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!
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 holidayGort, Galway, Ireland
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 campingKinvarra, Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe caravan beds were also very comfortable to sleep inthe entire campground is clean and quietit was clean quaint and very cozybut all really comfortable and cleanthe sweet cabins are clean and fitted with cozy mattress and comforterssuch a lovely little place it has everything you could possibly need it's comfortable warm and cosy and clean
Host:sharon was very friendlysharon is a warm and wonderful host and was a joy to chat withsharon is communicative ans helpfulvery cosy and sharon was warm and helpfulsharon was very helpful and patient with my late arrivalRead more reviewsclose to the burren for great hikeskittyscamping is a nice place well located for short journeys in the burrengreat location would definitely recommend this placenice peaceful and quiet place located in the beautiful burren regionlovely colorful place to stay close to nature
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 campingTulla, Clare, Ireland
Top guest reviewswe loved making campfires and cooking in the little kitchen areaour stay was really fun the yurts were pretty cozy warm and quietsometimes there's more entertainment in the dying embers than a tv screenextremely comfortable and homelythe place is quiet and peaceful yurt was clean and very comfortable
Host:nick is a great host and a wonderful craftsmanour hosts were friendly welcoming and helpfulthe host was great and very accommodatingnick was a wonderful host and we chatted every morningnick was a great host and the yurt was really amazing and uniqueRead more reviewswith a fantastic locationgreat location and even in the cold of autumn it was cosy insidehad a wonderful time at nick's place a beautiful peaceful locationbeautiful character to the whole placeit's a great place to switch off and get away from the hustle and bustle to recharge
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 hideawayBurren, County Clare, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe heated outdoor shower is a unique and special experience complete with warm robes for afterwe were there during a storm so the stove atmospheric lighting and comfortable bed/sofa kept us very happy
Host:sarah and mikey are great hostssarah and mikey are friendly inviting hostssarah was very friendly and helpfulsarah and mikey are lovely hosts and have created a unique experiencewe enjoyed every minute of our stay here sarah and mikey are wonderful hostsRead more reviewswe would highly recommend this location for stayeverything is pretty much close by with the carwe loved this place for its remote but beatifull location into incredible burren's landscapescool caravan in an outstandingly beautiful isolated location but just a bit closer to the owner's house than expectedthe dogs are really nice to have a walk with
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 reviewsit was well designed with all the simple comforts you needed (including wood box heater)really impressive facilities beyond what was described- especially the compostthe yurt was clean and comfy
Host:great hosts helpful and good companygreat accommodation lovely hosts and friendly dogsthe staff is very nice and hospitable and the yurt is comfortable to stay insidethis is a real gem the staff were very helpful and everything was perfectleft alone but engaged when need be the staff are helpful friendly and interestingRead more reviewslocation was peaceful and very quiet and the area was great for walkingamazing place to spend some nights i'll come back next years
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
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 reviewsit was perfect great wifithe interior is very cozy and comfortablebed extremely comfortable and lovely touches with cereal milk tea and coffee providedwe had an amazing stay at the apartmenttheir cabin is equipped with all that you need for a comfortable stayextremely clean and as describedwe were initially worried about using it but it was very clean and didn't smellvery cozy and clean with everything we neededso clean and kinvara is such an awesome spot to stop along your waythe cabin was so cute and clean and comfortable
Host:host was friendly and very quick responsescatherine was a welcoming hostfelt at home immediately and the hosts were really kind and welcomingvery kind and helpful hostsgreat place and a lovely hostRead more reviewsgreat location to explore the local areaa lovely cabin tucked away just a short walk from the heart of kinvarrasuch a lovely stay located right beside a shop and a short walk to kinvara townabsolutely perfect great location just a short drive away from galway and the cliffs of mohereasy walk to the village of kinvara where we enjoyed shopping dining drinking and live music
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 reviewsit is a comfortable place to stayclean and tidy spacestiny house was clean and cosyvery nice and clean placegreat accommodation very clean and in great conditionthe place was clean with everything a couple would need
Host:the owners are very helpfulthe host was so nice and kindfrank and catherine were very nice hostsgood tips from the hosts toofrank was a very good hostRead more reviewslovely cabin walking distance to the villageeasy walk to townnext to a petrol station which is great for long distance travelersclose to the town for a nice walk will be staying againgreat location for exploring the west of ireland
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
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?
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.
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