Welcome to the Accommodation page for World Meeting of Families 2018

Are you looking to book accommodation while you participate in World Meeting of Families 2018? Would you like to stay in a hotel, in an apartment or perhaps on a university campus? Would you prefer to stay in a family home? Below is some information to assist you with your accommodation. Dublin will be very busy during August 2018 so we do recommend that you book your accommodation early.

Family and Pilgrim Accommodation Options:

A)    Hotels, Self-Catering Apartments and university Campus Apartments

Our Registration and Accommodation team can help you book accommodation in hotels, self-catering apartments and university campuses in and around Dublin. Continue reading this page for more information.

B)    Staying in an Irish home:

  • is a website whereby visitors book accommodation in a local person’s home. Low costs, charges apply. Use website to book acommodation directly with them.
  • this company hosts an online hospitality service by whereby visitors lease or rent short-term homes and private rooms from homeowners in Ireland. Charges apply. Use website to book accommodation directly with them.
  • WMOF2018 Host a Pilgrim Programme: for a small amount of people for whom other forms of accommodation are not appropriate, WMOF2018 has a Host a Pilgrim Programme where families can stay with other families in Ireland. Places are limited. Families in Ireland are being asked to open their homes and not raise a charge.  We regret that due to the large number of requests we have received from abroad for accommodation the Host a Family/Pilgrim Programme has reached full capacity and we are no longer taking applications from pilgrims. We are now working with our Host Families in preparation for the expected pilgrims and families planning to come to the WMOF2018.  We are delighted with the number of people who have offered to open their homes to visiting pilgrims and are still looking for host homes to match requests received.

Hotels, Self-Catering Apartments and university Campus Apartments

A large selection of accommodation options will be available during the WMOF2018 period throughout Dublin for families, groups and individuals attending World Meeting of Families 2018. Accommodation booking are available online at time of registration and will be made through the same booking form through the WMOF2018 website. Accommodation on offer ranges from 3*, 4*, 5* hotels to self-catering apartments and university campus apartments, with rates to suit every budget and are within convenient access to the event venues.

The price of accommodation is not included in the registration fees. We advise early booking as the city will be very busy. 

Please Note: demand for accommodation for WMOF2018 has been high. Some venues are now fully booked. Others have limited availability remaining. Check availability and book your accommodation here.

If you are a group or a family wishing to book accommodation, or if you require addition information and support, please contact our Registration and Accommodation Team directly. You can email your request to or call us at +353 1 6909409.

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Single Room B&B
(Per night) 


Twin room B&B
(Per night)

DCU Glasnevin (Larkfield)  €69.00  
DCU Glasnevin (Hampstead,College Park)   €79.00  €119.00 
DCU St.Patrick  €55.00  
DCU All Hallows  €99.00  €139.00 
Trinity Pearse Street  €84.00  
Trinity Graduate Memorial Building Twin    €138.00
Trinity New Square Apartment Single  €84.00  
Trinity New Square Apartment Double    €138.00
Maynooth  €65  
 3 STAR    
Jurys Inn Christchurch €210.00 €230.00 
Jurys Inn Parnell €210.00 €230.00 
Hilton Garden Inn Custom House €215.00 €235.00
Maldron Hotel Tallaght  €191.00 €203.00 
4 STAR    
Mespil  €199.00  €213.00 
Croke Park Hotel  €225.00 €245.00 
Gresham Hotel  €195.00 €225.00
Grand Hotel Malahide  €185.00 €225.00
Citywest Hotel  €169.00 €199.00
5 STAR    
Intercontinental €325.00 €345.00 
Conrad  €269.00 €289.00 
Radisson Blue St Helen's Hotel   €250.00 €260.00

Accommodation Description


DCU - Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Rating: Student Accommodation - Distance to RDS:  9.6KM
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DCU Glasnevin is the largest of the three main campuses in DCU providing modern rooms in an accessible location in North Dublin. While staying at Glasnevin campus you can avail of on-site facilities such as three restaurants, onsite bar, mini supermarket, pharmacy, the Helix Theatre and top class sporting facilities including our swimming pool & gym. DCU Rooms are superb value and rivals all three star hotels when staying in North Dublin and Dublin City centre. All rooms are ensuite and are both modern and affordable with self-catering facilities available.  Some of the property can be sectioned off into large 5 bedroom apartments which would suit family/ groups wanting to avail of shared living space. This location is close to Croke Park, one of Ireland leading sporting grounds.

