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.

Students and parents wishing to phone us about Accommodation options should call our dedicated student hotline on 091 493999 (dial 1 for accommodation queries)

You can call into The Accommodation Office (1st Floor, Aras Ui Chathail) between 10.00 - 12.45 and 14.30 -16.45 to discuss issues you may have.

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

Student Residences

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There are 2 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. There are 3 apartment types. 
Corrib Village is a gated complex, which is located on the NUI Galway campus, consists of 176 non-smoking apartments and accommodates 764 students

On-Campus Accommodation Bursaries

The University plan to make available a number of Accommodation Bursaries for Students to cover part or all of their accommodation costs based on their specific needs.  

We are developing the model so it will be administered to target those most in need, in line with the University’s progressive policies around financial aid and broadening access.



For information about Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village, check out the link at:  If you would like to contact either Corrib Village or Goldcrest please email
Please click on the links below to find the most up to date status of bookings in Student Residences.

Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village

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

    Off-Campus - 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.

Congratulations to our iPad Winners

Thanks to Aideen Gallagher from Donegal and Catherine O Donoghue from Rosscahill for taking part in our Accommodation Survey 2019.   Each won an iPad for taking the time to complete our survey.

2019 Accommodation survey- iPad winners

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. Be Clear from the Start, agree rotas for cleaning and agree guest policy.
  2. Ask before borrowing your housemate’s stuff
  3. Address issues while they are small
  4. Shared spaces are shared by all. Be respectful of this and don’t leave your stuff hanging around.
  5. Be friendly without expecting to be BFFs
  6. Be open to change, trying new things and meeting new people
  7. Treat your roommate in the way he/she would want to be treated = RESPECT!
  8.  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.