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Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel

Ballinafad, (Near Recess), Connemara, Ireland

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Overall Rating 86%

From 10 Reviews

Hostel rating (10)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 82%
Location 90%
Security 82%
Service 90%
Comfort 73%
Green rating 93%

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

  • Dorm
    From €16.50
  • Private
    From €41.00
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




  • 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 01/06/2016 to 31/08/2016

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



Excellent accueil. Sam tient la boutique avec bonne humeur. Très bonne ambiance. La meilleure auberge de jeunesse de notre voyage de deux semyen Irlande.


Avatar for Emmanuel


Thu 21 Jul 2016

Wir waren von der fantastischen Lage und der Aussicht beeindruckt und haben die entspannte Atmosphäre sehr genossen. Sehr schön war auch die große und moderne Küche. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt, was auch am sehr freundlichen und aufmerksamen Service der Herbergsleitung lag.


Avatar for Christa


Mon 18 Jul 2016

What makes this hostel truly special is its fantastic location and Sam, who runs the hostel. She is so dedicated to the guests, extremely helpful and makes everybody feel special. what is needed is a comfortable and warm lounge, the lounge at Ben Lettery is cold and draughty, the fireplace doesnt work, the stone floor is very cold and the furniture doesnt add to the comfort. This lounge deserves updating and would make the hostel so much more comfortable and attractive.


Avatar for Maria


Mon 18 Jul 2016

C'est une auberge de jeunesse ancienne gérée par Stephanie Dick ("Sam") qui s'investit avec courage dans les travaux de rénovation. Il y a beaucoup à faire sur les fenêtres pour une meilleure étanchéité (à cause des "midges" ou "mouches noires" qui piquent). Personnes allergiques s'abstenir. Dans la cuisine beaucoup de matériel est en mauvais état (poêles, casseroles, bouilloires). Dommage car c'est une auberge bien placée pour visiter le Connemara.


Avatar for Jerome


Sat 11 Jun 2016

Jugenherbergsmitarbeiterin war sehr nett, konnte auch deutsch. Hat uns einige Tipps für Ausflüge gegeben. Tolle, moderne Selbstversorgerküche. Wir waren zu dritt unterwegs und hatte ein Zimmer für uns, konnten uns also auch jederzeit zurückziehen. Hostel liegt etwas abseits der Strasse, ein Hinweisschild an der Strasse wäre hilfreich, wir sind dreimal vorbeigefahren, weil wir es zu spät erkannt haben.


Avatar for Klaus


Thu 08 Oct 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • 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

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