Hotels for Dublin Marathon near Start and Finish Line

Cheap Deals for Accommodation Dublin Marathon October 28th 2018

Dublin Marathon

Hotels near Dublin Marathon in Ireland, many within easy reach.

The Dublin SSE Airtricity Marathon takes place on the 28th October, 2018. Whether you're coming to Dublin as a competitor, or as a spectator to watch the excitement of the start and finish lines near either Fitzwilliam Square or Merrion Square, you'll want the best deals on hotels in this vibrant and cosmopolitan city in Ireland.

The first Dublin Marathon was run in 1980, with just over 2,000 entrants. Now over 15,000 runners from more than 70 countries take part in a series of marathon events held over the weekend.

When : Sunday October 28, 2018

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Find the right Accommodation

Many new hotels and guest houses opened in recent years, and lively competition for custom means that looking for the best accommodation deals is easy. Although Dublin is Ireland's largest city, its historic center is small and easily explored on foot.

A short stroll will take you quickly from the start to finish lines, then if you have time for exploring, visit the Castle and Zoo, the General Post Office, and the National Gallery of Ireland.

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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Explore the historic city

While in Dublin take the opportunity of exploring this historic city, full of medieval castles, splendid cathedrals and Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Dublin's wealthy industrial past is evident in magnificent public buildings and parks. You'll find an excellent choice of hotels all over the city and suburbs. A popular area for accommodation is Temple Bar.

Popular neighborhoods for hostels and hotels are North of the Liffey, Grafton Street and the Docklands area. Wherever you choose to stay, you'll find it easy to get to the start or finish lines.

THE SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - October 2018

The main event is the SSE Airtricity Marathon, run over one lap of a flat course. The start and finish points are close to the city center, with the start on Fitzwilliam Upper Street, and the finish in Merrion Square North.

From the start contestants cross the city, run around the university, and through historic Phoenix Park. Competitors register at the Dublin EXPO in Ballsbridge, which has great transport links with the city and airport. The marathon takes runners through and past Trinity College, Herbert Park, St Stephens Green and Phoenix Park.

There are plenty of hotels and accommodation options near the EXPO.

Start Line and Finish Line area

The race starts at Fitzwilliam Square East on Fitzwilliam Street Upper. The finish line is at Mount Street Lower near Merrion Square.

Wave 1 starts at 9am, Wave 2 at 9.10am and Wave 3 at 9:20am.

Relevant internet information

-- : official website

-- Tourism Dublin