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Accommodation and Living Costs

Dublin is a vibrant and busy city, so accommodation is usually in demand. We have provided this information to help you in your search. 

Choosing your location

Our TU Dublin campuses are located in Dublin city centre, in Blanchardstown and in Tallaght. Dublin City Centre has three locations: Aungier Street, Bolton Street and Grangegorman. Commuting to college may be cheaper and easier if you choose accommodation in an area that is close to your campus location. For example, areas like Cabra and Phibsborough on the north side of the city are close to Bolton Street and Grangegorman and have good public transport links to Blanchardstown. On the south side of the city, Rathmines is only a ten-minute cycle to Aungier Street. The Tallaght campus is just a few stops on the Luas Red Line from areas like Kingswood and is on good bus routes to locations in Oldbawn, or Knocklyon and to the City Centre. Our map displays our campus locations and accommodation hubs and we recommend you use Google maps to calculate the best or cheapest routes for you.

Types of accommodation available to students

The three most popular types of student accommodation are living with a host family; staying in a student accommodation hub; or renting private accommodation. Student accommodation hubs are an ideal choice for international students and those wishing to live in Dublin full-time. Host families usually offer five or seven-day accommodation but may take bookings for a shorter week if you do not intend staying in Dublin for the full week.

StudentPad is your one-stop-shop whether you’re looking to live with a host family, stay in a student accommodation hub, or rent private accommodation (including house and apartment shares). Along with an accommodation search, the site offers advice on housing and locations and a message board. Accessing the site couldn’t be easier - just register using your university email address. If you haven’t received a university email address yet, register using your personal email address and once you’ve received approval you’re ready to go.
If you have any queries regarding student accommodation please contact:

City Centre locations
Student Accommodation Service – +353 1 220 5600

Blanchardstown area
Student Information Desk – +353 1 220 8088

Tallaght area
Student Accommodation Service – +353 1 220 5600

Quick Reference Accommodation 2022-23

Cost of Living

We know students are on a tight budget so each year we prepare a Cost of Living Guide to help you plan and tips to help you cut costs.

General Disclaimer

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) offers information about accommodation on this website in good faith.  The information is for information purposes only and should not be construed as a representation, recommendation or endorsement made on behalf of TU Dublin.  The University is not a regulatory body and does not vet properties, landlords or homeowners.  Any lease or letting agreement entered into shall be between the student and the provider only.  TU Dublin cannot take responsibility or become involved in any disputes or letting issues between tenants and landlords. In light of COVID-19,  before signing any lease agreement, ask the homeowner or landlord for their plan should you or any tenant or member of the household contract COVID-19.