Dublin is an incredible city, full of culture and home to one of the most famous beers in the world (Guinness, obv). For uni students, Dublin is also home to some of the best student discounts—if you know where to look. From cheap eats to the best places to shop, we’ve got you covered with all the student discounts in Dublin. Take a look below:
Those Dublin winters (and summers, to be honest) are no joke. You need a wardrobe to accommodate some serious temperature swings and be prepared for a fair amount of wet weather. So for uni students, finding clothes on a budget is key. Whether you’re after a cosy jumper or an outfit for your big night out at Coppers, we’ve found the best deals in retail.
The perfect place to find all the latest when it comes to clothing trends, students can expect a 20 percent discount at this High Street store.
A one-stop shop for both clothes and footwear (they’ve got a fantastic shoe selection), students get 10 percent off at New Look.
Whether you’re after a new pair of trainers for the gym or cute boots for a lecture, Office has you covered. Flash your student card for an extra 10 percent off.
For all your sporting and athletic apparel needs. Level up your street style and save, all students receive a 10 percent discount!
Looking for comfy shoes so you can stroll the streets of Dublin? Sketchers offer a 10 percent discount with your student card. There’s also a massive storefront on Henry Street.
From active wear to more fashionable clothing, Diesel is always a good spot with great quality clothing. As a uni student, you can also score a 10 percent discount.
Eating and Drinking
Food and drink are a big part of a student’s budget, so any discounts you can find here will go a long way. From the best of American cuisine to an un-burrito-ble deal (see what we did there), we’ve scoured the city to find offers that will keep your wallet and stomach full.
This American eatery offers some of the best deals in town on burgers and drinks. Mains are BOGO Monday to Friday, and beer and cocktails start from €3.50 on Monday-Wednesday.
There’s nothing better for your budget than a burrito, and these two restaurants put the ‘cheap’ in ‘cheap and cheerful’. Boojum will give you a burrito and a drink for €6.25 when you show your student card, and Tolteca offers the same deal for €7.35. With prices like these, try them both and decide which one you like better.
One of Dublin’s best-kept secrets, Checkpoint Pizza is the perfect place to indulge on a budget. Get a pizza with two toppings, crispy fries and a soft drink for only €10, making this one of the best student discounts in Dublin.
Looking for a spot of ramen? Wagamamas is the place! We also love their famous katsu curry and udon noodles! They offer students 20 percent off all their main dishes.
If you’re a veggie or simply looking for some wholesome food, Cornucopia is where to go. As one of the first vegetarian restaurants in Dublin, this spot serves up food that’s both tasty and healthy. Plus, they pile your plate to the ceiling! Students also get a 10 percent discount.
Dotted in a few locations around the city, KC Peaches has café-style food; breakfast, salads, and sandwiches. For a cheap (but delish) meal, students can get a small salad/hot mains box for just €5.00.
Whether it’s for lunch or dinner the White Moose Café offers a fun and unique experience. However, it’s not for the faint at heart, this Dublin-fave has become increasingly popular for unapologetic service and food. For example, they’ve banned vegans and had viral feuds with bloggers requesting freebies. But, all that said, the food is amaze and they generously offer a 15 percent discount for students — check it out!
Whether it’s a trip home to see family on the weekends or a taxi home from Diceys on a Tuesday night, it’s easy to let travel expenses creep up on you. Check out these student discounts that will keep you on the move within your budget.
Looking to travel farther afield? Irish Rail has excellent deals for students, that will take you from Dublin all the way to Galway for just €11.49. Check out their website for the latest deals.
Need to get somewhere fast? The Luas will get you from one side of Dublin to another in minutes. AND the price is only €2.
If you travel a lot, consider grabbing yourself a student leap card for €10 in Dublin bus. You will have unlimited travel every week for €20 when you top up. Discounts apply to fares for Go-Ahead Ireland, Dublin Bus, Luas, Bus Éireann, DART and Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) as well as other local private services in the Republic of Ireland.
Dublin is full of cultural experiences that also come with a hefty student discount. From the latest films to the best place to spend a rainy afternoon, these experience-based student discounts in Dublin make seeing the city a breeze.
Film enthusiasts, rejoice. Cineworld offers student discounts when you show a valid student card. Expect to pay €9.40 for on-peak films, but on discount Tuesdays, tickets are as cheap as €7.90.
If you’re looking to add some history to your time in Dublin, or just looking for a date that’ll make you stand out, look no further than the James Joyce Centre. Student tickets are available for just €4.
If you haven’t tried this classic Dublin experience, you’ve got to put it on your list. Learn all about how Guinness is made and try a pint (included in the price of your ticket). Show your student ID for a 26 percent discount.
Use Student Discounts in Dublin to Explore on a Budget
Student discounts in Dublin make adventures cheaper and stretch your limited uni budget even further. The city has so much to offer, make sure to get out and experience it!
Stop by and chat with our LIV Student team at the letting office for more insider tips and recommendations — Happy Shopping!