There are hotels of all standards including some very luxurious. Bed and Breakfast is widely available and a wide selection of Tourist Board Approved bed and breakfasts can be found on the B&B Ireland website ( These are usually very friendly, quite often family-run and good value. There are independent hostels which are marketed as Independent Holiday Hostels of Ireland (http://www.hostels-irelan...), which are all tourist board approved. There is also an official youth hostel association - An Óige ( Irish for The Youth. These hostels are often in remote and beautiful places, designed mainly for the outdoors. There are official campsites although fewer than many countries given the climate. Wild camping is tolerated, although you should seek permission if it is directly within eye shot of the landowners house. Never camp in a field in which livestock are present. There are also specialist places to stay such as lighthouses, castles and ringforts.