DCU- St Patrick Campus 

Rating: Student Accommodation - Distance to RDS 9.60 km
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St Patrick's Campus accommodation is single room occupancy, with a single bed, study desk, internet access, bookshelves, wardrobe, and wash hand basin. Guests share bathroom facilities with several guests on their floor. Each house has a common room with TV & kitchen facility.  There are no lifts or disabled access rooms in these blocks. Wi-Fi is currently available only in the common room areas which are located on the ground floor. Wired connections are fitted in each bedroom. Please note extra beds are not possible in these rooms. This location is close to Croke Park, one of Ireland's leading sporting grounds. €50 per room per night

All Hallows

Rating: Student Accommodation - Distance to RDS:  7.5KM
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All Hallows is one of the campuses connected to DCU and provides modern rooms in a beautiful setting in North Dublin. During summer months high quality accommodation is provided to tourists and visitor who wish to avail of comfortable accommodation as an affordable alternative to those wishing to stay in a central location in North Dublin. As a visitor to the campus you can track its history in the new Heritage Exhibition and relax in it's Reflective Garden side by side with the All Hallows Chapel which has always been a prominent landmark in the local area. This location is close to Croke Park one of Irelands leading sporting grounds

Trinity College

Trinity-En-suite-Single-Bedroom-resized.jpgRating: Student Accomodation - Distance to RDS 4.60 km 
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Situated just off Dublin's main downtown shopping area, Grafton Street in the heart of the City, Trinity College Dublin boasts over 600 guest rooms and apartments on its historical university campus. It is perfectly located to explore the culture and vibrancy of Ireland’s capital.
Trinity itself is home to some of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures: the Book of Kells, the Old Library and the Science Gallery.

  • Pearse Street- 1 private single bedroom with attached bathroom, and access to a kitchen shared with a number of other rooms on the same floor. Network connections and television points are available. Rooms are located in a modern building on the main campus. Full Irish breakfast is included in price. €84.00 per room per night
  • Graduate Memorial Building - 1 ensuite twin private bedroom with 2 single beds and private bathroom. Rooms have access to a kitchen shared with a number of other rooms on the same corridor. €138.00 per room per night
  • New Square Apartment - 1 double bedroom within the unit, each bedroom door will lock individually which will share the kitchen, sitting room and bathroom with 1 or 2 single bedrooms. Network connections and television points are available. These apartments have been recently renovated, and are located in New Square, an historic residential area on the main campus. Full Irish breakfast is included in price. €138.00 per room per night
  • New Square Apartment - 1 or 2 single bedrooms within the unit, each bedroom door will lock individually which will share the kitchen, sitting room and bathroom with 1 other double bedroom. These apartments have been recently renovated, and are located in New Square, an historic residential area on the main campus. €84.00 per room per night


Maynooth University

Rating: Student Accommodation - Distance to RDS : 43.5KM
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The historic campus at Maynooth dates back to 1795 and is home to St Patrick’s College and Maynooth University. Guest accommodation is available in a range of room types, from student apartments to tastefully appointed en-suites in their heritage buildings. Since 1992 Maynooth Campus Conference & Accommodation has offered a warm welcome to groups of all sizes, large sports and cultural events, summer schools and conferences, as well as to tourists from Ireland and abroad. The university campus combines contemporary services in a setting steeped in tradition and distinguished by striking architecture and beautiful grounds. Two impressive dining-rooms and extensive sports and leisure options compliment their guest rooms.

Apartment En-suite
En-suite rooms in two student villages, River Apartments and Courtyard Apartments. Typically with 5-bed apartments but with some 4-bed and 6-bed configurations. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, dining table and lounge. Located on the north campus.

