FAQ

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIVING AT NIDO

Have a few questions about Nido? We've put together some answers to what might be on your mind. However, if you can't find a question you were looking for don't hesitate to contact us, our team will happily answer any questions you may have.

Nido is home away from home to all students that are 17 years of age or over, from any college, university or third level institution and from any country in the world.

There are a few requirements you need to meet in order to stay with us. You need to prove that you are at least one of the following:
– a student who is taking a full-time course
– a student on an organised study-abroad programme
– a student enrolled full-time in a language school
– a student conducting a work placement course as part of a degree-granting programme
– all PhD Students and any Post-Doctoral Researchers who can provide written evidence of studies from supervisor

You’re able to book from the age of 17 at the time of check-in, please speak to management curraheenpoint@nidostudent.com for more details on under 18 policy

We’ve tried to make booking an easy process for you. Here are the steps you can take once you’re ready to book:

1. Choose your residence – Curraheen Point, Cork
2. Choose your roomtype – Ensuite or Studio?
3. Hit the book button

There is no lottery, you can secure your room online today in just a few easy steps.

Or you can speak directly to the team to book. For Curraheen Point if calling from Ireland please ring (021)2028097 or if calling from outside Ireland please ring: +353 21 202 8097 or email us at CurraheenPoint@NidoStudent.com

We know that not everyone’s requirements are the same which is why we offer a variety of contract lengths. At Curraheen Point, we offer semester, summer and full-year stays.

Semester stays have a duration of approximately 20 weeks. We offer semester stays for the remainder of 20/21 as well as Semester 1 stays for 21/22.
Our full-year stays have a duration of 38 weeks or 51 weeks, with starting date 28/08/2021. We also offer flexible summer stays of a few weeks, get in contact with us. We may have flexibility on contract lengths depending on time of year please contact curraheenpoint@nidostudent.com to discuss.

When making your online booking, please make sure that you check both the contract length and the cancellation policy before you hit the confirmation button.

– Ensuite rooms: Shared apartments with your own bathroom. The kitchen and living room areas are shared.
– Studio rooms: If you prefer your privacy, our Studio rooms have your own bathroom and kitchen area.

Find out more about our rooms on the Curraheen Point residence page.

2020/2021
To secure your room and complete your booking for the remainder of 2020/21, you’ll only be required to sign the agreement for your room. There is no holding deposit required.

2021/2022
To secure your room and complete your booking for 2021/22, you’ll be required to sign the agreement for your room and pay €100 holding deposit, which will be deducted from your first/only instalment.

Once you’ve chosen your Nido room, you’ll need to secure it with us by accepting the agreement for your room and paying the €100 advance license fee. Both these steps need to be completed to reserve your room until the start of your stay. The advance license fee will however be deducted from the first (or only) instalment of your accommodation fee.

You can pay your license fee in full or you can choose for a payment plan of 4 to 10 instalments. If you’re paying in full, the total amount will be due before your arrival. If you’ve opted for a payment plan of 4 or 10 instalments, the first payment doesn’t need to be paid upon booking, however it will need to be paid at least 2 weeks before your arrival. Please note paying in instalments will require a guarantor.

Yes, the agreement for your room, which you are required to accept in order to complete your booking and secure your room, is a legally binding contract.

Yes, there is a cooling-off period of 24 hours. Please also see below regarding terminating your agreement and cancelling your booking.

Nido Student offers a fair cancellation policy, please note cancellations must be submitted in writing to curraheenpoint@nidostudent.com and must be emailed by the student not the parent.

If you wish to vacate or terminate during the course of your tenancy, please be advised you should submit a written notice of 28 days notice to vacate, you will be liable for rent up until 28 days after the date of your letter or e-mail. After the 28 days you will no longer be liable for the rent.

All bills (water, gas and electricity) are all included in your room fee, so you don’t need to worry about paying the utility bills on time.

If you wish to terminate the agreement for your room during your period of residence, you should contact the reception team to discuss the option of a room agreement takeover.

If you choose to pay by instalment (4 or 10 payments) or are a 17 year old resident then an Ireland-based guarantor is required. You choose your guarantor and enter their information as part of the booking process. We will then get in touch with them directly to confirm.

If you are unable to source a guarantor, please use a third party service, contact curraheenpoint@nidostudent.com for details of services available in Ireland.

Before making your first instalment, you will need to submit your proof that you are a registered student. We will accept the following
• Proof of registration from Academic Records office of college
• Acceptance or offer letter from course director
• CAO offer letter or acceptance

Irish students (only) will need to submit their PPSN with their documentation. During check in, students must have acceptable photo ID, this includes passport, public services card, drivers licence or age card.

