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Glenmalure - Co Wicklow YHA

Ballyboy, Glenmalure., Wicklow, A67A265, Ireland

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Back to basics and back to nature!

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Glenmalure. Hostel

Hostel Glenmalure.

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

At the top of this beautiful valley is an intimate mountain hut with a country cottage feel. It is 6km up the valley on a track from Drumgoff Bridge. The river provides clean, fresh water for cooking, washing and good brown trout for dinner.

The hostel is gas-lit and, while it does not provide modern conveniences, it does provide peace, quiet and a warm friendly atmosphere. Walking possibilities abound. History: In 1798, the Battle of Glenmalure was fought in the valley where the Mountain Hut is now located.

While the playwright, JM Synge owned this estate, he wrote the play "Shadow of the Glen" which was set in the house. Maud Gonne McBride, who inspired many of WB Yeats poems, owned the house and had many soirees there. Her daughter, Iseult, lived there after her marriage. Ownership then passed to Kathleen Lynn who donated it to An Óige.


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.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • 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




  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - 1 to 2km
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Jun to 31 Aug

From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +353-1-8304555

Fax. +353-1-8305808



it has been difficult to find the hostel beause of no signs we 've got lost


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Mon 23 Sep 2019

Sehr abgelegen und ohne Strom und Internet, aber gerade das macht den Reiz aus! Sehr nettes Personal!


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Mon 09 Sep 2019

Un bon moment dans un lieu hors du temps. Vrai retour au source


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Mon 02 Sep 2019

We had an amazing experience that we'll never forget. Friendly atmosphere, thanks to Hans and George who shared with us tales, food, several cups of tea! Everything was so human, warm, like time had stopped years ago. I only have one suggestion: guides, and even the national park information center don't have clear ideas of where the hostel is located, I think it'd be necessary to put more indications in Glenmalure, to help guests, especially those who come by walking, to reach the hostel.


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Sat 29 Aug 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

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