Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Galway
Flatshare in Galway

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Galway

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From historical sites to nearby nature, going through numerous artistic and cultural events, surely in Galway you will find something fun to do every day. This Irish city is relatively small, but it has many attractions that make hundreds of international students choose it every year for living. It should be noted that the preferred accommodation for young people is shared flats, so start searching as soon as possible to find the ideal one for you quickly. Living with roommates will make your experience more entertaining than living alone!

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Galway

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Below, we mention some of the most important aspects of living in shared flats in the Irish city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Galway

  • You can take advantage of the extra savings on your budget to enjoy all that Galway has to offer. Visit Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, Cong Village, Keem Bay and as much as you can.

  • Many available shared flats can be found in convenient neighbourhoods for students and have a good atmosphere, such as Galway city centre, Greenfields, Newcastle, Mervue and Renmore.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Galway

  • Finding a suitable spare room (with good location, characteristics, and price), can be somewhat complicated. We recommend that you search well in advance.

  • In some cases, you will have to agree with your roommates about heating in winter so that everyone is comfortable in the flat.

Apps for your international exchange in Galway

You can use several apps to make your international stay in Galway the best possible. In these apps, you will find information about the city, the university, or the college you will be attending. You will also find tips from previous students, such as not to worry about the cold or rainy weather in the city. You will quickly get used to it and learn how to enjoy everything the city has to offer despite the weather.

How to meet people in Galway?

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Here are some ways you have to meet people in this Irish city, in addition to befriending your flatmates:

Student associations in Galway

The University of Galway has the Students Union, which has a lot of associations you can join. You will surely find one that meets your interests, since there are numerous associations of diverse fields, including archaeology, astronomy, anime and manga, art, circus, music, choir, Star Wars and various sports and races.

Facebook groups for international students in Galway

You will find a wide variety of groups on Facebook to join. Some of them are those of the different associations of the University of Galway, and there are also some that the institution creates specifically for international students to connect and find out about different events and news.

Whatsapp groups for international students in Galway

In the WhatsApp groups of associations and those created by students among themselves, you can be more in direct contact with other young people. Take the opportunity to propose the plans you want to enjoy the city, whether it's going to a bar in the city centre, visiting cultural sites or strolling through the port.

Tips for sharing a student flat in Galway

Keep these tips in mind for an enjoyable life in a shared flat in the Irish city:

  • Public transport in Galway only has buses and the frequency is not very good. For this reason, it is recommendable to pay close attention to the location of the accommodations while comparing them. If you can, try walking to all the places.

  • Throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to enjoy different festivals and events in the city. Some of these are the Film Festival, the Arts Festival, the Clarinbridge Oyster Festival and horse racing.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Galway

How much does a shared flat cost in Galway?
The average cost of a single spare room is usually around €700 per month, although it can generally range from €420 onwards.
How to meet people in Galway?
You have the opportunity to join numerous associations at the University of Galway, each with different interests. You can also be part of the Facebook and WhatsApp groups for international students that you will find.
What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Galway?
The cost of living in Galway, like much of the UK, is high. If you live in a shared flat, you can easily live on a student budget, participating in more activities and trips to delve into the local culture. You will also be able to share your everyday life with other young people and practice English if they are students of other nationalities.
What should I know when entering a flat share in Galway?
You have to figure out what the lifestyle of your roommates is, to find out if they are compatible or similar. We also recommend that you find out what the general rules of the house are in terms of cleaning, visits, pets, smoking, parties, etc.
What are the best apps to find flatmates in Galway?
One of the best apps/websites is Erasmus Play, the online community in which you will also be able to see the different alternatives in shared flats that you can rent.