of some of the most important moments in Irish history. Expect to see local colour in the famous Horseshoe Bar and the Saddle Room restaurant

27 St Stephen’s green Dublin 2

email:                                                phone: 353 1 6634500

Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel

St Helen’s Estate is situated in lush gardens, and overlooks Dublin Bay. Just a  few minutes from UCD by bus and only 3 minutes walk from an Aircoach stop

Stilllorgan Road, Blackrock, Dublin 4                                             email:    phone:  353 1 2186000

The Westbury Hotel

Just off Grafton St this hotel is nestled in the heart of Dublin’s retail and cultural centre. Beautifully remodelled and has 2 highly renowned restaurants.

Clarendon St, Dublin 2                                     email:                                phone: 353 1 6791122

More choices for accommodation can be found at:

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