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Frequently Asked Questions:
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When is an ideal time to search for Dublin student accommodation?
It's important to start looking for Dublin student accommodation as early as possible. While Casita is a trusted companion that’s here to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and proximity to your university, thorough research is still an essential step to ensure a smooth booking process.
If I want to book for the September intake, when is the best time to do so?
If you are selected for the September intake, you may begin your search for Dublin student accommodation between January and March or preferably around six months before your intake.
Do Dublin student homes offer short-term stays?
Some Dublin student accommodations have the option of short-term stays. Checking the availability of your student accommodation of choice during your desired period is recommended. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.
How much does it cost for students to rent a Dublin student home?
The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Dublin, specifically a single room, is around £150-290. Other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more depending on the provider.
What payment methods are available for me to pay for my Dublin student accommodation?
You can make the payment via several transactional modes, including net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process.
Are instalments an option when paying my student room rent?
Yes, you can pay in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have an Irish guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.
What is included in my rent?
This mainly depends on the provider; Many Dublin student accommodation options offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, heating, and gas in the rent, while some also offer Wi-Fi and insurance at no extra cost. Again, however, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.
Are discounts available for Dublin student housing?
Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good discounts and pay lower rent in Dublin. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website!
What is a guarantor, and will I need one?
A guarantor is a person who signs the rental contract with you and commits to paying your rent if you are unable to do so yourself. A guarantor is most often a family member, but it can be anyone. Some Irish landlords require you to have a guarantor, so you’ll probably need to find one if you’re moving to Dublin.
What are the steps for finalising my Casita booking process?
Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with the booking of your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is not available for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the " Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.
What specifics should I look for in a Dublin student home?
While searching for student accommodation in Dublin, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need.
What are the best areas for students to live in Dublin?
Dublin has a variety of neighbourhoods that are close to its numerous university and college campuses. Students will be able to find good and affordable student accommodation in Dublin with ease in areas like Smithfield, Grangegorman, Portobello, and Stoneybatter.
What types of Dublin student accommodation are available?
The types of student accommodation in Dublin vary and range from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces.
In Dublin student accommodation, what room types are available?
The available room types in Dublin student accommodation range from single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and en-suite rooms, to private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses.
How easily can I find furnished student rooms in Dubin?
Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Dublin that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area with a desk and a chair, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen.
What are the policies around viewing the property before moving in?
Almost all Dublin student accommodation options allow students to see the property either through online viewings through Skype or Zoom or through virtual tours of the property so you can take a look at your new home before moving in.
How can I get around in Dublin?
When booking student accommodation in Dublin, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the Luas, which is the Irish tram system, take the bus, hail a cab, rent a car, cycle, or walk from one place to another.
What is dual occupancy student accommodation?
Typically, dual occupancy refers to accommodations that are generally one or two-bedroom properties, where more than one person is allowed to stay at either the same price or a slightly higher fee.
What are the anti-COVID measures taken by Dublin student accommodation?
Most student accommodation providers have now intensified their cleaning and sanitising measures of student apartments and communal areas; some providers offer weekly cleanings free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for further details on the COVID measures implemented in your building of choice.
Renting private student accommodation, is it safe?
Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Additionally, Dublin student accommodation providers are chosen based on their safety and their trustworthiness.
How secure are Dublin student accommodations?
Most of our available options for Dublin student accommodation, specifically PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation), are safe and secure, with additional safety measures, like CCTV and a security team being used and with students’ safety being taken into account.
Who is allowed to book with Casita?
Only students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find a fitting student accommodation in Dublin, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find a fitting accommodation.
Can I have a parent or guardian stay with me in a Dublin student home?
While some student homes may allow for parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Dublin has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the necessary information.
Can friends stay together in Dublin student accommodation?
This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may, however, be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you happen to not like your accommodation due to any unforeseen or unaccepted circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.