Your Dublin City Guide Your Dublin City Guide

Your Dublin City Guide


Your Dublin City Guide

15 December 2017


by aparto admin

aparto admin

Leaving home can be as exciting as it is nerve-racking; it’s easy to feel like you’ve left your network of friends, family and everything familiar behind.


That’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide student homes, not just student rooms. So, when you start your student life you’ll not only be joining a university, but becoming a part of a vibrant new community.


Our aim is to provide a friendly service you can depend on and that includes making sure you know all the best spots in Dublin. Our comprehensive guide to the city will tell you everything you need to know to make the most of your new home.




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Introducing our Locations



We’ve created a handy local guide for each aparto building, so you will know exactly where to get a great cup of coffee, register with a medical practice and hang out with friends – right by your student home.


Binary Hub is our flagship aparto building where you’ll find a friendly gaggle of fellow students living under the watchful eye of our lovable terrier-pup, Lassie, just beyond the bustling heart of Dublin City.


Dorset Point is conveniently located North of the River Liffey, close to the Dublin Institute of Technology’s Grangegorman Campus and some of Dublin’s best shopping areas. Its location is ideal for students studying at Bolton Street, Sackville Place, Linden Hall or the School of Culinary Arts and Food Tech, with South Dublin also easily accessible just across the river.


Montrose is our seaside escape, minutes from downtown Dublin. Does gazing out across the Irish sea while the smell of salty air lingers gently, sound like your ideal reading week? Well, it’s something to get used to when you join our close-knit student community at aparto Montrose. Right beside University College Dublin, our coastal accommodation offers the best of both worlds with all the amenities on your doorstep and a 10-minute train ride to the city centre.



Getting around Dublin



Exploring a new city can be daunting, but we’ve made it easy for you with our complete guide to transport in Dublin. As you’d expect from a top European city, Dublin’s public transport system is second to none and its local cabbies are known worldwide for their warm welcomes!


Dublin operates one of Europe’s most successful citywide bike sharing schemes. So, if you don’t want to bring your own wheels, you can still benefit from the 120km network of cycle lanes spanning the city.


Whether you prefer to walk, cycle or take the bus, we’ve made sure it’s quick and easy for you to get from A to B.



Fun in Dublin


Dublin is a city famous for its lively nightlife but you’ll find lots to keep you busy at any time of day.


With so much to see, we’ve started you off with the unmissable sights. Once you’ve worked up an appetite you can take your pick of hearty Irish fare or international cuisine in the Temple Bar district, then dance the night away on the other side of the street as the sun goes down.


The city has several prominent shopping areas, catering for all tastes and budgets.


We’ll show you where to find the best designer shops and legendary department stores, high street favourites and unique independent retailers. Adventurous shoppers will love Dublin’s many weekend markets, where stall-holders sell an array of handmade crafts, vintage items and pre-loved treasures.




Local Area Guides



No matter which of our aparto buildings you’ve chosen to call home, you’ll be able to settle right in with plenty of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants close by.





Local Area Guide – Binary Hub




Shopping and amenities


aparto Dublin’s flagship building, Binary Hub, is the place 471 students call home. Close to many of the city’s colleges and language schools, it’s right by the River Liffey and the world-famous Guinness Brewery is just up the road, too.


  • Spar
  • Tesco
  • Eason’s Bookshop
  • Hodges Figgis Bookshop



Pubs, restaurants and attractions


  • Arthur’s Pub
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • The Brazen Head – Ireland’s oldest pub, famous for wholesome food and live music
  • The Beer Market – sample their unrivalled selection of local and international craft beers





  • Manning’s Bakery
  • Café Noto





Binary Hub is within easy walking distance of St James’ Hospital, the Thomas Court Medical Centre and several well-stocked pharmacies.





 Local Area Guide – Dorset Point




Our brand new aparto Dublin residence has 447 rooms, making up a vibrant student community based just minutes from the DIT Grangegorman Campus. Situated right in the heart of North Dublin, you’ll be a stone’s throw from some of the city’s best pubs and restaurants, museums, art galleries and go-to shopping areas.



Shopping and amenities


  • The Family Shop – all the essentials right on your doorstep
  • Tesco Express
  • Dorset Street Post Office
  • The Ilac Shopping Centre
  • Henry Street and Jervis Street shopping areas



Pubs, restaurants and attractions


  • Glynn’s Wellington House – A friendly and relaxed Irish pub
  • Hugh Lane Gallery
  • Dublin City Gallery
  • Dublin Writer’s Museum
  • The O’Reilly Theatre
  • Blessington Street Park





  • BooKafe
  • Lovinspoon
  • Hatch & Sons





There are several good medical centres in the area, including a GP surgery and dental clinics just around the corner on Frederick Street. The Mater Hospital is a five-minute walk away on Eccles Street.





Local Area Guide – Montrose




Home to a close-knit student community, aparto Montrose has 205 student rooms and is located right next to the University College Dublin on the city’s beautiful coastline. Montrose has all the benefits of a tranquil seaside suburb, whilst Dublin’s super-fast rail system will have you in the heart of downtown in just a few minutes. You’re also just a few stops from trendy seaside villages like Blackrock and Dalkey which are packed with shops, bars and restaurants.



Shopping and amenities


  • Spar Convenience Store
  • Tesco Superstore
  • Merrion Shopping Centre
  • The Bellfield Post Office (UCD Campus)
  • Bus Stop
  • DART Station – five-minute taxi ride


Pubs, restaurants and attractions


  • The Merrion Inn
  • Gleeson’s Pub
  • Elm Park Golf & Sports Club
  • Booterstown Nature Reserve




  • Insomnia Coffee
  • The Arts Café (UCD Campus)





There is a local medical centre and pharmacy on Woodbine Street and it’s just a short walk to the Seafield Lodge Dental Clinic on Stillorgan Road.



Getting to the City Centre from Montrose


You can catch the Dublin Bus opposite Montrose or hop on Dublin’s coastal rail service, the DART, which will have you in the bustling downtown area of the city in minutes. If you fancy an adventure, the southerly line will take you right to some of the nearby coastal towns, where you’ll find excellent shopping areas, elegant eateries and friendly Irish pubs.



For more information on aparto student apartment building in Dublin, visit the aparto homepage or get in touch via our contact page.

aparto admin

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