ACET offers two excellent choices of accommodation to our students. All our accommodation options are quality controlled by our accommodation team and reviewed by our students after every stay.


Homestay accommodation is on a half board basis from Monday to Friday with breakfast and an evening meal and full board basis (light lunch) during the weekend. Homes are included in our panel of homestays following a visit from the accommodation services administrator. Houses are located in good residential areas of Cork and on a bus route. Clients should expect an average of 35 minutes travelling time to ACET. The main selection criteria are a friendly atmosphere and clean comfortable surroundings.

  • Single or twin room with adequate space for storing clothes.
  • Sufficient bed linen to be warm.
  • Weekly change of bed linen.
  • Desk in bedroom OR a suitable place in the house to study.
  • Access to bathroom and hot water at all times.
  • Light laundry facilities (underwear, t-shirts etc).
  • Continental breakfast, evening meal. Light lunch is provided at weekends.
  • Only one client of any one mother tongue per homestay.

Quality assurance of ACET Homestays - We give our homestay hosts strict guidelines to follow and we have a "Homestay Handbook" to guide hosts and make sure cultural differences are understood. Clients fill an evaluation questionnaire on the Thursday of their first week to allow us to check the welfare of each client. If a problem necessitates a change of homestay, the client is changed within 24 hours. Clients also fill a monthly and end of course evaluation questionnaire which allows for continual monitoring of homes.

Student Residence

These apartments (30 minutes walk or 10 minutes by bus) are available from June to August. Clients have a single room in an apartment they share with other clients. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen and a living room with a television. Bed linen is supplied. Clients must provide their own towels. Nationality / gender mix is not guaranteed.

  • Single room
  • Self catering
  • 5-7 clients sharing an apartment
  • 30 minutes' walk from ACET and from the city centre
  • Fully fitted kitchen/living room all cooking utensils and appliances
  • Internet access
  • Bed linen provided
  • Nationality/gender mix not guaranteed

Hotels & Guesthouses

  • Gresham Metropole (3 star) - Mac Curtain Street, Cork city centre
    5 minute walk to ACET
  • Clarion Hotel (4 star) - Lapps Quay, Cork city centre
    10 minute walk to ACET
  • Gabriel House Guesthouse - Summerhill North, Cork
    5 minute walk to ACET

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