Guest House Galway, Ireland

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Connect with nature
10 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Practice English
9 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

We have a vacancy for a person with Cooking Skills . You may be qualified as a Cook or chef and would wish to spend a period with us in the summer of 2023. Apply with details.

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Over 23 years old
  • European Union Passport
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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How this experience will transform you

  • 10 Get in touch with nature
  • 9 Practicing English
  • 7 Meeting international travelers
  • 7 Meeting locals
  • 6 Immersing in the local culture
  • 1 Creating true social impact

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2 3. Good health and well-being



Inishmore is a beautiful island and the scenery is breathtaking. If you're looking to spending time in nature and disconnecting from the noise/stress of the big cities, this is the place to be. There are many touristic places you can visit and the beach is just a few minutes away walking from the lodge. Sean, the host, knows a great deal about his homeland and he can teach you a lot. He also needs all the help he can get and gives you the freedom to work on different areas where you might help him. Overall a great experience in an amazing place. Thanks Sean for all of your help!

6 days ago

Seán replied

Thank you Carolina for your kind words and for your assistance over the past month. I am glad that you enjoyed the experience and I wish you all the best going forward. Kind regards, Sean.



Mr Seán gave a very welcome, he was respectful with an Irish sense of humour. Just enjoy. 😅The tasks were distributed equally in my experience,but with agreements made with the staff themselves. My tip for anyone who wants to come to the Lodge is to follow the instructions for the day. Don't focus on the kitchen if you have many bedrooms and bathrooms to clean. If there are many guests at breakfast, it's okay to clean the kitchen alone. The demand of the day that need pay attention. It was a positive experience, I recommend it.The island is beautiful and the locals are always friendly. 🤗

17 days ago

Seán replied

Thank you Priscilla for all your help and your good advice. It was a great pleasure to have you with us for a month. I am delighted that it was a positive experience for you . Good luck going forward. Kind regards -Seán.

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I had a great time on the island. The island and the property are beautiful. The work is easy and the task are repetitive. You need to come with a team mentality and be ready to change tasks at a moments request, but overall great experience. There were some disagreement between management which put stress on the volunteers because it was a lot of drama, but I tried to stay out of it and just be helpful. To work at this location you need to be laid back and willing to voice your opinion and concerns as the owner likes to discuss ideas even if they are not implemented.

about 1 month ago

Seán replied

Interesting feedback - helpful . Thank you !
We do get very good reviews from guests and the Lodge is considered an oasis of peace. !



This was my first world packer's experience, and it was a wonderful one. Sean was an amazing, kind-hearted, and generous host. The island was breathtakingly beautiful and serene. Whenever the weather was good, Sean would allow me to leave early and go check out the island and all its sites either by walking or by bikes available at the lodge. He would also give me a ride back into the village if I ever needed anything or whenever I needed to go to the pier to take the ferry to Galway City. I would highly recommend this place for any volunteer.

5 months ago

Seán replied

Thank you Kiran for your kind words as well as all the help and guidance that you gave us during your stay. You did make an impact! I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us. I wish you the best of luck in all adventures. Kind regards, Seán.



The location is incredibly beautiful and perfect for relaxation due to its serene and peaceful environment. Both the guest accommodation and the volunteer house are very cozy. Having my own room was a plus, the tasks were quite straightforward, but you have to go with the daily changing flow. Nevertheless there were a few disagreements within the management… I recommend a stay of up to 4 weeks, as staying longer might start to feel a bit isolated. And to bring books and games! The beach is conveniently close by and having access to a bicycle was great. Thanks to Michelle an Seán! :)

about 2 months ago

Seán replied

Thank you Petra for your review. I am happy to hear that the serene and peaceful environment as well as having your own room helped you relax while with us.
Nimo - also from Germany stayed with us as a guest for two nights - and left today. He told me that he has travelled the world and he put his experience on the Island with us at number 1. Worldpackers and visitors to Aran find Aran Walkers Lodge a very peaceful and relaxed environment .
I understand what you mean about a few disagreement among the management -they were indeed few- even lovers are not always of the same opinion.
I will take your point on board to ensure Worldpackers have a good experience with us - while most rate us highly - we will do our best so that all Worldpackers will rate us highly. Kind regards Seán.

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