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Accommodation

At IH Galway we believe your educational experience should be as comfortable as possible. That’s why in addition to providing personable teaching and top-quality customer service, we also offer our students excellent accommodation options during their time with us.

*Prices from €160 per week

Accommodation types

Residential accommodation

Homestay accommodation

Country Living

Room types

Single room

Twin room

Quadruple room

Homestay

Residential Accommodation

Staying in one of our shared accommodation options will help you get off to the perfect start on your English course with us. There’s no better way to feel part of the school spirit than to live with other passionate English learners. There’s also nothing more motivating than being surrounded by people who have similar goals to you. So many of our students have made friends for life while living in our shared accommodation. At IH Galway we pride ourselves on our ability to generate a family atmosphere where students can make friends fast – because classes are always more enjoyable when you have a friend to share them with! In addition, all our shared houses are within a short commute from our school in Eyre Square, so you and your housemates can always make the short journey to classes together.

Gleann Na Trá

Our Gleann Na Trá accommodation is a beautifully built spacious three-bedroom apartment. It is perfectly positioned on Sandy Road, adjacent to the Terryland & Liosbán retail parks offering easy shopping and lots of part-time job opportunities.

Crescent Court

Our Crescent Court accommodation is a wonderful three bed apartment conveniently located on the Father Griffin Road, within five minutes’ walk of Galway city centre (where IH Galway is based!) and Salthill Promenade.

Eglinton Court

Eglinton Court is our three-bedroom apartment located in the heart of Galway’s City centre. It is ideal for exploring Galway City and enjoying the city’s great atmosphere. Only five-minute walking distance from IH Galway.

Each house comes fully equipped with fresh linen and towels, a kitchen/kitchenette, a living area and has WiFi throughout. You can gain easy access to your school materials online, in addition to any other information or entertainment you may need. Our accommodation is also inspected weekly by professional cleaning staff. The type of rooms provided vary from a single bedroom to a quadruple bedroom and are allocated based on availability. 

This is why you should choose our residential accommodation

All these houses are rented through IH Galway

All our houses are within a short commute

Great locations

We guarantee a very friendly atmosphere

Fast response to issues

Free Wi-Fi

TV

Pubs and shops within walking distance

Homestay

(live with a local!)

Another exciting option we provide is the opportunity to stay with a local person or family in their home in Galway. A homestay will give you the opportunity to practice your English with a native speaker every day and become fully immersed in the Galway lifestyle.

Each host house has easy routes to the school either by bike or via public transport, so you can commute independently to and from the city centre. In addition, depending on the host, you may also be provided with complimentary meals, so you’ll get the chance to try some authentic Irish cuisine!

Still not sure about living with one of our hosts? Don’t worry! Our staff do a great deal of research and checks before (and after) entering into an agreement with our hosts. Your safety, comfort and happiness are our main concerns and we are committed to maintaining them.

Like with our residential accommodation, during your homestay, fresh towels and linen will be provided and each host maintains an excellent WiFi connection for all your educational and browsing needs. Overall, a homestay is a great option if you want to fully immerse yourself in the language-learning experience and get a taste of what it’s like to be a true Galwegian. 

This is why you should choose our homestay accommodation

Trusted hosts

Living with a local Galway family (or single person) in their home

Can include meals

Opportunities to practice language at home with a local each day

Family atmosphere

Within commuting distance by bus or by bike

Finding Your Own Accommodation

Of course, you also have the option to find a place on your own. However, you should know that accommodation in Galway is incredibly scarce at the moment, so it’s a good idea to secure your accommodation before you arrive. Do your research and please beware of scammers. Make sure you view the accommodation or arrange a meeting with the landlord and/or tenants before paying a deposit or rent in advance. Some popular websites for renting or sharing accommodation include rent.ie, daft.ie and the Galway Advertiser (rent section). Our staff will also be on hand to give you advice and recommendations while you look.

Your New Home Awaits…

No matter your choice, we’ll be here every step of the way to make sure you feel secure and comfortable during your stay with us. At IH Galway we treat every student like family, so you can trust us to support you on each stage of your language journey, and that includes finding accommodation! If you have any questions or doubts, please contact us. In the meantime, we’re eagerly counting down the days until we can welcome you to Galway!

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