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Black Valley - Co Kerry YHA

Near Beaufort, Gap of Dunloe, Ireland

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Overall Rating 72%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 67%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 73%
Security 67%
Service 67%
Comfort 73%
Green rating 80%

Black Valley, it is said, got its name from the fact that it was one of the last places in Ireland to get electricity.

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Gap of Dunloe Hostel

Hostel Gap of Dunloe

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The Black Valley Hostel is located 1km on the south side of the world renowned Gap of Dunloe and 3km from Lord Brandon's Cottage at the Upper Lake of Killarney where you can arrive by boat from Ross Castle in Killarney.

This modern Kerry hostel features a TV room and self-catering kitchen. A shop is located on the back of the hostel where you can buy your supplies. Sheet hire is extra at €2.00 per sheet and is payable on arrival at the hostel.The manager can give you information on walking routes in the area.

The highest mountains in Ireland, the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, the Beara Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry are all within easily reach of this idyllic spot.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • 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

  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 10/03/2017 to 29/09/2017

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

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +353-64-34712

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Muckross House and Gardens (2 to 3km)
  • Gap of Dunloe (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Nous n'avons jamais trouvé l'auberge, nous avons roulé beaucoup emprunté la route de Black Valley ainsi que toutes celles aux alentours, nous n'avons jamais vu l'auberge ni d'indications pour la trouver !


Avatar for Ka


Thu 30 Jun 2016

Jugendherberge im Black Valley ist etwas abgelegen, aber dafür in toller Gegend und sehr ruhig. Leute waren super nett, Selbstversorgerküche gut eingerichtet. Wir waren zu dritt unterwegs und haben sogar ein eigenes Zimmer für uns bekommen. in den Zimmern fehlte aber leider eine Möglichkeit seine Wertsachen wegschließen zu können. Wie schon erwähnt, hat uns das jetzt nicht betroffen, wenns aber voller gewesen wäre....Aber insgesamt ein toller Aufenthalt, wir würden jederzeit wieder hingehen.


Avatar for Klaus


Thu 08 Oct 2015

Albergue situado en un enclave fantástico para realizar senderismo. Amplio, cómodo , con todo lo necesario, bueno, sería aconsejable poner colgadores para la ropa ( abrigos, toallas,....) tanto en los dormitorios como en los baños.


Avatar for EVA


Fri 25 Jul 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (2 to 3km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The nearest bus stop is Beaufort Bridge 8 miles from the hostel
Road/Car: Take the Killarney - Kenmare Rd (also known as the Ring of Kerry) and follow the signs for the Black Valley after Moll's Gap.
Killarney train station is 21km from the hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Walking / Hiking

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