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Hostel or airbnb

Hey all!
My girlfriend and I are just in the beginning stages of planning a week long trip to Ireland! We can not wait to go. I was wondering what’s the cheapest way to find accommodations there? We love to camp and backpack for our vacations here state side so staying in a cheap place or in a minimal type of environment suits us. Has anyone found some present hostels in Ireland or rooms to rent for a night they wouldn’t mind sharing? Thanks in advance!!
Cheers,
Mike

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"A" night in a hostel with my girlfriend or "A" night in an AirBnb. I choose the Airbnb; almost any AirBnb. Might be a bit pricier as the cleaning fee isn't prorated over several nights. Might also be harder to find for just one night.

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just a tip, why not come to Northern Ireland rather than Ireland? its much cheaper than Ireland, Northern ireland is part of the UK so things hereare cheaper than the Republic of Ireland, like food meals accomodation etc the currency is different in NI as well pounds not euros i would recommend NI check out www.discovernorthernireland.com

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I've seen both hostels and apartments included in the lodging listings on booking.com, so that's one source of information for you. Certainly not all options in either category will be listed there, but the reviews on booking.com seems relatively accurate. You are not allowed to leave a review unless you've actually stayed at the property.

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There are campgrounds in Ireland. We stayed in one (in a cabin) in the Aran Islands. They had a large tenting area and communal kitchen for backpackers.

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It depends on the hostel and the location. As an older adult, I occasionally stay in a private room (some ensuite) in a hostel but only when the location and price are much better than b&b options. In Doolin a couple years ago I stayed in a hostel that was just a few minutes walk from a bus stop and trad music pubs; the room was newly renovated with a view, private bathroom and half the price of nearby b&b's at the time I was booking. Airbnbs for one or two people for just one or two ngihts are not always cheap with cleaning and service fees but some are.

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These are all such great tips!!! Where I live, AIRBNB’s tend to not allow 1 night stays because of the constant cleaning involved, which totally makes sense. If they are allowed in Ireland, that will be super helpful for finding places to stay. We have never considered Northern Ireland but after we looked at the link provided, we think that may definitely be the place we go! Weather does not detour us for adventures so camping in the rain or cold weather is right up our alley! Good to know about the campsite you found. We will definitely be looking into it. Thanks for all the tips! Can’t thank you all enough!

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good to hear you are considering Northern Ireland, Its my homeland, its a beautiful place remember Northern Ireland is part of the UK so you wont need euros here we use UK pounds also we drive in Miles per hour the Republic of Ireland drives in kilometres if you are driving across the border from the Republic any questions feel free to email me here :)