This Dingle Youth Hostel is located in the Gaeltacht area and is the most westerly Youth Hostel in Europe. Set in rural County Kerry, the hostel is surrounded by mountains, such as Brandon Mountain, just 17km away. The coastline is only a five minute drive away and features rugged cliffs, including The Slea Head Cliffs.

The Dun Chaoin features a comfortable common room and offers a variety of room types. In the mornings, the hostel serves light continental breakfast. The hostel also offers a self-catering kitchen and a dining room, overlooking the Blasket Islands. Packed lunches are available for groups, with prior request.

Ideal for whale and dolphin watching, the area is also home to a huge population of seals. The small town of Dingle offers a seal sanctuary, just 15 minutes’ drive away. Further outdoor pursuits include golfing, hill walking, and cycling.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Eco-tourism

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Where next?

Courir sur les montagnes, courir sur les cotes, se baigner

Avatar for Pierre


Mon 25 Aug 2014

Attraction tip

There is a lovely and rather interesting museum about the population of a nearby island and the Gealic language. The cafeteria serves delicious food. You can also take a walk along the cliffs. To watch the sunset, make a 5-10 minute walk uphills.

Avatar for Annemarie


Sun 24 Aug 2014