Homestay Accommodation for Adult Students

Host family accommodation is available on a half-board or breakfast only basis.

International House Dublin's host families may be 'traditional' families with children, young couples with no children, single-parent families and retired couples whose children have left home.

All host families are carefully selected and visited by our Accommodation Office and agree to the following conditions for our students:

  • To provide students with single rooms (unless a twin room has been requested by 2 people booking together)
  • Not to accommodate persons of the same nationality unless specifically requested by the students concerned
  • To provide basic laundry facilities and to change bed linen regularly
  • To make a daily bath or shower available
  • To provide an adequate continental breakfast each day
  • To provide a substantial dinner each night and a light lunch at weekends for students who have booked the half-board option
  • To provide students with a door key so that they can let themselves in and out

Arrival and Departure Days

Students should arrive to their host family on the Saturday or Sunday before the course starts until the Saturday or Sunday after the course ends. Extra nights are usually available on request.

Airport Transfers

International House Dublin offer an airport transfer service from Dublin Airport to our host families on arrival only at a charge of €75.


Our host families live outside the city centre in houses with gardens in the suburbs of Dublin. The majority of our families live in residential areas on the south side of the city within 1 bus ride of the school.

Most students come to school each day on public transport (bus/train). The journey time takes approximately 40-50 minutes, though this may be longer at peak traffic times.

Please note that family accommodation is not available in the city centre.


Accommodation is available on a breakfast only or half board basis. If the student is a vegetarian or needs to follow a special diet, please give details on the application form and we will do our best to find a family that can provide the special requirements.

Laundry and Bed Linen

Bed linen is provided but students should bring their own towels. Laundry can be included with the family wash unless special care is required such as hand washing or dry cleaning, in which case, a student should take care of his or her own laundry.


The majority of Irish families have at least one pet, usually a cat or dog. Often the animal lives outside in the garden. Only those students who are afraid of, or allergic to animals should request a house without pets as, during the peak season in particular, it can be quite difficult to find a family without animals.

Homestay Accommodation Fees 2017

Accommodation type Fee per week (September- June) Fee per week (July-August) Arrival day Meals included
Homestay Single Room
185 € 215 € Saturday or Sunday Half-board Mon - Fri
Full-board at weekends
Homestay Double / Twin Room
€170 €195 Saturday or Sunday Half-board Mon - Fri
Full-board at weekends
Homestay Single Room
B & B
€140 €170 Saturday or Sunday Breakfast everyday
Homestay Double/Twin Room
B & B
€125 per person sharing €145 per person sharing Saturday or Sunday Breakfast everyday

Accommodation Booking Fee: €65

Christmas Supplement: €50 Per Week

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