My friend and I will be going to Dublin end of August. I am finding many hotels already booked and so I turned next to Craigslist. I am finding several very nice (at least in the ad) and fairly priced places to stay. However, they want a security deposit ($300-500) now to get a confirmation. This seems suspicious as why we would give them the refundable security deposit now before we even set foot in the place. I don't want to get scammed but it would be nice to spend our time in one of these apartments. Has anyone rented an apartment in Dublin and if so, what was your experience. Any other words of wisdom. Thanks.