Where to Stay
From cheap and cheerful to luxury hotels, plan your perfect festival stay in Galway.
Our years of welcoming thousands of visitors from all over the world has resulted in a top-class choice of accommodation. Chic 5-star luxury escapes, cheerful hostels, self-catering options for cooking your own meals and friendly B&Bs for the budget-conscious... Galway has the perfect haven, with the perfect price tag, for every traveller.
The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway (formerly Radisson Blu)
The 4 star Galmont Hotel & Spa Galway is ideally located on the waterfront of Lough Atalia, just a few minutes walk from Galway’s buzzing city centre. The hotel also offers a great range of dining options with Marina’s Grill restaurant, RAW – sushi in the sky and casual dining in the Atrium Bar and Lounge.
Hotel Meyrick has stood tall over Galway’s Eyre Square for over 160 years, securing its position as the city’s most iconic hotel. As well being located in the most central location from which to access all Festival venues throughout the programme, the Meyrick also provides a bird’s eye view of all performances that take place on the Square. With the new addition of the Gaslight Bar & Brasserie, along with the Oyster Bar and its restaurant, No 15 on the Square, a fantastic variety of food and drinks options are available throughout your stay.
Jurys Inn Galway
Jurys Inn Galway boasts 130 stylish bedrooms and an extensive restaurant menu. The hotel is perfectly located on Quay St, in the heart of the Spanish Arch and steps away from Galway’s lively city centre. Whether it’s a relaxing drink in the bar or a bite to eat you’re looking for, you will find great hospitality in the stunning Jurys Inn Galway.
The Galway Bay Hotel
Located on the shores of Galway Bay on the famous Salthill Promenade and only five minutes’ drive from the vibrant Galway City, the 4* Galway Bay Hotel offers stunning sea views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Clare Hills. The hotel is conveniently situated next to Leisureland and only a short walk from Seapoint Ballroom for anyone attending events in either venue during the festival.
The Ardilaun Hotel
Ideally located just 1km (.6 miles) from Galway City Centre and Salthill, the 4* Ardilaun Hotel is the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy excellent service, comfort and luxury accommodation. This well-established family-owned hotel has an excellent reputation for good food and a friendly service. Dine at the award-winning Camilaun Restaurant, or enjoy a casual bite to eat and a nightcap in the Bistro.
Clayton Hotel Galway is a luxury four star hotel located just minutes from Galway City. The hotel offers 195 spacious and contemporary bedrooms with a mix of newly renovated double/twin rooms, executive suites, family rooms and an amazing Presidential suite. The Tribes Restaurant is perfect for an evening meal, whilst the inviting Enclosure Bar & Bistro offers a selection of lunches and evening meals in a relaxed environment. Enjoy a coffee on the go from our Red Bean Roastery. With a city bus stop to Eyre Square located directly outside the door, and with complimentary parking, complimentary Wifi and complimentary access to our leisure facilities including a 20m swimming pool, a sauna, steam room and fitness suite Clayton Hotel Galway is the perfect base for a Galway International Arts Festival break.
The Connacht Hotel
The Connacht Hotel is a popular Galway hotel, located on the main Dublin road as you enter Galway. The hotel boasts a great choice of accommodation with a large hotel bar and cocktail lounge offering a bright and spacious area that is perfect for midmorning tea and scones, lunch and evening dining. The cocktail bar enhances the holiday spirit in the hotel with regular evening live music and a range of wonderful cocktails from the in house mixologist. Active 24 Leisure & Fitness onsite offers a wide range of activities for visitors, 20m indoor pool and kids pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi.
The Travelodge Galway
Just 10 minutes' walk from the Eyre Square, this hotel offers onsite parking, and is just a 7 min drive to the GIAF Big Top. Rooms at the Galway Travelodge all feature bathrooms with both a bath and a shower. Each room also includes a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi with unlimited data for all devices throughout the hotel. It recently picked up three excellences in Customer Service awards this year - the TripAdvisor Excellence Award, Travelodge International Hotel of the Year, and a Booking.com excellence award.
The House Hotel
The House Hotel, Galway’s 4 Star boutique hotel in the heart of The Latin Quarter, is home to the most popular of Galway’s Cocktail Bars and trendiest Relax Lounge. Located just one minute from Quay Street - the Galway restaurant, pub and club centre and five minutes from Eyre Square, everything is quite literally on your doorstep. The rooms are chic, quiet, intimate and oozing in comfort - the perfect haven for any visitor to the City of the Tribes.
The Harbour Hotel
Make the most of the Harbour Hotel’s waterfront location in the heart of Galway City, where a three-minute stroll will take you to Eyre Square and the city centre. The Harbour Hotel team offer a warm welcome to this modern, comfortable, family-owned hotel, and promise to take excellent care of you throughout your stay. The hotel offers secure car parking and is easily accessible by car, and from the bus and rail stations.
Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road Galway is a 4 * hotel located within a 10 minute walk from Galway City Centre and tourist attractions. The hotel has 104 bedrooms, a spa and a complimentary fitness suite for guests. Guests can choose to dine in The Olive Tree Bistro or enjoy afternoon tea in the Point Bar. Maldron Hotel is located within easy to access from West N17, South M18 and North & East via the M4 when coming into Galway City.
The Twelve Hotel
The multi award-winning 4* luxury gourmet boutique hotel is just ten minutes’ drive from Galway City, on the Connemara Coast Road. The Twelve Hotel was awarded Travellers’ Choice Award by TripAdvisor in 2013 and was also voted Best Gastro Pub in Ireland. The Twelve Hotel offers stylish boutique-style guest rooms, the Le Petit Spa, a bakery, a champagne bar and one of Ireland’s most popular gastro pubs - The Pins. Meanwhile, Upstairs @ West is all about tasty, organic food, made from the finest produce from this bountiful area.
The Imperial Hotel
The Imperial Hotel proudly overlooks Eyre Square in the city centre. This 3* hotel is less than a minute from the main thoroughfare, Shop Street, leading onto the Latin Quarter. All of the guest rooms are spacious and bright, with modern furniture and contemporary hotel decor.The Imperial’s bar is locally known as ‘The Meeting Place of Galway’, and many settle to watch live sports or meet friends for a coffee and a snack. This family-run hotel prides itself on being a home-from-home, where no request is too small or too large.
The Forster Court Hotel & Hyde
The Forster Court Hotel & HYDE are located just steps from Eyre Square, in the heart of Galway city and just a short walk from the train and bus stations. Food is served in our restaurant HYDE from 7am until 9pm. The hotel has fifty newly renovated guest rooms, ranging from single, double, triple and quad’s, with superior rooms also available. There is complimentary high speed Wifi throughout the hotel.
The Residence Hotel
The Residence Hotel Galway is a contemporary boutique hotel, located on the famous bustling Quay Street in the heart of Galway City. Once a 16th century Carmelite Convent the Hotel offers just 20 newly renovated guest rooms. The hotel is modern in design but perfectly in keeping with its historic surroundings. Situated right next to the River Corrib and the famous Spanish Arch. The hotel is surrounded by medieval buildings and cobbled streets, and is situated in the most idyllic part of Galway City often referred to as Galway's Latin Quarter
B&Bs and Guesthouses
B&B Ireland is the leading provider of approved B&B accommodation in Ireland. Enjoy a warm Irish welcome, comfortable surroundings and excellent freshly cooked breakfast and home-baking. Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend. Book online and receive instant email confirmation of your booking.
Corrib Haven Guesthouse
Corrib Haven is located in Upper Newcastle, within walking distance to NUIG and the city centre. All rooms are ensuite with TV, phones, clock radio and WiFi. Guest lounge with tea/coffee facilities. Landscaped garden with seating for guests, and private parking.
Adare Guesthouse is a charming family-managed registered guest house just five minutes walk from Galway City Centre and the beach in Salthill. The Guesthouse was the first official guest house to be opened in Ireland on 1 July 1968! Free off-street parking is available.
A charming family-owned guesthouse with secure car park, centrally located between Galway City and Salthill and within five minutes walk of the beach. An ideal base for touring the Aran Islands, Burren and Connemara.
Cúirt Na Coiribe
Cúirt Na Coiribe is situated just 10 to 15 minutes walk from the city centre. Scotty's Steakhouse Restaurant is located on the ground floor of the complex, with the nearby reception building containing the Cúirt Na Coiribe convenience shop and launderette.
Gleann Na Rí
Gleann Na Rí is a modern self-catering holiday complex. Situated approx. 2km (1.25 miles) from the city centre, this private, gated development consists of two and three bedroom and penthouse self-catering apartments. A selection of apartments and penthouses have excellent, uninterrupted views of Galway Bay. With reception on-site and 24-hour security, this development can cater for groups and families. Apartments are also available that have been adapted for people with disabilities and limited mobility.
Located on the grounds of NUI Galway, and only a 10-minute shuttle bus away from Galway city centre, Corrib Village is the ideal base for an affordable, activity-filled break away. It offers basic, no-frills, affordable accommodation for both individuals and groups, who can choose to book on a room-only or B&B basis or opt for an entire, self-catering apartment.
Gort na Coiribe
The Gort na Coiribe development of apartments and townhouses is situated in a prime location within walking distance of Galway's city centre, offering summer accommodation in a beautiful residential setting.
Sleepzone is situated in the centre of Galway City, just 100 metres from Eyre Square, three minutes from the bus and rail terminal and coach station, and close to all the city’s amenities, including pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants. Sleepzone is spacious and offers a large, fully equipped self-catering kitchen and outdoor terrace. With great modern facilities, it also provides free internet and Wi Fi access.