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Before Your Stay
Do you have accommodation available for the coming academic year/next semester?

We currently have accommodation available for a variety of booking periods for the academic year 2020/21.

You can contact us at [email protected] to discuss your options or Book Now directly through our booking form. 

What price are the rooms at GHR?

We offer several room types, each with their own pricing. We offer several flexible pricing options depending on the length of stay. Accommodation cost can vary depending on the institution you wish to attend. 

Is there a shop/restaurant on campus?

We have an on-campus restaurant here at GHR serving a variety of meals and drink options.

We also have a number of vending machines dotted around the residences.

Will I be roomed with my own gender?

You will always be roomed with someone of your own gender.

If you wish, you can opt to share an apartment with the opposite gender. The option to be placed in a mixed gender apartment will be presented to you on the application form.

Do you cater for residents with disabilities?

We have a number of rooms specifically designed to cater for differently-abled residents.

Please be sure to specify that you would like to be accommodated in a disabled space on your application form.

What is not included in the price?

All pricing includes bills – Wifi, heating, electricity and water, for example. Students are responsible for acquiring their own TV licence (if they wish to have a television in their apartment). Information on obtaining a TV licence can be found here. We provide crockery and cutlery and bed linen during the stay, the hire of these items is included in the accommodation fees and should be selected before check in for those who wish to avail of them.

Are room contents insured?

Room contents are not automatically insured.

If residents wish to take out insurance on their belongings they may do so at their own cost and convenience.

Is there any paperwork I need to complete before I move in?

Prior to arriving you will be emailed two documents – a Community Values agreement and check-in form.

Please read these documents thoroughly as they contain all information on our policies and procedures here at Griffith Halls of Residence.

During Your Application
The application wants me to choose a home university but I do not have one, what should I choose?

Please choose the option “None” from the list, which is in alphabetical order.

My college isn't listed in the drop-down menu, what should I choose?

Please choose the option “Other” and type your college of study in the box below.

I don't know my exact arrival and departure dates when I am applying, what should I do?

No need to worry, we will be in contact with you before your arrival and departure to gather your confirmed details. Please leave your arrival and departure date as the default and this can be amended closer to the time. Please bear in mind the current requirements on arrival into our country associated with self-isolation as mandated by the Irish government. Information on self-isolation can be found here.

The form wants me to choose three room options, do I need to choose three?

No, you do not have to choose three. Please only choose a room type you are willing to accept if your other preferences are unavailable.

If I want to share with a friend, how do I tell you?

In the Room Share section, please put the name of anyone you would like to share the room or apartment with. Please also ensure that your friend states your name on their form so we know they also want to share with you. Please also ensure your friend chooses the same room type as you, e.g. shared room ensuite.

Once I tell you my request, is this guaranteed?

No, unfortunately requests are not guaranteed but we will try our best to grant as many as possible. Most apartments sleep four residents in two bedrooms, so we can only allocate friends in pairs or groups of four.

If there are three of you requesting to share together, you can try to find a fourth person. Some apartments sleep three students so for more details on other options please contact [email protected].

If I have a medical condition, should I put this on the application form?

Yes, please state any special requirements or medical conditions in the Additional Information section so we can assist you when you live with us.

The application form states the €300 is non-refundable; do I get this back?

The €300 is an application fee which turns into a refundable security deposit once you stay your full lease term with us.

The €300 is non-refundable in cases of cancellations, except if we cannot offer you a room or if you are a CAO applicant cancellation within two days of the first round offers. In these two situations, we can refund the payment back to you.

Please also refer to our COVID-19 20/21 New Booking Guarantee for further information on instances where your deposit is refundable.

I click 'Submit' but the page refreshes, what should I do?

If you do not see a successful application message once you click Submit, it is likely you have not completed the application fully. Please scroll to the top of the page to see if there is any red text directing you to complete a certain field. Please also ensure you click the terms and conditions box before you click Submit. Once you successfully complete the application you will see a new confirmation message which will also be emailed to you.

I made a mistake on my application, how can I change this?

If you submitted an application and realise you have made a mistake, please email your changes to [email protected] and we can amend your application for you.

Prior to Check-In
When can I move in?

Before arriving, residents will be asked to provide us with an arrival date.

Residents can move in at any point from the beginning of the booking period selected onward.

We may be able to book residents in earlier (capacity allowing), though it’s worth noting there may be an additional cost incurred. All check-in docs (including check-in times) should be emailed to [email protected] with your check-in time.

Please also bear in mind the current requirements on arrival into our country associated with self-isolation as mandated by the Irish Government when it comes to the planned arrival date. Information on self-isolation can be found here.

What if I arrive in Dublin before this date, will I be allowed to go straight to my room?

As discussed in the prior question, you will need to provide us with your arrival date prior to check-in.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your check-in date please email [email protected].

What should I bring with me when I am moving in?

The hire of bed linen coupled with crockery & cutlery is included within your accommodation fees and should be selected before check-in for those who wish to avail of them.

