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There are a range of accommodation options available to you in Maynooth, and surrounding towns, including Dublin which is only 30-35 minutes away. Our Student Support Officer will help you to understand the main differences between each and how to book your preferred option irrespective of which option you choose. It is very important that you have a place to stay when you arrive in Ireland, and while you can choose to organise your own accommodation, we strongly recommend that all students book a room through our free service. Contact us early on [email protected] to secure accommodation in one of our accommodation partners. 

Ardcairn House 

Stay in the heart of Dublin and make the most of your university experience at Ardcairn House. The residence is located in a vibrant neighbourhood with plenty of shops, restaurants, green spaces and great transport connections.

 This stylish residence offers everything you need to live the student life to the fullest, with individual and group study areas, a music room, a fully equipped on-site gym, a cinema room, a games lounge to have fun with your friends after a full day of classes, and even a bowling alley. Feeling outdoorsy? Not to worry - challenge your friends to a basketball game in the outdoor area, get some movement in thanks to the outdoor gym, or simply bask in the sun to relax and unwind.

Our spacious ensuite rooms (17-20 sqm) come with a comfy double bed, a study desk and chair, plenty of storage for your belongings and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, a towel rack, a toilet and toilet roll holder, a sink with under-sink storage and a good-sized mirror. You won’t need to worry about packing bedsheets into your case as ONCAMPUS will provide a bedding pack including duvet, duvet cover, linen, pillows, pillowcases and towels.


Ensuite: €325 per week (51 contract), €339 per week (17 week contract) 


Host Family Accommodation

Homestay can be a great accommodation option for students when you first arrive in Ireland, especially for minors. All minors will be referred to Godsil Education for guardian nominee services and Godsil can also arrange Garda vetted (police checked) homestay accommodation for minors. For non-minors, UniHaven recommends contacting Host Family Dublin Ireland who make great garda vetted homestays available to students.

You can find out more from their website

Staying with a host family is a preferred option for many students, they can offer single or room-sharing options and are often located within walking distance to public transport.  Host families will happily cater for any special requirements you may have, provided they are informed in advance during the booking process. but if arranging homestay yourself, ensure that the host families are;

  • Garda vetted
  • Have a plan should the household be impacted by Covid-19
  • Regularly hosts international students and is happy to share plenty of information about the accommodation when asked
  • Costs for homestay accommodation varies but expect at least 275 euros per person per week.

Homestay provides convenience to students enrolled in an intensive course looking to improve their English quickly, and for students interested in creating a second home here in Ireland.  Most students stay with host families located in the Dublin City’s suburbs that include the nearby towns of Celbridge, Lucan, Leixlip, Dunboyne, Clonee and Blanchardstown. All locations have good public transport connections to Maynooth.

Rented Accommodation

A rental is also an option. Prices for this can vary greatly depending on location and utilities may or may not be included. Properties for rent are advertised through Estate Agencies and on the ‘to let’ section of websites such as and Typically, accommodation can be full house rental, shared rooms in private and/or rented houses, or corporate student accommodation with a house rent starting from 1500 euros for a 2 or 3-bed house within 30 minutes West of Maynooth town, and room rent within a shared house rental starting from around 400 euros a room monthly for a single room.

Student Accommodation Blocks

There are many corporate student accommodation providers in Dublin and Maynooth. Prices vary from 150 to 400 euros per week for single bedrooms with shared eating/living quarters.


Should you require a hotel or hostel accommodation during your studies, the Student Support Officer will be happy to suggest some locations. However, students should be aware that temporary accommodation can be expensive to book for long periods. Hotels and hostels can be found on common hotel booking websites such as,,, or, with hostel prices starting from 30 euros per person per night for shared rooms and hotels starting from 100 euros per person for single rooms.

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