B&Bs and Guesthouses in Ireland
Experience Ireland your own Way
Get even closer to the real Ireland by staying in a genuine Irish home.
For a small group on a self-drive tour of Ireland, there can be no better place to stay than in Ireland's many Bed and Breakfasts, guesthouses and farmstays. In all their various forms, and right across the Emerald Isle, B&Bs appeal to people who don't just want to see Ireland, but want to live it for themselves.
Friendly, flexible and totally true to the Irish tradition of extending a hundred thousand welcomes to all visitors, Ireland's guesthouses receive visitors from all walks of life, at all times of year. They are ideal for visitors who are here to play golf, to go walking or fishing; who would like to hear Irish gaelic spoken, or stay on a working farm; who want to taste authentic, homecooked Irish food; who would like to bring pets with them; or who would just like to go on a truly original adventure, off the beaten track.Find B&Bs My Ireland Travel Guide
About B&Bs in Ireland
The name Bed and Breakfast is too often taken literally and equated with just a place to sleep while you visit a particular destination. A good B&B provider can offer you so much more than room and board. They can act as your local guide, recommending all the best local attractions based on their own local knowledge and experience.
Here to experience the great outdoors? Ask for tips on the best trails and summits. Here for a golf vacation? They will know the best regional golf courses, and might even be able to find someone to partner up with you. Want to get some fishing in while you're in Ireland? They'll know where to organise any equipment you might need, and will have suggestions for the very best places to fish.Find B&Bs
The Irish B&B Experience
Come and make Ireland your home for a while. This video by Discover Ireland explains how the staying in an Irish B&B brings you closer to the heart of Ireland.
Getting Closer to Ireland
Keep in mind that off-season and mid-week prices will often be lower than weekends during the busy summer months. Standards and prices vary greatly but, for a private room with bathroom facilities, you should normally expect to pay €30-50 per person per night, depending on facilities and market level. Guesthouses (larger and slightly more upmarket) may cost a little more.
Irish B&Bs can be found in city centres and rural settings alike, and transport can vary greatly between the two. But wherever you're staying, your B&B owner will be able to advise you on the best transport routes and, if you're nice to them, they may even drop you off.
Choosing your B&B
One of the most charming things about staying in Bed & Breakfast establishments is that they are all unique and have their own character. This makes it all the more important that you speak to your innkeeper before you book to check that theirs is the right B&B for you and your group.
Is their location convenient for your chosen excursions? Do their facilities suit the requirements of your group (disabled access, en suite facilities, child-friendly, pet-friendly and so on)? What payment methods do they accept? What are the check-in and check-out times? Do they have wifi?My Ireland Travel Guide
Bed and Breakfast Establishments in Ireland
B&Bs, Guesthouses, Farmstays and Boarding Houses
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