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Booking Your Room​ with Hosting Power​
  • What services do you provide?

    Hosting Power is proud to provide comfortable​ private rooms in shared​ ​host homes​ to students​ relocating to Ireland as part of their studies.​ ​We know ​that finding a place can be stressful, so we​ found a way to make it ​​easy​ and secure. ​All our rooms have been inspected ​and ​we have met each host individually. ​All bills and WiFi are included in the rent​​.

    ​Our hosts are committed to providing you with a warm welcome​ and all pictures displayed on our website have been taken by a Hosting Power agent. 

  •  ​Who can apply for our rooms?

    We are fully committed to catering to students​ only​! ​Hosting Power provides rooms for international students relocating to Ireland​​​​ as part of ​​their​ 3rd Level/postgrad​ studies, ​such as an ​exchange program or ​internship/work placement​ and aged between 18 and 27 years old. 

  • What if I​ am coming ​​for an ​internship?

    As long as you are doing your ​internship/work placement as part of your 3rd Level studies or Postgrad studies, then yes, you can certainly ​apply for a room!

  • How can I apply to book a room?

    We made it really easy. All you need to do is select your arrival and departure dates on our home page. These dates should correspond to the full duration of your st​udies or work placement​​/internship​ in Ireland. Next, you click on 'Find a Room' to see all the rooms that are available. Once you find the room you like, click on 'Book Now' and follow the booking process. Easy! 

  • H​ow long can I book a room for?

    We accept all booking​s from students who book​ for the full duration of their ​studies or ​work placement in Ireland, ​u​p​ to one academic year. 

  • ​Will I ​get my own private room?

    You certainly will! As a busy student you need privacy to rest your head​ at night​, so with Hosting Power, we only provide fully private rooms.

  • Is breakfast or other meals provided?

    No, all our rooms are let on a self catering basis. You​ will ​buy your own food and you will have full access to the kitchen facilities and utensils to cook your own meals.

  • ​Is the house equipped with WiFi?

    Definitely. ​We know how important it is for students to have access to ​the internet​, so all our properties are equipped with ​a strong ​WiFi​ connection​.

  • Are the rooms equipped with a desk? 

    Some are, some aren't! If​ it is really important for you to have a desk, all you need to do is check the pictures and description on each listing​ and you will see it clearly mentioned if there is one​. 

  • ​Is the linen provided by the host?

    Yes, you won't need to buy any linen as each room is fully equipped with bed sheets, bed linen, duvet and pillows​. ​

  • ​​What rooms of the house will I have access to?

    In addition to your own private room, you will have access​ ​to, at a minimum, the bathroom and the kitchen. In most of the properties​,​ a living room and garden​ will be available too. To find out exactly what you have access to, please check the pictures and description available on each listing. 

  • Are the rooms rented on a 7 days a week basis?

    Definitely! All our rooms are available on a 7 days a week basis, so this includes week ends​.​

  • W​ill I be able to do my own laundry?

    ​Yes! The property will be equipped with a washing machine that you will be allowed to use for up to 2 loads per week.

  • What kind of beds are the rooms equipped with?

    As a good nights sleep is a vital part of anyones life, we ensure that all our rooms are equipped with a​ comfortable standard​ single or double​ bed​. ​For your comfort, we do not accept any other type of bed, such as sofa bed​ for example. ​

  • Can you reply to my query by phone?

    No, but we still love communicating with our students! We reply to all our queries by email as we find that this is the best and most efficient way to provide you with the most complete responses in the shortest period of time possible. So, feel free to contact us by email at info@hostingpower.ie if you have any questions.

  • ​Can I share a room with a fellow student?

    No.​ For the comfort and privacy of everyone, our rooms are ​let on single occupancy basis​ only​.​

  • 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 inspected all listed accommodation and met every host for you. 

My Host and Booking Confirmation​
  • Wh​o are the host​(s)​ I will be sharing with​​? ​

    You will be sharing ​the property ​with your host(s), most​ of them being the landlord​s of the house. Each host has a different background but they​ all have one thing in common; being committed to providing​ you​ with a warm welcome. ​A ​​host ​description is provided on each listing, ​so ​​please have a look for more information​ about each host​!​
     

  • Wh​at kind of home environment should I expect​​? ​​

    You can expect a comfortable and quiet​ environment, ideal for your studies. ​Each property has been inspected by Hosting Power to make sure that they comply with our standards. Please​ note that some h​ost​s​ might have ​young children, or ​pets​ living in the house.​ ​To find out more you can ​​check the full description available on each listing. ​

  • Do you vet all your ​properties​?

