10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Clifden, Ireland - Updated 2021

airbnb Clifden, Ireland

Clifden is a coastal town in the county of Galway which is said to mean “stepping stones” in Irish. It is the largest town in the region and receives many visitors and tourists every year. The history of the town is relatively modern as the town was first established in the 19th century by a man named John D'arcy. The town eventually prospered until the famine in 1845 lead many residents to immigrate to America. Marconi even established the first transatlantic wireless telegraph station here which is still a site that people can visit today. Clifden’s natural beauty if perfect for people who like to hike and see the sights, but there is also the magnificent Clifden Castle built for John D'arcy, the founder of Clifden available to visit. The Connemara heritage museum is another popular destination that showcases life in the area in an open-air concept. These are just some of the must-see attractions when you’re visiting Clifden. Book one of our selected accommodations in the region today and see this little slice of Ireland for yourself!

1. Charlotte's Clifden Cottage

A large three bedroom house that’s great for large families or groups of friends. This cottage can sleep up to six people and is close to the heart of Clifden’s nightlife. For people with families, it is also close to many family-friendly activities and is also pet-friendly! There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and amenities.

Charlotte's Clifden Cottage
Clifden, County Galway, Ireland
179 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything was as described and newly installed wifi worked great
the cottage was comfortable and quiet perfect for a group of tired travelers
nice and cozy for a short stay up to 7 people
charlotte's cottage was convenient to local tourist spots and was a comfortable stay
a lot of rooms in house wonderful house surrounding and we found it without any troubles
lovely clean and surprisingly spacious
clean bedding and stylish house
we use the vacuum to clean theme from walls and windows
nice clean and and well equipped house
clean and everything you would need for your stay
charlotte was a lovely host
great host and lovely house would recommend thank you
thanks for being such a friendly host charlotte
fast response from charlotte and she was helpful and forthcoming
host was really very helpful and accommodative and even offered to pick us from city center bus station
a great place close to clifden
the location was also good
it is in a great location with shops close by
a lovely place to stay near clifden
in short the location is excellent
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2. An apartment by the sea (from USD 95)

Also known as the “Guest Wing” by the owners, this small apartment is located right near the water and as such, has an excellent view of the sea. It is a one bedroom apartment and is ideal people travelling solo or for couples. A short walk along the pier leads guests to their room which is in a quiet and secluded space offering a lot of privacy. The self-contained apartment is only a ten-minute walk to Clifden’s town center where the owners run a shop.

Apartment by the sea Clifden
Clifden, Connemara, Galway, Ireland
266 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quality furnishings very comfortable bed enough kitchen equipment
the apartment is very comfortable with all the amenities that we required
great view of the water from the backyard (though not from their apartment itself)
appreciated the extras like breakfast supplies and treats
the bedroom and bathroom were particularly nice and large
spotlessly clean and thoughtfully decorated
spotlessly clean and decorated really nice
very clean and plenty of room for two
inside the apartment is clean comfortable and trendy
leo and susan's rooms are beautiful clean and comfortable
they are great hosts
our hosts couldn't have been more helpful and kind
leo and susan were friendly and helpful hosts
as hosts they were kind friendly and so helpful wonderfully nice people
susan and leo were just excellent hosts
lovely location within walking distance to town
great location and very welcoming
the location is stunning and very convenient
it is only a few minute walk to downtown and really is a perfect location
a few mins walk from the sea and perfectly tucked away just outside the town
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3. Abbeyglen Castle Hotel Economy Room (from USD 71)

Feel like you’re living in a fairy tale by staying in the wonderful Abbeyglen Castle! Located just minutes away from the Clifden town center, this hotel comes with a full breakfast included as well as tea and scones in the afternoon and complimentary champagne at 6. The castle is located on a beautiful hillside overlooking Clifden Bay. To the front of the castle are the spectacular gardens where guests can walk around, play a game of pitch and putt or even hit the court for a round or two of tennis. On top of all of this guests will also have access to the Piano Bar, Hot Tub, Drawing Room, Snooker and Billiards Tables, as well as the fine dining restaurant located within. Feel like royalty without the high price.

