October is now upon us and that means one thing, Saastock is just around the corner, starting on 14th and ending on 16th. SaaStock has  grown each year and this year around 4,000 people are expected to attend it in the beautiful city of Dublin. With an event that is growing bigger each year, how can you make sure that your time at SaaStock is not wasted?

Since we’ve got a great opportunity to go to SaaStock’19, we decided to provide the answer with this detailed guide on How to hack SaaStock’19, which covers all your needs from accommodation,transportation,food and sightseeing.

These valuable insights will help you plan your SaaStock visit as there is so much to see and do, and you can’t afford to waste your time running from pillar to post. I’ve provided various solutions to help you get around this.

ACCOMMODATION:

So now you’ve landed at Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath a.k.a the Dublin airport and it’s time to head to your respective hotels if you’ve already booked your stay from the options provided by SaaStock or else you can also book one now from the ones I’ve listed below:

Herbert Park Hotel (210 mtrs from RDS):

Herbert Park Hotel in Dublin

This place is at a stone’s throw from the venue, you can walk your way to the venue. They have a variety of options when it comes to the rooms available. They also provide airport pick up if you book from here

With rooms getting booked at a really fast pace, you need to act quickly in order to get a room at this amazing 4-star hotel.

To check out their dining options, click here

Morehampton Townhouse Dublin (1km from RDS Arena):

Morehampton Townhouse in Dublin

This is a comparatively cheaper option as compared to the option I’ve listed above and the ones on the Saastock page. With some really neat and cosy rooms, this is apt for people wanting to save a little on their accommodation.

To check out their dining options, click here.

TRANSPORTATION:

NOTE : You can use the following links to figure out your local travel planning and understand the options better.

1. Aircoach is Ireland’s leading private bus and coach operator and provides a range of high frequency, quality scheduled coach services to and from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport.
2.Dublin Airport provides all the necessary links that will help you come to and fro from any point in Dublin to the Dublin airport.
3.Dart and Rail The capital’s iconic DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) system is a fast and frequent way of travelling in the city. The DART hugs the Irish Sea coast for much of its journey, making for one of the most scenic suburban rail routes in Europe.

The following explains how to reach your hotel from the Airport:

1.CLAYTON HOTEL BALLSBRIDGETaxis are available from the airport outside the arrivals hall, although availability may be limited during peak travel times.Expect to pay between €25 and €30.

Alternatively,Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is serviced by the number 7 and number 4 bus routes.The Aircoach is a direct service between Ballsbridge, Grand Canal Dock and Dublin Airport. This service operates on an hourly basis, 24 hours per day.

2.GRAND CANAL HOTEL
– Dublin Bus offers routes 16, 41 and 102 from Dublin Airport to the City Centre. A Leap Card can be used for this service or tickets can be purchased from your bus driver, however please note, they do not except euro notes or credit/debit cards, it is euro coins only.

Alternatively,the Aircoach 702 and 703 offer services to and from Dublin Airport to the city centre and South Dublin on a 24-hour basis.The closest pick up and drop off stop to the Grand Canal Hotel is located at the Schoolhouse Hotel on Northumberland Road, less than a 5 minute walk from us

3.INTERCONTINENTALTaxis are available at the Taxi rank outside the Arrivals Hall.  Expect to pay between €45 and €55.

Alternatively,Aircoach operate an hourly service from Dublin Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, to Ballsbridge (Route 702) – stopping outside the hotel.

4.BALLSBRIDGETaxis are available at the Taxi rank from the Airport.Expect to pay somewhere between €45 and €55.
Alternatively, Aircoach’s 702 route stops right by the hotel.

5.DYLAN – A taxi from Dublin airport will get you to the Dylan in approximately 40 minutes, pending traffic. A single journey will cost you about €30.00.

6.SANDYMOUNT HOTEL – Sandymount Hotel is easily accessible from Dublin Airport. Our recommended form of transport is by taxi. A taxi journey will cost you approximately €35.

Alternatively,you can take an Aircoach from Dublin Airport for €8.50 single fare.

7.HERBERT PARK HOTEL – Please contact Hotel Reception to book a taxi on 01 6672200. Taxis travel via Dublin city centre or via the tolled Dublin Tunnel. At peak times we recommend going via the Dublin Tunnel as it is the quickest route.
Alternatively, the Aircoach offers transfers to Herbert Park Hotel & Park Residence and the Ballsbridge area. A timetable can be viewed here.

