Accommodation

Hotels and other accommodation for Dublin2019

The Gibson Hotel in Dublin

Hotels

You can now book directly with Conference-Partners, our hotel booking bureau.

Members with access needs should contact access@dublin2019.com as we are still holding a small number of accessible rooms at various hotels with easy wheelchair-friendly commutes to the CCD.

We negotiated with Dublin hotels to get the best rates possible, and have secured blocks in many 3 and 4 star hotels near the city centre, including all those closest to our venue – The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). All have given us heavily-discounted rates, often 15-30% lower than the average lowest rate you would have found for those same hotels in August 2018.

  • Average Single Rate €205
  • Average Double Rate €220
  • Lowest Single Occupancy Rate €177
  • Higher Double Occupancy Rate €308 in a 4.5* Radisson Blu

Note: These prices generally include a full Irish breakfast and are the averages of an equivalent of €167 EUR a night (excluding taxes and breakfast). However we also have some triple occupancy rooms and some of hotels offer rates for room only (no breakfast).

To achieve the substantial discount, we have had to accept some special terms that may affect the scheduling of your booking:

  • Payment in Full – When you book, the full amount for all the nights of your stay will be charged as a deposit.
  • Refunds & Cancellations – Payment will be fully refundable if the booking is cancelled by 10th May 2019 (just over 3 months out from the first night you can book at the convention rate). Beyond that date, it will be 50% refundable for another month in many hotels. After 10th June 2019, the deposit will become non-refundable in all cases.
  • Block Expiration – You will not be able to book at the convention rate in these hotels after June 10, 2019, as any unsold rooms in our block will have been returned to the hotels for sale on the open market – almost certainly at rates significantly higher than before.

However, we are doing everything we can to alleviate these challenges, including investigating ways to allow members to transfer their hotel bookings to other members after the deposit deadlines have passed, should they find they cannot attend the convention at the last minute. As with memberships, we will do all we can to facilitate these transfers, but the agreement will be between the members, and we cannot guarantee that they will find a buyer, or that members will find someone offering a booking.

See our hotels page for a list of our hotels, with details of their locations and rates.

Room Types

The language used to describe accommodation rooms in Europe can be confusing to someone from North America, as we use the same words to mean different things. As the saying goes two peoples separated by a common language. So here is a brief overview

Room types in Europe are defined by two factors – the number of people staying in the room and the number of beds.

A room described as a “Single” – is a room meant for occupancy by one person. In most cases these will be in a European standard Double bed (54″ wide). But in some cases this might be in a Single bed (30 to 36″ wide). It is not always obvious which hotel offer which – but a good indication will be where the hotel offers a separate Room Only rate for a “Single” room that is significantly different from the Room Only rate for a “Double” room, or where the difference for Bed & Breakfast rates are significantly more than 15 EUR.

A room described as a “Double” – is a room meant for occupancy by two people sharing a single bed. In most cases this will be a European standard Double bed (54″ wide).

A room described as a “Twin” – is a room meant for occupancy by two people each sleeping in their own bed. However this will invariably be a Single bed, and frequently a small Single just 30″ wide.

A room described as a “Triple” – is a room meant for occupancy by three people, with two of these sharing a Double bed (54″ wide) and the third a Single Bed (30″ – 36″ wide).

We do offer accommodations that will sleep more than 3 people – but these are generally in our managed apartments – where we have a number of two room apartments.

In the Key Collection apartments each room will contain a standard European Double bed (54″ wide).  However in the StayCity apartments each room contains two small single beds (30″ wide) that can be joined together to make one European King bed (60″ wide). You can specify which in the special requirements field of the booking – the default is the room comes in the Double configuration.

The only alternative will be in our Hostel accommodation, where rather than booking a single bed you can book a “Quad” room that will sleep four people in four small single beds (30″ wide). But we only have these rooms for our Core Nights (Thu-Sun nights).

Where we can – we offer two rates for each room – a Room Only rate and a Bed & Breakfast rate – the difference is these bookings is that the latter comes with a Full Irish Cooked Breakfast. But in some case we can only offer one of these rates at the hotel.

Other Accommodation

We will also have a range of cheaper non-hotel accommodation, including over 250 en-suite rooms in student accommodation (50 of them are twin rooms), as well as some one- and two-room apartments able to house over 100 people. These offer substantially cheaper alternatives to our hotels, and we are looking to expand these options.

In addition, there may be some cheaper hotels available in the city centre (generally smaller hotels, with lower star ratings) and in the suburbs or near the airport (with longer traveling to our venue). There are also some hostels and other budget alternatives available that will probably even undercut student dorm solutions. You can also opt for the personal touch of staying at a Bed & Breakfast or renting your own accommodation through short-term lets such as AirBnB. Homeaway.com and AirBnB still list some short-term apartment rentals available in Dublin during Worldcon.

For general hotel-related questions, please contact facilities@dublin2019.com.

Access

If you have room-related access needs, please contact our Access team of Paul and Jen at access@dublin2019.com for any queries.