Top Dublin Student Accommodation Tips

  • Be Realistic
     It would be fantastic to land your dream accommodation in Central Dublin. However September and October are high demand periods each year so you may have to consider an area outside the city centre. There are many alternatives with strong commuter lines via Dublin Bus, Rail or Luas.  Dublin is a small county with many commuter towns that are well serviced by quality bus corridors and commuter rail lines. Review maps of Dublin and cross reference them with Dublin Transport link maps to identify ‘Plan B’ areas for your search.
  • Be Proactive
    Be sure that you have an Irish phone number so that you are easily contactable. Adopt the approach of ‘the early bird catches the worm’. Do not passively send emails and wait for the return call. Make the phone call and follow up as quick as possible.
  • Stay positive and exhaust all avenues.
    A little bit of luck and a lot of hard work will get you the right accommodation at the right price. Advertise yourself as a potential roommate on offline noticeboards and online databases.
  • Communicating with Landlords 

    It is wise to prepare ahead of time so that you do not miss opportunities. Our advice is that you email documents to yourself and forward them when requested. You may be asked to supply the following when connecting with landlords and/or potential roommates:

    • References (previous lettings, employers, college/ academic, character reference)
    • Copy Passport/ ID

Where to Look?

Accommodation Guides

Online Accommodation Databases

Please read the guide available at this link about how to securely search online databases:

Online and Offline Notice Boards
Student Services regularly post available accommodation to our Facebook page, DBS Student Experience and on the DBS Accommodation Board in the Aungier St. Campus on the ground floor. 

Short Term Options


Home Stay Host Family 

DBS Homestay families reflect the diversity of life in Ireland. Please contact our Homestay partners, International Student Accommodation, for more information. 

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