Accommodation in Cork City

Shared Apartments in Cork City

Cork English Academy has partnered with Viva Ireland  an experienced accommodation provider in Cork to offer you accommodation on arrival.

Usually students staying with us short term (for 2 to 12 weeks) book all accommodation through the school.

Students who plan on staying more long term usually book 2 to 4 weeks accommodation through the school and then search for their own accommodation when more familiar with the city.

  • Accommodation is self-catering. You will have a shared living and kitchen area. You can prepare your own food and meals in the shared kitchen.
  • Walking distance to the school (average 15 minutes).
  • Self check-in  (24 hours, 7 days per week).
  • Utility bills, TV, Wi-Fi, one duvet and bed linen set included.
  • Access to laundry facilities.

  • 1 week minimum stay
  • Single room €217 per week
  • Single room with private bathroom – limited availability – and only available to accommodation bookings of 8 weeks or more – €245 per week
  • Twin/double room €154 per person per week
  • Placement fee €80 per person
  • Security Deposit for 1 to 7 week bookings: €100 (refundable)
  • Security Deposit for 8 or more week bookings: €300 (refundable)
  • Viva Ireland sends an email to you about 10 days before arrival. The email will contain an online link to complete the security deposit payment – the following online payments are accepted: Debit/Credit card and Bank transfer. The fee will be refunded if you have left the accommodation as you found it without issues.
  • Viva Ireland Terms & Conditions apply to all bookings

Host Family 

Live with a friendly host family in Cork where you will get to experience life in an Irish household and practice your English in real life situations. Carefully selected, friendly host families who are ready to welcome you into their home.

Host Family Stay 

  • Host family stays are based on a Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday basis only
  • Host Family bookings are based on arriving to Cork between 08.00 and 00.00 midnight only (no late arrivals).
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Access to laundry facilities

Host Family Options

1. Host Family with Meals

  • Host Families are on the Cork City bus route(Cork City Bus Red Zone).
  • Average journey by bus from host family to school is 30 minutes.
  • Half-board Monday to Friday, full-board Saturday and Sunday. You will have breakfast and evening meal provided Monday to Friday and Breakfast, lunch and evening meal on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Transfers to and from Cork airport /Cork City on your arrival and departure are included.€200 per week for single room
    €175 per week per student for a twin or double room

2. Host Family Self Catering

  • Host Families are on the Cork City bus route(Cork City Bus Red Zone).
  • Average journey by bus from host family to school is 30 minutes
  • Meals are not provided. This option is room only.
  • You have access to the host family kitchen to prepare and cook food you buy yourself.€170 per week for single room
    €145 per week per student for a twin or double room

3. Host Family Commuter with Meals

  • Host Families live outside of the city bus red zone. The homes are further outside the city on the Green Zone covering areas of Cork such as Cobh, Middleton, Crosshaven.
  • Families are still serviceable by public transport for example Route 215, 221, 222, 223, 226, 226A, 232 are within the green zone.
  • Half-board Monday to Friday, full-board Saturday and Sunday. You will have breakfast and evening meal provided Monday to Friday and Breakfast, lunch and evening meal on Saturday and Sunday.€160 per week for single room
    €130 per week per student for a twin or double room

4. Host Family Commuter Self Catering

  • Host Families live outside of the city bus red zone. The homes are further outside the city on the Green Zone covering areas of Cork such as Cobh, Middleton, Crosshaven.
  • Families are still serviceable by public transport for example Route 215, 221, 222, 223, 226, 226A, 232 are within the green zone.
  • Meals are not provided. This option is room only.
  • You have access to the host family kitchen to prepare and cook food you buy yourself.€130 per week for single room
    €100 per week per student for a twin or double room

All host family bookings are subject to a €50 one time Accommodation Placement Fee.

Renting Your Own Accommodation in Cork City 

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Hosting Power

  • You can make an accommodation booking directly with Hosting Power.
  • Hosting Power is a platform where students can book a room in someone’s home. It is usually room only and no meals are provided.
  • Students will need to create a booking on the website, sign confirmation and pay a deposit.
  • The service fee is around €429 but if you divide that by example 4 weeks when rooms are between €110 and €130 per week , it is close to other accommodation provider prices.
  • Booking  6, 8, 10 weeks etc is better value as the service fee is still around €429.
  • Look out for rooms in Cork in the following areas: Blackrock, Mayfield, Tivoli, Glanmire, Broadale, Carrigaline, Ballinlough, and Douglas (all on a city bus route).
  • There are other rooms in Cobh, Millstreet, Mallow, Watergrasshill, Crosshaven.
  • These are in County Cork but not city or suburbs.

Rentola

  • You can make an accommodation booking directly with Rentola.
  • Rentola is a platform where students can book a room in someone’s home. It is usually room only and no meals are provided.
  • Students will need to create a booking on the website, sign confirmation and pay a monthly subscription.
  • There is a 7 day trial for just €1. If you find a room within seven days you can cancel your subscription and no further fee is charged.
  • The monthly subscription is around €39 but once you have secured a room you can cancel the subscription at any time.

Furthermore,  you may want to find your own accommodation in Cork. Popular rental websites in Ireland are Daft.ie and MyHome2let.ie. These can give you a good idea of the types of properties available to rent in Cork.