Parents Accommodation

Parents Accommodation in the Hospital St John’s Ward.

Only one parent/ guardian is permitted to stay overnight in St John's Ward with their child. Patient rooms have either a sleep chair or a window seat that has a dual function as a seat/ bed and a patient wardrobe. There is a kitchen, sitting room toilet and shower facilities available for parents/ guardians on St. John’s Ward. 

The patient rooms in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMT) have a pull down bed for parents/ guardians to sleep. There is a separate kitchen in the Bone Marrow Unit for food preparation for the children in the unit. It also has a washing machine and tumble dryer. This kitchen is for the Bone Marrow Unit only. There is a separate sitting room for parents/ guardians of children in the Bone Marrow Unit. Very specific rules apply to staying with and visiting children on the BMT Unit due to the risks of infection of children on the unit.  The nurses there will explain these rules to you.  

Second Floor Accommodation.

There is single and double room accommodation for up to 44 parents/ guardians on the second floor of the hospital, access is via a stairwell, near the canteen, on the left before the long corridor to St John's Ward. These rooms are currently being upgraded. Bed linen and towels are provided. There are separate bathroom and shower facilities along the corridor. There are 2 sittings rooms and 2 kitchens to prepare snacks. Milk, bread and other basic provisions are supplied. Take Away food is delivered, free of charge, from local outlets such as Dominos Pizza, Subway etc, 7 nights per week. These rooms are available to parents/ guardians only. Children/ siblings of the sick child (unless being breastfed) are NOT allowed access to this unit. The rooms have free Wifi. 

Rooms are charged at €18 per night for a single room, €30 per double/ family room. Special rates are available for medical card holders.

Parents Accommodation at the Late Late Show House and Cuain Aoibhinn.

The hospital also owns 2 houses on the Crumlin Road adjacent to the hospital to facilitate families travelling long distances for Out Patient and Clinic appointments/ treatment on the Day Ward. Access to these houses is arranged through Parent Accommodation and the rate is €30 per room per night. 

Click on the link below for further information and booking:

or contact 01-4096622 Mon- Fri 9am-7pm, Sat/ Sun & Bank Holidays 9-12pm and 4-7pm. 

Other Accommodation

Ronald McDonald Houses:

The Ronald Mc Donald Charity operates two houses. One is on the grounds of the hospital and the other across the road from the hospital at 45 St. Mary’s Drive, Crumlin. The house on the grounds of the hospital has 16 en-suite rooms with TV, laundry facilities (for a small charge) and fully equipped kitchens. Towels and bed linen are provided. The house also has free wifi, a fully equipped playroom, sitting room with library and other relaxation areas. The second House is a smaller building with four en-suite bedrooms and a communal kitchen/ dining and recreation area. It also has a garden and parking. The accommodation is available to families who reside outside the greater Dublin area. There are lengthy waiting lists to access this “home from home” so it's highly recommended that parents contact the Ronald McDonald team at the earliest opportunity. Volunteers are an integral part of the Ronald McDonald House and most days hot home-cooked meals are provided for the families who reside there.

The charge is €20 per room per night for the first 7 nights, €10 per night thereafter.

To book, contact: Mairead Lavelle, House Manager, 01-4560435


The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel.

The hotel The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel offers reduced rate rooms to families attending the hospital of €50 per night (without breakfast). This must be arranged through Parent Accommodation. 

Telephone: 01 4096622. 

Text GOLD to 50300 to donate €4 to Childhood Cancer Foundation 

Text costs €4. Childhood Cancer Foundation will receive a minimum of €3.25. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 0766805278.