If you need to move in before your contract starts please check with curraheenpoint@nidostudent.com for availability.

Although we love fluffy animals, pets are not permitted at Nido Curraheen Point. However assistant/support animals are welcome provided that evidence of same is provided by the student, this includes verification from the disability support officer of your college

We do allow day and night guests, however, for your own safety and security, there are a few guest policies in place:
– You can have unlimited guests visiting during the day between 9am and 10.30pm subject to covid restrictions
– For overnight stays, one guest can stay for a maximum of three consecutive nights. Any guest staying longer than this must be discussed with management and may not stay more than 8 consecutive nights
– All guests must be 18 years of age or over

You will have to sign in your guests, and they must bring a photo ID to gain entry into the building

We have laundry rooms in all of our Nido complexes. You’ll have 24-hour access to washers and dryers.

Price for washing: €3.50
Price for drying: €2.70

Payment is done through an app that you can download and use as you wish

For any other questions on laundry, speak to the team as they’ll be happy to help.

We have accessible rooms available at all our residences. We want to make sure that everyone is able to have a safe and comfortable stay with us. Please let us know about any medical information or disabilities on your application or contact us directly to find out more. Nido will be happy to liaise with your college disability support officer to meet your needs.

Contents insurance is not currently included in the rent.

In our ensuite rooms you will find:
– A small double bed
– Study desk, chair and storage space
– Ensuite bathroom with shower, sink & toilet
– Wardrobe with hanging space and shelving

Our studio rooms include:
– A small double bed
– Wardrobe with hanging space & shelving
– Ensuite bathroom with shower, sink & toilet
– Study desk & chair
– Breakfast bar and kitchenette with storage, hob, microwave oven and fridge
– A TV

Lastly, our kitchen/living room spaces include:
– A shared kitchen with storage, hob, combi microwave oven, oven and fridge
– A dining area with a dining table
– A lounge area with sofas and a TV

For more information on our rooms, please visit the roomspages on our website.

Your kitchen comes with some cooking and eating utensils, however we strongly advise also bringing some additional items if needed, please note our hobs are induction ready so please ensure your items are compatible.

We do not provide linen as they tend to be personal items, so please bring your own bedding/pillows/towels. You can order these to the complex in advance of your arrival and they will be in your room when you arrive. Please liaise with staff to organise

Yes, we have high speed Wifi throughout each Nido so you can be connected at all times. More information on how to connect will be provided upon your arrival.

We’re even the first student accommodation building in Ireland to have been awarded a Silver rating by Wired Score, this means guaranteed connectivity everywhere in the building and our WiFi is supper fast and reliable, plus you’re able to connect from day one.

Cleaning services of your room and flat are not included in your stay. However, we ensure all common spaces and corridors are regularly cleaned.

TVs are provided in our studio rooms and our shared kitchen/lounges so also for everyone who has booked an ensuite room.

Dual occupancy is available in studios only, students are not permitted to share ensuite rooms. Please note both tenants must be students.

Room changes are decided on a cases by cases basis and subject to availability. Please speak to reception for more details.

We encourage everyone to bring their bikes to university as it makes for a much more environmentally friendly way to get around town. In fact, all of our Nidos have bike storage available. Simply speak to the team to book your space. Bikes must only be stored in the specified bike stores. You are advised to take out contents insurance that covers loss or damage to your bike, Nido are not liable for any damage, theft or loss of bikes in the bike store.

Our maintenance teams are available to help with any issues or questions. They’re also available for any emergencies during the weekends.

If you do experience any maintenance issues during your stay, please email reception with your maintenance requests. The team will update you on the progress of the job and book a time with you for accessing your room.

We don’t allow smoking inside your residence, but you’re free to do so in the designated smoking areas. These are located at the front of reception and the centre courtyard. Smoking inside, in the bike store, bin store or at rear of building is strictly forbidden.

If you like to share the same communal kitchen and living area with your friends, you can choose to live with your friends by selecting the same apartment number when you book with us. Please note, this is subject to availability, so ensure to book in advance. Please contact us when you need any help in choosing your rooms.

You can personalise your room, as long as you’re able to return your room at the end of your contract in the orginal state. You will be recharged for any damages on your room, such as holes, nails or glue marks on the wall.

Our reception team will accept parcels on your behalf during office hours where possible. We will then send you an email to inform you your package is ready for collection.

At Curraheen point, we do not offer parking facilities on-site, however we have partnered up with a nearby car park to accommodate those who need a parking spot. Please contact the residence team for more information on the costs.