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You wont go wrong with these: Somewhere to keep the rain off

Really all budgets are catered for from 5 star luxury to back packer’s hostels. Where possible I tend to stay in locally owned hotels and stay away from the international chains. But at the end of the day, 'you pays your money and you takes your choice.'
If your budget can stretch to it, The Great Southern Hotel in Eyre Square is a wonderful experience, particularly at Christmas. Old World charm and hospitality combined with one of the best restaurants in Galway. Currently being renovated (I’m told ‘sympathetically’) it reopens in spring 2003
Brennan's Yard hotel is a medium budget choice, offering a great central location and superb value for money. Ask for one of the few rooms with a balcony (there are at no extra charge) overlooking the port.
Kinlay House hostel: 30 seconds from the Great Southern with another great location. Budget accommodation that is clean, friendly and safe. Dorms available along with a few en-suite double rooms. Booking well in advance is advised.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written February 4, 2003
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Ashford Castle: The height of Irish luxury

This really is five star luxury. James Bond actor Brosnan hired the whole place out for his wedding ! I had rather hoped that he would offer be a fortune to get out of our room whilst he was resident. Unfortunately I stayed there for my Honeymoon the week after his. Damn.

The Castle setting is very impressive with the lake behind and a 9-hole golf course in front.
One one of the holes Gary Player made it in two shots - and when you look at the severe dog-leg you realise quite what an achievemnent it was.
Just look at the website to see the quality of the place. If you ask, and you are a resident, they will also give you a tour of the place including the most expensive suite (wow!)

Very relaxing location nice walking and sports including Salmon fishing right in front of the hotel.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Written May 9, 2008

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Four Winds B&B: Lovely B&B in Salthill

We arrived in Salthill road weary & frazzled, this having been our first long day of driving. Our first impression of Four Winds was "we can't afford this", as we took in the enchanting gardens, beautiful views and a conservatory. We were greeted warmly by our hostess and shown to our room. The room was small but comfortable and well decorated.

One Caveat, this is NOT a B&B for those with CAT Allergies, as there is a cat in residence

Conservatory was a wonderful place to start the day with breakfast
Breakfast was absolute delicious and all organic.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Singles, Women's Travel
  • Written November 24, 2006

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A short drive north of the...

A short drive north of the city of Galway is the town of Corandula and Cregg Castle. This is a wonderful B&B experience. It may not be Ashford Castle's 5 star establishement, but it IS a wonderful little Castle. And the lovely people who run it make this a personal favorite. I can't recommend Cregg Castle highly enough!!!!!

marvelous hosts, warm hospitality, great music in the evening, and excellent food!!!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written September 12, 2002
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SON AMAR: GREAT B&B OUTSIDE GALWAY CITY

The Son Amar in Orenmore just outside Galway City came highly recommended. It lived up to our expectations. This was the view from our window which overlooked Galway Bay. It was inexpensive and perfect.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Beaches, Historical Travel
  • Written September 12, 2002
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Sacre Coeur/Sacre Ceour and O'Flaherty's Hostel: Memories or Horror Nights

In Galway town I seem to attract lousy accommodation apparently... in 1990 we stayed in O'Flaherty's hostel - in a room which looked like a garage and smelled like a rabbit cage (see picture). In 2001 we stayed in a B&B which was called Sacre Coeur on one side of its sign - and Sacre Ceour on the other ;-) And the rooms were ... hmmm let's say ... basic!
Hostel: 4 IEP incl. breakfast
B&B: 17.00 IEP but not worth it!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written September 12, 2002
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"The Thatch": Galway Thatch Roof Cottage

We stayed a week here in September of "07. The cottage was just wonderful. Amenities include kitchen with all the nessisary cooking implements, including coffee maker,teapot (and even a waffel iron), two showers (one in bath and one off the larger bedroom), three bedrooms with sleeping for five,hairdryer,iron,telivision,radio and towels and bedding.
In addition there is a large fireplace in the main room and an ample supply of peat sod to feed the fire,and a washer and dryer so you can catch up on your travel laundry.
The cottage is off the street at the end of a gated lane, very private and secure. In front is a three sided walled garden area and out the back window is a meadow with two beautiful horses.(one friendly and looking for hand outs, one more reserved) Located at the edge of town it's about a 15 to 20 min. walk to city center. If you don't want to walk there's a bus stop within 1/4 mile, or a cab ride will cost about 7 and a half euro to downtown.
Although this cottage is over 100 years old it has been lovinly redone to be as comfortable as posible while maintaining it's original flavor. The owner was very kind and helpful and we enjoyed our stay. If we return to Galway I wouldn't stay anywhere else.
I'd recomend this place to anyone with the exception of a particularly large person. The showers are pretty small and there is no tub. It was a close fit for me. (I'm 6'5" and close to 300 lbs.) I have some friends who just would not have fit into the shower.
Other than that it's perfect for a small group or family, and much less expensive than a hotel or B&B.