    Yes we do! We inspect every property and meet each host in person. Also, all the pictures displayed on our website perfectly reflect reality as they all have been ​​taken by Hosting Power agent​s​.  

  • When will I get confirmation of my booking?

    We ​do our best to finalise every booking within 2 working days​ maximum​.​ You will also be continuously kept informed about what stage your booking is in as it proceeds.  ​ 

  • When can I contact my host?​​

    As soon as the booking is confirmed​ by the host​, you will receive the full contact details of your hosts​ so you can contact them immediately. 

  • Does the accommodation have house pets?

    Some of them do! If you are allergic to dogs or cats, please do carefully check the 'More Information' section on each listing. There, it will be clearly indicated if and what of kind of pet is living in the house.  ​

  • Can you help me if I ​have an issue with my host?​

    Sure​,​ we are available to answer any questions or to help you​ at any stage of your stay with your host​, so ​do not hesitate to contact us​. ​We will normally reply to you within one working day maximum. 

  • Can my booking request be refused by the host? 

    Yes it can. A host​​ might refuse your booking due to last minute ​unavailability of the room for example. However, you will be informed quickly so you can book another room. ​

  • Can I cancel my booking?

    Yes, you can cancel your booking at anytime.

    You are entitled to a 100% refund of the service fee if you can cancel your booking before the hosts accepts your request. However, if you cancel after your booking is confirmed or during your stay with your host, please check the ​'Rent​ and Fees' and 'Rules and Conditions'​ sections of the FAQ's to see what refund, notice and conditions apply according to your situation.

  • Do the hosts pick me up from the airport?

    ​It is not mandatory for your host to pick you up, but don't worry as all our properties are located close to efficient public transport (bus, train or tram). ​So ​you will​ be​ ​able to ​find your way to your host easily.

  • Is there anything else I should know?

    ​No. Everything will be already set up and the room ready for you. You will just be expected to pay the rent on time and to respect the fair houses rules set up by Hosting Power. You can find more information about this ​in the '​Rules and Conditions' section below.

​Rent​ and Fees​
  • How much is the rent I will pay?

    The rents ​​differ depending on the location, type of room​ and type​ ​of ​bathroom. The rent per room will be clearly indicated on each listing​. With Hosting Power, you don't have to worry about rent increases as it can't be increased for the full duration of your stay.

  • What does the rent cover?

    ​Pretty much everything​ is included​​! T​o be exact t​he rent includes your own private room, use of the kitchen and​ amenities​, bills​, ​WiFi​ and ​bed ​linen.​

  • How often should I pay the rent?

    The rent is paid on a weekly basis, upfront​ and directly to your host​. This means that ​you will pay ​the first rent ​to your host​​​​​​​ on the day of your arrival, and then every week the same day thereafter.

  • How will I pay the rent?

    The rent is paid directly to the host, most of the time in cash​. However, you can also arrange a weekly bank transfer​ with your host. 

  • Do I need to pay a deposit?

    Some hosts may request a deposit of 1 or 2 weeks rent. Please check in the 'Booking Details' section on each listing where ​it will be clearly indicated ​if a deposit is required or not.

  • When is the deposit collected?

    You don't need to pay it now! The deposit will be collected by your host on your day or arrival, and not before.

  • Can the host retain my deposit?

    All deposits must be refunded on your day of departure by your host. Hosts may only retain the deposit under the following circumstances:

    - Nonpayment of rent

    - Damage to the property, other than normal wear and tear of the property

    - Excessive cleaning costs of the room, other than cleaning due to normal wear and tear

    - If you decide to leave prior to end of the duration you have booked

  • What is the service fee? 

    The service fee is ​a once-off fee​ ​​charged by Hosting Power which covers all of the services provided by Hosting Power from the time of your booking until the end of your stay. But don't worry, this fee 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 duration of your studies in Ireland. To find out the exact amount, please select your exact arrival and departure dates, then select the room of your choice and click on 'Book Now'. 
     

  • Do you charge me the service fee immediately?

    No we don't. We actually only charge the service ​fee ​when the host accepts your booking request and not before.​​ If the host declines your booking request, we will cancel your payment authorisation ​immediately with no charge deducted from your card.

