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Connemara - The Connemara Hostel

Leenane, Connemara, Ireland

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Overall Rating 87%

From 11 Reviews

Hostel rating (11)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 90%
Security 87%
Service 89%
Comfort 81%
Green rating 84%

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?

Connemara Hostel

Hostel Connemara

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



Très bonne auberge de jeunesse pour ceux qui souhaitent randonner dans le Connemara. Equipe accueillante, chambre propre, petit déjeuner simple avec des tartines et boissons chaudes à volonté, et pièces communes conviviales avec vue sur le Killary Harbour. Seule faiblesse peut-être, qui constitue aussi le charme du lieu, sa situation géographique assez reculée des villes environnantes. Sans voiture, il vous sera difficile de sortir boire un bière ou manger dehors.


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Mon 23 May 2016

This was by far our favorite hostel in Ireland and we stayed at 6 total throughout our 2 week trip around the country. The location right by Leenane is perfect. Ultimately the hostel was clean, safe, comfortable, and friendly. There were wonderful sitting rooms that were candle lit at night, making for a cozy evening. The host was very nice and well educated about Ireland. We will definitely stay here again!


Avatar for Josie


Wed 18 May 2016

Insgesamt gut. Sehr negativ aber die Feuchtigkeit in den Räumen mit starker Schimmelbildung


Avatar for Lothar


Fri 06 May 2016

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!!!


Avatar for Claus


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


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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