The Thatch is close to the city, with shopping,dining and nightlife within easy reach, but FEELS like the Irish Countryside. A perfect blend of the two.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written October 12, 2007
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Sleepzone

Sleepzone, just round the corner from Eyre square is a new hostel, very clean and has all the neccessary facilities including a good big kitchin. It costs 50 euro for a double.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 26, 2003
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A pub with your name on it, cant be bad!


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Arch View Hostel: Arch View Hostel



The reason this hostel is included is NOT because it is recommended. On the contrary, I feel obliged to steer people away from this place. They are badly organised, filthy and generally unpleasant.

It is probably the cheapest hostel in Galway but trust me, you'd rather spend the extra £4 or £5 and go to a better hostel.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written August 26, 2002

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Don't think there is a name...

Don't think there is a name for it. Easily recognisable by the color of the house - orange.
Reasonable

Nice, clean and cosy with Irish breakfast

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  • Written August 26, 2002
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There are many B&B's, hotels,...

There are many B&B's, hotels, hostels and private rental cottages available. We rented a cottage in Ballyvaughan for the week. The cottage was beautiful, large and spacious, very well appointed. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. The cottages were the Ballyvaughan Village & Cottages.
The cost of the cottage for one week was 295 euros, about 180 pounds sterling and it could accommodate 4 people.

The cottage had its own private garden, tv and video and washer/dryer and joy of joys a dishwasher.

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  • Written August 25, 2002
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B&B: Bed and Breakfast

Bed and breakfast places are plenty, and inexpensive, and usually with very friendly hosts. They are also a great way to meet interesting fellow travellers.
However, during peak season- summers- you would still be advised to beware the big rush and make advance bookings...

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Family Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written August 25, 2002
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'ISLAND COTTAGES'-...

'ISLAND COTTAGES'- SELF-CATERING TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD IN CONNEMARA.
AVAILABLE BY WEEKLY RENTAL ONLY.

GREAT LOCATION BESIDE THE SEA.VERY WELL SET OUT TO INCLUDE ALL FACILITIES THAT YOU WOULD EXPECT TO FIND IN A SELF-CATERING COTTAGE.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written August 24, 2002
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There's plenty of all types of...

There's plenty of all types of accomodation here.
If you like to be pampered the Corrib Hotel is the place to be. The food is great, and you have a gym and leisure centre, and more importantly very friendly service. It is a mile or two from the centre of town but you can get a taxi. I would suggest booking the taxi early, as I'd to wait 40mins the last time I was there.
For more reasonable accomodation, I'd say The Jury's Inn, on the docks close to the city centre would suit you.
It costs £50 per room per night, and you can sleep as many per room as you please.
To stay right in the centre The Skeffington is a beautiful Hotel to stay in. It has just been renovated recently. It is situated right in the heart of Galway, Eyre Square. You can walk out the door and straight down shop street.
They are all very busy places so book early.

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  • Written August 24, 2002

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Beach Haven Cottage in Carna,...

Beach Haven Cottage in Carna, County Galway boosted 3 bedrooms, kitchen, eating area, full bath on the first floor and a sitting area on the second with a big picture window view of the Atlantic 50 ft or less from your door. There was central heat and two peat burning fireplaces....one in the sitting area and one in the dining area. The house was sparsely furnished( not a lot of knicknacks but all the comforts of home) and had all appliances and cookware needed, and bedding. Very private retreat by the sea. If interested contact Brid Mulkerins, Leenane Development at conamara@indigo.ie They will give you the rates. We paid $300 American a week in the off season of Sept/Oct. I want to go back so in giving up this secret sanctuary, I hope it will still be available! ( Pleas tell Brid that Marshall and Cher from Michigan recommended her place) You will not be disappointed!
$300 American from Sat to Sat off season.

Reasonable, great views and walks, not for swimming but beach near by. Walled yard with a gate. picnic table. 2 peat burning stoves. well equiped kitchen. Coin operated electric. The Mulkerrins are a young professional couple who are willing to show you how anything works. The electricity was about 1 Irish $ a day....more if we used the electric clothes dryer.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written August 24, 2002
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