Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Ostan Inis Meain
Boasting free parking on site, this is the only hotel on the beautiful Inis Meáin island, in Galway Bay, just off the West Coast of Ireland...
Aran Islands Hotel
Aran Islands Hotel, on Inis Mor, has spacious en suite bedrooms, some with balconies and views of Kileaney Bay and Kilronan Harbour. It has a restaurant and bar and free internet access...
The Aran Lodge
Cad Mle Filte...
Spectacular sea panorama from house, set in unspoilt location. Historic monuments easily accessible. Qualified Cook/London City and Guilds Diploma. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and botanists. Just stay and relax with us.
Wonderful scenic views in all bedrooms. 2 dining rooms, coffee shop and outside dining. Georgina Campbell and Bridgestone guides recommended. Sauna and steam shower...
An Dun Bed and Breakfast and Restaurant, Inis Meain, Aran Islands, Ireland.An Dun is the only approved B&B on Inis Meain. Rated 4 star by Fáilte Ireland...
Kilronan Apartments are located in Kilronan Village, 5 minutes walk from the ferry...
Opposite the entrance to Dún Chonchúir, modern An Dún has a sauna and five comfortable rooms with private bathrooms...
On the path leading to Dún Aengus is this grand 18th-century stone mansion. It's a beautiful setting, and the 12 rooms are well maintained. Hearty meals (dinner €30) incorporate vege- tables from the garden, and local fish and meats...
Fisherman's Cottage & South Aran House
Slow-food enthusiasts run this sprightly B&B and cafe that's a mere five-minute walk from the pier. Lavender grows in profusion at the entrance; follow your nose...
A complete anomaly for the island, where most everything is as basic as a rock – or is a rock – this posh boutique inn has three sumptuous rooms crafted from local materials (rocks)...
Enjoy broad views of Cill Éinne Bay from this mannered, almost timeless, eight-room guesthouse near various ruins and the airport. It really couldn't be quieter – the surrounds perfect (and the sea views lovely) after a day spent walking...
Beach View House
Located 4km west of Kilronan, this unassuming B&B lives up exactly to its name: it overlooks the EU-flagged white-sand beach. There are good walks in all directions, especially Dún Aengus, which beckons from a nearby escarpment...
Not far from the pier, Guatemalan-born Vilma Conneely serves guests freshly ground coffee from her native land, but it's her use of local foods that really wins plaudits...
Óstán Inis Oírr
The Flaherty family’s modern hotel, just up from the Strand, has 14 homey rooms and serves hearty meals in its pub and restaurant (mains €8 to €14, open lunch and dinner). On chilly nights, set your electric blanket to 11.
Quirky and colourful, this 60-bed guesthouse on the main road north of Kilronan is a fun place for the funky and well-read. A simple breakfast is included in the rates. Dinner is an event.
At the northern end of the island, out on the bare limestone flats, this pink-painted motel-style building has 10 rooms, a pub and a large formal dining room. Bar food and á la carte plates showcase the freshest of ingredients.
Pier House Guest House
You won't have time to lose your sea legs in the 100m walk from the ferry to this two-storey house perched on a small rise. The 10 rooms are bright and comfortable.
Less than a five-minute stroll from the centre of town, this very tidy B&B hits the sweet spot of Aran Islands accommodation: it's quiet, welcoming and has good sea views if you have to curl up in your room on a rainy day.
Run by islander Anna Byrne (whom you’ll also meet at the post office in a small shop, where she works by day), this cosy B&B has four rooms. Guests are welcome year-round and Anna cooks good-value evening meals.
An island transplant, Doyle rents out a postcard-perfect thatched cottage. Should you require spiritual intervention, the church and pub are short walks away...
Signposted just over 2km from the pier, thatched Ard Alainn is a vintage fantasy with fine views out to sea. The five rooms share a bathroom. Breakfasts by hostess Maura Faherty will keep you going all day.