It’s no surprise to locals or tourists that Dublin can be an expensive place for a city break. With soaring real estate rates, a high cost of living and the most expensive pint in Ireland, it might be hard to see the silver lining. However, none of that takes away from the history, culture, atmosphere and fun here in the capital, all of which can be enjoyed on a budget. Save money on overpriced city centre hotels – you’ll only use them for sleeping. Instead book quality, affordable accommodation in Aspect Hotel Park West, the perfect location to save money and enjoy a peaceful sleep away from the bustle of the city centre.
City centre hotels are always in demand leading to higher rates and less availability. Luckily, when you stay a short distance from the city, there is much better value available. At Aspect Hotel Park West, you can enjoy the luxury of a four-star hotel stay without the inflated prices of more in-demand central hotels. Our stylish and spacious Accommodation complemented by a newly refurbished reception & lounge space and a new-look restaurant. We offer our best available rates and exclusive access to our special offers only when you book directly with our team or on our website. When you book directly, we’ll also include a complimentary drink in our beautiful bar to welcome you in style.
Affordable Dining in Dublin
There are cheap eats in every city. Fortunately in Dublin, you don’t have to rely on fast food to guarantee a bargain. As a multicultural society, we have cuisines from around the world in every corner of Dublin, from fine dining restaurants to street food. Stroll down Capel Street for some very exciting and cheap places to eat from delicious Turkish treats in Ayla to delectable noodles in Aobaba. Parnell Street is Dublin’s unofficial Asian Quarter and there are dozens of great, cheap places to eat. A favourite is TaKaRa known for cheap, quality Asian food and is never without a queue. Local cafes are always better than chain spots for lunch and you’ll always get a hearty sandwich for less than €10. Keep your eyes peeled for bargain bites in Dublin.
Free and Cheap Things to Do in Dublin
There are hundreds of things to do in Dublin that cost nothing. All of our national museums, galleries, outdoor exhibitions, and parks are free. You can enjoy the magnificent architecture in Dublin 2 then head to Stephens Green Park for a picnic or window shop while enjoying live buskers on Grafton Street. Ramble around the Trinity College grounds and see where some of the most elite scholars of Ireland went to school. Local churches are all free to enter and though unassuming, have some of the most impressive art, architecture, and stained glass you’re likely to see on your trip. Enjoy browsing the stalls in Georges Arcade, The Liberty Market and at the weekend the Herbert Park and Peoples Park markets. The possibilities are endless.
Getting Around Dublin on a Budget
Transport is expensive in any big city and Dublin is no different. Dublin City is very walkable but sometimes we just want to get where we’re going quickly! Public transport is relatively good in Dublin and it’s easy to get from A to B cheaply and quickly. A Leap card (which can be purchased from most grocery shops) allows you to travel on Dublin Bus, Luas and DART with minimal effort. You can even download the app and top up on your phone. Getting to and from Aspect Hotel Park West is easy by train or bus too, ask our team for directions. Public transport ends at midnight in most cases but taxis, although expensive, are readily available. Flag one on a main street if you find yourself having a late drink and don’t want to leave!
Dublin Nightlife on a Budget.
Drinking in Dublin is expensive, especially if you are on a budget. One piece of advice we give to tourists is to explore further than Temple Bar. While it’s great to have a drink or two and listen to some local music, the real Dublin culture is found in pubs off the beaten track. Try The Liberties for an authentic Dublin experience and a relatively inexpensive pint with some free live music and often karaoke. You’re more likely to meet Dubliners who are usually happy to tell stories or recommend great places to visit in their unique way.
Start your trip to Dublin on the right foot by booking a great value stay in Aspect Hotel Park West. Our team are happy to recommend local place to eat and drink, free things to do and inexpensive ways to get there.