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.

Shared Apartments

  • 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.

Viva Ireland

  • 1 week minimum stay
  • Single room €245 per week
  • Single room with private bathroom – limited availability – and only available to accommodation bookings of 8 weeks or more – €266 per week
  • Twin/double room €168 per person per week
  • Double Bed (Single occupancy) €259
  • 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

Renting Your Own Accommodation in Cork City

  • 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.

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