10 Best Campervan & Motorhome/RV Rentals In Ireland [2024]

Bradley Williams
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Bradley Williams
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July 5, 2024
With so many to choose from, finding the best campervan rental firms in Ireland can be a challenge! Here's our top 10 picks for you to choose from ...
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There is only one good way to get around Ireland…

By campervan!

It offers you the chance to see so much more on your journey. Capturing all of those “in-between moments” which lie between popular places in Ireland.

Our fondest memories from road-tripping this beautiful country come from visiting places we never even planned to stop at! 

And luckily for you, there are a number of great campervan rental companies in Ireland.

All of which are suited to different budgets and tastes.

So here’s a roundup of the 10 best on offer, to help make booking your vehicle simple and straightforward. 

Whether you’re looking to rent a campervan in Dublin, or elsewhere around Ireland, we’ve got you covered!

Let’s get stuck in…

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How are these campervan rental companies ranked?

We have come up with our own ranking system to make sure you’re aware of the best rental options and that you’re given the most up-to-date information.

First of all, we compare between 15-20 different rental companies by looking at their Google reviews (+ rating), Trustpilot scores, and GoSee Ratings.

After comparing this data and taking into account our own personal experiences, we have ranked the RV companies so it’s easy to see which ones came out on top.

When analysing and researching for this post we also considered:

  • Apollo
  • McRent
  • Wicked Campers
  • Ireland West Motorhomes
  • Wild Way Campers
  • Peter Pan Camper Van
  • Camp & Cruise Motorhomes
  • Karen & Co.
  • Causeway Campers
  • Rent A Camper

However, the rental companies listed below are the ones we believe have the most to offer!

How to book your camper or motorhome rental

For all rental firms below, wherever possible, I have provided links to their page on GoSee (Motorhome Republic).

I recommend this as the best way to book your chosen rental, as they offer the largest array of available campers and motorhomes in Ireland.

GoSee Rental Platform

At the least, it's the best place to begin your search and see what's actually available.

During the busy summer months in Ireland, campervan rentals book up WELL in advance.

So many of the top firms may already have limited availability.

A quick search on GoSee will showcase which of the top firms still have availability for your dates.

Other reasons why we love GoSee:

  • Best prices - As a motorhome and campervan price comparison site, they offer the most competitive rates out there. Even if you did find it cheaper elsewhere, you can access their price guarantee.
  • Vehicle Guarantee - More importantly, they guarantee you a vehicle for your chosen dates. Even if your chosen firm lets you down (for whatever unforeseen reason) they will find you an equivalent vehicle for your trip. So there's no reason to cancel your whole holiday to Ireland.
  • A reputable brand - They've been around for years, and have processed more than 3 million rental days globally.
  • Full support - They have a customer support team on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you with any issues before or after your booking has been made.

For more info, read our in-depth review of GoSee Travel (Motorhome Republic).

1. Anywhere Campers - Our top pick for Ireland campervan hire

  • Pick up/drop off location/s - Anywhere!
  • Price range - $$-$$$
  • Best suited for -  Groups/families
  • Availability - Check here
Anywhere Campers Ireland rental

Overview:

What makes Anywhere Campers stand out is their commitment to let you hire a camper from almost ANYWHERE in Europe.

Get off the plane or ferry in Ireland and they meet you there. And trust me, this is a really unique offering.

When we hired from Spaceships in Ireland, one of the few downsides was the need to catch a really awkward bus out to the middle of nowhere in order to pick up the vehicle.

Making these guys the perfect way to start and finish your journey stress-free.

Vehicles on offer:

All vehicles are built on the Adria Matrix range, featuring either automatic or manual gearboxes.

Despite being brought up driving manual gearboxes, based on experience driving Europe in an automatic, I would highly recommend getting the automatic if you can.

If you’re driving for a few hours or more every day it makes the whole diving experience so much easier.

60% of their vans are brand new, and the rest are less than 2 years old.

As their vans are larger, they are designed primarily for larger groups or families.

Getting a quote isn’t as straightforward as some companies, as it will depend on exactly where in Ireland you want to pick up your vehicle from and drop it off.

So you’ll need to submit a quote form and they will get back to you with the best plan for your needs.

2. Blacksheep Van - Best for campervan rental in Dublin

  • Pick up/drop off location/s - Dublin
  • Price range - $-$$
  • Best suited for - Couples and small families
  • Availability - Check here
Blacksheep Van Rental Company

Overview:

Those starting their Ireland adventure in the city of Dublin should check out Blacksheep Van.

