Hey, if you are here, you want to know what it’s like to be in a roommate with other people because it may be your first time or you don’t know which student accommodation to take and you wait for my opinion.
First, in Sligo, there are several students accommodations and the one where I was called Yeats Village.
I don’t know if it’s better or worse than the others but for a relatively reasonable price of 1782 € for 4 months, the residence was complete, there was a living room and a common kitchen, and each people had its own bedroom and bathroom.
Otherwise, for me, it was the first time I was roomming with strangers abroad and it was a really good experience. After that, it really depends with who we are, but for my part, my roommates were awesome, one was called Julien and was in business school and the other, Jérémy, was in the same engineering school as me but at Lyon, both was french like me.
However, being in colocation means that there are rules to respect, that is to say to leave clean and accessible the commonplaces and not to enter in the private places of the others without their authorization what seems normal.
Afterwards, for cleaning tasks and cooking, there was not too much difficulty. Julien not being in the same school as us and so not having the same schedules had become autonomous on food and others.
So for cleaning tasks such as to wash the dishes, we switched with Jérémy. For washing the laundry, we washed in common to save money. However, you should know that the laundry machines only accept coins of 1€ and that is 5€, so either you have to provide money or you could exchange with Joe, the administrative person who was in charge of Yeats Village.
For the kitchen, most of the basic utensils were available as a stove, a saucepan, a hot plate or an oven. Afterwards, personally, I like to cook at home so I used it and it was an opportunity to test new recipes.
Finally, I highly recommend this residence and take roommate.