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Best Spots for Glamping In and Around Galway - Updated 2020

Glamping In and Around Galway
Natasha
Natasha
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Why stay in budget hotels or tiny tents when there are other options about? Glamping is becoming more and more popular, especially with the older generation, as a cheaper and better option compared to a traditional tent. And glamping accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes, from yurts to cabins to even tiny houses. Galway as well is becoming more of a popular tourist destination, partially in thanks to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’. Galway is the city you want to head to if you want to visit the famous Cliffs of Moher as well as the Islands of Galway. The area also has some great spots to head out and eat - including Zappi’s and The Dough Bros, two popular Italian restaurants. So why not combine the two? If you’re wondering where to stay to go glamping in and around Galway, here are our top picks!

1. A luxurious Mongolian Yurt

If you’re after a bit of luxury, enjoy this self-confessed luxury Mongolian yurt. There’s room for up to five guests, with multiple futons to sleep on. The yurt is located in the center of an eco-farm and there’s a wood-burning stove in the yurt. The hosts can also organize activities for you for a small additional charge. The hosts provide bedding and sheepskins for you, you just have to bring your towels. This is one great place to stay at while glamping in Galway.

Luxury Mongolian Yurt - a unique natural holiday
Gort, Galway, Ireland
Yurt 4 Beds 0 Bathrooms

2. Cabin for four

If you’re after a unique, traditional place to stay, why not stay in a gypsy’s trailer? There’s room for up to four guests in the cabin. This cabin is located on a unique campsite, full of all the amenities you may want, including spa treatments! Pets are allowed on the campsite, and if you have any issues, the hosts are always on site. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, as well as a covered outdoor fire pit. There’s also a desperate play area for kids on the campsite. Its an accommodation worth looking into if you want to experience something different while camping in Galway, Ireland.

Green wagon , Kittys cosy camping
Kinvarra, Galway, Ireland
69 reviews
Private room in tiny house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the caravan beds were also very comfortable to sleep in
Cleanliness:
the entire campground is clean and quiet
it was clean quaint and very cozy
but all really comfortable and clean
the sweet cabins are clean and fitted with cozy mattress and comforters
such a lovely little place it has everything you could possibly need it's comfortable warm and cosy and clean
Host:
sharon was very friendly
sharon is a warm and wonderful host and was a joy to chat with
sharon is communicative ans helpful
very cosy and sharon was warm and helpful
sharon was very helpful and patient with my late arrival
Location:
close to the burren for great hikes
kittyscamping is a nice place well located for short journeys in the burren
great location would definitely recommend this place
nice peaceful and quiet place located in the beautiful burren region
lovely colorful place to stay close to nature
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3. Family yurts (from USD 55)

Enjoy this spacious yurt with room for up to four guests when you go camping in Galway. There are two sofa beds located in the yurt. It’s the perfect place to stay for two couples, but if it’s you and small kids, the hosts have left children’s toys and books. There’s a fireplace in the center and the hosts have provided fire for you. The yurt is located in the center of an organic orchard and garden. There are also plenty of hiking trails nearby if you want to head out and explore. The hosts are locals and can advise on where to visit in the surrounding Irish countryside.

Bigfoot Yurts, luxury camping
Tulla, Clare, Ireland
73 reviews
Yurt 3 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved making campfires and cooking in the little kitchen area
our stay was really fun the yurts were pretty cozy warm and quiet
sometimes there's more entertainment in the dying embers than a tv screen
extremely comfortable and homely
Cleanliness:
the place is quiet and peaceful yurt was clean and very comfortable
Host:
nick is a great host and a wonderful craftsman
our hosts were friendly welcoming and helpful
the host was great and very accommodating
nick was a wonderful host and we chatted every morning
nick was a great host and the yurt was really amazing and unique
Location:
with a fantastic location
great location and even in the cold of autumn it was cosy inside
had a wonderful time at nick's place a beautiful peaceful location
beautiful character to the whole place
it's a great place to switch off and get away from the hustle and bustle to recharge
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4. Beautiful hideaway caravan (from USD 63)

Enjoy this hidden caravan, the perfect country hideaway in a campsite near Galway. There’s room for up to two guests in this one bedroom caravan. The caravan has been recently renovated, and the hosts have also installed a wood burner, so you’ll never be cold. There’s also an outdoor shower as well as a separate outhouse. Thanks to the abundance on the property, the hosts can also provide some fresh vegetables for you throughout your stay. Near the caravan, there’s also an outdoor seating area for you to enjoy the cool evenings. The hosts can also provide laundry facilities for you.

