Octocon is Heading to
The Gibson Hotel!
7-8 October 2023
Where is Octocon 2023 Venue?
Octocon’s 2023 venue, The Gibson Hotel in Dublin 1, is located in the Point Square beside the 3 Arena, with the Luas right outside its front door.
The venue’s address is: The Gibson Hotel, Point Square, North Dock, Dublin, D01 X2P2
There and Back Again by Luas
- The easiest way to get to The Gibson is by Luas tram, with the Red Line ‘The Point’ stop right outside the hotel.
- To connect with the Luas Green Line or O’Connell Street: going there from ‘Abbey Street’ stop and back again from ‘Marlborough Street’ stop.
- View Map of Luas stops
Dublin Bus website has a map of bus routes and stops that serve 3 Arena, a two minute walk from the Gibson Hotel: View bus route map and stop locations.
Buses from the Airport
- Bus routes 702 / 703 and Dublin Express 784 from Dublin Airport all stop within 3-5 minutes walk from the Gibson.
- The Aircoach stops on O’Connell St. with an easy Luas connection (see above).
Coach, Dart, and Train
- From Busáras Central Bus Station or Connolly Train Station, take the Red Line ‘Busáras’ Luas stop to the ‘The Point’ stop outside the hotel.
- From Heuston Train Station, take the ‘Heuston’ Luas stop.
- The Gibson is located 550m from the entrance to the Dublin Port estate. Walking times from Dublin Port’s passenger terminals vary. See https://www.dublinport.ie/tofrom/getting-around/.
- From Rosslare Harbour, take the train to Connolly Station and hop on the Red Line at ‘Busáras’ Luas stop to the ‘The Point’ stop outside the hotel. See https://www.rosslareeuroport.ie/en-ie/location for additional transport options.
Arriving by Car
Parking in Dublin City Centre is expensive, but preferential rate car parking is available at The Point Square Car Park, accessed by the rear of the hotel. The rates are listed below, and you will need to combine at least two of them for a full-day convention. The car park closes at midnight.
- Resident overnight rate €16
- Conference rate €12 from 8am until 6pm
- Hourly rate €4
See driving and parking directions on their website:
Directions to the Gibson Hotel | The Gibson Car Park
Where to Stay During Octocon?
The Gibson Hotel
We’re currently negotiating a convention rate with The Gibson – watch this space for information and rates!
Hostels in Dublin City Centre
For those on a budget without any mobility issues, these hostels came highly recommended:
- Gardiner House Hostel: https://www.canbe.ie/gardiner-house-hostel.html / https://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Garden-Lane-Backpackers/Dublin/269339
- Garden Lane Hostel: https://www.canbe.ie/garden-lane-hostel.html / https://www.hostelworld.com/pwa/hosteldetails.php/Gardiner-House/Dublin/277010
You can search Hostelworld for other hostels around the city centre, available on the days of the convention.
We appreciate that budgets vary and understand that many members may use their own preferred methods to find accommodation to suit themselves. We encourage members to do what’s right for you and look forward to welcoming you at the convention.