Reservation for accommodation should be made in advance of one’s arrival in Athlone.
Temporary accommodation may be used as a base for finding something permanent. The International Office at AIT in association with the Students’ Union Accommodation Officer will assist students in finding suitable permanent accommodation.
An abundance of close, convenient, well-cared-for accommodation within Athlone, makes house-hunting easy for new and current students. The Institute does not have on-site student accommodation facilities. Students generally live within close proximity to the Institute as there are a large number of student houses, student apartments and self-catering accommodation facilities available within 5 - 15 minutes’ walk of the campus. The International Office in association with the Students’ Union Accommodations Officer will assist international students in their search for accommodation. The Students’ Union office provides lists of houses, apartments, self-catering and host family accommodation.
Check the Students’ Union list of available accommodation through their website, It is advisable to book student apartments by emailing the manager of the student apartment prior to arrival in Athlone
Houses range from €55-€80 per week. In most houses, you will pay your electricity bill and heating costs yourself, unless your landlord/lady includes it in the rent. Four weeks written notice must be given by the student if he/she wishes to leave the house, likewise for the landlord/lady if they wish the student to leave. Houses are generally furnished and kitchens are normally fully equipped. However, bed linen is not provided.
Heatherview Student Accommodation
Heatherview Court is 5 minutes walk from AIT's Main Campus. It is a stylish, modern development with every aspect of modern student living provided for. This development is highly secure with its own private individually coded security system. There is a nightclub near the entrance to the student apartments.
Croí Oige Student Accommodation
Croí Oige is located across the road from AIT's Main Campus and consists of superb 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments adjacent to the college at competitive rates. It is a mix of townhouse, apartment and duplex units with total accommodation of 191 beds. These comprise 127 single rooms (23 en-suite) and 64 twin rooms (10 en-suites).
Glen Abhainn Village – Student Village
Glen Abhainn Village is a state of the art purpose-built student village. The complex is superbly located opposite Athlone Institute of Technology and a short distance from the town centre. The Village has 99 purpose-made apartments with shared kitchen/living areas designed for single or twin high-quality accommodation.