Find your Own

Work and Travel in Ireland

Accommodation - Finding your own

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.

€160 - €200 p/w

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Types of Accommodation

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 neighborhoods and places to eat and drink that are full of character.

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, neighborhood to neighborhood.

Remember you are free to live in any of the 26 Republic of Ireland counties depending on what suits you best!


Finding a place

Rent prices vary by city in Ireland, with Dublin being the most expensive place to live. For a double room excluding bills, the average rent per month is €446 in Galway, €520 in Cork and €771 in Dublin.

Take a look at these websites to learn more about available housing and get an understanding of how much you'll pay for different options:

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