Student Accomodation in dublin city centre

About Us

Buckley Hall is a modern single block, purpose-built student accommodation comprising 34 apartments with onsite office, staff and security based in Dublin city centre.

All apartments are large, self-contained apartments with open plan kitchen and living areas, with shared, or ensuite bathrooms available depending on the apartment chosen. Most of the apartments are 3 bed only, providing ample private spaces.

Included in your stay here: Communal laundry room, secure & lockable bicycle storage in a secure carpark, high speed wireless internet connection & bin collection.

Buckley Hall is one of the most centrally located student accommodation providers, only minutes away by foot from TCD, TUD & NCI. Our central location offers great access to public transport such as the Luas, DART, Bus Eireann, Irish Rail & Dublin Bus.

Buckley Hall also provides excellent short-term accommodation lets when not letting to students, please contact us for availability.

Rates

Summer Apt AirBnB Listings For Short Term Lets

For Short Term Lets of 3 nights to 3 months, you can book our apartments using our AirBnB link or please contact us on 00353 (0)1 662 5149 if you need help, the apartments will be provided fully fitted out and include all utilities, just bring your toothbrush!

Student Academic Year Rates

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Accom.
Type
Equiv.
Weekly rate
DepositS1
(Sep-Jan)
S2
(Jan-Jun)
S3
(Jun-Sep)
Discount
S1S2**
Premium Single
Room
€226€904€4,552€4,649€2,066-€400
Standard Single
Room
€215€860€4,331€4,423€1,966-€400
Premium Twin
Room PPS
€180€720€3,626€3,703€1,646-€300
Standard Twin
Room PPS
€164€656€3,303€3,374€1,499-€300
Premium Twin
Single Use
€360€1,440€7,251€7,406€3,291-€600
Standard Twin
Single Use
€328€1312€6,607€6,747€2,999-€600
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  • PPS means per person sharing
  • S1 is from 03 Sept to 21 Jan, S2 is from 22 Jan to 14 June, S3 is from 24 June to 26 August, if you are booking mutiple consecutive semesters, no vacation is required
  • Semester rent is payable semester in advance and due 1 month in advance of each semester start date. Weekly and monthly equivalent rates are for comparison purposes only.
  • ** We offer substantial discounts if you pay both academic semesters 1 month before the S1 start date
  • Total apartment lettings are based on grouping individual bed lettings, fill in detailsl of people sharing with on application form.

Deposits

  • Academic Year – Your Booking or Security Deposit equivalent to 4 weeks licence fee per student on offer acceptance.

Utilities (Gas and Electricity)

  • Pre-pay electricity meters are installed giving each apartment control over their energy consumption and costs. Please note there is basic standing charge for Electricity 1€ per day. Gas meter readings are taken on check in and check out and invoiced every 3 months or on checkout if earlier.

Laundry

  • Operated by Circuit, €4.80 per wash and €2.80 per dry.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

01 Booking – Top seven tips for increasing your booking application chances?


  1. Whilst we only let on a bed by bed basis we make offers based on a total apartment being filled, so if you can group your applications with fellow students/friends you have a greater chance of being offered accommodation early.
  2. Booking for 2 or more semesters increases your chances substantially
  3. Book the preceding Summer Semester (June to August) and you are more likely to be accepted for a space in the following academic year
  4. Include a twin/double as a second preference. There are as many twins as singles in the property, therefore singles are limited.
  5. Pay both semesters up front and take advantage of the sizable discount available, see rates section
  6. Complete the application form and licence fully to allow for easy processing.
  7. Sign the licence and pay the deposit as early as possible, please note that bookings are occurring up to 9 months in advance in Dublin based on a shortage of student accommodation.

01 Booking – What is the difference between a standard and a premium room?


All apartments are generous in size and consist of an entrance hallway, a storage room, an open plan living and kitchen area, a single room, a large twin/double room, ample wardrobe space and a balcony and/or terrace. Our Premium apartments are extra large apartments that consist of two bathrooms, one is dedicated for the single room, the other is an ensuite dedicated for the twin/double room. Therefore if you book a Premium Single you will have a Single Room with your own dedicated bathroom in the hall. If you book a Premium Twin you will have a shared large Twin Room with its own ensuite bathroom. If you book a Standard Twin or Standard Single you will have to share the main bathroom in hall.

