A view from a B&B in the Gap of Dunloe.
Where to stay
The Irish bed and breakfast is at the lower end of the scale for lodging prices. Hostels are generally cheaper and at about 6.50 in euros a night. B&Bs start at 28 euros a night a person when sharing a double room. This also includes breakfast. Hotels, guesthouses and castles usually cost more. A farmhouse starts at about the same price as a B&B.
Ireland has something called self-catering houses, which has a large size range and could be between 100 to 700 euros.
B&Bs and other establishments can be reserved through a tourist office, which would mean that the place is approved by the office.
The Bed and Breakfast
Though hostels are cheaper and hotels may offer more luxury, a bed and breakfast provides a reasonably priced, varying and local experience. Whether the house provides cereal or biscuits with the traditional Irish breakfast that includes sausage, Irish bacon and eggs, the dining room itself can be the varying experience.
Where to start
Bed and Breakfast:
- Town and Country Homes Association www.townandcountry.ie
- Friendly Homes of Ireland www.tourismresources.ie/fh