If you’re planning a trip to Galway but don’t want to break the bank, here are some of the very best spots to stay on a budget. Whether it’s in the bunk beds of a hostel or the comfort of a boutique hotel, groups, couples and solo travellers alike will find a good night’s rest at these Galway locations…
If you’re on the prowl for a high-quality, great value hostel that’s right in the centre of the action, Kinlay Hostel is for you! It has the bustling Eyre Square at its front door so its the perfect base for backpackers, tourists and holidaymakers. Each bed has its own all-round curtain that ensures maximum privacy, as well as charging sockets, USB and lights. From City Centre and Connemara to Clifden and the Islands, the team will help you arrange tours to some of the county’s best attractions - nice one!
Merchants Road, Eyre Square, // Book Here
Forster St // Book Here
Galway Bay Sea View Apartments
For larger groups and longer stays, Galway Bay Sea View Apartments cater to groups of up to six people and offer a spectacular view of Galway Bay and Clare Mountains from their Salthill location. With the beach and the picturesque Blackrock Diving Tower mere feet away, it's the holiday destination of a lifetime. Each apartment is bright and spacious, with a fully-equipped kitchen and a touch of luxury that doesn’t go amiss. Allowing visitors to bring the comforts of home with them on their stay, there’s a reason these apartments are so very popular!
The Promenade, Salthill // Book Here
Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel
Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel is the perfect base for exploring the Connemara wilderness. Nestled in the countryside half-way between Maam Cross and Clifden is Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel, a small, friendly Irish-owned independent hostel. They have so many facilities we could be here all day, but it includes: free Wi-Fi, homemade breakfasts, a fully equipped kitchen to use, washing/drying facilities and much more!
Ben Lettery, Connemara // Book Here
Comprising seven varied en suite bedrooms, Over Massimo provides its guests with incredible comfort, but it’s the location that makes this spot so popular! Surrounded by some of the best restaurants and pubs Galway’s got to offer, soaking up the unique atmosphere and adopting the laid back pace of the Westend is an ideal way to spend a trip to Galway.
10 William Street West, Galway’s Westend // Book Here
above: Over Massimo
Alcock and Brown Hotel
This boutique style hotel is at the epicentre of all the activity in Clifden. Alcock and Brown Hotel is just a stone throws away from the immersive beauty of Connemara. Once you choose it as your base for exploring, you'll truly appreciate just how much Clifden has to offer. From taking a spin down the scenic Sky Road to visiting the iconic Kylemore Abbey, there's never a dull moment. Book directly by calling 095-21880 and keep your eyes peeled for all the unmissable budget offers from Alcock and Brown Hotel.
Market Square, Clifden // Book Here
The Sliding Rock
A landmark B&B that is only a stone's throw from the city's bustling streets, The Sliding Rock’s nine bedrooms are convenient for both international tourists and Irish visitors alike. Your stay here will include a delicious breakfast, with breakfast options including; full Irish, mini Irish, veg breakfast. porridge and bacon & eggs. It is one of Galway city’s go to venues for all your eating, drinking and sleeping needs.
Newcastle Rd // Book Here
The Lane Boutique Residence
A tranquil base in the centre of the city, The Lane is positioned right around the corner from Eyre Square and is just a short stroll away from all the city’s bus and train stations. It's ideal for all weary travelers. After a long day of soaking up the culture and an even longer night spent between a number of Galway’s best boozers, falling into the crisp linen sheets at this boutique residence will be a dream.
Kiltartan House, Forster Street // Book Here
Nestled in the beautiful seaside village of Kinvara, the 4 star Kinvara Guesthouse offers the perfect retreat for anyone looking to explore the West coast. Situated only a short drive from Galway city and Burren National Park, it's the perfect point to set off on all your adventures. Just steps from the shores of Galway Bay, at this guesthouse you can enjoy a stay that's comfortable and easy with a breakfast menu that will leave you spoilt for choice.
The Square, Kinvara // Book Here
An oldie but a goldie, Woodquay Hostel was a hostel before hostels were even a thing. Offering both private en suites and mixed dorms, it’s an ideal spot to stay with a group of mates or for mingling with some fellow visitors. Here it's all about great value, great vibes and having a great time. They offer walking tours, pub crawls and are known for their warm Irish welcome, this is one hostel that will have you feeling right at home.
23/24 Woodquay // Book Here
The Huntsman Inn
The Huntsman Inn offers have a 12 room boutique hotel with a popular bar and restaurant, overlooking the shores of Lough Atalia. The rooms are modern and offer tea and coffee making facilities and a TV with a DVD player, along with a hairdryer and ironing supplies. During your stay, they also offer free Wi-Fi and Free private parking. Downstairs they have an award-winning restaurant prepares seasonal dishes using the finest local produce. Meals can be enjoyed with drinks from the bar, which offers a wide selection of wine and artisan beers.
164 College Rd, Wellpark // Book Here
Lodge at The Old Barracks
If you're busy exploring the best bits that Galway has to offer, a night spent in the historic surroundings of Athenry is a must. Stay in complete comfort at the award winning Lodge at The Old Barracks. It's in an ideal spot for exploring the area and makes for a great base for discovering everything along the Wild Atlantic Way. With their restaurant on site, you won't have to go too far to enjoy a delicious meal before falling into bed.
Cross St, Athenry // Book Here
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