has a complete range of tourist accommodation from hostels
to castles, with price ranges to match.
Hotels in Ireland are of a high standard,
and again range from basic to sumptuous, with prices from
around €64 to €200 per room per night. Tourist
offices provide details of registered hotels, and again
bookings can be made through these offices, or from one
hotel to the next. Ireland boasts some of the most beautiful
castles and manor houses in Europe which have been tastefully
converted to provide the very best international standards
Guest houses and Bed and Breakfasts are abundant throughout
Ireland. Normal standards now usually include en-suite showers,
TV, tea and coffee making facilities.
are numerous unregistered Bed and Breakfasts and Guest houses,
many of which are superb in every way. It is always advisable
to ask to see the room before booking in, as standards of
registered and unregistered accommodation can vary greatly.
Generally though, the standard is excellent.
There is a hostel organisation for Northern
Ireland called Hostelling International Northern Ireland
(HINI) which has six hostels in the North Tel: +44 (0) 28 9032 4733
the Republic, "An Oige" looks after 21 hostels
and can be contacted at Tel: (353) (0)1 8304555 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
web site www.anoige.ie/.
Hostel prices can, depending on location and season, vary
from €8 to €23 per person per night. It is generally
necessary to rent or have a sleeping bag.
The self catering market in Ireland has developed
hugely during the past 10 years. Normally they comprise
small groups of purpose built apartments or cottages, but
there are a number of individual townhouses available in
details of self catering accommodation are available from
any Bord Failte tourist office or the Northern Ireland Tourist