Although Ireland offers many highly luxurious hotels, you shouldn’t ignore its cheap accommodations, such as bed & breakfasts. They have good value, are often family-run and are usually very friendly. When choosing a hostel in Ireland, you should make sure that it is marketed under the Independent Holiday Hostels of Ireland. Good youth hostels usually are usually members of the An Oige, a local youth hostel association. These hostels are often located in beautiful and remote places, intended mainly for outdoor activities.
Unfortunately, given the climate, there are fewer campgrounds in Ireland. Wild camping is allowed, however you should seek permission from nearby households, if you camp directly within an eye shot. Avoid camping in areas where plantations and livestocks are present. Some ringforts, castles and lighthouses may also offer cheap accommodations.