The Connemara Hostel is an ideal base for outdoors enthusiasts, backpackers, families or anyone just looking to relax in breath-taking landscape of Connemara. Overlooking The Killary, Ireland's only fjord, and surrounded by the peaks of The Twelve Bens, Maumturk and Mweelrea mountains in the centre of Connemara, it is one of the most spectacularly situated hostels.

The hostel offers a range of accommodation in private and dormitory rooms, free Wi-Fi & Internet access, bureau de change, tourist information as well as a residents' wine bar, self-catering kitchen and its own tennis court.

It is situated right next door to the Killary Adventure Company, so a range of adventure activities and outdoor pursuits are literally available on its doorstep. It's also a great base for some of Connemara's most fantastic walks and hikes: scuba diving, fishing and beaches are all nearby, and bike rental is also available.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sports & Activities
  • Sightseeing

Green rating



Magnifique situation dans le fjord de Killary. Cuisine commune bien équipée, bar et lounge séparés. Excellent accueil. Cidre et vin en vente au bar mais en Irlande, jamais de bière dans les AJ, pourquoi ?


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Sat 19 Sep 2015

kitchen way too small/ ill-equipped for number of people using it. Only one sink in operation, water ban meant no tap water to clean dishes, vegetables etc. Private room had mould on walls and leaks in the ensuite bathroom. The hostel was very noisy, therefore not a good match for older folks like ourselves. Youngsters all over the place, behaving as youngsters normally do. Visitors seemed to be mostly large groups of teens, so, more of a party atmosphere - if you like that kind of party.


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Wed 26 Aug 2015

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Attraction tip

Ne pas manquer kylemore abbey Tom - visit of farm with ship dog demo - excellent

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Wed 29 Jul 2015