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A Locals Guide
Our blog writer finds the best that Dublin has to offer to give you insider tips, money saving hacks and must visit places.
If you’re planning a trip to Dublin this year, you’ll soon realise that it’s not a cheap place to visit! We’ve put together a list of budget hacks so you can save money on food, activities, transport, and accommodation in Dublin, to make sure your money goes further.
Dublin is a place valued for its historical significance, the picturesque Georgian buildings and most importantly the craic! No matter where you are in the city, you’ll find a great selection of bars, pubs and venues, complete with live music and pints of The Black Stuff. The fact that Dublin is a compact, walkable city and the friendly vibe from the native Irish make Dublin an excellent place to come alone.
When you book a standard Dublin city hotel for a family stay, you are restricting yourself in all sorts of ways. You may not have anywhere to prepare, store or eat meals, meaning you need to eat out for every meal. Typically more affordable restaurants are unhealthy and not ideal for every day with a family, while healthier restaurants can often be pricey. DCU rooms offer a great value alternative accommodation, ideal for family travel.
One of the best things about Dublin is it’s proximity to both mountains and the coast. Taking a long walk isn’t just a great workout for your body and heart, it’s also an ideal way to refocus your mind, practice mindfulness and help to relieve stress by giving you a single aim – to get where you’re going. It’s also a handy way to catch up on the latest podcast or audio-book. We’re spoiled here in DCU Rooms, not just for our value accommodation, but the number of beautiful walks a short distance away
Do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day? No matter where you are in the world, 17th March is a special day for Irish people. The day celebrates our Patron Saint and everything the world loves about Ireland including our excellent food and music and everyone is encouraged to raise a glass of the black stuff to celebrate our excellent pub culture! Patrick’s Day has grown to be one of the world’s biggest cultural celebrations and is celebrated as far away as the USA and Australia.
With our reputation as a social and cultural hub, you’re guaranteed plenty of places to visit and things to do in the vibrant city of Dublin. Dublin is also an ideal place for a romantic trip with that someone special. Each couple has their own idea of a romantic trip but in our opinion, you can’t go wrong with a great restaurant, a cosy walk in the park or a visit to a fairy-tale castle. For great value accommodation, and to save money on pricey Dublin hotels, choose alternative accommodation like DCU Rooms for your romantic trip.
Dublin is an expensive place to visit, especially just after the madness of Christmas. Luckily, there are all sorts of free and good value things to see and do in the city too, to make sure you soak up as much of the culture of the city as you can! If you want to save money on expensive Dublin Hotels this January, choose a better value alternative to a traditional hotel. DCU Rooms offers great value accommodation and an ideal location to explore the city.
Dublin is simply magical at Christmas time. There is no place we’d rather be than among the crowd on Grafton Street, admiring the sparkling Christmas lights or hearing the talented buskers take on some festive carols. Saving money on overpriced city hotels means you have more to spend on gifts and experiences for your family and friends. DCU Rooms is your ideal value accommodation in Dublin this Christmas, offering great value.
DCU is delighted to announce that our sustainability drive, announced in March 2018 is on track; DCU will become Irelands first plastic-free campus by 2020! While being environmentally friendly is not a new concept for us, we have taken huge steps to ensure that our campus is as sustainable as possible with the elimination of takeaway coffee cups, single-use plastic takeaway containers, takeaway cutlery, straws and single-use plastic bags.