The Faerie Cow Magical Burren cosy quirky hideaway
Burren, County Clare, Ireland
62 reviews
Camper/RV 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heated outdoor shower is a unique and special experience complete with warm robes for after
we were there during a storm so the stove atmospheric lighting and comfortable bed/sofa kept us very happy
Host:
sarah and mikey are great hosts
sarah and mikey are friendly inviting hosts
sarah was very friendly and helpful
sarah and mikey are lovely hosts and have created a unique experience
we enjoyed every minute of our stay here sarah and mikey are wonderful hosts
Location:
we would highly recommend this location for stay
everything is pretty much close by with the car
we loved this place for its remote but beatifull location into incredible burren's landscapes
cool caravan in an outstandingly beautiful isolated location but just a bit closer to the owner's house than expected
the dogs are really nice to have a walk with
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5. The perfect hippie retreat

Enjoy this unique yurt, with room for up to four guests. There’s a double futon bed, as well as two single futons, making it the perfect place to stay for a young family. The lighting within the tent is solar powered, and the hosts can also organize yoga classes or woodland walks. The yurt is surrounded by ancient oak woodland. The yurt you’re booking surrounds a communal space, with a fully equipped kitchen, and a fire pit. The hosts also have bikes that you can rent for a small additional price. There are also laundry facilities and a solar-powered shower.

Cosy Mongolian Yurt - a unique natural holiday
Galway, Ireland
42 reviews
Yurt 3 Beds 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was well designed with all the simple comforts you needed (including wood box heater)
really impressive facilities beyond what was described- especially the compost
Cleanliness:
the yurt was clean and comfy
Host:
great hosts helpful and good company
great accommodation lovely hosts and friendly dogs
the staff is very nice and hospitable and the yurt is comfortable to stay inside
this is a real gem the staff were very helpful and everything was perfect
left alone but engaged when need be the staff are helpful friendly and interesting
Location:
location was peaceful and very quiet and the area was great for walking
amazing place to spend some nights i'll come back next years
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6. Family bell tent

It may not look it at first glance, but this bell tent has room for up to five guests. The tent is located on the same property as the above listing, so you get to take advantage of the same features of the property, including the lark oak woods, and the yoga lessons provided by the hosts. The tent itself has an insulated floor and is warm all year round. If you’re there in winter and find it cold, the hosts can provide a heater for you. As with the above listing, there’s a communal kitchen and firepit, as well as a barbeque and wood-fired pizza oven for rent.

Super comfy large Bell Tent for groups & explorers
Gort, Galway, Ireland
6 reviews
Tent 4 Beds 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Host:
the staff were great very welcoming
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7. Additional options near Galway

8. An off-grid tiny house (from USD 75)

With tiny house in the name, you’ll not be surprised that this house only has room for two guests. The cabin is 100% off grid and contains a wood-burning stove and solar-powered lighting. The house has a small deck outdoors, and there’s an additional barbeque/patio area for you to use. The house is only a short walk from the nearby beach and it is also within walking distance of the next town. The hosts are locals, and they can give you advice throughout the stay. They also provide a complimentary breakfast service throughout your stay. The hosts can also show you how to light the wood burning stove in your cabin.

