Accommodation in Sligo
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
For many students, Sligo will become a home away from home for the next few years. Therefore, finding the right accommodation is really important.
Sligo is renowned for its sense of community. It is a safe, friendly and fun place to live. This community feel gives a uniquely supportive environment. Students quickly form friendships and make memories that will last a lifetime. With a diverse range of options available, Sligo has the perfect accommodation to suit every individual.
CAMPUS, CITY OR COAST
The Sligo City bus service stops on campus over 30 times per day which gives students more options when it comes to where to live. Some choose to live close to the campus. Others choose city centre accommodation in the hustle and bustle of cafes, restaurants, shops and nightlife. Some opt for the coastal towns of Strandhill and Rosses Point with their stunning natural beauty.
The cost of student accommodation is so much more affordable compared to many of Ireland’s other university towns and cities. The cost of a twin room starts at €63 per week, whilst a single room is €85. The savings mean you can enjoy your student life without worrying it will break the bank.
THAT EXTRA TOUCH
There are some extras that make accommodation in Sligo unique. The Students’ Union organise a free bus from campus to a local supermarket every Monday evening so students can do their weekly shop.
Some student villages offer free return shuttle buses to the train and bus station which will save on taxis and walking. A laundry service where you drop off your laundry and collect it the next day fresh and folded is available. Some accommodation villages offer smart TV’s and free Netflix. Healthy, subsidised meals at any of our on-campus cafes and restaurants mean students don’t always have to cook.
Types of Accommodation
There are several purpose-built student villages located around ATU Sligo. All are within one to twelve minutes’ walking distance. These self-catering student villages have been designed with the needs of the student in mind. The standard of student villages is very high with various packages and services available including high-speed broadband, laundry facilities, security officers, private return bus transfers to the bus and train station, smart TV’s and Netflix. A full list of student villages can be viewed here.
This can be a popular choice with students who are moving away from home for the first time. Digs is when a student lives with a local family in their home. The benefit here is that all meals are also provided. A full list of digs can be viewed here.
The area around the university has a selection of private apartments and houses. This is organised through private landlords and can be popular amongst students wishing to live with friends. Self-catering accommodation can also be sourced through various websites such as ATUSSU, daft.ie, rent.ie or property.ie