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Glamping In and Around Galway - Updated 2020

Glamping In and Around Galway - Updated 2020
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Natasha
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Why stay in a hotel or a tiny tent 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, and go glamping in Galway! Here are our top picks!

1. A luxurious Mongolian Yurt (from USD 89)

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.

Luxury Mongolian Yurt - a unique natural holiday
Gort, Galway, Ireland
Yurt 4 Beds 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Host:
flor and all staff are extremely nice and friendly
we had great time, feeding animals, chatting with people
i suggest to bring wellies if you want to enjoy even more camping and environment
it is something really simple and extremely interesting
absolutely stunning environment, throughly loved every moment staying in the yurt, great experience if you are looking for a peaceful fun out doors experience
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2. Cabin for four (from USD 89)

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.

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:
very cosy and romantic caravan
the cabins are super comfortable
the kitchen is well equiped
our second evening was more as we hoped as we were joined for a drink and a game of football by the sister and young children of the owner
the kitchen is outfitted with everything you need to prepare your own meals and they even provide coffee, tea, etc
Cleanliness:
the common areas are lovely and inviting, as well
it was clean, quaint, and very cozy
the wagon was clean
other guests were friendly and sharing the kitchen and loos and showers (which was lovely and warm!) was completely easy and no hassle
the place was exactly as described and just what we were looking for
Host:
unfortunately, she was in holidays and her substitute was totally lost
unfortunately we didn't get to meet sharon due to arriving late and leaving early, however she made us feel welcome and gave clear instructions where to find the accommodation
she left some food for us for breakfast
sharon was very helpful and patient with my late arrival
sharon was very friendly
Location:
quaint and pretty site
nice social area
nice, peaceful and quiet place, located in the beautiful burren region
these little wagons are lovely! the location is nice and quiet
kittyscamping is a nice place, well located for short journeys in the burren
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3. Family yurts (from USD 51)

Enjoy this spacious yurt with room for up to four guests. 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:
there is a small kitchen and compost toilet nearby
off the grid living with all the mod cons
great hot shower, really comfy bed, beautiful space and all the facilities you need
the yurt is cosy and very comfy
the children were enamored with the outhouse and outdoor shower and were quite comfortable with using both, even at night
Cleanliness:
extremely comfortable and homely
the place is quiet and peaceful, yurt was clean and very comfortable
the stove kept the yurt snug and warm throughout the chilly october nights and plenty of fuel is provided
Host:
would definitely recommend to either a couple or small family for a different experience
upon arrival nick showed us how to work the fireplace to keep it nice and warm inside
the host was great and very accommodating
really cool experience
our hosts were friendly, welcoming and helpful
Location:
beautiful scenery
great place with lots of peace and quiet
hidden gem, if your looking to get away for some peace and quiet this is the place, lovely walks near by and a short journey to cliffs of moher, doolin etc
beautiful area , amazing place to stay on a sunny weekend to get away from the hustle and bustle
this yurt is a really nice place to stay and explore the burren and cliffs of moher
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4. Beautiful hideaway caravan (from USD 67)

Enjoy this hidden caravan, the perfect country hideaway. 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
51 reviews
Camper/RV 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the camper is cosy and private, right in the burren
the camper is nice and cosy and the shower is pretty hot in all ways
the outdoor toilet was a hoot and the outdoor shower was bliss full
the decor brought a smile to our faces
the shower and toilet are brilliant
Cleanliness:
her dogs were extremely friendly and the caravan was warm and comfy
the caravan is very quaint and beautifully decorated, with an outhouse shower and toilet (these were actually a real treat!) sarah and her husband mikey, were exceptional hosts
the first thing is the warm welcome we received from sarah, mickey and there dogs, alfie and ziggy
the caravan itself is beautifully and thoughtfully decorated, with everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay
immediately when entering the campervan we could both see and feel the care sarah has put into it
Host:
sarah and mikey are great hosts
sarah and mikey are friendly inviting hosts
really friendly hosts and the perfect simple setting for a good wind-down
is lovely and toasty with the stove, which heats up quickly
absolutely stunning, and wonderful, welcoming hosts
Location:
located perfectly for exploring the burren and co clare
had a really enjoyable stay in a very peaceful place
we loved this place for its remote but beatifull location, into incredible burren's landscapes
great cosy little caravan in a great location, well decorated and the perfect place to relax beside the fire after a day spent exploring the beautiful scenic burren
this place is a little slice of heaven
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5. The perfect hippie retreat (from USD 67)

