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.
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.
You will by default 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.
GHR aim to introduce a 'self-assign' function in the coming months, whereby residents can assign themselves to rooms. Stand by for updates :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please choose the option “None” from the list, which is in alphabetical order.
Please choose the option “Other” and type your college of study in the box below.
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 restricted movement as mandated by the Irish government. Information on restricted movement can be found here.
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.
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.
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].
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 €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.
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.
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 restricted movement as mandated by the Irish Government when it comes to the planned arrival date. Information on restricted movement can be found here.
All residents who need to undergo a period of restricted movement prior to arrival will be facilitated free-of-charge.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
Access to the turnstile is outside the hours of 7am-10pm. Inside these hours, please use the main gates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Refund details will be sent to you with full details on how you will receive your refund after your stay.
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.
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.
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.
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.