Like most capital cities, it can be tricky to find accommodation in Dublin. The same factors that apply to every city, apply to Dublin – proximity to work, competition for places, connectivity and so on. One of the great advantages that City Language School has over other schools is its location right in the heart of Dublin. This means no matter where you live in the city – whether it\’s close to the mountains in lovely Rathfarnham or by the coast in Clontart, Fairview or Dun Laoghaire, you are never far away. With several bus stops right outside our door, the DART and LUAS just minutes away, CLS students are really well connected. Now all you need to do is find a nice place to live.
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The first thing to think about is how much you are willing to pay. If you do your research and look carefully you might find a room to share starting from 300€/month. Finding a room on its own can cost anything from between €450 and €800 a month. If you are looking for an apartment just for yourself, expect a €1000 – €1400 price range. You can expect to have to pay at least one month\’s deposit in advance by the way.
Secondly, you need to think about location. Dublin is a safe city but it is a modern city and has the same problems that any other city has. Ask around and suss out an area before you commit to signing up to a place to stay.
The third thing to look at is doing some research before you come here. Talk to people about Dublin. Friends or family might have visited or lived here for a while and will be able to give you some tips on what to look for. If you don\’t have friends or family who have lived here or visited then find friends of friends. IN other keep asking until you find people who can tell you a little about the city.
Finding accommodation in Dublin is next step. Word of mouth is a great way of finding a place to live, particularly in the student world that you are about to jump into. This is easier if you are a long term student and are planning on staying a while.
There are lots of students coming and going all the time and they are always on the lookout for new people to replace them. So, when you start your classes, don\’t be shy. Ask your classmates straight away if they know anyone he needs to fill a room or wants to share an apartment.
There are lots of websites that you can use to find accommodation in Dublin. For most Irish people, the first port of call is Daft.ie and MyHome.ie where you will find house shares, rooms in apartments and entire apartments. If you are coming as a couple there are lots of decent one bed apartment options close to the city centre.
Other sites include Rentola.ie and Roomster.ie which specialises in flat sharing. Another great site with lots of options and good pictures is Rent.ie.
Whatever your budget, there is generally something for everyone in Dublin. It might take a little time to find a place but you will have plenty of people to help you. The main thing is to keep talking to people and let them know. Irish people love tlaking and in general they love helping people even more. The more you ask the more chance you have of finding somewhere.
Talk to us at City Language School
Our team here at City Language School can also help you find accommodation in Dublin that fits your budget. We offer …
- Homestay price range €195 to €240 per week
- Residences price for €300 week
- Dedicated accommodation team
We recommend students book accommodation in advance so they are covered for the period of their stay or at least 8-10 weeks to cover the first few months of their stay.
Wherever you live, we know you\’ll enjoy your stay in Dublin and we look forwar to welcoming you.
City Language School Dublin
City Language School is right in the heart of Dublin City Centre. Dublin is the proud and vibrant capital of Ireland and with its cosmopolitan and modern feel, it has repeatedly been voted Europe’s friendliest city by Trip Advisor. Dublin boasts strong links with literature, music, dance and storytelling. As you walk through the streets of Temple Bar, you can absorb the musical tradition which spills onto the streets from the many bars and restaurants; truly a city of enormous beauty! Dublin is surrounded by breath-taking natural scenery that will leave you with lifelong memories. It is perfectly located on the eastern coastline of Ireland and is a convenient gateway to the rest of Europe.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Dublin on Dame Street, giving you easy access to the whole city of Dublin as well as bus and tram lines for you to get around.