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Connemara - The Connemara Hostel

Leenane, Connemara, Ireland

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Overall Rating 92%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 93%
Security 93%
Service 95%
Comfort 78%
Green rating 90%

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

  • Dorm
    From $21.34
  • Private
    From $43.80
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Connemara Hostel

Hostel Connemara

Hostelling International

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.


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 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • 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

  • 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 Mar to 01 Nov

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



Belle auberge, conviviale et bien équipée, idéale pour une famille




Sat 03 Sep 2016

Bien que j aimais toutes les AJ d Irlande, je prefere celle la: personnel super sympa, belle position au dessus d un fjord, chambre familiale (no 7) avec SdB digne d une chambre d hotel. Calme. Parties communes (cuisine, séjour) pourraient etre un peu plus grandes, c était un peu bondé aux heures de pointe, mais c est vrai, que AJ était complete pendant notre séjour. Many thanks to al staff.


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Mon 22 Aug 2016

Un panneau indicateur sur la route principale - dans les 2 sens - permettrait de trouver plus facilement l'auberge


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Tue 21 Jun 2016

Les chambres sont confortables. Les espaces communs sont spacieux et agréables, notamment la salle à manger. La cuisine est bien équipée avec un matériel en bon état. L'eau du robinet n'est pas potable, mais de l'eau en bouteille est fournie. Une bonne base pour visiter le parc national du Connemara.


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Sat 11 Jun 2016

The staff were fabulous but the hostel lost it's water supply in the early morning, and did not get it back until evening, and even then water needed to be conserved. I got the sense that this is an issue that has happened before. Even if the local water authority is for blame, I believe an investment in a water storage tank and perhaps a treatment system to make the water routinely drinkable is necessary.


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Fri 03 Jun 2016


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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