Homestay accommodation in Galway


Live the experience of full immersion living with a native Irish host family in Galway


  • Staying with a native family is the best option for full immersion.
  • Families are vetted, and homes must be at an acceptable level to ensure high standards.
  • A host family can be a couple with or without children, a widow, a single mother, and a single adult living alone. In all cases, students get to enjoy the full lifestyle experience.
  • We choose families based on their suitability as hosts, who enjoy having international students in their home and who like to share their time and experiences with students.
  • There are single and shared bedrooms, with private bathrooms (En-suite) and single and shared bedrooms, with shared bathrooms, which are cheaper.
  • Kitchen facilities are not available for the student to cook.
  • Laundry is carried out in the home once a week.
  • Most families do not smoke.
  • Special requests regarding allergies, family location, diet (vegetarian, vegan, celiac, halal, etc.) may have an additional supplement but are catered for.
  • You can reserve the same number of weeks accommodation as of the course or less, but never more.


AccommodationHomestay accommodation in Galway
SchoolGCI Galway Cultural Institute


Washing Machine Washing Machine
Towels Towels
Bedding Bedding
Hair Dryer Hair Dryer
TV Lounge TV Lounge
Wifi Wifi


Minutes school by foot10-55
Minutes school by bus15-30
Weeks minimum1
Weeks maximum50
Check in day nameSaturday/Sunday
Check out day nameSaturday/Sunday
Year 2022
Holidays (school)19/Dic - 02/Jan
Holidays (country)03/Jan, 17/Mar, 18/Apr, 02/May, 06/Jun, 01/Aug, 31/Oct, 25/Dic, 26/Dic



Year 2022

Low season

Single room shared bathroom and halfboard (per week)220 ≈ 0
Single room ensuite bathroom and halfboard (per week)280 ≈ 0
Double/twin room shared bathroom and halfboard (per week)185 ≈ 0
Double/twin room ensuite bathroom and halfboard (per week)240 ≈ 0
Extra night (per night)40 ≈ 0

High season

High season period homestay25/Jun/2022 → 09/Sep/2022
High season supplement (per week)20 ≈ 0
Extra night (per night)40 ≈ 0


Special diets supplement (per week)40 ≈ 0

Arrival airport/station and transfers (per way)

Transfer from Galway (4km, 15min)25 ≈ 0
Transfer from Shannon (SNN) (85km, 1h:5min)180 ≈ 0
Transfer from Knock (NOC) (89km, 1h:16min)180 ≈ 0
Transfer from Cork (ORK) (204km, 2h:39min)400 ≈ 0
Transfer from Dublin (DUB) (214km, 2h:15min)400 ≈ 0
Meet student under 18150 ≈ 0