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!
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 holidayGort, Galway, Ireland
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Host:flor and all staff are extremely nice and friendlywe had great time, feeding animals, chatting with peoplei suggest to bring wellies if you want to enjoy even more camping and environmentit is something really simple and extremely interestingabsolutely stunning environment, throughly loved every moment staying in the yurt, great experience if you are looking for a peaceful fun out doors experience
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 campingKinvarra, Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsvery cosy and romantic caravanthe cabins are super comfortablethe kitchen is well equipedour 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 ownerthe kitchen is outfitted with everything you need to prepare your own meals and they even provide coffee, tea, etcthe common areas are lovely and inviting, as wellit was clean, quaint, and very cozythe wagon was cleanother guests were friendly and sharing the kitchen and loos and showers (which was lovely and warm!) was completely easy and no hasslethe place was exactly as described and just what we were looking for
Host:unfortunately, she was in holidays and her substitute was totally lostunfortunately 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 accommodationshe left some food for us for breakfastsharon was very helpful and patient with my late arrivalsharon was very friendlyRead more reviewsquaint and pretty sitenice social areanice, peaceful and quiet place, located in the beautiful burren regionthese little wagons are lovely! the location is nice and quietkittyscamping is a nice place, well located for short journeys in the burren
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 campingTulla, Clare, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthere is a small kitchen and compost toilet nearbyoff the grid living with all the mod consgreat hot shower, really comfy bed, beautiful space and all the facilities you needthe yurt is cosy and very comfythe children were enamored with the outhouse and outdoor shower and were quite comfortable with using both, even at nightextremely comfortable and homelythe place is quiet and peaceful, yurt was clean and very comfortablethe 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 experienceupon arrival nick showed us how to work the fireplace to keep it nice and warm insidethe host was great and very accommodatingreally cool experienceour hosts were friendly, welcoming and helpfulRead more reviewsbeautiful scenerygreat place with lots of peace and quiethidden 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 etcbeautiful area , amazing place to stay on a sunny weekend to get away from the hustle and bustlethis yurt is a really nice place to stay and explore the burren and cliffs of moher
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 hideawayBurren, County Clare, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe camper is cosy and private, right in the burrenthe camper is nice and cosy and the shower is pretty hot in all waysthe outdoor toilet was a hoot and the outdoor shower was bliss fullthe decor brought a smile to our facesthe shower and toilet are brillianther dogs were extremely friendly and the caravan was warm and comfythe 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 hoststhe first thing is the warm welcome we received from sarah, mickey and there dogs, alfie and ziggythe caravan itself is beautifully and thoughtfully decorated, with everything you could possibly need for a perfect stayimmediately when entering the campervan we could both see and feel the care sarah has put into it
Host:sarah and mikey are great hostssarah and mikey are friendly inviting hostsreally friendly hosts and the perfect simple setting for a good wind-downis lovely and toasty with the stove, which heats up quicklyabsolutely stunning, and wonderful, welcoming hostsRead more reviewslocated perfectly for exploring the burren and co clarehad a really enjoyable stay in a very peaceful placewe loved this place for its remote but beatifull location, into incredible burren's landscapesgreat 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 burrenthis place is a little slice of heaven
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 holidayGalway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe yurt was cosy and the bed comfortablethe yurt was very comfortable and cosywoukd recommends it to anyonethe weather was gentle as was the welcomethe kitchen has everything you need to cook dinnercan't really ask for betterthe yurt was clean and comfythe 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 compostthe yurt was spacious, and clean
Host:we have already planned our next tripvery nice peopleupon arrival we were greeted by flor and merle, both of whom were very accommodatingthe animals and people are friendly (could have taken mini the dog home with me)great hosts, helpful and good companyRead more reviewslocation was peaceful and very quiet, and the area was great for walkingthe hogan kitchen is a great social area which we availed of and i can still smell the burning logsthe yurt life is the life to havewe very well enjoyed out spontaneous glampingthe whole place is "in flow" with nature
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 & explorersGort, Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe tent was spacious and we were cozy and snug at nightthe sound of guest blayind a drum added to my artistic journeythe kitchen area was well stocked and we had everything we neededfor 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 youmy boyfriend and i stayed in the bell tent and it was cosy and well equipped with a comfortable beda communal kitchen, compost toilets (lovely and clean), showers, hammock, playground
Host:the big tables were great for me to set up some artworkingwe 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 hosti even saw another being used for relaxation treatmentseverything 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 playRead more reviewsan oasis of calm within exquisitely peaceful surroundingsthe bell tent was beautiful, comfy and cosycrann og is unlike anywhere i have ever stayed beforeit is secluded and peaceful and a perfect place to go if you are looking to get away from it all for a couple of daysmy partner and i were not the easiest of guests but we were treated with the ultimate respect
7. Additional options near Galway
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 2Kinvara, Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe bed was pretty comfortable and the toilet was fineit is very cosy and privatefrom having usb points to charge your phone to little touches like fresh milk in the fridge, tea and coffeecomfy bed and couchthe tiny house was very comfortable and equipped with everything you needextremely clean and as describedvery cozy and clean with everything we neededthe cottage was very clean and in a great locationwe were initially worried about using it, but it was very clean and didn't smellwhere do i begin, frank and catherine are so hospitable, their cabins are so clean and safe
Host:very kind and helpful hostsvery friendlysuper friendly hostshost was friendly and very quick responsesgave us personal suggestions of where to eat and where to goRead more reviewsvery cute little cabin!this cabin is perfect to discover the burren and aroundthe area is beautifulit is peaceful with beautiful gardens arounda lovely little cabin situated in beautiful kinvara
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 1Kinvara, Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe cabin was warm and cosy, with a very comfortable bed and surprisingly powerful hot showerreally comfortablebed was comfythe tiny house is cozy and has everything you needreal wood burning mini fireplace was just enough to heat the homeclean and tidy spacesgreat accommodation, very clean and in great conditionit is very clean and frank and catherine are very nice peopletiny house was clean and cosythe 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 homevery friendly hostsvery friendly hoststhe host was so nice and kindthe host answer always very quick and nice with usRead more reviewsthe situation is perfect and kinvarra is a beautiful villagesmall but perfectly formed stylish "beach hut"short walk to kinvara villagelovely cabin walking distance to the villagelots of cute restaurants and bars nearby!
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.
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 & saunaCrusheen, County Clare, Ireland
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 RetreatGalway, Craughwell, Ireland
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