This rental company offers a variety of converted campers and a fantastic rental package. With each hire, you’ll have unlimited mileage, 24/7 assistance, standard insurance, and free rental rescheduling (up to 48 hours before departure).

Free parking is available at the depot too and Blacksheep Van also offers pet-friendly rentals, as long as the vehicle is cleaned before its return. It’s possible to return the van via key box 24/7 as well which is really convenient.

Better yet, this company is committed to nature conservation and promoting responsible travel.

Blacksheep Van is actually listed on our favourite campervan booking platform, GoSee. There are so many benefits to booking through this platform, especially as you can directly compare prices of local competitors!

Vehicles on offer:

Blacksheep Van offers four different converted campers at its Dublin office. These are the Explorer 4, Explorer 4 - Pop-up, Baroudeur, and Baroudeur California.

Each campervan seats and sleeps 4 people so they’re perfect for small families/groups or couples who want a bit more space. 

Every vehicle offers a shower (either indoor or outdoor) and an interior kitchen, with the larger vehicles offering even more amenities. The Explorer 4 also has an indoor toilet and an interior fridge.

Just be aware that they are French vehicles so will be left-hand drive.

3. Rambling Rover - Best for automatic camper hire in Ireland

  • Pick up/drop off location/s - Co. Meath
  • Price range - $$$
  • Best suited for - Groups and families 
  • Availability - Check here
Rambling Rover Rental Company

Overview:

Rambling Rover is another top pick for campervan rentals in Ireland.

This rental company is known for its luxurious vehicles, but it also offers the country’s largest range of automatic campers - perfect for those who can’t drive a manual car. 

Rambling Rover offers a modern fleet so all vehicles are top of the range. They also offer pet-friendly campervan hire so the whole family can come along for the ride! 

Full insurance is provided with each rental and it’s possible to travel outside of Ireland too (upon request). Another bonus of booking with this company is that bicycle hire is available for an additional €5 per person per day.

Just be aware that drivers must be 25 years or older and have a full licence. 

Vehicles on offer:

Rambling Rover offers a variety of large motorhomes which sleep between 2-6 people. 

Those after a large vehicle should check out the Fiat Ducato 2.3 litre. This automatic motorhome sleeps up to 6 people and features an indoor bathroom (with toilet), spacious lounge area, and kitchen (with a triplex cooker and fridge).

There’s also the Peugeot Boxer 2.2 which sleeps 4. 

No matter which vehicle you go for, you’ll have a cooker (with an oven and hob), a fridge, a TV, and spacious wardrobes, so there’s no shortage of storage space. 

4. West Coast Campervans - Best for classic VW campervan hire in Ireland

  • Pick up/drop off location/s - Dublin Airport, Belleek, and Newry
  • Price range - $$-$$$
  • Best suited for - VW enthusiasts!
  • Availability - Check here
West Coast Campervans Ireland

Overview:

It’s time to mix things up a little!

All of the Irish campervan rental firms listed so far offer modern, similarly-styled campervans.

Well, West Coast Campervans are a little more exciting, especially for those of you who love classic Volkswagen campers…

As well as a range of modern campers, they offer a select number of classic 1970s T2 campervans Styled just like they were back in the day, but well cared for!

They also offer 3 different pick-up & drop-off locations, making it easier to hire your vehicle no matter where you decide to end and start your trip.

It means you can begin in one location and finish it somewhere else, so there’s no need to complete a longer loop just for the sake of it.

Vehicles on offer:

Their vehicles are designed to sleep 2,4 or 6 people. And their fleet is updated every year, with no vehicle being more than 2 years old.

No matter which van you opt for, they come with all the mod-cons. This includes a full off-grid electrical system, cooking facilities and even toilets/showers in the larger motorhomes.

Even the classic VWs have a chemical toilet installed, so they’re a bit more luxurious than they may have once been. This makes them perfect for driving the epic Wild Atlantic Way.

As well as VWs, this company has a variety of other campervan models available. 

5. Lazy Days - Best for Volkswagen Transporters

  • Pick up/drop off location/s - Wicklow
  • Price range - $$-$$$
  • Best suited for - Couples
  • Availability - Check here
Lazy Days VW campervan hire Ireland

Overview:

For those of you looking for modern Volkswagen campers, this is your go-to firm.

They don’t hire out the traditional larger motorhomes, instead sticking exclusively to recently converted T5s and T6s.

Lazy Days even does all of the campervan conversion work themselves and sells vehicles that are no longer used for rentals.

You will need to make your way to Wicklow in order to pick up your camper. Which, if you’re flying into Dublin airport, is relatively easy to reach by a range of public transport options.