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:
the yurt was cosy and the bed comfortable
the yurt was very comfortable and cosy
woukd recommends it to anyone
the weather was gentle as was the welcome
the kitchen has everything you need to cook dinner
Cleanliness:
can't really ask for better
the yurt was clean and comfy
the compost toilets were so clean and easy to use and flor's "peddle tap" invention was awesome! flor and marian are great hosts that provide a magical retreat where you can really relax and enjoy...
really impressive facilities beyond what was described- especially the compost
the yurt was spacious, and clean
Host:
we have already planned our next trip
very nice people
upon arrival we were greeted by flor and merle, both of whom were very accommodating
the animals and people are friendly (could have taken mini the dog home with me)
great hosts, helpful and good company
Location:
location was peaceful and very quiet, and the area was great for walking
the hogan kitchen is a great social area which we availed of and i can still smell the burning logs
the yurt life is the life to have
we very well enjoyed out spontaneous glamping
the whole place is "in flow" with nature
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6. Family bell tent (from USD 56)

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
Amenities & Room:
the tent was spacious and we were cozy and snug at night
the sound of guest blayind a drum added to my artistic journey
the kitchen area was well stocked and we had everything we needed
for anyone looking to stay here i recommend just parking the car and not leaving for the duration of your stay to fullly relax and appreciate the incredible land around you
my boyfriend and i stayed in the bell tent and it was cosy and well equipped with a comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
a communal kitchen, compost toilets (lovely and clean), showers, hammock, playground
Host:
the big tables were great for me to set up some artworking
we were greeted by flor, who showed us around and helped us whenever it was needed (like when our car battery went!) he was very friendly, informative and a fantastic host
i even saw another being used for relaxation treatments
everything you need but very environmentally friendly, it was so refreshing! also home to very friendly sheep (and other farm animals) me and my boyfriend really loved our stay, we would definitely...
the children loved the farm animals and places to play
Location:
an oasis of calm within exquisitely peaceful surroundings
the bell tent was beautiful, comfy and cosy
crann og is unlike anywhere i have ever stayed before
it is secluded and peaceful and a perfect place to go if you are looking to get away from it all for a couple of days
my partner and i were not the easiest of guests but we were treated with the ultimate respect
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7. Additional options near Galway

8. An off-grid tiny house (from USD 72)

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
174 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was pretty comfortable and the toilet was fine
it is very cosy and private
from having usb points to charge your phone to little touches like fresh milk in the fridge, tea and coffee
comfy bed and couch
the tiny house was very comfortable and equipped with everything you need
Cleanliness:
extremely clean and as described
very cozy and clean with everything we needed
the cottage was very clean and in a great location
we were initially worried about using it, but it was very clean and didn't smell
where do i begin, frank and catherine are so hospitable, their cabins are so clean and safe
Host:
very kind and helpful hosts
very friendly
super friendly hosts
host was friendly and very quick responses
gave us personal suggestions of where to eat and where to go
Location:
very cute little cabin!
this cabin is perfect to discover the burren and around
the area is beautiful
it is peaceful with beautiful gardens around
a lovely little cabin situated in beautiful kinvara
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9. Meet the neighbours (from USD 67)

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
263 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin was warm and cosy, with a very comfortable bed and surprisingly powerful hot shower
really comfortable
bed was comfy
the tiny house is cozy and has everything you need
real wood burning mini fireplace was just enough to heat the home
Cleanliness:
clean and tidy spaces
great accommodation, very clean and in great condition
it is very clean and frank and catherine are very nice people
tiny house was clean and cosy
the place was clean with everything a couple would need
Host:
we met frank and he allowed us to check in early and made us very much feel right at home
very friendly hosts
very friendly hosts
the host was so nice and kind
the host answer always very quick and nice with us
Location:
the situation is perfect and kinvarra is a beautiful village
small but perfectly formed stylish "beach hut"
short walk to kinvara village
lovely cabin walking distance to the village
lots of cute restaurants and bars nearby!
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10. 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.

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11. 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

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12. 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

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