Looking for the best accommodation when heading out to Croke Park for an event? As the host to many iconic moments in Irish sports and history and the home to major cultural and International events, Croke Park attracts thousands and thousands of visitors annually. This year, you may want to take a different route on your visit to one of Europe’s biggest stadiums, when it comes to overnight stays. DCU rooms is now available for booking through the summer months and offer excellent benefits over an expensive hotel stay. There are three historic and beautiful locations to choose from within the city of Dublin including the Glasnevin campus, All Hallows campus, and the St. Patrick’s campus. All are within easy distance from Croke Park, offer great room pricing, flexibility for group travel, self-catering options for food, and wonderful on campus sports facilities open for guest usage. We could be the perfect choice for you!

1. Distance to Croke Park

Distance is of great importance when travelling and must be taken into consideration before choosing a hotel destination. You want an accommodation that makes for the most convenient way to get back and forth to your event at Croke Park. DCU is a great option! All three of our locations are extremely viable options:

From our DCU Glasnevin Campus:

Travelling by car or taxi - 10 mins An energizing walk - 50 mins Public Bus Transport - 30 mins (Number 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41, 44)

From the All Hallow's Campus:

Travelling by car or taxi - 6 mins A brisk walk - 20 mins Public Bus Transport - 10 mins (Number 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41, 44)

From our historic St Patrick's Campus:

  • Travelling by car or taxi - 6 mins
  • A brisk walk - 20 mins
  • Public Bus Transport - 10 mins (Number 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41, 44)

The bus stations are just a walk, skip and jump away from your front door and easily accessible, or choose an energising walk to your destination.

2. Cost

Cost and value are usually the deciding factors when choosing accommodation. DCU rooms is 20% less expensive on average than any other Dublin hotel available and offer many other money saving options as well. When you book directly on the DCU official website, you receive additional perks:

  • Your rates are GUARANTEED to be €10 cheaper.
  • Free parking is also included on campus for all of our guests.
  • You can pay upon arrival, no prepayment is necessary with the exception of purchasing advance rate plans which are charged in full at the time of booking.
  • There is free cancellation. DCU understands that nothing is ever set in stone, and that plans are always able to change unexpectedly. With booking direct, guests have the option to cancel their reservations up to 4pm of the day of the intended arrival with no penalty. However, this does not include prepaid and advance purchase rates.
  • Booking direct also gives you room priority, meaning, if room upgrades are available, you will be given the first chance to retrieve it.

3. Room Flexibility

DCU specialises in catering to large groups as during the academic calendar year we provide top quality accommodation for all of our on campus students. With room options of single, double or twin rooms, all guests have access to a shared living environment when staying in our self-catering suites which are perfect for groups desiring more socialisation or dining options. Room amenities include fully functioning kitchen facilities with dining & lounge areas.

All rooms include:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • A work desk
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • En-suite bathrooms with showers
  • The daily changing of toiletries and towels

We are also extremely flexible with long or short term stay preferences.

4. Sports Facilities

Many guests like to continue their exercise regimen while on holiday. With a small minimal fee, all guests have access to the fully equipped on campus sports facilities. All gyms are fully loaded with modern equipment. The Glasnevin campus is well known for its sports facility as it competes against other universities in the country and must maintain a high level of sporting excellence. Its facility includes:

  • A 25m swimming pool
  • Wonderful and relaxing spa facilities
  • A fitness centre with over 100 pieces of equipment
  • Group fitness classes all guests are invited to participate in
  • Squash/racquetball/handball courts

All locations are all conveniently located under 30 minutes from the Dublin Airport.

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