Warm, friendly home-away-from-home.

Private room
1 Guest
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

GAEILGE AGUS FÁILTE! Leafy, quiet area on the doorway to Conamara. Regarding value for money, this clean and comfortable single room is less expensive than a dorm in a hostel! "A real home with real people!" Free parking. Buses run until midnight.

Cosy sitting room with open fire.

Cosy sitting room with open fire.

The Space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Weekly discount: 5%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

This price is for one person in a single bedroom in our bright, comfortable house. You will share a bathroom/shower with max two other people, but you have priority over it in the morning. There is an extra WC. The price includes breakfast (cereal/juice/tea/coffee/toast). We also have a double room with ensuite WC/shower for two people in another listing. (Children are welcome for free)

***Please email at least 24 hours before your intended arrival date. Thank you!***

Potential guests who have no references on this site are asked to give me some information about themselves like surname/university/town before I can accept a booking, for safety reasons. Thank you.

The house is a 10-minute drive (with no traffic) into Galway city. Or a 20-minute bus journey. A taxi costs €10. There are buses every 20 minutes (€1.90). It is a 35-minute walk to the centre.

The price is comparable to sharing a dorm in a youth hostel. It is perfect for people with a car as there is free parking, or for people who don't mind taking buses or walking.

Check-in (to your bedroom) is from 2pm (but you can check in to the house before that and leave your luggage/use bathroom etc, by prior arrangement). Check-out of bedroom 12 noon, and check-out of house is flexible.

Real coffee and real olive oil! :-)

We are a musical and artistic family who love hosting people and making your stay in Galway and Connemara as local an experience as possible. We can show you lots of cultural insider treats you would not find in guide books. We have one young child who is very visitor-friendly (very considerate and well house-trained :-)

We are located within a 15-minute walk of Salthill, with its lovely promenade and little beaches, fine restaurants, pubs and even some good music. We are a 10-minute bus ride to the "city" centre (town is more like it). Tell us what your interests are and we'll point you in the right direction. The house is on a quiet street tucked away from the main roads. No stunning scenery from the windows though!

We are on 4 bus lines which will bring you to the town centre, via the university. You can get to Galway city by train or by bus. There are buses/day trips from Galway to different parts of Conamara and the Islands. More details of best fares etc. by email.

What makes our place unique is that we love to host people, and we love to share our culture with people. If we are free we will bring you to see some cultural gems. Apart from Galway city, we have also lived in Conamara, and can give you invaluable hints if you plan to tour Conamara and/or the islands.

And we have no TV! But we do have an open fireplace and some stories to share around it!

If I am free while you're here, I can act as your personal tour guide, bringing you on a hiking trip to Conamara National Park or other destinations. All you need to pay are the expenses.

We have hosted guests from more than 8 countries using another service provider, and have positive feedback from all of them. We have rented rooms to long-term guests from 5 different countries, again all happy campers! This is our first time renting a room to short-term guests. We would prefer bookings of more than one night. Children are welcome at no extra cost.

We can also recommend accommodation in a unique, rustic environment in the heart of Conamara, in an area perfect for swimming, hiking, fishing, kayaking, cycling. Kayaks available.

Check-in (to your bedroom) is from 2pm (but you can check in to the house before that and leave your luggage/use bathroom etc, by prior arrangement). Check-out of bedroom 12 noon, and check-out of house is flexible.

***Please email at least 24 hours before your arrival date. Thank you!***

Guest Access

Guests have access to the whole house, excepting private bedrooms. The house is not pristine, but rather has the "lived-in" look. Your bedroom and bathroom are spotless.

Interaction with Guests

Very much or little, depending on the circumstances.

The Neighborhood

It's only a 15-minute walk to the seafront. And it's downhill, so you can see the ocean 5 minutes after leaving the front door.

Getting Around

There are buses every 20 minutes from the bus stop which is a 7-minute walk from the front door.

Other Things to Note

This is not the place to stay if you want to be out late and walk home. It is a 40-minute walk from the "city" centre, and a taxi costs around €10. Cladagh cabs have set prices. It is an excellent place to stay if you want a very good night's sleep, in a (according to my guests) 'very' comfortable bed. PLEASE consider this BEFORE you book, and BEFORE you leave a review. I cannot move my house (wouldn't want to), - I can only describe where it is.

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House Rules

Respect other guests and the owners, take off your shoes, clean up after yourself. Please no mobile phones or tablets/laptops during shared meals in the kitchen/dining area. Please remove your shoes when entering the house. This keeps the house clean, but also lets us know who is in and who's out. (I love to play loud music when no-one is trying to sleep or relax :-) ). Guests who are staying more than 2 nights may use cooking facilities for a fee of €3, at *pre-arranged* times, and laundry facilities, at *pre-arranged* times for a fee of €5 (washer and dryer). I will take a photocopy of your passport on check-in. Visitors are free to use our sitting room and dining area. No smoking in the house (not even through an open window). Thank you for respecting our haven and our other guests. :-)

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2 nights minimum stay
Warm, friendly home-away-from-home.

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About the Host, Bríd

Galway, Ireland
Member since July 2013


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