Bed linen consists of duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillow cover, and sheet; and crockery & cutlery inclues one large and small plate, bowl, glass, cup, knife, fork, and spoon. These should be returned to GHR on your departure in a satisfactory condition, taking reasonable wear and tear into consideration, all clean. We do supply a kettle, toaster, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner.

Can I bring my own soft furnishings to GHR?

Unfortunately, soft furnishings such as bean bags and floor cushions are a potential fire risk and are therefore not allowed. All furniture supplied in Griffith Halls of Residence is fire rated.

Is there anything else I should bring along?

Bring a positive attitude and a flexible, adaptable outlook. You will be living with other students who may not share your particular beliefs, views or habits. Respecting others will be part and parcel of your academic career. 

What is not allowed at GHR?

We do not allow pets.

Potentially incendiary items such as deep fat fryers and candles are strictly prohibited.

Resident Queries
What will my address be?

Due to data protection we do not release details of your apartment number before your arrival. The following is an example of how your mail should be addressed once you arrive.

Mr/Ms Joe Bloggs
Apartment Number XXX
Griffith Halls of Residence
South Circular Road,
Dublin 8

Correctly labelled post is delivered by the state company, An Post, to your apartment mailbox. Incorrect postal addresses will delay the delivery of your post and may not be delivered at all. Packages are usually received in the Accommodation Office.

In Ireland, we operate a postal code system called Eircode. To find your Eircode, you can consult this site.

When is the pedestrian turnstile operated?

For the safety and comfort of all our residents, we operate a ‘quiet time’ between 11:00pm and 07:00am each evening. Access during these times is restricted to just pedestrians (no vehicles) by way of the turnstile. Only GHR residents registered for the turnstile will be able to operate it.

Will my room or apartment be cleaned on a weekly or monthly basis?

The apartments are self-catering and therefore you and your fellow residents are responsible for the cleaning of your bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living room. Cleaning inspections will be arranged during the year to ensure the apartments are kept in a good condition.

What are the Accommodation Office's opening hours?

The accommodation office is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm; closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm.

Residents who require assistance outside opening hours – including emergencies – should contact security at 0868182370.

What is the role of the security staff?

Security are a resource open to residents who have both security issues and out-of-office accommodation concerns.

Griffith Halls of Residence benefits from a round-the-clock security presence; the security office at the entrance to campus is constantly manned.

Security also carry out regular patrols of campus.

It’s worth noting that residents who get locked out can set their doors to ‘office mode‘ to prevent them from being locked out.

If I leave my accommodation before the end of my lease, do I get a refund?

Under the terms of our Community Values agreement it’s not possible to provide refunds once a period in accommodation has elapsed.

We can provide refunds on occasions where we have both filled all spaces in our residences in the period during which you are staying and can re-fill your room.

Can I have a guest stay over?

We welcome daytime guests on campus until 10.30pm.

Overnight guests have been permitted in the past and we hope to welcome them again in future. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions it is not possible for us to welcome overnight guests at the moment. 

Can I change rooms if I do not get along with my room mate?

We try our best to match residents with someone we believe they will get along with.

We accommodate share requests where possible.

If you do not get along with your roommate and would like to swap we may be able to accommodate your request, though our ability to accommodate room swaps is limited depending on availability.

After Your Stay
When should I expect my deposit to be returned?

Deposits will be refunded 4-12 weeks after the end of your lease. This is dependent on you following the check out procedure by returning any keys in your possession, completing a check out inspection and leaving your apartment in a clean condition. GHR will carry out a full apartment inventory check after the lease to ensure it is left in a good condition.

How is the deposit paid?

Refund details will be sent to you with full details on how you will receive your refund after your stay.

What if I want to extend my stay into summer or the next academic year?

GHR is open for bookings all year round so please contact [email protected] if you would like to extend your stay or come back another year. Remember, we can offer Loyalty Discounts for returning residents, so contact us for more details on this.

What happens to post delivered to my apartment after I leave?

If we receive post for students who have departed we usually return this to sender, so please ensure you change your address with your bank and other institutions before you leave to avoid missing out on important post. 

What should I do with any of wanted belongings when I move out of GHR?

We work closely with many charities and donate any leftover items at the end of the year. If you have any unopened, unperishable food we can donate this to a local shelter, usually St Vincent de Paul. Any leftover electronics or cutlery/crockery, etc. will be collected and offered to the next set of students arriving in GHR.

What can I do with leftover coins that I can't change back into my home currency?

If you have leftover coins, you often cannot exchange this back into a foreign currency. In this case you can leave your coins at the Accommodation Office and they will be donated to charity at the end of the year.

What can I do with my mobile phone if I don't want to bring it back to my home country?

If you bought a phone just to use in Ireland and do not want to bring this back to your home country, you can donate this to the Accommodation Office which is given to the Jack and Jill Foundation, a local children’s charity.