Ever had the need to stay in a College dorm for the summer? Here’s my review of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Property Name: Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin
Property Address: College Green Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 896 1000
Fax: +353 1 671 1267
E-mail: [email protected]
Nearest Light Rail station: Lower Abbey Street and the terminus on St Stephen’s Green
Nearest Train station: DART stations, Pearse Street, Tara Street and Connolly Station
Nearest Airport: Dublin International (DUB)
Alternate Airports: None
TripAdvisor: Trinity College
Novelty Factor: You’re staying on a college campus; not just any college though, Trinity College where great scholars went.
Check-in is from 2p onwards. If you arrive earlier and your room is clean you can move in at no extra charge. If your room is not ready, you can store your stuff, go sightsee and/or have a pint of Guinness and come back later.
The students are very helpful and eager to help you. I was given my key and headed up to my room which was in the same building as the Accommodations Office.
The property is Trinity College in the heart of Dublin right across from the Dublin Parliamentary office. You can’t really ask for a more central location. They have single rooms, double rooms and then rooms of three rooms sharing a bathroom. In the latter, each person has their own key so you can lock your room. You just share a shower, toilet lounge area and kitchen.
The rooms are very simple, a bed, a table, a chair and a closet; done! But that’s all you need right? The bathroom and toilet is shared with two others depending on the room you have. Some rooms are ensuite; i.e. has your own bathroom and toilet.
You can opt for breakfast or not. If you do, they have a place on campus where you go to take breakfast. If not, you have a fully functional kitchen so you can cook whatever your heart desires. There a microwave and an oven so you can just buy stuff at the nearby Tescos grocery store.
Checking out is simple. Just leave before 10a and you’re done.
Great value for money; you’re in the heart of the city and you get to take photos of Trinity College when there’s no one around. You just have to get up early :-).
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