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Dun Chaoin , Co Kerry YHA

Dunquin, Ballyferriter, Tralee, Ireland

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Overall Rating 92%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 94%
Security 94%
Service 94%
Comfort 77%
Green rating 100%

Dún Chaoin is in Ireland's South West in the beautiful “Kingdom of Kerry”.

  • Dorm
    From €16.50
  • Private
    From €42.00
10 or more people?

Tralee Hostel

Hostel Tralee

Welcome to our hostel

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.


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 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • 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.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Laundry Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01/03/2016 to 31/10/2016

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +353-66-9156121

Fax. +353-66-9156355

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Gaeltacht area (At or next to the hostel)
  • The Blasket Centre (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Sehr nette Vermieterin, die einem immer weiterhilft. Grandiose Landschaft.


Avatar for Nicole


Fri 28 Aug 2015

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!


Avatar for Brigitte


Thu 23 Jul 2015

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


Avatar for arthur


Sat 18 Jul 2015

Superbe, Dun Chaoin, je recommande cet endroit


Avatar for Pierre


Mon 25 Aug 2014

The staff was very friendly. Our room and bathroom, as well as the self-catering kitchen, were quite spacious and very clean. From the dining room and from our room, you could see the shore. The area is very quiet and there is a lot of beautiful nature around.


Avatar for Annemarie


Sun 24 Aug 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Kerry Airport. approx 1.5 hour drive from hostel
Bus service from airport. Limited bus service from Tralee to Dingle and then from Dingle to Dun Chaoin. 
From Tralee follow the signs to Dingle (N86). Follow the road from Dingle to Dun Chaoin by Slea Head or Ballyferriter. The hostel is located 5miles/8km from Ballyferriter. From Dingle to Dun Chaoin via Slea Head will take you approx 45 minutes drive (this is the most scenic drive but also the most dangerous with very narrow roads). From Dingle via Ballyferriter will take you approx 30 minutes drive which will bring you along much wider and safer roads. If driving at night time and you are not familiar with the area we would suggest you take the Ballyferriter route. The hostel is located at the very top of the main road just before you turn off for Dun Chaoin. Free car parking for guests at Dunquin Hostel
Tralee (64km) - approx 1 Hour Drive

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