For many students, Sligo will become a home away from home for the next few years. Therefore, finding the right accommodation is really important.
IT Sligo students have a great choice whilst enjoying one of Ireland’s most affordable student destinations. Sligo offers a range of purpose-built student accommodation, self-catering options, and digs, situated within an easy walking distance from 1 to 12-minute walk of our campus. With a diverse and plentiful 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 a 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 college towns and cities. The cost of a twin room starts at €56 per week, whilst a single room is €63. 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 that bit more special. The Student 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 seven purpose-built student villages located around IT Sligo. All are within one to 12 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 bus transfers to & from the bus & train station, smart TV’s and Netflix!! In total there are over 2,000 beds available between all student villages. 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 provided also. A full list of Digs can be viewed here.
The area around the college has an excellent 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 ITSSU, daft.ie, rent.ie or property.ie
For more information on IT Sligo accommodation, pleases visit the IT Sligo Students’ Union (ITSSU) website on www.itssu.ie/student-accommodation. Our designated Accommodation Officer Ryan O’Reilly will help you with any accommodation questions you may have. If you wish to contact Ryan, please call 071-9141887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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