We have been busy at CollegeCribs.ie HQ working on some home renovations. For over 13 years, we have been helping students in Ireland find their college crib. We wanted to build on top of this long history and help connect students and landlords together for many more years to come.
Say hi to our new look
The first thing you will notice is the new CollegeCribs.ie logo and branding. We are super excited about this new look and feel it perfectly captures everything we are about - a fresh, accommodation search engine, tailored specifically for students. If you are reading this on a tablet or mobile phone, you will also notice the site has been designed to respond to whatever device you are using. The ability to go online whenever and wherever you like is now made possible with our new responsive design - there is now nothing stopping you searching for your college crib on the bus, in the park or at home on the couch!
Searching for a new crib is now better than ever!
Our search functionality is fundamental in helping you find your perfect college crib. We have invested heavily is this feature to make it as simple and effective as possible: Simply start your search by typing your college, city or town into the search bar on the home page and our intelligent search offers up suggestions to choose from. This means you can search for 'ucd', or 'cork university' or 'santry' and you will be taken directly to the most relevant student accommodation listings.
The search results page is perhaps our favourite feature of the new site. It combines both the search listings and an interactive map to make for an impressive experience. Search filters allow you to refine your search using the most relevant options when it comes to finding that perfect crib - radius from college, rental price, accommodation must haves, to mention a few. The whole experience makes searching, comparing and choosing your ideal home-from-home intuitive and effortless.
Accommodation details at your fingertips
We have also completely refreshed the accommodation details page. Here you want a clean, yet informative page detailing the information that is important when deciding where you want to live while studying at college. As the saying goes, pictures tell a thousand words, and we have positioned them front and centre so that you can get a real appreciation of what the accommodation actually looks like. One of the unique features we introduced over a decade ago was detailing individual bedrooms and breaking down the cost at the per bedroom basis. We have taken this a step further to provide even more insight into the bedroom breakdown - you can now read a more detailed description of that specific room, see what bedroom features it has and even get an idea for its size. Another innovation we led with all those years ago is still unique to CollegeCribs.ie and one of the most valuable pieces of information to a student - distance to nearby colleges. All nearby college distances are provided and help you clearly identify the accommodation's proximity to your college.
Taking the hassle out of adding a new advert
Having listened to landlord's feedback, adding a new accommodation advert and the management of it are your core concerns. Here, we spent a lot of time making sure the workflow to add a new advert is as smooth and straightforward as possible. We guide you through the process step-by-step, providing tips along the way to create attractive and engaging adverts. You can add as much or as little detail as you think appropriate and are asked about the accommodation features that students are most interested in.
Your listing insights
Now you have created a beautiful advert, want to see how well it is performing? Easy, the new My Listings page provides insights into how many searches it has been in, how many page viewings it has had and how many email enquiries you have received. The My Listings page also allows you to promote your advert to have an even greater impact. While standard advertising remains free on CollegeCribs.ie, we are truly excited about the new promotions we have curated that can make a big difference to your advert and drive more students your way:
We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on our new site.
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