Choosing your accommodation

This article introduces typical accommodation options available and provides some tips for making the right choice for you.


Once you have an offer of a place at university you will need to think about where you would like to live. If you decide that you want to live away from home, your chosen university typically offers a variety of accommodation options suited to different budget, group sizes and lifestyle preferences.


There are currently four locations available to Trinity students. All of which are either in close proximity to the campus or are on campus itself. On-campus housing is located in either the historic buildings in the centre of the campus or in more modern developments further east.

At Trinity Hall, Dartry, the majority of the accommodation is in modern purpose built blocks near Rathmines in Dublin 6 and is a short cycle or public transport journey from the campus.

The other two accommodation options are Kavanagh Court in Dublin 1 which is less than a 15-minute walk from Trinity or Binary Hub in Dublin 8 which is located just 2km away. All of which are fully immersed in the Trinity community and offer the best available options for student accommodation in the city.

“The bedroom at Binary Hub is a comfortable size and very nice, I particularly love having my own bathroom. I have had a wonderful experience so far and made some amazing friends. It’s a nice walk to Trinity College. The staff are amazing and it’s a really friendly atmosphere.”

How could this affect me?

As you spend a lot of time in your accommodation, it is important that you make the right choice for you. You may be sharing facilities such as kitchen and social spaces with your flatmates. Everybody has their own way of living, socialising and thresholds for cleanliness and noise levels. During our research, autistic students have told us things they liked and didn’t like about their accommodation. These were related to the size of rooms, noise levels, distance to shops, availability of quiet spaces, the study choices and maturity of fellow tenants, and more.

What to do next?

Find out more about the options available at your university and choose your accommodation

Practical tips

Student with disabilities applying for Trinity accommodation

For students with disabilities applying as new entrants, you can have your application considered under special consideration due to the impact of a disability. When applying for Trinity Accommodation new entrants with disabilities should also complete the special consideration application. Students must be registered with the Trinity Disability Service to avail of this support.

Please see our Accommodation advice page.

Questions to think about

Think about:

  • Whether you want to live in a lively place in the city centre, or if you would prefer a quieter location outside of the city?
  • Do you want accommodation that offers its own social calendar?
  • Do you need an en-suite room?
  • Do you want to be close to the University?
  • Think about how you will get to University? Will you walk, cycle, travel by public transport?
  • How many people you would be comfortable sharing with?

Additional information and links

For those starting at Trinity College Dublin, there is lots more information and on our accommodation website. Accommodation is allocated on a first come, first served basis and so it is beneficial to apply as early as possible and to make the Accommodation Office  aware of any specific requirements you have.