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Local Students

You don’t believe you should have to compromise on comfort and style just to have somewhere to stay in Ireland’s capital city.

We agree. We believe living somewhere well-designed, with great amenities gives you a great base to concentrate your energies on your studies and create great memories. Here you’ll meet and make friends with people from all around the world. It’s an easy way to enrich your college experience – and your international network post-university.

Below we have compiled a list of answers to some of the questions that local students often ask when coming to stay with us. If you’ve any additional questions, please contact us.

How can I reserve a room?

To booking a room, complete your application on our booking engine. If you get stuck, give us a call on +353 1 454 8451 and we’ll be delighted to help you with your booking. You can also complete the Booking Form and we’ll call you to complete your reservation.

Can I tour the residence?

Yes! We love showing guests around Heyday and our various room types. We give tours Mon-Friday from 10:30a to 5p and sometimes on weekends with prior notice.

We can also do a virtual tour via WhatsApp or Zoom. Just get in touch and we’ll be happy to accommodate a tour.

What do the different room classifications mean?

Room are classified based on a number of factors – layout of the room, direction the room faces, whether street or courtyard, floor level, illumination, window size and functionality, and square meterage.

Do you have any special deals?

Currently, we are not running any special offers.

Can my friend and I live in the same apartment?

We will accommodate that you and your friend can live in the same apartment as best as we can. Depending on the time of year this may not be possible, but we will do our best so that you and your friend may share the same apartment.

Also, please enquire about our Recommend a Friend promotion, which we have running all year long. Both you and your friend could get a valuable voucher to use on items for your apartment, or for groceries!

What contract lengths are offered?

Generally we book for the full academic year – from 1 September until 1 June. We sometimes have a few semester stays and these may only be booked after 1 August. Bookings go from the mid-end of August until 1 January, but again, there are very few of these.

There is a bit more flexibility during the summer months, so please enquire about the length of stay you require.

Can I book a different move in and move out date?

We are flexible regarding move-in and move-out dates. Licence Fees are calculated by reference to set dates – but you may move in after these dates, and move out before them.

Can I pay in Instalments?

If you are booking for a semester, you will be requested to pay for the entire semester, and this will be due one month prior to check-in.

If you book for the entire academic year, you may pay in two instalments: the first instalment is due one month prior to check in, and your second instalment will be due 1 December.

For 51-week bookings, you may pay in three instalments: the first instalment is due one month prior to check in, the second instalment will be due 1 December and your third instalment will be due 1 February.

Please note tenants are required to pay all bank and credit card fees associated with booking rooms.

How long does it take to check in from when I view?

Theoretically, the same day! If we have a room available and ready for check-in, and you can provide payment for your Booking Fee/Damage Deposit and 1st instalment, and complete the paperwork, you should be able to check in the same day!

Can I pay over the phone?

Yes. You can pay your booking fee and Damage Deposit over the phone, as well as your rental payments. Once you are in-house, you can simply stop by the Reception Desk and one of our friendly staff will help process the payment for you. We also take bank transfers if that is convenient.

Please note tenants are required to pay all bank and credit card fees associated with booking rooms.

Do I need to have a guarantor?

If you are paying in instalments, then yes. If you pay the fees for the full year upfront, then you do not need a guarantor.

Your guarantor should be a parent or relative who will be responsible for paying your fees.

What is the minimum age for booking at Heyday?

You need to be 18 years or older to live in our residence. We will take a copy of your government-issued ID for verification.

Can I book a Conditional License?

Sometimes we offer a certain number of Conditional Licenses to first-year students who are uncertain of which university they will be attending.

Currently all Conditional places have been taken. Ask us if there are any more available. You would then book a room with us and you would have 48 hours after the CAO results to release the room. You may only release the room if you will be attending a university that is more than 40 km from Heyday. We will request a copy of your university acceptance letter for verification.

Can I bring in a 'support animal'?

You may not keep a dog, cat, reptile, insect, pet, fish or any other animal in the Room or the Residence save for a registered service dog (guide dogs).

Can I change my room during my stay?

