Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Off campus accommodation

The accommodation message board provides a host of listings for private rented accommodation - from one-bed apartments to host family accommodation.

The message board can be accessed by incoming students via Moodle. Please contact if you have any queries or if you are interested in advertising on the accommodation message board.

Disclaimer: The properties listed on this noticeboard, including the owners/advertisers of same, are not inspected or vetted by RCSI. The accommodation message board is aimed at putting students in contact with individuals/bodies offering accommodation. As the College does not inspect/vet these properties or their owners/advertisers, and in the absence of any legal or binding agreement between said owners/advertisers and RCSI, the College can not be held liable for any accommodation, contacts, contracts, introductions and/or arrangements arising from the use of this noticeboard.

RCSI are pleased to recommend the following accommodation.

Other student residences

Rented accommodation

Rented accommodation generally falls into four main categories:

  • Flats or apartments: The most popular, generally with one or two bedrooms.
  • Houses: Probably the most economical, the house-share or rented house will usually entitle you to your own bedroom within a furnished house with mod cons and shared bills.
  • Bedsitting rooms: in a bedsitting arrangement, you will have your own room with cooking facilities, but the bathroom and shower are shared with other residents in the house.
  • Host accommodationliving with a family in their home.

Generally, rents in Dublin are paid monthly. An increasing number of landlords are requiring year-long leases, with a security deposit equivalent to one month's rent payable upon taking possession of accommodation. When renting accommodation, you are strongly advised to check the standard of the property on offer and the conditions relating to occupancy. It is highly recommended that you receive a written lease and a rent book to record rental payments. Never pay any money up-front before viewing and inspecting the property. 

For further information about tenants rights and responsibilities, please visit the Threshold website.

How to find accommodation

The Student Services Office can not book accommodation for students, but we are available to give advice and assist in any way we can. We are always happy to advise students on suitable locations in Dublin, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

Letting agencies are also a useful source, some of which are listed below: 

For Host Family accommodation, check out or the accommodation message board above. Homestay Ireland are located on 7 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland and can also be contacted by phone: +353 1 675 3010.


Newspapers are useful for finding lists of accommodation once you have arrived in Ireland. The Evening Herald features properties to rent and accommodation sharing on a daily basis.

Short-term accommodation

Hotel accommodation/B&B accommodation

There is an excellent selection of hotels and bed & breakfast facilities available in the city centre. Quality and facilities will largely depend on how much you are prepared to spend. Further information is available at

Other links:


Special hotel rates available for visiting parents.

*In order to avail of the special rates, please contact RCSI Travel who will assist you in your booking.

Booking fee of €10 plus VAT will apply.

Serviced apartments offers a large selection of luxury serviced apartments near to RCSI. RCSI are pleased to recommend the Premier Apartments & Suites. Fully serviced and furnished self-catering apartments, conveniently located within walking distance of RCSI (Dublin city centre) and the RCSI office on the Ballymoss Road in Sandyford.

PREMIER SUITES (Just a two-minute walk to the Luas which takes you to RCSI within 15 minutes)

Premier Suites offer modern serviced apartments ideal for short and long stays. Each of the apartments are fitted out to a four-star standard and include features such as LCD TVs, wifi, reception desk. There is a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments across three Dublin locations and each consists of a bedroom(s), sitting room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom(s). All towels, linen and weekly housekeeping service are provided with the apartment. The perfect alternative to a hotel room.
We are offering discounted rates for guests of the RCSI. You can view further details and virtual tours on each of the three PREMIER SUITES Dublin properties at the below websites.

Locations in Dublin: 


  • Leeson Street, 14 - 17 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2 (Just a six-minute walk to RCSI)
By using the promo code RCSI you can avail of a 5% discount on the best available rate
  • Ballsbridge, 50-56 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
By using the promo code RCSI you can avail of a 10% discount on the best available rate
  • Sandyford - Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18 
By using the promo code RCSI you can avail of a 5% discount on the best available rate

Contact: Christina Connolly, Business Development Manager
T: +353 1 639 1144;