Lonely Planet Writer

Pour a pint and spend the night at Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse through Airbnb

Travellers in Ireland often make a point of enjoying a pint, or many, of Guinness, and now two lucky beer-lovers will get the ultimate stout-filled experience and be the first tourists to ever spend the night in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.

Guinness Storehouse Airbnb
Inside the room at the Storehouse. Image by Airbnb
Inside the room at the Storehouse.
Inside the room at the Storehouse. Image by Airbnb

As the country’s most popular tourist attraction, the seven-storey Storehouse takes travellers through the history of Ireland’s favourite drink, and allows them to sample it for themselves.

Guinness Storehouse Airbnb
The Storehouse. Image by Airbnb

Now, through an Airbnb competition, travellers can enter to win a one night stay for two in the Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse, where they can get a 360-degree view of the city. The contest winners will be flown to Ireland for the night of 24 April, and will be given incredible perks like VIP tours of the brewery and the Storehouse, as well as a Guinness-themed private dinner.

Inside the room at the Storehouse.
Inside the room at the Storehouse. Image by Airbnb
Inside the room at the Storehouse.
Inside the room at the Storehouse. Image by Airbnb

Guests will get to begin their trip on Thomas Street, where they can visit the home of founder Arthur Guinness, who launched the now-iconic brand in 1759. There they can travel “through historic railway lines, across cobbled stones and through the underground tunnels”, which is a level of access “no public visitor ever gets”.

Inside the Storehouse.
Inside the Storehouse. Image by Airbnb
Inside the Storehouse.
Inside the Storehouse. Image by Airbnb

From there, they will learn to pour the perfect pint and relax before they will be served a six-course meal from the Storehouse’s beer specialist and executive chef. They will get to hang out and spend the night in the exclusive bedroom and be “the first person to call this home, without having Guinness in their name”.

Inside the room at the Storehouse.
Inside the room at the Storehouse. Image by Airbnb
Inside the room at the Storehouse.
Inside the room at the Storehouse. Image by Airbnb

To enter, potential guests have to write what makes them the world’s biggest Guinness fan, and the judges will select a winner based on the merit of their submission. They are looking for  someone who is passionate about Guinness and beer, and a submission that is “original and authentic with warmth and wit”.

 

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