Finding accommodation can sometimes be a major headache for students. To ensure that you enjoy your experience it is crucial that you make the right decision and choose the accommodation that suits you best. We in the Students’ Union are here to assist you in your accommodation search and provide you with as much support as possible.

Our designated Officer to deal with accommodation is Faye Woods your Vice President for Wellbeing and Engagement. If you wish to contact Faye, you can drop into her office in the Students’ Union, call 071-9141887 or email

If you are a landlord and want to be listed with us, please contact Emma Louise in reception, call 071-9141887 or email

There are three main options available for students in Sligo listed below! It is advised to arrange a viewing of the property before you pay a deposit (get a receipt) and it is essential you agree and sign a contract/lease agreement!

Accommodation FAQs

The Students' Union can provide useful information about student accommodation particularly to 1st year students. This is a free-to-use service run by ATU Sligo Students' Union. which assists students in finding suitable accommodation around Sligo. You can call (0719141887) during office hours 09.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Thursday or by emailing . If you would like to advertise accommodation, please fill in our listing form in the Accommodation section of the site.
#1 Rule: Always view accommodation before paying a deposit.
  1. Plan an afternoon/evening of viewings. Try to have at least 3 or 4 viewings planned for any one day.
  2. Always meet the landlord before agreeing to anything.
  3. Agree on a rent. Set it from the beginning. Make it clear how much you will be charged per month and what that will include (Will you get food? Are bills included? Are you paying for Christmas months? Etc.)
  4. Sort out the finer details. If there are things that annoy you or if there are rules in the house you should comply with, find out now. Things that aren’t aired out can fester and lead to avoidable arguments. Neither side wants that.
Finding accommodation has become more difficult but there are still plenty of rooms available. From the 3rd week in July, the Students' Union will be updating a list of Self Catering and Digs accommodation.
There are three main categories of Student Accommodation available in ATU Sligo SU;
  1. Purpose Built Student Accommodation,
  2. Self Catering Accommodation,
  3. Digs/Lodging.
More information of these accommodation types are available below.
There is a large quantity of quality Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) available within a 5/10 walk from ATU Sligo SU. Detailed information on these accommodation providers can be found here. PBSA is reserved only for students and the providers try to place 1st year students with first years etc. A room in PBSA will cost you anywhere between €3500 - €4500 approx for the academic year. There are 6 main providers recommended by the Students' Union;
  • Unirooms,
  • The Grove Student Complex,
  • Milligan Court Student Accommodation,
  • Gateway Apartments,
  • Clarion Village Student Accommodation
  • Benbulben Court Apartments.
There are a number of places online that you can search in order to view properties in all areas of Sligo. There will be loads of accommodation in the Ballinode area where the college is situated and the city centre is only a 10 minute walk from the college. Prices for a room start from as low as €65 per week up to €700 per month for a 3 bedroom house. The best place to start your search is right here on the Students' Union's website but you can also seach at the links below;
We have a list of properties who have rooms available to students. Digs are traditionally a little more expensive than private rented accommodation but should include Breakfast and Dinner. Digs generally cost between €80 - €120 per week and vary in what they include (many include bills, meals, laundry etc. within this price). Make sure to clarify what the cost includes. In almost all cases you will be sharing the property with the Landlord. You can start by looking on the Students' Union Website