Many of you want to visit Ireland, and for good reason it is a country with a rich culture and a charm of its own, with its landscapes, its architecture and of course its pubs. Whether you come for a few days or for a longer stay, the ideal is often to rent a car and drive around the island discovering all its corners and tourist places, which are often inaccessible if you don’t have a vehicle.
In order to limit the cost of accommodation, you have an option that is becoming increasingly popular: the B&B. This means: bed + breakfast.
WHAT IS B&B
This formula was born with the AirBnB concept: premises provide a room or studio for travellers passing through, offering them everything they need to rest and offering them breakfast the next morning, before letting them go back on the road. This method is therefore original and often allows you to save money, while meeting locals and discover the country’s culture in a unique way.
However, many hotels have now taken up the concept, and offer a B&B name, even though they are hotels or accommodation designed exactly for this purpose. These accommodations often offer higher quality services than private individuals, and have a more professional level, but they are often more expensive, and you will not have the main experience that the bed and breakfast formula brings: staying with the locals and discovering their way of life.
If you are looking for an experience like this: staying with a local, make sure you check that it is an offer of this type, and not a hotel or a private apartment, without contact with the host.
Depending on the standing of the room and the place where you stay, breakfast and location, the price often varies between 40€ and 100€ for a night with a local resident, and between 80€ and 160€ for a more specialised establishment.
HOW TO FIND A BED AND BREAKFAST
You can find a B&B very easily on the FindHotel website. Be careful, however, to check carefully what is included in the service when booking, such as breakfast for example.