Finding accommodation in Dublin
Finding accommodation in Dublin or any new city can be a frightening and confusing process, but with a small bit of planning before arriving in Ireland everything can go fine. Most students rent apartments in central parts of the city centre, normally within walking distance of their school and town centre. There are many advantages to living in Dublin – it’s small and easy to navigate, it has a cheap government bike rental scheme and it’s people are very friendly and helpful.
Which areas to look
The most popular areas to live in include Dublin 1 and Dublin 2 as they are in the centre of town. Areas just outside these two zones such as Smithfield, Rathmines and Christchurch (Dublin 4, 6, 7 and 8) are also very popular, are within walking distance of the centre and have some fantastic restaurants, parks, bars and shops nearby.
There are few parts (As with any city!) which are more dangerous for new students so if you see a room for rent, just do a Google search or check websites for reviews of the area first before paying any money. Our sales team are always available to offer advice on the best places to rent in Dublin.
How much does it cost?
Rent in Dublin for a single room in a shared apartment can cost from €400 – €600. Apartments are generally in good condition and you could also live with students from different nationalities to practice your English after class.
When you decide to take the room or property, you sometimes need to sign a contract and pay a deposit, usually the same amount as the first months rent. This deposit is returned when you leave the property.
Where to start?
The most popular website is www.daft.ie. This site allows you to check for property in a particular ‘zone’ of Dublin, such as Dublin 6. Other websites include gumtree.ie and property.ie.
Most schools also have a noticeboard and students regularly advertise rooms to rent.