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Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel

Ballinafad, (Near Recess), Connemara, Galway, Ireland

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Overall Rating 88%

From 10 Reviews

Hostel rating (10)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 89%
Security 93%
Service 87%
Comfort 75%
Green rating 93%

This rural Galway Youth Hostel is in the most beautiful area in the heart of Connemara!

  • Dorm
    From $18.46
  • Private
    From $45.88
10 or more people?

Connemara Hostel

Hostel Connemara

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This friendly hostel is situated among beautiful scenery with panoramic views of the Connemara mountains and Ballynahinch lake.

This is a wonderful area for hill walking, cycling and fishing. Nearby are the scenic villages of Recess, Roundstone and popular Clifden. The Arran Islands and Inishbofin, the Island of legend and folklore can also be visited from nearby.

This traditional hostel is oozing with character. You'll find a big self catering kitchen, a spacious dining room and a homely common room with turf fire and beautiful views.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 22:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Jun to 31 Aug

From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +353-868493712

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Aughnanure Castle (More than 10km)
  • Athenry Castle (More than 10km)
  • Connemara National Park (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Auberge située dans un environnement magnifique. Sam, qui gère cet hôtel, est très accueillante, énergique, pleine de ressources, très attentive aux bonnes pratiques environnementales, pleine de bonnes idées pour améliorer l'hôtel (poêle dans le salon ...). Cela décuplerait l'attractivité de cette auberge qui attire déjà beaucoup de monde. Pour la garder, la direction des auberges de jeunesse irlandaise devrait se démener pour régler l'imbroglio administratif dans lequel elle se trouve.


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Tue 20 Jun 2017

Les animaux: génial !!! Sam: super. Améliorer? Le parc pour véhicules deux roues Un sas à l'entrée pour protéger ce petit nid ...


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Mon 19 Jun 2017

The place is lovely and well located. The host is very nice as well and friendly.


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Sat 17 Jun 2017

Warm welcome, nice place in the middle of the nature.


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Tue 06 Sep 2016

c'est pas récent, des sanitaires collectifs fatigués, loin de tout.... et cher par rapport aux auberges alentours




Sat 03 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus: Bus Eireann: Galway - Clifden service passes by the youth hostel alight at the gate. Michael Nee Coaches 095 34682 – drop off directly at hostel.
Road/Car: Follow the signs for Clifden (N59). Pass through Recess and the youth hostel is on the right hand side approximately 8km further on.
Rail: Galway 64km
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Walking / Hiking

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