Galway castle makes list of weirdest Airbnbs in the world 2 years ago

Galway castle makes list of weirdest Airbnbs in the world

Must be the reason why I'm king of my castle...

A castle in Galway has been named on a list of the most popular weird Airbnbs in the world.


Cahercastle was ranked 19th in the world on a list published by

The castle was originally built in the 1400s and left unattended for over 200 years before it was bought by Peter Hayes in 1996.

Major restoration work went underway, and the top two floors of the castle are now available for four guests per night.

Despite its age, the castle has been updated to include modern amenities such as wifi and underfloor heating. It also has an indoor fire, which Hayes offers to assist in lighting on the listing.


Hayes wants guests to recognise the age of the building, and to set their expectations accordingly.

"Remember, this is a castle that is over 600 years old. That means it's not perfect. Castles were never designed with bathrooms and showers, so we've improvised.

"You'll have to come downstairs to have a bath which is located in the living room - this is the quirkiest part of the castle," he wrote.

The cost of renting the space changes with the season, but a night in the castle in November costs €290 for four people per night.


The top property on Airbnb's list was a treehouse in the Blue Mountains, a range in south east Australia.

The treehouse is situated between two national parks, and boasts a spa, floor to ceiling windows and a fireplace. A night in the property could cost a couple upwards of €1500.

The cheapest weird property on the list was Cabana Floripa, an eco-house in Brazil. For €19 a night, guests can stay in a house made entirely from recycled bottles, stained glass windows, and repurposed furniture.

Main image via Peter Hayes / & James D. Morgan /