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Universities close to Dublin City Centre


Trinity College Dublin


Dublin Castle


Dublin Pearse Station


The Gaiety Theatre


National Gallery of Ireland


Trinity College Dublin


Dublin Castle


Dublin Pearse Station


The Gaiety Theatre


National Gallery of Ireland


About student living in Dublin City Centre


Unsurprisingly, Dublin city centre is a very central and well-connected area. Tara Street and Dublin Pearse railway stations are close to the city centre. Many bus routes and trams also run through the area, making it easy to get around. The city centre is an ideal location for students as student accommodation in Dublin city centre is extremely close to Trinity College Dublin and is just a 17-minute bus ride from TU Dublin.


You’ll see distinctive landmarks and monuments practically on the doorstep of student houses in Dublin city centre. Stroll around the streets and soak in the sights, like Dublin Castle and the Molly Malone Statue. You can also visit St Stephen’s Green for a relaxing walk around the lake or to hang out with friends.

Food and Drink

There are loads of amazing food and drink options close to student housing in Dublin city centre. Grab a drink at some of Dublin’s distinctive Irish pubs, including The Hairy Lemon, The Long Hall, Darkey Kelly’s, and The Stag’s Head. Or, you can enjoy some live music at The Workman’s Club. Bow Lane Social Club is the ideal place to go for everything from brunch to steak, while Uno Mas serves up a delicious selection of modern Mediterranean dishes.


When you live in Dublin city centre student accommodation, you’ll never be short of things to do. Dublin city centre is packed with music, art, and culture. Watch live performances at The Gaiety Theatre or Bord Gais Energy Theatre or explore the exhibitions at one of the city’s many museums. You’ll have your choice of everything from the National Museum of Ireland to The Irish Whiskey Museum or The Irish Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum.


There is no shortage of shopping opportunities close to student houses in Dublin city centre. Explore the wide range of shops at George’s Street Arcade, Jervis Shopping Centre, or Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. Or browse the selection of interesting independent stores that line the streets of the city centre.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Dublin city centre has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student lets in Dublin city centre to suit every taste and budget, from shared houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Dublin city centre and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Dublin City Centre

Is Dublin city centre a student area?

With Trinity College Dublin and TU Dublin in close proximity to the city centre, the area is extremely popular with students. As a result, Dublin city centre student accommodation is in high demand.

Is Dublin city centre safe?

As with all major cities, Dublin city centre does attract some crime. However, as long as you take sensible precautions, you should feel perfectly safe living in student accommodation in Dublin city centre.

Where is Dublin city centre?

Dublin city centre is usually thought of as the area north of the Grand Canal and South of The Royal Canal.

How far is Dublin city centre from the airport?

Dublin city centre is about nine kilometres from Dublin Airport. You can get there in about half an hour on public transport.

How far is UCD from Dublin city centre?

University College Dublin is about five and a half kilometres from Dublin city centre. You can get there in about forty minutes on public transport.

Does Trinity College Dublin provide accommodation?

Trinity College Dublin provides accommodation at Trinity Hall and has additional partnerships with third-party accommodation providers. Typically, students will live in these halls in their first year before moving into private student houses in Dublin city centre for the rest of their time at university.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Dublin city centre are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Dublin city centre can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Dublin city centre are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Dublin.

Latest student property news in Dublin

UCD to Rent Privately to Provide Student Housing
UCD to Rent Privately to Provide Student Housing
UCD plans to lease numerous bedrooms from private landlords to provide off-campus housing for its students
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Aisling Murphy
24 Mar, 2023
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