Situated in a national park, Glendalough International Youth Hostel is a comfortable accommodation for travellers exploring County Wicklow.

The hostel offers private, family and dormitory rooms, all of which are ensuite. It also has a self-catering kitchen, meeting and common rooms, car and bicycle park, luggage storage, Internet access as well as BBQ available in the backyard garden where you can relax after spending a day full of adventure.

Glendalough is renowned as the site of a medieval monastic settlement. Today, it is a wonderful destination not only for history enthusiasts, but also for travellers interested in outdoor activities, such as fishing, rock climbing and pony trekking. Additionally, Glendalough is one of the locations of the Wicklow Way walking route.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Relaxing
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating



A lovely quiet hostel with fantastic staff and managemet. Highly recommend staying here if you are a hiker or runner.


Avatar for Sheila


Wed 31 Dec 2014

The second night 11 Sept was very noisy until 12:30 pm as a girls school was staying and were very poorly controlled by the school staff. The school should be put on notice about it. The girls took over the place - lounge was not available for other guests - and were noisy all evening running and talking up and down the halls and stairs and opening and closing off doors. This is the noisiest night ever experienced in a hostel anywhere!!! No towels were provided with private ensuite room.


Avatar for Trevor


Tue 30 Sep 2014