Student Accommodation


Active Language Learning offers several different types of student accommodation options. From total family emersion to independent living students can choose an accommodation selection that suits them. With our geographical advantage many students are in a position to either walk to school or avail of the short bus or metro facilities within the town.

This geographical dominance also has the added advantage of being only a twenty minute metro journey from Dublin city centre. Thus offering easy and relaxing commute times with the main attractions also within easy reach.


One of the best and most popular ways to learn English is to emerge yourself in an Irish homestay. Carefully chosen families who all live within reach of the centre are available to students all year. Private bedrooms are offered by experienced families who warmly welcome students into their homes. Executive Homestays are also offered catering for students who wish to avail of private bathroom.

Our accommodations manager visits every family who apply to Active Language Learning and monitors from student feedback on a constant basis. Full family details are sent to students prior to their arrival and contact is encouraged between both parties to establish common social goals. Full board includes breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal. Also included is hot water at all times, laundry facilities (dry cleaning not included) and all general common family lifestyle living.


On the edge of the town and just 15 minutes from Dublin city centre but a totally different experience. Base yourself by the sea in Dun Laoghaire, and experience so much more than Dublin City Centre in Marina House Hostel.

Dun Laoghaire is a busy sea port town in South Dublin. Whether you are looking to sail, windsurf, mountain climb, hill walk, go shopping, pub crawl, eat good sea food, go to the theatre or simply relax by a warm cosy fireplace, Marina House is the place for you!

Within walking distance to the ferry port and the DART, Dublin ‘s local train system, which provides easy access to Dublin city centre (15 mins) and many scenic areas along the coast of Dublin and County Wicklow.

For further information and booking visit who will be happy to help you with any queries.


Active Language Learning has a choice of varying star rated hotels and bed and breakfasts also all in the Dun Laoghaire area. From three to five star accommodation Dun Laoghaire is world famous for its hospitality standards. The hotels and B&B’s most commonly choosen by our students and reccomended are:

The Haddington House Hotel

Rochestown Lodge hotel & Spa

The Royal Marine Hotel

Windsor Lodge Bed & Breakfast