The striking image of the long queue to view the two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment on the Lee Road in Cork was posted on Twitter by a student at UCC, Tom Redmond.
He said he is currently searching for reasonably priced accommodation close to UCC and is finding the hunt extremely difficult.
Another viewer, primary school teacher Cailín O’Shea, who is looking for accommodation with her boyfriend, said the viewing was “depressing and enlightening”.
Speaking to The Echo, Cailín explained that she and her boyfriend had been living and working abroad for the last few months and now wanted to move to Cork.
“We have a good few friends who were house-hunting in Cork around this time last year, so we kinda knew what to expect.”
She said that the property agency just turned the key and stood outside as everyone who was queuing filed in together to view the apartment.