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

Green rating

87%

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

The Dunkin pier is a must and you can walk there from the hostel.

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Fabienne,

Tue 10 Sep 2013

Nightlife & entertainment tip

In ca. 600m Entfernung liegt ein kleiner Pub.

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Detlef,

Thu 18 Jul 2013