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On the edge of the Atlantic Ocean this city packs in lush gardens, cosy pubs, amazing gastronomy, tech outposts from companies like Google and Twitter, castles and countryside, not to mention being the home of St. Patrick’s Day. Smitten already? In Dublin apartments for rent are in high demand, but Nestpick has a huge range to choose from, and booking one is as simple as a few clicks. If you are interested in rooms for rent in Dublin, Nestpick has the widest selection, whilst if entire flats for rent in Dublin is more what you are looking for, we have that too!

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Moving to Dublin and finding an accommodation

Dublin, from “Dubh Linn”, which is Gaelic for "black pool", is the capital of Ireland. Founded in 988 A.D. by the Vikings, and later occupied by Christians, Dublin a city full of life and history. Even though the main language is English, you can occasionally overhear people speaking Dublinese: a hearty mixture of slang, profanity and most importantly humour. This vibrant city is home to the Guinness Storehouse Brewery and has a rich beer culture. Everything you need is within walking distance, as Dublin’s streets are well-connected and compact. This means you can enjoy the city by bike or on foot. It takes approximately half an hour to ride from one side of the city to the other.


Living in Dublin

Dublin, lovingly known as the Fair City, is the capital of the Emerald Isle. Straddling the River Liffey, the city has a long and rich history. Once home to James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, it has played a key role in world literature, the arts and culture. The greater Dublin area is home to 1.8 million people: nearly 40% of Ireland’s total population! Needless to say, the city is vibrant and multi-cultural and has seen extensive migration in recent years, especially during its Celtic Tiger period of economic prosperity. Students are welcome and well catered for,

In Dublin apartments for rent long term are always popular, as the city is perfect for young expats and professionals due to the population’s young median age. Whether you are looking to rent student accommodation in Dublin or a furnished apartments, you will find something you will love on Nestpick. A little city tour guide…

City Center & Temple Bar

Located on the South Bank of the River Liffey, Temple Bar is promoted as Dublin’s cultural quarter and is a major centre for nightlife making it particularly popular with students and tourists. Home to the Camden Mile is Temple Bar, a veritable hive of activities. Whether it is a weekday or the weekend this neighbourhood and its markets never sleep. Temple Bar consists of many smaller streets like Wexford, Richmond and Portobello — and contains an impressive 32 pubs and counting. Worth visiting are also the Guinness Storehouse Brewery, which is the museum of Guinness, as well as the ‘Brazen head’, one of the oldest pubs of Ireland, dating back to the 12th century. Looking to continue Dublin’s line of literary greats? Then a visit to Temple Bar Book Market (held every Saturday and Sunday), is a must. For the cinephile, Meeting House Square hosts outdoor film screenings during the summer months. For the fashionista, sashay your way down to Cow’s Lane Market on Sundays.Expats and global nomads looking for mid-term rentals will probably prefer this area and sticking to the heart of the city if their budget allows. Apartments for rent in Dublin vary in price a lot. You can find apartments in Temple Bar starting at €1,500 a month, whilst apartments in the surrounding areas can be rented as low as €500.


Rathmines

Rathmines is the perfect compromise between the suburbs and city centre. Several beautiful monuments, such as the Church of Ireland and the presence of the ‘Cathal Brugha’ Barracks, which contains a military archive, make Rathmines unique. The area is also home to a big international population, many immigrants and a range of minorities. Apartments here can be rented at prices between €990 and €1500 per month. Once voted the best place to live in Ireland, it’s a short stroll to the beautiful St. Stephen’s Green (park) and the shop-saturated Grafton Street.


Northside

Northside is the neighbourhood closest to the Atlantic and is on the edge of the City of Dublin. The main attractions in the Northside are the Dublin Zoo, Malahide Castle, National Botanic Gardens, and National Wax Museum. Despite being considered the city centre, there is a good mixture of housing: apartments, social-housing, townhouses and the original Georgian terraces of old Dublin. Prestigious Trinity College is a few minutes away over the River. The area is home to students, besuited execs, tourists and foreign residents.