01 Booking – What is the difference between a twin room and a double room?


  1. A twin room is a large room consisting of two single beds, which is shared by two students.
  2. A double room is a large room that accommodates one person.

01 Booking – What is the process for booking accommodation?


All booking requests should be made through the webpage Book Online form. An application for a booking does not guarantee an offer.

  1. Complete the booking form on this webpage and submit online, you will receive a confirmation email with booking ID.
  2. Await email offer and or call. Call or email the office to follow up on your application using your booking reference.
  3. Based on you accepting offer you will receive an invoice for a Booking Deposit which can be paid via credit card and also a Letting Agreement using “Docusign” allowing electronic signing by both you or your Guarantor/Parent
  4. Pay deposit and submit signed licence based on offer
  5. Pay rent due at least 1 month before letting agreement start date
  6. You will be asked to confirm your expected arrival date and time, please note this has to be during working days/hours, Mon-Fri 9am to 5:30pm.
  7. Collect keys and licencee handbook after/on start day of the licence. You will also be given an introduction to the Property
  8. We can arrange emergency collection of keys outside of these hours if required. You may nominate someone to collect on your behalf in writing.

01 Booking – Who will I be sharing with?


  1. If you wish to share with a friend, please state this on your booking application form and ensure your friends have also applied online and referenced your name, we can generally group friends together
  2. For individual applicants who do not have someone to share with, don’t worry, we aim, wherever possible, to allocate students by college, year, age and course of study. However this cannot always be guaranteed.

01 Booking – Will I be allocated an apartment with mixed gender?


  1. Buckley hall has a general non-mix policy unless tenants specifically request otherwise in their application form.

02 Utilities – Are there catering facilities?


  1. No, the apartments are self-catering.
  2. Each apartment has its own kitchen with cooking facilitates where students can prepare their own meals.
  3. There are also plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants in close proximity of the premises.

02 Utilities – Broadband introduction and use


  1. In Buckley Hall we realise the importance of excellent Broadband.
  2. We recently upgraded our entire system to a state of the art managed wireless network with 1,200Mb/sec available Internet bandwidth.
  3. You can access seamlessly throughout the building.
  4. When you collect your keys you will also be provided with a broadband key code which is unique to you as a tenant.
  5. Use your phone/mobile device/laptop/tablet to access the internet using Safari/Chrome/Firefox in the building and you will be diverted to a page and requested to enter your personal unique key.
  6. If you have a problem with access, please contact the management company using the Contact Us Form.

02 Utilities – How are utilities covered? What are my bills?


  1. Broadband Internet and refuse/bin and water charges are covered by the Landlord.
  2. Pre-pay electricity meters are installed giving each apartment control over their energy consumption and costs.
  3. The gas meters are read at start and during license period and invoiced equally to occupants per apartment at cost.
  4. Please note there is basic standing charge for both, gas and electricity (€1 per day per apartment). We estimate that students will spend on average €30 per month per student on utilities. This amount can fluctuate depending on usage and time of year.

02 Utilities – How do I pay for Gas Usage and how is it calculated


  1. Buckley Hall sources the cheapest gas rates annually through a broker ensuring tenants get the best possible rates
  2. Each apartment has its own gas meter.
  3. Management take a gas meter reading on your license start date
  4. Management take a 2nd gas meter reading every 3 months or on your Check Out date whichever is the sooner
  5. The gas cost is calculated using the suppliers rates and split evenly and invoiced to all tenants sharing an apartment
  6. Therefore tenants do not have to sign up to bills etc and are only responsible for duration of their stay.
  7. Energy costs can be minimized be use of the Nest Thermostats, the apartments have very good BER ratings and the costs are very low and estimated to be approximately €10 per person per month. Of course if you leave the heating on full 24X7 with windows open they can be higher.

