Located on the Western coast of Ireland, you will find the charming city of Galway. When visiting the area don’t try to plan your trip too much. With so many interesting shops and places to explore, you will find it is best to go with the flow. But do make your way to Eyre Square, the heart of the city. This popular meeting place for the locals is surrounded by pubs, shops and galleries. Stroll along the old city streets and check out the Latin Quarter. Here, you will find quaint sidewalk cafes and boutiques sure to pique your interest. When visiting Galway be sure to stay in one of these budget hotels, that will leave you with plenty of money for your explorations.
Nox Hotel Galway is wonderfully located in Galway — just a short walk from the city center. Because of this, you can easily stop by many beloved attractions, such as the Galway City Museum, Terryland Forest Park, and NUIG Organic Garden. If you’re in the mood for some beach fun, Deadmans Beach and a few other beaches are nearby as well.
When you’re done exploring for the day, return to this hotel to get a much-needed break. You can grab a drink from the on-site bar and socialize with other guests. Or you can head straight to your room and enjoy a movie marathon from the comfort of your bed.
A 4-star hotel in Galway, Clayton Hotel Galway offers contemporary rooms and suites that are equipped with air conditioning, beds with King Koil mattresses, and large flat-screen television. As a guest, you’ll receive a complimentary breakfast; your choices are continental, full English/Irish, vegetarian/vegan, and gluten-free. You’re also free to use some of the on-site amenities, such as the pool and fitness center.
For more fun, the hotel is located close to a few attractions. Ballyloughane Beach is a short drive away, so head there if you want to enjoy the ocean. Other places of interest include Eyre Square, Spanish Arch, Lynch’s Castle, and Terryland Forest Park.
Flannery’s offers every guest old world charm, with modern comforts. Getting downtown is a short, five-minute drive and the airport is only 10 minutes away. Enjoy two different restaurants on site and room service is also available. The Galwegian Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner, with an international flavor. Enjoy all your favorite sporting events at Frankie’s Bar and Bistro, you will also find live folk music on the weekends.
“The staff was excellent. Our room was wonderful. The dining choices in the hotel were nice as well.” - Ed
The Fox B&B is about a 10-minute ride from downtown Galway. The location gives you a country living feel, while still being close to all of the city’s attractions. Enjoy the hot, complimentary breakfast and free WIFI, located throughout the property. You will find an authentic Irish pub just a short walk away, at about four minutes distance, serving up pints and vittles. Most of the rooms come with a scenic view of the gardens. This bed and breakfast makes for a great romantic getaway for couples.
Address: Galway Killeen castlegar galway, H91NK28 Galway, Ireland (see map)
Price: from 93 USD
The Clybaun is centrally located, between Galway and Salthill Resort. The elegant hotel offers an array of amenities, including a heated swimming pool, fitness center, outdoor hot tub and spa facilities. O’ Gorman’s Bar & Bistro serves up lunch and bar food, all day. Enjoy a hot breakfast and dinner at the Maritime Restaurant. The Clybaun offers scheduled activities for the whole family to enjoy. Or just relax in the gardens and let the stress of everyday melt away.
If peace and tranquility are what you are looking for, then the Ardilaun Hotel is where you will find it. It’s located in a suburb of Galway, yet close enough to be able to walk to the city center. Onsite amenities include a leisure club, with pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Enjoy beauty treatments and massages in the Avalon Health & Beauty Salon. When it comes to dining, you will find a choice of options from the buffet style breakfast to fine dining for dinners.
“Staff were friendly. Gardens were beautiful. Within walking distance of the city. Dial a taxi/minibus facility is a great idea.” - Valerie
Located in the Salthill Resort of Galway, the Anno Santo Hotel is family owned and operated, for three generations. With only 14 rooms. you will enjoy personalized service during your stay. It’s within walking distance of the beach and a short drive from the center of Galway. Every room comes with free WIFI, charming furnishings and you are welcome to stop by the cafe and enjoy a cup of tea.
“Really friendly staff and very clean, located 15 mins from town centre, lovely food ” - William
The White House offers beautiful views of either the Atlantic Ocean or the Burren Mountains, from its rooms. It’s just a short walk from the Galway Golf Club and the beaches of Salthill. Enjoy your comfortable room, including a seating area and a welcome guest tray. Other amenities include free WIFI, a hot Irish breakfast and onsite parking. The city center, with its restaurants and shopping, is only 1.5 miles (2km) away.
The White House
Address: 2 Ocean Wave
The Amber Heights Guesthouse is a short drive, approximately 1.9 miles (3km) from the city center. Guests can enjoy en suite bedrooms with free WIFI and cable TV. A computer and printer are available for use in the lounge area, along with coffee and tea served all day. It’s located right down the road from the aquarium and O'Connor’s Pub and bus service to and from the city center is provided.
Amber Heights Guesthouse
Address: 11 Cuan Glas Bishop O'Donnell Road
Bunk Boutique Hostel is located in the heart of the city. Enjoy mixed or female only rooms, some with private bathrooms. Amenities include free WIFI, luggage storage and lockers. Guests have full access to the kitchen and there are also vending machines provided. The guest lounge features a computer work station, with printing facility. The convenient location makes it easy to get to many popular attractions, like Eyre Square and the Spanish Arch.
Bunk Boutique Hostel Galway
Address: Forster Street
Vacation on a budget
A fabulous vacation to a seaside destination doesn’t have to break the bank. With a little planning beforehand, you can afford to travel almost anywhere you like. Why not add Galway, Ireland, to your bucket list? The charming coastal city offers up plenty of entertainment and activities for the whole family. And now you know about all the best, inexpensive hotels in the city.
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