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Student Accommodation Dublin

An impressive city with several highly regarded Universities, Dublin is a strong favourite among students. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Dublin including student houses, flats and halls.

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Not sure what type of accommodation is right for you?

AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.

University Hall
  • University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.

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Private Halls
  • Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.

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  • A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.

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  • A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.

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  • Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.

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  • A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.

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  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Living in Dublin as a student

Dublin is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland. This lively city is home to many universities including University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University. Dublin is rich in culture and people are welcomed to the capital from all over the world, making it a very appealing place for students to live.

With the great number of universities in Dublin, students make up a considerable percentage of the city’s population. Accommodation prospects for students in Dublin are plentiful. There are over 55 halls of residence in the city, which include properties owned by the universities respectively and privately owned halls of residence. Many universities offer on-campus accommodation equipped with private or shared bathrooms as well as kitchens, with fully catered options available too.

Private halls in Dublin offer students a broad variety of choices, ranging from single en-suite rooms to more spacious and modern flats, which feature an array of exciting facilities. Aside from the halls of residence, there are also numerous other options for student accommodation.

A house share is a great choice for students in Dublin that intend to move on from halls and are especially popular with groups of 4 or more friends. Additionally, there is a wide range of flats and apartments, often located in the city centre, for those that favour a smaller place to live. This accommodation is usually managed by landlords or letting agents who are specialists in student accommodation; there are a great many in Dublin with an outstanding reputation.

If you would like any more information about the city, we have guides available for you to read online. If you are ready to start searching for your ideal accommodation, begin your search with us on We have over 20 years experience in supporting students to find great places to live and we list an excellent variety of student accommodation. You can use our website to enquire directly with the accommodation or get in touch with our team for any additional advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in Dublin? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

Most students look for shared housing in Dublin from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Dublin will cost you €135 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average €168 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Dublin. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team.
In Dublin the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.
Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Dublin. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.
This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Dublin halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Dublin will be €540.
All landlords and property managers in Dublin are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.