A Warm Welcome in the heart of the Midlands.
Birr is a beautiful Georgian Heritage town in the centre of Ireland. Whether you’re coming to visit the town itself or on your way elsewhere, The Maltings is the perfect place to relax and take in the tranquil beauty of your surroundings.
Just two minutes away from Birr Castle, on the banks of the River Brosna, The Maltings was once a malt store for the Guinness Brewery. In the 1990s the Garry family – of Canbe Hospitality - converted it into modern studio suites, making the most of the building’s historic features and its views of the river.
In fact, all eight suites look over the river, to the mature woodland of Birr Castle’s grounds. It’s a wonderful place to relax but it’s also the perfect base from which to explore the town and its surroundings. Ask us what we recommend, we’d be glad to point you in the right direction, whatever your interests.
Gardiner House Hostel
My trip to Dublin was my first solo-travel trip ever, so I wanted to stay at a hostel with a homely atmosphere and opportunities to get in touch with other travelers. My search led me directly into the open arms of Gardiner House Hostel, which seemed to be such an interesting hostel with its Chapel Experience. And it did not disappoint! The staff was so welcoming and helpful, and I’m still so thankful for having had the chance to get to know them. Furthermore, there were many things to do within the building (TV room, pizza evening, pool table,…). I slept in the huge 16-bed-room at the chapel and it was such a cool experience! I got to know so many beautiful people from all over the world and did so many fun things with them. I went to the national art gallery, drank a beer at the oldest pub in Dublin, went to a cool bar, and just had the best time of my life! I would definitely recommend visiting Dublin and stay at Gardiner House!Book Now
Garden Lane Backpackers Hostel
I had a great stay in Dublin at Garden Lane Backpackers. The staff were very helpful on where and what to do in the city. I had a travel delay arriving and they were very good about checking me in after midnight and making sure I was settled and safe! This was very comforting being so tired from travel and in a new city. The cleaning crew were constantly busy keeping all the space tidy and welcoming. I would definitely return!