College dorms in DUblin

Does anyone have any experience with summer rooms at either Trinity College or University College Dublin?

thanks

Posted by Chuck
Holdrege, NE, USA
91 posts

Yes, in the summer of 2005, 4 of us stayed at Trinity College. A dorm room has 2 seperate single bedrooms w/ a sink and a 'living' room in the middle. The shower is down the hall. Inexpensive and extremely quiet! You are within the walls of the college with a view of the campus greens. In addition, breakfast is included in the price. Finally, it is just a short walk to most of Dublin sites! I highly recommend a Trinity College stay.

PS....Dublin and Ireland are such a great and fun experience!

Posted by Kerrie
Puyallup, WA, USA
11 posts

I stayed in a single room at Trinity for one night in Aug. 05. My hotel was full when I wanted to extend, so I cast about for alternatives.

My room was tiny, cinder-block construction on the far side of campus next to Pearse station. The building rattled at regular intervals from the DART trains pulling in/out.

You had to card into the building, the wing, the floor and the room. Felt like a prison, though the price was right for one night. In comparison, my comfy room at the Harding Hotel, down the street was a much better bargain. At that point, they offered a discount (10%?) if you mentioned Rick's book.

Good luck! Summer lodgings in Dublin are expensive- try the hostels or B&Bs in Dun Laoghaire- very quick to get into town on the DART.

Posted by Erik
Chandler, AZ, USA
112 posts

It's a university dorm, why would anyone expect a four star hotel accommodation? It's spartan but no worse than any hostel I've been in - and far better than some. Keycard security is a nice bonus that beats out many hostels - though I would say Sleepzone hostel in Galway is better than the droms. Anyway, I've used a single there for a few nights in late June 2005 during the three U2 concerts happening then. Trinity College has an excellent location, the room is cheap and all you need is a safe place to sleep and shower. Even includes breakfast at hostel prices. Why pay for more than that?