FOOD:

Dublin boasts a variety of dining options with varying cuisines. We’ve researched and listed some of the best ones that we’re gonna try personally:

1.Girl and the Goose Restaurant (190mtrs from RDS): These guys serve some really amazing Lamb Shank and Organic Salmon Darne. The restaurant is pretty close( to RDS Arena, which makes it apt for a perfect dinner spot.Girl and the Goose Restaurant in Dublin

Click here to check out their menu.

2.Baan Thai Ballsbridge (290mtrs from RDS): We’re super Thai lovers and we hope you are too because Baan Thai serves mouth watering Thai food which you surely can’t miss out on.

Baan Thai ballsbridge restaurant in Dublin
Click here to check out their menu.

3.Al Boschetto (230mtrs from RDS): It’s a crime to skip an Italian restaurant while listing the places to eat. So here’s one of the best Italian restaurants in Dublin. Make sure to grab a slice or two while you’re there.

Al Boschetto restaurant in Dublin
Click here to check out their lunch menu and click here for their dinner menu.

4.Embassy Grill (400 mtrs from RDS): This place is perfect for people who love Burgers, Fish, Chips, Kebabs & Hotdogs. They have dine in and takeaway options, both.


Click here to check out their menu.

VEGAN RESTAURANTS:
1.Cornucopia(3.8 kms from RDS): This is a great place for Vegan lovers, with a great variety on their menu, Cornucopia is a must visit place for all you vegans.


Click here to check out their menu.

2.Sova Vegan Butcher(3.6 kms from RDS): I can’t stress enough about how good their Schnitzels are. They have some really great ambience for your enjoyment.


Click here to check out their menu.

PLACES TO VISIT:

You must be riding high on the Luck of the Irish to find yourself in the historic city of Dublin. The capital of one of the most appealing island nation in the Norwegian Sea is where you find every other building a true depiction of modern architectures, beautiful alleys, booze bars, and a lot of places to explore. The best part about these places to visit in Dublin is that they encompass years, uncountable stories, and magnificent work from different times.

1. Trinity College and College Green

Trinity College is probably the best spot to kick off your Dublin tour. It’s at the heart of the capital, full of incredible history, and it’s the oldest university in Ireland having been founded in 1592. Occupying a massive 40-acre site, Trinity retains some of its ancient seclusion of cobbled squares, gardens, and parks and is famed throughout the world for its collection of great treasures.

The priceless artifacts are displayed in the Treasury and the inspiring 18th-century Long Room, which houses more than 200,000 of Trinity’s oldest books and hosts regular literary exhibitions.

2.Irish Museum of Modern Art – Exhibiting the best from different eras

Nothing depicts Ireland’s grandeur as exceptionally as the Irish Museum of Modern Art. It is also known as world’s leading institution for collection and exhibition of modern arts, the IMMA is a place worth your visit. The grand museum is a former royal hospital.

The most noticeable feature of the museum is the extended corridors running along a series of connected rooms. The museum hosts plenty of programs and exhibitions year round. It also encompasses artist’s studios as well.

3.St. Stephens Green

After eating your fill at Bewley’s Oriental Café, an enjoyable stroll to the top of Grafton Street brings you to Fusilier’s Arch, the main entrance to St. Stephen’s Green.The 22-acre park is a Dublin gem and a place of calm, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown city life. 

Also in the park is an ornate fountain at its center, a bridge over a duck pond, and a children’s playground.

4.Kildare Street Museums and Houses of Parliament

From the Little Museum of Dublin, a stroll past the legendary Shelbourne Hotel will take you to the top of Kildare Street, home to the Irish Parliament .The parliament building was once known as Kildare House after James Fitzgerald, the Earl of Kildare, who commissioned its construction in 1745 and set out to create a grand Georgian mansion to reflect his loft social status.

On the opposite side is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology) with outstanding permanent exhibitions including Ireland’s Gold, Prehistoric Ireland, the Viking Collection, and the Treasury, including the magnificent Ardagh Chalice.

SEE YOU THERE!

So now that you are all set for SaaStock’19, it’s time to focus on the sessions and decide which ones are the best fit for your business.

SaaStock 2019 Floor plan

We’ll be exhibiting at GR16 and will be having tons of information to share around Conversational Analytics and how it can be leveraged to improve your Sales Conversations and increasing your Sales. See you there!