Nestpick

If you are searching for a furnished apartment, then look no further than Nestpick: we specialise in property for rent for medium and long term stays. If you are looking for a one room apartment, 2 bedroom apartment or something larger then we have plenty of options for you. Most of our rentals have all bills included, are newly renovated and contain all the modern amenities you would expect: a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and wifi. Many of our properties also have their own unique features such as a balcony, roof terrace, bike parking or excellent transport connections. Make sure to check the deposit and fees with your individual landlord, as contracts may vary.



Tips on Finding Student Accommodation in Dublin

Searching for the place to start in a new city will never be easy; moving to a new city or home can be stressful. Here are some tips helping you to find your feet in the Irish capital of Dublin. This beautiful and historic city is rich in culture and grand architecture, but is also a great student city thanks to its small size and its welcoming population.

There are many options when choosing a student residence in Dublin. Here is a guide to help you have a safe and comfortable stay during your studies!


Types of Dublin Student Housing offered:

Student housing in Dublin is a mix of shared houses, private flats and halls. All types of Dublin student accommodations will typically require a deposit of one month’s rent. Similarly to London, some housing providers may ask for a signed guarantor form (usually from a parent). This is to ensure that the rent will be paid by the student. When deciding on a property, you must think of route to University via public transport as well as proximity to other amenities.

Consider a shared house in Dublin, if you enjoy a co-living lifestyle. Here you will rent a room in a house with other students or young professionals. Shared homes are great for meeting people and broadening your horizons, with a private room and shared amenities.

You may consider to rent your own student apartment in Dublin. This will give you a sense of privacy. It is also associated with extra costs and not all students will be able to afford an own apartment! Generally it is considered the most pricey alternative in Dublin. This leads students to split the cost by moving in with friends.

Then there are student halls that provide a student room and a co-living environment with other University students. Halls are either private or run by your University. A student dormitory will consist of a bed and a desk with shared kitchen. Some may include en-suite and further social areas at an extra cost.

Universities in Dublin

Dublin has three major universities in the city, Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. These three Universities are spread all across the city, so you must be aware of your proximity.


Trinity College Dublin

The Trinity College Dublin is the oldest University in Dublin, it is located in the heart of the city just south side of the River Liffey. Look out for housing in Rathmines or Ballsbridge for an easy connection into the University.


Dublin City University

Dublin City University has multiple campuses that are all within walking distance of one another. All three campuses are located 3 miles north of Dublin City Centre. A popular area for accommodation is Marino, as it has good travel connections to the University. An alternative would be the residential suburb named Drumcondra as it has plenty of choices for student housing.


University College Dublin

University College Dublin is only a short bus journey from central Dublin. Being on the southside of Dublin. The best areas to look for when seeking accommodations include southside town Tallaght or the beautiful seaside town of Dun Laoghaire.


Transport in Dublin

Dublin transport system uses trams, rail, buses and a small metro system to allow you to move from one side of Dublin to the other. The public transport has good links directly into Central Dublin insuring all zones can get into the centre.


Dublin uses a prepaid top-up card system named “Leap Card”. You either load credit, pay as you go for each journey or get a monthly (period) pass. This means unlimited travel on one or more modes. Dublin has an area of 115 km2 and it can get very congested. People tend to use public transport or ride cycles. Dublin provides a brilliant 12-month payment scheme, for students who want to use a bike. This is a great option for those who enjoy cycling and saving up some money simultaneously!


Libraries in Dublin

The Universities in Dublin all offer extensive use of their internal University Library. This library is filled with nice learning desks, charging ports, books, magazines, DVDs and printing stations. The Onsite cafe will fill your stomach once you feel to hungry to focus on your studies.


There are other modern public libraries in Dublin. Basic amenities in a public library will be WiFi, a study space and a book loaning service. Dublin hosts 26 Public Libraries in the surrounding area. The National Library of Ireland is in Dublin. This beautiful old library has over 8 millions items recorded in its walls and is free and open to the public.