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Arrival

Arrival

The property is fully furnished, but you’ll need to bring bedding, clothing and items for your kitchen, along with personal items for that extra finishing touch to your room. Don’t forget to bring along some ID for when you check in.

There are some pay and display spaces nearby which you can use to unload your belongings.

Please head straight to reception: Beckett House, Gardiner St, Dublin 1, Ireland



Booking a Room

Booking a Room

Yes, our residents must be a student, enrolled in a college/university and be 17 years or older at check-in.

Yes, you’ll need an Irish/UK guarantor – if you’ve requested to pay in instalments. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay the full amount of your licence fee in August.

  • Friendly team on-site 24/7
  • On-site maintenance
  • Regular programme of social events
  • Modern gym (open 6am – midnight)
  • Stylish common room
  • Spacious study room
  • Cinema room
  • Courtyard with outdoor games
  • Roof terrace
  • 100MB broadband and Wi-Fi
  • Ensuite bedrooms
  • Shared kitchen and lounge areas in all apartments
  • Laundry room (pay per use)
  • Plenty of bike storage
  • Price is inclusive of utility bills and contents insurance

If necessary, we will take legal action to recoup.

Booking a room with aparto is easy – just click here to register your details, log in, and follow the steps below:

  1. Choose your room
  2. Pay the advanced licence fee equal to one week’s licence fee
  3. Sign your Licence to Reside

If you’d prefer to pay the licence fee in instalments, your guarantor will need to send us an Irish/UK utility bill and provide further information, the details of which will be sent to them via email.



Cancellation Policy – Last Updated on 19/03/2020

Cancellation Policy – Last Updated on 19/03/2020

Please click here to view our cancellation policy.

If you are leaving temporarily and coming back before the end of your contract, please email us to let us know what dates you will be away.

 

If you are leaving for the rest of the year and are looking to cancel your tenancy agreement, please refer to our cancellation policy for 2019-20 for full details on how to proceed:

 

Ireland: https://apartostudent.com/cancellation-policy-ireland

We are sorry to hear you are having trouble getting back into Dublin. Please can you email us with full details of your current situation, where you are travelling from and any evidence you can provide of your current situation.

 

We will then review your situation and advise on next steps.

We are aware many universities have taken these precautionary measures. However, if you are enrolled on your course and your university has not cancelled it but have moved to online classes, then you will be expected to continue with your course and therefore still need to fulfil your tenancy contract for the 2020-21 academic year.

 

If the situation changes and your university decide to cancel the course, please contact us and provide accompanying evidence of the course cancellation so that we can review your situation.

We understand that there are circumstances out of your control, however, please don’t worry. We are continually monitoring Irish Government guidance on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and complying with this.

As the situation changes, there will also be updated guidance on travel and your university will be able to update you closer to the time of your course start date, so please refer to them for course updates.

If you have any concerns closer to the start of your 2020-21 tenancy agreement or your course is cancelled for 2020-21 entry, please get in contact with us so that we can advise further.

We understand that these are circumstances out of your control so you may be eligible to postpone the start of your tenancy agreement to a later date.

Any request to cancel or defer your 2020-21 tenancy agreement must be submitted in writing, with accompanying evidence to support your request. This will be reviewed by our Regional Management team, whose decision will be final. Read full details in our cancellation policy:

Ireland: https://apartostudent.com/cancellation-policy-ireland

We understand that these are circumstances out of your control so you may be eligible to postpone the start of your tenancy agreement to a later date.

Any request to cancel or defer your 2020-21 tenancy agreement must be submitted in writing, with accompanying evidence to support your request. This will be reviewed by our Regional Management team, whose decision will be final. Read full details in our cancellation policy:

Ireland: https://apartostudent.com/cancellation-policy-ireland

We understand that these are circumstances out of your control so you may be eligible to postpone the start of your tenancy agreement to a later date.

Any request to cancel or defer your 2020-21 tenancy agreement must be submitted in writing, with accompanying evidence to support your request. This will be reviewed by our Regional Management team, whose decision will be final. Read full details in our cancellation policy:

Ireland: https://apartostudent.com/cancellation-policy-ireland

We understand that these are circumstances out of your control so you may be eligible to postpone the start of your tenancy agreement to a later date.

Any request to cancel or defer your 2020-21 tenancy agreement must be submitted in writing, with accompanying evidence to support your request. This will be reviewed by our Regional Management team, whose decision will be final. Read full details in our cancellation policy:

Ireland: <a href=”https://apartostudent.com/cancellation-policy-ireland”>https://apartostudent.com/cancellation-policy-ireland</a>

We understand that these are circumstances out of your control so you may be eligible to postpone the start of your tenancy agreement to a later date.

Any request to cancel or defer your 2020-21 tenancy agreement must be submitted in writing, with accompanying evidence to support your request. This will be reviewed by our Regional Management team, whose decision will be final. Read full details in our cancellation policy:

Ireland: <a href=”https://apartostudent.com/cancellation-policy-ireland”>https://apartostudent.com/cancellation-policy-ireland</a>

We understand that these are circumstances out of your control so you may be eligible to postpone the start of your tenancy agreement to a later date.

