Housing on arrival
We provide a list of recommended hostels with contact details so you can arrange this well ahead of time to coincide with your flight dates. Also our staff can book arrival accommodation if requested when applying for the Program.
From this, we highly recommend that you book a couple of further nights' accommodation, especially during the summer months, or if you are arriving at a weekend or, if you're first few days might include a Friday or Saturday night. This is because Dublin is a very popular destination these days and very often all hostels get booked out!
Housing while on the Work in Ireland Program
The usual choices are house or apartment shares or renting a bedsit/studio by yourself. The most economical will be to share and if you are planning to be based in Dublin, the orientation session will give you good advice about areas of the city, rates and resources. You will probably share with a mix of other participants, Irish students and other international visitors working here. The cost of housing in Ireland varies from one to the other, like most countries, the more you pay, and the better it is.
Occasionally, you may be offered live in accommodation with your job. This is most likely to occur if you get work in a hotel/farming in a rural area where short term temporary housing is not that easy to locate.
Campus housing is not that cheap during the summer as many of the universities rent out their residences for conferences and as tourist accommodation. Always check with the USIT Work in Ireland Team for the latest updates on housing.