If you have been blessed with a reading week in semester one, why not get a group together to head away for an alternative Halloween? We’ve trawled through Airbnb for the best deals so you don’t have to!


Collanmore Island Lodge is situated on a private island, just a 10 minute drive from Westport. With a hot tub, steam room and even its own bar, the lodge would be ideal for a group staycation. 3 nights (from October 31st-November 3rd) based on 16 people sharing will set you back €135.



Silver Birch House in Glengarriff is a West Cork retreat that does not disappoint. The house contains 11 spacious bedrooms (9 of which have ensuite bathrooms!), 3 large kitchens, sauna and fully equipped games room, luxury most students renting in Dublin will not be accustomed to! 3 nights (October 31st – November 3rd) is €150 per person, based on 22 people sharing.



Galway is an enduringly popular destination for a student getaway – why not forgo the grimy hostel and opt for an Airbnb instead? This 6 bed house is located in the heart of the city, a mere 2 minute walk from Eyre Square – there will be no need to pay costly taxi fares when you go out! The 6 bed can squeeze in 17 guests, at €56 per person for 3 nights (October 31st-November 3rd).


Ciara Landy – Food & Lifestyle Editor