02 Utilities – How do I use the laundromat?


  1. There is a laundry available in the basement to all Licensees which is operated and managed by Circuit.
  2. You will need to purchase your own washing powder which is available from local shops.
  3. Credit to operate the machines can be purchased online, please see instructions to use under Laundry-Video.
  4. Alternatively a local laundry is 9 minutes walk away, Gardiner Street Dry Cleaners, Unit 2, Belmont Middle Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, 086 4476865.
  5. If you have any queries regarding use of the laundry or if there is and issue with it, please contact Circuit directly. Their number is detailed in the  Laundry-Brochure.

02 Utilities – My electricity is topped up but is still not working


  1. To reset your electricity meter, locate the meter in the hallway.
  2. Press the blue A button to activate the meter.
  3. Press A again to start the reset, followed by the red B button to finalize.
  4. If your electricity does not turn back on immediately please log the issue on our helpdesk.
 

02 Utilities – Nest heating thermostat standard schedule


 
Your Apartment is handed over with a standard hot water and heating schedule. Each apartment has the same basic settings which you can adjust locally using your Nest Heating and Hot Water Controller. The basic settings are detailed below and provide a optimum living environment based on student typical usage.
Room Heating

Mon to Fri – 21°C between the hours of 08:00 to 10:00 and also again between 17:00 and 22:00.

Min Temperature 24X7 = 15°C – this temperature is the default if you are not boosting or scheduling your heating.

Safety Temperature to prevent freezing even if Nest turned off = 4.5°C

Hot Water Heating

Thermostat on tank should be set to 60°C

Heating is scheduled Mon To Sun, 06:00 to 08:00 and 17:00 to 20:00.

Please note you can boost your heating or turn it on or off outside of these times or even reschedule entirely locally. If you have any issue using your Nest heating device please use the Contact Us Form.

02 Utilities – Waste disposal and recycling


  1. Waste disposal is included in your rent.
  2. At Buckley Hall we encourage students to be green and recycle. It is important to segregate and compact your waste.
  3. In your apartment you will have two bins, one is to be used for general waste and the other for recyclable waste.
  4. The Recycling bin in your apartment takes any paper, light cardboard, aluminum drink cans, washed food tins, plastic bottles, plastic film and packaging and Cartons, please see instructions in Download Section of this webpage.
  5. Please dispose of all glass bottles and jars in our glass bottling bins in the basement, please make sure to separate all plastic bags/lids/cardboard etc.
  6. Buckley Hall disposes of approximately 6,000 litres of waste per week, therefore recycling makes a big difference, think green.

02 Utilities – Where can I store my car and bike in the property?


  1. Whilst we have an underground carpark, it is fully booked out.
  2. If you have a car parking requirement please contact us. Onstreet car parking is available through Dublin City Council and there is free carparking on Buckingham Street Lower.
  3. Underground secure bike storage is available in the basement.
  4. Please note bikes are only permitted to be brought through the garage pedestrian gate located on Railway Street. It is a breach of House Rules to bring your bike through the apartment stairwells or/and store in your apartment due to damage caused to stairwells and apartments and also obstruction of fire exits. Breach of rules will result in a fine and/or termination of Licence.
  5. Users of the Car park and Bicycle Storage facilities do so at their own risk. The management will not accept responsibility for any damage, accidents or losses.

02 Utilities – Wi-Fi connection issues


If your Wi-Fi is not working but you have signal check the following:

  1. Is it not working on all devices? If the answer is yes go to step 2.
  2. Restart your device and turn off on the Wi-Fi setting on your device, open all Internet browsers Safari/Google/Chrome and see if one provides the logon page to Wi-Fi, if not working go to step 3.
  3. Check if it is working for someone else in your apartment, if the answer is no go to step 4.
  4. Walk to laundry or office in the basement and try to connect with new Wi-Fi access point and check if working (this discounts an issue with your apartment Wi-Fi access point), repeat step 2, if not working go to step 5.
  5. Report the issue using the contact page on Contact Us Form choosing IT issue.

