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Connemara - The Connemara Hostel

Leenane, Connemara, Ireland

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Overall Rating 88%

From 9 Reviews

Hostel rating (9)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 82%
Location 91%
Security 88%
Service 89%
Comfort 83%
Green rating 86%

The Connemara Hostel is spectacularly situated in the heart of Connemara overlooking the Killary – Ireland’s only fjord.

  • Dorm
    From €19.00
  • Private
    From €39.00
10 or more people?

Welcome to our hostel

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.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • 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.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - Deposit Required
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 04/03/2016 to 01/11/2016

From 08:00 to 23:00
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 00353(0)95 42929

Fax. 00353(0)9542930

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Kylemore Abbey (5 to 10km)
  • Killary Fjord (At or next to the hostel)
  • Connemara National Park (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Nachdem wir erst am Abend im Dunkeln angereist sind (war schwierig zu finden) waren wir von der Lage und der Freundlichkeit der Leitung überwältigt. Man sollte mindestens 1-2 Wochen für dieses Hostel Zeit haben..., stellten wir fest, nachdem wir wie geplant nur eine Nacht bleiben konnten. Traumhafte Lage. Unser Geheim-Tip!!!


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Fri 25 Mar 2016

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 ?


Avatar for ALAIN


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.


Avatar for Bill


Wed 26 Aug 2015

Ausstattung der Members Kitchen mittelmäßig, Gestaltung der Arbeitsflächen untauglich.


Avatar for Alexander


Tue 11 Aug 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (3 to 5km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (3 to 5km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (5 to 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Jump On – Jump Off with Galway Tour Company
Car-park in front of Sleepzone Connemara
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking / Hiking

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