LivingroomBy the river's edge
Single room in city centre
Single room in city centre

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Our house, in an old neighbourhood surrounded by nature, lies in the heart of the city, with the Townhall Theatre around the corner and within sight of the Salmon Weir. Ideal location for exploring Galway's shops, pubs, restaurants and nightlife, also the University campus, NUIGalway and Black Box Theatre.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

This location is also an ideal starting point for a riverside walk all the way to the famous Salthill Promenade.
The room is a bright single room overlooking a small park. Character and charm, with comfort and a great location.

Guest access

Facilities include wifi, street parking, cooking facilities (vegetarian kitchen only). Help yourself to tea/coffee, cereal, bread, fruit etc. In the evening if you wish to stay in, you can warm up by the turf stove. The bathroom is shared. There is a wide range of books and magazines for you to enjoy.

Interaction with guests

I am happy to tell you some local history of our beautiful city and the river. Galway has some wonderful restaurants such as Ard Bia at Nimmos and Kai Café within easy walking distance, while Tigh Neachtins and The Beirhaus are great for a pint. The Galway Market beside St Nicholas Church is worth a ramble through on Saturdays.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Guests a welcome to use the kitchen. But it is a strict Vegetarian kitchen only.
No smoking in the house please.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

2 nights minimum stay

125 Reviews

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Olena User Profile
April 2017
Sheila is a fantastic host! The house is great. It is cozy and feels like home. It is in the city centre and yet it is very quiet. It's right by the Corrib river and Galway Cathedral (both are beautiful). It was a great stay in Galway!

Martine User Profile
April 2017
I've enjoyed Sheila's cosy home, quiet though close to the busy city centre ; Thanks to Sheila for her warm welcoming and to make the stay perfect!

Nina User Profile
March 2017
It is an excellent place to stay both if you want to explore the city and/or if you have to go to the university. Besides the very good location, the place really felt like home. Sheila is incredibly nice and great to chat to. I really enjoyed my stay and can only recommend that you book the place and enjoy Sheila's wonderful hospitality!

Sheila was an exceptional host. From the delicious freshly squeezed orange juice every morning, to her offering to give me a ride to the coach station to save me from the rain. The room, bathroom, kitchen all were super clean. If you are visiting Galway, Sheila's place should be first on your list. Thanks Sheila.

Martine User Profile
November 2016
I felt like home as soon as i arrived thanks to Sheila which is a very kind and wonderful host ! Her home is so cosy and ideally located, close to the hectic city center while in a quiet location at night ; I couldn't find a better place for my stay in Galway ! Hope to come back again !

Catherine User Profile
October 2016
Staying with Sheila was one of my favorite parts of Galway! As soon as I arrived she made sure I was comfortable and gave me a detailed map of the city where she marked restaurants and sites she thought may be of interest. She gave several great suggestions and was lovely to talk to. The home is right across from the River Corrib in a really convenient location that is very easy walking distance to shops and great restaurants. There is a beautiful path along the river down towards Quay Street and the Spanish Arch. The house itself is clean and cozy, and the room I stayed in was small but had everything I needed - including a very comfortable bed and a window overlooking the park. I would absolutely stay here again!

Louis User Profile
October 2016
Excellent place and warm host. Very close to the city centre.

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Galway, Ireland · Joined in June 2013
Sheila User ProfileSheila is a superhost.

Hi, I’m Sheila and I was born in this house, built by my great grandfather in 1887. Though I have a degree in Textile Design and teach art, my passion is
ecology/environment. I am co-founder of Green Sod Ireland, working to establish WildAcres across Ireland to create safe habitats, vital for biodiversity. I am vegetarian, an animal lover and though I’ve always had dogs I how have two rescued cats. I love the Visual Arts, reading and good food…… I’m easy-going and enjoy meeting new people, so looking forward to welcoming you to Galway. It’s a lovely city, more like a small town, full of culture and craic.

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