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
  • Eco-tourism
  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing

Green rating



Weit weg von so ziemlich allem außer Schafen, aber an sich eine sehr schöne JH mit einer sehr familiären Atmosphäre Lebensmittelladen: 7km Fjord-Bootsfahrt: 4km Schafsmuseum (inkl selber Wolle kämmen und spinnen): 7km Fahrradverlei: 1km (evtl auch in der JH selber, hab ich nicht gemacht) Wanderweg: 1,5km Badestrand: ca 15-20 km (war nicht dort)


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Fri 03 Oct 2014

Hostel was nice but our room was very drafty and taking shower was quite difficult because of varying water temperature. Hostel is also quite far from everything, but it didn't bother us 'cause we anyway were by car.


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Mon 08 Sep 2014

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Connemara National Park, ocean views, the Fjord, Kylemore Abbey

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Wed 21 May 2014

Budget meal tip

The Bard's Den in Letterfrack was reasonable. Great kitchen/guest fridge and dining facilities at the hostel and the distances to towns makes it best to buy food and eat in if you're backpacking.

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Sun 31 Aug 2014