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Trinity College Campus
Ranked #70 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Wiltshire, England
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“location, location, location”
Reviewed 12 August 2006

Excellent location, great continental breakfast included in room rate, full Irish upgrade available. Varied student rooms and apartments available, best seem to be en-suite singles offer a good standard of clean accommodation serviced daily.

Access at all times, an historic haven of peace from the bustle of Central Dublin & temple bar areas. Pavilion Bar over looking leafy cricket field and running track, excellent transport links and various access points around secure campus.

Reluctant to post review for this well kept secret.

  • Liked — location and price
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — for car free stay, take air coch from airport, pick & drops yards from entrance
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 July 2006

Stayed at Trinity College dorms for one night during a 2-week stay in Ireland (July 2006). It's important to note that hotel costs in Dublin are excessively pricey relative to the rest of Ireland, but especially so during the summer months.

We booked a night here due to its central location and the great price. We had 2 twin beds with a private bathroom (called a "double room en suite") in the main area, and our room faced the college's interior courtyard (not the city). As a result, our room was peaceful and quiet and we slept soundly. After midnight, only one gate remains open and everyone who wants to come onto campus must present their room key to campus security. I felt very safe on campus because of this.

While the rooms are spartan (they're dorm rooms!), they are very clean and quiet - make sure to request a interior courtyard facing room. The bathroom was tiny. My 6'4" husband literally could not fit his body into the shower. It was probably 24" X 24". Bath towels, but no wash cloths, are provided.

There's also kitchenettes on each floor that are shared with multiple rooms. Good for light cooking.

Continental breakfast is included in the price (hot breakfast is an additional 4 euros but really not worth it or necessary), and is served at "The Buttery," the college's dining hall. The continental breakfast offered a nice selection of cereals, yogurts, fruits, coffee/tea, and muffins/croissants. It's served from 8:15-9:30 each morning. We saw a variety of travelers who were staying in the other rooms - families with children, older couples, single travelers, etc.

The "hop off-hop on" open-air buses are conveniently located just outside the main entrance, which was a nice perk, and I'd definitely recommend doing if you're touring the city. (It's 14 euros/adult and offers a 90-minute circule of various city sights.)

I would definitely stay at Trinity College if we were to return to Dublin again. Great price, clean rooms, and the best location in the city.

  • Stayed June 2006, travelled as a couple
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Benelux
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2006

Very much a two-night stay of contrasts: for the first night, I was allocated a single room with ensuite in Block 49. Awful. The pokey room looked straight out onto noisy Pearse St. Result? A near-totally sleepless night caused by the endless traffic, revellers, etc.

For the second night, however, the Accommodation Office moved me to a room in Block 51. Total opposite. A basic room again, of course, but clean, comfortable and ... q-u-i-e-t. I slept like a log.

True, it's a bit of a trek from the blocks where I stayed (no's 49 and 51) to the Buttery restaurant. However, it's a mostly pleasant walk over even ground past old college buildings and lawns, and the breakfast is excellent value for money.

The final clincher? The location. Could not be bettered, certainly not for the price.

So go for it - TCD's the perfect place for anyone on a tight budget or adverse to shelling out on an overpriced Dublin hotel room. But be sure to avoid Blocks 49 and 50 if you don't want to run the risk of losing an entire night's sleep ...

  • Stayed July 2006
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2006

I booked two nights on TCD campus, and was very pleasently surprised. The location is great ( well knew that as I studied at Trinity) the room ( a single with shower) was clean quiet and very pleasent. The staff were great from the office at reception , offering to help with luggage, to the clean staff with a very cheerfull goodmoring to the breakfast staff in the Buttery. I have paid twice and got a lot less from "hotels".
So if your in dublin summer recess try this. The room also has access to shared kitchen with microwave, kettle coffee and milk supplied and also a fridge to store stuff in , this is shared with about three rooms so should not be a problem.
So be brave book ( well in advance I found that it's worth calling on the phone even if the internet site says full)
Will be back and think that if there were a group of people travelling it would be a great option to feel at home ,in the heart of Dublin.

  • Stayed June 2006
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3 Thank ebarav
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amsterdam
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2005

Stayed here for 2 nights in Septembre. Was a great location, and we had a nice time in Dublin (you don't need more than 2 days). I would recommend going to Trinity College, but our stay would have been more pleasant if we would have been aware of a few cons.

Pros:
* Great central location
* Clean quiet rooms
* Includes continental breakfast
* Location and view of building 30 is superb

Cons:
* Breakfast is located in fast-food type cafe
* We needed to pay extra for full breakfast
* Despite being told otherwise beforehand, the second room I booked was in a different building (block 47 to 52). The (single) rooms in this building are fine, but the building is in a remote corner of the campus, lacking the nice athmosphere of the central square.

Stayed September 2005
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2005

Central to Dublin's tourist area, with the open top buses and airport coaches picking up outside. Grafton Street shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. The college is beautiful.

Unfortunately our accommodation was the furthest from the office and we did pick the weekend of the all Ireland Hurling finals so we experienced some late night noise and had a long walk with quite a few steps to carry out bags when we arrived.

We had 2 rooms with a shower room/toilet inbetween, and we shared a kitchenette/sitting area with another 2 rooms etc in the same flat. The room was clean and comfortable with single bed and its own wash basin, they had provided hand towels and guest soap. C/breakfast was also included.

My only complaint would be that these rooms are meant for students and not for anyone of above average size, getting in and out of the shower was not easy!

  • Stayed September 2005
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Hebron, CT, USA
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2005

This is a fantastic location for budget travellers. We had a twin room with ensuite bathroom. Clean room, towels etc. Access to a shared kitchen down the hall. Yes - it is a 'dorm room' but who cares. It is private - keycard to room and front door - and you are right at the heart of things. Dublin is quite small, and Trinity is right There. Step out one gate and you are just by Grafton St (shopping) - step out the front gate and you are a few 'blocks' from Temple Bar. Continental Breakfast is included and you can upgrade it for €4 to a full Irish at the Buttery Restaurant (if you can face it after a night on the Guiness). Their website is a bit obscure. Look under Conferences at the main tcd[-] website. If you are looking for a great place to stay right down-town without all the luxury trimmings this is it. Judging by the breakfast crowd it seems mostly to appeal to older travellers.

  • Stayed August 2005
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26 Thank David-from-CT
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Property: Trinity College Campus
Address: Dame Street | College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre
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#13 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
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Hotel Class:2 star — Trinity College Campus 2*
Number of rooms: 800
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