7 Castle Airbnbs In Ireland Where A Night Can Cost As Little As €73.25 Per Person

the top of the castle
Photo via Airbnb

There are a number of incredible castle Airbnbs in Ireland that’ll make you feel like you’ve hopped into a fairytale.

Some, like Rincolisky Castle, are a little bit pricey while others, like Cahercastle in Galway, are pretty damn cheap.

In the guide below, you’ll find some of the best castle Airbnbs that Ireland has to offer – perfect for those of you in search of an escape with a difference.

The Best Castle Airbnbs in Ireland

  1. Cahercastle
  2. A gate lodge in Wicklow
  3. Rincolisky Castle
  4. A 16th-Century Castle in Kilkenny
  5. Tubbrid Castle
  6. Wilton Castle
  7. Drummond Tower

1. Cahercastle 

one of the best castles to stay in in Ireland
Photo via Cahercastle on Airbnb

First up is the incredible, 600-year-old Cahercastle in Galway which was carefully restored to its former glory by Peter, the host.

This is arguably the best-known castle Airbnb in Ireland. If you’re thinking to yourself that it looks familiar, you may have come across it when it was revealed that it was the most visited Airbnb in Europe.

Those that spend a night in Cahercastle have access to the master bedroom, the turret, a cosy living room, the dining room, and two comfy guest bedrooms.

How much a night will set you back

I whacked in a Friday night in September for 4 people sharing. The total cost worked out at €293, which is just €73.25 per person.

You can see more or book a night here. Note: if you book a night using the link above, we’ll make a tinycommission (you won’t pay extra!) that goes towards the running of this site.

2. A gate lodge in Wicklow

the outside of the lodge
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If you’re after a very unique escape that, similar to Cahercastle above, won’t cost you an arm and a leg, this gate lodge in Wicklow should be right up your street.

If you visit with a group (it sleeps up to 4 people) it can work out at as little as €40 per person per night.

You’ll find it tucked away in the Vale of Avoca in County Wicklow, where it’s a short 4km from the little town of Avoca.

How much a night will set you back

To check the price, I’ve slapped in a Friday night in September for 4 people sharing. It works out at €157 in total, which is just €39.25 per person. See more here.

Note: if you book a night using the link above, we’ll make a tiny commission (you won’t pay extra!) that goes towards the running of this site (it’s very much appreciated!)

3. Rincolisky Castle (the most unique castle Airbnb in Ireland)

the top of the castle

The mighty Rincolisky Castle in West Cork is hands-down the most unique castle Airbnb Ireland has to offer.

This place is finely plonked in a location that overlooks the chilly waters of Roaring Bay. Now, this isn’t any old castle – as you can see from the photo above, it has a gorgeous open area at the top.

Those that visit can chill in front of a roaring fire on the colder nights or kick-back on the upper floor on warmer days while soaking up beautiful sea views.

How much a night will set you back

I’ve stuck in 3 nights in September for 6 people sharing. It works out at a total of €1,150 which is €191.66 per person. Not bad for three nights.

You can book a night or see more here. Note: if you book a night using the link above, we’ll make a tiny commission (you won’t pay extra!) that goes towards the running of this site (it’s very much appreciated!)

4. A 16th-Century Castle in Kilkenny 

the exterior of the castle

Next up is another castle Airbnb in Ireland that’s pretty good value if you visit with a group of friends or family.

You’ll find this gorgeous gaff in Kilkenny (just 5 minutes from the city), where it’s been since wayyyy back in the 16th-century. 

The castle was restored over the course of 25 years and it looks absolutely class both inside and out.

How much a night will set you back

I popped in a weekend in August (there’s a 2-night minimum stay) for a group of 10 people sharing. It works out at a total of €2,887, which is €288.70 per person. 

You can book a night or see more here. Note: if you book a night using the link above, we’ll make a tiny commission (you won’t pay extra!) that goes towards the running of this site (it’s very much appreciated!)

5. Tubbrid Castle

tubbrid castle kilkenny
Photos via Tubbrid Castle

Tubbrid Castle in Kilkenny is the only castle Airbnb in Ireland that I’ve actually spent a night in, and it was incredible.

You’ll find it a handy 20-minute drive from Kilkenny City, down some quiet country lanes where it’s set against the backdrop of rolling mountains.

Although the castle has been restored in recent years, it still feels ‘old-world’ and retains all of its original charm.

How much a night will set you back

I popped in 2 nights in August for 8 guests sharing. The total works out at €2,077, which breaks down to €259.62 per person for the 2 nights.

You can book a night or see more here. Note: if you book a night using the link above, we’ll make a tiny commission (you won’t pay extra!) that goes towards the running of this site (it’s very much appreciated!)

6. Wilton Castle

exterior of wilton castle during the day
Photo via Wilton Castle

If you read our guide to castle hotels in Ireland, you may recognise the very swanky Wilton Castle in County Wexford.

You’ll find this place finely plonked on the banks of the Boro River, surrounded by quiet countryside and open parkland.

This place is perfect for those of you in search of unique group accommodation in Ireland (it sleeps 14 people comfortably).

How much a night will set you back

I stuck in two nights in August for a group of 10 sharing. It worked out at €2,758 in total, which is a slightly hefty €275.80 per person.

You can book a night or see more here. Note: if you book a night using the link above, we’ll make a tiny commission (you won’t pay extra!) that goes towards the running of this site (it’s very much appreciated!)

7. Drummond Tower

drummond tower rooftop
Photo via Drummond Tower on Airbnb

The last castle Airbnb in Ireland on our list is the very unique Drummond Tower. You’ll find this place in Drogheda, a short 15-minute drive from town.

The tower was built back in 1858 by Victor Drummond Delap as part of the Monasterboice House and Demesne.

It has been restored in recent years and boasts 4 floors.

How much a night will set you back

I stuck in a night in August for a group of 4 sharing. It works out at a total of €335, which breaks down to €83.75 per person.

You can book a night or see more here. Note: if you book a night using the link above, we’ll make a tiny commission (you won’t pay extra!) that goes towards the running of this site (it’s very much appreciated!)

Have you stayed in a castle Airbnb in Ireland that we’ve missed?

view from bedroom
Photo via Sheila Ann on Airbnb

If you know of a place that’s worth adding to the guide above, let me know in the comments below and we’ll check it out! 

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