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel Economy Room 1
Clifden, Galway, Ireland
289 reviews
Room in boutique hotel 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was comfortable and the hair dryer and wifi were added bonuses
nice small room with a very comfortable bed and all amenities
the air b & b room is small but the overall hotel is worth the stay
our bed was incredibly comfy and the breakfast was a huge and very good quality buffet
breakfast was delicious and plentiful with wonderful views from the dining room
clean and very comfortable
very clean which we appreciated
the room is a little small but everything is very clean
the reception desk staff were particularly lovely
the staff was so very helpful and welcoming
the owners are inviting and kind and the staff is warm and welcoming
everyone was nice and friendly
their staff is wonderfully friendly and super accommodating
the location is superb as well
beautiful grounds and walking distance to town
very cool castle in a private location
awesome castle in a great location
perfect location in a beautiful part of ireland
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4. The Lighthouse Clifden Bay (from USD 110)

This is a great spot for families or groups of friends as it can sleep up to six people. The property overlooks Clifden Bay and is only a short stroll away from restaurants and shops. There is also a private garden that overlooks the bay and is perfect for a nice relaxing morning coffee or as a space for children to play outdoors. The property has quite a history as it was built around 1880 as a house for the master lighthouse keeper and as such it retains many of its original features. Cozy up by the fireplace and watch TV on a cold night or cook something up in the fully equipped kitchen.

The Lighthouse Clifden Bay
Clifden, Galway, Ireland
152 reviews
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fresh flowers on the table) and clean
we had a brilliant stay breakfast outside and sitting infront of the fire space in the evenings
it was comfortable for my small dog as well with a fenced in backyard too
great comfortable house with lots of character
the house is charming and extremely comfortable with everything you could need for your stay
clean and comfy
very clean as well
was very clean and cozy
the house is spacious and spotlessly clean
the house was spotlessly clean and would be very nice for a family
the hosts are wonderful
host terri very helpful and attentive
she is very helpful and great host
terri was a fantastic host
the atmosphere and attitude of everyone is so welcoming warm and friendly
perfect location in clifden
perfectly located within walking distance of the town
really great location - so close to town
fabulous location cloae to town
excellent location and well equipped
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5. Gannon's Apartment (from USD 181)

This space is suitable for up to four guests to sleep, making it a great option for small families. The apartment is located just off Clifden’s main square so you’ll be really close to the best that Clifden has to offer. Everything from shops to restaurants is only a short walk away. TV is included as well as an equipped kitchen and washer/dryer.

Gannon's Penthouse Apartment
Clifden, Galway, Ireland
146 reviews
Entire villa 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rooms were all very comfortable with all the amenities we needed
breakfast on the rooftop patio was a great way to start the day too
huge apartment on 3rd floor but so big and all amenities it felt like home
great cooking facilities and a lovely terrace with view of main square of clifden
wonderful spacious apartment in the centre of clifden
very spacious spotlessly clean apartment
very clean and comfortable
spotlessly clean spacious and warm
spacious clean and comfortable
very clean stylishly furnished and very quiet
the host canceled this reservation 143 days before arrival
very welcoming host
gerry was very responsive to all of our questions
gerry was a great host and highly recommend this apartment
gerry is a very responsive host
location is perfect
great location for town
excellent location and great apartment
perfect location to explore clifden
great location if you want to be in the downtown clifden
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6. Helen's Hideaway (from USD 150)

This rental is a luxurious 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom space perfect for small families. Located right on Clifden harbour, here you’ll be able to enjoy the peacefulness of the area but still be only a short walk away from the town square where you can find supermarkets, pubs and restaurants. Two minutes one way leads you to the hustle and bustle of the town and two minutes the other way you’ll feel like you’re in a different world. The apartment comes fully equipped with linens and kitchen supplies. Cozy up by the fire and admire the sea on the colder days or head into town when the weather is warmer.

Helen's Hideaway
Clifden, County Galway, Ireland
127 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi functioned with a strong signal
nice view nice walks very comfortable
we had some problems with the wifi connection but helen started to take care of it asap
modern comfortable surroundings plenty of space good facilities stunning views of the estuary
apartment was spacious and comfortable with wonderful views
a very big clean space which was beautifully maintained
helens hideaway is clean modern bright airy and very private
the rooms bathroom and kitchen are clean and modern with comortable beds
the apartment was spotless and cosy thoughtfully designed and decorated with excellent taste
the apartment was very clean and comfortable and had everything one could need for a self-catering holiday
helen was such a lovely host
helen is a fantastic host with precious advice
helen is extremely helpful with great advice
helen was a brilliant and friendly host who made us feel very welcome
helen is a great host and always responded to any message i sent her
a super convenient location
great location in the heart of bustling clifden
excellent location right beside the sea and a two minute walk to the village of clifden
the location of the house is 2 minutes tops away from the centre of clifden
excellent location and a fabulous apartment
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7. SKY Boutique Apartment (from USD 121)

The SKY Boutique Apartment is a top floor apartment with a balcony which overlooks the harbour in one direction and the rolling hills in the other. See both the ocean and the sheep from here! The space is a two-minute walk to the bus stop which can take you around the surrounding area or head to one of the amazing pubs and restaurants nearby. The living space is open concept and the furniture is made reused and recycled or built from scratch.

