Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Galway City, Ireland - Updated 2024

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From rich history to traditional Irish music, Galway City is a fun-filled destination. It’s nestled on the country’s west coast and sits at the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and River Corrib. One of the most popular areas in this place is the Latin Quarter—a pedestrian street dotted with galleries, boutiques, and pubs. Other must-see places are the museums, the 18th-century Eyre Square, Quay Street, the historic Spanish Arch, and Dunguaire Castle. Aside from these attractions, this city offers superb family-friendly hotels and holiday homes. Wondering where to stay in Galway City? You will find family abodes, one-bedroom apartments, studios, and more. Continue reading to find out more about the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Galway City, Ireland.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 07, 2024.

1. The Jewel of the Latin Quarter (from USD 175)

This Airbnb accommodation in Galway rests in the midst of the bustling Latin Quarter in Ireland. Many of the best restaurants, bars, markets, and local attractions are a stone’s throw away.

The cozy accommodation is best suited for a pair of lovebirds on a romantic getaway to this Irish city. A double bed in the one-bedroom apartment ensures a good night’s rest after an eventful day of sightseeing. The centrally heated abode promises a warm stay, especially during the months of fall. A well-appointed kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, toaster, kettle and an oven also awaits should you want to prepare light breakfast.

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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
485 meters (0.4 ft) from Eyre Square
48 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the apartment was spotless and very comfortable
martin’s place was very comfortable and clean and in a great location
the apartment is modern clean and has all the niceties that made me feel at home
Host:
martin was wonderfully helpful
martin was so helpful at giving us local recommendations and quick responses
martin was always responsive and a very helpful host
martin was extremely helpful and responsive
great check in instructions and super responsive to any questions and recommendations
Location:
absolutely fabulous location both in style and location
i would highly recommend this location to others
the apartment is in the perfect location for experiencing galway
what a great place right in the heart of where you want to be in galway
the apartment was great and in a fabulous location
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2. Cozy cottage near the iconic Eyre Square (from USD 152)

This self-catering accommodation is as good as some of the bed-and-breakfasts in the city. The one-bedroom flat to rent in Galway is a leisurely stroll away from the iconic Eyre Square.

The interiors of the cottage in the city center are suffused with the charming flavors of Bohemian and eclectic decor. Guests can unwind on the settee in the living room with a glass of wine and watch movies on a high-definition TV during the hours when they stay in. The wood stove nearby keeps you toasty and warm on chilly evenings when you can curl up with a magazine. An internet connection is also furnished inside that lets you stay in touch with folks back home.

While you will have a full kitchen lying at your disposal for making meals, if you are, however, not up for cooking, you can head to the nearby Bierhaus for drinks and food.

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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
178 meters (0.2 ft) from Eyre Square
190 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
coffee machine doesn’t work and portable heater has a timer which isn’t helpful when instant heat needed
the fireplace and shelf of books with wi-fi speaker was so nice to have
the cottage itself is super cozy and great for a stay in galway- definitely recommend
Cleanliness:
comfortable bed and clean throughout
the cottage was clean awesome location
we loved our stay the cottage was clean and very comfortable
great location super clean with everything you could want or need
Host:
host was very pleasant and always around for answering questions
hosts are very accommodating as well
host was very responsive and helpful
lovely place owners very friendly and helpful
hosts were super sweet even had the fire lit for us when we arrived
Location:
excellent location in the heart of galway
the location was excellent
cute little cottage in a great location in galway
very cute cottage close to eyre square
great place in a fantastic location
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3. Neat apartment best for a staycation (from USD 96)

This beautiful one-bedroom apartment, designed for a staycation, sits on the quiet side of Westend. It’s close to cafes, and eateries, and a few minutes’ walk to the supermarket, Spanish Arch, and other attractions. The home’s indoors is eye-catching and comes with a well-equipped kitchen, and a spacious living area highlighting a fireplace and a large smart TV with Netflix. The building is accessible via a door code. Also, there are laundry amenities and paid on-site parking for your convenience.

