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Student accommodation Dublin
Student.com has made it quicker and easier for you to find and book student accommodation in Dublin, Ireland.
If you want to study abroad in the Irish capital, Student.com is a great way to find your ideal home. We are the world’s largest marketplace for student accommodation and currently lists several dozen properties in Dublin.
We offer a wide range of different options for student housing across Dublin including rooms, studios, and flats. With our robust search and mapping features, you can search for properties based on price and room type and easily find properties close to your campus.
Our strict vetting process ensures we only list properties from trusted landlords. If you need help choosing from our many options, our helpful booking consultants are just a phone call away.
Get to know Dublin
Céad míle fáilte is something you might see on a sign at an airport as soon as you arrive in Ireland. The phrase means a hundred thousand welcomes, which is what you will likely feel as a foreigner in the Irish capital.
The Irish are some of the happiest people you’ll ever meet. Whether it is sharing long-winded stories, singing local songs or telling jokes to make you laugh, the Irish people take pride in putting a smile on visitors’ faces.
While Ireland holds its storied history in high regard, it has embraced diversity and multiculturalism in the past several decades. Dublin is an example of where modern meets mythic. The city’s old cobblestone streets are demonstrative of centuries of British influence.
But it’s also home to one of Europe's youngest populations and flaunts its more modern and tech-savvy side with ‘Silicon Docks,’ a nickname inspired by America’s famous tech hub Silicon Valley. The area around Grand Canal Dock, stretching to the IFSC has a dense concentration of European headquarters of high-tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn along with some tech startups.
It’s this mix that makes Dublin particularly interesting and charming.
Dublin is compact and highly walkable, but it’s also well served with an extensive and well-run public transportation system.
The bus and train networks can take you to within walking distance of the majority of places in the heart of the city as well as some areas outside of the city centre.
According to Expatistan, Dublin has the world’s fourth most expensive public transport system. There are concessions for students though. At the reasonable price of €10, the reusable Student Leap smart card will be one of your best friends while getting around the Irish capital. You can save up to 50% on buses and commuter rail services with the card. Furthermore, it also entitles you to discounts on several fashion, food and entertainment products.
A pint of beer will cost approximately €5-€6 while a McDonald’s Big Mac can go for around €4.
If a more sumptuous dining experience is your thing, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. A three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant will set you back €60 – €70, while dinner for two at a local pub costs around €35.
Student life in Dublin
With the winning combination of a top-class education system, historic infrastructure, an enticing social scene, and friendly locals, it’s easy to see why Dublin is regarded as a ‘student’s city.’
It was ranked 12th for student mix in the 2019 QS Best Student Cities in the World ranking. The ranking is a reflection of the city’s high ratio of international students with 23 percent of the student population being foreigners.
Dublin can be a bit expensive sometimes, but you can also find good value for money as long as you’re budget savvy.
With a large concentration of cultural attractions and social activities, Dublin has a reputation for a mix of heritage and hedonism.
With over 1,000 bustling pubs, bars playing music, lots of restaurants, museums and sandy beaches, there’s always something to do or somewhere to go in Dublin.
The St. Patrick’s Day festival held annually in March is a great example of an Irish culture built on wildly fun traditions.
The city is also very safe so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to have, as the Irish say, lots of ‘craic’ – great fun and entertainment all day and night.
Universities in Dublin
Ireland is known as the land of saints and scholars because of its top-quality education system.
Its capital is home to half of the country’s eight world-ranking universities. These historic institutions have produced several famous names in a wide range of disciplines, particularly in the literary department (Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, WB Yeats and several more).
List of Universities in Dublin:
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College Dublin
- Dublin City University
- Dublin Institute of Technology
- Dublin Business School
- Griffith College Dublin
Frequently asked questions about student accommodation in Dublin
How do I book a student residence in Dublin?
- Booking student accommodation with Student.com is easy and free.
- Select the dates for the length of your stay.
- Use the filters to compare properties and the map function to locate them.
- After you’ve selected your student housing, go to the property page and click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now.’ One of our booking consultants will then give you a call to inform you of the next steps.
We’ll then prepare a contract for you to sign.
What are the different room types you offer?
There are three different types of student residences to choose from:
Shared Rooms – two or more people will sleep in separate beds in the same room. The living room, kitchen, and bathroom are all shared with other tenants as well.
Private Rooms – With this selection you’ll have a private bedroom. Additional living spaces are shared with other tenants from other rooms. Depending on the property and room, you might get either a private or a shared bathroom.
Entire Place – This will give you a fully self-contained property where you won’t have to share anything.
Are bills included in the rent?
It depends on the property you choose. In most cases are bills are included, but make sure to check if they’re included in your property of choice.
Can I see the property before I move in?
If you’d like to see a property before booking it, our booking consultants will be happy to set up a viewing for you.
Do I have to pay a deposit?
You’ll have to pay a deposit to secure your chosen accommodation. Ask your booking consultant for further information.
Do I need to get a visa to study in Dublin?
If you are a citizen of the EEA you do not need a student visa to study in Dublin. However, citizens from certain other countries must apply for a visa. You can find out more information on student visashere.