Any request to cancel or defer your 2020-21 tenancy agreement must be submitted in writing, with accompanying evidence to support your request. This will be reviewed by our Regional Management team, whose decision will be final. Read full details in our cancellation policy:

Ireland: <a href=”https://apartostudent.com/cancellation-policy-ireland”>https://apartostudent.com/cancellation-policy-ireland</a>

If you decide to defer your university but already have a booking with us for 2020-21 the usual cancellation policy still applies, please see full details here:

Ireland: https://apartostudent.com/cancellation-policy-ireland

We understand that residents are concerned about Coronavirus and its impact on the universities and life in general. While there may be restricted access to transport and university campuses, rest assured our residence is still operating and our residence team is available for any support you need.

If you have a tenancy contract with us for 2019-20, aparto will continue to be your home and you can continue to live with us throughout your contract period. Remember that your room is your safe place and are not advising residents to leave their home.

If you need support with rent payments, please contact your property team who will consider your circumstances and provide advice.



COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The wellbeing of our staff, students and our wider community is of paramount importance and we are continually monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

We have complied with all HSE advice and guidance and will continue to take direction from the The Irish Goverment and HSE in all aspects of this situation.

We are communicating regularly with our students and staff. A working group, led by the Management Team, is overseeing the coordination of all relevant activities and liaison with the HSE.

We are monitoring the situation closely and we will continue to provide as much advice, care and support as we can.

Yes, aparto is currently operating as normal and will do so unless otherwise advised by the Department of Public Health or the HSE.

Yes, we are staying up to date with the latest guidance from all major universities in your city.

You could get the virus if you:

  • Come in close contact with someone who has the virus and is coughing or sneezing
  • Touch surfaces that someone who has the virus has coughed or sneezed on and you touch your eyes, nose or mouth

Anyone who may have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is advised to contact HSE Live (tel: 1850 24 1850) in Ireland.

Anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus, who has been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days should:

  • isolate themselves from other people – this means going into a different, well-ventilated room alone, with a phone;
  • telephone their GP, or emergency department – if this is not possible, telephone 112 or 999;

in a medical emergency (if you have severe symptoms) phone 112 or 999.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

For people working with the general public in the community and who are feeling well facemasks are not recommended because there is no evidence that using face masks in this setting is of any benefit in people who are not sick.  The most important action you can take to protect yourself is regular hand washing and good respiratory hygiene as outlined above.

You do not need to self-isolate unless you:

  • have been directly advised by the HSE (Ireland)
  • have been in contact with someone who has been tested positive for the Coronavirus
  • have recently travelled from areas affected by the Coronavirus. See full details of areas and symptoms.
  • experience any of the symptoms identified
  • have been tested as positive for the Coronavirus

Yes.  Contact tracing is undertaken by the HSE Public Health team and they will contact you directly if you have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

The HSE has provided advice on self-isolation. Read the advice here.

Please let the residence team know, so they are aware and can support where possible.

Anyone who may have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is advised to contact HSE Live (tel: 1850 24 1850) in Ireland.

We recommend you self-isolate until you receive feedback from the authorities.

In the event of a confirmed case, we will take appropriate action and let all residents know by email as soon as possible. We will also let residents know what we are doing in the building to minimise risk to others. This correspondence will be sent via the email address that residents have provided on their online portal. Resident safety is of the utmost importance to us and we continue to follow all government guidelines and advice.

We are following government advice on isolation if someone is showing virus symptoms or has travelled from affected areas. At the moment, we are not advising that residents leave our buildings but if this changes, we will inform all residents via email.

We appreciate this is a challenging and difficult time and we are doing all we can to support you. Please visit your residence Facebook group and the aparto social media channels for ideas of activities to stay healthy and entertained if you are isolating.

If you will need to travel, please check what you need to do using the official guidance from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In accordance with the statement from the Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, we will be closing our reception desk from Friday 13th March 2020 until Sunday 29th March 2020. Although we have made this decision, during this time we will continue to run building services such as security and maintenance. If there are any changes to the dates that this closure is applicable, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Please email the residence team or give them a call. Full contact details can be found on our website.

We recommend residents avoid ordering items online that will be delivered to reception. If you order anything, please be present to receive it. The reception will stop handling parcels from Friday 13th March 2020.

If you are in self-isolation, please communicate to the site team if you are expecting any medicine or food delivered and we will do our best to support their delivery to you.

Contact HSE Live (tel: 1850 24 1850). If you have an emergency dial 999 or 112.



Feedback

Feedback

We love to hear from you, so whether you want to share an idea, tell us what we could do even better, or even give us a little pat on the back if you like what we’re doing, you can drop us a line at hello@apartostudent.com.

You can view our complaints policy for our Ireland properties here.



General

General

If there’s a problem with your room or apartment, no matter how small, contact reception, fill in a quick repair form, and a member of our facilities team will be round to fix the problem as soon as possible.