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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
868 meters (0.6 ft) from Eyre Square
855 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
street views full kitchen and lovely fireplace made us feel right at home
we loved our few nights - tv with netflix set up basic milk and butter already provided
rebecca has a nice big roku smart tv good for watching netflix and other streaming services
the apartment is a lovely fashionable place
we had a lovely stay at rebecca's apartment
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and smelled lovely
apartment was clean and tidy and very comfortable
the apartment was sparkling clean and easily accessible
rebecca’s apartment was sparkling clean and cosy
this 1 bed apartment was great very clean very spacious
Host:
great stay and host
she was timely and helpful when responding to messages
rebecca is a great host
rebecca is a great host and her appartment is conform to her annunce
she was very responsive and provided many suggestions for things to do
Location:
location is perfect really close to city centre and train station
perfect location in the heart of galway city
short walking distance to the center really an ideal spot
this place is so cute and such a good location
rebecca’s place was in a great location in galway about 5/10 mins from eyre square
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4. Upscale accommodation in Galway’s busy hub (from USD 94)

Stay in the center of Galway’s action when you book this chic one-bedroom apartment at Westend. You can stroll to cafes, restaurants, Spanish Arch, and more from this spacious accommodation. After a hard day, relax in the living area, watch some movie series, or relax outside on the fenced patio. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your dining needs, and free parking and WiFi are provided. However, note that there are two other apartments on site, and the property is next to a pub that plays music till late at night.

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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
868 meters (0.6 ft) from Eyre Square
308 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plus rebecca had coffee tea shower gel and netflix of you want to relax thanks again
fantastic location with such an impressive array of top restaurants within minutes of the apartment
bedroom and bathroom are modern and comfortable
this was a fantastic apartment really nicely laid out and had everything you’d need including nice outdoor space
we had a wonderful stay at rebecca’s apartment
Cleanliness:
clean well presented and cosy
really clean and excellent location
this is verry central appartment verry clean and modern
becca’s place surpassed our expectations it was so clean and well furnished
great space and was so clean
Host:
the host rebecca is equally as great
becca was a great host
rebecca was an outstanding host
thank you very much to the hosts and till next time again cheers
great spot and host was communicative and quick to respond to all my questions
Location:
fantastic location so close to everything
great location to be near everything
great location in the heart of the city
excellent location - stones throw from galway city and walking distance to salthill
location was great- super close to everything and we could walk everywhere
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5. Charming studio on the Long Walk (from USD 103)

This newly refurbished studio for two is located on an attraction, the Long Walk, and close to other places of interest such as Spanish Arch, eateries, and shopping spots. The interior is tastefully decorated, spacious, and equipped with high-speed internet and a TV for your pleasure. It also comes with a dedicated workspace, in case you want to work while on vacation. Note that parking is paid, and the abode is keyless, and details of the access code will be sent to your email.

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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
542 meters (0.4 ft) from Eyre Square
242 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice shower and comfortable bed with all of the basic amenities
the bed was very comfortable plenty of closet space and even a nespresso machine in the room
all of the photos reflect exactly what the apartment looks like
the apartment is above a cute tea shop and has a view of the water
this is a very central apartment and true to the photos and description
Cleanliness:
space is clean and nicely decorated
the place was clean and cozy
clean and had everything we needed
wasn’t clean on arrival
excellent room very clean and comfortable
Host:
hosts were very responsive to questions
host was very helpful
the host was very helpful
host was easy to communicate with and prompt in responding
the host was very responsive and check in/out were simple
Location:
the central location is ideal
perfect location as you are extremely central
great location for a city centre break in galway
great location to explore galway
easy walk to everything
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6. Peaceful home best for couples (from USD 165)

If you desire a quiet home yet close to attractions for your solo or a romantic trip, look no further than this one-bedroom Airbnb in Galway’s city center. It’s located in a peaceful corner of Westend and close to pubs, restaurants, and the famous nightlife hub, Quay Street. The interior was recently retouched and features a smart TV connected to Netflix and a chef’s kitchen for all your dining needs. Furthermore, a paid parking option is available.

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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
784 meters (0.5 ft) from Eyre Square
552 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
would have appreciated another heater in the hall which would have warmed the bathroom as well
both rooms with with the heaters were fine temperature wise
the original apartment i had booked had to be changed due to maintenance
very comfortable with nice touch of tayto and snack bar
nice little apartment with adequate room for 2
Cleanliness:
clean and new
very clean and stylish space
this place is nice clean and cozy
the nest is very clean
the bathroom in particular was bright clean and spacious
Host:
the host was great
the check in process was easy and the host was helpful with any questions we had
the hosts made check in and check out super easy as well
great value for money very helpful when needed
the hosts were fantastic with communication to us and check in was easy
Location:
location was amazing with eyre square not even 10 mins away
within walking distance of several good restaurants
perfect location in galway west end
the location couldn't be better -- close to everything in a really vibrant neighborhood
great place and great location
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7. Modern apartment with views of the harbor (from USD 113)

You won’t want to leave this elegant, one-bedroom apartment overlooking the harbor and within walking distance from places of interest, including Quay Street and Spanish Arch. The rental, located on a quiet corner, consists of two levels. The gorgeous living area with a sofa bed and smart TV is on the first level, while the bedroom with a king-sized bed is on the second floor. You can test your cooking skills in the fully equipped kitchen or watch your favorite UK or Irish programs on the TV. Outside, you can relax on the patio or explore top Galway attractions nearby. Free parking and WiFi are provided.