02 Utilities – Will my room or apartment be cleaned on a weekly or monthly basis?


  1. The apartments are professionally cleaned and stocked with full inventory before Check In.
  2. During your stay the apartments are self-catering and therefore students are responsible for keeping each apartment clean.
  3. Common areas outside the apartment are cleaned on a weekly basis.
  4. Cleaning inspections may be arranged during the year to ensure the apartments are kept in a good condition and well ventilated. Please refer to House Rules and Regulations.

03 Check In/Out – Can I send over luggage or personal belongings prior to my arrival?


No, unfortunately Buckley hall cannot offer this service. We cannot be held responsible for student’s personal belongings and we do not have a storage facility to accommodate this request.

03 Check In/Out – What do I need to bring with me? Is bed linen provided?


  1. Bed linen is not provided with the standard student let. Students should bring their own bed linen sets including pillows and duvets. All beds are standard single Ikea dimensions.
  2. Bed linen is provided with short term Airbnb lets and some other letting agreements on a case by case basis.
  3. The apartments are fully equipped, see the inventory list Buckley Hall Inventory.

03 Check In/Out – What is my new address? How is post Received


  1. Each apartment has its own post box at the bottom of each stairwell. The postman has direct access daily and normally delivers around 8am each day
  2. For parcel delivery you should provide the delivery service your mobile number and directly arrange delivery to your apartment. Typically if you are not in the building during a delivery they will provide you with details for local collection or a new delivery date.
  3. Buckley Hall does not provide an internal post service or collection service for parcels. However sometimes the courier will drop your parcel at the Buckley Coworking Space when if it is open, however please do not request your parcel is delivered to the office.
  4. If we receive your parcel we will notify you via email, and typically it is left at basement collection point for your collection.
  5. Buckley Hall does not take responsibility for parcels or post, and we cannot guarantee the office will be open or staff in attendance when your parcel is delivered.
  6. Your Postal Address is

Apartment No: “XXX
Buckley Hall
27-30 Buckingham Street Lower
Dublin 1
Apartment Post Code

You can find the exact apartment post code at Eircode Finder. Type in 27-30 Buckingham Street Lower and it provides the apartment lists and eircodes.

  1. We try to refund Security Deposit as soon as possible and subject to Terms and Conditions. Normally it is within 1-4 weeks of your Check Out date.
  2. To complete a refund we need your bank account details, which you should submit using this Online Form. Once you submit the form it emails both you and us your banking details in a format which allows us to set you up as a beneficiary to complete the transfer. Please check your IBAN is correct first before filling in the form using this link.
  3. You can complete this form at at time during your stay and it should be completed before your Check Out Date.
  4. Please review the confirmation email details and let us know if any details are incorrect.

03 Check In/Out – What is the process for leaving my apartment?


The Checkout Process is defined here Student Checkout Process.
  1. You can checkout 24 hours per day 7 days per week
  2. You must vacate your apartment before 12pm (midday) on the final day of your Licence
  3. Use the webpage Contact Us Form to let us know when you are checking out so we can complete handover
  4. Your deposit will be refunded inline with your licence terms, to the details you provided, if they have changed please let us know immediately.
  5. Please raise any issues with the apartment using the Contact Form on this webpage in the weeks prior to Check Out so our maintenance team can repair.
  6. The apartment must be cleaned to the standard defined in the Student Checkout Process document above, in short ready for the next student to check in
  7. Drop off the keys and fobs in the drop box beside the laundry room and you can exit via the Buckingham Street Lower exit.
  8. Staff will typically inspect the property within a day or so of the last Licencee vacating your apartment and based on fair wear and tear, all fees being up to date and the apartment being full cleaned ready for re-let, the deposit will be credited to the bank account you nominated.

04 House Rules – Can I have an overnight guest?


  1. Please refer to your General Licence Terms overnight guests are not permitted.
  2. If you have a specific exceptional requirement please contact us using the webpage contact form and we will endeavor to work with you on a case by case basis. For example foreign students parents requesting to stay over where the total apartment is let.

