Larkfield is least expensive for local purpose built student accommodation

On campus accommodation comes out on top once again as the cheapest option when comparing
purpose built student accommodation that serve students of DCU without including deposits.

First year-only Larkfield Apartments on the Glasnevin campus and St Patrick’s College Campus tie for the least costly choice for incoming students at €4,572.

Hampstead Apartments on the Glasnevin campus comes in as the cheapest place to live for the academic year for all other undergraduate students, with a single room and double room totalling at €4,860 and €4,932 respectively.

Next-in-line is College Park Apartments which is adjacent to Hampstead, with a single room costing €5,148, a double room tallying up to €5,328 and superior accommodation priced at €5,461.

Single and double rooms at All Hallows campus mirror the prices of Hampstead and College Park, although €4,860 and €4,932 will not include an en suite to students living on the Drumcondra site, whereas €5,328 and €5,461 do.

The new Broadstone Hall in Phibsborough is the most expensive of all major purpose built DCU serving student accommodation, with prices ranging from €7,200 for one spot in a twin bedroom to over €10,000 for a ‘Premium Plus Room’.

A twin-room in Gateway Student Village is the cheapest purpose built alternative to on campus accommodation, costing up to €5,580 with or without an en suite.

Gateway also provides a single bed room without an en suite at €6,580 and a single bed with an en suite for €6,980.

Shanowen Square and Shanowen Hall are the closest privately owned student apartment complexes to the Glasnevin campus and a room would put a student back €6,165 or €6,300 respectively.

Hazelwood in Northwood, Santry is managed by two separate parties, Academy Walk Property Management Maintenance & Lettings Ltd and Harrington Property Management, with the former’s cost at €6,500 for one full payment or €6,800 when paying in two instalments for the academic year and the latter amounting to just €6,300 for the same time frame.

School House Court near Omni Park Shopping Centre in Santry could put a student back €7,000 euro depending on how many months a student intends on staying.

Brein McGinn

Image Credit: Darragh Culhane

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