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Connemara - The Connemara Hostel

Leenane, Connemara, Ireland

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

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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

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

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 not 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
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open from 04 Mar to 03 Nov

From 08:30 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 22:30
From 08:30 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 22:30

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



Bel accueil. Ambiance ultra avec feu de cheminée, chandelles! Merci, merci au gérant pour son accueil ! Le matin, petit pot de beurre et confiture, café et pain frais!


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Thu 26 Sep 2019

Wenn man wie Ich mit dem Bus unterwegs ist, ist die Anbindung mit einem Bus am Tag doch sehr ungünstig, vor allem wenn man einen totalen Regentag erwischt, so wie ich! Ansonsten ist das WLAN kaum zu gebrauchen, vor allem wenn Jugendliche am PC spielen, das müsste man anders regeln!


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Sat 24 Aug 2019

Familie mit zwei Kindern 15 und 11 Jahre alt. Sehr freundliches Personal. Tolle gemütliche Atmosphäre in den Gemeinschafträumen (TV-Raum mit offenem Kamin). Bettzeug ist inklusive – die Betten sind bezogen. Handtücher können bei Bedarf kostenlos ausgeliehen werden. Das Frühstück ist inklusive und besteht aus Tee, Kaffee, Kakao, Toast, Marmelade und Müsli. Der nächste Ort ist ca. 6km entfernt.


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Thu 22 Aug 2019


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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