SKY Boutique Apartment
Clifden, County Galway, Ireland
199 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views from the living room were amazing
the apartment was just spectacular with the furniture and comfort
stylish apartment with great view and well organized
beautiful apartment with a stunning view and quite a spacious living room
the apartment is spacious and with some fantastic features and the balcony has great views
spotlessly clean and well appointed
spotless apartment very clean and with a warm touch
the apartment was lovely very clean and warm
the place was very clean and had everything we needed
the apartment itself is very clean and really nice
she was a great host
roxx was responsive and helpful
roxx was always very responsive and helpful
great place and great hosts
roxx was a great host and easily contactable with any queries
location couldn’t be better
great location in centre of town
great central location and well-equipped apartment
beautiful apartment in a stunning location
so central in the town and really relaxed place
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8. Ben View Guesthouse (from USD 85)

Located in a mid-century townhouse, this rental is a Bed and Breakfast that can accommodate up to 16 guests. Parking is free for people arriving by car and all rooms come with tea/coffee making facilities and free WiFi. All rooms are private and feature free amenities like shampoo and linens.

Ben View Guesthouse, Bed & B'fast
Clifden, Galway, Ireland
105 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 11 Beds 8 Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
charming breakfast room and excellent irish breakfast
the room is nice with a lovable old-fashioned decoration very retro
the beds were comfortable and the room light airy and warm
her dining room is incredibly charming with beautiful china silver servers etc
we felt really welcome staying at eileens bnb calm room private bathroom best breakfast we had in ireland
room was clean and comfortable
rooms are spotless and very well equipped
our room was spacious and spotlessly clean
rooms were vintage (we like that) but clean and pleasant
room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was delicious
desmond and eileen were very lovely hosts
eileen and her brother were wonderful hosts
eileen was a wonderful host and spoiled us with the most delicious breakfast
eileen is an exceptional host who is welcoming and kind
very friendly and welcoming hospitality
great location in the heart of clifden
it is perfectly located in the middle of the town center and close to everything
breakfast was very delicious the location is also terrific
nice location friendly welcome great breakfast
location was perfect for being able to walk around the corner for food pubs and shopping
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9. The Studio on the square (from USD 62)

This is a newly renovated studio apartment located right next to the town’s square so you’ll be very close to all the shops, pubs and restaurants in the area. The space itself dates back to 1838 and has access to the back patio area where guests can enjoy the outdoors and a barbecue. Original stone steps lead to the harbour where guests can relax and after a long day head back and have a soak in the cast iron bath.

The Studio On The Square
Clifden, County Galway, Ireland
213 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there are two comfortable chairs for sitting and small table with two chairs for eating
the apartment was amazing the mattress was very comfortable and the back garden had beautiful views
beautifully decorated with a full kitchen and gorgeous terrace with sea views
the studio was super cosy with the stove and an electric heater as well
the kitchen is useful with lots of countertop space plus a good two-sided sink
it was verry clean and comfy
it was clean well-furnished and spacious
the studio was spotlessly clean very cosy and spacious enough
it is well appointed and spotlessly clean
the apartment was very clean quiet and decorated lovely
great home and a lovely host
sinèad was very helpful throughout our stay
she was super helpful and responsive when we had questions
she was very kind to us
the host was fantastic and very helpful
super location right beside supervalu
perfect location on the square
the location is absolutely fantastic
super location the studio is perfect for a romantic break in the beautiful countryside around clifden
wonderful cosy little spot right in the heart of the town with everything in walking distance
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10. The Lodge B&B Clifden (from USD 72)

This B&B was built recently so be sure to expect some great modern touches during your stay. The bedrooms are fit for one or two guests each and you can enjoy hanging out in the library, read a book and drink a cup of coffee. Many art pieces are on display, all from local artists. Since this is a B&B you can expect a breakfast included in the price as well as free WiFi and essentials.

The Lodge B&B Clifden 2
Clifden, Galway, Ireland
161 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the coffee and tea in the sitting rooms were lovely
the family room was very comfortable and much larger than the images on the air b&b website
we were greeted with coffee and cookies on arrival and an amazing made-to-order breakfast was provided the next morning
the breakfast was great there was also coffee and tea for the guests to have
nice continental breakfast with optional sliced cheeses an meats
everything was clean & comfortable
big and clean room
the lodge was clean and comfortable
rooms very spacious clean and charming
our room was clean and tidy and well stocked
lovely place the host is remarkable
joyce is an amazing host
the host was helpful with going into town
cathal was an amazing host
very friendly and helpful host
the location was absolutely fantastic
great location in the heart of clifden
great location and cathal was helpful and friendly
the location was right in the middle of clifden and an easy walk to restaurants and pubs
excellent value for money in a great location
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Coastal charm

Clifden is a beautiful coastal town with a lot of charm. Walk along the harbour or explore the town and hit the pubs on nice days, or simply cozy up inside and sit by the fire. Whatever you do here, you’ll love it.

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