Finding your own accommodation

There are a number of online sources that you can begin exploring in an effort to find your own accommodation while studying at DBS.

Online Accommodation Databases

Below is a list of online databases where student accommodation is listed.  

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

Fraud Alert

Please be cautious when renting accommodation from private landlords, and do not hand over a deposit/ rent without viewing the property in person. In particular, do not use Facebook, instead use the sites recommended on this page.

Please follow the following advice when sourcing your accommodation:

  • Do not pay anything without viewing
  • View all accommodations with a friend
  • Do not make any online payments
  • Use a credit card for payments if possible
  • Be sure that all banks/online companies are legitimate
  • Do not make any payments if the bank account given is not an Irish Bank Account.
  • Do not pay a deposit until you have personally viewed the property
  • Contact a member of our Student Services to help advise you if an accommodation source looks suspicious
  • Alert the local authorities of your suspicion - (Gardaì - 01 666 9063).


Short Term Options


Home Stay Host Family 

DBS Homestay families reflect the diversity of life in Ireland. Our Accommodation Guide has more information. Please note that Homestay is available for a 4 week period only and is not available for a whole semester.