Vehicles on offer:

All campers are Volkswagen T5 or T6 vehicles and come fully equipped with cooking facilities.

They are all designed to sleep 2 or 4 people, but of course, the space inside is more limited compared to a large motorhome.

This is fine so long as you’re happy with a little less luxury and space than what some of the larger campervans/motorhomes can offer.

It’s possible to hire some optional extras from Lazy Days, such as sat-nav, linen or towels. Just be sure to book these in advance.

6. Craic N Campers - Best for hiring a large motorhome in Ireland

  • Pick up/drop off location/s - Roscommon, Greystones, and Wicklow.
  • Price range - $$-$$$
  • Best suited for - Groups and families 
  • Availability - Check here
Craic N Campers Rental Company

Overview:

Craic N Campers is the place to go if you’re looking to hire a motorhome. 

There are no small campervans on offer here, only large vehicles which offer plenty of space. You’ll choose from a modern fleet too which is maintained to the highest industry standard. 

As the vehicles are maintained in-house, Craic N Campers can keep the costs down. As such, you’ll get fantastic value for money when it comes to your rental. 

Those visiting in the low season will benefit from further deals and this rental company can also offer large discounts for extended hire periods.

You have to be 25 years of age or over to rent a vehicle. Likewise, if you’re over the age of 70, you’ll need to contact them before booking.

Vehicles on offer:

Craic N Campers offers 7 different motorhome models, sleeping between 2-6 people.

Each vehicle is equipped with a 3-way fridge, gas hob, sink, cassette toilet, central heating, and a shower. Kitchen equipment is also supplied and includes crockery, cutlery, saucepans, a frying pan, and a kettle.

The Sunlight 6 Berth A68 and Sunlight 6 Berth A72 are both popular models for large groups and families. Alternatively, there’s the Dethleffs 4 Berth Twin Bed as well as other vehicles.

7. Outdoorsy - Best for peer-to-peer camper rental in Ireland

  • Pick up/drop off location/s - All over Ireland 
  • Price range - $-$$$
  • Best suited for - Everyone!
  • Availability - Check here
Outdoorsy Rental Platform

Overview:

Outdoorsy is one of the more unique options on this list. Rather than hiring a camper from a rental company, you’ll be hiring it directly from the owner through this platform.

There are campervan listings all over Ireland (with quite a few in and around Dublin), and some owners also offer delivery, so they will deliver the vehicle to you - within reason of course! 

Another bonus of choosing Outdoorsy is that they have a 24/7 customer service team on hand to help with any issues, and you’ll have insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance included.

The platform is super easy to use as well. All you need to do is search through Outdoorsy until you find a rental that catches your eye. From there, you can send the host a booking request and ask any questions that you may have.

Vehicles on offer:

The benefit of choosing Outdoorsy is the sheer amount of vehicles available.

Whether you’re after a Volkswagen Transporter, Mercedes Sprinter, or a Fiat Ducato (motorhome), there’s something for everyone!

This 2024 Volkswagen T6 Transporter is just one of the options. It seats and sleeps 4 people, is pet-friendly, and is an automatic vehicle. The owner also offers delivery. 

Alternatively, you can opt for this 6-berth Peugeot Boxer. Boasting a bathroom, kitchen area, bike rack, and an outside table (with chairs), this motorhome has everything you could need. 

8. Just Go - Best for a Northern Ireland road trip

  • Pick up/drop off location/s - Belfast and Dublin 
  • Price range - $$-$$$
  • Best suited for - Everyone
  • Availability - Check here
JustGo motorhome hire Ireland

Overview:

Previously, you would need to collect your van in the UK and incorporate Ireland as a part of a larger road trip, but now this rental company has depots in Belfast and Dublin.

With over 250 vehicles across the United Kingdom (and plenty of these in Ireland as well), Just Go is a popular choice when renting a motorhome in the Emerald Isle.

They’ve been around since 2003 and rent to more than 12,000 people every year!

More impressively, they update their fleet every single year, a grand feat that few other campervan rental firms can attest to. Certainly none of the big ones anyway!

Vehicles on offer:

They offer 2, 4, 5 and 6-berth motorhomes.

This makes them a great choice no matter what sort of traveller you are and who you’re travelling with.

But no matter which one you opt for, they all come with built-in TV and satellite systems. This means you can relax in front of the telly each evening after a long day of exploring.

Or at least have some way to entertain the kids if you get stuck in Ireland’s notoriously unpredictable wet and rainy weather.

They also offer a “Mystery” rental option, which could see you landing a great deal on a 2 or 4-berth motorhome.

