FAQs

Before Your Stay

We intend to open for Semester 2 bookings to Griffith learners from October 20; non-Griffith from November 10. 

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

We offer six 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.

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. 

GHR does not control the assignments to specific bedrooms. Self-assign means residents control this so please read carefully the information relating to others within the apartment.  

Learn more about self-assignment here.

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. 

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 a Licence to Reside. You will also need to complete our Check In form. 

These can be found in the accommodation 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

Please choose the option 'None' from the list (bottom of list), and type your university name on the next page. 

If you are staying for booking for Semester 2, you are welcome to apply and complete your self-assignment to the available bedroom categories.

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. 

Semester 2 stays will commence on January 31 regardless of arrival date. All contracts end June 20. 

 

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 processor our application form or booking simultaneously.

Please be advised that due to limited availability in Semester 2, assigning with a friend may not be possible. In order to ensure you have the best chance of rooming together, we recommend you and your friend complete the self-assignment process at the same time. 

Learn more about self-assignment here.

 

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

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;

- If you are a CAO applicant cancellation within two days of the first round offers;

- If your visa is cancelled;

- If your college course is cancelled;

The final two points - visa refusal and course cancellation - are applicable to Griffith College learners only. 

 

GHR provides a full refund in the event a learner’s visa to study in Ireland is refused prior to arrival. Full visa refusal refunds are only permitted if the Resident requests a refund 14 days after the first possible arrival date for their specified booking period. Refunds thereafter may be provided on a pro-rata reducing scale basis subject to resale and management approval. It is the Residents’ responsibility to keep GHR updated on their progression through their visa process.

In the event a resident has not been academically successful enough to study at Griffith College, a full refund will be issued (application and accommodation fee). The level of refund is interdependent on re-sitting Griffith examinations or not when possible.

If a learner is transferring from another Griffith location i.e. Cork, Limerick, and has paid their fees, they will be eligible for a refund (accommodation fee only).

Please note refunds may take 30 days to process.

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  accommodation portal. If you are having difficulty, please contact [email protected] for assistance. 

Prior to Check-In

You advise us of your arrival date during your application process. If you need to change your arrival date contact us directly 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. 

Arrivals for Semester 2 will start from January 31. Charging will commence on this date regardless of arrival date.

We cannot accommodate bookings prior to January 31. 

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 also supply a kettle, toaster, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner.

You should bring along towels, toiletries and any other home comforts you wish (please see Licence to Reside for list of items not permitted). 

 

 

 

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. 

You can find our guide to successfully living together here.

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

You can log onto your accommodation portal and select, 'See my contract start/end dates, allocated bed space and who's living in my apartment with me, and find out my address and postal code.  Get Proof of Address Documentation'. You will find your address here. This feature will only work if you have assigned yourself to a room. 

Access to the turnstile is outside the hours of 7am-10pm. Inside these hours, please use the main gates. Access is already on your bedroom / apartment key from the day you arrive to GHR. 

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 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.

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.

Security may ask you to present evidence of identification on entry to campus. 

 

We normally allow daytime guests on campus until 11pm. 

Residents who wish to have an overnight guest must apply via their accommodation portal.

As with all buildings, GHR has fire safety limits. We can approve one overnight guest per apartment for a maximum of two nights. 

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. 

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. 

There is a €75 admin charge applicable to room swaps.

Maintenance issues can be conveyed to staff via your accommodation 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

Deposits will be refunded 4-6 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.

The deposit is paid either by credit card or bank transfer during the application process. We cannot accept cash payments. If you paid all costs associated to your stay with us via bank transfer you must ensure we have your bank details prior to leaving us so we know where to send this money back to! 

We may have a limited number of space available for summer, bookable on a first-come first serve basis. Residents always get first option on extensions before we open to the general public. 

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. If you have not done this it will impact the speedy return of your deposit. 

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.

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.