Petra House

About Us

Superb Guesthouse in Galway City


Your hosts Paul & Amy would like to welcome you to Petra House, a family run guesthouse. We are both dedicated to maintaining a high standard of service (and making your stay as hospitable as possible) while providing a traditional genuine Irish atmosphere. each guest can be assured of a warm and friendly ambience in comfortable surroundings with a beautiful décor.
Petra House is a warm welcoming guesthouse, just minutes walk to the heart of Galway City and Eyre Square. Upon entering, you will be met with a warm relaxing and luxurious feeling. At Petra House we pride ourselves on exceptional service. All our rooms are of the highest standard. Single, double, twin and triple, front and rear rooms are all available.
You are guaranteed a warm welcome, exceptional service, breakfast and accommodation to a top standard and an experience that will bring you back for more. Keep in touch with loved ones with a centrally located PC & Printer that can be used for reading emails or printing boarding passes.
You can find us in many travel publications including renowned travel writer Rick Steeves. We are Trip Advisor Certified of Excellence and Travellers Choice Award winner in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. “Easy to Find, Hard to Leave”


Petra House is ideally located to explore ll the attractions the West has to offer; The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Connemara and the Aran Islands to name but a few. Petra House is centrally located so that you can meander through the medieval streets of Galway with its ample choice of pubs and restaurants.


Petra House is renowned for using fresh, local produce and is prepared for you to the highest of standards by Amy each morning. Home made scones and brown bread will get your senses buzzing each morning.


Petra House is a modern establishment with the highest accommodation standards. Your comfort is most important to us.
Because of this, housekeeping is done each day and rooms are provided with fresh fluffy towels, crisp linen and complimentary toiletries.

All rooms are non smoking and tastefully decorated to create a restful space for you to relax and feel like you’re in “a house from home”.

Complimentary tea and coffee also awaits you in your room. If you have any special requirements before your arrival, they can be arranged on your request.


Petra House is a modern establishment with the highest accommodation standards. Your comfort is most important to us.


mmmilano, Fort Lauderdale

The perfect place to stay” Amy & Paul make sure you are welcomed into their house and take an interest in what you are doing in the city. Paul went out of his way to give us directions to everything we wanted to do and offered spot on suggestions for restaurants etc. We were actually spoiled that we made this our first destination in Ireland….

Kitty C, Dublin

It has been many years since I last stayed here and I was hoping the standard would still be high. I needed have worried. Bright, modern room, excellent facilities and lovely breakfast with a huge choice. I won’t leave it as long the next time to spend a night in Galway city and return to Petra House.


One of the best B&B’s that we have ever experienced, and at a reasonable price. The rooms are beautifully decorated and meticulously maintained. The location is a short walk to the center of Galway. The breakfast menu was as good as you would find at a good restaurant and the food preparation was excellent! Highly recommend the Petra House B&B!

Shannon L, Connecticut

We stayed 2 nights, our room was lovely, clean and spacious. Amy & Paul were wonderful hosts, helpful with our questions, warm and welcoming. Breakfast was fantastic, best we had anywhere on our Ireland trip. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to friends.

R J, Denver, Colorado

The Standard should be set this high!” Fabulous place!!! The host was incredibly hospitable. He gave us suggestion on tourist destinations and roads to take and the specifics as well as places for Dinner and great Pubs. Amenities were outstanding. Best B and B I have EVER stayed in!!

R J, Denver, Colorado