Accommodation Options - Host Family & Residential

Quality Host Family Accommodation - Malahide, Dublin

Homestay Accommodation

Quality, Friendly, Welcoming Homestays all within Walking Distance/Very Short Bus Journey​ of our School

We Guarantee only One Nationality with each Homestay , Most Homestays Host 2-3 Students

Adult & Junior Student Accommodation within Host Families available all year round

Year Round Host Family Co-Ordinator ensuring Quality and Host Family Charter in Place


Quality Home Stays with The Irish College of English. Friendly and welcoming Irish Host Families with Comfortable rooms within walking distance of our English Schools.

Host Family Accommodation is arranged for students who wish to live with an Irish Family for a Truly Linguistic Stay in Ireland. Irish people have a tradition of hospitality and warmth. This tradition is renowned all over the world and has been a major factor in attracting thousands of students to study English in Ireland.

Quality Accommodation is a key focus at the Irish College of English. Our locations are excellent and Malahide is one of Dublin’s most prestigious areas to live, making us an ideal choice for Homestay Accommodation. We only use host family accommodation within walking distance of our schools, and as we operate all year round, we Build Strong Relationships with the Community and with all our host families.

We have a full time member of staff dedicated to visiting and ensuring the quality of our home stays. Student Welfare is our Main Concern and we choose our families very carefully to ensure maximum comfort. In addition we have a Home Stay Charter in place which clearly sets out standards and our policies concerning all home stays. Students may be placed with other International Students thus developing new friendships with young people from all over the world. We can guarantee students an excellent host family stay and our student feedback attests to this.

Full board is provided with Breakfast, Packed Lunch and an Evening Meal with an emphasis on a nutritious diet. Students become members of the family for the duration of their stay and fit into normal family life, socialising and eating with the family.


‘A home from home’

A typical day with a host family of a Student

  • Students are woken by their host mum, have a shower and eat breakfast.
  • Students are given a packed lunch for the day.
  • Students walk to school and return home at about 6 pm after their tuition and activity programme.
  • On returning home, students have dinner with their host family and chat about what happened that day.
  • Students may spend the evening relaxing and chatting with the family or meet up with friends in the locality.
  • Juniors have a strict curfew of 9.30pm which applies when all students must be home.
  • Juniors and families have 24 hour access to an emergency phone number and a member of our team is always on duty to help.