We’re more than happy to listen to you. However, we’d advise talking to your university support team first. If you’d still like to speak with some at aparto, feel free to book an appointment with the Accommodation Manager – they’ll sit down for a chat if something’s worrying you.

Yep! You and your housemates will share a post box found in reception. You’ll all receive a key to check on your post, while parcels can be delivered to reception for the aparto team to look after – just be sure to bring ID with you when collecting.



Getting Around

Getting Around

There is no parking on site.

There is plenty of secure bike storage for our residents to use.



Moving Out

Moving Out

Before you go, you’ll need to pack up all your belongings and give your room a clean – we appreciate it if you leave it in the same condition as you found it. Hand back your fob/post box key when you check out; after that, head home and enjoy the rest of your summer.



My Apartment

My Apartment

Unless you’re staying in a twin room, the other rooms in this property are single occupancy, with a private en-suite shower room.

You and your housemates are, so it’s helpful to have a cleaning rota in place from the beginning so things don’t get too messy. You can bring your rubbish/recycling to the bin stores and all collections are included in your rental fee.

The aparto team will clean up these areas, but we appreciate if you could look after them in the meantime.

The property and its grounds are strictly non-smoking, but feel free to smoke outside of the building, off-site.



Room Allocation

Room Allocation

Yes of course, just choose the same apartment when making your selection online. If you don’t know anyone then don’t be concerned, the majority of our students move in on their own and soon make friends once they’re here.

Sure, just let us know your preference when making your booking.



Socialising

Socialising

Sure, your friends and family can visit, but you can only have one guest stay in your room, at a maximum of 2 nights a week. You must be present during the entire time of their stay and sign them in on arrival.

While your guest is on the premises, you are responsible for them – they must be signed in and out and follow all aparto regulations.

Yeah, go ahead, but we’d appreciate it if you’re considerate of other students living in the building and you clean up the place afterwards.



Summer bookings

Summer bookings

You will need to be a student in full time education, either in the UK or your own country. If you have finished University and are completing an internship of work programme you can stay in our residence if you have not yet graduated from your course.

As Summer stays are limited to 10 weeks, you will need to make a full payment up front, before you arrive at the residence. Your booking is not complete until payment is made and until payment is made the room is not secured. Summer stays do not require a deposit payment.

You can check into the room at 16:00 on the day of your check-in. On the day of your check-out you will have to vacate the room by 10:00. If you do arrive early for your check in, you may be able to get your keys early if the room is ready, if not you can relax in one of our communal areas until it is clean.

Our receptions are staffed 24 hours a day. However, if you are planning to arrive at the weekend or out of office hours (09:00 – 17:00) it is best to either phone ahead or email first. If the reception is closed when you arrive it is most likely as the team member is helping another resident. In this case you should press the buzzer and call the security number for assistance

All rooms come with a bed, desk, wardrobe and other bedroom furniture. If you have booked an Ensuite or Studio you will have a private bathroom, if you have booked a Shared House or Town House you will share a bathroom between two. Studios have cooking facilities in the rooms and all other rooms have shared cooking facilities including hobs, ovens, microwaves and a fridge/freezer.

Our rooms are not like a traditional hotel, and do not come with bedding, towels, bathroom supplies or cooking equipment, so we advise you to either bring your own or purchase in advance from our partners, UniKitOut. All rooms will come with a toilet roll.

If there are rooms available, you should be able to extend your stay after you have moved in. Please speak to the accommodation team while in the building to arrange an extension.

Yes, you are free to leave when you like, however you will not be liable for a refund unless another student takes over your booking. Please let our team’s know when you are planning on checking out



Viewing a Room

Viewing a Room

Want to explore Beckett House further? Please call us on +353 1 531 0330 or complete our tour booking form to arrange a viewing.

Please meet us in reception: Beckett House, Gardiner St, Dublin 1, Ireland

No worries, let us know and we’ll make any necessary changes.

You’ll see all the communal areas including the common room, study room, gym and outdoor areas. We’ll also show you around an apartment and bedroom.



What’s Included?

What’s Included?

You do! Wi-Fi is included, and there’s also a broadband connection on your desk in the room.

Yes, you’ll find a TV in your communal lounge area, but we don’t provide a TV Licence and students are responsible for splitting this annual charge amongst their housemates.

You’ll find a hob and oven/microwave, along with a fridge/freezer and plenty of storage.

Be sure to bring your own utensils, dishes, pots/pans and other small appliances though.

Unless it’s for storing prescribed medication, the only fridges allowed are those already in the kitchen.

We don’t supply bedding so be sure to bring your own sheets, duvets and pillows with you.

Residents get a laundry card, or they can download a phone app, that can be topped up with credit.

Sure, feel free to put up posters, photos of your friends and anything else that makes you feel at home. We just ask that the room is returned to its original state when you check out.



Your Tenancy Agreement

Your Tenancy Agreement

No, the licence fee will be due in August or if paying in instalments you can pay half in August and half in January.

Yes, by all means – as long as it’s between the start and end of your tenancy agreement, feel free to stay whenever you want.

Sorry, you can only move in once your tenancy has started.

Sorry, once the tenancy dates are set, we can’t amend them.