Search Student Accommodation in Galway

Search Student Accommodation in Galway

Search for accommodation in areas close to the University.



How we will support you in your Search for Accommodation

We are here to support you in your search for accommodation. We can also help if problems arise with property owners.

‌‌There are a number of differnt accommodation options available to you:

Student Residences

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 Campus Residences – Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village

There are two student residences on campus; Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village which opened in September 2018. These residences are University-owned.

Our new, state-of-the-art student residence, Goldcrest Village, is comprised of 429 en suite bedrooms across 76 non-smoking apartments. Corrib Village is a gated complex which consists of 176 non-smoking apartments and accommodates 764 students.

 To find out more about Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village

•             Visit   
•             View the latest booking information
•             Follow them on FacebookTwitter or Instagram
•             Email the Campus Living Team at

Off-Campus Residences

There are also 8 privately-owned student residences located off campus but within easy reach of the University.

Parents and students should note that all off-campus residences are privately owned and managed.


Private Sector Accommodation

Please check out our NUI Galway StudentPad website here to find accommodation in Houses/Apartments and Sharing with the Owner.   All private sector accommodation is advertised by us for you on this site.  You can set up an alert on this system stating what your housing requirements are and when your choice of accommodation is advertised you will receive a text message to your phone.  You can also place a message on our message board facility.‌

Scammer Alert:

If you are looking for accommodation in private houses, please be aware that there may be bogus landlords around.  

We recommend that you do not pay a deposit for accommodation in the private sector prior to viewing it, meeting with the landlord and receiving the key to the property.

If it doesn’t feel right, or if it seems too good to be true, trust your instinct!   

Temporary and Short Term Accommodation Sources

We advise students, particularly international students, to book temporary or short term accommodation for when they arrive in Ireland.  This is because it gives you a chance to view various types of accommodation in person in the private sector prior to booking it.  Below are various types options.

Bed and Breakfasts

Bed and breakfasts are also a useful accommodation type for the short term.  You can find a list of bed and breakfasts in galway city here.


Other sources of Accommodation

We recommend that you do not pay a deposit for accommodation advertised on these websites prior to viewing it, meeting with the landlord and receiving the key to the property.

Useful Tips for Sharing

  1. At all time please adhere to the HSE guidelines on Covid-19 to ensure that you, your housemates and the wider poulation stay safe, well and happy.
  2. Be Clear from the Start, agree rotas for cleaning and agree guest policy.
  3. Ask before borrowing your housemate’s stuff
  4. Address issues while they are small
  5. Shared spaces are shared by all. Be respectful of this and don’t leave your stuff hanging around.
  6. Be friendly without expecting to be BFFs
  7. Be open to change, trying new things and meeting new people
  8. Treat your roommate in the way he/she would want to be treated = RESPECT!
  9.  Download the OurHome app which helps you and your house mates manage tasks and events. Create shared grocery lists.  Stay organized with less effort.  The app is available for download for iOS, Android and Webapp.

Students beware!

The Gardaí have issued a warning to those looking for a place to live in advance of the academic year. A video has been released by the @gardainfo twitter account on student accommodation fraud. It provides advice on how to spot a scam or rental fraud.