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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
694 meters (0.5 ft) from Eyre Square
412 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi
kasia had sweet touches around the apartment such as mirrors flowers extra blankets etc
we really enjoyed ard bia at nimmo’s for a late breakfast - just steps away from the apartment
it is a quiet place that will promise a good night sleep with an excellent bed
lovely spacious apartment with all the modern facilities required
Cleanliness:
it is clean and well kept
bed was uncomfortable but clean and lovely place
absolutely perfect amazing very clean and beautiful place:
clean quiet great location
the apartment is lovely and sparkling clean
Host:
the host was very responsive
kasia left helpful recommendations
kasia is an amazing host and extremely helpful
although when i communicated this with the host she was very responsive
kasia left great recommendations for things to do which was very helpful
Location:
location was very good
amazing location in the heart of galway
great location walking distance to everything
great location to be in the heart of galway
very cute space and great location
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8. Well-appointed home with a classical touch (from USD 121)

From the classical touches to the peaceful location, you won’t want to leave this one-bedroom duplex set on the mezzanine level. Accessible via a private staircase, the entrance opens to a rustic living area featuring cute decors, beam ceilings, and remarkable brickwork. Additionally, there’s a smart TV to watch your favorite Netflix movies, a well-equipped kitchen for all your dining needs, and a balcony to unwind and enjoy the views. The apartment is only a five-minute walk to Galway City’s center where all the action happens. Also, there are bars and restaurants around. WiFi and paid parking are also provided.

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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
856 meters (0.6 ft) from Eyre Square
341 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was lovely - a true super king
the interior was cozy and thoughtfully designed
we had a great stay at ollie's apartment
Cleanliness:
very clean as well
very clean and comfortable
lovely clean accom with all you need
apartment is spacious clean and well designed
the apartment itself is so clean and cozy and the bed was so comfortable
Host:
they were great hosts mary was very welcoming
ollie and mary were great host and very welcoming
very responsive to our questions
ollie and mary are the best hosts we have ever had
ollie was a fantastic host that went over and beyond
Location:
great location just a 5min walk from shop street
amazing location close to the city
the location was absolutely perfect
great location next to great restaurants
location was easy to get to and within walking distance of everything in galway
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9. Best luxury abode in the heart of the city (from USD 186)

Are you looking forward to living in luxury in the heart of the city? Consider booking this elegant and recently renovated apartment near Woodquay, the nightlife street, shopping, and dining options. The one-bedroom abode is one of the best Airbnbs in Galway and is designed for a couple. It comes with a well-appointed kitchen, a smart TV with Netflix, and laundry amenities for your enjoyment. If you’re a light sleeper, it can get noisy in this part of the city. For your vehicle, the host can recommend paid parking nearby.

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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
264 meters (0.2 ft) from Eyre Square
331 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was excellent and tv provided netflix
really nice to stay downtown very cozy and we like the decoration big space and perfect to cook
Cleanliness:
exactly as advertised and sparkling clean
spotlessly clean very comfortable and stylish
the place was very clean and nicely decorsted
clean and great location
perfectly clean really appreciated especially during these times
Host:
the host was very communicative and helpful and everything went smoothly
a great place and an excellent host
great communication with the host who was also extremely helpful
communication was great with the owners
incredibly friendly and helpful
Location:
the location is great within walking distance of everything
it was a super cute apartment in an amazing location
easy check in and great location
great space in a really convenient and central location
great location and easy check in/out
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10. Tranquil apartment for two guests

This spacious apartment will give you the tranquility and hospitality you desire during your stay in Galway. It’s located in a calm neighborhood, near a cinema, restaurants, shops, a bus stop, and a few minutes’ drive to the town’s center. The indoor is thoughtfully decorated and equipped with a cable TV, a kitchen area for light cooking, and WiFi for your pleasure. Outside, you can unwind on the seating area overlooking the small garden. Guests with cars are provided with free parking.