University Village
Standard rooms in 5-bed apartments in the University Village that comprises 48 apartments. Two showers and toilets per apartment. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, dining table and lounge. Located on the north campus.


Jurys Inn Christchurch, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8 

182 Rooms - Rating: 3 Star - Distance to RDS:  4.1KM
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Jurys Christchurch Inn is a modern building situated in Dublin’s oldest quarter, opposite historic Christchurch Cathedral. The hotel features 182 spacious and comfortable rooms and has a restaurant and bar facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Its perfect location means it is within easy strolling distance of Temple Bar area, St Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College and Grafton Street.


Jurys Inn Parnell, Moore Street Plaza, Parnell Street, Dublin 1 

253 Rooms - Rating: 3 Star - Distance to RDS:  4.7KM
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The centrally located Jurys Inn Parnell Street is a contemporary hotel just 1 minute from O’Connell Street and a short stroll from Moore Street ~ Dublin’s famous street market. Its city centre location allows guests explore the city's main shopping districts and cultural attractions. Featuring 253 spacious rooms, it has a Restaurant, a Pub and a café. Free WiFi is available
throughout the hotel. 


Hilton Garden Inn Custom House, 1 Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin

Rating: 3 Star - Distance to RDS: 3.2KM 
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The Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House is a contemporary city centre hotel, situated on Custom House Quay, overlooking the celebrated river Liffey. Local attractions include the 18th century Customs House building, the O2 Concert venue and the Abbey and Grand Canal Theatres. Close to the International Financial centre tram stop, it is also within easy walking distance of all of the city's main shopping districts and cultural attractions. The hotel offers 239 spacious comfortable rooms and features a contemporary Restaurant, a stylish bar and a separate coffee bar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Maldron Hotel Tallaght, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24

119 Rooms - Rating: 3 Star - Distance to RDS: 14.2KM
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The Maldron Hotel Tallaght is a contemporary hotel located 30 minutes from Dublin Airport and 20 minutes’ drive from Dublin city centre. The hotel offers 120 well-appointed guestrooms, many with panoramic views of the Dublin Mountains. The hotel has a modern styled restaurant and a bar. Guests can enjoy full access to the Arena Leisure centre which features a 20m swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, kids pool and fully equipped gymnasium. Secure complimentary parking is also available. Ideal for business and leisure guests the hotel is also accessible to the city centre via the Luas tram stop 5 minutes away.


Mespil Hotel, Mespil Road, Dublin 4

255 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS: 3.0KM
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Situated in the heart of Georgian Dublin, overlooking the leafy banks of the Grand Canal, the Mespil Hotel is a modern 4 star hotel. Close to the RDS arena and the Aviva Stadium, just a short walk brings you to St. Stephen's Green and Dublin’s city centre. Many of the 255 modern designed bedrooms have views of the canal and Georgian surroundings while there are also a number of apartments for longer stay guests. Guests have a choice of dining options in the restaurant and the Terrace bar. In 2013 the hotel added a gym that features 2 fitness rooms offering a variety of cardio and resistance equipment plus a balance and stretching room.

Croke Park Hotel, Jones's Road, Dublin 3 

232 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS : 6.7 KM
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Croke Park Hotel is located on Jones's Road close to the famous  Croke Park Stadium, the home of Ireland’s national Gaelic sports. Ideally situated 10 minutes’ drive from Dublin Airport it is a short walk from the city centre’s main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street. With 232 spacious, air conditioned and sound insulated rooms it is a perfect base for business or leisure guests and also features a tempting bistro and bar in addition to its fully modern gym. 


Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, 23 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 

288 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS: 4.4 KM
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The Riu Plaza Gresham Dublin is a landmark building in Dublin city centre and is one of the city’s oldest hotels built in 1817. The hotel is centrally located on O’Connell Street beside one of the capital’s main shopping areas, and close to Croke Park Stadium, Temple Bar, the Abbey Theatre, and the new Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). The hotel has undergone extensive renovation in recent years and today offers 288 contemporary styled guestrooms. Featuring two restaurants, guests can also relax for afternoon tea in the classic décor of the Writers Lounge, or in Toddys Bar, a favourite with in-house guests and locals alike. Guests can also avail of the in-house fitness studio.