Off-grid Cabin 2
Kinvara, Galway, Ireland
188 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was perfect great wifi
the interior is very cozy and comfortable
bed extremely comfortable and lovely touches with cereal milk tea and coffee provided
we had an amazing stay at the apartment
their cabin is equipped with all that you need for a comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
extremely clean and as described
we were initially worried about using it but it was very clean and didn't smell
very cozy and clean with everything we needed
so clean and kinvara is such an awesome spot to stop along your way
the cabin was so cute and clean and comfortable
Host:
host was friendly and very quick responses
catherine was a welcoming host
felt at home immediately and the hosts were really kind and welcoming
very kind and helpful hosts
great place and a lovely host
Location:
great location to explore the local area
a lovely cabin tucked away just a short walk from the heart of kinvarra
such a lovely stay located right beside a shop and a short walk to kinvara town
absolutely perfect great location just a short drive away from galway and the cliffs of moher
easy walk to the village of kinvara where we enjoyed shopping dining drinking and live music
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9. Meet the neighbours (from USD 69)

The tiny house in the listing above isn’t the only one in the area! Across the deck, you’ll find this second tiny house. Take advantage of this, and meet new travelers whilst you stay! As before, each cabin has its own small kitchen, and both a separate bedroom and bathroom. There’s even a small dining area. The cabin is perfectly insulated, so it’s both cool enough in summer, and not too cold in the winter.

Off-grid Cabin 1
Kinvara, Galway, Ireland
279 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is a comfortable place to stay
Cleanliness:
clean and tidy spaces
tiny house was clean and cosy
very nice and clean place
great accommodation very clean and in great condition
the place was clean with everything a couple would need
Host:
the owners are very helpful
the host was so nice and kind
frank and catherine were very nice hosts
good tips from the hosts too
frank was a very good host
Location:
lovely cabin walking distance to the village
easy walk to town
next to a petrol station which is great for long distance travelers
close to the town for a nice walk will be staying again
great location for exploring the west of ireland
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10. Beautiful bell tent

There’s room for up to four guests in this beautiful bell tent, with a wood-burning stove at its center. Despite what it looks like, there’s a fully equipped kitchen for you to use as well as a bathroom. There’s a double bed as well as a futon. The hosts provide your first bag of firewood, and they can provide more wood for a small charge. You can take advantage of the provided barbecue. There’s even a sauna for you to use. You will, however, need to bring your own towels.

'Bells and Thistles' off-grid glamping & sauna
Crusheen, County Clare, Ireland
81 reviews
Tent 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

11. Vegetarian's retreat

There’s room for up to two in this luxurious retreat. The tent is completely off the grid, so it’s the perfect escape from reality. The hosts provide logs and fire starters for the wood burner in the tent. The hosts also provide yoga and meditation classes followed by some soup for a small additional charge. The cabin is close to Galway, and you can find some bus stops near the entrance to the land. The hosts are vegetarians, and no meat can be cooked here.

The Willow Retreat
Galway, Craughwell, Ireland
53 reviews
Tiny house 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Lots to see

Galway is a city on the west of Ireland and is the sixth biggest city in the country. Galway is stocked full of tourist sights, including the famous Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands. It’s also known for its bay (Galway Bay) and the Wild Atlantic Bay. Galway itself is less than a 2 ½ hour drive away from Dublin.

Frequently asked questions about Best Spots for Glamping In and Around Galway

1. Is parking available at any of these spots for glamping in Galway?

Yes, parking is available at many of these sites. Some examples of glamping spots with parking space in Galway include this hideaway caravan and this luxury camping yurt.

2. Which popular attractions are close to spots for glamping in Galway?

There are many popular attractions close to great glamping sites in Galway. For example, Traught Beach is near this off-grid cabin. Meanwhile, you’ll find the Cliffs of the Mother close to this luxurious Mongolian yurt.

3. Are there any historical sites close to spots for glamping in Galway?

Yes, there are a few historical sites near glamping spots in Galway. Both the Kilmacduagh Monastery and the former home of acclaimed writer W.B. Yeats is near this cosy Mongolian yurt and this comfortable and spacious bell tent.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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Writer and blogger, currently based in England, with the passion for travel. I've lived and travelled in Spain, New Zealand and England, solo traveled in Sweden and road tripped across America.

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