I‘m a massive fan of shows that involve taking something that’s either in absolute bits or slightly dilapidated and transforming them into something amazing.
The fondness probably stems from hours spent as a kid watching Xzibit’s ‘Pimp My Ride’ show on MTV and has climaxed with shows like Dermot Bannon’s ‘Room to Improve’.
When I first saw the Airbnb below, I couldn’t help but think that it looked like something brewed up in the minds of the two lads mentioned above after a few pints in the local.
And I mean that in the best way possible.
Welcome to the ‘Lux Bus’
This is all kinds of quirky and fancy and it has enough great reviews to guarantee you a solid night away with friends.
It’s also ridiculously good value, but more on that later.
You’ll find the ‘Lux Bus’ nestled in the historic town of Cobh in Cork, a stones throw from an ample number of adventure opportunities.
It’s a handy 4-minute drive from Cobh town and there’s a shop and a pub a 7-minute stroll away along a country road.
About the ‘Lux Bus’
if you’ve ever dreamt of spending a night in a double decker bus, then this’ll be right up your street.
The ‘Lux Bus’ is a fully converted double decker bus that comes equipped with many a modern luxury, like:
- A decked out kitchen with a stove and coffee maker
- Beds with Egyptian cotton linen
- Electric heating
If you’re planning a weekend away with friends and fancy chilling somewhere very different, then this could be a handy option.
Not only is it unique, it’s also pretty damn reasonable price wise.
How much a night will set you back
I popped in a Saturday in October and set the number of adults to 7.
This works out at a total €240 including fees, which would work out at €34 each per night… not bad at all.
The shower is based upstairs so will be lower than normal. Each room has a TV and storage and there is Wifi through out but if you want some screen free time there is also a range of books and board games. We have a cosy stove on board as well as electric heating, but should the weather be nicer, there is a lovely outdoor area complete with table and chairs for your private use.’
The ‘Lux Bus’ has a tonne of great reviews – here’s a couple incase you’re still on the fence:
‘My family stayed a night at the LuxBus not completely sure what to expect but hoping for a unique stay. We were so pleased to find not only a fun & different type of lodging but comfort with everything we could have wanted including comfortable beds, toys & books for our little one, a very well stocked kitchen and even wifi + netflix. Its very convenient for Cobh & Cork and all the surrounding area has to offer. To top off the experience, Laura was a wonderful host. If you find yourself in this part of Ireland make a booking and you won’t regret it!’
‘Laura was a great host! The LuxBus is such a unique place to stay. It has all the amenities you could want and has been done up to a very high standard. The beds were very comfortable too! The bus is in a great location, a 5 minute drive from Cobh and only about 20 minutes to Cork city. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants something a bit different in Cork! Thanks for everything Laura!’
Have you stayed here?
Let me know what you thought in the comments below!