Looking for private accommodation can be a time-consuming and stressful task. To make your search a little less daunting please read the following information.
Moving day for students once they have secured private accommodation in Dublin
The main thing you must consider is that you cannot book private accommodation from abroad. You must be in Ireland to arrange non-student accommodation; otherwise you are an easy target for accommodation scams. We recommend you book several weeks of temporary accommodation before your arrival to Dublin. Once you are in Dublin you can arrange viewings for properties you are interested in renting.
What to consider
- You usually pay rent in monthly instalments
- You have some flexibility who you live with and how you live
- Lease is generally for 12 months or longer
- Rent can work out cheaper than student residence accommodation
- You must be in Dublin for your accommodation search
- You need to arrive well before your course starts to focus on accommodation search
- You will need to book temporary accommodation for the first few weeks
- Time-consuming to search and view accommodation
- Difficult to focus on studies while searching
- Target for accommodation scams
Temporary accommodation can be booked with a hostel, hotel, homestay or short term lets. To guide you we have prepared a list of nearby options.
Please allow enough budget for several weeks in temporary accommodation before you find a permanent place to live. There is high demand for accommodation in Dublin and we advise you start your accommodation search early.