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Renting With Hosting Power
  • What does Hosting Power do?

    Hosting Power provides comfortable accommodation for Third Level and Postgrad students, coming to Dublin for their academic term, work placement or program exchange. 

    Hosting Power views and approves all accommodation to ensure that students have a comfortable and pleasant stay.

  • Will I have a private room?

    Yes. All our rooms are let on single occupancy basis only. The privacy of your room is guaranteed for the whole duration of your stay.

  • Who is living in the house?

    You will be living in shared accommodation with your host(s) and other students if the property has more than one room on offer. Note that you will find more detailed information about the host on each listing. 

  • Will I have access to shared spaces?

    Yes. You will have full access to all shared rooms, as designated by the host. At a minimum this will include access to the main bathroom (if you have not already selected an en-suite bathroom) and the kitchen. You will also have access to all the main appliances in the house. 

  • What is covered in the rent?

    The rent for your private furnished room includes all utility bills (electricity, heating, water and WiFi). The rental price is guaranteed for the whole duration of your stay and therefore cannot be increased.  

  • When do I have to pay the rent?

    The first rent payment is due on the day of your arrival, and then on a weekly basis thereafter. Please note that the rent needs to be paid strictly on time each week.

    For example: if you arrive on Monday the 1st, your weekly rent is due that day, and you will continue to pay your rent every Monday for the duration of your stay. 

  • Do I have to pay a deposit?

    Most of our hosts don't require a deposit. When a host does require one, it will be clearly indicated under the description on each listing. If there is no mention of a deposit, it means that no deposit is required. 

  • What about cooking?

    You will have access to the kitchen as well as all the necessary utensils to prepare your own meals. 

    Please note that kitchen access can be restricted by the host during lunch and dinner (​but ​this restriction ​cannot exceed more than one hour ​per​ meal time) and that no cooking is allowed after 10pm.

  • What about the laundry?

    Your accommodation will have a laundry facility within the house, which you will have full access to for the duration of your stay. 

  • Is WiFi available?

    Yes, WiFi is available in each property and is already included in the rent

  • Is linen provided by the host?

    Yes. A full set of linen is provided by your host, which will include a minimum of bed sheets, a duvet and pillows.

  • Can I share a room with another student?

    No. All our rooms are let on a single occupancy basis only. This also means that unfortunately couples can not be accommodated.

  • What about having overnight guests?

    Overnight guests are not permitted at any time during your stay. However, having visitors during the day is permitted, with prior consent from your host. 

  • What about cleaning?

    The students are responsible for washing their personal clothes, towels, linen, washing their dishes after use and keeping their provided bedroom clean and tidy at all times.

    The cleaning rules of the shared areas are to be discussed with the host, but when applicable those general chores will always be shared fairly between all the occupants of the house.   

  • What about smoking?

    All the houses listed on our website are strictly non smoking. Therefore, it is not permitted to smoke anywhere inside the house. Please note that this also applies to the guest room provided for the student. 

Booking Process
  • How do I book a room?

    It is easy to book your room. Click 'Home' on the menu bar, indicate the arrival and departure dates of your stay in Dublin, and click 'Find a Room'. Once you have selected the room of your choice, click 'Book Now'. Then fill in the requested information, upload your copy of ID and click on 'Submit'. Finally, enter your debit/credit card details and click 'Complete Booking' to authorise the payment of the service fee.

    Your booking request is now submitted, and we will contact the host for you. 

  • Why do I have to provide a copy of my ID?

    A copy of ID is required for security reasons and will be forwarded to your host once your booking is confirmed. We ​​only accept official copies of ID which includes passport​s, ID cards and ​drivers licences.

  • What is the service fee?

    This is a once-off fee which covers all the services provided by Hosting Power from the time of booking until the end of your stay. The payment of this service fee needs to be authorised at the time of booking and won't be charged until your host accepts your booking request. 

  • How much is the service fee?

    The service fee is calculated according to the length of your stay. To check the exact amount, you just need to enter your arrival and departure dates on the home page of our website and click "Book Now" on your selected room. The amount of the service fee will be displayed on the left side of your screen.

  • When will I get confirmation of the booking?

    Your booking will be confirmed within a maximum of 2 working days. 

  • What if the host refuses my booking?

    If the host refuses your booking, you can choose another room on our website or request a cancellation of your booking request and payment authorisation. 
     

  • Is my payment on your website secure?

    Yes. We use Stripe as our payment provider, it is a highly secure payment method that you access through our website. For your security, Stripe only stores credit/debit card details on their server, not on ours. For more information please go to: www.stripe.com

  • When can I contact the host?

    You can contact the host as soon as the booking is finalised. You will then receive the contact details of your host: full name, the exact address, phone number and email address.

Terms and Conditions
  • Who can apply for a room?

    Hosting Power provides its services to any student coming to Dublin as part of their third level or postgraduate studies, who are between the ages of 18 and 29. 

  • Can I view the room before I book?

    No, it is not possible to arrange viewings for every student at each property. 

    This is why the Hosting Power Team has already viewed and approved all listed accommodation, to ensure that you have a comfortable and pleasant stay.

  • How long can I book a room for?

    ​Hosting Power offers residential accommodation for students for the duration of their Third Level or Postgrad studies in Dublin. Students must book for the full duration of their studies in Dublin. 
    Please note that we cannot accept students studying in Dublin for less than two months and the maximum booking period time is one full year.

  • Is it possible to extend my stay?

    No, it is not possible to extend your stay. We therefore advise that all our students carefully check the exact dates and duration of their studies in Dublin prior to booking.

     

  • What if I need to leave the room before my end date?

    In the case of an unexpected or early departure, sudents are required to give at least 7 days notice to the host prior to their leaving date. Students are liable to pay the rent in full up until the end of this notice period.

  • Should I pay the rent during my holidays?

    Yes. The rent is due for the entire duration of the time booked, this includes holidays such as Christmas when you may decide to not stay in Dublin. 

  • Is the service fee refundable?

    In the unlikely event of booking cancellation by the host or if a host breaching the terms and conditions, the service fee is immediately refunded to the student. Under any other circumstances, such as a cancellation or no-show by the student, the service fee is non-refundable.

  • Do you have a phone number I can call?

    No. As our priority is to provide a high quality level of service, we will reply to student's queries by email only, as it enables us to provide the fastest and most complete responses.

  • Can my pet stay with me?

    No, your pet cannot stay with you. None of our rooms can facilitate the boarding of your pet under any circumstances. 

We are happy to help!
If you have a question we haven’t answered, don't hesitate to send us an email at info@hostingpower.ie