Picking a location for a when party or stag can be a real challenge – even if you find something your hen or stag would love, you still have to consider the tastes and budgets of the other guests. There are two gorgeous spots in Ireland that we find ourselves recommending again and again – Roundwood House in Laois, and The Three Towers in Galway, as well as our fun favorite Clonard House. But when location, capacity or availability doesn’t suit, we point hen and stag party planners towards Airbnb Ireland! From a Georgian home in Dublin City and a country house with a basement disc in Laoisto a private pub in West Cork – we’ve rounded up 10 of the best hen and stag spots on Airbnb in Ireland for groups of all sizes and inclinations! We’ve thrown in blank canvas-style venues too, in case you’re going all-out with a unique theme or elaborate décor, and spots that are perfectly placed for outdoor adventure. Ready to see our fave? Let’s go!
The Lime House, Rock Farm Slane
Located at Rock Farm Slane on an organic farm, this is a fun rural hideaway in the Meath countryside is great for large parties that want to unplug. The strawbale ecolodge is perfectly laid out to accommodate everyone comfortably in the communal areas and has fun extraa like a wood-fired hot tub (€30 including hot fill and firewood to keep it going), clay pizza oven and a BBQ area beside the house , as well as a natural dipping pool 300m from the house.
Location: Slane, Meath | Guests: 22 | Minimum Stay: Two at Weekends | Price per night: €820*
Atlantic View Boutique Country House
This beautifully-restored country house boasts its own private bar and pool table, as well as a killer view of the Atlantic ocean! It’s perfect for groups who want to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, whether it is through hiking, surfing or supping in a local pub.
Location: Easkey, Sligo | Guests: 14 | Minimum Stay: None | Price per night: €75*
Luxury Lakefront House
Tucked away in an impossibly picturesque spot on the bank of Lough Caragh, this stylish and comfortable Kerry guesthouse features a large patio for summer celebrations and an open fireplace for cozy winter nights in.
Location: Lough Caragh, Kerry | Guests: 12 | Minimum Stay: Four nights | Price per night: €550*
Space is notoriously limited in Dublin city, but a short distance from the heart of town, you’ll find this chic and elegant short-term rental. A Georgian townhouse with some lovely period features, its residential location mean it’s not suitable for parties, but, with Ranelagh village on your doorstep, you won’t have to trek far to find great bars and restaurants.
Location: Ranelagh, Dublin | Guests: 14 | Minimum Stay: Two| Price per night: €600*
Ballintubbert House and Gardens
A much-loved wedding venue for its old-world charm, Ballintubbert House is picture perfect. There’s no loud music allowed outside, but there is a basement disco room which you can make the most of should you have any karaoke kings or queens in the group. Just an hour’s drive from Dublin, it’s so convenient, and the 14 acres of gardens set within rolling hills, make it feel like the perfect escape from the city. Included in the price are the four luxury bedrooms in the old stables, and you can also opt for unique activities including Zen yoga, kayaking, drumming and even a private chef to name but a few.
Location: Near Stradballly, Laois | Guests: 18 | Minimum Stay: Two at Weekends| Price per night: €1570*
As Good As It Gets in Belfast
With its stylish garden patio, this Antrim rental looks more like a cosy wine bar than a private home! You and your guests will be a 10-minute car journey from Belfast city centre, so there are lots of restaurant, bar and activity options… if you manage to tear yourself away from this lovely spot, that is!
Location: Newtownabbey, Antrim | Guests: 12 | Minimum Stay: Two at weekends | Price per night: €413*
Orchard Holiday Village
These four holiday homes are newly-built and a stone’s throw from great spots for celebrating with a gang, such as Ballmagarvey Village, Tankardstown House and The Millhouse. Each home is self-catering, great for keeping costs down, and the little terrace out the back is ideal to sit and have a drink if the weather is nice. We have it on good authority that the beds are pretty comfy too!
Location: Slane, Meath | Guests: 6 per house | Minimum Stay: None | Price per night: €240*
Fern Meadow House
A great one for a big group that likes the idea of everyone piling into the same house, but with plenty of spacious communal areas. Best of all there’s a long dining table where you can all eat feast-style (and play the Mr & Mrs game!). A pool table and patio mean you can make the most of a night in with pizzas and beer or prosecco. The picturesque location is a 30-minute drive to Galway City, but if you can organise a mini bus you can head there for a night out or a day of fun activities!
Location: Monivea, Galway | Guests: 20 | Minimum Stay: Two | Price per night: €1200*
51 Degrees North, Crosshaven House
Is your bride- or stag-to-be the outdoorsy type? Then this spot close to the sea, offers plenty of opportunity for sailing, water activities or hill walking in a beautiful part of Cork Harbor, located 30 minutes from the city centre. You’ll be sleeping dorm-style, but the three bedrooms are beautifully restored, showing off the exposed brick of the old structure. The modern extras should also catch your eye – a private 9-seater cinema and a sauna! The vibrant pubs and restaurants of Crosshaven Village are just a stroll away too.
Location: Crosshaven, Cork | Guests: 14 | Minimum Stay: Two | Price per night: €644*
The Holiday Pub
A sister property to the original Holiday Pub in Tipperary, this self-catering gem dates back to the 1800s when the three cottages were converted into a pub – the second licensed pub in Ireland to be exact. So the place is steeped in Irish pub history. Today there’s a games room with pool, darts and air hockey (tournament anyone?), a kitchen, and accommodation upstairs, but the peat stove will still have you feeling like you’re supping a pint in a bygone era. You’ll have everything you need to run your own bar, but you have to bring your own keg and bottles of spirits!
Location: Pearson’s Bridge, West Cork | Guests: 16 | Minimum Stay: Two | Price per night: €1200*
*Prices for these Airbnb Ireland rentals fluctuate depending on the time of year and day of the week, so make sure to check the listing for up-to-date information before booking a stag or hen.
Looking for more inspiration for your big night out? Check out our lists of hen party activities and stag party activities.