I am very late to the party, I know. I only had my first Airbnb experience a few months ago and now I can’t stop raving about it. I also used Airbnb in the Maldives – allowing me to make my dream of travelling to paradise a reality. Besides the fact that using Airbnb seems to be much cheaper than the nearest hotel (and sometimes even hostels) in any city you go to, what really amazes me is the incredible quality of the rentals. I mean some of these places look like they have been taken out of a luxury travel magazine, the type where you can barely afford to buy the magazine let alone stay in the white carpet pent house with panoramic views of the ocean!
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To make up for my tardiness and to show all the other people out there that have yet to fall in love with Airbnb (yes, that’s YOU!) just how amazing it is, I want to show you the quality of Airbnb Ireland rentals available to you by showing you the best Dublin has to offer!
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Can you imagine staying in an a traditional Irish cottage with a lovely open fire and the whole place to yourself? Or maybe you prefer the city lights and would like to stay in an old Georgian house in the centre of Dublin? Or something a little livelier such as a musicians studio in Temple Bar? The choice is pretty endless when it comes to Airbnb rentals in Dublin, with a wide range of rentals available all dependent on the size of your budget!
If you have not signed up to Airbnb yet, be sure to sign up here using this €35 Airbnb discount code. (It’s win win for both of us as I get free credit AND you get free credit!) Hooray!
Right, enough time wasting. Let’s take a look at some of the nicest Airbnb rentals available and then I would love you to let me know why you would ever dream of staying in a hotel over some of these beauties!
Charming little cottage – €90 per night for 2 guests
Romantic Garden Cottage, Portobello – €100 per night for 2 guests
Bespoke Retreat, 12km from Dublin – €88 per night for 2 – 4 guests
Bright Garden Flat, Killiney – €95 per night for 2 guests
Slice of luxury
House with Swimming Pool – €170 per night for 9 guests
Apartment in prestigious Ballsbridge – €167 per night for 5 guests
Stunning Redbrick Period Home – €350 per night for up to 8 guests
The quirky and dreamy.
Stay in a CASTLE – €130 per night for 4 guests.
There is a guy in Galway, in the West of Ireland, who has listed his CASTLE on Airbnb. Life really does not get much better than this!! Live like a king for the price of a hostel and book yourself a bed in this fairy tale listing!
If you’ve got the budget, check out the beautiful Ashford Castle in Mayo – voted the best hotel in the world!
World’s First Self Catering Pub – €140 per night, up to 4 guests
Only in Ireland would you find a country pub listed on Airbnb!! This would be such a cool Irish experience. And yes, you do actually sleep in the pub itself although booze is most definitely not included in the price! ;-)
The World’s 1st Self Catering Pub !
If you like your accommodation to be an experience in itself, then The World’s 1st Self Catering Pub – Conroy’s Old Bar is for you! A traditionally characterful, authentic Irish, village bar.
Restored 200 year old Church – €100 per night for 3 guests
Okay, this is not something you would expect to come across in Ireland but us Irish are actually in the habit on converting our old churches into more modern entities. If you’re in Dublin you can get drunk in the Church bar while down in West Cork you can have your lunch and a coffee in The Church Cafe in Skibbereen. So….why not sleep in one?!
Bookeen Hall is a 200 year old restored church located approximately 20 minutes from Galway City and within easy reach of the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and Connemara. We look forward to meeting you!
Formula One Star Eddie Irvine’s House – €1200 per night!!
Fancy sleeping the home of Formula One Star Eddie Irvine? Complete with swimming pool, indoor sauna and jacuzzi, a sleep in this dream home in prestigious Dalkey will only set you back €1200 per night!!
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