Spacious and comfortable accommodation for all your city break needs. Only 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre.


Hampstead Apartments are part of Dublin City University, and have both single and double rooms on offer. All of the rooms are ensuite and guests have access to the comfortable and spacious living room, where they can relax and unwind. These apartments are not self catering. There is no kitchenware or cutlery but guests can use the microwave, oven and toaster for their convenience.

Broadband is available in all bedrooms at no extra charge. Contact reception on arrival for details.

History to the present day

Dublin City University was awarded Sunday Times University of the year in 2009 and 2010. The university was initially set up to fulfil the national requirement for a highly-trained workforce with skills in the areas of business, science and electronics, computer technology, communications and languages and as an agent for change in its local community. The first students came through the door in 1980 and the university is now recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of academic excellence.

Food and Drinks

Hot buffet breakfasts are either served in the main restaurant or the 1838 club. The 1838 derives its name from the the old agricultural college. The reclaimed wooden tables, long elegant windows and dark wooden floors add character and ambience to the room.

For lunch you can try Zest which offers filled bagels, soups, salads and Starbucks Coffee. For something more substantial the restaurant on campus also offers a range of hot and cold choices. The NuBar is also on campus and offers alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. With an outdoor beer garden, you can relax and watch the world go by.

Grounds and gardens

DCU is adjacent to a large idyllic public park with football pitches and a playground. It's the perfect place for a long walk, a run or even a picnic.

The design of the campus and the bright modern architecture make DCU a vibrant and attractive place to stay.

Other facilities

For a small fee guests can choose to relax and unwind in the University Sports club. Encompassing the health, wellness and sports centre, the facilities include a 25m swimming pool, spa pool, tepidarium, steam room, sauna, fitness centre, squash courts, indoor sports halls, aerobics and spinning studio.

The beautifully designed Helix Theatre is a great place to catch a show. There is something for everyone with opera, plays, music and something for the kids all on offer.

There is a storage room available to leave luggage. It is located outside the reception area it is locked. Please keep in mind that this is available for guests who have evening flight and want to leave their suitcases for few hours. It is not possible to store luggage overnight or for a few days.


Disabled access available

19th century buildings

Parking (free)

No smoking


Free broadband access (wired)

Shared gardens

Games pitches

Squash court

Tennis court


Swimming pool


Woodland walks

Luggage storage

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Food and Drinks


Tea room

Lunch available (at additional cost)


Picnic area

Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (a short drive)

Hampstead Apartments, Dublin - Reviews


Based on 5 reviews
Service 4.4
Rooms 3.8
Food 2.2
Value 4.0
Overall Experience 3.8

thank you, I will come next year again
Mrs Marija D

Arrival Info

Address: Campus Residences Limited, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, DublinDublin 9, Ireland

Check-In: From 3.00pm      Check-Out: By 11.00am

Please report to reception upon arrival to collect your room key. The reception is open from 7.30am - 10.00pm every day. After these hours keys can be collected from security.

Airport Transfer

For guests or delegates staying in Campus Residences the most convenient way to DCU from the Airport is by Taxi payable by the student, a journey of about 15 minutes. Please ask the driver to take the Ballymun entrance into the campus. For anyone who wants to use public transport from the airport to DCU the following buses are available: 16A, 41, 41A, 41B, 41C. You should have the exact fare ready.

From the Airport By bus: Airlink Coach Service No. 747. Dublin Bus Routes: 16A, 41, 41A, 41B, 41C, 46X, 58X, 746. Bus timetable information on Dublin can be found on the Dublin Bus website

From Outside Dublin by Car: From south east (N11) use Eastlink, East Wall Road, Clonliffe Road, Drumcondra Road. Turn left at the Whitehall/Collins Road junction and DCU is 500 metres on the left. 

From other directions around the country, use the M50 (including Westlink if applicable). Come off the M50 at the Ballymun exit (Junction 4) and drive through Ballymun, turning left at the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road crossroads (approx 500 metres). DCU and the multi-story carpark is 200 metres on the right on Collins Avenue. 

From Dublin City Centre by Car: Follow the airport road which takes you through Drumcondra and turn left at the Whitehall/Collins Avenue junction. DCU is 500 metres on the left. It is also possible to drive through Phibsborough towards Glasnevin, turning into the Ballymun Road. DCU is on the right hand side of the dual carriageway, but you will need to drive further on to the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road junction and turn right in order to avail of the multistory carpark (DCU is 500 metres on the right). 

From Dublin City Centre by Bus: Bus Eireann Routes: 103, 105, 11, 116, 11A, 11B, 13A, 19A, 46X, 58X, 77B, 746
Bus timetable information on Dublin can be found on the Dublin Bus website

By Dart: The nearest Dart stations to the university are Clontarf and Killester. They ensure that the university is accessible from all areas on the Dart line, including those south of the city. These two particular stations are regularly serviced by the 103 bus which stops on Collins Avenue.