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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 five room types, each with their own pricing. We offer 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.

Our restaurant offering is currently limited to due Covid-19. 

Will I be roomed with my own gender?

GHR operate a self-assign function whereby residents can choose their own room/apartment. 

Residents choose their own room/apartment during their application and can view other residents' attributes - including gender - before assigning themselves to a room.

Residents are also asked whether they prefer single/mixed gender in their application. Their preference is viewable to other potential residents who would like to book a space in their room/apartment. 



Do you cater to residents with mobility access requirements?

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 'mobility accessible' 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 online paperwork I need to complete before I move in?

Prior to arriving you will be emailed a Licence to Reside. 

You will also need to complete our Check In form and Covid-19 screening. These can be found in residents' student portal, accessible after booking via the 'Book Now' link at the top of this page. 

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 (bottom of list), and type your university name on the next page. 

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

You are welcome to apply and complete your self-assignment to the available bedroom categories once you know your arrival and departure dates. 

Self-assignment occurs towards the end of our booking form, allowing you to make an application without actually choosing your bed space there and then. If you choose this option, you should be aware that your preferred bedroom category may not be available when you come to assign yourself at a later date. 




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

If you would like to share with a friend, simply pass them the details of your allocation so they can book a space in the same room or apartment during the self-assign process of our application form or booking simultaneously. 


If I have a medical condition, how should I inform you?

If you have a medical condition you believe we should be aware of, please inform us via [email protected]

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

If you submitted an application and realise you have made a mistake, you may be able to change this by logging back in via the 'Book Now' link the top-right hand corner of this page. Once here, click the options indicating that you would like to continue your booking/amend your profile information. Depending on the information you would like to change, it may be housed in either of these sections.

It may be a case that what you're looking to change cannot be accessed via the student portal. If you are having difficulty, please contact [email protected] for assistance. 

Prior to Check-In
When can I move in?

In your application form and check-in form, residents will be asked to provide us with an arrival date. We will prepare your space for this arrival date. 

If you need to change your arrival date please access please access our accommodation portal and change your dates on BOTH your application form and check-in form, and also email us at [email protected] 

Please provide us with a minimum seven days notice of your intent to arrive. We require this time to ensure your space is free and to prepare it for your arrival. 

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

International residents who need to undergo a period of restricted movement prior to arrival will be facilitated free-of-charge. 

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 are in Dublin beforehand you will need to provide us proof via email of your flight tickets/alternative accommodation to show us that you have completed your period of restricted movement. 

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 on your Check-In Form prior to arrival for those who wish to avail of them.

Bed linen consists of duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillow cover, and sheet; and crockery & cutlery includes 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.

For an comprehensive list, please consult our Licence to Reside. 

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?

Access to the turnstile is outside the hours of 7am-10pm. Inside these hours, please use the main gates. 


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 Saturday, 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.All out-of-office accommodation queries should be directed to Security. 

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.

Can I have a guest stay over?

We normally allow daytime guests on campus until 10.30pm, though this may change in-line with which level Ireland operates under the Government's 'Living with Covid' plan. 

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?

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 and Covid restrictions.

When approaching the accommodation office for a room move, please ensure you can detail the exact reason why you would like to move bearing in mind you may have allocated yourself to the space. 

How Should I Submit a Maintenance Request?

Maintenance issues can be conveyed to staff via your student portal. A member of staff will be with you as soon as possible. 

If your maintenance request is urgent, for example no electric or water, and it is outside our maintenance departments scheduled hours (Monday to Friday 09.00hrs till 17:00hrs) please call our Security Team on 086 8182370.  

Please do not contact a member of staff directly. 

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?

The deposit is paid either by credit card or bank transfer during the application process. We cannot accept cash payments. 



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

GHR is currently open for bookings for the 21/22 academic year. Extending may be possible via your student portal. 

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.