  • What if the host decline​s​ my booking request?

    If the host declines ​your booking​ request​, we will inform you within the next 2 working days maximum and your payment authorisation ​will be automatically cancelled, ​​with no charge deducted from your card.​ You can then immediately request to book another room on our website. ​

  • Can ​I request another room​ if a host declines my booking​?

    Yes​ of course​! ​We will inform you straight away if your previous request has been declined, so you can request another room. 

  • Is my payment on your website secure?

    It couldn't be more secure, as we use Stripe as our payment provider. This is a highly secure payment method. Stripe only stores credit/debit card details on their server, not on ours. For more information please go to: www.stripe.com

  • Is the service fee refundable?

    Yes, the service fee can be fully or partially refunded according to the situation, due to our fair cancellation policy:

    - 100% refund if you cancel before your host accepts your booking request

    - 50% refund if you cancel your booking within 48 hours of receiving your booking confirmation

    - 50% refund if you cancel your booking up to 2 weeks before your arrival

    - No refund if you cancel under any other circumstances

    Please also note that in the unlikely event of a booking cancellation by a host; or if the host does not respect the terms and conditions​​, the student can choose between a free re-booking or a refund of the service fee.

Rules and Conditions
  • ​Should I provide a copy of ID​ for the booking​?

    Yes,​ due to security reasons​, a copy of your ID is necessary to finalise the booking. ​We accept ID cards and Passports. 

  • What are the rules ​for the use of the kitchen?

    You will have​ full​ access to the kitchen as well as all the necessary utensils to prepare your own meals. ​You are expected to clean your dishes immediately after your meals and to leave the kitchen clean, as you found it. Please note that kitchen access can be restricted by the host during lunch and dinner time (​but ​this restriction ​cannot exceed more than one hour ​per​ meal time) and that no cooking is allowed after 10 pm.​ 

  • Should I clean my private room myself?

    Yes, ​as it is your own private room​ ​you will be ​solely in charge of the cleaning of your room and are expected to keep it clean and tidy at all times.

  • Should I help in the cleaning of the common rooms?

    The host can request that you participate in the cleaning of the common rooms, but only in a fair way, divided between all ​persons living in the house.
     

  • Can I eat in my room?

    No, for hygiene and safety reasons, you can't eat in your room. But no worries, full use of the kitchen or dinning area will be available to you to have your meals.

  • Can ​I bring a guest into the home?

    No, for the comfort of all occupants, it is strictly not allowed for you to bring anyone at any time into the house.

  • Is there a low noise policy at night? 

    Yes, ​quiet after dark ​please​ :)​ You are expected to make as little noise as possible from 10 pm onwards, as ​other ​people in the house might be trying to sleep.

  • Can a curfew can be imposed to me?

    No​ curfew can be imposed to you. You are free to come and go as you please​, however you are expected to ​respect the low noise policy if you return home after 10 pm. 

  • Can the host inspect my private room during my stay?

    Yes, ​hosts can run inspections of your room, however ​they ​need to give ​you ​24 hours notice to do so.

  • Can I go​ away​ on holidays during my stay? 

    Yes, of course​!​ The room will ​be yours for the entire duration you have booked whether you are in Ireland or momentarily away on holidays. Please note that ​it also means that ​the rent is due for the entire duration booked.​

  • Should I pay the rent when I am away on holiday?

    Yes, as your room is guaranteed for your sole use for the full duration you have booked, the rent is due even if you are away on holidays, for Christmas time for example. ​

  • Can I leave before the end of the period I have booked?

    If you decide to leave before the end of the period booked, you are required to inform your host​ and​ you must give a​t least​ 2 weeks notice​. Also, it is important to note that under these circumstances your host is within their rights to retain your deposit to cover the rent loss due to your early departure.

  • What If I am not happy with my host​ or property​?​

    Hosting Power is available to help you for the full duration of your stay. In the unlikely event that you have any issues with your host or with the property, we will assess if the terms and conditions have been respected by the host and offer an appropriate solution. 

  • What about drinking alcohol?

    Please note that it is strictly forbidden to consume or store any alcohol on the property at any time during your stay.

  • What about smoking?​

    ​All our properties are non smoking, so it is strictly not permitted to smoke inside the property, and this includes your private room. ​

  • Can my pet stay with me?​

    ​Sorry, you are not allowed to bring any pets with you to any property. ​
     

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