Accommodation Advice

The Work in Ireland team at USIT will provide ongoing support in your search for accommodation and will be there to guide you through the process and help you locate the right place for you to live. During your Work in Ireland orientation session, you will be given lots of tips and information on how to find a place to live, including the best neighbourhoods and websites for house hunting.

USIT will provide ongoing support in your search for a place to live while you are working in Ireland, whether you’re after a flat-share or a homestay. A “bed-sit” or studio apartment would suit someone who wishes to live alone, but given that Dublin is a popular city and housing is often at a premium, many Work in Ireland program participants prefer the affordability and social aspect of sharing an apartment or house with roommates.

Homestays are increasingly popular and many local people – families, couples and single professionals – are opening up their homes in areas all around Ireland to short-term or long-term lodgers. A homestay is a great way to really immerse yourself in the local culture while you live and work in Ireland and you’ll discover neighbourhoods and places to eat and drink that are full of character.

Wherever you choose to live, you will likely find yourself sharing accommodation with other international workers, Irish students, recent graduates, or young professionals, making flat sharing and homestays attractive and social options.

Occasionally but rarely, you may be offered housing in conjunction with your job, if you find work in a hotel or rural setting where short-term housing is hard to come by. This is a less common option.

Housing can be highly competitive in Dublin while the cost of accommodation can vary widely throughout the country – from region to region, neighbourhood to neighbourhood.

The Work in Ireland team at USIT will be there to guide you through the process and help you locate the right accommodation for you. During your Work in Ireland orientation session, you will be given lots of tips and information on how to find a place to live, including the best neighbourhoods and websites for house hunting.

Try these websites to learn more about available housing and to get an understanding of prices across the country: