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Nido is home away from home to all students that are 17 years of age or over, from any college, university or third level institution and from any country in the world.

There are a few requirements you need to meet in order to stay with us. You need to prove that you are at least one of the following:
– a student who is taking a full-time course
– a student on an organised study-abroad programme
– a student enrolled full-time in a language school
– a student conducting a work placement course as part of a degree-granting programme
– all PhD Students and any Post-Doctoral Researchers who can provide written evidence of studies from supervisor

You’re able to book from the age of 17 at the time of check-in, please speak to your residence team for more details on under 18 policy.

We’ve tried to make booking an easy process for you. Here are the steps you can take once you’re ready to book:

1. Choose your residence
2. Choose your room type – Ensuite or Studio?
3. Hit the book now button

There is no lottery, you can secure your room online today in just a few easy steps.

Or you can speak directly to the team to book:

Ardee Point, Dublin
+353 1 913 1773

Curraheen Point, Cork
+353 21 202 8097

Broga House
+353 21 601 9949

Ashlin House
+353 21 601 9948

At Curraheen Point, Broga House, Ashlin House and Ardee Point we offer full year stays, and summer stays depending on availability. 

Our full-year stays have a duration of 38 weeks starting on 31st August 2024, contact us for other availability. 

– Ensuite rooms: Shared apartments with your own bathroom. The kitchen and living room areas are shared.
– Studio rooms: If you prefer your privacy, our Studio rooms have your own bathroom and kitchen area.

Find out more about our rooms on our residence pages:

To secure your room and complete your booking, you’ll be required to sign the agreement for your room and pay €100 advance licence fee, which will be deducted from your first/only instalment.

Once you’ve chosen your Nido room, you’ll need to secure it with us by accepting the agreement for your room and paying the €100 advance license fee. Both these steps need to be completed to reserve your room until the start of your stay. The advance license fee will however be deducted from the first (or only) instalment of your accommodation fee.

You can pay your license fee in full, or you can choose a payment plan of 8 instalments. If you’re paying in full, the total amount will be due before your arrival. If you’ve opted for a payment plan of 8 instalments, the first payment doesn’t need to be paid upon booking, however, it will need to be paid at 3 weeks before your start date. Please note paying in instalments will require a guarantor. 

Yes, the agreement for your room, which you are required to accept in order to complete your booking and secure your room, is a legally binding contract.

Template Licence Agreement (for bookings in Ireland)

Nido Living IE offers a fair cancellation policy
Please note that cancellations must be submitted in writing to your residence team at the following address and must be emailed by the student, we cannot accept written notices from parents or guardians. 

All bills (water, gas and electricity) are covered in a separate utility fee. 

For all 38-week bookings in 2024/25, the utility fee is charged in full with your 1st instalment €467.90 in total. 

You can pay for your laundry on a pay-as-you-go basis, using the on-site laundry facilities. 

If you wish to terminate the agreement for your room during your period of residence, you should contact the reception team to discuss the option of a room agreement takeover.

If you choose to pay by instalment (8 payments) or are a 17-year-old resident then an Ireland-based or International guarantor is required. You choose your guarantor and enter their information as part of the booking process. We will then get in touch with them directly to confirm. 

Dual occupancy is available in studios only, students are not permitted to share ensuite rooms. Please note both tenants must be students.

We understand you may not have your PPSN yet but don’t worry, you can still book a room.

During the booking process, simply mark this field as “n/a” or “none” and make sure to update your profile with the information once your PPSN has been granted (this last part is super important!).

Deposit: This is sometimes called an advance license fee. The advance license fee is payable upon booking your room however this fee will be deducted from the first (or only) instalment of your accommodation fee.

Accommodation fee: This is sometimes called a rental fee and is the fee paid to rent the room from Nido.

Service fee: The service fee is an additional weekly payment which we put towards your utility usage (water, electric & gas).

Although we love fluffy animals, pets are not permitted at Nido. However assistant/support animals are welcome provided that evidence of same is provided by the student, this includes verification from the disability support officer of your college

We do allow day and night guests, however, for your own safety and security, there are a few guest policies in place:
– You can have unlimited guests visiting during the day between 9am and 10.30pm
– For overnight stays, one guest can stay for a maximum of three consecutive nights. Any guest staying longer than this must be discussed with management and may not stay more than 8 consecutive nights
– All guests must be 18 years of age or over

You will have to sign in your guests, and they must bring a photo ID to gain entry into the building

We have laundry rooms in all of our Nido’s in Ireland. You’ll have 24-hour access to washers and dryers.

Payment is done through an app that you can download and use as you wish.

For any other questions on laundry, speak to the team as they’ll be happy to help.

We have accessible rooms available at all our residences. We want to make sure that everyone is able to have a safe and comfortable stay with us. Please let us know about any medical information or disabilities on your application or contact us directly to find out more. Nido will be happy to liaise with your college disability support officer to meet your needs.

Contents insurance is not currently included in the rent for the Nido’s in Ireland.

In our ensuite rooms you will find:
– A small double bed
– Study desk, chair and storage space
– Ensuite bathroom with shower, sink & toilet
– Wardrobe with hanging space and shelving

Our studio rooms include:
– A small double bed
– Wardrobe with hanging space & shelving
– Ensuite bathroom with shower, sink & toilet
– Study desk & chair
– Breakfast bar and kitchenette with storage, hob, microwave oven and fridge
– A TV

Lastly, our kitchen/living room spaces include:
– A shared kitchen with storage, hob, combi microwave oven, oven and fridge
– A dining area with a dining table
– A lounge area with sofas and a TV

For more information on our rooms, please visit the rooms pages on our website.

Your kitchen comes with some cooking and eating utensils, however we strongly advise also bringing some additional items if needed, please note our hobs are induction ready so please ensure your items are compatible.

We do not provide linen as they tend to be personal items, so please bring your own bedding/pillows/towels. You can order these to the complex in advance of your arrival and they will be in your room when you arrive. Please liaise with staff to organise

Yes, we have high speed Wifi throughout each Nido so you can be connected at all times. More information on how to connect will be provided upon your arrival.

We’re even the first student accommodation building in Ireland to have been awarded a Silver rating by Wired Score, this means guaranteed connectivity everywhere in the building and our WiFi is super fast and reliable, plus you’re able to connect from day one.

Cleaning services of your room and flat are not included in your stay. However, we ensure all common spaces and corridors are regularly cleaned.

TVs are provided in our studio rooms and all of our shared kitchen/lounges.

If you’d like to move rooms, we’ll always try to accommodate it. Please do note that we can only offer room changes if there are rooms available to move into within your Nido residence and there is an understandable reason for wanting the change.

Keep in mind that different rooms can be offered at varying prices. The rates are based on a number of things, like the size of the room, location in the building and its availability so it may be that you will have to pay a different rate to occupy another room.

As terms and conditions may apply, please make sure you speak to us.

We encourage everyone to bring their bikes to university as it makes for a much more environmentally friendly way to get around town. In fact, all of our Nidos have bike storage available. Simply speak to the team to book your space. Bikes must only be stored in the specified bike stores. You are advised to take out contents insurance that covers loss or damage to your bike, Nido are not liable for any damage, theft or loss of bikes in the bike store.

Our maintenance teams are available to help with any issues or questions. They’re also available for any emergencies during the weekends.

If you do experience any maintenance issues during your stay, please email reception with your maintenance requests. The team will update you on the progress of the job and book a time with you for accessing your room.

We don’t allow smoking inside your residence, but you’re free to do so in the designated smoking areas. These are located at the front of reception and the centre courtyard. Smoking inside, in the bike store, bin store or at rear of building is strictly forbidden.

You can personalise your room, as long as you’re able to return your room at the end of your contract in the orginal state. You will be recharged for any damages on your room, such as holes, nails or glue marks on the wall.

Our reception team will accept parcels on your behalf during office hours where possible. We will then send you an email to inform you your package is ready for collection.

There are a very limited number of parking spaces at Ashlin House open to students. These are on a permit basis only, if you are not allocated a permit, you will not be able to park in the Ashlin House car park. Please speak to the residence team on if you’d like to apply for a permit.

Before making your first instalment, you will need to submit your proof that you are a registered student. We will accept the following:
• Proof of registration from Academic Records office of college
• Acceptance or offer letter from course director
• CAO offer letter or acceptance

Irish students (only) will need to submit their PPSN with their documentation. During check in, students must have acceptable photo ID, this includes passport, public services card, drivers licence or age card.

Where we have availability we may be able to extend or start your contact with us early. Please contact your residence team to find out if this is possible for your requirements.

If you like to share the same communal kitchen and living area with your friends, you can choose to live with your friends by selecting the same apartment number when you book with us. Please note, this is subject to availability, so ensure to book in advance. Please contact us when you need any help in choosing your rooms.

To ensure you get the best check in experience, we will send out an email with different timeslots when it gets nearer to your check-in weekend, so you can book a time that’s suitable for you.

Check In Weekend takes place end of August/beginning of September however the dates vary depending on what Nido you’re staying in:

Curraheen Point: 31st August 2024
Ashlin House: 31st August 2024
Broga House: 31st August 2024
Ardee Point: 31st August 2024

The health safety and wellbeing of our students is our top priority. We continue to monitor the situation closely and are proactively following healthcare and government advice from the World Health Organization, HSE, and the Department of Foreign affairs to help ensure we are effectively managing the implications of coronavirus and responding as necessary.

Within our residences:

  • We keep a stock of hand sanitiser for you to use in each of our residences
  • There are plastic screens in all receptions
  • All staff continue to wear masks in communal areas
  • We’re frequently cleaning all communal and high footfall areas, following our strict COVID-19 sanitising protocol.
  • Cleaning schedules, sanitising stations and social distancing guidance are available to ensure we continue to care for each other and keep our communities safe.
  • A visitor questionnaire and sign in will be required to ensure our guests do not have any symptoms which may put our community at risk.
  • We are running all events virtually via our Instagram and Facebook channels and are slowly re-introducing in-person events
  • Our teams are available 24/7 to provide you with dedicated support and ensure you stay safe and well.
  • All of our buildings have 24/7 CCTV and secure entry points.
  • Our teams have been trained on COVID-19 secure protocol, adhere to latest official government guidance, and ensure appropriate social distancing, sanitising and safeguarding measures are in place.
  • We strongly recommend that all of our students follow the most recent guidance from the HSE and the World Health Organization.

It is perfectly understandable that you might be anxious or worried about being away from home.

Here are some ways to relieve stress and anxiety:

  • Look for ideas of exercises you can do and are comfortable with
  • Spend time doing things you enjoy – this might include reading, cooking, other indoor hobbies or listening to the radio or watching TV programmes
  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water and try to avoid smoking, alcohol and drugs
  • Keep your windows open to let in fresh air, get some natural sunlight if you can, or get outside into the garden (where possible)

You can also speak to your residence team about it and they can help with local resources, groups and university support too. 

Our response is still in line with government guidance to isolate the flat or studio, employ track, trace and test to the flat or studio and all those they may have come into contact with.

We also carry out extra deep cleaning of the residence and common areas and close communal space. We then carefully manage spaces once they reopen.

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