Grand Hotel Malahide, Malahide Village, Co Dublin  

150 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS:  21.4KM
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The Grand Hotel is a traditional hotel located in Malahide a unique seaside town, in the suburb of Dublin. The hotel is 15 minutes’ drive from Dublin airport and 5 minutes from the M50 motorway. There is a DART (rail commuter), rail and regular public bus services to Dublin City, a journey of 30 minutes approximately. The hotel is an excellent choice for visitors who wish to enjoy the attractions of Dublin City and the tranquillity of a small seaside town. The hotel has 150 bedrooms and extensive facilities, including a leisure centre, bar and restaurant. 

Citywest Hotel, Conference, Leisure and Golf Resort, Saggart, Co. Dublin 

764 rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS: 17.1KM
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Situated on 240 acres of majestic parkland, Citywest Hotel, is a truly unique property and is located 40 minutes from City Centre by Luas Tram and 25 minutes’ drive from Dublin International Airport  Combining the old world charm of a country house hotel, with state-of-the-art conference and event facilities, Citywest Hotel offers guests 764 guestrooms. Featuring dining options in The Woodlock Brasserie and Swift Bars, guests can also relax in the Hotel Lounge. Traditional in style the hotel is built on its own grounds and is encircled by the superb Christy O’Connor Jnr designed golf course. All hotel guests can avail of complimentary access to Citywest Health and Leisure Centre which includes a 20m pool, gymnasium, sauna,  jacuzzi and exercise room.  


Intercontinental Dublin, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

197 Rooms - Rating: 5 Star - Distance to RDS: 1.0 KM
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InterContinental Dublin, the city's finest five-star hotel, nestled on two acres of landscaped gardens in Ballsbridge boasts 197 luxuriously appointed guest bedrooms and suites, widely acknowledged as the most spacious in the city. InterContinental Dublin is an all-day dining destination with a comfortable and stylish atmosphere from early-morning breakfasts to late-night cocktails. The Spa at InterContinental Dublin is a stylish, urban retreat with result-led skincare designed around any schedule. Swimming Pool, Sauna, Whirlpool and four treatment rooms. State-of-the-art facilities and an expert team of therapists.

Conrad Dublin, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

192 Rooms - Rating: 5 Star - Distance to RDS: 3.1 KM
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The recent refurbishment of Conrad Dublin took its inspiration from the charm and hospitality of this iconic city. The award-winning Conrad Dublin is located at the heart of the city, standing opposite the gardens of St Stephen's Green and overlooking the majestic National Concert Hall. 
Heavily inspired and influenced by Dublin’s rich literary culture and local heritage, Conrad Dublin features 192 beautifully refurbished guest rooms and suites. Join us on a voyage of discovery at Lemuel’s, relax and enjoy a tasty meal in Alfie Byrne’s or take a seat in the stylish surroundings of The Coburg and experience a true brasserie. The hotel's fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art cardio machines and weights, and the jogging routes around the picturesque St Stephen's Green are also yours to be enjoyed.

 Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin

151 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS: 3.6 KM
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Set in four acres of magnificent formal gardens, the Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel is a modern hotel 5km from Dublin city centre. The hotel incorporates St Helen’s Hall, an 18th century historic mansion and has been extensively refurbished and extended into a 5 star property. The hotel offers 151 luxurious guestrooms including 25 suites, two restaurants and an Orangerie Bar set in unique Victorian conservatory. The hotel has 11 dedicated meeting & event suites, which can accommodate up to 350 delegates. Guests can avail of complimentary access to a fully-equipped fitness suite located on the grounds of the historic St. Helen's estate. All rooms at the hotel afford panoramic views of the hotel gardens, and either Dublin Bay or the Wicklow Mountains. The nearest Aircoach stop is a three-minute walk from the hotel. Guests at the hotel can easily walk to University College Dublin, and several other major Dublin attractions like Leopardstown Race Course, Dundrum Town Centre and the RDS are just minutes from the hotel.

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