04 House Rules – How do I report an issue?


  1. All issues can be reported 24 X 7 using the Contact Us form on this website.
  2. The Contact Us form logs the issue on a list and priorities its fix.
  3. Please do not email issue as this will result in delays or the issue being lost. Feel free to log the issue on Contact Us form first and then and follow up with email or call to the office number. Please note our office hours are Mon-Fri 09:00 to 17:30.
  4. All submissions on Contact Form are logged on a database and emailed to relevant team immediately, whether it’s maintenance/security/IT etc., who will action your request as soon as possible.
  5. If an emergency fire/flood/criminal activity please always call the Gardai/emergency services on 999 or 112 first.
  6. If there is a leak or it us urgent and damage is being caused to the apartment and the office is closed, please contact the on site caretaker directly who is based in Apt 004 on Railway Street.

04 House Rules – Is smoking permitted?


Buckley hall has a non smoking policy see General Licence Terms.

04 House Rules – Is there a curfew?


No, there is no curfew at Buckley Hall. Students are provided with secure access fob that allows entry and access as they please.

05 Licence – I did not get offered a place in Dublin, am I entitled to a refund?


Booking applications can be made free of charge. In the event that you confirm your booking by signing your licence and paying your deposit and/or rent to confirm your booking, then rent and deposit are non-refundable in event of early break from licence. See Frequently Asked Question: What if I want to break from my licence early?”.

The Licensor recognises it is difficult for first year students to book with certainty based on CAO results. Therefore if you can no longer proceed with your Buckley hall accommodation due to a CAO offer not being made from a Dublin university (typically offered on the 17th August) we would ask you to:

  1. Inform us immediately (within 2 days) of the first round of CAO offers (17th August) and
  2. Provide proof that you were not offered a college place in Dublin (scanned letter from CAO) and
  3. Confirm in writing that you are seeking to break your agreed licence (email).

 

Based on receipt of above in the timeline defined, the Licensor will seek to replace the Licensee with a similar student and where successful make a total refund of rent and deposit paid. This is only based on the conditions defined above and is not available on any other condition or time of year. Please be aware it is subject to sourcing a similar replacement student. Based on the time of year, it is likely that a replacement is found but not guaranteed. If a replacement tenant is not found then only the rent will be refunded and any net amount of deposit calculated until a new tenant starts.

The Licensor reserves its rights regarding any deposit and rent refunds and it is subject to formal agreement on a case by case basis.

05 Licence – Is insurance provided for my personal belongings?


The management will not accept responsibility for any damages, accidents or losses. Please have insurance in place for your own property.

05 Licence – What if I want to break from my licence early?


  1. Signing the Licence and paying your deposit and/or rent creates a legal agreement between Licensee and Licensor
  2. The Deposit and Rent paid are non-refundable in event of early break from the Licence.
  3. As the property is strictly student accommodation the letting periods are defined by academic semesters making letting periods restrictive.
  4. There is a long waiting list for accommodation, and the Licensor can only let at specific times of the year based on academic demand, therefore if an accommodation offer is made to you, it means that the Licensor has turned down other Licensee booking offers in your favour.
  5. Therefore it is strongly recommended Students/Licensees fully review their Licence and the property in advance of completing their booking applications.
  6. If you are aware that you may want to break your Licence early please contact the Licensor using the web form on this website.
  7. The Licensor will seek to replace the tenant with a similar tenant and where successful make a partial refund of rent paid.
  8. The Licensor can only seek a replacement Licensee based on written confirmation of break in Licence with suggested termination date, therefore the sooner this is provided the better.
  9. The Licensor reserves its rights regarding any rent refunds and it is subject to formal agreement on a case by case basis.
  10. The Deposit will remain non-refundable where the Licensee breaks their licence early.

