Dublin is popular with backpackers, so there are plenty of deals in hostels along the marathon route, or near the start and finish lines. Many hostels are set in Georgian or Victorian buildings with quirky interiors, and offer breakfast, or have cooking facilities for guests.
Sometimes the best accommodation can be found in family-run guest houses, or the chain hotels located around Dublin Airport. These offer consistent levels of service, comfort and cleanliness and might be the best option if arriving by plane.
To feel more like a local while in Dublin for the marathon, then consider booking an apartment. This gives you flexible accommodation, and the freedom to set your own itinerary.
One of the best places for cheaper accommodation is around Busaras, Dublin’s main bus station. South of the river contains more expensive options, but sometimes you will discover deals that give you the best value with a little more luxury.
Dublin is well-served by public transport, with buses, trains and trams, so wherever your accommodation is located, you won’t be far from the marathon.
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