Student Accommodation

We’re not just here to support you in your studies. It’s important to us that you’re supported outside of college too. That’s why we’ve put together our Dublin Student Accommodation Guide; so you can find your new student digs quickly and easily. 

We’ve got all areas covered, from your accommodation options, using public transport to get to our college, frequently asked questions and how to make the most of Dublin once you’re here.

Plus, our friendly Student Support Team are here should you need any further accommodation advice, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Dublin Accommodation Guide 2020 (PDF)

Private student accommodation can be found via looking at the following organisations:

If you are planning on renting
privately, you will be expected to pay a deposit (determined by the landlord) and one month’s rent up front. In Dublin, utilities are not usually included in private rental costs unless specified.

Please be aware that the agents listed below have not been visited or vetted in any way by BIMM Berlin and you therefore should use them at your own risk.

Also be aware that
Letting Agents may have additional fees for:

  • Drawing up contracts/Administration charge
  • Reference fees
  • Inventory fees

Ask what charges you will have to pay before you enter into an agreement with them.

You could also find a number of existing house shares in Dublin where you could join an established group of people. These can be found on the following websites:

Finding Housemates

Facebook is a good way to link up with people who are already at BIMM or who are starting at the same time as you. Some students set up groups prior to starting BIMM in order to find housemates. Using this facility is a great way to post information about yourself, the type of housing you are looking for and any rooms that you or others may know of, which are available for rent.

It’s the perfect place for students to acquaint themselves with their fellow course friends and find appropriate housemates. Look for group names such as “BIMM Freshers”.

Below are some guidelines for the average price of accommodation in Dublin.

Student Halls

€600-1100
PCM (Inc. Bills)

House/Flat Share

€574-1100
PCM (Not Inc. Bills)
  • We recommend viewing a property at least twice. You’ll be more likely to notice problems the second time around
  • Take someone with you or let someone else know exactly where you are when you visit a property, just to err on the side of caution
  • It’s also a good idea to visit the area at night. If you do this, please ensure you stick to the point above and take someone with you
  • Make sure you and all your other housemates view the property. Don’t take someone else’s word that the property is right for you
  • Compare a range of different landlords and properties
  • Take your time and don’t let landlords pressure you – there is a surplus of good properties in the area and you will find somewhere you like
  • When you go to view, take notes and photos and use our checklist to make sure you don’t miss anything.
  • Get informed – knowing your rights will help you view properties more critically and put you in a stronger negotiating position

Our Viewing Checklist

Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions – it’s a big decision.

  1. Does the place look well maintained?
  2. Will you be warm enough in winter?
  3. Will it be safe and secure?
  4. Does it have the space and facilities you
    need (i.e. washing machine, heating,
    fridge/freezer)?
  5. Are the current tenants happy with the landlord
  6. Is the property affordable and good value?
  7. Is the area suitable for your needs?

Student Advice

Why not hear from the students who have lived and breathed the process? Discover our Accommodation Top Tips Checklist by Ells Sivakumaran.


"To check the water pressure is okay, it’s easiest to test the furthest tap or shower from the water source. If that works fine, it’s likely the rest will too. Check the toilet, taps and shower for any leaking and look for damp walls as they can be a sign of leaking pipes. The last thing you want is to be greeted with a big water bill because of a leak!"
Ells Sivakumaran, Event Management Graduate


"I also loved the idea of living in Dublin and I’m so glad that I went with that instinct. It’s such a vibrant city and the music scene is like no other. It’s really driven, creative and community based."
Maria Kelly - Songwriting

BIMM Institute Dublin has two buildings, located
very close together at:

  • 62-64 Francis Street, Dublin 8
  • 115-117 The Coombe, Dublin 8

There are several private student accommodation buildings within a fairly short distance of both buildings, and plenty of house and flat shares owned by private landlords in the wider area.

Please take into consideration the cost of travelling and the time it takes to get to the Institute from where you choose to live.

The following areas in particular are a good place to look for shared student accommodation:

  • South Circular Road
  • Crumlin
  • Phibsboro & Cabra
  • Smithfield & Stoneybatter
  • Drumcondra, Glasnevin & Finglas
  • Rialto, Kilmainham & Inchicore

For some students, it may be more cost-effective to commute, and Dublin is well connected through public transport services; frequent buses that run from early morning to 11.30pm, the DART train service, LUAS tram service and cycle lanes make it easy to get around. Please note there are no parking facilities available.

Any questions?

For any questions regarding student accommodation or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Institute Dublin, please contact our Admissions Team on +353 1 5133 666 or email dublin@bimm.ie.

 

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