05 Licence – When and how do I pay my rent?


  1. During the Academic Semesters 1 and Semester 2 rent is payable Semester in Advance only.
  2. During the Summer Semester you can rent per Semester or per Month on a seperate rate, Semester Rates are payable Semester in advance, Monthly Rates are paid Monthly in advance.
  3. The Semester rent Due Date is 1 month before the Semester Start Date, our Management Team will be in touch to remind you when your second semester rent is due.
  4. Rent is payable by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), bank details are provided on the bottom of the 1st page of your Licence, we also accept card payments using the Stripe link in your rent invoice. We do not accept cheque payments due to delay in processing and risk to loss in post.
  5. The Licensor will send automatic payment requests via email links which allow you to process payments online, it automatically references your Licence.
  6. When making EFT payments please ensure you reference your Full Name or Booking ID on the payment, otherwise it may be difficult for use to identify your payment and lead to delays.
  7. Please be wary of online fraud. We will never request transfer of funds to an account not listed on your licence offer which you will have received from our dedicated email account. Our account is a Bank Of Ireland branch based in O’Connell Street, Dublin. If in any doubt call our office directly or feel free to call in to our offices based in Buckley Hall, Dublin 1. We cannot accept liability for payments made fraudulently.

06 Security – How do I report a Security Incident?


If an incident occurs in or around Buckley Hall please follow this process:
  1. Call the Gardai if required on 999 or 112, your incident should be recorded and you should request an ID number (a Pulse number), you will need this for any insurance claim.
  2. If less urgent or if you have already followed steps 1 and 2, please use the Contact Us Form on this website to log the incident (use the Security Category dropdown). It is very important that you detail the location and time of the incident for our security to locate any CCTV footage that may be of help to resolve. Logging the incident on our webpage is extremely important as it ensures it is registered. Reports are reviewed with management and Gardai ongoing, and helps put in place long term solutions.

We take all security incidents very seriously and we will follow up with you on any incident registered, please call our office directly if you have any specific issues or concerns. We work closely with the Gardai to ensure all incidents are escalated to ensure they do not re-occur.

06 Security – What service is provided?


  1. Security is responsible for ensuring the building is safe and secure and tenants are not disturbed during their stay.
  2. The building is continually monitored remotely both internally and externally by over 20 high definition CCTV cameras.
  3. The building has state of the art access controls which log all access by each user throughout the building and cross references with the CCTV.
  4. Buckley Hall is also serviced by a professional security firm called Top Security who carry out regular rounds of the property
  5. If there is a disturbance in your apartment breaching the rules the security firm may be called out to address, in such cases the cost of call out would be billed to the tenant
  6. Remember if you have an urgent security issue please always call the Gardai (police) first on 112 or 999.

Contact Us

Contact us using the form below. Your request will be routed to the correct email address based on the information you provide. This will result in the fastest response times. If you need to call us, our number is 00353 1 6625149 and you can email us on info@buckleyhall.ie. If your query relates to booking accommodation, please use the Booking Page for fastest response, as we need your full details to make an offer. Please see Frequently-Asked-Questions Section on how to increase you chance of booking and other useful information and also Downloads Section for general information and useful links.

Book Online

For the academic year 03 Sept 2021 to June 2022 only students can apply at this stage, please complete this booking form to
apply for accommodation at Buckley Hall, its free to apply, no payment is required. Submission of this booking application
does not guarantee a place at Buckley Hall. Please see Frequently Asked Questions Section on how to increase you chance
of booking and other useful information and also Downloads Section for general information and useful links.

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Facilities

Electricity

Pre-Pay meters onsite allowing each apartment to control their energy usage.

Internet

Ultra high speed (1200MB/sec) wireless Internet access available throughout the Buckley Hall complex.
This is provided free of charge.

Laundry

There is a fully equipped web based laundrette onsite located in the basement which is operated by Circuit.
Wash cycles are €4.80 and dry cycles are €2.80

Kitchen Appliances

All apartments are equipped with an electric oven/hob, refrigerator/freezer,
dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster & kettle.

Bicycle Storage

Substantial bicycle storage located in the secure underground car park.

CCTV

24×7 CCTV both inside in common areas and outside the building

Security

All external and internal common doors are controlled by a secure door access system with fob and
remote monitoring. Additionally, we have a year round onsite security personnel and office staff.

Waste and Cleaning Services

Deep cleans and maintenance checks are made to all apartments before arrival. However, it is expected that the students will maintain the cleanliness of their apartment during their stay. Buckley Hall includes cleaning equipment and the waste collection as a part of your stay here. Waste collection is free and based in the basement. Recycling facilities are available to separate recyclables, non-recyclables, and glass collection.

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