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
  • Sightseeing
  • Eco-tourism
  • Relaxing

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Es hat uns sehr gut im Hostel Dunquin gefallen. Allerdings hat es viel geregnet und der Sturm war so stark, dass es in unserem Zimmer sehr gezogen hat. Die Herbergsmutter ist eine sehr sehr nette Frau und sie hält die Jugendherberge zusammen mit ihrem Mann super in Schuss, kaum eine andere Jugendherberge in Irland war so sauber!


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Thu 23 Jul 2015

good stay , far from everything ......


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Sat 18 Jul 2015