LIPA doesn't have it's own halls so you're on your own booking some accommodation. There are a few accommodation places recommended to you in first year by the University. At the time I thought most people stayed with Unite which was the most expensive. I therefore bit the bullet of the price and lived there for the year. I had endless issues there and the unhelpful staff were very unwilling to help apart from wanting to take more money from you. In today's world however, another accommodation provider, Agnes Jones House has been refurbished and is under new management. It still means sharing a couple of bathrooms, but its far better value and is now where most LIPA first years stay. After first year, friendship groups are quickly formed and most people seek private land lord accommodation or live in the student village Cathedral Campus. After first year the accommodation is all very easy to come by.