The best Irish Airbnbs, from Dublin to Galway
Culdaff Beach, Donegal. Shawn Williams
Just a stone’s throw from the UK, Ireland is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe, especially if you’re a fan of wild natural scenery, great hospitality and mouth-watering drinks. Check into one of Ireland’s top Airbnbs and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
Whether you want to sip a Guinness in a welcoming Dublin pub, drive to charming villages like Doolin or cycle the Wild Atlantic Way, there’s plenty to experience on a trip to Ireland this year.
The tiny island is famous for its soaring cliffs, warm smiles and bustling towns, and there’s also an abundance of hidden gems to discover. You can easily spend a weekend in the cities of Galway, Cork, Dublin or Kilkenny, or spend a few days exploring Ireland’s natural attractions, from the Cliffs of Clare to Moher to Killary Harbor in Connemara, the only Irish Fjord.
Whatever you have planned for your trip to Ireland, like golf (go Royal County Down), walking (see the Royal Canal Greenway) or a Michelin-starred restaurant (try Galway’s Aniar Restaurant), you’ll want to find a comfortable place to stay.
That’s why we’ve rounded up the best Airbnbs in Ireland, from Galway to Dublin. From a sea-view retreat in Donegal to a quaint cottage in Mayo, browse Ireland’s highly rated Airbnbs to book in 2022.
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Located on the beautiful island of Achill, this Airbnb is ideal for a family or romantic getaway. You’ll wake up to uninterrupted and stunning views of Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick and Cloghmore Beach, and enjoy private access to the idyllic beach, just 50 meters from the back door. Inside, there’s space, privacy and warmth to create new memories, with all the essentials you need for an island getaway.
This stylish Airbnb apartment is in the center of Dublin, giving you a stylish place to stay during a city break. You can share sunset drinks on the large deck overlooking the water, carry on the conversation inside on the deep leather sofa, and climb the iron spiral staircase at night to the cozy bedroom. Past guests have praised the “ideal location” and said the apartment inspired their interior.
A dreamy little cabin for two near Whitegate in County Clare, this Airbnb in Ireland offers a slice of heaven on the sunny side of Lough Derg. The converted boathouse is a peaceful spot for couples, with a kitchen, bathroom and loft bed to make your stay comfortable. The private veranda with seating and a small barbecue is ideal for outdoor afternoons.
Escape to County Cork and settle into this stylish lodge near the quaint town of Kinsale. You’ll find exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, and traditional stonework in this Airbnb, which is one of three nestled in the courtyard of a farmhouse. It’s an ideal base for adults to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, with alpacas and horses in the grounds.
Formerly part of the dairy farm on the grounds of the historic Annestown House, this County Waterford apartment enjoys a unique location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with direct access to the cliffs and pretty Annestown Beach. It’s close to the bustle of Waterford, yet gives you access to surfing, hiking and cycling on the nearby greenway. Inside it’s modern, with pops of color and enough space for a couple or a small family to rest when you’re not exploring. Fancy an elevated apartment? Check this loft with a view.
Admire sea views in Donegal from this impressive pad in Breasty Bay. The Airbnb enjoys a secluded setting, with direct and private access to the sea. The land was used for the filming of Star Wars: The Last Jedi too, so you can experience a stay worthy of Hollywood. Basking sharks and dolphins have been spotted in the area and this is a place wildlife lovers will enjoy. Inside there are wonderful spaces to relax and enjoy the view from the large windows.
With antique furniture and period charm, this Dublin Airbnb in the south of the city invites you to step into another world as you relax in the beautiful home. Set amongst tree-lined streets, the townhouse is bursting with heirlooms and heirlooms, giving you a place to stay filled with character and original features including a claw-foot cast iron bathtub, fireplaces era and a four-poster bed covered in silk.
Looking for something else? Try an Airbnb castle in Kilkenny. This 15th century Irish castle is a tower house, uninhabited since the last century and now restored to its former glory. There are quirky features that let you step back in time and luxurious touches to please your inner king or queen. You’ll love the rain shower, original window seats and large oak banquet table.
A bright and airy apartment close to Galway’s best restaurants and bars, this beautiful Airbnb has a wonderful kitchen to cook up a storm during your stay too. There are high-thread count linens, parquet floors and decorative fireplaces to make your stay comfortable, as well as vintage furniture and memorabilia from Irish history for added character.
Check out the views from this quaint cottage in Lispole! The two-bedroom Airbnb overlooks the Atlantic and offers panoramic views of Dingle Bay, Minard Castle and MacGillicuddy’s Reeks. It’s simple and comfortable, providing a place that’s all about enjoying the location – there’s no TV to distract you from making the most of beautiful Kerry.
A traditional retreat with a fantastic mountain location overlooking a lake, this Airbnb is a delight throughout the seasons. If you like restful nights by the fire, a peaceful place to call home for a few nights and beautiful views, this is a Donegal cottage worth considering. Past guests have also praised the comfortable beds and incredible views.
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