Moving to Dublin!
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Aug 9, 2012 5:59 AM Last Post By: hellojohn
Jul 30, 2012 1:29 AM
Moving to Dublin!Hi All,
Not sure if this is quite the best place to post, but I am aiming in all directions at the moment and thorntree has been a great travel source for me for many years, so thought I'd post here too....
So anyways, I'm moving to Dublin for work at the end of August. From Australia. My employer does not organise short term accommodation so it's up to me. Hotels/B&B not an option because I'm a bit low on cash from the move, so really hoping for short term room rental at a reasonable price. Would prefer to refrain from hostels. I love it when I'm travelling, but since I'll be diving straight into work, don't really want to live a backpacker lifestyle upon arrival.
I have checked out Air BnB, Daft.ie as well as let.ie and Dublin Shortlets website. Any other sites I should check out, or any suggestions welcome on how to secure affordable accommodation while I look for a permanent place?
I guess in terms of price I'd be willing to pay up to 200 Euro a week, as long as I can pay weekly.
Any advice would be warmly welcomed.
Jul 30, 2012 3:16 AM
Jul 30, 2012 6:36 AM
Jul 31, 2012 1:48 AM
Jul 31, 2012 4:44 AM
Daft.ie really is the most widely used resource for rentals. You could also try Myhome.ie.
One thing I will say is that as the property sales market is dead in the water in Ireland at the minute, the rental market is in serious demand from people who would be first time buyers, so rental properties in a lot of areas are being snapped up very quickly so if you see something you like once you get here, take it quick!
In terms of paying €200 a week, you would be looking at a room in a share house, or else a very small 1 bedroom apartment (size depending on area).
In terms of having somewhere to stay for your first few weeks, one thing you could try is contacting UCD (University College Dublin) in Belfield (South of the city). They rent out halls of residence rooms over the summer for a good price, so if you're working in the south of the city this could be a great place to start.
Hope that helps
Jul 31, 2012 1:21 PM
6Daft is where it's at, really.
You should be able to manage well under 200 a week for a room in a shared house/apartment though. Even back in 2007 more than 650 per month was pretty unusual, with the average being in the 450-550 area, and it went down a fair bit in 2008-2009.
Looking at daft.ie and restricting the search to Dublin 3, 5, 7 and 9 - which keeps you in more or less central parts of the north side of the city, but mostly out of the city centre badlands - mid-400s seems average for a flatshare/houseshare at the moment.
For reference, similar reasonably-central areas on the southside would be Dublin 4, 6, 8 and maybe 12.
Dublin 1, 2, 7, and 8 cover the most central districts, but also the ones with most dodgy areas and often high prices and relatively poor quality accommodation even when not in dubious districts.
Edited by: fear_rua
Jul 31, 2012 5:28 PM
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Aug 1, 2012 2:09 AM
8Personally, I think €200 per week is very steep!
What one gets in areas of Dublin is way below par!
Aug 1, 2012 2:26 AM
Aug 5, 2012 2:02 PM
Aug 7, 2012 11:40 PM
11thanks for all the advice! much appreciated. Apologies for lack of response till now - ended up being offered a room at a friend's Uncle's house free of charge while I look for permanent accommodation. It's in Dublin 22, but at least I know where I'm going from the airport!
I think I would like to look for a place to live in Dublin 6. Any tips on what the area is like? I've heard it's nice and I have other reasons to want to live there, but tips would be welcomed. To give you an idea, right now in Sydney I live on the fringe of the city centre - close to everything, lots of cafes, pubs, shops etc but chilled and friendly as opposed to pretentious like some other areas. Would love a similar lifestyle in Dublin (minus the weather...sigh).
Aug 8, 2012 12:00 PM
12Ranelagh or Rathmines in Dublin 6 should be good for you. Mix of students and young professionals, as well as some families, generally plenty of rented accommodation especially in Rathmines, and the city centre is just over the bridge.
Portobello, inside the canal, might also work, though there are pretentious tendencies there perhaps.
Or, on the other side of the river, Phibsborough - though it's more old-fashioned.
Aug 9, 2012 4:17 AM
Aug 9, 2012 4:36 AM
14thanks for the advice :) Sounds like my kinda area then.
hellojohn, I've been monitoring costs on daft.ie and rent prices in that area seem to be between 400-600 Euro a month, which seems reasonable to me?? I am a foreigner though so I might be judging it wrong, but anything is better than Sydney rent prices!
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