We will do our best to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Sometimes people wish to move to different rooms during their stay – for example, if their friend is living in a different part of the building, and they wish to share a kitchen and living area.

We can’t always facilitate moves like this – but will do our best to do so. If you’re in the process of booking – just let us know your preference, and we’ll do our best to make the arrangements. If you’re already resident in the building, just drop by the reception and enquire. There is a room-change fee so that we can clean and prepare your room for a new resident.

There will be a €50 change fee for any room moves.

Does my room come furnished with bed linens?

No, it does not. You will be required to bring your own sheets, duvet, pillow and pillowcases. These can be sourced locally at the shops. Beds are 120 x 200 – they are a small double.

Sometimes we have a complete linen pack we can sell you, which would include a duvet, duvet cover, bottom sheet, pillows, pillowcases and towels. Please enquire if we have any of these available.

For short-term stays, we offer a linen rental service. These include all the above items that are professionally cleaned and available to rent. There is a fee for this, so please enquire upon booking.

Will there be pots/pans/utensils in my kitchen?

Currently we require students to pay a Kitchen Contribution fee of €25. This insures your kitchen will have dishes, silverware, pots and pans. Additional supplies can be purchased locally.

All items in the kitchens are for use by all students in your apartment – aside from items that students may have purchased personally.

Can I check in early or move out later than planned?

Your stay with Heyday is based on a set of dates. There may be times when you can check in early or extend your stay should your room be available. Please note that any early arrivals or extensions will be charged at an additional nightly rate. Please email us for more details.

Can I have overnight guests?

You are permitted to have one guest for a maximum of 7 nights per month in your room. Two guest nights are free and the other nights will be charged at €15 per night.

Overnight guests are only permitted by alerting first your flatmates and then you must received the approval of management. You may place a guest request by 6pm of the day of arrival. Your guest will need to provide a copy of their ID or passport upon arrival.

We will not permit overnight guest requests after 6pm of the day they intend to stay. This is for the safety of all residents.

Any unapproved guests will be charged at €100 per night and you will receive a written warning.

What is the voltage in Ireland?

Electrical voltage in Ireland is 240V and the plugs are a standard 3-prong UK/IE type.

Items like your phone charger and computer will convert just fine with an Irish/UK plug adapter. Other items like your hairdryer, straightener or printer will NOT. Please do not bring these items, but purchase them locally.

You will need to bring a plug adapter or you can buy one in the shops. We do not supply adapters.

May I smoke in my room?

Smoking and open flames are prohibited in Heyday. You may smoke outside, if you wish. We do not permit smoking, candles, incense, hookah pipes or other flammable items in Heyday.

If you are caught or suspected of smoking you will be fined €100 and may be requested to leave Heyday immediate without refund. If we are unable to identify who is smoking within an apartment, all residents of that apartment will be fined.

What if I want to terminate my licence with Heyday?

Once you’ve signed the licence agreement, you are bound by the terms of that agreement. That means you are liable to pay all fees associated with that licence until your original check-out date.

Should you need to leave, you would be responsible for finding someone to take your lease and pay the fees on your behalf.

Any changes need to be approved by management, and we will do our best to help you find a suitable replacement, but it’s not guaranteed.

Is Heyday a quiet place to live and study?

Heyday takes anti-social behaviour seriously – whether there are incidents that affect our neighbours, others in the residence, or your flatmates.

You live within a student community at Heyday and you need to show respect for others. There are study rooms and quiet hours in effect in the residence and our courtyard so that students may effectively complete their studies.

We provide residents a student handbook, which explains our policies, and we will impose Fines/Penalties based on anti-social behaviour within Heyday.

How can I make payment?

You may make payment either directly on our website, via a credit card terminal onsite, or by direct deposit into our account.

Please note tenants are required to pay all bank and credit card fees associated with booking rooms.

As a student, can I move in earlier?

Sometimes, by specific arrangement, we can facilitate people moving in earlier. It isn’t always possible though. Please email us and we’ll do our best to help.

How can I extend my stay?

Sometimes, by specific arrangement, we can facilitate people staying longer. It isn’t always possible though. Please email us and we’ll do our best to help.

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FAQ's for International Students