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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
1.77 km (1.1 mi) from Eyre Square
192 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the amenities and a comfortable bedroom
extremely comfortable room full of light that has everything you might need
the bed was one of the most comfortable we'd had during our 4 months in europe
couldn't find a flaw or any room for improvement
he made sure we had some milk breakfast bars coffee etc
Cleanliness:
very clean and cozy
very clean private room and bathroom
very clean quiet and comfortable
it was very clean and comfortable
super clean and modern place to stay
Host:
james is a wonderful host
james and mary are really wonderful hosts
james is a great host
james and mary are absolutely amazing hosts
james and mary are great hosts
Location:
perfect location for our trip to galway
great place close to everything
brilliant value for money and really close to town with the bus stop within walking distance
ideally located close to bus stop cinema and cafes
the location is good to see around the city
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11. Comfortable abode best for families

If you’re planning a family vacation with seven or eight people, this well-equipped three-bedroom abode is your best bet. The recently updated apartment sits on the third floor of a small complex, situated in a busy alley in the downtown center and close to top landmarks such as Quay Street and the Claddagh. Accessible via an elevator, the entrance opens to a hallway that leads to the spacious living area with a large cable TV for your entertainment. You will find breakfast items in the gourmet kitchen for guests’ use. Additionally, there’s a shared balcony for your relaxation. Street parking is available.

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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
796 meters (0.5 ft) from Eyre Square
334 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities with a full kitchen and washer
what a delightful place to say soft beds a lovely space and easy access to shopping and stunning views
it is a lovely apartment surrounded by great amenities
the kitchen and living space were very comfortable and had everything you would need
beds were comfortable and it's quite big
Cleanliness:
great space clean and comfortable
the apartment itself was clean however
great apartment very clean and warm and comfortable
apartment was clean building was quiet
it is very spacious clean and very comfortable
Host:
the host was good at responding to messages
host was friendly and provided area recommendations
paul was a superb host and very accommodating
the host gave lots of useful info via message prior to arrival also
the host is responsive and replies promptly
Location:
the location is ideal with everything in walking distance
the location is great
the location is perfect
the location was great right near everything in town
good location very central roomy apartment
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12. Cozy family home with harbor views

From the views of the harbor to the comfort of this home, your family vacation is bound to be memorable. The apartment sits on the third floor of a peaceful complex, three minute walk to top attractions such as St. Nicholas’s Church, the Long Walk, and the Latin Quarter. The two-bedroom apartment, accessible via an elevator, comes with everything you need to feel at home. The cozy living area features a dining table, comfy lounges, and a large smart TV for your entertainment. Additionally, you can kick back on the large balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy the harbor views. Free parking, a well-equipped kitchenette, and laundry amenities are also provided.

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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
481 meters (0.3 ft) from Eyre Square
354 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice view and apartment
this apartment was great all amenities lovely view and area
very comfortable great amenities
good spacious apt nice views of the docks
apartment was nicely decorated with a fun view of the docks
Cleanliness:
clean and modern
apartment very clean and comfortable
the apartment was lovely clean and spacious
apartment was spotlessly clean
loved this place very clean comfortable quiet spacious bright
Host:
helpful host with quick responses
friendly and welcoming host
accommodating and kind hosts
hosts very kind and helfpul
the host was welcoming and flexible for meeting us for check in
Location:
perfect location for exploring galway
great location very close walking distance to everything
nice place near the center
very nice apartment close to the city center
great location for a night in galway
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Have a memorable time in Galway City

From cultural to historical attractions, this city is a perfect place to take the weekend off work or have a memorable time with family. With the ideal location and superb amenities of the vacation rentals above, you won’t want to leave Galway City. Check out some castle hotels in Galway City for a unique experience! Also, if you are on a tight budget, you might want to see these cheap hotels in the area for a comfortable stay at an affordable price.

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Frequently asked questions about Airbnb vacation rentals in Galway City, Ireland

1. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Galway City are located in the city center?

If you are keen on staying in one of the Airbnb vacation rentals that are located in the city center of Galway, you can consider booking this peaceful home best for couples.

2. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Galway City have parking?

Most of the Airbnb vacation rentals in Galway City provide car parking facilities off the premises for an additional charge. You can check out this modern apartment with views of the harbor if you would prefer free car parking on the premises during your stay.

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