If you’re in search of brilliant Airbnbs in Clifden in Galway, the guide below should tickle your fancy.
Clifden is home to its fair share of unique, boutique and grand and central Airbnbs which make a nice base for tackling some of the best things to do in Clifden.
From fancy cottages by the sea and homes with ocean views to swanky pads and more, there’s a little bit of something that’ll appeal to every kind of traveller.
In the guide below, we’ve rounded up the best Airbnbs Clifden has to offer, so grab a cup of tea and dive on in.
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Unique and boutique Airbnbs in Clifden
The first section of our guide tackles the most unique and boutique Airbnbs in Clifden (there’s a fine ring to that!).
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1. The Penthouse
The Penthouse Airbnb in Clifden is a modern 2-bedroom apartment with a stylish open-plan lounge and everything you need for a self-catering break away.
The kitchen comes fully-equipped kitchen is fitted with everything from a fridge/freezer and toaster to a dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker, and Nespresso premium coffee machine.
There is also an outdoor decked roof terrace with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. The location of this property is hard to beat. Some of the best Irish pubs and restaurants in Clifden are just a few meters away.
2. The Boutique Apartment
Located in the centre of Clifden and just a stone’s throw from a whole host of pubs and restaurants, the Boutique Apartment is a great option for a night away.
Guests love the quirky décor and say that the dining table made from vintage wood and the funky seat on the balcony made out of an old bathtub look amazing.
You can kick back with a book in a hammock or soak up some brilliant views of Clifden Bay from the balcony.
3. Sunnybank House
Next up is one of the fanciest Airbnbs Clifden has to offer. If you feel like splashing out, spend a few nights at the Sunnybank House.
Situated inside a 19th-century estate house, this Airbnb property is located less than 200 meters from the main town square. Guests have access to a nearby leisure centre that has a gym and an indoor heated pool.
Ideal for large groups of friends exploring Connemara National Park, Sunnybank House offers easy access to some of the finest restaurants and bars in Clifden.
4. The Private Retreat
The Private Retreat is a secluded and modern property located just a short from the beach. Clifden town is a short drive away.
This luxury home boasts 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, as well as a nicely furnished open plan living room, kitchen, and a dining area that can accommodate up to 10 guests.
The views of the Atlantic Ocean are magnificent and guests can feel free to bring their dogs since this is a pet-friendly property.
5. The Lighthouse
Situated inside a fully renovated 19th-century house, the Lighthouse on Beach Road is located a short stroll from the centre of Clifden and within walking distance from the beach.
This unique Clifden Airbnb features 3 bedrooms, a sitting room with original fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, and a lovely garden with patio table overlooking Clifden Bay.
6. Atlantic View (one of our favourite Airbnbs in Clifden)
Welcome to the Atlantic View, a charming newly decorated apartment located in the centre of Clifden Town right in the middle of the main street.
The apartment is spacious and fitted with everything you need after a day spent exploring nearby attractions like the Connemara national park.
This is one of several Airbnbs in Clifden the boasts a nice balcony with views of Clifden Town. Perfect for winding down after a long day on the road.
7. A home by the sea
Located right by the sea and just a short walk from the centre of Clifden, A Home by the Sea is a peaceful one-bedroom apartment that offers superb sea views and contemporary and stylish décor.
Completely self-contained, this Airbnb in Clifden has a private entrance and a patio area. The hosts, Susan and Leo are friendly and will go above and beyond to make guests feel welcome throughout their stay.
Clifden Airbnbs in the heart of town
The second section of our guide to the best Airbnbs Clifden has to offer focuses on rental situated right at the heart of the village.
1. Town Scape
If you wish to stay in the centre of town right on Clifden Square, book your stay at the brilliant Town Scape.
It is an ideal accommodation for travellers who wish to explore the rural side of Galway and visit places like Connemara national park, but still wish to be super close to restaurants, pubs, and shops.
The Airbnb itself is spacious and nicely decorated. This comes as no surprise since the owners, Brian and Catherina have been involved in the hospitality business for a long time.
2. The Stone House
You will find this newly renovated traditional stone house on a small residential street just 1-minute walk from Main Street in the centre of Clifden Town.
There are two nicely decorated bedrooms on the first floor, while the charming master bedroom is located on the second floor and has brilliant views of the surrounding countryside.
Reviewers like the spacious living room with wood-burning stove and add that the heating system works perfectly.
3. A Charming Apartment in Town
Next up is a 1-bed apartment that sleeps 3 inside a beautiful stone building that dates back to the 1840s.
It’s a 2km walk to the beach and there’s endless pubs and places to eat just minutes away. The reviews for this Clifden Airbnb are excellent (4.30/5 from 47 reviews, at the time of writing).
4. Helen’s Hideaway
Helen’s Hideaway feels very private and quiet, yet the property is located just minutes from the town square where you will find shops, pubs, supermarkets.
The 2 bedroom apartment is cosy and boasts a fully-equipped kitchen, electric fireplace, and 2 en-suite bathrooms. Since this is a pet-friendly property, you can bring your dog along and together enjoy breathtaking views of the harbour.
Airbnbs in Clifden that can sleep a group
The final section of our Clifden Airbnb guide is packed with places to stay with a group of friends or family.
Below, you’ll find Airbnbs in Clifden that can 1, comfortably accommodate a group and 2, have excellent reviews at the time of writing.
With 12 bedrooms and covering an area of 7,000 square feet, this is definitely the largest property on this list of the best Airbnb’s in Clifden.
All bedrooms are luxurious and designed to the highest standard. The dining room can accommodate up to 25 people and the living room features turf fire and comfortable seating.
2. Hill House
Set over 2 floors, Hill House is a nicely decorated 4 double bedroom Airbnb property with high ceilings and full-sized wooden shutters.
On the ground floor, there is a living room with an open fire and a dining room that can fit up to 8 people.
However, the main feature of the house is the fully enclosed garden area which is ideal for al fresco dining. Upon arrival, guests will receive a welcome basket with tea, coffee, biscuits and milk.
3. No. 4 Clifden Quay
The last Airbnb accommodation on this list, No. 4 Clifden Quay, is a spread across 3 floors in a bright, finely maintained property.
Boasting comfortable bedrooms and everything you need for self-catering, this place is a great option for groups looking for a getaway.
The property also boasts a nice patio with outdoor furniture and BBQ facilities if you get the weather!
Airbnb Clifden: Where have we missed?
I’m sure that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some brilliant Airbnbs in Clifden in the guide below. If you have a place to recommend, let us know in the comments section below.