Why stay in Limerick?
If you have your heart set on the Ireland of your imagination, that little town where residents gather in the neighborhood pub to chat and play traditional Irish music, where life goes on the same whether people are visiting or not, then Limerick might just be where you want to go. And as it is close to the Shannon Airport, Limerick is even easy to reach.
Getting around Limerick is simple, either on foot or by the good bus system, so getting to and from your hostel should not be any trouble. Keep in mind that "hostels" are not only meant for young people or the backpacking crowd (even if the place has the word "backpacker" in the name!) - hostels are perfect for budget-minded travelers who are interested in meeting other travelers. A few Limerick hostels worth mentioning are highlighted below.
Santa Cruz B&B is 15 minutes from the Shannon Airport and five minutes from Limerick, and there are bars, restaurants and other travel necessities within walking distance. The Two Mile Inn Hotel is roughly 4km from Limerick's center and is a good base for exploring County Clare. Courtbrack Accommodation is only a short walk from the center of Limerick, 15 minutes from both the Shannon Airport and the University of Limerick.
If none of these hostels sounds like what you are looking for, do not worry. There are plenty more Limerick hostels where those came from. Just keep reading the listings until you find the one that suits you.
Do you need anything else for your trip? You can search for the best deals on international airfare to Ireland and book your ticket now. You can also learn more about the area in our Limerick Travel Guide.