Dublin is a student city that receives many international students every year, so the cost of accommodation is usually high. When it comes to shared flats, in the Irish capital you will be able to choose between a single room or a shared room. Generally, the price of shared rooms is cheaper than that of individual rooms, but you have to look closely at the price conditions to see if it is per person or for the entire room.
Another thing to keep in mind is that, if you want to live with flatmates of the same sex, in Dublin you will find some accommodation in which the owners want all the tenants to be women or men.
Here are some advantages and disadvantages of living in a shared flat in the Irish capital:
Dublin is an expensive city to live in and sharing a flat allows you to save Quite. This way you will have more opportunities to use that money to explore the surroundings and travel (Dublin has a good connection with low-cost airlines), as well as enjoy the city's cultural and leisure offer.
The weather in Dublin is often rainy and grey, and winter has very short days. Living with roommates will make the atmosphere of the house more relaxed and you can spend those days with more energy, especially if you are not used to greying weather.
Locals are friendly and welcoming to international students. If one of your classmates is Irish, you will be able to learn much more about the local culture.
The closer the start of the school year, the more competition for accommodation and prices increases. Try to start the search as soon as you are given the place for the exchange.
Many of the shared flats in Dublin are located in neighbourhoods far from the centre. You should consider the cost of time and money in transportation that you will have from your possible accommodations.
The room is going to be the only space that you are going to have complete for you. Try to find a room or flat that has natural light to take advantage of the sunny hours of the day when you are in the apartment.
You can easily use apps for international students that are available to you to make your exchange process simpler. With them, such as those offered by universities or the European Commission, you will be able to access guides on everything you have to do with paperwork and also other information of interest about life in Dublin.
Your roommates can become very good friends if they have things in common. In addition, you can consider the following options to meet people in Dublin:
In the Irish capital, you can join different associations, called student societies, which are created for different interests and activities. You will also be able to join the ESN Ireland events or the ESN of the universities that have it. With them, you will be able to join the Buddy System, with which you will be able to connect with local students before and after your arrival in the city.
On this platform, there are several student groups created. Some of them are divided by academic year, others belong to associations and others are general for international students and Erasmus. In all of them, you will be able to meet people in Dublin and request information.
In general, WhatsApp groups are created from different Facebook groups. The purpose is to be able to be updated on everything that happens at the moment and also introduce yourself and meet other students with whom to make plans.
Keep these tips in mind when looking for accommodation in Dublin:
Both tram and bicycle are the most used means of transport by students. Try to find accommodation that has a good connection or from which you can walk to your university and the centre.
Look for roommates who speak a different language to yours, so they will communicate in English and you will be able to make the most of practising it during your stay in Dublin.
If you want to be close to the most popular and lively places, choose central neighbourhoods such as Temple Bar or the O'Donnell Street area. If you prefer to live in a quieter area instead, consider Rathmines or Drumcondra.
|How much does a shared flat cost in Dublin?|
|The minimum price of rooms in a shared flat in Dublin is usually around €400 per month, both for single and shared rooms. The cost of the apartments starts at €1,500 and up for two rooms.|
|Where to look for shared flats in Dublin?|
|We recommend that you search for shared flats on the housing platform of Erasmus Play, the search engine in which you will be able to see single rooms, shared rooms and complete verified flats from a multitude of online platforms and websites.|
|How to meet people in Dublin?|
|You can befriend your roommates as soon as you arrive, to avoid feeling lonely. You can also join the activities of the associations and groups on Facebook and Whatsapp to connect with other students with similar interests.|
|What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Dublin?|
|Save on the cost of rent (which is usually high in the Irish capital), live in a multicultural environment, gain independence and make friends with your flatmates.|
|What should I take into account when entering a shared flat in Dublin?|
|You have to know that each person has different habits, so you will have to get used to living together. Respect the space and schedule of others, maintaining open and transparent communication to avoid bad vibes.|