9. Bunk Campers - Offers a fantastic rental package 

  • Pick up/drop off location/s - Belfast and Dublin
  • Price range - $$-$$$
  • Best suited for -  All types of traveller
  • Availability - Check here
Bunk campervans Ireland

Overview:

As one of the largest private campervan hire firms in the UK and Ireland, these guys are a safe bet no matter which sort of camper you’re looking to hire.

Bunk Campers has been around since 2007, so have built up a trusted reputation as a reliable rental firm.

All vehicles come with the basics you’d need for a holiday to Ireland, but you can also rent extras, such as bedding or towels.

It all depends on how long you plan to visit Ireland, what sorts of things you’ll be getting up to,  and where you’ll be staying.

Their website boasts an array of information on road trip ideas and planning an epic trip to this amazing country. Not to mention, this rental company can be found on GoSee, our favourite platform when it comes to booking campervan and motorhome rentals! 

Vehicles on offer:

Bunk boasts the largest campervan rental fleet in Ireland, offering vans equipped to sleep between 2 and 6 guests.

Their smaller 2-person vans are great for those of you travelling as a couple, looking to get off the beaten track and explore winding streets and countryside. Also perfect if you’re inexperienced with driving larger vehicles.

They also have larger campers that are still only designed to sleep 2 people. Giving you extra indoor space for washing and showering, enjoying a little more luxury than the smaller vehicles can offer.

And of course, they have a host of larger motorhomes too, designed specifically for bigger families or groups of friends.

All of their vans have been custom-built and designed based on Bunk’s requirements. All vehicles are less than 3 years old too, which is great for ensuring reliability when out on the road!

Overall, their vans come equipped with everything you could possibly need, from a firm with more than a decade's worth of experience renting campervans in Ireland.

10. Indie Campers - Best for one-way deals

  • Pick up/drop off location/s - Dublin
  • Price range - $-$$$
  • Best suited for - Everyone! 
  • Availability - Check here
Indie Campers Rental Company

Overview:

Finally, we have Indie Campers. This popular rental company is located all over the world, ranging from New Zealand to the United States, and they have a great reputation. 

They also have over 70 locations in Europe, one of these being the capital city of Dublin.

With Indie Campers, you can enjoy flexible cancellation, one-way rentals, and 24/7 customer service (through their live chat).

Another reason to check out Indie Campers is their variety of fantastic one-way deals. On their website, you can find specific journeys which need to be made in their campers, where you can get a rental starting from £9 per night. 

Vehicles on offer:

Indie Campers are unique in the fact that they rent out privately and professionally-owned campervans as well as their own. This means you’ll have plenty of vehicles to choose from!

Whether you’re after a small campervan or you’d prefer a large motorhome, there’s something for everyone.

The Nomad is a fantastic option. This Fiat Ducato seats and sleeps 4 people, and features plenty of amenities including a bathroom with WC and shower, interior dining table, kitchen with stove, and an 80L fridge. 

Another popular model is the Atlas 5 Auto. This motorhome seats and sleeps 5 and is a great choice for small groups or couples who are after more space.

Ireland campervan/motorhome hire FAQ

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How much is it to rent a campervan in Ireland?

Prices vary depending on which rental firm you go with. But as a rough rule of thumb, expect to pay anywhere in excess of €110 per day for a standard 4-berth camper. 

Some firms are cheaper if you hire a smaller 2-berth van. But for larger 6-berth motorhomes, prices in peak months are €200+.

Is wild camping legal in Ireland?

It sure is! As long as you follow some common sense principles, you can wild camp for free in almost any part of Ireland. 

For more information, check out our guide on the best wild camping spots in Ireland.

How old do you need to be to rent a campervan in Ireland?

It all depends on the rental firm you opt for. But for insurance purposes, many do require you to be 25 years or older. Some will rent to you if you’re younger, but you may need to pay extra.

How much are deposits for campervan rentals in Ireland?

Expect to pay anywhere from €300 and up for a deposit on your campervan or motorhome rental in Ireland. Some are less and some are more, it depends on which type of vehicle you hire.

What licence do you need to drive a campervan in Ireland?

If you’re coming from the United Kingdom or EU, then you should be fine hiring a campervan in Ireland on your standard home licence. 

If you’re coming from further abroad, then check local licence requirements as you may need some sort of International Driving Permit. Your chosen rental firm can help with this.

Planning your Ireland road trip adventure

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One of our favourite wild camping spots

Once you’ve chosen and booked your ideal campervan hire for Ireland, it’s time to start planning your adventure!

We’ve put together a whole host of other useful guides for exactly this, and here are a few to help get you started…

If you have any other questions about renting a campervan in Ireland, just drop a comment below.

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