Student Accommodation Galway

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    Famous by the nickname "City of the Tribes", Galway is a charming city located in County Galway in the West of Ireland. It also one of the most lively cities, with musicians striking up in its pubs all the time. Galway enjoys an oceanic climate with long sunny days and mild winters, which makes it a perfect destination. It is also known as Ireland's Cultural Hub and is notable for its vibrant lifestyle, several festivals and events. In the month of November, Galway hosts the famous Tulca Festival of Visual Arts which is attended by people from all around the world. The city is home to some of the renowned universities such as National University of Ireland Galway (NUI) and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT). Every year Galway draws an energetic student population which makes it quite challenging to find quality student accommodation Galway.
     
    Student Housing Galway
     
    Universities in the city are trying to provide halls of residence to all registered students, thereby creating a large demand for private student housing with campus-like facilities. These off-campus alternatives are known as Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) and are located within walking distance of the city’s top universities. Their close proximity to the campuses helps students cut down on both time and money on their daily commute.
     
    These private properties offer a wide variety of student room types depending on your budget and other factors. Their room types include student flat, apartments, student studio, as well as a shared and en-suite room. Public transport will also never be an issue as the city has great transportation links by a strong network of roadways, making it simple to explore the popular parts of the city at a moment’s notice.  Students looking for accommodations in Galway should visit student housing websites like University Living which is an AI and tech-enabled platform that allows students pursuing higher education to facilitate accommodation booking.
     
    Student Life in Galway
     
    Set on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay, Galway is a very special place famous for its traditional Irish music and vibrant lifestyle. If shopping is a therapy for you, then you must surely visit the shop street, which is Ireland’s most striking streets. It is the main shopping spot in the whole city, crammed with buskers and street performers. Galway is young at heart, with students population of around 20%. These students bring youthfulness, enthusiasm, curiosity and energy to the city, and this added dimension is what makes this city the place to be.
    Universities in Galway.
     
    Galway is home to some of the best universities in Ireland like the National University of Ireland Galway. This university ranks among the top 1% of Universities in the world and is internationally recognised for its excellence. The university was established in 1845 and since then it has been the only university in Ireland to rise consistently in the most competitive World University Rankings. Another such good university is Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) which is based at five locations in the west of Ireland. There are numerous student homes located at a walking distance from these universities. All the private properties are well-furnished and offer a plethora of modern onsite facilities like a communal living room, games area, TV, study spaces, bike storage, and more. These accommodations are self-catered so you will get a fully-fitted kitchen where you can prepare your own meals and share them with other residents.
     
    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the different types of accommodation?
    University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.

    What are the different types of rooms?
    The major room types are:Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    How do I know my accommodation is safe?
    All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.

    Does my accommodation offer meals?
    Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!

    Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
    Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.

    Is there Wi-Fi?
    Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.

    Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
    Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.

    What items should I bring while moving in?
    Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
    Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.

    Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
    Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period