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Homestay Accommodation

Host family accommodation is available on a half-board or breakfast-only basis.  Students who book bed and breakfast do not have access to the family kitchen after breakfast and must make arrangements for dinner outside the home on a daily basis. This is not a self-catering option. 

International House Dublin's host families may be 'traditional' families with children, young couples with no children, single-parent families or retired couples whose children have left home.

All host families are carefully selected and visited by our Accommodation Office and agree to the following conditions for our students:

  • To provide students with single rooms (unless a twin room has been requested by 2 people booking together)
  • Not to accommodate persons of the same nationality unless specifically requested by the students concerned
  • To provide basic laundry facilities and to change bed linen regularly
  • To make a daily bath or shower available
  • To provide an adequate continental breakfast each day
  • To provide a substantial dinner each night and a light lunch at weekends for students who have booked the half-board option
  • To provide students with a door key so that they can let themselves in and out

Our host families live outside the city centre in houses with gardens in the suburbs of Dublin. The majority of our families live in residential areas on the south side of the city within 1 bus ride of the school.  Most students come to school each day on public transport (bus/train). The journey time takes approximately 40-50 minutes, though this may be longer at peak traffic times.  Please note that family accommodation is not available in the city centre.

Homestay Accommodation Fees
Homestay Accommodation Sep-June July -Aug Extra nights Arrival days
Single room, half board €195 per week €225 per week €30 Sat or Sun
Single room, B&B €155 per week €180 per week €25 Sat or Sun
Twin room, sharing half board €175 per person travelling together, per week €205 per person travelling together, per week €28 per person Sat or Sun
Twin room, sharing B&B €135 per person travelling together, per week €160 per person travelling together, per week €23 per person Sat or Sun
Supplement for Private Bathroom €45 per week €50 per week   Sat or Sun

Accommodation booking fee €65 - Applies to all accommodation booked with IH Dublin

Christmas Supplement €50 per week

Specific Dietary requirements (Coeliac, lactose-free etc.) €50 per week